(Book review) The Christmas blessing

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, ECLA co-president and long time book discussion leader   Introduction Title: The Christmas blessing Author: Melody Carlson Publisher: Revell Publication Date: 2017 Format: Hard cover Length: 167 pages OVERVIEW The Christmas blessing is a sweet Christmas story, almost a novella at less than 170 pages. Set in the 1940’s, Amanda Richards finds […]

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(Book review) Elite Guardians Series: Chasing Secrets

Reviewed by Clark Murray, a professional writing major at Taylor University.   Introduction Title: Elite Guardians Series: Chasing Secrets Author: Collaborative writers Publisher: Revell Publishing Publication Date: August 2017 Format: Paperback Length: 320 pages OVERVIEW Coming in at 4th in the Elite Guardians series, Chasing Secrets offers a broad array of characters and drama. Because the book is not long, I find it […]

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(Book review) All She Left Behind

Reviewed by: Diane Ash, retired teacher and current church librarian at the Federated Church of Sandwich   Introduction Title: All She Left Behind Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Publisher: Revell Publication Date: 2017 Format: Print book Length: 329 pages OVERVIEW Jennie Pickett is in a troubled marriage, has a young son, and longs to become a doctor as she struggles with life on […]

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SAVE THE DATE !!

The annual ECLA Libraries Conference will be held on October 14th, 2017. Click here for more information!

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(Book review) Choices

Reviewed by Kenzi Melody, a professional writing major at Taylor University.   Introduction Title: Choices Author: J.E. Laufer Publisher: Little Egg Publishing Company Publication Date: 2017 Format: Paperback Length: 102 pages OVERVIEW A decade after the horrors of the Holocaust, Kati and her husband Adolf have resettled in communist-controlled Budapest with their two young children. Once a rebellion is crushed by […]

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(Book review) Don’t blink

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, Co-president of ECLA and long time book discussion leader . Introduction Title: Don’t blink: What the Little Boy Nobody Expected to Live is Teaching the World about Life Author: Brandon and Brittany Buell Publisher: Tyndale Publication Date: 2016 Format: Hardcover book Length: 203 pages OVERVIEW Given the heartbreaking news that their expected son […]

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(Book review) Hope in the Land

Reviewed by: Aleigha Henn, a professional writing major at  Taylor University.   Introduction Title: Hope in the Land    Author: Olivia Newport Publisher: Shiloh Run Press Publication Date: 2016 Format: Paperback book Length: 316 pages OVERVIEW      This novel is about coming to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others. Set in in rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1936, the plot features an assorted […]

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(Book review) Single. Dating. Engaged. Married.

Reviewed by Megan Burkhart, a professional writing major at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.   Introduction Title: Single. Dating. Engaged. Married. Author: Ben Stuart Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: September 12, 2017 Format: Paperback Length: 236 pages OVERVIEW In his debut book, Ben Stuart unpacks what it means to follow the stages of being single, entering upon dating, getting engaged, and […]

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