by Terri Blackstock

Thomas Nelson — FICTION

Thomas Nelson

Christian | Mystery & Thrillers

Pub Date 11 May 2021

I am reviewing a copy of AfterMath through Thomas Nelson Fiction and Netgalley:

When three best friend attend a concert, only one makes it out alive.

Dustin Webb is found with a trunk full of evidence. When police stop Dustin Webb with a warrant to search his trunk, he knows there’s been a mistake. He’s former military and owns a security firm. But he’s horrified when the officers find explosives, and he can’t fathom how they got there.

Jamie Powell…

.My Words Flew Away Like Birds

by Debora Pearson

Kids Can Press

Children’s Fiction

Pub Date 05 Oct 2021

I am reviewing a copy of My Words Flew Away Like Birds through Kids Can Press and Netgalley:

My Words Flew Away Like Birds is a poetically told immigration story that fosters understanding and beautifully articulates how the desire to belong and the need for human connection are universal. It tells of a little girl coming to a new part of the world, having to learn new words, a new way of life, and to make new friends. …

Chapter Three:


My eyes slowly flutter open. I feel Mother’s gentle hand brushing back hairs stuck to my forehead, when she realizes I’m away

I start to panic, remembering my best friend, the blood dripping from her head.

“Nadia?” I asked.

“She’s here too.” Mom says.

“I’m going to be sick.” I try not to cry. I’m scared, something isn’t right.

Mother grabs a basin, but it’s to late.

“I’m sorry.” I cry, unable to control the tears. “I don’t know what’s wrong with me.

“Anesthesia.” Mother says gently. “It’s okay sweetheart. We’ll get you cleaned up.”



The Making of C. S. Lewis

From Atheist to Apologist



Biographies & Memoirs | Christian

Pub Date 01 Jun 2021

I am reviewing a copy of The Making of C.S Lewis through Crossway and Netgalley:

The Making of C.S Lewis is a detailed account on how C.S Lewis went from being an atheist to a devout Christian. we learn how C.S Lewis became one of the most prolific Christian voices of the twentieth century.

During his early years in his Christian life, C.S Lewis consumed volumes of devotional material including William Law’s A Serious Call to a Devout…

Lainey of the Door Islands

by Judy DuCharme

Backlit PR

Christian | Historical Fiction | Teens & YA

Pub Date 23 Jul 2020

I am reviewing a copy of Lainey of the Door Islands through Backlit PR and Netgalley:

Lainey of the Door Islands will take us back into the world of Door County and its islands in the late 1800s, a time of shipwrecks, lighthouses, and strong individuals who never gave up.

As Lainey faces tragedy and heartbreak age becomes on of those rugged individuals. Her Aunt and Uncle has the toughness it takes to survive as the lighthouse…

Courageous Faith

A Lifelong Pursuit of Faith over Fear

by Debbye Turner Bell

Our Daily Bread Publishing

Christian | Multicultural Interest | Religion & Spirituality

Pub Date 24 Aug 2021

I am reviewing a copy of Courageous Faith: A Lifelong Pursuit of Faith Over Fear through Our Daily Bread Publishing:

In Courageous Faith we are reminded that getting up after failing is the hardest when we least expect that failure. But when the Lord tells us to get up, we need to do just that.

We are reminded too that everyone fails, but it’s not the failure that counts, it’s…



There’s broken glass everywhere. The world turned upside down when we were sleeping and now our streets are covered in shards of broken glass. Businesses were destroyed, synagogues, doctors, watchmakers, all manners of stores. The Nazi’s seem to have taken the greatest pleasure in the destruction of our Synagogues!

Naomi slept through it all, the glass shattering, the cries of Rabbi’s and business owners. Naomi sleeps like a rock, on nights like last night I wish I could too.

Men are taken away, some say to work camps.

Father has gone off, trying to get passes for us…

I grew in compassion

That summer

As I watched

My best friend struggle

With health issues

And an amputation

Not a year old.

She had just escaped

A violent relationship

Months before,

Abuse and pain

Still leaving her afraid.

I had learned to listen

Over long distance


Late in the


And letters

We could

Have bound

Together in

A book.

Now I wish

I had.

I learned what

It was to push through

The pain

And find

The stength to

Raise her young


I learned to

To have


In my Abilities

As she read a story

Michelle Renee Kidwell

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge in the light: Helen Keller

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