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: 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…

Book Review: Fake Death

by Victoria Tait a book review by Jackie Houchin Fake Death is the first book in Victoria Tait’s delightful Dotty Sayers Antique Mystery series (after the prequel novella, Hour Is Come*). It’s set in the English countryside among quaint cottages, farms, and pubs. If you are thinking “Miss Marple” you are not far off. Dotty Sayers,…

Book Review: A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and A Great War

by Joseph Loconte A Mini Book Review by Jackie Houchin This is a non-fiction book, showing how the horrors of war – while personally devastating to the famous authors C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien – were nevertheless experiences that prompted them to write their popular fantasy and allegoric books. In the first chapters,…