by Kathryn Albright | Oct 21, 2018 | Reviews
I have loved fairy tales since I was small. It’s probably why, after reading all the ones in the Red Fairy Tale Book and the Blue Fairy Tale Book, I graduated to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis and then on to The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings by Tolkien. Lately though, I’ve been reading a lot of very heavy non-fiction and biographies. So, in recently discovering Jenni James and her individually unique take on classic fairy tales has been a ray of whimsy in an otherwise serious and practical stack of books. Even her book cover is enchanting!
The Frog Prince by Jenni James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sometimes I just enjoy pure fantasy and fun in the midst of all the strife and seriousness of the world today. This take on the Frog Prince fairy tale by Jenni James was a pure delight to read. Fast-paced, unique in its twists, and sparkling dialogue–I enjoyed it so much! Escape-reading to be sure. Recommended for anyone in need of a break from reality!
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by Kathryn Albright | Oct 12, 2018 | Blog, Reviews
One nice thing about finishing a contract with my publisher, is that it allows me time to read a few books on my TBR (To Be Read) shelf. I first heard of the man Dietrich Bonhoeffer a year ago, and from then on his name seemed to come up frequently. Everything about him fascinated me and so I knew I had to read Eric Metaxas biography on this man as soon as I was done writing my last book. I just finished and here is my take on this book…
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Powerful biography of a fascinating man and his life. The methodical illumination by the author of Bonhoeffer’s love for Germany and for God and the conflict brought about by Hitler’s regime that threatened everyone until he felt he had to make a stand, gave me new insight into the harrowing times and also into this intelligent, thoughtful, insightful man. His life was an example and challenge to move beyond complacency in one’s faith walk and strive for a deeper relationship with God and then put faith into action.
I wish I’d had the chance to meet him in person. What a humble hero! I highly recommend this biography.
“If it is I who determines where God is to be found, then I shall always find a God who corresponds to me in some way, who is obliging, who is connected with my own nature. But if God determines where he is to be found, then it will be in a place which is not immediately pleasing to my nature and which is not all congenial to me. This place is the Cross of Christ. And whosever would find him must go to the foot of the Cross, as the Sermon on the Mount commands. This is not according to our nature at all, it is entirely contrary to it. But this is the message of the Bible, not only in the New but also in the Old Testament.” [Dietrich Bonhoeffer]
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by Kathryn Albright | Oct 3, 2018 | Events
I’m over at the USA Today Happy Ever After Blog with Joyce Lamb
talking about my
Five Favorite “Sweet” Movies!
You can check it out HERE!
by Kathryn Albright | Oct 1, 2018 | New Release
by Kathryn Albright | Sep 19, 2018 | Blog
I know it is not even Autumn yet, but I wanted to share my newest release with you!
Harlequin has released it on its own site on September 1st (for a nice discount!) and then
Amazon and Barnes and Noble released the print copy on September 18th
and will release the ebook on October 1st.
It all gets a little crazy for me!
This novella, Christmas With the Outlaw, is on of three stories in a collection titled A Western Christmas Homecoming.
It is the last story in the Oak Grove Series.
I will hate to say goodbye to all the friends I made in my fictional town!
To learn more and read an excerpt please head to the Book Page for A Western Christmas Homecoming!