Mar 04
Review: The Cowboy’s Bride Collection

Review: The Cowboy’s Bride Collection

Becca Whitham, Christian, Darlene Franklin, Davalynn Spencer, historical, Jaime Jo Wright, Miralee Ferrell, Nancy J. Farrier, romance, Susan Page Davis, Susanne Dietze, Vickie McDonough 1

Jaime Jo Wright’s writing voice makes me smile, and the bits of humor she threaded through The Cowgirl’s Lasso made that smile even wider. From the dime novels to the spider attack – even the nod to pal Erica Vetsch’s The Legend of Obadiah Walker – you will find plenty of reasons to smile too!

Mar 02
Review: Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

Review: Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

Christian, Dani Pettrey, mystery/suspense, romance 9

Dani Pettrey’s first offering in her new series is inventive, action-packed, and extremely well-written. Cold Shot bursts onto the scene with brilliant suspense and compelling characters that make it nearly impossible to put down. In fact, if you are at all prone to biting your nails when tensions are high, you may need to schedule a manicure once you’ve finished reading this novel!

Mar 01
Top Ten Tuesday: Need a Laugh?

Top Ten Tuesday: Need a Laugh?

Amy Lillard, Becca Whitham, Erica Vetsch, Jen Turano, Jennifer Beckstrand, Kevin Henkes, Kristan Higgins, Lauren Willig, Mary Connealy, Pepper Basham, Regina Jennings, Top Ten Tuesday 82

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted as always by The Broke and the Bookish) is “books to read when you’re in the mood for ______”. I really enjoy these more open-ended themes because everyone’s posts have a greater chance of being tailored to their own personalities.

Feb 28
Review: Your New Money Mindset by Brad Hewitt & James Moline

Review: Your New Money Mindset by Brad Hewitt & James Moline

Brad Hewitt, Christian, nonfiction 0

I don’t know that I would recommend this book just by itself, as I think it would ultimately frustrate someone that genuinely wants to get out of debt or manage their finances. However, I do think it’s an important resource to use alongside other financial planning tools – to help you assess your attitude toward money and see why you feel financially insecure and/or unable to give as generously as you wish.

Feb 28
Review (and a Giveaway!): Always Watching by Lynette Eason

Review (and a Giveaway!): Always Watching by Lynette Eason

Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Lynette Eason, mystery/suspense, romance 69

Lynette Eason’s latest suspense offering is fast-paced, action-packed, and full of grace. Her writing talent is more than evident in the natural dialogue, the tension, the vivid characters. While romance is definitely present in the story, it never overshadows the suspense, making this an ideal choice both for people who do love kissingbooks and those who don’t.

Feb 25
Cover Reveal: The Gilded Cage by Judy Alter

Cover Reveal: The Gilded Cage by Judy Alter

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“The Gilded Cage is a wonderful recreation of early Chicago and the people who made it what it is. Central character Cissy Palmer is a three-dimensional, real, vibrant person. The Gilded Cage is fiction, but firmly based on fact—the Chicago Fire, the prisoners from the War Between the States interred in Chicago, the newcomer Potter Palmer, the explosive growth of wealth in a prairie town, deep poverty adjacent to great riches—the American experience laid bare. You don’t have to be a Chicagoan to love this book.” -Barbara D’Amato, author of Other Eyes

Feb 23
Top Ten Tuesday: Blind Date with a Book

Top Ten Tuesday: Blind Date with a Book

Carol Ross, Donna Hatch, Graeme Simsion, Katarina Bivald, Kate Morton, Lauren Willig, Lynn Cahoon, Mandy Baggot, Rainbow Rowell, Shannon Hale, Top Ten Tuesday 64

As someone who just plain loves stories and loves the adventure of reading, I do more than occasionally branch out into other categories 😉 But it’s always with a little trepidation at first, mainly because I’m not sure what I’ll encounter along the way. So when I learned of this week’s topic, I couldn’t help but think of my category-adventures as a bit like going on blind dates. Which brought to mind the popular experience that’s been sweeping through coffee shops and bookstores lately. Which led to… this post

Feb 22
Review: Kissed by a Cowboy by Debra Clopton

Review: Kissed by a Cowboy by Debra Clopton

Christian, contemporary, Debra Clopton, romance 10

There are so many great opportunities to grin while reading Kissed By A Cowboy, the final book in the Four of Hearts Ranch series by Debra Clopton. From the quirky residents of Wishing Springs to some Monahan brotherly ribbing to Jarrod’s drawling dreaminess, be prepared to smile. A lot. And when Jarrod sets his mind to wooing… well, best have your fainting couch handy.

Feb 16
Top Ten Tuesday: They’re Reading Our Song

Top Ten Tuesday: They’re Reading Our Song

Amy Sorrells, Beth K. Vogt, Camille Eide, coming soon, Cynthia Ruchti, Dawn Crandall, Karen Ehman, Lisa T. Bergren, Rachel Hauck, Robin Lee Hatcher, Rosslyn Elliott, Susan May Warren, Top Ten Tuesday 67

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted as always by The Broke and The Bookish) is all about music. There are any number of ways to go about this, but I decided to talk about books that make me think of music. Whether it’s the theme of the book or just its title, these ten eleven books fill my heart (and sometimes my lips) with a song.

Feb 14
Coming Soon…A New Look & A New Address

Coming Soon…A New Look & A New Address

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After a crazy first year of blogging that completely exceeded my wildest expectations, I am about to outgrow this wordpress.com site. I have redesigned the site and am in the process of fine tuning everything over at the new “house” – readingismysuperpower.org.