Category: Christian

Review: In Firefly Valley (Texas Crossroads #2) by Amanda Cabot

Review: In Firefly Valley (Texas Crossroads #2) by Amanda Cabot

Posted October 8, 2015 / 0 Comments

Marisa St. George is devastated when she is a victim of downsizing and has no choice but to return to the small Texas town where she grew up. Though it’s a giant step backward, she accepts a position as business manager at the struggling Rainbow’s End resort. The only silver […]



Review: The Sweetest Rain (Flowers of Eden #1) by Myra Johnson

Review: The Sweetest Rain (Flowers of Eden #1) by Myra Johnson

Posted October 5, 2015 / 7 Comments

As the drought of 1930 burns crops to a crisp, Bryony Linwood dreams of cooling winter snows and the life she would have had if daddy hadn’t been killed in the Great War and mama hadn’t moved Bryony and her sisters to their grandfather’s struggling tenant farm in tiny Eden, […]


Review: At Bluebonnet Lake (Texas Crossroads #1) by Amanda Cabot

Review: At Bluebonnet Lake (Texas Crossroads #1) by Amanda Cabot

Posted October 3, 2015 / 1 Comment

Marketing maven Kate Sherwood’s world is fast-paced, challenging, and always changing. The last thing she wants to do is slow down to a crawl at Rainbow’s End, a dilapidated resort in the Texas Hill Country. But she cannot deny her ailing grandmother’s request to visit the place where she and […]


Review: Taming the To-Do List by Glynnis Whitwer

Review: Taming the To-Do List by Glynnis Whitwer

Posted September 30, 2015 / 5 Comments

Ever just wish the world would stop for a day so you could catch up?  No matter how much we accomplish in a day, we nearly always feel a little guilt over what we didn’t do. But do we really have more to do than the women who came before us? Maybe […]


Review: The Memory Weaver by Jane Kirkpatrick | New Release

Review: The Memory Weaver by Jane Kirkpatrick | New Release

Posted September 30, 2015 / 4 Comments

Eliza Spalding Warren was just a child when she was taken hostage by the Cayuse Indians during a massacre in 1847. Now a mother, Eliza faces a new kind of dislocation; her impulsive husband wants to make a new start in another territory, which will mean leaving her beloved home […]



Bestsellers in Christian Fiction as of September 25th 2015

Bestsellers in Christian Fiction as of September 25th 2015

Posted September 25, 2015 / 5 Comments

According to CBA News, these are the bestsellers in 5 different categories in Christian fiction as of September 25, 2015. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (WATERBROOK, May 2005) A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker (HACHETTE, Oct 2014) Claiming Mariah by Pam Hillman (TYNDALE HOUSE, Jan 2014) Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers […]



2015 ACFW Carol Awards

2015 ACFW Carol Awards

Posted September 19, 2015 / 1 Comment

Tonight, the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference presented their annual Carol Awards.  You can see a full list of the finalists by clicking on the logo below: Thanks to Tyson Wynn, Ronie Kendig, and Allison Wilson, I was able to watch a livestream and a live update blog of the […]


Review: At Home in Persimmon Hollow by Gerri Bauer

Review: At Home in Persimmon Hollow by Gerri Bauer

Posted September 17, 2015 / 4 Comments

Yesterday I had the wonderful privilege of talking with Gerri Bauer, a first-time novelist with Catholic publishers Franciscan Media.  She also loves to garden, is allergic to chocolate (the horror!), and calls herself a “certified cat lady”… but in spite of the cat thing, we still like her around here because […]


Author Interview: Gerri Bauer (At Home in Persimmon Hollow)

Author Interview: Gerri Bauer (At Home in Persimmon Hollow)

Posted September 16, 2015 / 6 Comments

I’m excited today to introduce y’all to Gerri Bauer, a debut author for Franciscan Media’s new fiction line.  A Catholic historical romance, At Home in Persimmon Hollow intrigues me right from its premise. After all, you don’t often find “Catholic”, “historical”, and “romance” all coming together in one book. At Home […]


Review: The Finishing School by Valerie Woerner

Review: The Finishing School by Valerie Woerner

Posted September 12, 2015 / 0 Comments

I’m pretty sure that debut author Valerie Woerner and I are kindred spirits. Both good girls, both imaginative worriers, both self-proclaimed book nerds. And y’all… she too has fully embraced the use of my favorite plural for “you” 🙂 Anne Shirley would be so elated for us! I adore the cover of The […]


Review: The Hesitant Heiress (Everstone Chronicles #1) by Dawn Crandall

Review: The Hesitant Heiress (Everstone Chronicles #1) by Dawn Crandall

Posted September 11, 2015 / 14 Comments

So, technically, The Hesitant Heiress isn’t a new release.  And yet at the same time, it is. Have I lost my senses? Well…maybe… but not about this 🙂 You see, oh dear blog readers, initially when Whitaker House released Dawn Crandall’s debut series last August, they only released them as ebooks. […]



Review: Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St. Amant

Review: Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St. Amant

Posted September 7, 2015 / 4 Comments

For so long, Stella was known for her beauty. Now, with her heart stripped bare, she must discover who she really is. Former pageant queen Stella Varland doesn’t trust beauty anymore after her divorce. Her appearance betrayed her and led to her brokenness—so instead of being beautiful, now she tries […]


Review: The Isaac Project by Sarah Monzon | New Release

Review: The Isaac Project by Sarah Monzon | New Release

Posted September 1, 2015 / 7 Comments

The story of Rebekah and Isaac has always fascinated me.  For those of you who might not be familiar, it’s a wildly romantic tale found in the Biblical book of Genesis. I can hear what you’re thinking… Genesis? Biblical? Romantic? Just trust me on this one.  Isaac’s father is “very […]


Review: Hope Harbor by Irene Hannon

Review: Hope Harbor by Irene Hannon

Posted August 30, 2015 / 10 Comments

FTC Disclosure Everyone has their favorite authors, even avid readers like me who will resort to perusing the back of cereal boxes if nothing else is available.  I mean, let’s face it.  I read a lot of books. By a lot of different authors – most of whom are extremely well-talented and […]


Review: Stealing Jake by Pam Hillman | New Release

Review: Stealing Jake by Pam Hillman | New Release

Posted August 29, 2015 / 2 Comments

She’s a former pickpocket who now runs an orphanage. He’s a sheriff’s deputy who feels responsible for his widowed mother and young siblings.  Despite their obvious and immediate attraction for each other, Livy’s past is just one of the obstacles that stand between a happily ever after for her and […]


Review: Glory Days by Max Lucado | New Release

Review: Glory Days by Max Lucado | New Release

Posted August 24, 2015 / 5 Comments

The wilderness. Maybe you know it well. The Israelites sure did. After all, they spent forty years wandering the desert. Victories were scarce. Progress was slow. They were free from Pharaoh but not free from fear. Saved but stuck. Sounds a lot like midlife misery. Caught in a rut. Stalled […]