Category: historical

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Beautiful in His Sight by April W. Gardner

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Beautiful in His Sight by April W. Gardner

Posted September 12, 2019 / 23 Comments

BEAUTIFUL IN HIS SIGHT GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance PUBLISHER: Big Spring Press RELEASE DATE: May 11, 2019 PAGES: 744 It’s 1917, and Halifax is at war. Silas Quinn, street sweeper and army reject, remains on the home front, shunning God and society as religiously as they shun him. But the […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Evermore by Jody Hedlund

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Evermore by Jody Hedlund

Posted September 11, 2019 / 32 Comments

Evermore On Tour with Prism Book Tours You actually get a review double-feature today, as I’m looking at both Evermore and its prequel novella Always! Aren’t these covers stunning? ALWAYS SERIES: The Lost Princesses #0.5 GENRE: Inspirational YA Historical Romance PUBLISHER: Northern Lights Press RELEASE DATE: August 13, 2019 PAGES: […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Tanya Eavenson & The Rescue

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Tanya Eavenson & The Rescue

Posted September 11, 2019 / 8 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Rescue by Tanya Eavenson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: The Rescue Series: All Roads Lead to Texas #1 Author: Tanya Eavenson Release Date: September 2, 2019 Genre: Historical Fiction Sometimes the path to freedom is found in an unexpected future. Upon the […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Diverse Reads

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Diverse Reads

Posted September 10, 2019 / 19 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme wasn’t working for me so I decided to go rogue 😉 and talk about some of my favorite diverse reads, specifically with ethnically diverse characters & blended cultures. For more diverse reads, you can check out a blog I contribute to – Diversity […]


Book Review: Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor by Melanie Dobson

Book Review: Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor by Melanie Dobson

Posted September 9, 2019 / 9 Comments

SHADOWS OF LADENBROOKE MANOR GENRE: Inspirational Dual Timeline Fiction PUBLISHER: Howard Books RELEASE DATE: June 16, 2015 PAGES: 352 When Heather Toulson returns to her parents cottage in the English countryside, she uncovers long-hidden secrets about her family history and stumbles onto the truth about a sixty-year-old murder. Libby, a […]


Author Interview: Jen Geigle Johnson & A Lady’s Maid

Author Interview: Jen Geigle Johnson & A Lady’s Maid

Posted September 7, 2019 / 3 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Jen Geigle Johnson to the blog today to chat about her newest Regency romance, A Lady’s Maid! An award winning author, including the GOLD in Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards, Jen Geigle Johnson discovered her passion for England while kayaking on the […]


Book Review: With This Ring by Witemeyer, Jennings, Connealy, & Jagears

Book Review: With This Ring by Witemeyer, Jennings, Connealy, & Jagears

Posted September 2, 2019 / 2 Comments

As y’all may remember, I reviewed books professionally for RT Book Reviews (aka Romantic Times) for three years until it shut its doors. Unfortunately, I wasn’t allowed to share these reviews with you here on the blog as long as they still belonged to the magazine. However, now that it […]


New Releases I’m Excited About: Fall 2019 Amish Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Fall 2019 Amish Fiction

Posted August 31, 2019 / 8 Comments

Hi friends! It’s time for a new season of new books! SO MANY GREAT BOOKS! Today we’re looking at Fall 2019 Amish Fiction New Releases. Susan, is your list ready? 😉 Here is the schedule of posts for the week so you can zero in on your fave genre! Tuesday: […]



New Releases I’m Excited About: Fall 2019 Historical Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Fall 2019 Historical Fiction

Posted August 28, 2019 / 15 Comments

Hi friends! It’s time for a new season of new books! SO MANY GREAT BOOKS! Today we’re starting out with Fall 2019 Historical New Releases. Here is the schedule of posts for the week so you can zero in on your fave genre! Tuesday: Contemporary Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense) TODAY: […]


Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Friends-To-More Romances

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Friends-To-More Romances

Posted August 20, 2019 / 21 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday with That Artsy Reader Girl is all about our favorite “tropes” in fiction. While ‘marriage-of-convenience’ is my hands-down favorite trope, I decided to talk about another fave today in honor of my husband’s birthday! Friends-to-more is pretty much our story, as well, […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Lord of Her Heart by Sherrinda Ketchersid

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Lord of Her Heart by Sherrinda Ketchersid

Posted August 17, 2019 / 5 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Lord of Her Heart by Sherrinda Ketchersid, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! LORD OF HER HEART Author: Sherrinda Ketchersid Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas Release Date: May 14, 2019 Genre: Inspirational Historical Romance He’s fighting for his future—she’s running for her […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Wish Could Be My BFF

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Wish Could Be My BFF

Posted August 13, 2019 / 16 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today on the Top Ten Tuesday linkup with That Artsy Reader Girl, we’re looking at characters I wish could be my BFF. I’m blessed to have several dear ladies I consider my best friends in real life, but I think these characters would be good additions to our […]



Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Hope for Tomorrow by Michelle De Bruin

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Hope for Tomorrow by Michelle De Bruin

Posted August 9, 2019 / 12 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour (and Giveaway!) for Hope for Tomorrow by Michelle De Bruin, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! HOPE FOR TOMORROW Author: Michelle De Bruin Publisher: Mantle Rock Publishing Release Date: October 23, 2018 Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction When Logan De Witt learns of his father’s […]


First Line Friday (week 155): The Unexpected Champion

First Line Friday (week 155): The Unexpected Champion

Posted August 9, 2019 / 20 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Fridays, 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 on First Line Friday I’m featuring The Unexpected Champion by Mary Connealy, one of our CFRR2019 (and […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Restoration Fiction I Love

Top Ten Tuesday: Restoration Fiction I Love

Posted August 6, 2019 / 13 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today, I wasn’t feeling the Top Ten Tuesday topic of cover redesigns we loved or hated so I’m going off-topic while still keeping to the heart of the topic. After all, cover redesigns are a form of renovation, much like the wildly-popular home renovation & restoration shows like […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Jessie and James by Jennifer Beckstrand

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Jessie and James by Jennifer Beckstrand

Posted August 1, 2019 / 23 Comments

JESSIE AND JAMES SERIES: Gold Diggers #3 GENRE: Inspirational Historical/Western Romance PUBLISHER: Jennifer Beckstrand Publishing RELEASE DATE: July 19, 2019 PAGES: 260 Jessie Madsen has her hands full helping her parents run their small farm and boarding house while every fortune-seeker in the country seems to be flocking to her […]


Guest Post: Carolyn Miller & Underestimating Miss Cecilia

Guest Post: Carolyn Miller & Underestimating Miss Cecilia

Posted July 23, 2019 / 9 Comments

Happy Release Day to Carolyn Miller & Underestimating Miss Cecilia! Her books are always everything lovely and romantic, and so are her covers! I’m delighted to welcome her back to the blog to share some behind the scenes facts about her new book 🙂 Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller […]


Book Spotlight: Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller

Book Spotlight: Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller

Posted July 19, 2019 / 2 Comments

I am delighted to partner with JustRead Publicity Tours to highlight Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller! Title: Underestimating Miss Cecilia Series: Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley, Book 2 Author: Carolyn Miller Publisher: Kregel Publications Release Date: July 23, 2019 Genre: Christian Historical Romance Shy, sweet Cecilia Hatherleigh has always […]