The Johnstown Flood
“The enormous sympathy aroused by the newspaper accounts, the pictures, the songs and poems, brought on the greatest outpouring of popular charity the country had ever seen.” On May 31, 1889, water poured over and broke through a dam releasing water that would damage a countryside and kill thousands of […]

The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough


Murder on Orient Express 1
“A ridiculous-looking little man. The sort of little man one could never take seriously.” Hercule Poirot has just finished helping solve a problem for a friend in an Eastern European army and has boarded a train to start heading home. A cry is heard, a man is killed, the train […]

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie


Death Without Company
“… passion is a strange thing, a thing that warps and twists everything with which it comes in contact.” An elderly woman dies in a nursing home, which would normally be a non-event to anyone outside of her family. Another resident wants her room set aside as a crime scene […]

Death Without Company by Craig Johnson



One Summer
For June, the Online Book Club will read and discuss One Summer by David Baldacci. I’ve only read one other David Baldacci book, which was not his typical style – The Christmas Train. I really enjoyed the book. I also read a book written by his sister called A Sundog […]

June Online Book Club book announcement (One Summer by David ...


Calico Joe
“The worst part will be the long drive, just me and Warren in the car, with so much history to cover and no desire to go there.” As the son of a Major League Baseball pitcher, Paul Tracey not only longs to follow in his father’s footsteps, but loves everything […]

Calico Joe by John Grisham


Kingdom Come
“The night can’t last forever. Just hold out a little longer. The night can’t last forever.” Jason Collins is part of an elite team that works out of the Vatican. He’s not a priest or a missionary or even a teacher – he’s a demon hunter, trained to track and […]

Kingdom Come by Justin Coogle



A Lion Among Men
“The future reshapes the memory of the past in the way it recalibrates significance: some episodes are advanced, others lose purchase.”  Brrr is the Cowardly Lion, taken from his mother as a cub to be shown at a university and studied to see if he is an animal or Animal. […]

A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire


Confessions of a Prodigal Daughter
“He’s unique, this Jesus. And God willing, I will continue pursuing him until the end, no matter how difficult it gets.” Confessions of a Prodigal Daughter is a memoir of a woman who grew up in a Jewish home but felt the appeal of Christianity in college. The journey to […]

Confessions of a Prodigal Daughter by Sarahbeth Caplin


Bookshelf 4
I read some very interesting books in April – a young adult series, history, Christian fiction, a book about personality types and a great book set in Alaska. I read 10 books total from my bookshelf. Here’s what I read: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah The Great Alone is […]

Sarah Anne’s Bookshelf – April 2018



The Woman in the Window
“I think of Dr. Brulov in Spellbound: ‘My dear girl, you cannot keep bumping your head against reality and saying it is not there.’” Amanda Fox knows her neighbors very well – from watching them out her window, often with a zoom lens on her camera. She knows their comings […]

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn