Author Archives: Challice

Why This New Trend in Christian Fiction Has Me Cautious

It was my first book that I had read by Julie Klassen and she instantly became a favorite. I loved how she took a very difficult subject (pregnant out of wedlock during the Edwardian times) and showed what God has done for those that repent and turn to Him. She brought up some of the issues that I, as a… Read more »

Edge of My Seat Page Turner, Review on Blood Sisters by Jim O’Shea!

Whew! What an emotional roller coaster ride! This psychological thriller by Jim O’Shea, really engaged me once I got into the story. I admit that the first 50-100pages or so, I was ready to give up. It was hard to get into and the characters seemed younger than what they were suppose to be, and the overall writing just seemed… Read more »

Is This Book Perfect For Your Next Summer Read?

So sorry for the delay in my review, readers! “ I was stuck in a meeting which I couldn’t get out of, and the electricity went out of the building and we were trapped on the 38 floor. And the telephone system blew too, amazingly enough.” OK, for reals, I hope you got my little, ‘You’ve Got Mail’ humor there…. Read more »

A Book of Comfort and Instruction, and a Must Read for Our Culture Today

It is hard to separate your experiences from a book you’re reviewing, and yet, isn’t that what pulls us into a good book? Some can relate so well, and others will be educated in something that they have never conceived. Isn’t that the essence of a good book? When I first began reading Providence, I had wasn’t really sure how… Read more »

The Perfect Escape for a Book Worm || Hope Between the Pages Review

“In her beloved books, she knew the ending came with a happily-ever-after, for the most part. At least, in the books she loved best.” There is so many things about this book that I really enjoyed, but probably the biggest one is that there is so many references to many fantastic works of literature within these pages. Pepper Basham even… Read more »

A Clean YA Fantasy That Can be Enjoyed by Young and Old || Review

“Mom, I think I like fantasy,” and with those words, I set out on my own quest, like those found in this particular genre, to find clean fantasy books. One thing I have noticed of late, is the particular influx of darker theme within contemporary YA novels. Going through the shelves at the library or the book store reveals a… Read more »

The Secret is Out With This Latest Read, My Review on The Dressmaker’s Secret

The dressmaker’s secret is a sweet Christian novel about a girl in search for her father, and a woman running away from her Father. The book was slow going at first and page after page was filled with a lot of Christian talk. There were times when I felt like the author needed to give us back story and created… Read more »

Is This Middle Grade Series Just More Twaddle? Sodbuster Reviews

  Growing up I was all about the horse books, who wasn’t? I read the Saddle Horse Club, Winnie the Horse Gentler, and a host of others that I can’t even remember anymore. It seems every generation has it’s horse admirers and it seems only appropriate that there should be more books to be read for the next generation! Ginny… Read more »

After Reading this Book, did I Regret Moving to Indiana?

I actually requested this book mainly because I am a newly planted Hoosier. And this is a Christian suspense novel that takes place in LaPorte, Indiana, 1907. It has ALL the makings of a great book: something I can relate to (location), historical (sign me up!), suspense (can this book get any better?), and takes place on a farm (my… Read more »

Snuffed Out, A Cozy Mystery Book Review

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This book was even better than the first one I read last month! I am really falling in love with this character, Katrina. First, I love how fostering and adoption was weaved into the pages. It is not a main focus point of this cozy mystery but it does play a part in our character development.  Speaking of character development, one… Read more »

The Top 5 things I’ve learned with No Spend Month

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Its the middle of the month. Halfway there. This week started off strong, but one needed purchase began a spiral of events that could have change things for the worst, had I not used the steps outlined in my first post from last week. Monday and Tuesday went great. My son had taken my husband and me out for dinner… Read more »

5 Tips to Set you Up for Success for No-Spend-November

The numbers stared at me. My pen felt frozen in place. My brain kept saying over and over, “I don’t understand!” For the past few months, we really have seen a decrease in our finances and my goal was to not buy anything that we didn’t need. But, I was not as diligent in monitoring that or thinking about each… Read more »

This Legacy of Hope Is Making Me Love Christian Fiction Again

I use to read all the Christian fiction. I would breeze through so many in a year, I can’t even tell you half of the ones I read or re-read. But then they all seemed empty. A prayer thrown in randomly, if you want to call muttering under your breath or a “sorry, Lord.” a prayer. Church attendance, a must… Read more »

Is this a Christian Cozy Mystery Worth Reading?

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This book had me chuckling as softly as I could since I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to finish this book. A lot could be said about that last sentence, but let’s leave that alone for now. This book had all the great elements about cozy Christian read; sweet romance, not too intense mystery, and a… Read more »