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Book Review: The Lily of Ludgate Hill by Mimi Matthews

Book Review: The Lily of Ludgate Hill by Mimi Matthews

Posted January 21, 2024 / 5 Comments

THE LILY OF LUDGATE HILL by Mimi Matthews SERIES: Belles of London #3 GENRE: Historical/Victorian Romance (Clean with mild language) PUBLISHER: Berkley RELEASE DATE: January 16, 2024 PAGES: 428 Fortune favors the bold—but is a confirmed spinster daring enough to loosen the reins and accept a favor from the wicked […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Divine Proverb of Streusel by Sara Brunsvold

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Divine Proverb of Streusel by Sara Brunsvold

Posted January 19, 2024 / 47 Comments

THE DIVINE PROVERB OF STREUSEL by Sara Brunsvold GENRE: Contemporary Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: January 16, 2024 PAGES: 326 Shaken by her parents’ divorce and discouraged by the growing chasm between herself and her serious boyfriend, Nikki Werner seeks solace at her uncle’s farm in a small Missouri […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Double Take by Lynette Eason

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Double Take by Lynette Eason

Posted January 9, 2024 / 45 Comments

DOUBLE TAKE by Lynette Eason SERIES: Lake City Heroes #1 GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian) PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: January 9, 2024 PAGES: 314 Detective James Cross has been honorably discharged from the Army Criminal Investigation Division due to wounds sustained when an IED blew up near him. Now with the […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): For the Sake of Her Sons by Allie Pleiter

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): For the Sake of Her Sons by Allie Pleiter

Posted December 29, 2023 / 9 Comments

FOR THE SAKE OF HER SONS by Allie Pleiter SERIES: True North Springs #4 GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Love Inspired RELEASE DATE: December 26, 2023 PAGES: 209 Fear has been holding them back But love can open any door… Healing from a tragedy has been challenging for Willa Scottson. […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Calling on the Matchmaker by Jody Hedlund

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Calling on the Matchmaker by Jody Hedlund

Posted December 12, 2023 / 37 Comments

CALLING ON THE MATCHMAKER by Jody Hedlund SERIES: A Shanahan Match #1 GENRE: Historical Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: December 12, 2023 PAGES: 297 “Jody Hedlund’s novels are a joy to read.”–ELIZABETH CAMDEN, RITA and Christy Award-winning author “A historical romance reader’s delight. Treat yourself! Jody Hedlund does […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Winter By the Sea by Julie Klassen

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Winter By the Sea by Julie Klassen

Posted December 5, 2023 / 37 Comments

A WINTER BY THE SEA by Julie Klassen SERIES: On Devonshire Shores #2 GENRE: Historical/Regency Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: December 5, 2023 PAGES: 440 Royalty comes to Sidmouth, bringing unexpected danger and the sweet possibility of romance. . . . When the Duke and Duchess of Kent […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): To Spark a Match by Jen Turano

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): To Spark a Match by Jen Turano

Posted November 19, 2023 / 35 Comments

TO SPARK A MATCH by Jen Turano SERIES: The Matchmakers #2 GENRE: Historical/Gilded Age Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: November 14, 2023 PAGES: 364 “Turano takes readers on a lighthearted romp through matchmaking season . . . . This is a delight.”–Publishers Weekly on A Match in the […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Million Little Choices by Tamera Alexander

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Million Little Choices by Tamera Alexander

Posted November 7, 2023 / 47 Comments

A MILLION LITTLE CHOICES by Tamera Alexander GENRE: Women’s/Southern Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: Focus on the Family RELEASE DATE: November 7, 2023 PAGES: 394 Sometimes secrets just won’t stay hidden . . . Now from USA Today bestselling author and Christy Award Hall of Fame inductee Tamera Alexander comes the story […]


Book Review: Julia Monroe Begins Again by Rebekah Millet

Book Review: Julia Monroe Begins Again by Rebekah Millet

Posted October 24, 2023 / 8 Comments

JULIA MONROE BEGINS AGAIN by Rebekah Millet SERIES: Beignets for Two #1 GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: October 24, 2023 PAGES: 374 “A warm and witty tale that will grab you by the heart!”–DENISE HUNTER, bestselling author of the Riverbend Romance series Samuel was back. It […]


Book Review: Their Surprise Island Wedding by Anna J. Stewart

Book Review: Their Surprise Island Wedding by Anna J. Stewart

Posted October 16, 2023 / 2 Comments

THEIR SURPRISE ISLAND WEDDING by Anna J. Stewart SERIES: Hawaiian Reunions #2 GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Clean) PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2023 PAGES: 245 Could her fake boyfriend Be her true love? Her sister’s Hawaiian dream wedding is a nightmare for water-phobic, workaholic Marella Benoit—especially when a breakup […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The River Queen by Stephenia H. McGee

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The River Queen by Stephenia H. McGee

Posted October 6, 2023 / 6 Comments

THE RIVER QUEEN by Stephenia H. McGee SERIES: River Romances #1 GENRE: Historical Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: By the Vine Press RELEASE DATE: October 10, 2023 PAGES: 352 River pirates, a stolen steamboat, and a deadly chase down the Mississippi—but falling in love might be the real adventure. When river pirates […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): On Moonberry Lake by Holly Varni

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): On Moonberry Lake by Holly Varni

Posted September 25, 2023 / 48 Comments

ON MOONBERRY LAKE by Holly Varni SERIES: Moonberry Lake #1 GENRE: Romantic Women’s Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2023 PAGES: 328 “Delightful! Charming! Full of characters who take up residence in your heart. The best of ‘News from Lake Wobegon’ and Father Tim combined.”—Lauraine Snelling, bestselling author […]


Book Review: Hero Debut by Angela Ruth Strong

Book Review: Hero Debut by Angela Ruth Strong

Posted September 16, 2023 / 5 Comments

HERO DEBUT by Angela Ruth Strong SERIES: Love Off Script #2 GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Kregel RELEASE DATE: August 29, 2023 PAGES: 308 “Another sparkling feel-good romance, brimming with perfect doses of heart and heat!”– Bethany Turner, award-winning author of The Do-Over Gemma Bennett is the leading lady of […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): All’s Fair in Love and Christmas by Sarah Monzon

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): All’s Fair in Love and Christmas by Sarah Monzon

Posted September 8, 2023 / 63 Comments

ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE AND CHRISTMAS by Sarah Monzon GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: September 5, 2023 PAGES: 247 Two workplace rivals. One festive competition. And a romance that upends it all. Every December two things are guaranteed for graphic designer Mackenzie Graham–Christmas celebrations and the annual […]


Book Review: Reclaiming the Spy by Lorri Dudley

Book Review: Reclaiming the Spy by Lorri Dudley

Posted August 28, 2023 / 9 Comments

RECLAIMING THE SPY by Lorri Dudley SERIES: Agents of Espionage #2 GENRE: Historical Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Wild Heart Books RELEASE DATE: August 29, 2023 PAGES: 385 How can he protect her from himself when she keeps winding up in his arms? She never gave up hope. After ten years of […]


Book Review: An American Immigrant by Johanna Rojas Vann

Book Review: An American Immigrant by Johanna Rojas Vann

Posted August 25, 2023 / 7 Comments

AN AMERICAN IMMIGRANT by Johanna Rojas Vann GENRE: Women’s Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: WaterBrook RELEASE DATE: August 15, 2023 PAGES: 343 A Colombian American journalist tries to save her career by taking an assignment somewhere she never thought she’d go—Colombia—in this heartwarming debut novel about rediscovering our family stories. “A beautiful […]


Book Review: Cold Case Revenge by Jessica R. Patch

Book Review: Cold Case Revenge by Jessica R. Patch

Posted August 22, 2023 / 3 Comments

COLD CASE REVENGE by Jessica R. Patch SERIES: Pacific Northwest K-9 Unit #6 GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian) PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense RELEASE DATE: August 22, 2023 PAGES: 220 A kidnapped child. An unsolved cold case. This K-9 is on the trail. When his three-year-old daughter goes missing, Nick Rossi fears […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Read a Romance Month Recommendations

Top Ten Tuesday: Read a Romance Month Recommendations

Posted August 22, 2023 / 10 Comments

Happy Tuesday, reading friends! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is a genre freebie, and I realized I couldn’t let Read a Romance Month end without giving you some of my recent recommendations. I mean… honestly … EVERY month is read a romance month around here lol but since they […]


Series Review: In the Midst series by Latisha Sexton

Series Review: In the Midst series by Latisha Sexton

Posted August 21, 2023 / 3 Comments

IN THE MIDST OF THE STORM by Latisha Sexton SERIES: In the Midst #1 GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian) PUBLISHER: Coffee & Grace Publishing, LLC RELEASE DATE: January 24, 2023 PAGES: 349 A deadly threat. A woman in hiding. A man who isn’t all he seems. Olivia James is on the […]