Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Dianne Christner, Covered Bridge Charm, Shiloh Run Press, 2016.
Also available in Nook and Kindle
Reviewed by Dorinda Kauzlarich-Rupe
This book is a really easy read that is fun and relaxing. It is, in several ways, a love story. The main character, Carly, is a member of the Holley Conservative Mennonite Fellowship, but with some kinds of “wild behaviors,” such as riding a pink bicycle.
Carly emanates Christian love to those she comes in contact with, especially the residents of the Sweet Life Living Facility, where she works. The facility doesn’t have the funding it needs to serve the residents as she would like them served so she goes about working to facilitate changes, often to the chagrin of the administrator, who is also family. Romantic love too? Of course. The author has family background that is Amish, was raised Mennonite and, therefore brings authenticity to that aspect of the book.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Denise Nicholas, Freshwater Road (Chicago: Agate Publishing, 2005).