Category: fairy tales

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): If the Boot Fits by Karen Witemeyer

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): If the Boot Fits by Karen Witemeyer

Posted March 11, 2024 / 81 Comments

IF THE BOOT FITS by Karen Witemeyer SERIES: Texas Ever After #2 GENRE: Historical Western Romance/Retelling (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: March 12, 2024 PAGES: 361 One fateful night will change their destinies forever. . . Convinced that his stepmother and half brothers have been wrongfully evicted by cattle […]


Book Review: An Amish Cinderella by Shelley Shepard Gray

Book Review: An Amish Cinderella by Shelley Shepard Gray

Posted October 22, 2023 / 2 Comments

AN AMISH CINDERELLA by Shelley Shepard Gray SERIES: The Amish of Apple Creek #3 GENRE: Contemporary/Amish Romance (Clean) PUBLISHER: Kensington Books RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2023 PAGES: 251 Set in the close-knit Amish community of Apple Creek, Ohio, this sweet Cinderella-inspired novel from the New York Times and USA Today […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Cinderella Stories

Top Ten Tuesday: Cinderella Stories

Posted July 10, 2023 / 17 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today is a freebie theme for Top Ten Tuesday, meaning we can talk about whatever we want. One of my favorite things to talk about is the fairy tale of Cinderella (I even collect versions of it from different countries/cultures), and one of my favorite things to read […]



March 2023 New Releases

March 2023 New Releases

Posted March 2, 2023 / 8 Comments

Happy March! Whether this new month is coming in like a lamb or a lion for you, it’s certainly delivering a whole bunch of great-looking reads! There are nearly 100 titles on this list of March 2023 New Releases, and they comprise a range of genres – contemporary, historical, cozy […]



Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Anneka R. Walker & The Dreaming Beauty

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Anneka R. Walker & The Dreaming Beauty

Posted August 15, 2022 / 19 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for The Dreaming Beauty by Anneka R. Walker, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted that Anneka is here today to share a yummy recipe that plays a key role in her romance novel! THE DREAMING BEAUTY by Anneka R. Walker SERIES: Standalone […]


New Releases I’m Excited About: Mid 2022 Speculative & Youth Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Mid 2022 Speculative & Youth Fiction

Posted May 10, 2022 / 2 Comments

Happy Tuesday! We’re down to the last two posts in our look at this new season of upcoming releases! Tomorrow we’ll finish the week with nonfiction but today I’m diving into Mid 2022 Speculative & Youth Fiction New Releases (May-August). I usually group these together because they are smaller categories […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Sherwood Proof by Kristee Ravan

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Sherwood Proof by Kristee Ravan

Posted December 9, 2021 / 1 Comment

The Sherwood Proof, on tour with Prism Book Tours THE SHERWOOD PROOF by Kristee Ravan SERIES: The Lily Sparrow Chronicles #3 GENRE: Middle Grade Fantasy / Fairy Tale RELEASE DATE: November 23, 2021 PAGES: 569 Lily Sparrow has finally created an equation for being a good princess. Things are adding […]


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 […]