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

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

Rescuing You

Thrilling Espionage and Heartfelt Rescues "Rescuing You" by Robin Patchen is a thrilling addition to the Wright Heroes of Maine series. As a fan of Patchen's work, I eagerly anticipated the book's release, and I was not disappointed. The story follows CIA agent Michael Wright whose world is shattered when his girlfriend, Leila, is abducted by a terrorist he's been pursuing. Blaming himself for not keeping her safe, Michael embarks on a dangerous mission to rescue her, even defying his

LaDelle & Jubilant

Heartwarming Southern Tale "Ladelle & Jubilant" by Cathy McILvoy is a charming Southern story set in the 1930s. It introduces us to Ladelle Harris, a strong-willed librarian at Tuskegee Institute, and her nephew, Jubilant. Ladelle loves things to be neat and predictable, but when she has to take care of Jubilant, her orderly life gets turned upside down. The book explores themes like faith, family, and change in a heartfelt way. As Ladelle and Jubilant navigate their new life together,

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

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

Hidden Danger

Author: Jerusha Agen Genre: Romantic Suspense (Christian) Release date: November 8, 2021 The greatest threat to this K-9 team is the one they don’t see coming. Cora Isaksson’s guilt has shadowed her life ever since drugs ensnared her brother and he disappeared. When Bradley suddenly returns, Cora and her narcotics detection K-9 are thrust into a battle against the drug cartel that wants him back. DEA Special Agent Kent Thomson has his own personal reasons for bringing justice to the

Raising Kids Who Care

Author: Susy Lee Genre: Non-fiction: Parenting and Family Release date: June, 2022 Imagine knowing what your kids care about, having them listen to what you care about, then doing something about it, together! Communication and connection are the key, and this is exactly what this book allows you to do. It guides you through 40 conversations to have with your kids, ones that really matter. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, educator or just care about kids and the world they’re

Finding Harmony

Authors: Alyssa Roat and Hope Bolinger Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance Release date: July 5, 2022 Can two people-pleasing musicians win the grand prize, or will they be forced to give up music for good? Newly hired worship leader Elijah Peterson can’t seem to catch a break with his church’s congregation. With conflicting demands from congregants, he struggles to find a way to make everyone happy, especially Don, a man who’s rumored to have driven out the last worship leader. Music

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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