Historical Fiction

Review: The Hidden Side by Heidi Chiavaroli

New York, 2016 Natalie Abbott offers answers for hurting listeners on her popular radio program. But she struggles to connect with her teenagers, with her daughter in an unhealthy relationship and her son uncommunicative and isolated. When one member of the family commits an unspeakable act, Natalie is forced to uncover who she truly is… Continue reading Review: The Hidden Side by Heidi Chiavaroli

Quattro's Corner: Reviews From A Middle Schooler's POV

Quattro’s Corner: Reviews From A Middle Schooler’s POV | ORLO by Lauren H. Brandenburg

Orlo the deliverer has spent his entire life living in the Conclusus—an underground world where lush gardens grow on top of magnificent towers and a steam filled air balloon is the preferred method of travel by the higher class. On an unplanned trip to the Hall of Healers, Orlo overhears news of a tournament and… Continue reading Quattro’s Corner: Reviews From A Middle Schooler’s POV | ORLO by Lauren H. Brandenburg

Guest Authors and Special Features

Heather Marie Reaves and The Keepers of the Flame (Middle-Grade Fiction)

I blame C.S. Lewis. Had I never walked into that wardrobe for the first time, things might have been different. I would have continued to live in a world where two plus two is always four. Instead, I discovered a world where animals talked, and little boys and girls became warriors. From there, I discovered… Continue reading Heather Marie Reaves and The Keepers of the Flame (Middle-Grade Fiction)

Children's Christian Fiction · Guest Authors and Special Features

Vlog: Silver Spurs by Miralee Ferrell 🐎Middle-Grade Fiction Review

About the Book Kate’s dream of owning a horse has finally happened. But now her best friend Tori has no money to buy a horse. So Kate comes up with a plan—she’ll raise money by boarding horses and hosting a show in her family’s barn. It seems the perfect solution until Melissa, the girl who… Continue reading Vlog: Silver Spurs by Miralee Ferrell 🐎Middle-Grade Fiction Review

Children's Christian Fiction · Guest Authors and Special Features

Vlog: Soprano Trouble by Victoria Kimble 🎶 Middle-Grade Fiction Review

Hello and welcome to Christian Shelf-Esteem’s middle-grade fiction week. The core audience for #mglit is 8 to 12-year-olds and I happen to have two kiddos in this age range—both avid readers. Today, my daughter Taylor is sharing her review Soprano Trouble by Victoria Kimble (yesterday’s guest author). 🙂 About the Book Summer McKidd is a bright, compassionate 7th grader. She… Continue reading Vlog: Soprano Trouble by Victoria Kimble 🎶 Middle-Grade Fiction Review

Guest Authors and Special Features

Guest Author: Victoria Kimble (Christian Middle-Grade Fiction)

The Choir Girls Guest Blog Post by Victoria Kimble Confession: I am kind of a music nerd. I come by it honestly. My mom was a music teacher, so music had a strong presence in my childhood. In fact, my mom was my choir director from 8th through 12th grade. I loved choir so much… Continue reading Guest Author: Victoria Kimble (Christian Middle-Grade Fiction)

Guest Authors and Special Features

Author Spotlight: Christian Speculative Fiction Author Patrick Higgins

Greetings everyone. My name is Patrick Higgins. Growing up, I never thought I would be a writer, let alone a Christian author. I hated reading, English class, and anything to do with literature. The only books I ever read were those I was forced to read in school. As for writing? Never! Not only that,… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Christian Speculative Fiction Author Patrick Higgins