Book Review: The Reckoning of Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright

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The synopsis on the back of the book:

For over a century, the town of Gossamer Grove has thrived on its charm and midwestern values, but Annalise Forsythe knows painful secrets, including her own, hover just beneath the pleasant faade. When a man is found dead in his run-down trailer home, Annalise inherits the trailer, along with the pictures, vintage obituaries, and old revival posters covering its walls. As she sorts through the collection, she's wholly unprepared for the ramifications of the dark and deadly secrets she'll uncover. 

A century earlier, Gossamer Grove has been stirred into chaos by the arrival of controversial and charismatic twin revivalists. The chaos takes a murderous turn when Libby Sheffield, working at her father's newspaper, receives an obituary for a reputable church deacon hours before his death. As she works with the deacon's son to unravel the mystery behind the crime, it becomes undeniably clear that a reckoning has come to town--but it isn't until another obituary arrives that they realize the true depths of the danger they've waded into.

Two women, separated by a hundred years, must uncover the secrets within the borders of their own town before it's too late and they lose their future--or their very souls.

  • Genre: Christian Suspense

  • Publisher: Bethany House

  • Published: 7/2018

  • Pages: 352

  • Goodreads Rating: 4.24

Obituaries were the final diary page of life lived, whether pleasant or tragic, full or barren.
— Libby

Why I Chose This Book

It’s October and what better way to celebrate Halloween by reading a spooky read!

First Initial Thoughts

This book is set during dual time periods. Today and back in 1907.

Annalise is a 30 something year old woman who owns a coffee shop and is raising funds to build a homeless shelter. I found it kind of odd that she wanted to build a homeless shelter in a small town (The town only has a 4K population), but I guess there are homeless people everywhere! I didn’t know what to think of her at first. She mentions that she has a huge secret that no one knows about and is very shamed of - and probably traumatized over.

Then her ex-boyfriend, Garrett comes back to town after having a successful climbing career oversees. He wants to build a wilderness center in town and Annalise is not very happy about it because the land it might be built on, is where Annalise wants to put her homeless shelter.

Not only that Annalise finds out that a man named Eugene died in his trailer. But what they found inside the trailer just was kind of creepy (ok really creepy). He had dozens and dozens of pictures of Annalise pinned on the walls and strewn throughout his trailer. How is he connected to the history of Gossamer Grove? And why does he have a ton of pictures of her?

In 1907 Libby is the daughter of the town’s newspaper printer. One day an obituary shows up at her doorstep, for Harrison Greenwood. She then goes to his home and finds him dead in the barn. Authorities rule it as a suicide but Libby has an inkling something else sinister happened. I liked Libby. I found her to be independent with a determined personality. She was very determined to figuring out what happened to Harrison and prove that it wasn’t a suicide.

Speaking of the obituaries, I found them to be quite creepy. They had a very Edgar Allen Poe vibe to them.

Setting

Jaime really got the setting right. Gossamer Grove just seems like one of those small towns that seem charming on the outside but there are millions of secrets brewing underneath the facade. Jaime has a talent for making the story atmospheric - making you feel a little spooked at times.

One may carry guilt and shame with them for years, only to discover that while they attempted to dodge God’s judgement, they instead cheated themselves of His forgiveness.

Final Thoughts

Jaime really has a talent with writing so much spiritual truth in this book. I loved how subtle it was and you had to read the book in full to understand the story’s meaning. This book emphasizes that God forgives your sins. He is not a judgemental God but a forgiving and loving God. I think a lot of people struggle with this and I was happy to see this emphasized in the story.

I also really liked seeing Annalise progress in this story. She started being angry and bitter at Garrett to learning how to forgive. Not only forgive others but also herself. I always appreciate character development like this in a story!

The mystery itself kept me guessing. I won’t spoil anything but I didn’t expect any of it. This book was definitely a page turner and I was staying up late to finish it!

While I did enjoy the story and the suspense, I felt her debut was a little stronger. I wasn’t as impressed as her first. I felt her first book - the mystery was more surprising than this one. I am looking forward to seeing how her third book, The Curse of Misty Wayfair, will turn out, however.

Would I Recommend?

Even though it wasn’t as good as I hoped, I think it would be a good book to read during this month for Halloween. It does have it’s good spooky moments!



You can purchase the book —-> HERE

What is on your Halloween book reading list? Or are you more of a scary movie person?

the caffeinated bibliophile
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My 2018 Bible Collection

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Today I am revealing my Bible collection for 2018. I think I will be doing this every year to show which Bibles I have added to my collection and what I think of them. I may or may not buy another Bible by the end of the year, but I will make sure to include it in next years post if I do.

I am very selective over which Bible’s I will purchase. I don’t just buy any Bible. I want to make sure that I, one will actually read that version, and two find it useful for nurturing my faith, and lastly does that version interest me.

NIV Women’s Devotional Bible

This is the first Bible that I purchased a few years ago. I purchased this Bible because my neighbors invited me to church a few times but I never followed through afterwards. Looking back I think I am grateful for my neighbors for doing this, because this planted a seed for coming back to the LORD later on. I use this Bible primarily for traveling because it’s compact and small.

About The Bible:

The NIV Women’s Devotional Bible helps you apply God’s Word to your everyday life. This Bible includes a full year of devotions written by women of God, who had a woman like you in mind.  This group of women writers offers inspiration, candid perspectives, and guidance from the Bible.

During the week, there are guided reflections to help you apply Scripture to your daily life.  On the weekends, you will have the chance to get to know the women of the Bible on a more personal level. After a year is up, there are reading plans that will lead you into the next year!

NIV Beautiful Word Bible

I purchased this Bible last Christmas, as a gift to myself. I absolutely enjoy using this Bible. Mostly for being creative. Who else loves to color?!

About The Bible:

With hundreds of inspiring verses illustrated in detailed, ready-to-color line art, the NIV Beautiful Word™ Coloring Bible employs the proven stress-relieving benefits of adult coloring to help quiet your soul so you can reflect on the precious truths of Scripture. Perfect for all ages, the thick white paper with lightly ruled lines in the extra-wide margins, provides ample space for your own artistic expressions and journaling.

ESV Archaeology Study Bible

When I heard that this Bible was coming out, I had to purchase it. I actually even pre-ordered it! If you’re a new reader or didn’t know, I studied Archaeology in College. So naturally, I had to add this Bible to my collection. I primarily use this Bible for learning more about Biblical history. You can read my review —-> HERE.

About The Bible

The ESV Archaeology Study Bible roots the biblical text in its historical and cultural context, offering readers a framework for better understanding the people, places, and events recorded in Scripture. With editorial oversight from Dr. John Currid (PhD, University of Chicago) and Dr. David Chapman (PhD, University of Cambridge), as well as contributions from a team of field-trained archaeologists, the Archaeology Study Bible assembles a range of modern scholarship―pairing the biblical text with over 2,000 study notes, 400 full-color photographs, 200 maps and diagrams, 200 sidebars, 15 articles, and 4 timelines. These features bring life to the ancient texts, helping readers situate them in their historical context while recognizing the truth that the eternal God became flesh entered human history at a specific time and in a specific place.

CSB The Study Bible For Women

I was sent this Bible to review by the publisher so I didn’t know too much about it before hand. However, after reading the promotional materials and flipping through the Bible, I knew I was going to enjoy reading it! I don’t use it as often as I would like, but I find the translation easy to read and understand. You can read my full review —-> HERE

About The Bible:

The most comprehensive study Bible ever prepared for women and by women, the CSB Study Bible for Women invites you to explore the riches of God’s Word. Follow God’s grand story across the Bible, guided by threads of specialized study that explain essential doctrines, answer hard questions, discuss biblical womanhood, and apply truth to our hearts and lives.
 
The CSB Study Bible for Women is edited by Dr. Dorothy Kelley Patterson and Dr. Rhonda Harrington Kelley, both long-time women’s ministry leaders, authors and seminary professors at two of the nation’s most respected seminaries. As you learn from these women extensively educated in Biblical studies and languages and passionate about God’s Word, you will be equipped in turn to mentor others in the truth and hope found in Scripture.

NIV Charles F Stanley Life Principles Bible

This is the first Bible I purchased when I renewed my faith in Christ. So this Bible holds a special place in my heart. I have read it a dozen times and I have highlighted it like crazy. This is the Bible I read most of the time. I really like this one because there are footnotes explaining each verse and how it can relate to your life. This really helped me in the beginning and it still does!

About The Bible:

During his many years of ministry, Dr. Charles Stanley has faithfully highlighted the 30 Life Principles that have guided him and helped him to grow in his knowledge, service, and love of God. In this study Bible you will explore each of these principles in depth and learn how to make them a part of your everyday life. You will also find answers to life questions, practical life examples, passage introductions, passages for study and reflection, and key truths for discussion, prayer, and Christian living. Featuring the easy-to-read NIV translation, this Bible will help you grow in your relationship to God and equip you for the future God has planned for you.

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

I purchased this Bible earlier this year. It’s been on my wish list for so long. Like the Archaeology Bible, this one attracted my eye because I love learning about the culture and history of Biblical times. So far I am really enjoying this translation. I find this Bible beautiful to read as well with its colored pictures, maps, and the pages that are lined with gold foil.

About The Bible:

You’ve heard many Bible stories hundreds of times, but how many behind-the-scenes details are you missing? Sometimes a little context is all you need to discover the rich meaning behind the stories of Scripture.

That’s what the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible provides. Every page is packed with expert insight into the customs, culture, and literature of Bible times. These fascinating explanations will serve to clarify your study of the Scriptures, reinforcing your confidence and bringing difficult passages of Scripture into sharp focus.

Discover new dimensions of insight to even the most familiar Bible passages as you take a behind-the-scenes tour into the ancient world.

The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from us by thousands of years and thousands of miles. The Scriptures include subtle culturally based nuances, undertones, and references to ancient events, literature and customs that were intuitively understood by those who first heard the Scriptures read. For us to hear the Scriptures as they did, we need a window into their world.

The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, with notes from Dr. John H. Walton (Wheaton College) in the Old Testament and Dr. Craig S. Keener (Asbury Theological Seminary) in the New Testament, brings to life the ancient world of Scripture for modern readers.

CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible

This is my most recent Bible purchase. I have just started reading it so I can’t say too much about it just yet. However, I am really enjoying it so far, especially the devotionals. You can read my review overview —- > HERE.

About The Bible:

The CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible is an invitation for all women to find their stories within the tapestry of the greatest Story ever told—God’s Story of Redemption. Featuring devotions by over one hundred writers of the (in)courage community, the CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible provides resources for women to explore the Bible, dive deep into Scripture, record their own stories, and find themselves among friends. Readers will experience Scripture in new ways in the company of women willing to “go first” with everyday stories that bear witness to God’s grace to find beauty in brokenness and hope in the hard. (in)courage is a vibrant online community, reaching thousands of women every day, welcoming them just the way they are, offering a space to breathe, loving support, and resources for meaningful connection.


I hope you enjoyed reading about my Bible collection! What Bibles do you have in your collection? Share in the comments!

the caffeinated bibliophile
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The CSB (in)Courage Devotional Bible Review

(IN) Courage Devotional Bible Review

About The Bible:

Where do you go for encouragement and inspiration when you need to connect? The CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible is a fresh oasis of spiritual refreshment for women! This unique devotional Bible combines the beauty and wisdom of God's Word with supportive devotional features. Explore "Stories of Courage"- stories of 50 women in the Bible; be inspired by 312 insightful devotions by 122 (in)courage community writers. Experience Scripture in new ways in the company of women willing to "go first" and share everyday stories that bear witness to God's grace!

(in)courage is a vibrant online community. It reaches thousands of women every day. It welcomes them just the way they are. It offers a space to breathe, loving support, and resources for meaningful connection. Find yourself among friends with the (in)courage Devotional Bible today!

  • Features include:

  • 312 Devotions by 122 (in)courage community writers

  • 10 Bible Reading Plans

  • 66 Book Introductions

  • "Stories of Courage" from 50 women of the Bible

  • Journaling space

  • Topical index

  • Two-column text

  • Theme verses

  • Specialized presentation page

In the beginning of the Bible there are two sections, how to read the Bible and an introduction to the CSB Bible. This is great for those that are new to Christianity. It’s also great for those that are new to the CSB version.

Throughout the book you will find mini-devotions to read that correlate to a certain book in the Bible.

Each book has little sections about women in the Bible to help encourage you.

What I also found unique and have not seen in other Bible’s is verse graphics. How gorgeous is the verse on the right?!

The CSB (in)Courage Devotional Bible Review

In the back of the book you will find 10 Bible Reading Plans. I love that these are included with the Bible!

The CSB (in)Courage Devotional Bible Review

I absolutely love that the artwork on the cover is strewn throughout the Bible as well. I appreciate it when the design is consistent throughout!

Each page includes a section for you to write in to reflect on your reading.

My Overall Thoughts

This Bible is quite unique. Even though the size of the Bible is not travel friendly, it would be perfect for travel if you have the room. It has everything you need in one Bible - devotions, reading plans, journal space and more!

With that being said, I think this Bible is great for those that are new to the Bible. Those that are new to the Bible are often overwhelmed because they don’t know where to start reading other than starting with Genesis. I thought it was quite unique that (in)courage included devotionals and Bible reading plans within the Bible. Having a reading plan really helps readers understand the Bible more!

I also love how simple the design is. The (in)courage brand is definitely reflected in the design of the Bible. What I also found neat is that all the devotions in the Bible are written by 122 (in)courage community writers. I love that there was a whole community of women writing this Bible!

Overall, I think this is a great Bible to add to your collection if your looking for something unique and different from the rest.


You can purchase the Bible —-> HERE

Check out the (in)courage website —-> HERE

Look forward to this Wednesday because I will be showing my entire Bible Collection!

the caffeinated bibliophile
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Book Review: Legacy of Mercy by Lynn Austin

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The synopsis on the back of the book:

Having returned to Chicago, young socialite Anna Nicholson can't seem to focus on her upcoming marriage. The new information she's learned about her birth mother continues to pull at her, and she hires Pinkerton detectives to help her find the truth. But as she meets people who once knew her mother and hears stories about the past, Anna soon discovers that some secrets are better left hidden.

At the same time, unflattering stories about Anna are leaked by someone who would love to see her disgraced and her engagement broken. And as Anna tries to share her faith with her society friends, she understands that her choice to seek God's purpose for her life isn't as simple as she had hoped.

When things are at their darkest, Anna knows she can turn to her grandmother, Geesje de Jonge, back in Holland, Michigan. Geesje's been helping new Dutch immigrants, including a teen with a haunted past, adjust to America. She only hopes that her wisdom can help all these young people through the turmoil they face.

  • Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

  • Published: 10/2018

  • Pages: 400 Pages

  • Goodreads Rating: 4.57

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Why I Chose This Book

I was invited to be on the launch team for Lynn’s new book- Legacy of Mercy. I was so ecstatic for being chosen! I love Lynn’s novels and I knew I was going to throughly enjoy this one!

First Initial Thoughts

Legacy of Mercy is a continuation from the first book in the series, Waves of Mercy.

Anna is a young woman who is engaged to a wealthy man named, William. In the previous book, Waves of Mercy Anna finds out she is adopted and her mother was a working class individual. Her mother died during a shipwreck saving her when she was just 3 years old. She never found out who her father was. She has hired a detective agency to find out who her father was and more about her mother. She was determined to find out more about her birth family.

Ever since visiting her Grandmother in Michigan she desires to live more of a simple life. When she comes back her mother starts to help plan her wedding. Anna is soon overwhelmed by all the choices and the fact that William wants to live in a mansion. Anna has also recently renewed her faith in Christ and William does not have a strong connection with Christ, so there is that rift between them. William also desires to be a senator of IL but Anna doesn’t want to be in the spotlight. She wants to help the poor and be of assistance to them. Her family and others in her circle feel that she should donate to charities rather than be directly involved. I really felt for Anna because she really has this passion to help the needy but has an obligation to keep a reputation.

I liked William. I appreciated that Lynn didn’t make him out to be this bad man. He was a gentleman and genuinely cared for Anna. But like Anna, I don’t think he loved her. He was just not the right fit for her.

Clarice is one of the ladies in the society. She is kind of a little conniving B*&!!. She reminded me of Regina from Mean Girls. If there is to ever be a movie made for this book, Rachel McAdams would play the perfect part. I won’t go too much into what she did - as you have to read the book - but let’s just say she is not a nice person.

The other part of the story we follow Gessje De Jonge back in Michigan. In the beginning she takes in a young lady named Cornelia and her grandfather. Cornelia is a 16 year old orphan that is utterly devastated. She is suffering from what we call today, major depressive disorder. We also find out that she is suicidal. Gessje is determined to help Cornelia heal and find hope again.

Setting

I have never been to Chicago or Michigan and Lynn brought it to life so well. Lynn does impeccable research. She really has a knack for distinguishing the rich from the poor in the city. I also loved learning more about Holland, Michigan during this time and I didn’t know that the Dutch settled that particular area. And I had no idea that Holland, Michigan is Lynn’s hometown!

Final Thoughts

While Legacy of Mercy is a continuation of the first book, Waves of Mercy I don’t think you need to read that one first to understand what is going on. Lynn catches you up in the first part of the book. I think authors should do this more because sometimes I forget major parts in the first book, especially if it’s been a while!

The mystery of Anna’s father was done well. I had my suspicions who it was before it was finally announced (and I was right!) but I think Lynn didn’t make it too obvious. No spoilers here but I found the situation to be realistic. Let’s just say I really felt for Anna’s mom and it was not a happy situation.

Anna grew a lot through this novel. I think she knew what she wanted right from the start. She didn’t want to be a part of the wealthy society. Though she was fully accustomed to the lifestyle, she appreciated the more simple life. I was happy to read that she stuck to her gut, and stood up for what she believed. Even though it caused scandals within the society.

Later on in the story we are re-introduced to Derk. He is a young paster in Holland. In the previous book, Anna and Derk started to have feelings for each other. I really liked these two together. They fit so well together. He knew her desires, hopes, and dreams. And they loved talking about the Bible with each other; something she didn’t have with William.

Cornelia, even though it was not a major part of the story I felt her story was the most depressing. She lost her entire family in a fire at the age of 13. I don’t blame her wondering why she was spared and then being angry at God for what happened. I think she really needed Gessje and Gessje needed her in a way too.

I really appreciated that Lynn dove into real issues in this book like depression, poverty, and heartache. It made the novel relatable.

Would I Recommend?

Yes! It’s a beautiful book that reminds us that God loves us and has a plan for us. God knows our hearts desires. We just have to be patient and know that he has everything worked out for us in the end.


Interview Questions

1. Legacy of Mercy will be released on October 2 and will be the first sequel you’ve ever written. What made you decide to write a sequel?

My readers decided for me! I received many, many letters from them asking if there would be a sequel to “Waves of Mercy.” The main character, Anna, is only in her twenties and is a new Christian, so when she decides to return to Chicago and marry her fiancé at the end of the book, readers wanted to know what happens next in her life. The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to explore what happens next for Anna, too. She has just discovered who her birth mother is, so naturally she’ll want to learn more about her. She’ll also want to solve the mystery of who her real father is and what became of him. What if he is still alive? Lots of material for a story here, especially when the other people in Anna’s life try to discourage her investigations.

2.  This story is set in your home town of Holland, MI. Did you discover anything surprising while you were researching these books?

I knew very little about the early history of Holland, Michigan when I began this series—only that it was settled by Dutch immigrants. What surprised me was how much they suffered to establish a settlement here, including religious persecution, a malaria plague, and a devastating fire. Their enduring faith in spite of all their many trials was a huge inspiration to me.

3.  The city of Holland must have seen an increase in tourism since you started writing about it. You even did a bus tour, tell us about it.

The book seems to have sparked a renewed interest in local history. The Holland tourist bureau told me they’ve guided several happy tourists to the places described in my book.  And I was very pleasantly surprised by the interest in my “Waves of Mercy” bus tour! When I offered to guide interested readers to some of the settings from my book, I never imagined there would be enough interest to fill two chartered busses! There may even be another tour after “Legacy of Mercy” releases.

3.  You are known for writing multi-generational books and Legacy of Mercy is no exception. What intrigues you about writing in this style? 

I enjoy creating women’s personalities from various eras and exploring how the roles and opportunities changed for women from generation to generation. I find it very interesting to see how the choices one generation makes has an influence on each generation after them. It causes me to be more thoughtful in the way I live, knowing that my children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren may be impacted by my life.

4.  Which character in Legacy of Mercy do you identify with the most and why?

I would have to say I identify the most with Geesje DeJonge. For one thing, she is about the same age as I am, and has lived long enough to be able to look back through the years and analyze them. She is in a position to see all of the ways and times when God carried her through—something we usually only see in hindsight, not when we’re going through the difficulties. I’m at the same stage in my life, and I can see God’s faithfulness to me in spite of the many times I questioned His wisdom.

5.  When you sit down to write a story, do you know how it is going to end? Describe your writing process. How do you stay disciplined and not get distracted?

I never know how a story will end when I start writing. I rarely even know what comes next when I’m writing a chapter! I begin with the historical setting, and as I’m doing my research, my characters usually begin to take shape in my mind. I flesh them out by developing resumes for them so that they become real people in my mind, with backgrounds and personalities. Then I figure out where to begin the novel and simply make up the plot as I go along. If I’m surprised then the reader will be surprised. 

My deadline keeps me disciplined. I know that if I write a certain number of pages a day, I’ll finish the book on time. I also know how very hard it is to write well when I’m behind schedule and a deadline is looming. Wanting to avoid that last minute panic keeps me disciplined on a daily basis.

As for distractions—there are so many! Over the years, I’ve had to learn when to put the book aside and enjoy a pleasant distraction (an old friend who has come to town, an afternoon with my husband), and when there’s no value in the distraction and it will only make the writing process harder.

6.  Did anything surprise you about the Legacy of Mercy story?

Yes. One of the main characters ends up in an impossible situation, which put me in an impossible situation as I tried to figure out what to do! But I just kept writing and the dilemma untangled in a very natural but surprising way. (You’ll see when you read it!)  

Also, the ending surprised me—a lot! I hope that all of my readers who asked for a sequel are pleased with it.

Author Bio

lynn austin

For many years, Lynn Austin nurtured a desire to write but frequent travels and the demands of her growing family postponed her career. When her husband's work took Lynn to Bogota, Colombia, for two years, she used the B.A. she'd earned at Hope College and Southern Connecticut State University to work as a teacher. After returning to the U.S., the Austins moved to Anderson, Indiana, Thunder Bay, Ontario, and later to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

It was during the long Canadian winters at home with her children that Lynn made progress on her dream to write, carving out a few hours of writing time each day while her children napped. Lynn credits her early experience of learning to write amid the chaos of family life for her ability to be a productive writer while making sure her family remains her top priority.

Extended family is also very important to Austin, and it was a lively discussion between Lynn, her mother, grandmother, and daughter concerning the change in women's roles through the generations that sparked the inspiration for her novel Eve's Daughters.

Along with reading, two of Lynn's lifelong passions are history and archaeology. While researching her Biblical fiction series, Chronicles of the Kings, these two interests led her to pursue studies in Biblical Backgrounds and Archaeology through Southwestern Theological Seminary. She and her son traveled to Israel during the summer of 1989 to take part in an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Timnah. This experience contributed to the inspiration for her novel Wings of Refuge.

Lynn resigned from teaching to write full-time in 1992. Since then she has published 27 novels. Eight of her historical novels have won Christy Awards for excellence in Christian Fiction: Hidden Places (2001), Candle in the Darkness (2002), Fire by Night (2003), A Proper Pursuit (2007), Until We Reach Home (2008), Though Waters Roar (2009) While We're Far Apart (2010), and Wonderland Creek (2011). She was inducted into the Christy Award Hall of Fame in 2013. Fire by Night was also one of only five inspirational fiction books chosen by Library Journal for their top picks of 2003, and All She Ever Wanted was chosen as one of the five inspirational top picks of 2005. Lynn's novel Hidden Places has been made into a movie for the Hallmark Channel, starring actress Shirley Jones. Ms Jones received a 2006 Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of Aunt Batty in the film.

You can purchase the book —-> HERE

You can purchase the first book, Waves of Mercy —-> HERE

I hope you enjoyed the review & author interview! Have you ever visited Chicago or Lake Ottawa? Share your experiences!

the caffeinated bibliophile

NOTE: I am on the launch team for this book and I was sent a copy of this book to review by the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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