Category: Kentucky

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Ann H. Gabhart & The Refuge

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Ann H. Gabhart & The Refuge

Posted April 11, 2019 / 40 Comments

I am very excited about today’s guest because a) Ann H. Gabhart is a fave Kentucky author and b) she’s giving us a photo tour of a place I love to visit – one that’s about ten minutes from my house! SERIES: Shaker #7 GENRE: Historical Fiction PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell

Posted April 30, 2018 / 8 Comments

SERIES: A Southern Cake Baker Mystery #1 GENRE: Southern Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane RELEASE DATE: May 8, 2018 PAGES: 257 In the first of a delectable new Southern-set baking cozy series, Sophia Cummings, pastry chef extraordinaire, must craft the perfect cake for an old friend’s wedding while sifting through […]


Book Review: Red Sky Over America by Tamera Lynn Kraft

Book Review: Red Sky Over America by Tamera Lynn Kraft

Posted April 9, 2018 / 2 Comments

SERIES: Ladies of Oberlin #1 GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance PUBLISHER: Desert Breeze Publishing RELEASE DATE: February 11, 2018 PAGES: 360 William and America confront evil, but will it costs them everything? In 1857, America, the daughter of a slave owner, is an abolitionist and a student at Oberlin College, a […]



Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Feature Characters from Appalachia

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Feature Characters from Appalachia

Posted September 26, 2017 / 53 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s topic from the gals at The Broke & The Bookish is about books that feature characters of some sort of type of our choosing. I debated a few ideas but finally settled on characters from Appalachia, an area that’s close to my heart – and my roots. […]


Meet Mark Fisher from Shelley Shepard Gray’s HIS GUILT

Meet Mark Fisher from Shelley Shepard Gray’s HIS GUILT

Posted July 25, 2017 / 6 Comments

  Shelley Shepard Gray joins us today to talk about the hero of her new novel, His Guilt. (You can read my review here) First, let’s look at the book itself! New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray delivers the next novel in her Amish of Hart […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): His Guilt by Shelley Shepard Gray

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): His Guilt by Shelley Shepard Gray

Posted July 17, 2017 / 19 Comments

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray delivers the next novel in her Amish of Hart County series—a suspenseful tale of an Amish man who will risk all to protect the woman he loves. Mark Fisher has returned home to Hart County, determined to put the […]


Book Review: Southern Fried by Tonya Kappes

Book Review: Southern Fried by Tonya Kappes

Posted April 7, 2017 / 7 Comments

In the South, it’s better when the food is fried and the secrets kept buried… After the dead body of a beloved Cottonwood resident is found tangled up in an electric fence, Sheriff Kenni Lowry has a hunch that somethin’ ain’t right. Her investigation heats up with a fierce cook-off […]


Book Review: A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz

Book Review: A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz

Posted January 30, 2017 / 29 Comments

After fleeing Virginia, Temperance Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River. It’s a welcome way station for settlers and frontiersmen traveling through the wild Cumberland region of Kentucke–men like Sion Morgan, a Virginia surveyor who arrives at the inn with his crew looking for an experienced […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Laura Frantz

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Laura Frantz

Posted January 14, 2017 / 124 Comments

Commence happy fangirl clapping! I’m incredibly thrilled to have Laura Frantz as my guest on the blog today.  Laura has been one of my very favorite authors since I returned to my love of reading, and over the last year she has also become a dear friend. Award-winning author Laura […]


Author Interview: James Markert

Author Interview: James Markert

Posted January 6, 2017 / 2 Comments

Hi friends! As a Kentucky reader, I am delighted to chat today with a Kentucky author – James Markert. James Markert lives with his wife and two children in Louisville, Kentucky. He has a history degree from the University of Louisville and won an IPPY Award for “The Requiem Rose,” […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set in Kentucky

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set in Kentucky

Posted August 16, 2016 / 59 Comments

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s theme is books in a particular setting, so I chose my beautiful Kentucky home. I’ve lived here since I was a freshman in high school and I have absolutely fallen in love with its rolling hills, bluegrass, old stone fences, […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Fixin to Die by Tonya Kappes

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Fixin to Die by Tonya Kappes

Posted June 20, 2016 / 11 Comments

Sheriff Kenni Lowry likes to think the zero crime rate in her small town in Kentucky is due to her being sheriff, but quickly discovers her grandfather’s ghost, who happened to be the town’s retired sheriff, has been scaring off any would be crime. Poppa has come back from the […]