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A good book is a good book, no matter when it was written. 

I have read dozens of books in the last 7 years and reviewed many of them. I'll be adding them to my listing with the newest first soon. 

This is a list from 2015 and 2016. Many of the titles are HOT-LINKS to the reviews at my blog. Unfortunately, the review site that held the rest of them has been removed, but the books are still stellar and worth listing here! 

  • Whispers in the Reading Room by Shelley Gray

  • Fear is Louder than Words by Linda Glaz - review blog removed :(

  • Dangerous Tidings by Dana Mentink - review blog removed :(

  • Legitimate Lies by Julie Cosgrove

  • Submerged by Elizabeth Goddard - review blog removed :(

  • Vendetta by Lisa Harris - review blog removed :(

  • Sailing in Style by Dana Mentink

  • Murder at the Courthouse by Ann H. Gabhart - review blog removed :(

  • Undercover Bride by Margaret Brownley - review blog removed :(

  • Backfire by Elizabeth Goddard - review blog removed :(

  • A Baby for Sarah by Carol Voss

  • Motive for Murder by Carol J. Post - review blog removed :(

  • Summer's Love by Stu Summer

  • Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey - review blog removed :(

  • Secret Refuge by Dana Mentink - review blog removed :(

  • The Wishing Season by Denise Hunter

  • Petticoat Detective by Margaret Brownley

  • Untraceable by Elizabeth Goddard - review blog removed :(

  • Deadly Echoes by Nancy Mehl

  • Dubiosity by Christy Barritt - review blog removed :(

  • Shake Down by Jill Elizabeth Nelson - review blog removed :(

With my work as the senior reviewer on a prominent suspense site in 2014, my reading list grew exponentially. I know I still don't inhale books like some I know, but reading one every two or so weeks really stretched me. Most of the titles are HOT-LINKS to the review on my blog.  Unfortunately, the review site that held the rest of them has been removed, but the books are still stellar and worth listing here! 


During 2013, when my writing amped up along with the needs of my homeschooling, there simply wasn't the same opportunity to read. As a result, I became very picky, choosing books that I thought would delight. I wasn't always right, but I found lessons in each of the books below. Each title is a HOT-LINK.


I was able to read a lot during 2012, mostly for the purpose of analyzing the elements of successful novels. At least I told myself it was homework! Each of the titles below are HOT-LINKS to the review on my blog. 


  • Mama B. A Time to Speak by Michelle Stimpson - Such an encouraging and comfortable read - and quick! I love novellas!

  • Submerged by Dani Pettrey - I have a new favorite author! Every movement, every emotion, in this story had me right there, living it along with the characters.

  • Refuge in Crescent Hill by Melanie Dobson - Her writing reminds me so much of my own! This mystery with suspense and romance proved delightful!

  • Peril by Suzanne Hartmann - This book was made with me in mind. Intrigue, danger, and oh yes, a NASCAR champion and a couple of races thrown in for good measure.

  • A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California by Keli Gwyn - Such a delightful historical with real-to-life characters. I couldn't put it down!

  • Nipped in the Bud by Susan Sleeman - A relaxing read. Clever and full of humor, this cozy mystery distracted me perfectly during my summer travel.

  • Wildflowers From Winter: A Novel by Katie Ganshert - Poignant and inspiring. Katie is a Michelangelo with words! Easily one of the best books I've ever read!

  • Hide in Plain Sight by Marta Perry - This is a perfect example of the old fashioned romantic mystery that I love.

  • Cowboy by Staci Stallings - Unique writing style highlights this sweet romance and gives a fresh look to indie books. 

  • Protection for Hire by Camy Tang - Seat gripping. So glad this is the first of the series so I have more to look forward to!

  • Firethorn by Ronie Kendig - Wow! This ranks right up there with A Bride's Portrait! Another amazing book that knocked my socks clean off!

  • A Bride's Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas by Erica Vetsch - A new all-time favorite of mine - awesome characters, lively plot, timeless era, even a lovely mystery! What more could I ask for? An interview - HERE!

  • Always the Baker Never the Bride by Sandra Bricker - A delightful romance with lively characters and lots of Bricker humor!

  • Out of Control by Mary Connealy - Enjoyed the twists and turns of the plotting and after getting to know the characters, this title was perfect!

  • Freezing Point by Elizabeth Goddard - Spent a most satisfying weekend with this book. Clever plotting, fine characters!

The following are my reviews from 2011 with the oldest reviews at the bottom. Each of the titles is a HOT-LINK to the review on my blog.


  • The Doctor's Lady by Jody Hedlund - This amazing book takes second behind Camy Tangs's only because I'm more a mystery-lover than a history-lover. Gripping, moving, challenging. I couldn't put it down! See my interview with Jody HERE!

  • Love Finds You In Golden, New Mexico by Lena Nelson Dooley - A precious romance set in the early days of the railroad and pioneer era of the Southwest.

  • Deadly Intent by Camy Tang - I can't say enough about this exciting mystery. The writing was tight and the characters unique and realistic. Easily my favorite of the summer!

  • The Camera Never Lies by Elizabeth Goddard - This super mystery gets intense quickly and stays intense to the end. A finalist for the ACFW Carol Award for Christian Mystery.

  • Reinventing Leona by Lynne Gentry - Easily one of my favorite reads from this summer even though Contemporary Women's Fiction isn't generally a gender I lean toward. See my interview with Lynne HERE!

  • Shadow of Reality by Donna Fletcher Crow - A light cozy whodunit, the twists and turns in the plot made for a intriguing read and it was perfect for the time when I needed something comfy cozy.

  • The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund - Another inhaled book, once I started I simply could not stop. A satisfying read and the revelation at the end was like the kick of a good hot sauce! :)

  • Deep Trouble by Mary Connealy - My first dip into historicals, this western took me on a trip across country and moved me from feelings of hopelessness, to entrapment, to revelation, to promise.

  • Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas by Sandra D. Bricker - I and my daughter both LOVED this book. A great story with a quirky heroine.

  • My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren kept me riveted for a full weekend. It's inspiring message of hope and healing woven between a cast of deeply layered characters proved an excellent read.

  • Hidden Deception by Leann Harris - The quaint setting and genuine characters made the a most satisfying mystery.

  • Undercover Pursuit by Susan May Warren - This book offers action and intrigue from the first page. In fact, as I previewed the first few pages of several books that I bought at the same time, this one made me keep reading. Its following pages maintained its promise, offering likable characters and an impossible situation to sort through.

  • Deliver Us From Evil by Robin Carroll - This book was edgy, with an intensity that kept me reading until my eyes could stay open.

  • The Mailbox by Mary Beth Whalen - A precious story that reminds of how our God is a God of second chances.


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