Barbara J. Shelton’s Review of Olivia Newport’s “The Invention of Sarah Cummings”

Send to Kindle Sarah Cummings has one goal in life–to break into Chicago’s high society. Desperate to stop serving dinner and to start eating at society tables, Sarah alters cast-off gowns from the wealthy Banning women to create lustrous, flattering dresses of her own. On a whim at a chance meeting, she presents herself as… Continue reading Barbara J. Shelton’s Review of Olivia Newport’s “The Invention of Sarah Cummings”

Barbara J. Shelton’s Review of Springtime in Savannah by Gail Warner

Send to Kindle It seemed a normal spring morning in Savannah until Jonathan Rayburn heard an angelic voice on Monterey Square. Within moments of setting eyes upon the exceptionally beautiful Keri McGuire, he welcomed her to his beloved city and into his heart. In the days ahead, his faith is severely tested because of one… Continue reading Barbara J. Shelton’s Review of Springtime in Savannah by Gail Warner

Barbara J. Shelton’s Review of The Headmistress of Rosemere by Sarah E. Ladd Author

Send to Kindle Patience Creighton has devoted her life to running her father’s boarding school. But when the enigmatic master of the estate appears at her door, battered and unconscious, the young headmistress suddenly finds her livelihood—and her heart —in the hands of one dangerously handsome gentleman. At twenty-five, Patience Creighton is already a spinster.… Continue reading Barbara J. Shelton’s Review of The Headmistress of Rosemere by Sarah E. Ladd Author

Barbara J. Shelton’s Review of Shadowed by Grace by Cara C. Putman

She found peace in a time of war. Desperate to save her dying mother, an American woman accepts her newspaper’s assignment to travel to Italy where she takes photographs dangerously close to the front lines during World War II.  But Rachel’s real motive in this journey is to find the father she never… Continue reading Barbara J. Shelton’s Review of Shadowed by Grace by Cara C. Putman

Barbara J. Shelton’s Review of The Thief by Stephanie Landsem

My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? ABOUT THE STORY……. Nissa is a Jewish woman with a sharp tongue and no hope of marriage. Abandoned by the God she once loved, her only recourse is to depend upon Mouse, the best thief in Jerusalem, to keep her blind brother, Cedron, fed and… Continue reading Barbara J. Shelton’s Review of The Thief by Stephanie Landsem

CrossReads Book Blast for Anne-Rae Vasquez

Send to Kindle Doubt By Anne-Rae Vasquez About the Book: Harry Doubt, a genius programmer and creator of the popular online game ‘Truth Seekers’, has a personal mission of his own; to find his mother who went mysteriously missing while volunteering on a peacekeeping mission in Palestine. His gaming friends and followers inadvertently join in… Continue reading CrossReads Book Blast for Anne-Rae Vasquez

Barbara J. Shelton’s Review of The Queen’s Handmaid be Tracy L. Higley

Send to Kindle Alexandria, Egypt 39 BC From the servant halls of Cleopatra’s Egyptian palace to the courts of Herod the Great, Lydia will serve two queens to see prophecy fulfilled.  Orphaned at birth, Lydia was raised as a servant in Cleopatra’s palace, working hard to please while keeping everyone at arm’s length. She’s been… Continue reading Barbara J. Shelton’s Review of The Queen’s Handmaid be Tracy L. Higley

Barbara J. Shelton’s Review of Surprised by Grace by Elizabeth Sherrill

Send to Kindle God intends fulfillment for us. Yet it’s easy to forget that truth in our daily life. For fifty years, Elizabeth Sherrill cowrote life-changing books: The Hiding Place, God’s Smuggler, and The Cross and the Switchblade. Now for the first time, in Surprised by Grace, she shares her personal discoveries of God’s unfathomable… Continue reading Barbara J. Shelton’s Review of Surprised by Grace by Elizabeth Sherrill

Barbara J. Shelton’s Review of Out of the Ruins by Karen Barnett

Send to Kindle  While her sister lies on her deathbed, Abby Fischer prays for a miracle. What Abby doesn’t expect, however, is for God’s answer to come in the form of the handsome Dr. Robert King, whose experimental treatment is risky at best. As they work together toward a cure, Abby’s feelings for Robert become hopelessly… Continue reading Barbara J. Shelton’s Review of Out of the Ruins by Karen Barnett

Barbara J. Shelton’s Review of The Butterfly & The Violin by Kristy Cambron

Send to Kindle A mysterious painting breathes hope and beauty into the darkest corners of Auschwitz—and the loneliest hearts ofManhattan. Manhattan art dealer Sera James watched her world crumble at the altar two years ago, and her heart is still fragile.  Her desire for distraction reignites a passion for a mysterious portrait she first saw as a young girl–a painting… Continue reading Barbara J. Shelton’s Review of The Butterfly & The Violin by Kristy Cambron