The Red Review

So Many Books… So Little Time!

by Julie Klassen “The part of the abbey you inhabit is undoubtedly haunted.” Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey Murder. Mystery. Love. Haunted Abbey. Personally, I have never been one to read murder mystery novels. Although I do love intrigue, I just didn’t enjoy the stress of trying to figure out “whodunit” in the length of a …

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by Laura Frantz “Did she realize she held his heart? Not just a piece of it. The entire whole of it.” A Heart Adrift Four years ago, I came across an audiobook that I honestly could not stop. I was finishing my senior year of college. I had classes all day except for a short …

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by Jody Hedlund “Whatever might lie ahead, they wouldn’t walk around the hardships and aim only for the wellsprings. Instead, they’d walk hand in hand through the difficulties, growing stronger together.” Never Leave Me I have long revered the writings of Jody Hedlund for years and have devoured every book of hers that I could …

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by Rachel Fordham “I believe if you love him, and I know you do, then you choose not to worry. You wake up each day and embrace your own story. And whatever the day holds, you make it wonderful. And the bad days you laugh about and put behind you. Besides, if you only ever …

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by Jody Hedlund “Come back to me.” The soft words floated in Marian’s consciousness. “I have loved you, Marian, as I have loved no other.” Come Back to Me Growing up, I hated reading. Truly being forced to read a particular book for school was my least favorite thing. Really being forced to do anything, …

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by Jill Eileen Smith One of my favorite genres that I have recently discovered over this year of reviewing books is Biblical Fiction. Prior to reading my first Connilyn Cossette novel, I would have said I would not have enjoyed a book written during Biblical times as I would have worried over an author’s differing …

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by Jennifer Deibel I know you want what’s best for the lass, but I think y’er confusin’ the idea of best with the idea of safe. A Dance in Donegal One of my favorite aspects of reviewing novels is being apart of someone’s dream. If my review somehow inspires someone to read a book they …

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by Sarah Sundin “But there’s a mob. A violent mob.” His expression managed to be gentle and firm at the same time. “Yes, you can handle yourself. But you don’t have to handle it alone.” When Twilight Breaks About a year ago, I discovered Sarah Sundin when I came across The Land Beneath Us and …

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by Julie Klassen “The news of the wreck it soon spread along shore, And women and men ran for gain; Thus numbers they harden each other the more, That love of curst money may reign.” Religious tract by an anonymous clergyman, A Castaway in Cornwall Back at it again with another instant favorite, Julie Klassen’s …

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by Melanie Dickerson “You are honest and sincere and very brave.” He leaned closer to her. What was she thinking? But she said nothing. So he went on. “And you are very beautiful. I wonder if you could ever think of me…” “Think of you? Of course.” She sounded breathless. Court of Swans As a …

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