Category: Melanie Dickerson

Sep 13
Top Ten Tuesday: Tell Me Again (or… My Favorite Retellings)

Top Ten Tuesday: Tell Me Again (or… My Favorite Retellings)

Jen Turano, Joanne Bischof, Kate Breslin, Melanie Dickerson, Pepper Basham, Regina Jennings, Sarah Monzon, Terri Blackstock, Top Ten Tuesday 68

This week on Top Ten Tuesday, we are asked to give our Top Ten ALL TIME FAVORITE books of _____ genre.  Ok…so… my head exploded when I first read that topic and I went into what is commonly known as the book blogger fetal position. This occurs whenever someone asks… Read more »

Sep 06
Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Characters on Screen

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Characters on Screen

Brian Wells, Camille Eide, Catherine West, Janice Cantore, Kristen Heitzmann, L.M. Montgomery, Lynn Austin, Melanie Dickerson, Melissa Tagg, Ron Hall, Top Ten Tuesday 55

Hi y’all! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme (per the lovely folks at The Broke & The Bookish) is in honor of the Fall TV season being upon us. Now, I have to confess…. I started blogging right around the time we cut the cable cord to save money. Coincidence?… Read more »

Aug 02
Top Ten Tuesday: If I Had a Million Dollars (Or Maybe Just a Fully Loaded Gift Card)

Top Ten Tuesday: If I Had a Million Dollars (Or Maybe Just a Fully Loaded Gift Card)

J.K. Rowling, Jane Austen, Melanie Dickerson, Randy Alcorn, Ruth Logan Herne, Top Ten Tuesday 78

To be honest, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday was difficult for me. Mainly because in answer to the topic “Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You a Fully Loaded Gift Card“, I really just want to say “my entire ‘to read’ list on Goodreads“.  But something… Read more »

Jul 19
Top Ten Tuesday: “Zuzu, I’ve a Feeling We’re Not in the USA Anymore”

Top Ten Tuesday: “Zuzu, I’ve a Feeling We’re Not in the USA Anymore”

Aimie K. Runyon, Camille Eide, Carla Laureano, Cathy Gohlke, Elizabeth Musser, Irma Joubert, Janette Oke, Kathleen Morgan, Kristy Cambron, Melanie Dickerson, Rachel McMillan, Randy Alcorn, Top Ten Tuesday, Tracy Groot 78

  I’m really excited about this week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday – Books Set Outside the United States.  And yes I shamelessly borrowed my title from The Wizard of Oz, with Zuzu subbing for Toto in a pinch. In all honesty, that wouldn’t really work. She’d be more suited… Read more »

May 20
Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson

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Inheriting the new title of margrave means Reinhart has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise? Find out in the new medieval fairy tale, The Beautiful Pretender, by Melanie Dickerson. Despite Avelina’s best attempts at diverting attention from… Read more »

May 17
That Worked Out Well (or… Books I Picked Up On a Whim and Loved)

That Worked Out Well (or… Books I Picked Up On a Whim and Loved)

Colleen Coble, Dani Pettrey, Deeanne Gist, Denise Hunter, Julie Klassen, Kate Breslin, Laura Frantz, Lynn Austin, Melanie Dickerson, Patricia Davids, Shelley Shepard Gray, Tamera Alexander, Top Ten Tuesday 19

Welcome, one and all, to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday – a blog linkup hosted each week by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is about those books we’ve picked up on a whim. Not the books we’ve chosen based on someone else’s recommendations or maybe not… Read more »

Feb 02
Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Settings

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Settings

Deeanne Gist, Erica Vetsch, historical, Jane Austen, Janette Oke, Jocelyn Green, Jody Hedlund, Julie Klassen, Karen Witemeyer, Laura Frantz, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Laurie Alice Eakes, Lori Benton, Lynn Austin, Margaret Brownley, Mary Connealy, Melanie Dickerson, Melissa Jagears, Patricia Polacco, Regina Jennings, Rosslyn Elliott, Sarah E. Ladd, Tamera Alexander, Top Ten Tuesday 71

This week’s topic has several possible variations but I’m choosing to talk about my favorite historical settings. You know, those periods of history whose mere mention in a book blurb has your radar engaged and your interest piqued.

Dec 29
Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016 (Historical)

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016 (Historical)

Cindy Anstey, coming soon, Elizabeth Camden, historical, Jen Turano, Jody Hedlund, Karen Witemeyer, Kristy Cambron, Lawana Blackwell, Lori Benton, Melanie Dickerson, Pepper Basham, Rachelle Rea, Sandra Byrd, Sarah E. Ladd, Susan Anne Mason, Top Ten Tuesday 52

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is the books we are most anticipating in the first half of 2016. I started out the list yesterday with my contemporary “can’t waits”. Today I’m going to look at the historical fiction I’m most looking forward to from January to June.

And I’m warning you right now – there’s way more than ten 🙂

Dec 22
Top Ten Tuesday: Dear Santa

Top Ten Tuesday: Dear Santa

Christmas, J.K. Rowling, Melanie Dickerson, Susan May Warren, Top Ten Tuesday 91

Welcome to this Christmas week edition of Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is all about the books we wouldn’t mind seeing under our tree.

Since “all the books” would make for a pretty boring post, I’ve narrowed it down somewhat 😉 Anyone still looking for Christmasy gift ideas for yours truly, feel free to take notes.

Dec 04
Cover Reveal: A Spy’s Devotion by Melanie Dickerson

Cover Reveal: A Spy’s Devotion by Melanie Dickerson

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In February, one of my favorite people in the world – Melanie Dickerson – is releasing the first book in her new Regency Spies of London series. I mentioned it Tuesday in the list of 2016 debuts I’m excited to read. I already love every fairy tale retelling she writes and cannot wait to see what she does with a regency setting… and spies!

The cover is so gorgeous!! I mean… major cover love from me!

Dec 01
Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Debuts I’m Excited to Read

Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Debuts I’m Excited to Read

Celeste Fletcher McHale, coming soon, Connilyn Cossette, Dani Pettrey, Jaime Jo Wright, Kara Isaac, Lynette Eason, Mary Connealy, Melanie Dickerson, Melissa Jagears, Rachel McMillan, Top Ten Tuesday 130

This week is all about those first novels by new authors, specifically the ones coming up in 2016 that we just can’t wait to read! I’ve picked some of the debut novels I’m most excited about – and then also some books by established authors who are starting either a new series or a new direction.

Nov 19
Review: The Golden Braid (Fairy Tales #6) by Melanie Dickerson

Review: The Golden Braid (Fairy Tales #6) by Melanie Dickerson

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The Golden Braid has it all – adventure, romance, dashing knights, damsels who can save their own lives, faith, nostalgia-nods to series fans, even a mention or two of Thornbeck to tie in her other series. Most of all though, it has the warmth and heart with which Melanie Dickerson writes all of her books. C.S. Lewis famously said, “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” If you haven’t read one since childhood, may I suggest you start again now – and start with Melanie Dickerson’s Fairy Tales/Hagenheim series?