All Things Reconsidered by Knox McCoy | Book Review

Popular podcaster and author Knox McCoy offers readers a unique blend of humor, Bible stories, pop culture references, and personal stories that show how asking tough questions and approaching life with a willingness to reconsider ideas can allow them to grow in their faith. What would it mean to really examine what you think you know…

Renegade’s Pride

Ely Cahill is adamant he’s been abducted by aliens some decades ago, and now they are tracking his every move. His daughter, Lillie, says she saw a bear behind her business but it might just be her ex, Trask, returning to clear his name. Her brother, the sheriff, has arrested their father, again. And that’s just the beginning of…

The Roanoke Girls

Remember that crazy country and western song, I’m my own grandpa…? The lyrics offered a comedic look at the family dynamics created when a man marries an older woman, who also happens to be the mother of his father’s young wife. By ignoring the “step” prefixes, the singer realizes that since he is step father to his father’s…

Best Laid Plans| Book Giveaway

A few months ago, I reviewed a great novel called Wallflower Blooming (click to read my review). Wallflower Blooming was a charming little novel about Gwen, a young woman with political aspirations, who enlists her cousin, Val, to help run her campaign to make her the youngest mayor in the Cambria region of Colorado. During…

Human Acts

On May 18, 1980, university students in Gwangju, South Korea began a protest against the new Chun Doo-hwan government, accusing the leader of having staged a coup, and registering their disapproval of his tactics. In response, the government declared Martial Law and soldiers opened fire on crowds of students as well as on the civilians who came…

Own It

Remember the professional clothes that women wore to work in the 1980s? They were tailored suits with shoulder pads that made them look like they were heading for a career in the NFL. That was just one of the many attempts us women have made to disguise our femininity so we could be seen as part…

Unburnable

Unburnable is a multigenerational story that is a play on one of the curses in the Bible: the sins of the father will be visited onto the children unto the third and fourth generation. In this story, the sins of the mother is visited onto her daughter’s daughter.  The mother is Matilda, the dark skinned…

Sisters One, Two, Three

What The Book Is About Ginger is one of four siblings but as an adult, she has lost track of one sibling and another has died. Although she keeps these lost relationships mostly secret, the memories have been keeping her hostage and negatively impacting the way she relates to her husband and her own teenage daughter….

The Other Einstein

What The Book Is About In the late 1890’s, Albert Einstein was just a student meeting starting a college romance with the woman who would become his first wife. This future wife, Mileva is one of the few women in his college physics classes in a pre-World War Nazi-sympathizing European environment which means that Mileva must be extremely intelligent to…

Autumn In Oxford

Autumn in Oxford A novel by Alex Rosenberg   What It’s About Tom, a Pulitzer-prize winning historian, escapes the Cold War to teach at Oxford. There he meets and falls in love with Liz, a beautiful married woman. When Liz’s husband is killed, Tom becomes the prime suspect for murder. What I Liked I enjoyed the…

Now That It’s You

Book Review  Title: Now That It’s You Author: Tawna Fenske Genre: Contemplotary Romance, Fiction What it’s about As a thirty-something who ditches her fiancé at the altar and feels so guilty that she doesn’t see him for two years, Meg is completely believable. Its taken her two years to pay for the wedding that didn’t…

Does It Matter Who Moved The Cheese?

The cheese is gone! Does it really matter who moved it? Or where it’s been moved to? “Who moved my cheese?” I ask. Why do I think the cheese belonged to me? The only thing that matters is that the cheese is gone and since I wasn’t the one who put it there in the first…