About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Sunday, March 26, 2023

On the Golden Cliffs (Big Sky Amish #2) by Tricia Goyer & Christen Krumm

On the Golden Cliffs (Big Sky Amish #2)

One wrong post has sent influencer Lyla Taylor’s social media empire crashing to her feet. To save it, she’ll have to escape to rural Montana. Six weeks in a high-end spa won’t hurt…except, she’s not booked into a spa, but at a rustic Amish B&B. Suddenly, her roommates are racoons, and her daily activities include hanging laundry. Thanks, but no thanks. Lyla is ready to hit delete and head back to civilization.

Amishman Reuben Milner has a secret…one that could destroy his world. For now, however, he’s kept his life as a novelist under wraps, focusing on providing for his family after the tragic passing of his father. Renting the dawdi house seems the right move—until the wrong woman moves in. However, she comes with ideas to help improve their B&B, and that, along with her feisty personality, is something Reuben can’t ignore. Even if the elders want him to focus on joining the church and finding a wife.

When going home isn’t an option, Lyla decides to help the Milners spruce up their rental. It does help distract her from her problems online. The more Lyla works on the rental with Reuben, the more she wonders if returning to her former life is worth it. However, is it the simple life that Lyla's heart longs for—or a particular guarded Amishman with secrets of his own?

And when those secrets are discovered, what will it cost them both?


Who wouldn't love a vacation in Montana? Lyla Taylor immediately thinks of a beautiful mountain spa and the time to relax, refresh, and unwind. Boy, is she in for a rude awakening! She ends up at an Amish bed and breakfast with limited cell phone service and none of the amenities that she's always been used to. This city gal is ready to go home!

On the Golden Cliffs isn't your normal Amish novel. Yes, Reuben Milner is Amish but he's also a 'wanna-be author' who's been secretly writing a book for the past two years! Will he ever be a published author? Would this even be accepted by his Amish community?

Christen Krumm and Tricia Goyer share a story that illustrates the importance of faith, family, and the ability to adapt but there's also lots of fun along the way! I enjoyed Lyla and Reuben's journey to friendship, but will their budding romance be hindered by their differences? I highly recommend On the Golden Cliffs, and I can't wait to read the third book in the Big Sky Amish Series!

I received a digital ARC of this book from Sunrise Publishing. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 


Tricia Goyer
writes out of her passion for God and her love for family and others. The author of more than 70 books, she writes both historical fiction and nonfiction related to family and parenting.

This USA Today best-selling author has won a two Carol Awards and a Retailer’s Best Award. She was also an ECPA Gold-Medallion Nominee and a Christy Award Nominee and won Writer of the Year from the Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference.

Tricia’s contemporary and historical novels feature strong women overcoming great challenges. She is a beloved author of Amish fiction, having written the Big Sky and Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series.

Whether for fiction or nonfiction, Tricia’s writing style is vivid and heartwarming, allowing readers to take home more than engaging stories, but also messages that inspire faith and hope. Her goal is to write stories that matter. 

Learn more about Tricia at  her Website   Facebook   Twitter   Instagram

Christen Krumm is the author of the young adult romcom It Happened At Christmas. She lives with her husband and three barefoot wildings in the middle of the world, Oklahoma. She drinks way too much coffee and reads too many books, but creating stories with her Creator is her favorite.

Connect with Christen by visiting her Website      Twitter    Instagram    Pinterest

Christen also has a podcast, Exploring the Blank Page.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Yosemite Firestorm by Tanya Stowe

Yosemite Firestorm

A raging forest fire isn’t the only threat…

When an act of arson claims the life of a hiker, Yosemite Park Ranger Livy Chatham is the only witness—putting her right into the path of determined criminals. Only rock climber Hayden Bryant can protect her from the killers destroying all evidence of their crimes. But can Livy and Hayden outrun the danger that’s as hot on their heels as the fires blazing through Yosemite?

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.


This exciting page-turner is strongly influenced by three Fs: fire, fear, and faith. Forest ranger Livy Chatham and rock climber Hayden Bryant find themselves in a terrifying race to escape a forest fire that is raging through Yosemite National Park. If this fire was started deliberately, then what was the motive? Worse still, is the responsible party now trying to harm Livy?

Author Tanya Stowe vividly captures the physical and emotional traumas that are experienced by Livy and Hayden. I could visualize the flames eating up the terrain, hear the overwhelming roar of the winds, and smell the smoke that threatened to overtake their lungs! I wasn't familiar with the term fire tornado but Stowe's words helped me imagine just how terrifying it would be! Even as she weakens physically, Livy still possesses amazing strength! Her positive nature and her strong Christian witness eventually convince Hayden that God's love and mercy are available to him also. No matter what happens, God will be with them! Stowe weaves this inspiring faith thread into her thrilling plot and the results are pure enjoyment! Yosemite Firestorm is a wonderful romantic suspense novel,

I received a copy of this book from the author. There was no obligation for a favorable review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Tanya Stowe is a Christian Fiction author with an unexpected edge. She is married to the love of her life, her high school sweetheart. They have four children and twenty-one grandchildren, a true adventure. She fills her books with the unusual…mysteries and exotic travel, even a murder or two. No matter where Tanya takes you…on a trip to foreign lands or a suspenseful journey packed with danger…be prepared for the extraordinary.

Learn more by visiting Tanya's   Website     Facebook   Twitter     Pinterest