A writer who slants his books pointedly toward an audience of members of the Church is Clair M. Poulson. Other mystery writers, though not all, in this market generally write within Church standards, but without specifically mentioning the Church. Poulson also gives his stories a decidedly rural connection exhibiting firsthand knowledge of ranching, farming, open spaces, and small towns. This latest mystery might be his best yet.
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It has been two years since the Schmidts lost Annie. About a month ago, my friend Angie, who is Michelle’s younger sister, asked if I would review a book they had written about this wrenching experience. I told her it would be my privilege. I knew the book would be tender, but it was beyond tender; it was vulnerable and intimate, an invitation into sacred space.
The Fall season brings many wonderful activities and new beauty to the landscape. But the one thing it brings to kids is fun, school parties, costumes and – candy. This review, and my next review, will be dedicated to bringing to you the best and newest Halloween books for families.
Rusty Ellis joins the ranks of an elite group of LDS Mystery writers with The Ransom Walsh Series. The first volume, Picture Perfect Murder, starts the series with an intriguing reversal of roles as police officers become victims and a criminal becomes the hunter. Fans of Claire Poulson, Gregg Luke, Stephanie Black, Traci Abramson, and other top writers in this genre will want to give Ellis a try.
Making friends can be hard for some people. Adjusting to classroom settings can be hard for others. Here are some great picture books that deal with feelings and learning the social aspects of school and dealing with the ups and downs of life. All of these books are perfect for ages three to eight.
School has once again begun and that can mean that reading for pleasure gets lost behind homework, extracurricular activities and sporting events. However, if you can keep kids excited about reading a good book they will find the time to read. So here are some outstanding books that will do just that!