Fiction

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

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

Allegories Worth Reading That Make Me Feel Hopeful and Loved
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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…

When You See Yourself in The Pages of a Book (a review of Halstad House)
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When You See Yourself in The Pages of a Book (a review of Halstad House)

An unopened letter. A childhood friend. A bootlegger “cousin.” It’s 1922 in the town of Emmett, Washington. Fluffy biscuits fresh from the oven to feed to paying boarders. The love of a precocious 4-year-old girl and the friendship of a maiden sister. The white three-story boarding house should be a domestic delight to 24-year-old Grace…

The End.

The End.