Foreword Reviews

Melissa Wuske, Book Reviewer

Melissa Wuske (MelissaAnneWuske.com) has been a freelance editor since 2011. Prior to that she was an editor at Writer’s Digest Books. She specializes in holistic edits of nonfiction trade books, including how to, self-help, reference, and memoir titles. She partners with independent authors to make sure their books convey their expertise to their desired audience. Her favorite authors include Jhumpa Lahiri, Marilynne Robinson, Elena Ferrante, Wallace Stegner, and John Steinbeck.

Book Review

God Land

by Melissa Wuske

Lyz Lenz’s "God Land" is a nuanced examination of the political, personal, and religious complexity of middle America. Beginning with Lenz’s own faith-filled dream of a new church (one which ended up dissolving) and the challenge of... Read More

Book Review

We Will Feast

by Melissa Wuske

Kendall Vanderslice’s tantalizing "We Will Feast" showcases the power of food in Christian faith communities. Most people have experienced intense bonding over a meal, but why and how does it happen—and can eating occupy a central... Read More

Book Review

Write On, Sisters!

by Melissa Wuske

Brooke Warner’s "Write On, Sisters!" is a detailed study of gender in writing and publishing and an inviting call to action for women who write. The book begins with the bad news: women face a wide array of challenges when it comes to... Read More

Book Review

Hormone Power

by Melissa Wuske

Marjolein Dubbers’s wellness how-to "Hormone Power" gives women the tools to transform their lives. Many modern women wouldn’t think of themselves as malnourished, but their bodies may be saying otherwise via fatigue, pain, and... Read More

Book Review

Free Range Mama

by Melissa Wuske

"Free Range Mama" is a holistic self-help book for mothers facing their newly empty nests; it serves as a tribute to the enduring value of motherhood. Kizzi’s "Free Range Mama" is a mind, body, and spirit guide for women whose children... Read More

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