REVIEW: “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” by Peter Hedges

"What's Eating Gilbert Grape" by Peter Hedges Paperback, 319 pages Published Nov. 1, 1999, by Simon Schuster (first published Sept. 1, 1991) My synopsis The best answer to the question posed in the title of this book might be, "What's Not Eating Gilbert Grape?" The title character is working a menial job at a dying mom-and-pop grocery … Continue reading REVIEW: “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” by Peter Hedges

REVIEW: “Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II”

"Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II" by Robert Matzen Hardcover, 400 pages Published April 15, 2019, by GoodKnight Books ISBN: 1732273537 Synopsis Twenty-five years after her passing, Audrey Hepburn remains the most beloved of all Hollywood stars, known as much for her role as UNICEF ambassador as for films like Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Several … Continue reading REVIEW: “Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II”

REVIEW: “The Book Charmer (Dove Pond #1)” by Karen Hawkins

"The Book Charmer (Dove Pond #1)" by Karen Hawkins Paperback, 368 pages Published July 30, 2019, by Gallery Books My synopsis " ... just do yourself a favor; if Sarah Dove offers you a book, take it. You'll regret it if you don't." Dove Pond, N.C., is no ordinary small Southern town. Among other miracles, it's … Continue reading REVIEW: “The Book Charmer (Dove Pond #1)” by Karen Hawkins

REVIEW: “Things You Save in a Fire” by Katherine Center

"Things You Save in a Fire" by Katherine Center Hardcover, 320 pages Slated for publication Aug. 13, 2019, by St. Martin's Press ISBN: 1250047323 My synopsis Firefighter Cassie Hanwell has a successful career in Texas that takes a detour when her semi-estranged mother in Massachusetts calls to ask for her help. Cassie must fight more … Continue reading REVIEW: “Things You Save in a Fire” by Katherine Center

REVIEW: “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way” by Lysa TerKeurst

"It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered" by Lysa TerKeurst Hardcover, 256 pages Published Nov. 13, 2018, by Thomas Nelson ISBN: 0718039858 My review "What do you do when God's timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful?" Haven't all believers wondered something … Continue reading REVIEW: “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way” by Lysa TerKeurst