Book Review – The Ghost of Midnight Lake

by Lucy Strange (Author, Narrator), Scholastic Audio (Publisher) An AUDIOBOOK REVIEW by Jackie Houchin   This mesmerizing read was actually impossible for me to turn off once I started. (I listened way past midnight.) Both the evocative writing of the story itself, and the perfect narration (by the author, Lucy Strange) make THE GHOST OF MIDNIGHT LAKE an…

Who is God? – “I AM WHO I AM”

A Christian Essay by Jackie Houchin Who am I? Who are YOU? We humans define ourselves in relation to other people, places, and things. I am a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a wife, a mother, a grandmother. I am a homeowner, a neighbor, a Little Free Library curator. I am a believer, a member…

Book Review – C.S. Lewis’ Letters to Children

by Lyle W. Dorsett (Editor), Marjorie Lamp Mead (Editor) A Book Review by Jackie Houchin   LETTERS TO CHILDREN by C.S. Lewis is a delightful collection of short notes and letters that the “Narnia” author wrote to children in answer to their letters over a period of about nineteen years, from 1944 – 1963. Lewis received thousands of letters…

Book Review – The Narrowboat Summer

Anne Youngson (Author), Helen Lloyd (Narrator) An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin This sweet, rambling story made me smile throughout. Adventure, new settings and situations, plus fascinating people over a broad spectrum of life stories. Never a dull moment even if it is in a slow-moving boat along a map work of canals in rural England. I loved…

BOOK REVIEW – Caverns

by G. B. Pool A book review by Jackie Houchin G.B. Pool has written a suspense thriller that will raise your pulse, quicken your breathing, and have you sitting on the edge of your chair. And if you have claustrophobia, get nervous when you go down into caves, or are afraid of large creatures in…

Who Murdered Uncle Ebenezer?

by S. F. Nightingale A Book Review by Jackie Houchin Who Murdered Uncle Ebenezer? is a short (18k) clean, cozy mystery. It’s the first in the series featuring Reverend Devin Grant. Set in New Hampshire this first book takes place during a winter storm. The Reverend has an appointment to review wedding plans with a…

Sarah, An Amish Romance

by Sylvia Price. A book review by Jackie Houchin SARAH is a sweet romance set in Amish country. Sarah’s mother has died and her harsh father – a leader in the community – is insisting that his 20-year-old daughter marry. Her mother had said Sarah could wait and find a man she loves, but her…

Book Review: The Screwtape Letters

by C. S. Lewis, and read by Ralph Cosham An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins Unabridged Audiobook Release date: 09-01-06 Language: English Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. C.S. Lewis mentions in the opening remarks that this was the hardest of his books to write, because in it he had to ignore…