Under the Cover of Light by Carole Engle Avriett: A Book Review

Imagine leaving your wife and children behind for what you think is a 120 day stint in the Vietnam War.  Then, when you finish your 120 days, you’re assigned 60 more days.  When you are less than three weeks away from finishing the 60 day extension, your plane is shot down and you’re captured by […]

My Vicksburg by Ann Rinaldi: A Book Review

This year, the girls and I have read several books about The Underground Railroad, and now we’re learning about the Civil War. This post contains affiliate links. My Vicksburg by Ann Rinaldi was the perfect complement to our studies, and I learned about a piece of Civil War history I had not previously known about. […]

Book Review: The Run Away by Claire Wong {Kregel Book Tour}

Most teenagers feel like running away at some point.  They think their parents are too restrictive or they’re unhappy at home or school.  While most teens feel like this, very few actually run away. In Claire Wong’s new book, The Run Away, Rhiannon lives in a small village.  She’s been raised by her aunt for […]

Book Review: Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E. K. Johnston

I joined the Mom Advice Book Club on Facebook.  If you haven’t read Amy’s blog, she has great book reviews and book suggestions. This post contains affiliate links. Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E. K. Johnston was the book club read for April. I’ll be honest, this was the first book suggestion that was […]

Homeschool Crew Review–Heroes of History: Clara Barton

Cuddle Bug LOVES to be read to.  She would be happy if our homeschool consisted of entirely reading aloud all day long.  For that reason, we’re always on the search for good, educational books, especially about history, which all of my kids love.  We’ve had the chance to review YWAM Publishing before, but those times […]

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah: A Book Review

This book contains affiliate links. I didn’t know much about Trevor Noah’s book, Born a Crime, when I reserved it from the library.  What I did know was that the book was extremely in demand; I had to wait two months to get it.  Currently there are 92 people on the wait list for the […]

Too Deep for Words by Andrea Boeshaar {Kregel Book Tour}

Imagine that you live in the South.  The Civil War is ravaging your land, and your mother and sister have died, leaving you alone with one other sister.  This is the premise of Andrea Boeshaar’s book, Too Deep for Words. One of the sisters, Carrie Ann, marries a Northern soldier, Peyton Collier.  Soon after they […]

Local Poet by Paul Trembling: A Book Review {Kregel Blog Tour}

I enjoy reading suspense and mystery books, but oddly I don’t read them often enough. So I was delighted when I started reading Local Poet by Paul Trembling.  This story takes place in England and tells the story of Rob Seaton, a delivery driver whose life is changed forever when, on a rainy day, Laney […]

Alabaster by Chris Aslan: A Book Review {Kregel Blog Tour}

What was like for women in the time of Jesus?  What could a woman do if her parents died?  If her husband mistreated her?  What options were available? This post contains affiliate links. Alabaster by Chris Aslan explores all of these situations.  The story centers around two sisters, Mariam and Marta, and their brother, Eleazar. […]

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman: A Book Review

One of my and my husband’s favorite movies is  About Schmidt starring Jack Nicholson.   He’s an old curmudgeon whose wife has recently passed away, and though he won’t admit it, he’s lost without her.  Throughout the movie, he’s trying to make sense of his life now that’s she’s gone. This post contains affiliate links. […]