Book Review: The Purple Kitty by Vickie J. Litten

What the book is about:  Eddie and her sister, Dory, fly to China to visit their mother, an archaeologist. On the flight to the island where their mother is, the plane flies into a terrible storm and the girls are forced to jump. When Eddie awakes several days later, she learns that Dory has been … Continue reading Book Review: The Purple Kitty by Vickie J. Litten

Book Review: The Bear and His Daughter by Peter Fane

What the book is about:  Liz and her brother, Teagan, were out checking the trap lines when they came across a dead grey bear. As unusual as that was, the tiny bear cub trying to defend its dead mother was even more unusual. Liz, Teagan, and their brother Evan, now have to deal with the … Continue reading Book Review: The Bear and His Daughter by Peter Fane

Book Review: The Art of Healing by Jeanne Felfe

What this book is about:  Julianne (Jules) Garvoli, a pediatric nurse, thinks life is great. Until it isn't. Jokob O'Callaghan, world-renowned photographer, couldn't be happier with his wife and his life. Until cancer rips her away from him. When a chance encounter brings the two together, life takes an interesting and unexpected turn for them both … Continue reading Book Review: The Art of Healing by Jeanne Felfe

Book Review: The Blind Dragon by Peter Fane

What the book is about:  The Blind Dragon is a fantasy story that follows Anna Dyer, 14 year old dragon squire, after the birth of a blind dragon foal. What appears to be an ordinary day quickly turns south as plans of a coup unravel. Anna finds herself in an impossible situation of playing her … Continue reading Book Review: The Blind Dragon by Peter Fane

Book Review: Inspired by Rachel Held Evans (available June 12)

What this book is about:  This nonfiction explores issues that the author, Rachel Held Evans, has wrestled with in her walk of faith. Each chapter begins with a more creative work, it could be a sonnet about the beast, a screenplay about Job or an essay by Hagar before diving more fully into the subject … Continue reading Book Review: Inspired by Rachel Held Evans (available June 12)

Book Review: How to Be a Perfect Christian by The Babylon Bee

What the book is about:  This short book is a funny, satirical book about modern Christianity and some of the stranger things about it. It talks about finding a church, getting involved, how to up one's holiness factor, and addresses several other areas in a pointed, satirical way. What I liked:  The painful truth inside … Continue reading Book Review: How to Be a Perfect Christian by The Babylon Bee

What I’m Reading: Sometimes the Magic Works by Terry Brooks

What the book is about: Sometimes the Magic Works is a super practical book about writing by the eminent Terry Brooks. With 20 novels under his belt and a fairly successful career (okay, that maaaay be an understatement), I think he's qualified to give a few tips. He covers topics from choosing a book to … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Sometimes the Magic Works by Terry Brooks

Book Review: Little French Bistro

What this book is about: This book follows Marianne as she discovers, at sixty, what life is really about. I know that sounds like a trite and boring description, but I thought and thought about it and it was the best way to concisely describe the plot that slowly sinks its talons in and doesn't … Continue reading Book Review: Little French Bistro

Heart of a Child launches TOMORROW!!!

Hello friends! I am PERSONALLY inviting you to join me TOMORROW for the Heart of a Child book launch. It's happening over on facebook and you could potentially WIN a copy of the book!   https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fcarijehlikauthor%2Fvideos%2F516494012084963%2F&show_text=0&width=560   HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!     Want to see what else I'm working on before anyone else … Continue reading Heart of a Child launches TOMORROW!!!

Book Review: Ignited by A. M. Deese (releases 3/27/18)

What this book is about:  Jura finds herself in the terrifying position of sitting in her father's chair as First of the Thirteen, trying to hide a terrible secret from the rest of the untrustworthy, backstabbing rulers. Ash, a retired Fire Dancer, searches to find his new place in life and the arena when seven-year-old Kay … Continue reading Book Review: Ignited by A. M. Deese (releases 3/27/18)