Category: fairy tales

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cinders Like Glass by Clarissa Kae

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cinders Like Glass by Clarissa Kae

Posted September 29, 2021 / 17 Comments

Cinders Like Glass, On Tour with Prism Book Tours CINDERS LIKE GLASS SERIES: Victorian Retellings #2 GENRE: Historical Romance / Fairy Tale Retelling PUBLISHER: Carpe Vitam Press RELEASE DATE: July 29, 2021 PAGES: 234 Grieving her father’s sudden death, Lady Ada Whitworth’s childhood stutter resurfaces. She seeks solace in her […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Made Me Want to Read More

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Made Me Want to Read More

Posted June 8, 2021 / 33 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday list is all about books that made me want to read more books like them. Whether it’s books that share a genre, a time period, or an author, I finished the following novels & instantly wanted more of the same. affiliate links used more […]


Book Review: Once Upon a Summer by Boyd, Shiloh, Tysinger & Weaver

Book Review: Once Upon a Summer by Boyd, Shiloh, Tysinger & Weaver

Posted May 27, 2021 / 5 Comments

ONCE UPON A SUMMER GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance RELEASE DATE: May 25, 2021 PAGES: 478 Contemporary Retellings of Timeless Tales A New Beginning by Andrea Boyd — Who is she? Acacia Martin raised by an impostor mom serving a prison sentence for her sins, or Jasmine Callahan abducted at birth […]


New Releases I’m Excited About: Mid 2021 Speculative & Youth Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Mid 2021 Speculative & Youth Fiction

Posted April 30, 2021 / 6 Comments

Happy Friday, dear readers! We’ve made it to the last two days of our look at Mid 2021 New Releases – how’s your TBR pile looking? 😉  Today we’re looking at Mid 2021 Speculative & Youth Fiction New Releases (May-August). I usually group these together because they are smaller categories […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Cleaning Reads

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Cleaning Reads

Posted March 9, 2021 / 3 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is a spring cleaning freebie, and I decided to take a bit of a different approach and feature my version of spring cleaning reads – books with ‘spring’ in the title AND books that include a main character who is a housekeeper, […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Court of Swans by Melanie Dickerson

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Court of Swans by Melanie Dickerson

Posted January 10, 2021 / 4 Comments

COURT OF SWANS by Melanie Dickerson SERIES: The Dericott Tales #1 GENRE: Inspirational Historical Fairy-Tale Retelling PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson RELEASE DATE: January 5, 2021 PAGES: 336 From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes a reimagining of the Wild Swans—the first book in a new series of fairy-tale retellings […]




New Releases I’m Excited About: Late 2020 Youth & Speculative Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Late 2020 Youth & Speculative Fiction

Posted August 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Hi again! We’re continuing our week-long preview of the fabulous books releasing from September-December 2020. Today we’re also looking at Late 2020 Youth & Speculative New Releases. I group these two categories together because so many young adult novels are speculative that when I first started doing this I couldn’t […]


First Line Friday (week 203): The Peasant’s Dream

First Line Friday (week 203): The Peasant’s Dream

Posted July 24, 2020 / 17 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 Peasant’s Dream by Melanie Dickerson, currently on tour with JustRead […]



2019 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Young Adult

2019 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Young Adult

Posted November 6, 2019 / 26 Comments

Happy Wednesday yet again 🙂 Since Monday, I’ve been spotlighting The Christy Award 2019 finalist books in each category – let’s finish up with young adult! Some of the authors were gracious enough to answer a couple of questions for me so I’ve included their answers below as well. The […]



2019 Carol Award Finalists Q&A (and a Giveaway!): Laurie Lucking & Common

2019 Carol Award Finalists Q&A (and a Giveaway!): Laurie Lucking & Common

Posted September 27, 2019 / 20 Comments

Happy Friday! Continuing through Saturday (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of sharing mini interviews with nearly all of the 2019 ACFW Carol Award Finalists! Today I’m covering the speculative & young adult categories, including Laurie Lucking and her Carol Award nominated novel Common! You can […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Laurie Lucking & Common

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Laurie Lucking & Common

Posted September 3, 2018 / 50 Comments

Today I am delighted to welcome Laurie Lucking to the blog to chat about Common, her Christian fiction young adult fantasy novel! An avid reader practically since birth, Laurie Lucking discovered her passion for writing after leaving her career as an attorney to become a stay-at-home mom. When she gets […]



Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Amanda Tero

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Amanda Tero

Posted June 10, 2017 / 34 Comments

I am so delighted to welcome one of my First Line Friday friends to the blog as an authorly guest today 🙂 Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Unraveling by Sara Ella

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Unraveling by Sara Ella

Posted May 26, 2017 / 23 Comments

Welcome to the: Thomas Nelson’s Young Adult Summer of 2017 Feature   Title:  Unraveling Series: Unblemished, Book 2 Author:  Sarah Ella Publisher: Thomas Nelson Release Date:  July 11, 2017 Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy In the second installment of the Unblimished Trilogy, YA author Sara Ella asks, “What happens when happily ever after […]


Excellence in Indie Publishing GIVEAWAY Guest Post: K.M. Shea

Excellence in Indie Publishing GIVEAWAY Guest Post: K.M. Shea

Posted May 20, 2017 / 15 Comments

As part of the Excellence in Indie Publishing EPIC Giveaway going on this week, indie author K.M. Shea shares how going indie lets her write fairy tale retellings – and why she loves them! Hello, hello! K. M. Shea here – or Kitty as all my readers call me – […]


My Favorite Beauty and the Beast Retellings

My Favorite Beauty and the Beast Retellings

Posted March 18, 2017 / 42 Comments

I don’t have much time for movies anymore (all about the books, y’all) but Beauty and the Beast remains one of my favorite Disney films. And of course, it’s based on a fairytale, so all the better! No matter what your feelings are about the latest live-action remake, the story […]