Vienna Prelude – Bodie Thoene

As I closed the cover to Vienna Prelude, I knew I had been introduced to a cast of characters who wouldn’t soon be forgotten.  Some were good.  Some were evil.  Nevertheless, each have made an impression on me that will easily come to mind whenever the topic of WWII and Hitler’s reign of terror come…

Prelude for a Lord – Camille Elliot

Prelude for a Lord was my first experience with this author and all I can say is, “Wow, I’m impressed!”  This book included everything I enjoy about Historical Fiction plus an exciting plot that twists and turns; as hard as I tried to figure out who was the bad guy before the end, I couldn’t. …

The Fiddler – Beverly Lewis

I’ll say this up front – I’m not a big “Amish Fiction” person.  I’ve read Beverly Lewis’ “Summer Hill Secrets Series” (teen fiction) and had my pleasant fill of the Amish setting.  I enjoyed and would recommend that series, especially to teens, but my natural tendency is to lean towards historical fiction or something with…

CD Review: Once Upon a Hymn – Michaela Brown

What makes a good hymn project?  A male quartet?  A trio?  Family harmony?  After listening and enjoying Michaela Brown’s 2015 release, Once Upon a Hymn, I’m convinced the answer is simply, a violin. I have been a fan of the violin and fiddle since a young age, but in Gospel Music it seems like the…