An Author’s Take

Book Reviews by Jeannine Bennett

An Author’s Take2024-04-02T09:07:13-04:00

Book Reviews

Welcome to An Author’s Take where I share my thoughts on books written by other inspiring Christian authors. Like all of you, I love to read! Isn’t reading such a fantastic escape? I enjoy getting drawn into a good story and feeling the emotions as it unfolds. My favorite books are those that seem to end too soon. I love wondering what could happen next.

With this book review service, it is my goal to introduce you to new authors and some books you haven’t read yet. I promise to provide only honest reviews with just enough detail to pique your interest. I will let you know where to find the books and share if they are on tour.

All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the story!


Celebrate Lit

A Celebrate Lit Blogger is someone who receives books in exchange for an honest review. When a book to review becomes available, bloggers receive an email with all the details. Bloggers can then sign up for the books that interest them.  If the blogger is chosen to participate in the book tour, they are notified of the date they must post their book review. Each book tour gives bloggers the opportunity to read a great Christian piece of literature while also helping a Christian author!

My Celebrate Lit Recent Reviews

Overflow with Hope

A Journey of Redemption and Second Chances Overflow with Hope by E.C. Jackson is a poignant tale of redemption and second chances that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you feeling uplifted. As someone new to E.C. Jackson's work, I was drawn into Tempia Wade's journey from the very first page. Tempia's life takes a drastic turn after one fateful night, when she believes a stranger's deceit over the words of a trusted friend. The consequences of her decision

Offshore Ambush

Compelling Blend of Mystery and Romance Sherri Wilson Johnson's latest novel, "Offshore Ambush," plunges readers into a gripping tale of mystery and romance. Set against the backdrop of a remote offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the story follows Gretchen Overton, a medicolegal death investigator, as she seeks to uncover the truth behind her brother's murder. As Gretchen delves deeper into the investigation, she reluctantly teams up with Everett Forrester, her ex-boyfriend, and the rig's Drilling Foreman. Together, they

Gladwynn Grant Gets Her Footing

A Cozy Mystery Gem with Heartwarming Charm As a lover of cozy mysteries, I was thrilled to stumble upon "Gladwynn Grant Gets Her Footing" by Lisa R. Howeler. This story weaves together mystery, romance, and family dynamics in a small-town setting that feels both familiar and refreshingly unique. Gladwynn Grant is a relatable character facing the uncertainties of life's transitions. Her journey from a laid-off librarian to a small-town newspaper reporter is engaging and filled with unexpected twists and turns.

Lacey’s Star

An Exciting Mystery with a Fearless Pilot In "Lacey’s Star," writer Kay DiBianca tells an exciting story that keeps you hooked from start to finish. Even if you're new to DiBianca's books, you'll find yourself caught up in the adventures of Cassie Deakin, a private pilot who unexpectedly finds herself in the middle of a dangerous situation. Right from the beginning, Cassie is portrayed as a strong and determined character who faces tough challenges when her uncle gets hurt by

My Other Reviews


  • Treasured Keepsakes by Rachel Skatvold, 4/29/2024

  • Blizzard at Blue Ridge Inn by Pat Nichols, 4/22/2024

  • The Last Disciple in Jerusalem by Kurt Brouwer, 4/20/2024

  • Overflow with Hope by E. C. Jackson, 4/12/2024

  • Offshore Ambush by Sherri Wilson Johnson, 4/2/2024

  • Gladwynn Grant Gets Her Footing by Lisa R. Howeler, 03/21/2024

  • LaDelle & Jubilant by Cathy McIlvoy, 02/05/2024

  • A Summer on Bellevue by Lorri Dudely , 02/02/2024

  • To Love a Falcon by Nancy C. Williams, 01/27/2024

  • Muldoon’s Minnesota Darling by E.V. Sparrow, 01/27/2024

Reviews by Other Bloggers

Whispers of Wisdom

About the Book Book: Whispers of Wisdom Author: Marguerite Martin Gray Genre: Christian Historical Romance Release Date: February 13, 2024 Nicole wanders the ancient halls of Château Chenonceau, stirring up whispers from the secrets of a queen. Craving the wisdom of the philosophers of the day, Nicole straddles the line between servant and high society. Will acting as one of higher status bring her closer to her dreams? Perhaps not, but a treasure hunt with the knight in the tower

Spoon to Be Dead

A Shake Shop Mystery   Book: Spoon to Be Dead Author: Dana Mentink Genre: Cozy Mystery Release Date: October 31, 2023 A murder for the holidays is about to shake things up! Trinidad Jones is starting the festive season with sugary confections and a heaping scoop of worry as her shake shop enters its first Oregon winter. With snow abound and tourists trickling through, she’ll do anything to keep her milkshake dreams afloat, even if it means catering a holiday

The Starlet Spy

Book: The Starlet Spy Authors: Rachel Scott McDaniel Genre: Historical Christian Fiction Release Date: August, 2023 Hollywood Star Turns Spy In 1943, movie producer Henrik Zoltan approaches Amelie Blake under the guise of offering the Hollywood star a leading part in his upcoming film, but he has a more meaningful role in mind. Amelie’s homeland of Sweden declared neutrality in the war, but Stockholm has become the “Casablanca of the North.” When top-secret atomic research goes missing in Sweden, the

Legacy of Love

Legacy of Love on Tour with Celebrate Lit. Author: Kathy Mills Genre: Christian Nonfiction Release Date: January 31, 2023 Legacy of Love is a heartfelt memoir that delves into the author’s personal journey of facing troubles and finding peace in the midst of adversity. Drawing from the powerful scripture of John 16:33, the author shares her experiences of praying for protection and blessings, only to realize that God’s answer may not always come in the way she expects. When her

Book Tours

  • Whispers of Wisdom by Marguerite Martin Gray, 03/15 – 03/28/2024

  • Spoon to Be Dead by Dana Mentink, 10/14 – 10/27/2023

  • The Starlet Spy by Rachel Scott McDaniel, 08/29 – 09/11/2023

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