Book Review: Destination Unknown

By Agatha Christie A book review by Jackie Houchin DESTINATION UNKNOWN, formerly titled SO MANY STEPS, is an interesting read with an atmosphere of tension almost from the first page. A woman, flying from London to Casablanca in the throes of despair because of a recent humiliating divorce  and the sudden death of her young…

Book Review: Booked

By Kwame Alexander, narrated by author A whimsical mini Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin (with maybe a little spoiler or 2) BOOKED is a book that will make you laugh and cheer! It’s the story of a 12-year-old boy whose parents are breaking up and whose dad makes him read the dictionary to improve his…

Book Review: Evil In Emerald

by A. M. Stuart, narrated by Olivia Dowd an Audiobook review by Jackie Houchin EVIL IN EMERALD is a dense, atmospheric and multi-layered mystery novel. It’s set in 1910 in hot and sultry, English-ruled Singapore. The multiple crimes and criminals are widespread and seemingly unconnected. Until the end, of course. The heroes are Harriet Gordon, widow,…

Short Story Review: Green, The Cambridge Murder Mystery

by Charlot King A mini book review by Jackie Houchin GREEN is a free-from-the-author “taster” Short Story, the prequel to Charlot King’s Cambridge Murder Mystery series. It introduces the characters – Professor Elizabeth Green and Inspector Abley – in the posh acidemia setting of the University of Cambridge. The beautiful Professor Green is cool, calm,…

Book Review: In Times of Rain and War

By Camron Wright, narrated by Simon Vance A mini audiobook review by Jackie Houchin. IN TIMES OF RAIN AND WAR is a well written story about the beginnings of World War II in England when the devastating “blitz” bombing began. The main character is an American who comes to learn from and help a rag-tag squad…

Book Review: My Side of the Mountain

by Jean Craighead George a book review by Jackie Houchin MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN by Jean Craighead George is an engrossing tale of a boy who ran away from home in the city, and never when back. He became instead what the newspapers later called “a wild boy.” But in truth he was not…

Journey to the Cross, a 40-day Lenten Devotional

an audiobook review by Jackie Houchin Journey to the Cross by Paul David Tripp, narrated by Bevan Greiner In this Lenten Devotional, Paul Trapp takes his readers on a slow walk through the last days of Jesus’ life, particularly those leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection. It’s a very personal study and one I wanted…

What Happened at the Cross, the Price of Victory

an audio book review by Jackie Houchin What Happened at the Cross by Billy Graham, narrated by Milton Bagby This audio book brought back memories of the Billy Graham Crusades I’ve attended or watched on television. First there are some awesome vocalists with beautiful, heart-rending songs. Then Billy might make a few comments about someone…