• Read-Worthy Reviews - January 18th

Read-Worthy Reviews – January 17th

Happy New Year! We’re back and kicking with lots of reviews this season! Today we want to share with you a collection of tid-bit reviews on FIVE books that are building strong reputations among our Nuts About Books and Resourcing Leaders Program reviewers, and Christian readers at large! We hope you enjoy kick-starting your year with some of these amazing titles from Baker Publishing Group!

The House on Foster Hill (Jaime Jo Wright)

Read-Worthy Reviews - January 18th - The House on Foster Hill

Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious demise fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather’s Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house’s dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide.

A century earlier, the house on Foster Hill holds nothing but painful memories for Ivy Thorpe. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property, Ivy is compelled to discover her identity. Ivy’s search leads her into dangerous waters, resurrecting painful memories and forcing a reunion with the man who broke her heart. Can Ivy unravel the mystery and find a renewed hope before any other lives–including her own–are lost?


“I was completely taken in by the suspense and mystery in this book. I’m not even disappointed that my predicted ending was wrong!…It was also very refreshing to not have a Christian novel melt into a romance…” ~ Joyfully Yours

“…This book made my ‘best of 2017’ list…I love the mystery, the Gothic elements…I liked how she wove the story back-and-forth in time smoothly..not overwhelming preachy but heartfelt and authentic…” ~ Margaret (Just One More Chapter)

“A Gothic delight!….This novel has a little bit of everything—romance, intrigue, and suspense. The imagery used throughout was superb…The characters jump off the page and resonate…I give The House on Foster Hill five haunted houses…” ~ Darlene L. Turner

Notable Non-Fiction…

Read-Worthy Reviews - January 18th - Called to Create

Called to Create

by: Jordan Raynor

Read Prairie Sky Book Reviews’ post:
An Exciting Resource for Christian Entrepreneurs

 It is obvious even just from the introduction that much time and research was placed in the writing of Called to Create, and this becomes particularly clear in the numerous stories of the lives, successes, and failures of over 40 Christian entrepreneurs and businesses…

Read-Worthy Reviews - January 18th - Fusion


by: Nelson Searcy & Jennifer Dykes Henson

Read Stephen J. Bedard’s leadership blog post:
Fusion – Review

One of the most exciting things for a pastor is seeing new visitors at a worship service. The hope is that they will connect and return. But does this just come down to hope? Or is there something that can be done? This is where Fusion comes in…

Read-Worthy Reviews - January 18th - Love Thy Body

Love Thy Body

by: Nancy R. Pearcey


Read Tim Challies’ review:
Love Thy Body

Put together, this is a powerful book that brings Pearcey’s unique and uniquely-helpful voice to crucial issues. “We live in a moral wasteland,” she says, “where human beings are desperately seeking answers to hard questions about life and sexuality. But there is hope…”


A Dangerous Legacy (Elizabeth Camden)

Read-Worthy Reviews - January 18th - A Dangerous Legacy

Telegraph operator Lucy Drake is a master of Morse code and has made herself a valuable asset to the Associated Press news agency. But the sudden arrival of Sir Colin Beckwith at rival British news agency Reuters puts her hard-earned livelihood at risk. Colin is talented, handsome, insufferably charming–and keeping a secret that jeopardizes his reputation.

Despite their rivalry, Lucy can’t deny that Colin has the connections she needs to give her family an edge in the long legal battle they’ve been waging over their rightful inheritance. But when she negotiates an unlikely alliance with him, the web of treachery they dive into proves to be far more dangerous than they ever could have known.


“I always enjoy a novel written by Elizabeth Camden and once again she did not disappoint. The characters were well developed and the title of the book definitely fits…It was very hard to put down…” ~ Laura J. Davis (Interviews & Reviews)

“The characters drew me in right away. I finished the book in two days…If you have a love of historical fiction as I do, please check out this book…I love love loved it!…” ~ Laura (This Blog Is Epic)

A Dangerous Legacy is another stellar historical fiction novel from Elisabeth, and I thoroughly enjoyed it…it is a roller-coaster ride of intrigue, adventure, homing pigeons, and much more.” ~ Melony Teague

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