BOOK REVIEW – Christmas in Winter Hill

Melody Carlson (Author), Marisa Blake (Narrator) An Audibook Review by Jackie Houchin  Christmas in Winter Hill is another happy story by Melody Carlson, who knows how to write books that cheer you (even when things are going badly and you think all is lost), and assure you that everything really will turn out for the best. That girl…

BOOK REVIEW – Frozen In Time: an Epic Story of Survival

Mitchell Zuckoff (Author, Narrator), HarperAudio (Publisher) An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin    Frozen In Time is an extraordinary true story about WWII servicemen on missions who crashed their war planes on Greenland’s ice cap in 1942-3 and the daring and sometimes unsuccessful attempts at rescuing them. It’s about human survival under unendurable circumstances, valor, and selflessness beyond…

BOOK REVIEW – Mrs Jeffries and the Silent Knight

Emily Brightwell (Author), Jennifer M. Dixon (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher) An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin I enjoyed Mrs. Jeffries and the Silent Knight. The super-smart housekeeper and the staff of Inspector Witherspoon always help him solve the murder cases, but without him knowing it. The idea is clever and you DO feel sorry for the man, as kindly but…

BOOK REVIEW – Christmas at Carnton: A Novella

by Tamera Alexander (Author), Devon O’Day (Narrator), Thomas Nelson (Publisher) An Audiobook Review by Jackie  Houchin   Christmas at Carnton is a heartwarming faith-based story set during the Civil War in the South (Tennessee). A desperate war widow with a young son and a baby on the way struggles to make her way. She has only a few days left…

BOOK REVIEW – The Christmas Joy Ride

Melody Carlson (Author), Cecily White (Narrator), Vision Audiobooks LLC (Publisher)  An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin The Christmas Joy Ride is another light, fun, heart-warming Christmas story by Melody Carlson. Thirty-something Miranda’s elderly neighbor, Joy (born on Christmas), wants to make one more trip in her RV down Route 66. She has sold her home in Chicago and is heading…

BOOK REVIEW – The Christmas Blessing

Melody Carlson (Author), Cecily White (Narrator), Dreamscape Media, LLC (Publisher) An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin The Christmas Blessing is another feel-good Christmas story by excellent writer, Melody Carlson. There is a sad beginning, a time of desperation, struggle, and loss when it feels like there’s no hope, and then a wonderful last-minute reprieve. This writer surely knows how to…

BOOK REVIEW – A Christmas by the Sea

Melody Carlson (Author), Emily Durante (Narrator), Dreamscape Media, LLC (Publisher) An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin This is a feel-good, hopeful story that I loved. A sweet romance about a young widow, Wendy Harper, and her son returning to the cottage by the sea in Maine, where she spent idyllic summers with her grandparents. Now, it is hers, by inheritance,…