Historical Fiction

A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green

“Let us be instruments of grace in the lives of others for as long as we’re able.” -Tante Rose, A Refuge Assured Jocelyn Green makes history come alive each time I pick up one of her novels. Whether she is writing about the Civil War, French Colonial America, or émigrés of the French Revolution—history, human… Continue reading A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green

Historical Fiction

The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse

My Thoughts Years ago, my husband and I took a tour of the Mayflower II, a replica of the historic vessel that delivered Saints and Strangers to the New World. Kimberley Woodhouse drew those memories to the forefront of my mind as I began reading her newest novel, The Mayflower Bride. Pairing the two together, I felt… Continue reading The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse

Biblical Historical Fiction

Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews

My Review From one of the best biblical fiction authors of our day comes Isaiah’s Daughter. This new story by Mesu Andrews is based upon the writings of the prophet Isaiah and the kingship of Hezekiah (2 Kings 18-20). In the opening scenes, Andrews introduces readers to a young orphan girl named Ishma (whose name means desolation). Having… Continue reading Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews

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New Year, New Release, New Author! Evelyn M. Hill Visits Christian Shelf-Esteem (Giveaway)

What would you do if you woke up one morning and your identity was gone? Would you be the same person you are now? Can you forget love? Memories are a crucial part of our identity. They shape us. They teach us patience and forbearance, or they haunt us with old pain. In His Forgotten… Continue reading New Year, New Release, New Author! Evelyn M. Hill Visits Christian Shelf-Esteem (Giveaway)

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Guest Post: The Journey of a Novel by Gina Holder

My love for story telling started early. I told oral stories as a child while my sister and I set up our dolls for play. While we “built” houses and arranged things just so, I imagined the backstory to what we were going to play. Weird, I know. I can still remember the first story I wrote.… Continue reading Guest Post: The Journey of a Novel by Gina Holder

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How Historical Fiction Connects to A Modern-Day Reader by Angie Dicken

Can you even imagine stepping foot on a barren prairie and saying, “I am going to make my home here.” And then, you do, using the land itself? That’s what my characters do in my debut novel, The Outlaw’s Second Chance. These days, I’d grab my iPhone and look up the best contractor out there,… Continue reading How Historical Fiction Connects to A Modern-Day Reader by Angie Dicken

Historical Fiction

July Book Club Book Review » My Daughter’s Legacy by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould

Virginia, 1864 Therese Jennings cannot abide the thought of owning slaves. When her widowed mother inherits a plantation, Therese flees to Civil War Richmond, where she works as a governess by day and tends to wounded soldiers at night. But when trouble befalls her family, can she reconcile her obligations with her beliefs? And will… Continue reading July Book Club Book Review » My Daughter’s Legacy by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould