The Edge of Over There by Shawn Smucker | Book Review

Before the Tree of Life, everything in Abra Miller's life had been predictable. But after the Tree and the lightning and the angels, everything felt tenuous, like holding a soap bubble in the palm of her hand. She spent years looking for signs of that other world, waiting for it to break through. When it … Continue reading The Edge of Over There by Shawn Smucker | Book Review

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We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler | Book Review

It's been a year since fifteen-year-old Mia Hopkins was in the car crash that killed her older sister and left her terribly scarred. The doctors tell her she was lucky to survive. Her therapist says it will take time to heal. The police reports claim there were trace amounts of alcohol in her bloodstream. But … Continue reading We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler | Book Review

The Baggage Handler by David Rawlings | Book Review

In a similar vein to  The Traveler’s Gift  by Andy Andrews or Dinner with a Perfect Stranger  by David Gregory,  The Baggage Handler  is a contemporary story that explores one question: What baggage are you carrying? “The Baggage Handler by David Rawlings is an extraordinary novel that lingered in my heart long after I finished it.”—Colleen Coble, USA Today bestselling author of The … Continue reading The Baggage Handler by David Rawlings | Book Review

Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill | Book Review

Evalina Cassano’s life in an Italian-American family in 1941 is everything it “should be” until she falls in love with Taichi Hamasaki, the son of Japanese immigrants. Despite the scandal it would cause and that inter-racial marriage is illegal in California, Evalina and Taichi vow they will find a way to be together. But anti-Japanese … Continue reading Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill | Book Review