“a compelling, unique read.”
From the first paragraph, this debut novel grabs the reader with its voice as well as its dramatic plot setup:
The Amish community of Shadow Lake, located near Lake Erie, Pennsylvania, is the setting for book #2 in the Shadow Lake series.
What is most important to families? Is it a big house, fancy cars, up-to-date electronics, and expensive clothes? Or is it spending time together as a family? This is a situation many face today.
“More a stirring tale than a religious philosophy, The First Christmas can be enjoyed by readers of any faith.”
“Save the Last Dance demonstrates how strangers become family with their caring ways and unfailing faith in each other.”
Growing up can be difficult, but having a strong faith, a loving family, and a good sense of direction as to where your future will lead you make things easier. And being in love also helps.
“a family saga with several twists and turns . . .”
“Chiavaroli does a good job of tying up the various loose ends she has created.
“a heartwarming read.”
During the winter of 1996, the author was living in Alaska when he was inspired one night to write this story. Discouraged by some he hesitated to do so.
Lilly Fields is washed ashore broken and battered. Found in a time and space between worlds by John the Collector, Lilly is taken in, cared for, and mended.
“insightful and uplifting . . .”
Karon's newest novel in her Mitford series, Come Rain or Come Shine highlights the upcoming nuptials of Dooley Kavanagh to Lace Harper.
“Nothing cutting edge just sound and practical principles.”
“. . . the story is a good one.”
“The Discovery is a masterful bit of storytelling.
“Each author tells the tale of a separate character, each in her own unique voice, somehow seamlessly meshing the four together and thus allowing the story to flow and blossom.
“The author has penned a Christmas tale that will brighten the lives of all who read it.”
This is a novel filled with contrasts: stilted writing vs. elegant prose, existential thought vs. Christian beliefs, selfishness vs. generosity, accuracies vs. inaccuracies. Mr.
“Homosexuality is an issue that brings out the passion in all concerned. And yet, honest passion is what the novel is lacking.”
“In author Paterson’s prayer to ‘the Father and Mother of all creation,’ she offers readers a simple, beautiful gift worthy of its roots.”
Dr. Elena Gardner, one month from completing her residency in Family Practice, needs a life change.
How would a five-year-old boy experience the birth of Jesus?
(Blackwyrm Publications, July 2009)