Inspirational Fiction

C+
The Librarian of Boone's Hollow

The publisher of The Librarian of Boone's Hollow classifies this book as a romance, but I don't agree with this choice. Although love does develop between two of the characters, the dominant story follows the struggles, dreams, and choices of three people living during the Great Depression, as well ...

C
The Fifth Avenue Story Society

When I read the blurb for The Fifth Avenue Story Society, it appealed to me. The idea of strangers mysteriously brought together, people finding second chances in life, and perhaps some romance along the way all caught my eye. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a bit of a clunker. It has its moments ...

B+
The Bright Unknown

One of the last passages in the The Bright Unknown is “A lot of bad had to happen for us to have all the good in our lives.” One thing I can definitely attest to is that a lot of bad happens in this story. Whether that was truly necessary in order for any good to occur - and whether the story ne ...

C
Home All Along

Based on the cover copy of Home All Along, I was looking forward to an emotional read about two people separated by culture and religion, and the obstacles they overcome to find their happily-ever-after. Sadly though, I was disappointed in the novel’s execution; the author assumes familiarity with ...

B
His Guilt

His Guilt is the second book in the author’s Amish of Hart County series and, having enjoyed the first book, Her Secret, I looked forward to discovering in which direction Ms. Gray would take the series. We revisit Hart County, Kentucky, but move to Horse Cave, a town near Munfordville with a new ...

B
Her Secret

I’ve not read anything by Shelley Shepard Gray before, but Her Secret, the first novel in her new series, illustrates why she’s a popular Christian writer. Her style is smooth and readable, her characters are easy to know, and her stories center on realistic daily life. This is an engaging Amish ...

D
Waves of Mercy

A Woman’s Place was the first book by Lynn Austin I ever read and I was thoroughly impressed. Set during WWII and dealing with the whole idea of a woman’s proper place in the world, the book becameto me the essence of what a great Inspirational novel should be. In fact, I loved it so much it mad ...

B
Gunpowder Tea

When Allan Pinkerton uncovered a counterfeiting ring and helped the local sheriff track down the leader he had no idea he would be changing careers and changing the face of law enforcement forever. When Miranda Hunt, the heroine of our novel, took an assignment on an Arizona cattle ranch for the Pin ...

C+
All God's Children

The saying goes “All is fair in love and war”. Of course, most don’t agree with this. Society as a whole condemned what happened in Nazi Germany during the years of the Second World War. This author ambitiously tackles the subjects of love and war during that turbulent time in that extremely t ...

B-
Into the Whirlwind

Mrs. O’Leary’s cow was falsely accused of starting the Great Chicago Fire. While it is accurate that the fire started in the O’Leary’s barn, no one is quite sure how. What is known is that hundreds died in the flames which claimed 3.3 square miles of the city. Into the Whirlwind takes this t ...