Book Review of We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels

Reporter, Elizabeth Balsam, receives a mysterious call from James Rich asking her to meet him for lunch. James has an old camera and some photos that he wants Elizabeth to return to her elderly aunt Nora – an aunt that… Read more

Review of The Orphan Mother by Robert Hicks

  The Orphan Mother reintroduces Robert Hicks’s The Widow of the South’s Mariah Reddick and Carrie McGavock – a book I have not yet read. In this new book, it’s 1867, the war is over and slaves are slowing trying to… Read more

Review of A Beckoning Hellfire: A Novel of the Civil War by J. D. R. Hawkins

J. D. R. Hawkins does it again! A Beckoning Hellfire follows the same family as in her previous book, A Beautiful Glittering Lie. When the family receives devastating news, David is set on enlisting, and going into war against the North…. Read more

Review of A Beautiful Glittering Lie by J. D. R. Hawkins

In this historical novel, half of America fights for the Confederacy, and the other half fights for unification. American fights American, and the fields are stained red with the blood of angry men. A new Confederate president, Davis, is elected… Read more

Review of Carried Forward By Hope by Ginny Dye

Carried Forward By Hope (Book 6 of The Bregdan Chronicles series) by Ginny Dye begins with the ending of the Civil war in America and the soldiers returning home to find their families. It is the year 1865. After the… Read more