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I, Claudia: A Novel of the Ancient World

Lin Wilder


I love I, Claudia! This novel is a perfect blend of decription, emotion, expression, and historical connection. Reading from the shifting perspectives of Claudia and Lucius is instantly engaging. The author creates a deep connection between the characters and her readers, while painting the backdrop with elegantly crafted prose that brings the story to life. I read this aloud to my children, who are ages 11 to 18, and they did not appreciate my taking breaks between readings. It is definitely a story that is difficult to put down! I've never read anything by Lin Wilder before, but I am excited to be a new fan of this author.

My Name Is Saul: A Novel of the Ancient World

Lin Wilder

$17.50 $16.10

My Name Is Saul is an insightful and well-written read. Wilder does an excellent job researching information and presenting it in a way that's engaging, sharp, and thought-provoking. The novel flows seamlessly. The scenes in which St. Paul is in prison are extermely descriptive, providing the reader with a keen opportunity to envision what is taking place. The list of resources at the end of this novel is an excellent addition, showcasing the author's willingness to provide readers with a book that’s factually accurate but also pleasing, and it provides a starting point for those who choose to fact-check the information for themselves. Readers who are firm in their faith will find this book worthy of reading. However, it might be a bit difficult for those who are not familiar with the Bible, specifically the New Testament.

Chronomancer and the Time God: Death of a Paradise

III James J. Meadows


From its characters to its story line, there is a twist just around the corner the whole way through. It is made very clear that a second book will be out soon. I will try to get my hands on it and hope it continues the intricate narratives of the heroes of this tale. While other books might finish on a cliffhanger but could still stand alone, this book feels, to me at least, like it isn’t quite finished. Although it does have a postlude, it still leaves quite a few strings untied at the end. While there are some flaws in this book, it is true that nothing is perfect, and they can be set aside in order to enjoy a story of magic and mystery, of good and evil, and an adventure different from anything I’ve ever read.

This is your SHIFTING season: It's time to CHANGE course en route to your DESTINATION!

Jr. Michael L. Williams


Michael’s use of similes and metaphors for making the readers understand the various setbacks and motivations in life come from his observations. The author’s experiences over the years teach us how to start our vehicle called life, how to use the first gear, brakes, clutch and accelerator. He teaches the techniques of shifting gears – upshifting, downshifting, parking – and how they are relevant in changing course en route to your destination. The book has wonderful editing as keywords have been highlighted and boxes containing inspiring main lines drawn in most pages. I appreciate how the author has connected with his readers by converting this book into a personal diary where a Notes section has been provided at the end of each chapter to pen down personal observations. This book is a life changer and will appeal to the young and old alike.