Category: Melissa Jagears

Aug 30
Top Ten Tuesday: Teachers in Fiction

Top Ten Tuesday: Teachers in Fiction

Andrea Boeshaar, contemporary, Cynthia Ruchti, Deeanne Gist, Erica Vetsch, historical, Janette Oke, Jean C. Gordon, Jody Hedlund, Julie Klassen, Karen Witemeyer, Linda Goodnight, Mary Connealy, Melissa Jagears, Nancy Mehl, Olivia Newport, Pepper Basham, Robin Lee Hatcher, Sondra Kraak, Tamera Alexander, Top Ten Tuesday 53

Welcome to a Back to School freebie edition of Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly linkup hosted as always by the marvelous team at The Broke and the Bookish. Since we were given much freedom with our topics today, I opted to feature some of my favorite books with teachers as… Read more »

Jun 14
Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Book Releases Summer 2016 – Historical Fiction

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Book Releases Summer 2016 – Historical Fiction

Amber Lynn Perry, Brandy Vallance, coming soon, Dina L. Sleiman, historical, Joanne Bischof, Karen Witemeyer, Kristi Ann Hunter, Kristy Cambron, Laurie Alice Eakes, Mary Connealy, Melissa Jagears, Most Anticipated Summer 2016, Myra Johnson, Shelley Shepard Gray, Sondra Kraak, Top Ten Tuesday, Vickie McDonough 88

Yesterday, I talked about the contemporary fiction new releases that I’m most looking forward to this summer.  Today, for Top Ten Tuesday, I’m looking at my most anticipated historical fiction new releases for June, July, and August. Technically, the bloggers over at The Broke & The Bookish said to do the… 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.

Jan 12
Top Ten Tuesday: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

Top Ten Tuesday: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

Amanda Barratt, Amish, Andrea Boeshaar, Christian, contemporary, Denise Hunter, DiAnn Mills, Erica Vetsch, Gabrielle Meyer, historical, Jennifer Uhlarik, Katherine Reay, Lynette Eason, Mary Ellis, Maureen Lang, Melissa Jagears, Mona Hodgson, mystery/suspense, Renee Yancy, Top Ten Tuesday 46

This week’s edition of “Top Ten Tuesday” (hosted as always by The Broke and the Bookish) is brought to you by those books I meant to read in 2015 but …umm… didn’t.

Yet.

I’m looking at you, 2016.

The Year of the TBR pile.

Dec 08
Top Ten Tuesday: Where Have You Been All My Life?

Top Ten Tuesday: Where Have You Been All My Life?

Becky Wade, Camille Eide, Carla Laureano, Dawn Crandall, Jamie Lapeyrolerie, Jennifer Beckstrand, Melissa Jagears, Pam Hillman, The Shoppe, Top Ten Tuesday, Victoria Bylin 140

This week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday is “New-to-me Favorite Authors I Read for the First Time in 2015”. The great thing about starting a book blog this year is that I have been introduced to books by so many wonderful authors I hadn’t read before now! Narrowing down to 10 this week is difficult, so for brevity’s sake I didn’t include debut authors from 2015 in this list.

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.

Aug 25
Top Ten Tuesday: Kissing Books 101

Top Ten Tuesday: Kissing Books 101

Becky Wade, Carla Laureano, Deeanne Gist, Denise Hunter, Julie Klassen, Karen Witemeyer, Melanie Dickerson, Melissa Jagears, Pepper Basham, romance, Top Ten Tuesday, Victoria Bylin 130

“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” ~Gone With the Wind “Is this a kissing book?” ~ The Princess Bride Class is in session today for Top Ten Tuesday! And, since I’m a teacher in my other life, I couldn’t be happier. Grab your notebooks… Read more »