Apr 02
Swooniest Heroes (a conversation with Pepper Basham)

Swooniest Heroes (a conversation with Pepper Basham)

Becky Wade, Carla Laureano, Christian, Dawn Crandall, Denise Hunter, Jody Hedlund, Laura Frantz, Pepper Basham 58

Heroes.

Just the word brings about images of tall, strong, and swoony men emerging into a story with enough testosterone to encourage a primal growl from the purist of prudes. Okay, so some heroes might encourage more of a quiet sigh as their tenderness, touch of tease, and/or quiet strength wrap around your heart like a constant hug…from nice strong arms.

Apr 02
Celebrating Harlequin Heartwarming

Celebrating Harlequin Heartwarming

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On tour with Prism Book Tours. We’re thrilled about Harlequin Heartwarming books being available in select local US Walmarts! Find out if they’re at a Walmart by you here. Here’s what some Harlequin Heartwarming authors had to say: “I am so excited that Heartwarming books are now available at Walmart,… Read more »

Apr 02
Stay in Touch!

Stay in Touch!

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Hello, dear readers! If you previously followed my blog on the wordpress.com site (as opposed to its current home here on readingismysuperpower.org), it has come to my attention that blog updates & posts may not be getting to you in a timely fashion. Should that be the case for you,… Read more »

Apr 01
Death Sits Down to Dinner by Tessa Arlen

Death Sits Down to Dinner by Tessa Arlen

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Death Sits Down to Dinner (Lady Montfort Mystery #2) by Tessa Arlen Publication Date: March 29, 2016 Minotaur Books Hardcover & Ebook; 320 Pages Genre: Historical Mystery   Filled with deceptions both real and imagined, Death Sits Down to Dinner is a delightful Edwardian mystery set in London. Lady Montfort… Read more »

Mar 31
Review (and a Giveaway!): More Than A Promise by Ruth Logan Herne

Review (and a Giveaway!): More Than A Promise by Ruth Logan Herne

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Delightful, warm, and charming, More Than a Promise is more than a love story. Or rather, it’s more than a story about two people falling in love. It’s a story of hope and faith, of humor and family, of blending lives, of second chances, and most of all it’s a story that points to the Author of all love stories and how He’s head over heels for us.

Mar 30
Review: The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley

Review: The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley

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The Storm Sister – and its series – captivates me on many levels. The dual timeline is presented both seamlessly and creatively, and each story had multiple layers to uncover. As a series, the overarching thread of the sisters and their mysterious adoptive father continued to intrigue me – and new depths and questions were added that have me anxiously waiting for the next installment.

Mar 29
Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent 5-Star Reads

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent 5-Star Reads

Camille Eide, Christian, Dani Pettrey, Dawn Crandall, Jen Turano, Kara Tippetts, Kathryn Springer, Lynette Eason, MaryLu Tyndall, Terri Blackstock, Top Ten Tuesday 58

To close out the month of March here on Top Ten Tuesday, we’re talking about our most recent 5-star reads. This was actually another difficult topic for me to cut off at 10 books because I’ve read so many fantastic books lately! But if I didn’t cut it off at 10, I’d still be talking about them next Tuesday… and probably the Tuesday after that.

Mar 22
Top Ten Tuesday: Could I Have Your Attention, Please?

Top Ten Tuesday: Could I Have Your Attention, Please?

Christian, Deeanne Gist, Denise Hunter, Karen Witemeyer, Kathryn Stockett, Kristy Cambron, Laura Frantz, Lynn Austin, Mary Davis, Regina Jennings, Top Ten Tuesday 73

Today on Top Ten Tuesday, the team at The Broke and the Bookish thought we should talk about those books that we don’t profile as often. Because, let’s face it – as book bloggers we do have a collection of books and authors that seem to crop up in almost every post. Especially the linkups and memes. So this Tuesday, we dedicate our blogs to those books we do really love so very much… but don’t talk about nearly enough.

Mar 21
Review (and a Giveaway!): A Season to Wed by Rachel Hauck, Cindy Kirk, and Cheryl Wyatt

Review (and a Giveaway!): A Season to Wed by Rachel Hauck, Cindy Kirk, and Cheryl Wyatt

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They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection. This three-novella volume includes “Love at Mistletoe Inn” by Cindy Kirk, “A Brush with Love” by Rachel Hauck, and “Serving up a Sweetheart” by Cheryl Wyatt

Mar 18
Review: A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

Review: A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

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World War 1 Flying Aces and German Zeppelins zoom across the pages of A Refuge at Highland Hall, the challenges of war meticulously researched and creatively conveyed. The beginnings of new love spark for two couples in this story, tempered by the separation of war – be it by deployment or internment – but allowing the power of the written word to fan the heart’s spark into a steady and enduring flame is truly the stuff of great romance! My favorite of the Edwardian Brides series, A Refuge at Highland Hall is best appreciated if read in context (the characters!!) though it can also be read as a standalone.