December 27, 2022

Book Review: Flury: Journey Of A Snowman

I felt elated at each discovery. Oliver’s frustration when things didn’t go as planned, fear at Grandmother’s dominance and the excitement of finding what was hidden in the snow.
December 1, 2022

Jack The Tale Of Frost: A Book Review

I feel that both Jack, (and the trilogy) should become classic holiday reading material. The Spirit of Christmas lives in these novels.
September 21, 2022

Fiction Audiobook Review: The Forger’s Forgery

Overall, The Forger’s Forgery is an exciting, intriguing literary fiction novel that keeps a reasonably quick pace, as long as you’re not expecting an action or thriller. The characters are vivid and memorable (even after a couple month gap at one point, the characters were still extremely present for me, even if the plot needed reminders!).
September 7, 2022

The Making of Biblical Womanhood: A MockingOwl Review

The Making of Biblical Womanhood was a life-changing, life-affirming, ministry-restoring, joy-filling book for me to read.
September 6, 2022

Empire of Ice and Stone: A MockingOwl Review

From the visionary leader, flamboyant and irritating at times, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, to the grumbling crew who forged ahead despite the dangers, the losses, and the shipwrecks, you’ll be held captive as I was, by the retelling of their incredible tale of scientific exploration, survival, and personal courage.
September 2, 2022

Mona At Sea Review: Fiction Review

Elizabeth Gonzalez James’ modern debut novel, Mona at Sea, is the story of Millenial Mona Morales who has the misfortune of entering the workforce at the height of the 2008 economic crisis. She was top of her class, hard-working, focused, a perfectionist throughout her academic career. She was convinced it would pay off in her dream job and her dream life. Then….well, life happens.
September 2, 2022

A MockingOwl Roost Book Review: Bernice Runs Away

We’ve all had moments of wanting to run away. At age 81, Bernice actually does it. Bernice has had her fair share of struggles in life, but overall, has been fairly content with her life in small-town Arkansas, where she was born, raised, and plans to someday die. She receives a rude-awakening when her daughter Sarah decides for Bernice that it’s time to sell everything and move into Sarah’s backyard bungalow in Atlanta. So, she packs her car to the brim with her cat Dolly Parton, essential books, and heads out.
August 31, 2022

26.2 Life Lessons, Helping You Keep Pace with the Marathon of Life: Book Review

The book is a great choice for folks who have lives like mine: chaotic and busy, with aims of healthier life and running balance. It’s a short, breeze through book that’s about taking a running program with small goals each week to improve that balance and find your center.
August 19, 2022

BR: The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip by Sara Brunsvold

Sara Brunsvold is establishing herself as a skilled storyteller in her debut novel. Her book pays tribute to an underappreciated group of people who altered the cultural course of America during the difficult post-Vietnam War-era while also being a call-to-arms for Christians; reminding Christians there are opportunities to share God’s love through every moment and every meeting.
April 17, 2022

Book Review: Three-Eight Charlie

Three-Eight Charlie was an exciting journey for me. I have never considered traveling extensively around the world, but this book is deeply moving. It has the ability to give one the desire to travel.
March 26, 2022

The Greatest True Crime Stories Ever Told Book Review

I am a true crime buff, so it was an exciting read, with a variety of shocking twists. Many of the stories were new to me as I tend to concentrate on crimes occurring from the 1950’s on, but I was fascinated by the detail each article entailed.
March 17, 2022

Three Girls From Bronzeville – A Book Review

Rita Mock-Pike Having lived in Greater Chicago and Chicago itself for many years now, I’d heard of Bronzeville on several occasions. However, I’d never particularly had […]