Category: Writing

Book Review: The Runaway by Melanie Dobson

The Runaway by Melanie Dobson My rating: 5 of 5 starsKindle This was a wonderful story with history, romance, God, and responsibility all wrapped in a great tale of the Underground Railroad and the Quakers in America. I was intrigued as well as blessed… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Runaway by Melanie Dobson”

Book Review: My Dearest Dietrich by Amanda Barratt Dobson

AudibleMy Dearest Dietrich: A Novel of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Lost Love by Amanda Barratt My rating: 5 of 5 stars A singularly stirring rendition of the life and death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Maria is a young acquaintance of Pastor Bonhoeffer and falls in love with… Continue Reading “Book Review: My Dearest Dietrich by Amanda Barratt Dobson”

Book Review: The Curator’s Daughter by Melanie Dobson

The Curator’s Daughter by Melanie Dobson My rating: 5 of 5 starsKindleHumbled I am As a person with some Jewish heritage, I always find stories surrounding the Holocaust appealing. Add God’s grace and the history of Nuremberg and White Supremacy and this makes for… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Curator’s Daughter by Melanie Dobson”

Book Review: The Christmas Heist by Julie Carobini

The Christmas Heist by Julie CarobiniMy rating: 5 of 5 starsKindle Santa is the ThiefOops did I say that? Doesn’t help this close to Christmas with lots of people dressing up does it? A con man/thief invades Cottage Grove and nobody gets it until… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Christmas Heist by Julie Carobini”

Book Review: The Christmas Killer by Julie Carobini

The Christmas Killer by Julie Carobini My rating: 5 of 5 starsKindle Deadly cook?Is the beloved camp cook a killer? Can Tash figure this out without ending up dead herself? Follow this mystery to its charming conclusion View all my reviews amazon says After… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Christmas Killer by Julie Carobini”

Book Review: The Christmas Thief by Julie Carobini

The Christmas Thief by Julie Carobini My rating: 4 of 5 stars nicely doneKindleAside from snow and Christmas lights what did this have to do with Christmas? Character development was a little weak, especially for the bad guy. But for a novella-sized story it… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Christmas Thief by Julie Carobini”

Book Review: Fade to Blue by Julie Carobini

Fade to Blue by Julie Carobini My rating: 5 of 5 starsKindle Hearst Castle by the sea I love all of the history and all of the artists and restorations, but most of all I enjoyed God’s faithfulness as the artist finds her way… Continue Reading “Book Review: Fade to Blue by Julie Carobini”

Book Review: Spiritual Maturity by Vikki Kestell

How to Belong to a Church-and Love It by Vikki Kestell My rating: 5 of 5 starsKindle We are the body of Christ Thank you for this chapter on belonging to a local congregation. My burden lately has been that getting my church online… Continue Reading “Book Review: Spiritual Maturity by Vikki Kestell”

WRITING AND IDEAS — Story Empire

Courtesy of Canva Hi SEers! Denise here to talk about where ideas for stories come from and how to find them. Here’s the definition of idea. “noun any conception existing in the mind as a result of mental understanding, awareness, or activity. a thought,… Continue Reading “WRITING AND IDEAS — Story Empire”

Book Review: A Shore Thing by Julie Carobini

A Shore Thing by Julie CarobinikindleMy rating: 5 of 5 starsStill small voice This book did a good job showing that Christians aren’t superhuman or faultless, just saved by Grace and forgiven. Things worked out for most of the characters, just not the obvious… Continue Reading “Book Review: A Shore Thing by Julie Carobini”