Recently read: All the Light We Cannot See

Recently read: All the Light We Cannot See

“Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.”

― Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

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By the time I was halfway through Jasmine, I couldn’t put it down and did my usual binge to the end. April McGowan tackles tough topics in her debut novel–sexual abuse, homelessness, and going home again–with grace and truth. The page-turner is packed with believable characters, Oregon settings, and a realistic hope that sustains the story. I highly recommend Jasmine. I met April several years ago at an Oregon Christian Writers’ conference and became a fan of her writing immediately. I’m celebrating, along with so many others, the publication of Jasmine. Way to go,...

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I just finished On the Threshold by Sherrie Ashcraft and Christina Berry Tarabochia. By halfway through I couldn’t put it down. Great characters! Great suspense! And great writing! The novel follows three characters–Suzanne, a woman holding onto a painful past; her daughter Beth, happily married with a baby on the way; and Tony, a police officer whose life touches the mother-daughter duo when tragedy strikes. Grief, forgiveness, and second chances are all explored in this well-crafted story. Other pluses,  1. publishing On the Threshold is a dream-come-true for this mother-daughter writing team. 2. Sherrie and Christina are friends of mine through Oregon Christian Writers (a side note, Sherrie’s mom and my mom were friends way back when–I...

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I’ve loved every book I’ve read by Francine Rivers–so I wasn’t surprised that I couldn’t put A Voice in the Wind (the first in The Mark of the Lion Trilogy) down. What did surprise me though was that it took me all these years to read it. I’m pretty sure a friend recommended it years ago, but it wasn’t until a couple of days ago that I consumed the copy my sil loaned me. I read it straight through. The story of Haddassah, a Jewish slave girl, set in the first century is spellbinding and includes a cast of compelling characters, each with a complex thread woven into the story. I can’t wait to read the rest of the...

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