Category: contemporary

Book Review: Almost a Bride by Rula Sinara

Book Review: Almost a Bride by Rula Sinara

Posted March 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

ALMOST A BRIDE SERIES: Turtleback Beach #1 GENRE: Contemporary “Clean” Romance PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming RELEASE DATE: June 4, 2019 PAGES: 384 Can he love her… And keep her safe? No one in Turtleback Beach knows that veterinarian Grayson Zale is in the witness protection program—not even the woman who left […]


Cover Love: April 2020 Faves

Cover Love: April 2020 Faves

Posted March 27, 2020 / 1 Comment

Today I’m starting a new monthly Cover Love feature on the blog – just before a new month (in this case April 2020) arrives, I’ll be looking at some of my fave upcoming covers for that month. Whether I want to read the book or not (but let’s face it […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Lin Stepp, Happy Valley & Return to Edisto

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Lin Stepp, Happy Valley & Return to Edisto

Posted March 27, 2020 / 9 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Happy Valley & Return to Edisto by Lin Stepp, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: Happy Valley Author: Lin Stepp Series: Mountain Home #1 Publisher: Mountain Hill Press Release Date: April 2, 2020 Genre: Contemporary Romance Escape to the Smoky Mountains of […]


First Line Friday (week 187): The Reunion

First Line Friday (week 187): The Reunion

Posted March 27, 2020 / 13 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of The Reunion by Amy Matayo! and the first line is… I […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Lisa Harris & The Traitor’s Pawn

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Lisa Harris & The Traitor’s Pawn

Posted March 26, 2020 / 25 Comments

I’m delighted to have Lisa Harris on the blog today, sharing about the setting of her newest romantic suspense The Traitor’s Pawn! THE TRAITOR’S PAWN GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: March 31, 2020 PAGES: 336 When FBI agent Jack Shannon arrives in Corpus Christi, Texas, he is […]


A Bunch of Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

A Bunch of Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

Posted March 26, 2020 / 22 Comments

Proverbs 17:22 says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. (New Living Translation) Amid the current global pandemic, job layoffs, social distancing, working from home, mandatory shutdowns and stay at home orders, it’s easy to have a broken spirit right now. But laughter […]



First Line Friday (week 186): Love Once More

First Line Friday (week 186): Love Once More

Posted March 20, 2020 / 15 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of Love Once More by Sally Bayless! and the first lines are… […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Irene Hannon & Starfish Pier

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Irene Hannon & Starfish Pier

Posted March 19, 2020 / 39 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Irene Hannon (keep it together, Carrie – don’t fangirl too much & scare her) to the blog to chat about why she loves Hope Harbor, the setting of her popular series by the same name & the latest book, Starfish Pier! STARFISH PIER SERIES: Hope […]



Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Jennifer Rodewald & Always You

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Jennifer Rodewald & Always You

Posted March 18, 2020 / 18 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Jennifer Rodewald to the blog to chat about her new novel Always You! Jennifer Rodewald/J. Rodes lives on the wide plains somewhere near the middle of Nowhere. A coffee addict, pickleball enthusiast, and storyteller, she also wears the hats of mom, teacher, and friend. […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Lu. by Beth Troy

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Lu. by Beth Troy

Posted March 18, 2020 / 15 Comments

LU. by Beth Troy GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction PUBLISHER: Kingsbury Publishing RELEASE DATE: June 21, 2017 PAGES: 274 “There’s great hope where the road meets the sky – maybe even an answer. But this road leads home. Just home. I thought I’d finished writing that story years ago, but then yesterday’s […]



Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Loved With Irish Characters

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Loved With Irish Characters

Posted March 17, 2020 / 14 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is supposed to be our Spring TBR but I’m going to do a whole week of that coming up so I decided to change it up a bit. Instead, I’m talking about books I loved with Irish […]


First Line Friday (week 185): Still Life

First Line Friday (week 185): Still Life

Posted March 13, 2020 / 11 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m joining Hoarding Books in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and featuring the first line of Still Life […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Andrew Huff & A Cross to Kill

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Andrew Huff & A Cross to Kill

Posted March 12, 2020 / 17 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Andrew Huff to the blog today to chat about his debut novel, A Cross to Kill! Andrew Huff spent 10 years in local church ministry before pursuing God’s calling into creative storytelling and media production as the Product Director at Igniter Media, a church media […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Killer Harvest by Tanya Stowe

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Killer Harvest by Tanya Stowe

Posted March 12, 2020 / 30 Comments

KILLER HARVEST GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2020 PAGES: 224 Can she stop a deadly crop virus from ending up in the wrong hands? Biologist and single mom Sassa Nilsson just witnessed her mentor’s brutal murder by environmental extremists. Now she’s the last […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Melody Carlson & The Happy Camper

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Melody Carlson & The Happy Camper

Posted March 11, 2020 / 28 Comments

Please join me welcoming author Melody Carlson to the blog to chat about her new novel with the super-cute cover, The Happy Camper! Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over 200 books with sales of more than 7 million, including many bestselling Christmas novellas, young adult titles, and contemporary […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Traces by Denise Weimer

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Traces by Denise Weimer

Posted March 11, 2020 / 19 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Traces by Denise Weimer, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: Traces Author: Denise Weimer Publisher: BLING! Romance Release Date: March 5, 2020 Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense When a failed romance and a $500,000 prize lure Kate Carson into participating in the reality […]


Book Spotlight: Caught By the Sheriff by Rula Sinara

Book Spotlight: Caught By the Sheriff by Rula Sinara

Posted March 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

Caught by the Sheriff, On Tour with Prism Book Tours CAUGHT BY THE SHERIFF by Rula Sinara SERIES: Turtleback Beach #2 GENRE: Contemporary ‘Clean’ Romance PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2020 PAGES: 384 If she follows her heart… Will he follow the law? Turtleback Beach, North Carolina, would […]