Chastain’s Antonina Shows Courage of a Lion and Gentleness of a Lamb in “The Zookeeper’s Wife”

Title:  The Zookeeper’s Wife Directed by: Niki Caro Theatrical Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl Release Date: April 7, 2017 Reviewed by: Susan Tolleson Rating: PG-13 FA Scorecard: B The opening scenes of The Zookeeper’s Wife might lead viewers to believe they’re about to see a beautiful tale of the relationship between animals and […]

Book: The White Feather Murders

The White Feather Murders by Rachel McMillan Genre: historical, mystery Publisher: Harvest House Date: May 1, 2017 Reviewed by: Rachel Dixon Fiction Addict Scorecard: A Move over Ray DeLuca there is a new dream boat in town.     Toronto, 1914. Merinda Herringford and Jem Watts never could have imagined their crime-solving skills would set them up […]

The Lost Girl of Astor Street

The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill Genre: young adult, historical, mystery, Publisher: Blink Date: February 7, 2017 Reviewed by: Rachel Dixon & double take Lori Twichell Fiction Addict Scorecard: A When her best friend vanishes without so much as a good-bye, eighteen-year-old Piper Sail takes on the role of amateur sleuth in an […]

Book: The Illusionist’s Apprentice

The Illusionist’s Apprentice by Kristy Cambron Genre: historical, inspirational, faith Publisher: Thomas Nelson Date: March 7, 2017 Reviewed by: Rachel Dixon Fiction Addict Scorecard: A Boston, 1926. Jenny “Wren” Lockhart is a bold eccentric–even for a female vaudevillian. As notorious for her inherited wealth and gentleman’s dress as she is for her unsavory upbringing in […]

Book: When Tides Turn

When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin Genre: historical inspirational Publisher: Revell Date: March 14, 2017 Reviewed by: Rachel Dixon Fiction Addict Scorecard: A Every book in this series has been spectacular! Full of intrigue and drama, faith and freedom, handsome officers and daring heroines, and not to mention bursting with history! I have learned so […]

Book: Shine Like the Dawn

Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky Genre: inspirational historical romance Publisher: Multnomah Date: February 21, 2017 Reviewed by: Rachel Dixon Fiction Addict Scorecard: B I have not read many of Carrie’s books yet, but I love the settings she has chosen. Shine Like the Dawn takes place in 1903, at the beginning of the […]

Book: The Elusive Miss Ellison

The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller Genre: inspirational historical romance Publisher: Kregel Publications Date: Feb 28, 2017 Reviewed by: Rachel Dixon Fiction Addict Scorecard: C A beautiful setting and a heart touching tale of forgiveness and redemption. A very sweet story that had me falling in love with Gloucestershire and Beagle puppies! The Elusive […]