Month: February 2021

Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

Her Guilty Secret

Having recently finished reading and reviewing a book essentially about old friendships, I was looking forward to reading another book centered on friendships. However, I didn’t quite know what to expect from Her Guilty Secret. Her Guilty Secret “Let’s play truth or dare, for old times’ sake…” I reluctantly agree, silently praying none of my three oldest friends gets the chance to ask me a truth. There is so much I’ve been keeping from them. Just for this weekend, for our long-awaited college reunion, I want to put all that aside and have some fun. But it wasn’t my secrets I should

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

An Ordinary Life

Amanda Prowse is one of my favourite authors. This is book #13 of hers that I’m reading and she never fails to disappoint. The last book of hers that I read and reviewed here, The Boy Between, a much more personal book she co-authored with her son, Josh. An Ordinary Life From the bestselling author of The Girl in the Corner comes a tale of love, loss—and one last extraordinary dance. Christmas Eve, 2019. Ninety-four-year-old Molly lies in her hospital bed. A stroke and a fall may have broken her body—but her mind is alive with memories. London, 1940s. Molly is a

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

A Wild Legacy

In December I shared my review of The Wild Heart here. That was Book #2 of Celeste De Blasis’ Wild Swan Trilogy. A Wild Legacy is Book #3. I so enjoyed both of these books that I got myself a copy of Book #1 of the trilogy, A Wild Hope . A Wild Legacy Lexy Culhane follows in stunned silence as her father bundles her younger brothers onto the train in a midnight flight away from the only life they have ever known. It seems impossible to her that her gentle, loving mother could have shot a man. Despite the shock,

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

The Dream That Held Us

“The Dream That Held US took me on an exquisite exploration if a love that crosses boundaries of time and culture.”  Angela Barton author of Arlette’s Story, Magnolia House and You’ve Got My Number “Deeply imbued with a certain wistfulness and haunting sense of loss brought out by the end of a glorious summer… Rhiannon Jenkins Tsang’s latest novel is a sensitive and skilful exploration of love, longing, and whether life sometimes relents to give us second chances.” Osama Siddique – author of Snuffing Out the Moon “This book carries a universal message about love and finding your way in

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Books & Book Reviews, Non-Fiction

Centered by Jason Brown

Centred by Jason Brown is a riveting story of a top-earning NFL center and his family who walked away from it all to follow God’s call to alleviate hunger as farmers—a life they knew absolutely nothing about—illustrates the sacrifice and ultimate reward of obedience to our heavenly Father even when it doesn’t make earthly sense. “A remarkable story where family, deep self-reflection, and an unshakable belief in a path predestined by God triumph over fortune and comfort.”—John Harbaugh, head coach of the Baltimore Ravens Centered by Jason Brown NFL lineman Jason Brown had everything in the world. He was the

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

The Girl At The Back Of The Bus

An absolutely riveting and moving book, I’m so glad I chose to read The Girl At The Back Of The Bus and would recommend it to you. The Girl At The Back Of The Bus I watched in awe as Miz Rosa stopped those men on the bus with her clear, calm “no” and I thought about that word. What if I said no? What if I refused to follow the path these White folks wanted for us? What if I kept this precious baby? Montgomery, Alabama, 1955On a cold December evening, Mattie Banks packs a suitcase and leaves her family home.

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