Category Archives: Book Review

The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House (book review)

The Residence:  Inside the Private World of the White House is authored by Kate Andersen Brower, is 309 pages long (not counting photo pages) and is published by Harper Collins, copyright 2015.  I saw an excerpt by the author in a newspaper column recently and it was just the nibble I needed to borrow the …

Continue reading

The Chicken Pox Panic (book review)

The Chicken Pox Panic by Beverly Lewis, Copyright 1993, and published by Bethany House Publishers in Minneapolis, MN has been around for a while.  I knew about the series because I worked in a Christian bookstore for a few years.  Most bookstores sell the book for the age level of 7-8 years old. This is …

Continue reading

The House of Winslow Books 1-8

The prolific historical fiction writer of this forty-book series is a favorite of mine.  Regardless of what era of American history Gilbert Morris writes, he writes well-researched material and well-developed characters who live in interesting and inspiring plots.  Sometimes, in fact, the development of his character almost borders on too many features! Morris started this …

Continue reading

Nearing Home (a book review)

Nearing Home is written by Dr. Billy Graham, published by Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN Copyright 2011. Graham wrote this book when he was 92 years old.  The subject, appropriately so, is on aging.  It is practical and easy to read.  The outline is sensible and easy to follow.  In my opinion, Graham, as usual, …

Continue reading

Herbert Hoover (Book Review)

Herbert Hoover  by David Holford, Eslow Publishers, Berleley Heights, NJ, Copyright 1999, 128 pages Once again, rather than slog my way through an expensive 400 page length book to learn about Herbert Hoover, I selected a book of 128 pages from the juvenile section of the library.  It is written in 6th grade level.  All …

Continue reading

American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell

Do you have a favorite Rockwell painting?  They all seem to tell a story and I admit that when I was growing up, the Saturday Evening Post covers were fascinating to me.  This book gave me the reason why I was so fascinated.   I borrowed this audio book from my local library so I …

Continue reading

William H. Harrison (book review)

This book was published by Twenty-First Century Books, Minneapolis.  The Copyright is 2007.  I quite accidentally chose an author who is a descendent of Harrison.  Meg Greene is a resident of Virginia.  This book is in the juvenile section of our library although the readability is about sixth grade level.  It has 108 pages and …

Continue reading

Millard Fillmore: Biography of a President

This is likely the last post of 2015. I have managed to read 31 books this year! For the first time ever, I read more non fiction books than fiction. I am making progress!

Continue reading

The Cure for the Common Life (book review)

The author is well-known to Christian readers, a prolific wordsmith, Max Lucado.  It was first published in hard cover in 2007 but is now available in paperback, Kindle®, and audio.  It also has an accompanying workbook for personal or small study groups.  The book length varies according to the format used.  My Kindle format was …

Continue reading

Flat Stanley (book review)

Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown (1926-2003) is recommended for children ages 6-10.  It was first published in 1964.  Brown wrote the book after he told it first to his own children as a bedtime story.  It is nicely illustrated and 44 pages in length. There are now many adventures of Flat Stanley and several in …

Continue reading