Friday, July 30, 2021

Why Write World War II Novels?

 By Kelly Bridgewater

 Why do you write in the genre you write in is a popular question that many people have asked me?

 My first World War II novel that I read, and I have read everything by her, is Sarah Sundin’s novels from her first series. I loved the stories and couldn’t wait to get my hand on more of her writing.

 When I was a little girl, I would spend time at my maternal grandfather’s house and ask him about stories when he was a little boy. I learned some funny stories. Like where he got his middle name. His middle is Emerald, just like the paint color.

 When my grandfather was born, they had not picked out a name for him, so his mother saw a paint can in the windowsill that they were using to paint something, and it read Emerald Green paint, so they named his middle name Emerald. Too funny. And that name has been passed down to my uncle and my cousin. A strong legacy for sure.

Have you heard of the American Girl Dolls?

 Of course, who hasn’t.

Anyways, as a young girl, I received the catalog, but my parents didn’t make a lot of money, so I never received one. I always wanted a Molly doll. She is an eight-year-old girl who was surviving World War II in America. It talks about all the struggles she has to deal with while her father has been shipped off to fight. All the sacrifices her family has to make back home. I wanted to learn more about World War II and devoured Molly’s stories.

I love a story with a redemption story and / or a transformation story, so World War II is populated with brave heroes and heroines who amaze me with every different story that I read. I can’t imagine being the age of some of these characters and doing what they had to do. They are true hero’s in my eyes. I love their bravery.

Plus, I fascinated with the time period. How could others fall in line so easily without questioning anything that was going on? I guess, with the current state of America, we might be figuring this question outside for ourselves. I pray that I am wrong. But it doesn’t look good for America’s future.

What about you? What draws you to write stories in a certain time period?


Monday, July 26, 2021

Lisa Harris: The Chase

 By Kelly Bridgewater

US Marshal Madison James may not be sure who shot her three months ago, but she does know one thing--it's time to get back out into the field. When her partner, Jonas Quinn, receives a message that a federal warrant just came in on a man connected to a string of bank robberies, Madison jumps at the chance to get back to work. What she and Jonas find is a bank robbery in progress that's gone wrong--and things are about to get worse.

For these bank robbers, it's never been just about the money. It's about taking risks and adrenaline rushes, and getting caught is not part of the game. When the suspects escape, Madison and Jonas must hunt them down and bring them to justice before someone else--someone close to them--gets hurt . . . or worse.

From Seattle to the San Juan Islands, bestselling author Lisa Harris takes you on a nonstop chase where feelings are complicated and failure isn't an option.


My Thoughts:

The Chase by Lisa Harris is just like the title suggests. A chase. A chase to find the bank robbers. Through the city. Through hotels. Through back alleys. The plot definitely moves every second. While readers may think they know how the story ends, Harris throws another wrench in the plans and have the heroine and hero on the chase again. The plot was well-written and wonderful for fans who enjoy tons of action in their storylines. On the other hand, the romance is hinted at and even flirted with, but nothing comes out of the budding emotions currently. (There is a third book coming!) I actually enjoy this element of the novel. Too many suspense or contemporary romance, for that part, the romance occurs way too quickly. Then the rest of the story centers around the romance and the suspense takes a back seat. When I read a suspense novel, I want the suspense, not the romance. It can be there, but I do not want it to be the main story thread. On a different note, Harris' writing is excellent. Readers will feel the chase and the frustration of not catching them again and again. Overall, The Chase by Lisa Harris is a fast-paced, little romance story that is right up my alley. I believe fans of suspense will enjoy this novel. I sure did.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Flip or Flop

 By Kelly Bridgewater

 Have you watched Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland or Enchanted?

 In both movies, both heroines fall down into a tree or a well and end up in a different world. They hit rock bottom, and then the world flips upside down for them to land another hard surface. Once this happens, Alice sees through a door into this strange world, which we know is Wonderland; whereas, in comparison, Gesell looks through a manhole and sees the lights and glitter of Times Square in New York City.

 In order for Alice or Gesell to accept their new reality, they have to see the world they know in a completely different perspective. I know this works in a fantasy story, since they are both fantasy stories, but would this work for a writer when she is trying to beat writer’s block?

Since I like to dive into historical suspense, sometimes, I can’t think of where to go from here. How do I make my characters squirm more? What would have happen if this was a historical story that is true to the time period?

What if I wrote the scene, in another document, of course, since I don’t want to mess up what I have originally been working on, in a different genre?

So for instance, what if I was in the middle of a battle scene in my setting, which is World War II, and I take the character out and place her, for the moment, in a modern setting. How would she react? Would it allow me to find the ways to make my characters squirm?

Sometimes I found it helpful to jump into another character’s setting or time period and allow my characters to roam around in this world to make it easier for them to squirm. It also helps me to think of ways to make them stronger as a character.

Have you tried to flip your characters on their head by putting them into a completely different time period or setting? How about taking a historical western story and place it in a space opera? That would be interesting.

What do you think?

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Connilyn Cossette: Between the Wild Branches

 By Kelly Bridgewater

 Ten years ago Lukio fled Kiryat-Yearim, where he'd been adopted by the Levite family who guarded the Ark of the Covenant. Feeling betrayed by everyone, he returned to his birthplace in Philistia to become a famous fighter. Now the champion of Ashdod, Lukio has achieved every goal with the help of his ruthless cousin. But just as he is set to claim the biggest prize of all, the daughter of the king, his past collides with his present in the form of Shoshana.

After a heartbreaking end to her secret friendship with Lukio, Shoshana thought to never see the boy with the dual-colored eyes and the troubled soul again. But when she is captured in a Philistine raid and enslaved in Ashdod, she is surprised to find that the brutal fighter known as Demon-Eyes is Lukio himself. 

With explosive secrets and unbreakable vows standing between them, finding a way to freedom for both may cost them everything.


My Thoughts:

Between the Wild Branches by Connilyn Cossette is a Biblical story that dives into another Moses type storyline. What I mean by that is that the plot features a character that moved up into the realm of the non-Hebrews, gains wealth, and then observes the mistreatment of the Hebrews and tries to save as many as he can. While the plot does feature a dynamic romantic storyline, it was not painful to observe. The characters were separated because of their place in society. The hero is a fighter who has massed tons of wealth from his ability to fight; whereas, the heroine is a slave in the king's household. The plot is interesting, but at times, it does drag to me. One of my favorite things of a Cossette novel is her research. She brings a tiny aspect of the Bible to life for me. I always feel like I am there, watching these things occur. I can't imagine having that ability. She is a wonderful storyteller who captures my attention. Overall, Between the Wild Branches by Connilyn Cossette captures the imagination and allows readers to learn more about the Bible world and brings it to life for the readers.

I received a complimentary copy of Between the Wild Branches by Connilyn Cossette, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Monday, July 19, 2021

J'nell Ciesieski: The Ice Swan

 By Kelly Bridgewater

About the Book

Book:  The Ice Swan

Author: J’Nell Ciesielski

Genre: Historical Romance

Release date: July 6, 2021

Amid the violent last days of the glittering Russian monarchy, a princess on the run finds her heart where she least expects it.

1917, Petrograd. Fleeing the murderous flames of the Russian Revolution, Princess Svetlana Dalsky hopes to find safety in Paris with her mother and sister. But the city is buckling under the weight of the Great War, and the Bolsheviks will not rest until they have erased every Russian aristocrat from memory. Svetlana and her family are forced into hiding in Paris’s underbelly, with little to their name but the jewels they sewed into their corsets before their terrifying escape.

Born the second son of a Scottish duke, the only title Wynn MacCallan cares for is that of surgeon. Putting his talents with a scalpel to good use in the hospitals in Paris, Wynn pushes the boundaries of medical science to give his patients the best care possible. After treating Svetlana for a minor injury, he is pulled into a world of decaying imperial glitter. Intrigued by this mysterious, cold, and beautiful woman, Wynn follows Svetlana to an underground Russian club where drink, dance, and questionable dealings collide on bubbles of vodka.

Out of money and options, Svetlana agrees to a marriage of convenience with the handsome and brilliant Wynn, who will protect her and pay off her family’s debts. It’s the right thing for a good man to do, but Wynn cannot help but hope the marriage will turn into one of true affection. When Wynn’s life takes an unexpected turn, so does Svetlana’s—and soon Paris becomes as dangerous as Petrograd. And as the Bolsheviks chase them to Scotland and beyond, Wynn and Svetlana begin to wonder if they will ever be able to outrun the love they are beginning to feel for one another.


My Thoughts:

The Ice Swan by J'nell Ciesieski is a mixture of the Ice Swan with a little bit of Russian history during World War I and after. The plot was a different, but it captured my attention. There were moments that I flipped through the story in the second half because nothing was happening, but a little thoughts and pondering on their relationship and where they should go from here. It featured the early stages of cardiology, so I found that interesting. There was instances of the threat of influenza that killed many people during World War I, so it was nice to see history played out before my eyes. Other than that, I, personally, wanted to see more with the Bear bar. It held more intrigue than the rest of the plot. Underhand deals. Gambling. Sex trade. Not that Ciesieski showed any of these things. She did keep the story in the safe category, but the reader can allow their imaginations to run wild and catch what was hidden off stage. Overall, The Ice Princess was an okay story, but it was not my favorite story about World War I. It was definitely different since it featured the Russian side to World War I. If readers enjoyed this story, they might want to pick up Romanov's by Nadine Brandes.

I received a complimentary copy of The Ice Swan by J'nell Ciesieski from Thomas Nelson Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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About the Author

With a passion for heart-stopping adventure and sweeping love stories, J’nell Ciesielski weaves fresh takes into romances of times gone by. When not creating dashing heroes and daring heroines, she can be found dreaming of Scotland, indulging in chocolate of any kind, or watching old black and white movies. Winner of the Romance Through the Ages Award and the Maggie Award, she is a Florida native who now lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and lazy beagle. Learn more at


More from J’nell

When we think of the Great War we often only think about events happening right on the battlefield of France, Belgium, and Germany. It was a time of great upheaval for so many people and countries, none more so than Russia. It was during the Great War that the Bolsheviks rose up against the monarchy, assassinated the tsar and his family, and plunged Russia into civil war. The country was in such chaos that they pulled out of the war to deal with their own revolution. The Russian Revolution was the result of centuries of oppression and imperialism that finally boiled over. As the Bolsheviks seized power, nobles and anyone associated or favorable to the monarchy were stripped of their privileges and homes, many killed, and still thousands of others fled in fear of their lives where they became the great wave of White emigres. 

The stories of the ill-fated Anastasia and the evil Rasputin are legendary, but it wasn’t until recently when I watched a Russian miniseries called Road to Calvary that I became fascinated with the nobles and their struggle and from all that an idea sparked that would become my upcoming release, The Ice Swan. It’s about a Russian princess fleeing the Revolution to Paris in 1917 where she meets a handsome surgeon who is breaking new grounds in cardiology. We see the plight of the White emigres who have taken refuge in Paris and founded their own little Russia in the heart of the city, the exhausted City of Light after four years of war, the overflowing hospitals, and highly controversial advancements in surgery. Plus, a romance to prove that true love can overcome any difference and who doesn’t need a little more love these days?

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Writing Utensils

By Kelly Bridgewater

 As a writer, I love to have tons of writing supplies on hand.

I love the smell and feeling of owning a new notebook or journal.

I love writing with my favorite pens.

I’m a little OCD, so I have to have a planner and have my entire life planned and mapped out.

I love to take notes on everything I read.

I love to write to-do lists. It is the highlight of my Sunday evenings when I can sit down and prepare for the upcoming week.

Today, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite things:


For years, I have taken a 50 cent Composition notebook and crafted my own planner because no planners in the store were crafted the way that I wanted it to be. But then Susan May Warren and my Book Therapy came out with a My Story Matters Planner in 2018, I believe, and I have been wanting one, but the money was never there at the right time. This year, I bought one!!! I have been using it all year, and I love it.



I love a thick journal with tiny lines, so I can write tons of ideas or jot lists, prayer lists, and anything else I deem necessary to keep track of. I usually buy a couple every year. I have a huge stack of them that are not used.

I even try to find some so that I can craft my stories in them. I believe I hand write better when I put pen to paper. My ideas and the story actually flow better than typing my story in. Not that I don’t do that too, but something about writing the story in a notebook really gets me.



I adore Pilot G-2 Gel Pens. I love the different colors. I love the blue ones, which I use with most of my writing. I adore the purple one. I enjoy the read one when I have to edit. Trust me. Must be the teacher in me. I’m always on the search for a discounted price on these pens because they are pretty expensive for my tight fixed budget.



I love also writing on a computer. I can type over 70 words a minute, so I can type a document pretty fast. Sometimes that helps when writing a fast scene because as fast as I throw the characters into a dilemma, I need those words to spill pretty quickly on the pages. Writing with my hand does not keep up with my imagination when I am writing those scenes. Plus, I love the portability of taking a laptop outside or to a park to take advantage of the cooler weather or the beautiful fall leaves. I have even went outside to compose when it was snowing once. I took my chair, warm beverage, and sat outside while the snow was falling on my head. I crafted a sweet scene in the middle of a snowstorm that way. All about the hands-on experience for the readers.


What about you? What are some of your must-have writing supplies? 

Monday, July 12, 2021

Carrie Stuart Parks: Woman in Shadow

 By Kelly Bridgewater

Carrie Stuart Parks combines her expertise as a forensic artist with her ability to craft a gripping story in this page-turning web of light and shadow.

A woman off the grid.

Darby Graham thinks she's on a much-needed vacation in remote Idaho to relax. But before she even arrives at the ranch, an earthquake strikes—her first clue that something is amiss. Then when a cabin on the edge of town is engulfed in flames and problems at the ranch escalate, Darby finds herself immersed in a chilling mystery.

A town on fire.

A serial arsonist sends taunting letters to the press after each fire. As a forensic linguist, this is Darby’s area of expertise . . . but the scars it’s caused her also the reason she’s trying to escape from her life.

A growing darkness.

As the shadows continue to move in, the pieces of the town around her come into sharper focus. Can she trust the one man who sees her clearly?


My Thoughts:

Woman in Shadow by Carrie Stuart Parks is a hunt or be hunted story through the Yellowstone National Park area. The story takes places at Mule Shoe resort as a art community. First, the story starts out with flushing out the characters and the surroundings. Then the story advances into the conflict. After that the conflict takes over the story and pushes all the characters to their boundaries. One of my favorite parts was that the story actually focused on the conflict, Parks did not craft a romance story that took away from the immediate danger that the characters were in. I did like the setting. It was one of my favorite parts. As someone who has never been out to Yellowstone National Park; I loved being able to explore and discover this part of the country. Overall, Woman in Shadow by Carrie Stuart Parks is a keep readers on their toes type of story. Readers will not see what is the climactic moment or the showdown until the moment happens.

I received a complimentary copy of Woman in Shadow by Carrie Stuart Parks through Thomas Nelson Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Friday, July 9, 2021

Revelation 3: 14-22

 By Kelly Bridgewater

 To the Church in Laodicea

14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation.

15 “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. 17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. 19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. 21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’” (English Standard Version. Bible


Wow! A Scripture to definitely describe America anymore. We are so lukewarm, and we do nothing for the sake of the church. We believe in God, but we are not on fire for him. Sometimes we are afraid to spread the love of God and talk about him because what will someone else to doesn’t believe it God will stay. I believe, now, it is more important than ever to shine the light of Jesus. Our country is hurting. Our country is begging for a reprieve from all the hate and anger in our world. This is evident by the people who voted for Joe Biden to be our president. (I did not vote for this uncapable president!) Our country is crying out for redemption. It is time for everyone who knows the light to make a stand.

Or there won’t be a place of FREEDOM and Peace left for our children to call home. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Janice Cantore: Breach of Honor

 By Kelly Bridgewater

As a police officer in Table Rock, Oregon, Leah Radcliff puts her life on the line to help others every day. But at home, Leah’s battling her own personal nightmare: Brad, her abusive husband, a fellow officer, celebrated hero, and beloved son of a powerful prominent family. Brad’s violent outbursts and suspicious activities have left Leah physically and emotionally scarred, until one desperate action to put a stop to his abuse results in deadly consequences.

Though public opinion seems ready to convict Leah, Officer Clint Tanner is one of the few to believe she acted in self-defense. As he works with Leah’s attorney to produce the evidence they need, new truths about Brad’s dark side come to light—and reveal a deep-rooted problem in Table Rock. There are some who have breached their sworn duty to serve and protect . . . and they’ll do anything to keep their secret safe.


My Thoughts:

Breach of Honor by Janice Cantore starts with a domestic abuse case and then moves into the heroine’s perspective. Leah Radcliff starts to show the abuse she receives at the hand of her husband. In a last minute effort to stop the abuse, Leah makes a decision that derails her entire future. But it was in a good way. My favorite part of this whole story was watching God’s hand on Leah’s life. To her, it appeared to be a dark place, but she finally learned, with the help of others that God has always been there and guided every choice to bring her to him. I loved this aspect. If only everyone, myself included, could believe this. As for Clint Tanner, the hero, he is a believer, a cop, and the number one cheerleader for Leah. What a great man of God! He would definitely be someone women should hope would fall in love with them. A leader who keeps both people focused on God. As for the suspense, it was not the typical suspense novel. There was an inciting incident that jump starts the novel. As the story progresses, there is threats on Leah’s life, but not as drastic as a character who is running for her life. In the end, there is a climactic moment and a show down, so it ends like one too. Overall, Breach of Honor by Janice Cantore was a good look at God’s hand on the each person’s life. I enjoyed reading this novel and cannot wait to see what else Cantore comes up with.

I received a complimentary copy of Breach of Honor by Janice Cantore from  Tyndale Publishing,  but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Monday, July 5, 2021

Rachel D. Russell: Then Came You

 By Kelly Bridgewater

So, what’s your name? I mean, if you’re going to be my plus-one for the parade, I should at least know your name.”

“Plus-one?” He shook his head. “Boone Buckam. And I can’t believe you got me into this.”

“Well, Boone Buckam, you’re about to find out exactly how much fun Fish Pic can actually be. Think of it like it’s a happy accident.”

He’s in Deep Haven to relax.

Detective Daniel “Boone” Buckam is more than burned out. After fourteen stellar years on the job, one bad judgment call—and, fine, a whole lot of cynicism—has forced him into a mandatory vacation. If he can get his head on straight, there’s a job as Police Chief waiting for him back in his Minneapolis suburb.

But then he meets Vivien.

Actress Vivien Calhoun isn’t really a drama queen. Sure, she gets swept up in the emotions of life—but please, she’s an actress. Or, um, was until a stalker made her flee the bright lights of Broadway. Now, she’s passionate about directing her local theater production. But when she accidentally ropes an uptight police detective on vacation into her cast, she can’t help but wonder if he might be the leading man she’s always longed for.

Of course, she’s in trouble.

Boone can’t help but like Vivien. He might even have a type—vivacious and bubbly, with a penchant for attracting danger. He can smell trouble even if she can’t, and is pretty sure her stalker has hunted her all the way to Deep Haven. He’ll have to stay by her side—even if it means being in her silly play—to keep her safe. But Vivien is more than he expected as she helps him discover a part of him he’s locked away…the part that said he could never love again.

So much for relaxing.

It’s summertime in Deep Haven, and the fun is heating up in this laugh-out-loud, charming story.


My Thoughts:

Then Came You by Rachel D. Russell brought Boone from the PJ Sugar series to the forefront of the story. With Boone being a detective and Vivien being an actress, tension and drama follow them throughout the entire story. From the first chapter, Vivien is hiding but wanting to satisfy her desire to be actress. Boone is also trying to take a break from police work and all the drama that he left behind from PJ Sugar. It takes a while for the romance to blossom on the pages of the story. The story has tension and electricity sparkling over the pages. Boone and Vivien are thrown in moments where they have to rely on each other and feelings bloom. With Boone being a detective, Russell threw in a little bit of suspense element, which I really enjoyed. Suspense novels are one of my favorite genres to read. Of course, the predictable ending occurs between Boone and Vivien. Again, like all the returning novels to Deep Haven, I have enjoyed seeing popular characters from other novels by Susan May Warren appear in this story. They make the town feel homey and definitely a place that readers feel comfortable in. Overall, Then Came You by Rachel D. Russell is a feel good romance novel with the happily-ever-after moment for readers who need those moments in their stories.

I received a complimentary copy of  Then Came You  by Rachel D. Russell and Susan May Warren from Sunrise Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating:  4 out of 5 stars

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Friday, July 2, 2021

4th of July

 By Kelly Bridgewater

Fourth of July

This is the only holiday that I enjoy and stand during the summer even though it is really hot.

This holiday reminds me of the freedoms that America has.

Freedom to worship how we please.

Freedom to be educated.

Freedom to talk bad about the government without fear of losing your life.

Freedom to own property.

Freedom to raise your children as you, the parent, sees fit.

But . . .

This year, I am feeling a little sad.

America, with the help of Biden, Harris, Black Lives Matter, and Antifa, are taking AWAY these freedoms.

Freedoms that make America great.

Freedoms that make America the beacon for other people in the world to want to come and experience the correct way.

No illegal immigrants crossing the border, demanding free housing, education, and healthcare right away without going through the proper channels that are set up, so they can enjoy those freedoms too.

Cancel culture.

Can’t have students learning about America’s history or the world’s history for that matter.

Yes, our’s and the world’s history has been horrific, but our children can learn so much from knowing what went wrong from the past and moving forward to stop it from happening again.

Erasing statues, laws, books, and lessons will not help the future generations.

Everyone is offended by petty things anymore.

I stand with the American flag. I will NEVER kneel before the flag. I am proud to be part of this great country.

I love our history.

I love our country.

I love having the ability to push back against what I disagree with.

I love being able to worship God without fear of being murdered for my faith.

If you are offended by America’s history and demand others to change who they are for you, then YOU need to leave this country. Plenty of places in Russia, Korea, or Africa that you can call home.

I love America and the freedom’s all citizens are entitled to.

Do you stand with me?