Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Not Finished Yet by Sharon Garlough Brown

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Not Finished Yet by Sharon Garlough Brown

Posted June 21, 2024 / 2 Comments

NOT FINISHED YET: Trusting God With All My Feelings AUTHOR: Sharon Garlough Brown ILLUSTRATOR: Jessica Linn Evans GENRE: Children’s Picture Book (Christian) PUBLISHER: IVP Kids RELEASE DATE: May 21, 2024 PAGES: 36 Sometimes, you see, Wren and Gran didn’t paint flowers or clouds or birds or trees. Sometimes they painted […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Way Back by Heidi Chiavaroli

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Way Back by Heidi Chiavaroli

Posted June 21, 2024 / 12 Comments

Welcome to the Takeover + Review Blitz for The Way Back by Heidi Chiavaroli hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Keep reading for an excerpt! THE WAY BACK by Heidi Chiavaroli SERIES: Lights of Acadia #1 GENRE: Dual Timeline Women’s Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: Hope Creek Publishers RELEASE DATE: June 18, 2024 […]


First Line Friday (week 399): The Warsaw Sisters

First Line Friday (week 399): The Warsaw Sisters

Posted June 20, 2024 / 8 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today I’m delighted to feature the first line of The Warsaw Sisters by Amanda Barratt! Amanda is so sweet and her books are […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Ali Gilkeson & My Lighthouse

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Ali Gilkeson & My Lighthouse

Posted June 20, 2024 / 4 Comments

I am delighted today to introduce you to Ali Gilkeson and her new children’s picture book My Lighthouse: A Story of Finding Your Way Home. Rend Collective’s hit song “My Lighthouse” is one that’s ministered to me so often in the ten (10!!!) years since it released. Ali Gilkeson is […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Toward the Dawn by Mary Connealy

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Toward the Dawn by Mary Connealy

Posted June 19, 2024 / 28 Comments

TOWARD THE DAWN by Mary Connealy SERIES: A Western Light #2 GENRE: Historical Western Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: June 18, 2024 PAGES: 304 Despite trials that threaten their path forward, hope dawns for a future filled with love. Kat Wadsworth and Sebastian Jones never imagined their lives […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): A Lethal Lake Effect by Lorraine Bartlett

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): A Lethal Lake Effect by Lorraine Bartlett

Posted June 19, 2024 / 3 Comments

A LETHAL LAKE EFFECT by Lorraine Bartlett SERIES: Victoria Square Mysteries #9 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Moderate Cursing/Crude Language) PUBLISHER: Polaris Press RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2024 PAGES: 306 Things go awry for Katie Bonner when her former mother-in-law, Margo, throws a housewarming party at her lakeside rental and one of […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Her Part to Play by Jenny Erlingsson

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Her Part to Play by Jenny Erlingsson

Posted June 18, 2024 / 12 Comments

HER PART TO PLAY by Jenny Erlingsson GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: June 18, 2024 PAGES: 320 Desperate for extra income after her mother’s passing, Adanne accepts a last-minute job as a makeup artist for a movie filming in her small Alabama hometown. She’s working to save […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Coal Black Lies by Cindy K. Sproles

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Coal Black Lies by Cindy K. Sproles

Posted June 18, 2024 / 13 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Coal Black Lies by Cindy K. Sproles, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Keep reading for an excerpt! COAL BLACK LIES by Cindy K. Sproles GENRE: Historical Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: Kregel Publications RELEASE DATE: June 18, 2024 PAGES: 288 Believing the bitter lies […]


Top Ten-ish Tuesday: My Summer Reading List 2024

Top Ten-ish Tuesday: My Summer Reading List 2024

Posted June 18, 2024 / 7 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is my summer reading list for 2024. Last year, I got inspiration for this post from the fantastic summer reading program that my local library system had when I was growing up in northern Illinois. Instead […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Rocky Mountain Journey by Misty M. Beller

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Rocky Mountain Journey by Misty M. Beller

Posted June 17, 2024 / 27 Comments

ROCKY MOUNTAIN JOURNEY by Misty M. Beller SERIES: Sisters of the Rockies #3 GENRE: Historical Western Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: June 18, 2024 PAGES: 272 Faith Collins embarks on a perilous journey through the untamed wilderness of the Rocky Mountains in search of the Peigan Blackfoot woman […]


Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Update for June 16

Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Update for June 16

Posted June 16, 2024 / 0 Comments

Happy Sunday! Here are the Goodreads (and blog) giveaways ending the week of June 16 that I thought might be of interest to y’all 🙂 As always, clicking on the covers will take you to the giveaways and neither myself nor my blog are in any way affiliated with Goodreads […]


Series Review: FBI Strange Crimes Unit series by Jessica R. Patch

Series Review: FBI Strange Crimes Unit series by Jessica R. Patch

Posted June 16, 2024 / 3 Comments

Y’all. All three books in the FBI Strange Crimes Unit series by Jessica R Patch completely mesmerized me. I was glued to the pages and read them back to back because I could not stop. I love psychological thrillers, and Patch is a master at this genre! These books are […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Born of Gilded Mountains by Amanda Dykes

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Born of Gilded Mountains by Amanda Dykes

Posted June 15, 2024 / 52 Comments

BORN OF GILDED MOUNTAINS by Amanda Dykes GENRE: Historical/Friendship Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: June 18, 2024 PAGES: 384 A lost treasure. A riddled quest. The healing power of friendship. Legends are tucked into every fold of the Colorado mountains surrounding the quaint town of Mercy Peak, where […]



Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Charlsie Estess & When the Ocean Roars

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Charlsie Estess & When the Ocean Roars

Posted June 14, 2024 / 15 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for When the Ocean Roars by Charlsie Estess, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to interview Charlsie today about her novel! WHEN THE OCEAN ROARS by Charlsie Estess GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Iron Stream Media RELEASE DATE: June 11, 2024 PAGES: […]


First Line Friday (week 398): Long Road Home

First Line Friday (week 398): Long Road Home

Posted June 13, 2024 / 5 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today I’m delighted to feature the first line of Long Road Home by Lisa Phillips! I met Lisa for the first time last […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Home in a Lunchbox by Cherry Mo

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Home in a Lunchbox by Cherry Mo

Posted June 13, 2024 / 17 Comments

HOME IN A LUNCHBOX by Cherry Mo GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Penguin Workshop RELEASE DATE: June 11, 2024 PAGES: 40 Cherry Mo’s stunning debut is about a young girl who immigrates to America and finds home in an unexpected place. When Jun moves from Hong Kong to America, the […]


Book Review: Katharine’s Remarkable Road Trip by Gail Ward Olmsted

Book Review: Katharine’s Remarkable Road Trip by Gail Ward Olmsted

Posted June 12, 2024 / 2 Comments

KATHARINE’S REMARKABLE ROAD TRIP by Gail Ward Olmsted GENRE: Biographical Fiction (Clean with mild language) PUBLISHER: Black Rose Writing RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2024 PAGES: 242 “Kate makes me want to take a road trip. She’s lovable and charming, and her voice… SO GOOD.” -Kerry Chaput, author of the Defying […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Clover Covered Corpse by Jackie Layton

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Clover Covered Corpse by Jackie Layton

Posted June 12, 2024 / 12 Comments

CLOVER COVERED CORPSE by Jackie Layton SERIES: Texas Flower Farmer Cozy Mysteries #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Level Best Books RELEASE DATE: May 28, 2024 PAGES: 308 Emma Justice never imagines working at the farmers market on a normal Saturday morning will lead to her second murder investigation. When […]