Book Recommendation ~ The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce

Book Description: For twenty-something Sara Witherspoon and her group of friends, a perfect Southern summer includes lake-house getaways, wedding planning, outdoor concerts, and a dash of romance. But for these seven friends who love each other like family, this year, summer rolls in with changes for everyone. Sara’s longtime crush, Luke, has been her best […]

Book Recommendation ~ Looking Glass Lies by Varina Denman

Book Description: A poignant and relatable novel, Looking Glass Lies captures the war women wage against themselves, and the struggle to see beauty reflected in a mirror not distorted by society’s unrelenting expectations. For most of her adult life, Cecily Ross has compared herself to other women—and come up short. After a painful divorce from […]

Book Recommendation ~ Scared by Tom Davis

Book Description: Stuart Daniels has hit bottom. Once a celebrated and award-winning photojournalist, he is reeling from debt, a broken marriage, and crippling depression. The source of Stuart’s grief is his most famous photo, a snapshot of brutality in the dangerous Congo. A haunting image that indicts him as a passive witness to gross injustice. […]

Book Recommendation ~ Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh

Book Description: Rick Denton lives his life on his terms. He works hard, plays hard, and answers to no one. So when his mother calls on Thanksgiving weekend begging him to come home after his stepfather has a stroke, Rick is more than a little reluctant. He’s never liked Art and resents the man’s presence […]

Book Recommendation ~ Diamonds in the Dust by Shirley Mowat Tucker

Book Description: Straight out of South Africa comes the poignant tale of Ida Morgan: her husband murdered, abandoned by God, and alone in the world. Ida’s road to healing and wholeness is paved by diamonds in the dust. Author Shirley Mowat Tucker is a native South African who, through the eyes of Ida Morgan, leads […]

Book Recommendation ~ Red Ink by Kathi Macias

Book Description: A young Chinese woman, Zhen-Li—raised to observe the party line, including its one-child-per-family doctrine—falls in love with and marries a Christian, and adopts his faith. Though the couple downplays their Christianity in an effort to survive, Zhen-Li’s family is appalled, and she and her husband are ostracized. When she becomes pregnant for the […]

Book Recommendation: I Always Cry At Weddings by Sara Goff

Book Description: Ava Larson is going to bring all the other brides to tears. Engaged to a wealthy NYC socialite’s son, Ava is ready to set the city abuzz with her glamorous wedding. At least until she realizes her relationship isn’t what it should be. Then, in a move as daring as a red satin […]