Maribel’s Rainy Day ~Book Review~

Maribel's Rainy Day By: Shauna Havlina,  Leanne Richter, and Ceth Ashen Ages 10 and under 5 Stars The authors of Jameon's Closet are back at it, again, with another inspirational, self-help children's book! Maribel's Closet is "a story about coping with worry. It is meant to help kids weather the storms of bad memories and daily … Continue reading Maribel’s Rainy Day ~Book Review~

The Crescent Stone ~Book Review~

The Crescent Stone By: Matt Mikalatos Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (No cursing. Topics to consider: terminal illness, blood, war, and death.) 4.5 stars With mystery, magic, humor, and even history, The Crescent Stone is a very fun book to read! In a land where everyone keeps their word (except when they don't...), … Continue reading The Crescent Stone ~Book Review~

Blue Sky ~Book Review~

Blue SkyBy: Brian Kindall Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly Tainted (8+ Euphemisms. Other content to consider: name-calling, nakedness, and multiple deaths.) 3 Stars You've heard all the tales of an abandoned child being raised by wolves, now get ready for the little girl raised by ibex! This middle-grade fiction is about as weird as … Continue reading Blue Sky ~Book Review~

A Defense of Honor ~Book Review~

A Defense of HonorBy: Kristi Ann Hunter Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (No curse words. Topics to consider: premarital pregnancy, blackmail, religion, and brief kissing.) 4.5 stars This story was so touching. A Defense of Honor is a tale about rejection, abandonment, 1800s etiquette, forgiveness, and beautiful love. I can't exactly place the … Continue reading A Defense of Honor ~Book Review~

Finding the Love of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation ~Book Review~

Finding the Love of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation By: Elyse Fitzpatrick Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (Topics to consider: religion and sexism.) 3 Stars One thing I almost always skip over in a book is the dedication page, but this one caught my eye. "To every woman who has ever wondered whether … Continue reading Finding the Love of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation ~Book Review~

Just Let Go ~Book Review~

Just Let Go By: Courtney Walsh Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (No cursing. Topics to consider: fighting, religion, family troubles, single parents, and drinking.) 4 stars Just Let Go is a dramatic story of fame, hurt, failure, forgiveness, and love. The base plot-line reminded me a lot of Pride and Prejudice -- prideful, arrogant … Continue reading Just Let Go ~Book Review~

First Impressions ~Book Review~

First Impressions By: Debra White Smith Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Yuck (No cursing. Topics to consider: sexism, drinking, drugs, religion, implied sex, out-of-wedlock pregnancy, mention of abortion, brief kissing, and death.) 4 Stars I've never seen a modern Pride and Prejudice retelling that was about the production of a Pride and Prejudice play! This … Continue reading First Impressions ~Book Review~

Happier Thinking ~Book Review~

Happier Thinking By: Lana Grace Riva Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (Topic to consider: depression.) 4 stars "Happier thinking involves acting productively rather than thinking destructively." Happier Thinking is a really nice novella. It's super simplistic, yet something everyone needs to read. There is nothing revolutionary, but it is a wonderful reminder that … Continue reading Happier Thinking ~Book Review~

Hansel and Gretel ~Book Review~

Hansel and Gretel By: Mike Klaassen Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly Tainted (No cursing. Other content to consider: abandonment, abuse, witches, mention of cannibalism, descriptive vomiting, mention of flesh ripping, flesh cooking, and death.) 3 Stars This book was a little disappointing to me. First, I'd like to point out the title Hansel and … Continue reading Hansel and Gretel ~Book Review~