Sandy Barwick

Sandy is a WORLD correspondent and World Journalism Institute graduate 

Deception, mystery, and romance

Books | Four novels from Christian publishers
by Sandy Barwick
Posted 6/11/20, 05:18 pm

If I Were You by Lynn Austin: Audrey and Eve become fast friends as children on an estate near London. They grow up and grow apart until the onset of World War II rekindles their friendship. Audrey plans to move to the United States with her American husband after the war. But when he’s killed, she opts to stay in familiar surroundings in England. Seeing a way out of poverty, Eve assumes Audrey’s identity and moves to America, duping Audrey’s in-laws into thinking she’s their dead son’s wife.

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Searching for answers

Books | Four novels from Christian publishers
by Sandy Barwick
Posted 4/09/20, 04:14 pm

The Fifth Avenue Story Societyby Rachel Hauck: Five seemingly random people receive an anonymous invitation to a story society in a New York library: a widower yearning to write his love story, a cosmetics heiress who recently broke off her engagement, an executive assistant frustrated by her stalled career, a divorced dad unable to see his children, and a college professor struggling with grief while facing a huge deadline. Who invited them? What are they supposed to do?

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Dramas and mysteries

Books | New or recent novels from Christian publishers
by Sandy Barwick
Posted 1/30/20, 03:16 pm

Collision of Lies by Tom Threadgill: A busload of schoolchildren collides with a freight train, leaving no survivors. Three years later—long after the investigation is closed—the mother of one of those children receives a text that reads, “Help me, Mom.” Is her son still alive? Where has he been? Most everyone discounts the message as a prank except for spunky San Antonio detective Amara Alvarez. She’s compelled to unravel the mystery no matter how far she has to go to find the truth.

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