Feb 12
Review (and a Giveaway!): The Express Rider’s Giveaway by Stacy Henrie

Review (and a Giveaway!): The Express Rider’s Giveaway by Stacy Henrie

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The Express Rider’s Lady by Stacy Henrie not only provides a sweet romance but also gives readers a compelling glimpse into the perilous conditions once common to cross terrain we now take for granted. Smooth writing, vivid settings, and heartstopping action bring the characters and the history to life. A quick read, as typical to the Love Inspired line, but very entertaining!

Feb 09
Top Ten Tuesday: KissingBooks 101 Lesson Two (plus a HUGE Giveaway!)

Top Ten Tuesday: KissingBooks 101 Lesson Two (plus a HUGE Giveaway!)

Christian, Dawn Crandall, Donna Hatch, giveaway, Jennifer Beckstrand, Jody Hedlund, Julianne Donaldson, Julie Lessman, Laura Frantz, Mary Connealy, Pepper Basham, romance, Top Ten Tuesday, Varina Denman 351

I. Am. SO EXCITED. As soon as I saw that today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was a Valentine’s KissingBooks Day freebie, I knew immediately what my post would be about. Way back in August, I wrote my KissingBooks 101 post and it remains one of my most popular/highest viewed posts. But since then I have discovered some additionally swoon-worthy KissingBooks – or remembered some that I forgot about when I was writing the first lesson. I’ve had several people ask me to do another KissingBooks 101, and I am nothing if not accommodating when it comes to this topic 😉

Feb 08
Review (and a Giveaway!): A River Too Deep by Sydney Tooman Betts

Review (and a Giveaway!): A River Too Deep by Sydney Tooman Betts

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Before this weekend, I’d heard so many great things about A River Too Deep by Sydney Tooman Betts. A lot of people have raved over it in the “Avid Readers of Christian Fiction” group I belong to on Facebook. So when the opportunity arose to join the blog tour with Celebrate Lit, I jumped at the chance to finally read this much-talked-about book for myself. I can now safely say that I see what all the fuss was about.

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 30
Review: ‘Beyond the Silence’ by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse (Plus a Giveaway and Facebook Party)

Review: ‘Beyond the Silence’ by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse (Plus a Giveaway and Facebook Party)

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Fans of historical fiction – particularly in a frontier setting – will enjoy this latest collaboration between Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse. The characters alone make this well worth the read, and the thread of suspense just adds to the overall appeal. An enjoyable way to pass an evening or two

Jan 26
Top Ten Tuesday: All-Time Favorites

Top Ten Tuesday: All-Time Favorites

C.S. Lewis, Corrie Ten Boom, Dee Henderson, fairy tales, J.K. Rowling, Louie Giglio, Lynn Austin, nonfiction, Patricia Polacco, Randy Alcorn, Top Ten Tuesday, Wm Paul Young 90

The books I’m talking about today are those books that I consider eternal favorites. Many are from childhood or adolescence, some I acquired in adulthood, but all are books that have stuck with me and refuse to leave my heart. They are also all books that I reread often.

Jan 25
Review: The Thorn Bearer by Pepper D. Basham

Review: The Thorn Bearer by Pepper D. Basham

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When I originally reviewed The Thorn Bearer, I was a couple weeks into this whole blog thing & I featured it as a Favorites Friday post. At the time, I said, “I’m sure I will still be thinking about The Thorn Bearer months from now…” Now several months later, I not only am still thinking about it as predicted, but I would also still feature it as a favorite because it’s just that beautiful.