An Author’s Take

Book Reviews by Jeannine Bennett

An Author’s Take2024-02-12T12:34:19-05:00

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

Be The Sunshine

A Ray of Positivity "Be the Sunshine" shares the real-life journey of someone named Sunshine, dealing with the pressures of having a name associated with constant happiness. As a first-time reader of this author, I found the book to be a sincere exploration of self-acceptance and embracing one's uniqueness. Unlike typical self-help books, "Be the Sunshine" doesn't prescribe happiness or positivity. Instead, it shares personal stories that delve into the author's life, emphasizing the importance of being true to oneself.

Tangles and Tinsel

A Heartwarming Holiday Novella Jennifer Sienes, known for her compelling storytelling, brings us "Tangles and Tinsel," a heartwarming novella that explores the complexities of human relationships against the backdrop of the holiday season. If you're familiar with her work, you'll appreciate the same quality of writing in this novella. Kimberley Saint John is the main character in the story. She wants peace and happiness during Christmas, especially because her father is now sober. She dreams of building a family, ideally

Marshaling Her Heart

"Marshaling Her Heart" by Mary Connealy was the first book I read by this author, and it was quite an adventure. The story is set in the Wild West, filled with romance, excitement, and some nail-biting moments. The main characters are Becky, a strong-willed ranch owner, and Nate, a former U.S. Marshal. When Nate suggests that Becky's ranch could be a good hideout for a group of marshals who are chasing a dangerous gang, it kicks off a captivating romance.

Garden of the Midnights

Secrets, Scandals, Lies and Love Garden of the Midnights is the first book I have read by Hannah Linder. I chose the book because I like the genre. I found the book to be a captivating and suspenseful novel set in Regency England. The story follows William Kensley, a wealthy gentleman who is framed for murder and forced to flee his home. He finds refuge at Rosenleigh Manor, where he meets Isabella Gresham, a beautiful and intelligent young woman. William

My Other Reviews


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

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

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

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

Reviews by Other Bloggers

Knowing and Following

  Author: Jeannine Bennett Genre: Christian Nonfiction, Women’s Bible Study Format Release date: December 12, 2021 What do you do when you realize God is love? Do you remain stuck in a life of bondage, or do you follow His ways to live a life of freedom? Imagine how easy life would be if everything happened by chance simply to give each of us our heart’s desires. It sounds pretty amazing until you realize not all individuals have the same

Her Guarded Heart

Author: Sharlene MacLaren Genre: FICTION / Christian/Romance/Historical Release date: February 1, 2022 At age twenty-one, Anna Hansen has had more than her share of hardship. Her mother died when she was eleven and her father just passed away under mysterious circumstances, leaving her to care for her ten-year-old brother, Billy Ray. She struggles to hang onto the family farm but it’s facing foreclosure and things are looking grim. Next door, Jesse Fuller’s drive, work ethic, and skill ensure that his family’s farm is a

Glimpses of God

Authors: Harriet E. Michael & Shirley Crowder Genre: Non-fiction, Christian Living, Devotional Release date: March 10, 2021 Creator God made the world in which we live. He placed the moon and stars in the sky, the rivers and ocean on the earth. He also created seasons throughout the year. Each season is defined by specific features and attributes that are common, although the degree varies depending on where one lives. In winter we think of cold weather. In spring, blooming

The Inn on Hanging Hill

Author: Christy Barritt Genre: Romantic Mystery Release date: October, 2021 Each house has a history. Each person has a secret. Each turn of events leads to danger. Lindsey Waters never wanted to return to the seaside inn where she grew up. Too many traumatic memories haunt the place, both from her childhood and from days gone by. But with guilt relentlessly chasing her after a tragic choice, she’s desperate for a fresh start. Mysterious incidents begin plaguing the inn—dangerous incidents—that

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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