I believe in miracles. It’s easy for me to believe in them. It’s hard to talk to people about them and explain why and how they happen. However, after reading Miracles: What they are, why they happen, and how they can change your life by Eric Metaxas, I feel more […]

Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They ...


  “When I consider the seven women I chose, I see that most of them were great for reasons that derive precisely from their being women, not in spite of it; and what made them great has nothing to do with their being measured against or competing with men. In […]

7 Women and the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric ...


The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan I added this book to my to-read list after seeing the summary in Bookpages. Then, I saw it was available for request from the publisher. I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for a fair review. I’ve […]

Online Book Club: April Book Announcement



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Three years after EMP attacks change the balance of power in the world, America is starting to settle into a world without power. Those who have survived are now parts of communities that work together to farm, hunt, tend to the wounded and try to make things better for the […]

The Final Day by William R. Forstchen


“He felt a deep swelling of pride but also anguish. It was the torment all loving parents feel when they see their child making a difficult and perhaps dangerous decision as an adult when, in memory, they still see the small innocent child of years long gone.” It’s been two […]

One Year After by William R. Forstchen


“The enemy will never attack you where you are strongest. . . . He will attack where you are weakest. If you do not know your weakest point, be certain, your enemy will.”  This book is scary. It tells the fictional story of one town after an EMP takes out power to […]

One Second After by William R. Forstchen



This book is dedicated to “the man in Preston, Idaho, who stood and asked me when I would start ‘writing history as stories to make them more interesting’.” History can be interesting. Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America by Glenn Beck tells 12 stories […]

Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making ...


This year, I not only plan to read at least 52 books, I plan to be more intentional with what I choose to read. I usually just grab a book from my to-read pile or start reading what is available from my hold list on Overdrive. Instead, I am going […]

What I’m reading: March 2017


“From the last week of August to the last week of December, the year 1776 had been as dark a time as those devoted to the American cause had ever known – indeed, as dark a time as any in the history of the country. And suddenly, miraculously it seemed, […]

1776 by David McCullough



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  “Tesla’s relationship with money was spookier. It wasn’t exactly that he didn’t care for money. He’d accepted Paul’s offer. Yet money was clearly not the thing that he wanted. Which suggested the question that kept Paul up that night, as the spring air grew warm enough that he’d flung […]

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore