One Realm Beyond by Donita K. Paul, a review

One Realm Beyond by Donita K. Paul, a review

In One Realm Beyond (2014), a YA series opener from Donita K. Paul, Cantor D’Ahma has grown into a young man. He leaves his elderly mentors and sets off to learn how to become a Realm Walker, using the gifts he was born with. His mentors don’t tell him...
How I Became a Spy by Deborah Hopkinson, a review

How I Became a Spy by Deborah Hopkinson, a review

I couldn’t put this book down, and it’s been a while since that happened! How I Became a Spy by Deborah Hopkinson, published in 2019, gives us a gripping middle-grade mystery about World War II. Thirteen-year-old Bertie starts volunteering as a bicycle...

Daughter of Light by Morgan L. Busse, a review

Daughter of Light by Morgan L. Busse Published 2012 by Marcher Lord Press, 464 pages Genre: Christian fantasy/supernatural, suitable for teens and adults Rowen Mar discovers a strange white mark on her hand and loses her soldier father on the same day. Her father was...

Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore, a review

Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore Published 2012 by Thomas Nelson, 311 pages Genre: Young adult supernatural with romance elements, Christian Brielle is crippled by her despair as she blames herself for her best friend’s death. To learn to cope, she returns to her...

Joanie Hileman’s 32 Miracle Stories

Miracles: 32 True Stories by Joanie Hileman Self-published at Amazon Kindle, December 2011, 209 pages Genre: Inspirational nonfiction Joanie Hileman was not a writer, but the Lord kept bugging her to write this book. Finally she did it. She gathered testimonies of...

The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo, a review

The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo Published 2012 by Thomas Nelson, 416 pages Genre: Christian suspense Jagger Baird felt like he was losing his mind¬† in the aftermath of a horrific car accident that took the lives of dear friends. Now he’s taken his family to a...

Replication by Jill Williamson, a review

Replication by Jill Williamson Published December 2011 by Zonderkidz Genre: Christian young adult suspense with sci-fi flavoring Abby Goyer’s not too happy when her scientist father moves her to Alaska from Washington, D.C. He’s secretive about his new...

Deceit by Brandilyn Collins, a review

Deceit by Brandilyn Collins Published 2010 by Zondervan, 320 pages Genre: Christian suspense Joanne Weeks’ best friend Linda vanished six years ago. Linda’s husband remarried, and now the second wife is dead too, ostensibly from a fall down the stairs. The...

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, a review

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand Published 2011 by HarperCollins, 435 pages Genre: Young adult supernatural Clara, 16 years old, learns from her mother that she is 1/4 angel. What?? There’s a verse in Genesis to support the mixing of angel and humankind:¬† “The...