Genre Archives: Fiction

The Recipe for Life (Book)

April 1, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Recipe for Life" is an emotional collection of stories marinated in practical advice. Author and film-maker Mark Maine sets a place at the table for readers hungry for tips on daily tasks from grocery shopping to getting enough sleep, while serving up a healthy side of spirituality. While [...]

Halflings (Novel)

January 24, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The genesis of Halflings came from the book of Genesis itself: “The sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose” (Gen. 6:2). But what happens to the children born to them? This is the intriguing question "Halflings" asks and begins to [...]

The Lost Medallion (Novelization)

June 3, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Bill Muir’s young adult novel “The Lost Medallion” is full of adventure, life lessons, and the occasional humorous situation. This is the archaeological/historical tale of a boy who learns about courage, loyalty, and what it means to be a leader, as well as an exciting tale of time travel. [...]

Home Run (Novelization)

March 1, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

I enjoyed “Home Run” so much that I read it in one sitting! The story immediately drew me in, and I found myself rooting for the deeply troubled protagonist to turn his life around. On the outside Cory Brand seems to have it all: money, fame, success, women. But on the inside, he is alone and [...]

Fatherless (Novel)

January 15, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

“Fatherless” is an intriguing and thought-provoking read. The book takes a look at many “what-if” scenarios as it follows four families of various economic positions and scrutinizes the plans of the politicians who run our future country. What if assisted suicide was legal and considered a [...]

The Frontier Boys (Novelization)

June 1, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

“The Frontier Boys” is a fast-paced adventure where sports, crime, and moral dilemmas meet. Based on the film of the same title, author and director John Grooters explores the consequences of big crime on a small town. Readers will find themselves drawn into the characters’ struggle between [...]

Unconditional (Novel)

September 21, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

I found Eva Marie Everson’s novelization of the movie “Unconditional” difficult to put down. The excellent writing is amplified by a mesmerizing story of hope, transcendence, and compassion. Although this novel contains a fair share of violence, it is neither gratuitous nor glorified. Many [...]

Code of Silence (Novel)

April 1, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I immediately cared for the three teen characters, Cooper, Gordy and Hiro. They are regular kids enjoying a regular life and sharing good times with a trusted adult, Frank, at a local hangout. After witnessing a robbery and beating, Cooper risks himself to protect [...]

Aldos Fantastical Movie Palace (Novel)

August 1, 2012

Dove Approved for All Ages

Chloe loves the family’s movie theater because when she is there no one can see her scars, which her father accidentally caused. Her father’s shame causes even deeper wounds in their relationship. When she meets a new neighbor who is blind, they definitely do not like each other but their [...]

The Last Martin (Novel)

May 1, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

“The Last Martin” is a fast-paced and quirky story of growing up, discovering your independence, and learning to truly live. When Martin Boyle concludes that his name is cursed and he has only weeks to live, his entire world is altered. Long an outsider at school and perpetually worried due to [...]