Category: Kentucky


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Run at Love by Toni Shiloh

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Run at Love by Toni Shiloh

Posted May 5, 2024 / 55 Comments

A RUN AT LOVE by Toni Shiloh SERIES: Love in the Spotlight #2 GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: May 7, 2024 PAGES: 344 A CONTENDER RUNNING FOR THE ROSES As a Black woman in a field with little diversity, Piper McKinney is determined to make her […]





Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Santa Run by Beth Pugh

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Santa Run by Beth Pugh

Posted October 14, 2022 / 8 Comments

THE SANTA RUN by Beth Pugh SERIES: Pine Valley Holiday #2 GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance / Christmas PUBLISHER: Iron Stream Fiction RELEASE DATE: September 27, 2022 PAGES: 264 Tradition Isn’t the Only Thing on the Line This Christmas As Christmas rounds the bend, Eliza Lee Elliott struggles with her grandfather’s […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Devil’s Kiss by Michelle Bennington

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Devil’s Kiss by Michelle Bennington

Posted August 13, 2022 / 15 Comments

DEVIL’S KISS by Michelle Bennington SERIES: A Small Batch Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Level Best Books RELEASE DATE: May 31, 2022 PAGES: 278 Rook Campbell is broke, divorced, jobless, and in desperate need of steady employment, which is hard to come by in the small town of Rothdale, […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Death A Sketch by Cheryl Hollon

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Death A Sketch by Cheryl Hollon

Posted August 1, 2022 / 11 Comments

DEATH A SKETCH by Cheryl Hollon SERIES: Paint & Shine Mysteries #3 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: July 26, 2022 PAGES: 288 In eastern Kentucky, Miranda Trent runs a unique tour company called Paint & Shine, but sometimes the peaceful mountains play host to murder . . . […]



Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Ann H. Gabhart & Along a Storied Trail

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Ann H. Gabhart & Along a Storied Trail

Posted June 3, 2021 / 50 Comments

I’m so delighted to welcome Kentucky author Ann H. Gabhart back to the blog today to share about her new historical fiction, Along a Storied Trail! ALONG A STORIED TRAIL GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2021 PAGES: 364 Kentucky packhorse librarian Tansy Calhoun doesn’t mind the […]



Guest Post: Kim Vogel Sawyer & The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow

Guest Post: Kim Vogel Sawyer & The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow

Posted September 24, 2020 / 10 Comments

Always an honor & delight to have Kim Vogel Sawyer on the blog! Today she’s chatting about her new historical fiction, The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow, and the Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky (a topic that has fascinated me for years)! THE LIBRARIAN OF BOONE’S HOLLOW by Kim Vogel Sawyer […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Ann H. Gabhart & An Appalachian Summer

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Ann H. Gabhart & An Appalachian Summer

Posted June 30, 2020 / 43 Comments

It’s always a treat to chat with fellow Kentuckian, Ann H. Gabhart & especially today on RELEASE DAY for her brand new historical fiction An Appalachian Summer! Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling and award-winning author of several Shaker novels—The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker, The Blessed, The Gifted, and […]


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 […]