An Author’s Take

Book Reviews by Jeannine Bennett

An Author’s Take2023-09-21T13:08:29-04:00

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

Coming Home to Truth

A Heartwarming Tale of Hope and Love "Coming Home to Truth" by Michelle De Bruin is a compelling work of inspirational historical fiction that invites readers to embark on a journey through the lives of its two central characters, Lacy Jones and Conrad Van Drunen. Lacy, a young high school graduate, is eager to break free from the constraints of her health struggles and life of poverty. She wants to experience true freedom. Lacy leaves her small town on an

Getting Reel

'Getting Reel' Sparks with Heart and Hollywood Flair "Getting Reel" proved to be an unexpectedly delightful read that I couldn't put down. What initially drew me in was the clever play on words in the title and the intriguing cover. As a fan of Christian Contemporary Romance books, I decided to give it a shot, and I'm so glad I did. The book's charm lies in its relatable portrayal of everyday situations, from misunderstandings to sibling rivalries and mental health

Itty Bitty Faith

Itty Bitty Faith: An Engaging Journey of Restoration and Romance "Itty Bitty Faith" is by Jennifer Sienes, an author whose books I have read in the past. I like Christian Contemporary Fiction Romance, so I gave this one a read. The book starts out with Alyssa Mitchell, a tenacious, single mother wading through life's trials. Brandon Jamison's return, as the father unaware of his son's existence because of his missionary work, sets the stage for a narrative filled with surprising

A Heart for News

Courage, Corruption & Romance This is the third book I have read by author Susan Beatty. I love her writing style. A Heart for News takes readers on a captivating journey to the mesmerizing Suamalie Islands. I found through the intertwining stories of journalist Margo Durand and race car driver Steve Grayson, the novel explores themes of courage, corruption, and budding romance. As Margo fearlessly pursues a dangerous investigation while battling her own fears, Steve seeks redemption and a chance

My Other Reviews


  • Capturing Hope by Angela Couch, 11/30/2023

  • Unstick Your Mind by Mimika Cooney, 11/22/2023

  • Tinsel and Tangles by Jennifer Sienes, 11/07/2023

  • Marshaling Her Heart by Mary Connealy, 11/03/2023

  • Garden of the Midnights by Hannah Linder, 10/30/2023

  • Texas Times by Caryl McAdoo, 10/19/2023

  • Tropical Target by Jennifer Pierce, 10/12/2023

  • Coming Home to Truth by Michelle De Bruin, 09/1/2023

  • Itty Bitty Faith by Jennifer Sienes, 08/30/2023

  • Getting Reel by Alyssa Roat and Hope Bolinger, 08/30/2023

Reviews by Other Bloggers

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

A Wedding in Wild Harbor

Book: A Wedding in Wild Harbor Author: Grace Worthington Genre: Clean Romance Release date: September 29, 2022 She needs a hero to save her beloved bookshop. He needs a girlfriend to satisfy his mother’s dying wish. Can this grump and sunshine pair work out the perfect deal for a happily ever after? If Cassidy Woods could make one dream come true, it would be to save her struggling bookshop from closing its doors. So when wealthy investor Liam Henry announces

Book Tours

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

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

  • Legacy of Love by Kathy Mills, 08/18 – 08/31/2023

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