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Comfort and Joy – Kristin Hannah

Title: Comfort and Joy Author: Kristin Hannah Genre: Realistic Fiction, Fantasy Plot: This is Joy Candellario’s first Christmas alone. She’s recently divorced and having trouble with her sister. Desperate for change, Joy buys a last minute plane ticket to go anywhere but home. But the plane crashes and Joys finds a way to walk toContinue reading “Comfort and Joy – Kristin Hannah”

The Wilderwomen – Ruth Emmie Lang

Title: The Wilderwomen Author: Ruth Emmie Lang Genre: Fantasy, Realistic Fiction Plot: Zadie and Finn’s mom went missing five years ago. Zadie was eighteen and started her own life. Finn was twelve and sent to foster care with a good family. Both girls had unique abilities. Zadie has premonitions and Finn has echos (she canContinue reading “The Wilderwomen – Ruth Emmie Lang”

The Spanish Daughter – Lorena Hughes

Title: The Spanish Daughter Author: Lorena Hughes Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: María Purificación is the oldest of four children, and the only truly legitimate child in the early 1900’s.He left her in Spain when she was a child to run a cacao plantation in Ecuador. Her father recently died and María Purificación has been askedContinue reading “The Spanish Daughter – Lorena Hughes”

Adam – Ted Dekker

Title: Adam Author: Ted Dekker Genre: Thriller Plot: Daniel Clark is a behavioral psychologist for the FBI. He’s helping the FBI catch a serial killer called Eve. They’re so close to catching Eve when Daniel is shot in the head. Miraculously, Daniel survives. Right before he’s shot, he sees Eve. But he can’t remember whatContinue reading “Adam – Ted Dekker”

Foul Lady Fortune – Chloe Gong

Title: Foul Lady Death Author: Chloe Gong Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Plot: Rosalind is a spy in Shanghai in 1931. Some experiments were done to her so she can’t die.She also uses her knowledge of poisons as an aide if she’s asked to be an assassin or gets captured. Rosalind’s latest mission is to goContinue reading “Foul Lady Fortune – Chloe Gong”

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? – Carol McCloud

Title: Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Author: Carol McCloud Illustrator: David Messing Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book Plot: Everyone has a metaphorical bucket. Others can either help fill it or empty it. You can empty someone’s bucket by being mean to others or saying something mean. You can fill someone’s bucket by being kind,Continue reading “Have You Filled a Bucket Today? – Carol McCloud”

The Attic Child – Lola Jaye

A warning: this book talks a lot about child abuse and neglect. Title: The Attic Child Author: Lola Jaye Genre Historical Fiction Plot: Dikimbe is the youngest child of a family of five kids. He lives outside of a village in Africa, in what is today called Zaire. A rich Englishman named Sir Richard BabbingtonContinue reading “The Attic Child – Lola Jaye”

The Mark of the Lion Trilogy – Francine Rivers

Titles: 1 – A Voice on the Wind, 2 – An Echo in the Darkness, 3 – As Sure as the Dawn Author: Francine Rivers Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Book 1 – Jerusalem is attacked and destroyed under order of Titus. Hadassah’s family has all died of starvation or by the Roman sword. She’s takenContinue reading “The Mark of the Lion Trilogy – Francine Rivers”

Dazzle the Dinosaur – Marcus Pfister

Title: Dazzle the Dinosaur Author and Illustrator: Marcus Pfister Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book Plot: Dazzle and and Maia are little dinosaurs who are the best of friends. But Dazzle has always stood out from the other dinosaurs. He has a sail on his back that shines and glitters. One day Maia and Dazzle areContinue reading “Dazzle the Dinosaur – Marcus Pfister”

The Invisible String – Patrice Karst

Title: The Invisible String Author: Patrice Karst Illustrator: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (new version), Geoff Stevenson (old version) Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book Plot: Jeremy and Liza go wake up their mom because they miss someone who’s far away. Their mom explains that everyone’s connected by an invisible string made of love. It can stretch as farContinue reading “The Invisible String – Patrice Karst”