BOOK REVIEW: The Gift is in the Giving by Bill Arienti (A great holiday read)


“If you need help getting into the Christmas spirit this book will do it!”

This Fireman needs a standing ovation. While I read this book I became amazed by the circumstances and the outcomes. The gifts in this book are miraculous. Who needs superheroes when you have a fireman like the fireman in this book! This is what Christmas is all about.  The fireman in The Gift is in the Giving sees so much loss and destruction. He does what he can to bring hope and inspiration. This fireman is a hero. This book is a MUST READ!

This book tares the heart for the victims but then brings a smile to the face and a glow of warmth with the giving of each gift. It makes me want to get out there and drop presents on doorsteps of those in need, knock, and then run- lol!

This book is the perfect book to read cuddled up in a blanket, sitting by the fire, and maybe some cocoa on Christmas Eve- A great book to read aloud to the family.

~H.E. Olsen

Quick links to- The Gift is in the Giving


Kharis Publishing

Barnes & Noble (Ebook)



Book Review: Where the Water Rages by Jacquelyn Sill

32468748I just finished Where the Water Rages by Jacquelyn Sill. What an amazing story! Jacquelyn Sill did a great job portraying, not just physical struggle, but our inner struggle as well- oh, how our emotional waters can rage.

Jacquelyn also did an amazing job bringing to light sex trafficking and how it affects the child. Jacquelyn wrote on this subject very delicately. Her book is a must read! Also, don’t forget the tissue near the end.

~Author H.E. Olsen




Links to Where the Water Rages-


Kharis Publishing


BOOK REVIEW: Victim of Shame by Mian Mohsin Zia (I love this book)

I just finished “Victim of Shame’ and I’m kind-of speechless. I love a book that touches deeply and unfolds answers to hard questions throughout the story. I can relate to both main characters in my own way. This book had my eyes watering several times and it was hard for me to stop reading. This story is now on my favorite book list, thank you Author Mian Mohsin Zia.

I give this book a 5 star rating for the depth of life and the struggles so deep that they are life changing- “Why me, God!”

~Author H.E. Olsen

Book Review:’Once, Ask Me Anything, Not Love’- by Mian Mohsin Zia

Loosing myself into the characters of ‘Once, Ask Me Anything, Not Love’ by Mian Mohsin Zia I find myself giggling at the main characters’ actions, I can feel the embarrassment in the awkward moments, and I struggle with anticipation as the story comes to an end. I love a book that draws me in, makes me feel, and brings me to see beyond myself- this book does just that. Get your copy and enjoy.

I give this book a 5 star rating for true love, lessons learned, and the message I received within the story.

~ Author H.E. Olsen

-Links for ONCE-
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Book Review: ‘WRINKLES’- A Perfect MOTHER’S DAY Read

I absolutely love the book “Wrinkles” by Mian Mohsin Zia. This book took me to a place where I was wrapped in the arms of warmth and held in the glow of true love. It helped me to appreciate my mom and mother-in-law more. Parents are important! I laughed, I smiled, and I was brought to tears. This is the perfect Mother’s Day read for mothers and their grown children- even teens. I give this book 5 stars!

~ Author H.E. Olsen