Tag: book

  • Editorial Review of Caitlin’s Song (Carson Chronicles #4) by John A. Heldt

    Caitlin’s Song is the fourth novel in the Carson Chronicles by John A. Heldt, which follows the adventures of time-traveling Carson siblings, Adam, Greg, Natalie, Cody, and Caitlin, as they try to reunite with their parents. They narrowly escape being shot down in a car chase in 1944 and wind up going through the portal […]

  • Review of Of Knights and Dogfights by Ellie Midwood

    Of Knights and Dogfights: A WWII Novel by Ellie Midwood My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ellie Midwood, expert of World War II historical fiction, has done it again. She’s crafted a gripping, emotional tale about the everyday person who lived through such harrowing times. In Of Knights and Dogfights, we meet two young men […]

  • Review of Final Mission: Zion – A World War 2 Thriller by Chuck Driskell

    Final Mission: Zion – A World War 2 Thriller by Chuck Driskell My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a powerful story of the resilience of the human spirit during times of atrocity and how ultimately our choices define us. Neil Reuter is an American who fought during the Great War and has since […]

  • A Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    A Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    In 2018, I… finished two manuscripts (fifth and sixth) completed about half of my seventh manuscript edited my third manuscript with the help of my writers group published my third book attended a writers conference at my local library for the second time attended the Algonkian Pitch Conference in New York City got feedback from […]

  • Excerpt from Mile Marker 139 (Unpublished) – Chapter 11

    December 31, 2017 – Sunday “You know I ain’t gonna be surprised,” Russ grumbles as Brandy drives. “Can you at least pretend?” his sister asks. Russ glances in her direction. Her wavy brown hair is pulled up in a high ponytail, and she’s dressed up, which means her nice jeans and a new sports jersey. […]

  • Excerpt from Rocks and Flowers in a Box (Unpublished Book)

    The first snow made its greeting just in time for Christmas. I stood on a stool, trying to place the star on top of the tree. Tristan sat in my dad’s old armchair, his nose buried in a book. Nearly toppling, I regained my balance and huffed, then pushed my hair out of my face. […]

  • Blogmas 2018 – Day 15 #christmas #blogmas #blogmas2018 #christmas2018

    Today’s post is an excerpt from Christmas Day of 1944 in my unpublished novel, Rocks and Flowers in a Box: We stepped into a winter wonderland after the service concluded. White dusted our shoulders as we made our way to the Speedster. When we reached the car, we stopped and looked at the heavens. “This […]

  • Excerpt from Hannah’s Rainbow: Every Color Beautiful (Chapter 29)

    On Christmas morning, Brenda was busy playing with her new toys in the living room, remarking that she needed a cradle and a buggy for the baby doll. Hannah worked in the kitchen at preparing a sweet potato casserole for later that day.  The whole family would be gathering at her parents’ house that afternoon […]

  • Blogmas 2018 – Day 12 #christmas #blogmas #blogmas2018 #christmas2018

      https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fcyndi.hilston%2Fvideos%2F10154756953580030%2F&show_text=0&width=560   Merry Christmas!! As a gift to you, I’m sharing with you a part of a Christmas chapter from my story, Hannah’s Rainbow, which is based on my late grandma’s life. I recreated what a typical Christmas morning was like at my house when growing up and Grandma would spend the night. While […]

  • Review of Indian Paintbrush (Carson Chronicles #3) by John A. Heldt

    My reviews for the first two book in the series: Review of River Rising (Carson Chronicles Book 1) by John A. Heldt Review of The Memory Tree (Carson Chronicles Book 2) by John A. Heldt Description: Arizona, December 1943. After surviving perilous six-month journeys to 1889 and 1918, the Carsons, five siblings from the present […]