An Author’s Take

Book Reviews by Jeannine Bennett

An Author’s Take2024-07-15T14:10:20-04:00

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!

Blessings,
Jeannine

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

12 Ways to Age Gracefully

Embrace the Youthful Spirit at Any Age 12 Ways to Age Gracefully: How to Look and Feel Younger caught my attention. It's the first book I've read by this author, and I was drawn to it because I desire to age gracefully. The author offers valuable insights and tips on how to make simple lifestyle changes that have a big impact. The book covers a range of topics, including boosting energy levels, improving brain health, managing stress better, and feeling good

Bold of Heart

Captivating Island Mystery with a Romantic Twist Bold of Heart by Susan K. Beatty is a thrilling and heartwarming tale set in the enchanting Suamalie Islands. Tamzin Murray, a dedicated follower of Jesus with a no-filter mouth and a vow for no romance, finds herself thrust into a fresh start when she takes a job as a reporter. Little does she know, this new adventure will pull her into a love triangle and a dangerous mystery. The story kicks off

Thanksgiving in Welcombe Bay

Journey of Love and Healing "Thanksgiving in Welcombe Bay" is the first book I've read by Kate Darroch, and it certainly won't be the last. I was initially drawn to the book by its captivating cover art and intriguing storyline, and it did not disappoint. The story brings to life the struggles and triumphs of two deeply flawed but ultimately lovable characters. Eric, an alcoholic former journalist, is trying to straighten out his life and give up drinking. Lily, haunted

Marcus and the Emperor’s Coin

An Adventure in Ancient Rome Through the Eyes of a Child This is the first children's audiobook by Dennis Conrad that I've listened to, and I chose it because I have grandchildren and wanted to see if it would be appropriate for them. I was pleased with how simple the storyline was while still conveying a rich and deep message. The story follows eight-year-old Marcus and his father on a mission for the Emperor, visiting places like mines and mints

My Other Reviews

Upcoming

  • To Speak His Name by Tara Johnson, 07/22/2024

  • Ransome Peace by Kathleen J. Robison, 07/20/2024

  • 12 Ways to Age Gracefully by Susan U. Neal, 07/15/2024

  • Bold of Heart by Susan K. Beatty, 07/8/2024

  • Thanksgiving in Welcombe Bay by Kate Darroch, 07/1/2024

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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