The 500 Hats of a Modern-Day Woman (Book Review)

Balance. Juggling multiple roles. The never-ending rat race.

The list of duties and responsibilites – the hats I wear on a daily basis – seems to get longer by the day.  Sometimes it seems as though I simply can’t do it. I can’t go on one day longer. I can’t homeschool my kids. I can’t be maid+chauffeur+cook+laundress+business woman+church pianist+…

Joyce Ellis has been in my shoes. And she has been in your shoes. See, being a woman automatically means wearing an outrageous number of hats.… Read the rest

Balanced (Book Review)

Balanced spoke directly to me. Which is great since I seem to be constantly seeking balance in my topsy-turvy life. Tricia's transparency and willingness to share from her life experiences drew me in, and I found a great many tips and ideas that I want to try in the coming days.

The A-Z of C.S. Lewis (Book Review)

C. S. Lewis' writings have fascinated me since I discovered the Chronicles of Narnia in 4th or 5th grade. The A-Z of C.S. Lewis has gifted me with the ability to explore his life, his works, his friendships, his theology, and more.

Real Women Leading with Proverbs 31 Values (Book Review)

The Proverbs 31 woman – I have a love-hate relationship with her. She’s so… perfect! She’s everything I want to be but am not. At least that’s the way she appears as recorded in the pages of Scripture. But she was human so she surely had her off moments. Or days. Right??? But I digress.

Although I’m happier working behind the scenes, I find myself in a leadership role in many areas of my life, and I want to be the best leader I can be.… Read the rest

Smitten Book Club (Book Review)

Old-fashioned romance advice, a book club, hidden gold – the teaser info about Smitten Book Club definitely piqued my interest. And the book delivered what it promised: a lighthearted, funny, clean romance. (Actually, Smitten Book Club delivers four romances for the price of one.)

Although written by four different authors, the book felt like one story by one author. The characters were consistent throughout, and the hidden gold mystery thread ran through the whole book, firmly tying the different stories together.Read the rest

Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck (Book Review)

I fell in love with Rachel Hauck’s writing when I reviewed Sweet Caroline. And Love Starts with Elle, my second encounter with her work, put her firmly on my “favorite authors” list. I naturally jumped at the chance to review her latest work, Princess Ever After.

The writing and the characters met my high expectations. I loved Regina and the maturity she evidenced throughout the book. I laughed out loud at various passages and cheered while reading others.… Read the rest

Friend Me by John Faubion (Book Review)

In this social-media-happy age, I’ve questioned who I should “friend” and how I should interact with them online. I don’t ever want Robert to have a reason to question my love for or loyalty to him.

Friend Me by John Faubion depicts the collision of virtual and real world relationships and deftly unveils the consequences of building less-than-wise friendships. This fast-paced tale gripped me strongly enough that I did not want to put the book down until I had finished reading the last page.… Read the rest