Books

An Enthralling Smoky Mountains Split-Time Romance: When Stone Wings Fly
Books

An Enthralling Smoky Mountains Split-Time Romance: When Stone Wings Fly

When Stone Wings Fly by Karen Barnett is an enthralling Smoky Mountains split-time that will tug at your heartstrings! “Her mama’s mountain rose in the distance, the forest clinging to its crumbling slopes in much the same way Rosie held fast to this house–with deep roots.” (When Stone Wings Fly) It’s 1931 and Rosie McCauley…

Animal Friends Leap to Greet You in These Picture Books About the Library
Picture Books

Animal Friends Leap to Greet You in These Picture Books About the Library

Have you ever heard the story of Dewey, the kitten who was dropped in the book return slot at a library in Iowa on a cold winter night? If not, you need to read Dewey the Cat.

Did you know that the majestic marble lions outside a New York Public Library building have names? World-renowned Patience and Fortitude appear in lovely picture books and even a wordless book. 

how an heirloom Christmas Cactus can be a reminder of God’s faithfulness
Fiction

how an heirloom Christmas Cactus can be a reminder of God’s faithfulness

When I got married, my aunt Margie gave me an aloe vera and four cactus starts–two Thanksgiving cactus, a Christmas cactus, and a traditional prickly cactus. The Thanksgiving cactuses were cuttings from a plant that belonged to Mrs. Maysel Lyon, my dad’s and my aunt’s beloved first grade teacher. (We heard many stories about this…

Pembrick’s Creaturepedia: a classification
Books

Pembrick’s Creaturepedia: a classification

Pembrick’s Creaturepedia is found on bookshelves all over Skree. But the original resides on the desk of Andrew Peterson, esquire. It is filled with exceedingly exquisite examples of a half-gobbled artist’s sketchery. Jam-packed with drawings of such creatures as Tail-handed Thwaps, Toothy Cows, Trolls, Ridgerunners, Dagger Fish, and Gunkees, this tome is exceptionally delightful! Ollister B. Pembrick’s Creaturepedia is ridiculously wonderful.

Allegories Worth Reading That Make Me Feel Hopeful and Loved
Books

Allegories Worth Reading That Make Me Feel Hopeful and Loved

When I’m not writing or reading, I’m pondering a plot line, developing a character, dreaming up a new idea, or wondering what happens next in the book I’m reading.   With an allegory, I know what happens next. I know that the Greatest Author of All Time will write the character’s story, redeem their brokenness, and let in the…

Daughters of the King
Books

Daughters of the King

There’s a reason Jesus used parables: sometimes a story makes a lesson more memorable and easier to understand.  “Each person has their own story.” My friend Natasha’s stories have made many truths tangible for me through the years.  Her non-fiction is raw and real and filled with the thread of God’s redemption; her fiction is…

2020 in Books
Books

2020 in Books

At the beginning of 2020, I set my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal for 75 books. I didn’t want to set the bar too high and get discouraged. But I spent much of January with a nasty cold, and made great progress toward my reading goal the first month of the year. The month of April…

The End.

The End.