November In Review

It’s almost Christmas, which means we’ll soon be winding down for the holidays. That said, we did have the opportunity to review some fantastic books in November. If you missed any of last month’s content, you can catch up here!


Veteran’s Day

In honour of Veteran’s Day, we spent an entire week interviewing authors about their experiences writing about Military characters.¬†Our line-up included:

Elizabeth Byler Younts, author of Historical Amish fiction, interviewed by Carrie

Ronnie Kendig, author of Romantic Suspense, interviewed by Carrie

Cliff Graham, author of Biblical fiction, interviewed by Melissa

Steve Wilson, author of Military fiction, interviewed by Melissa

Becky Wade, author of Contemporary Romance, interviewed by Beth

Tricia Goyer, author of Historical fiction, interviewed by Rachel



Esther by Rebecca Kanner, reviewed by Melissa (Biblical Fiction)

The Crossing by Michael Connelly, reviewed by Melissa (Crime/Mystery)

The Imposter by Suzanne Woods Fisher, reviewed by Jodie (Amish)

Bespoke by Amanda Dykes, reviewed by Beth (Historical Romance)

Refuge of the Heart by Ruth Logan Herne, reviewed by Carrie (Contemporary Romance)

Made with Love by Tricia Goyer & Sherry Gore, reviewed by Rachel (Amish Romance)

The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert, reviewed by Melissa (Historical Romance)

Anna’s Healing by Vannetta Chapman, reviewed by Jodie (Amish)

The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck, reviewed by Carrie & Stephanie (Contemporary Romance)

The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart, reviewed by Carrie & Dianne (Speculative/Suspense)

An Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti, reviewed by Jodie (Contemporary)

The Perfect Arrangement by Katie Ganshert, reviewed by Megan (Contemporary Romance)

Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund, reviewed by Beth (Historical Romance)

The Sunken Realm by Serena Chase, reviewed by Megan (Fantasy/YA/Romance)

Double Header by Clarice James, reviewed by Heather (Contemporary)



Melissa chatted to Rebecca Kanner about Esther, the challenges of writing Biblical Fiction and and the most surprising things she learned when doing research.


B4U Guest Feature

During the months of November and December we’ve invited some friends of Melissa’s to guest blog about their favourite children’s and young adult fiction. You can meet them here. Here are November’s recommendations:

Toddlers & Easy Readers

Chapter Books

Early Young Adult


Upcoming Content

Before we take a break for Christmas, we’ll be sharing our favourite reads of the year, as well as the ones we’re most looking forward to in 2016!

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