Category: romance

Review: Justified (Mended Hearts #2) by Varina Denman

Review: Justified (Mended Hearts #2) by Varina Denman

Posted June 10, 2015 / 12 Comments

The latest book in the “Mended Hearts” series, Justified takes us back to the small town of Trapp, Texas, and the characters we grew to love (and strongly dislike) in Jaded. Swirling with poetic language and poignant truth, Justified is the prodigals’ story – the ones who came home and the ones who […]


Review: London Tides by Carla Laureano

Review: London Tides by Carla Laureano

Posted June 9, 2015 / 6 Comments

London Tides by Carla Laureano Reviewed by Carrie Schmidt Radiant Lit Blog Tours Genre: Romance Publisher: David C. Cook Date: June 9, 2015 The tides of life – and love – ebb and flow, and author Carla Laureano masterfully captures the emotional intensity that can be left in the wake […]


Review: No Place To Hide by Lynette Eason

Review: No Place To Hide by Lynette Eason

Posted June 6, 2015 / 3 Comments

If you are looking for suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat to devour the book’s pages like your life depends on it, look no further than No Place to Hide by award-winning author Lynette Eason.  Toss in a sweet romance, characters who feel like friends, and […]


Review: A Faith of Her Own by Kathleen Fuller

Review: A Faith of Her Own by Kathleen Fuller

Posted June 1, 2015 / 3 Comments

Can Anna Mae heed God’s call on her life, even if it means leaving behind everything she knows… and everything she loves? Anna Mae, Amos, and Jeremiah were childhood friends, growing up in their Amish community of Middlefield, Ohio. They promised each other that they’d always be the best of […]


Review: The Wood’s Edge (The Pathfinders #1) by Lori Benton

Review: The Wood’s Edge (The Pathfinders #1) by Lori Benton

Posted May 28, 2015 / 2 Comments

Short & Sweet Review: Weaving history and fiction evenly together – without being left with too much of one and too little of the other – is no easy feat! Yet in The Wood’s Edge as in her previous books, author Lori Benton succeeds beautifully! Rich characters, complex emotions, and the enduring trilogy […]


Review: A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade

Review: A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade

Posted May 24, 2015 / 3 Comments

Don’t tell anyone… but Jake’s my favorite. At least, he was until his brothers Bo or Ty shared the page with him.  Then, it’s anybody’s guess.  I suppose – like their lovable momma would insist – they’re each my favorite in their own way.  Bo with his steady, faithful “true”-ness.  Ty […]


Favorites Friday: A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austin

Favorites Friday: A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austin

Posted May 22, 2015 / 1 Comment

Well, fellow readers, it’s Friday again & you know what that means! Yes, the weekend is almost here but not as importantly it’s time for FAVORITES FRIDAY here on ye olde blog. I skipped it last week because I was birthing babies (ok, so I personally did no birthing and […]


Author Interview (Plus a Giveaway!): Lynette Eason **CLOSED**

Author Interview (Plus a Giveaway!): Lynette Eason **CLOSED**

Posted May 17, 2015 / 31 Comments

After my interview with Melanie Dickerson where I admittedly drooled all over both of us, my husband politely informed me that I am allowed one flailing/gushing/drooling interview. That was his kind and gracious way of telling me that I had met my quota. Perhaps I should have begged him for […]


Review: To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander

Review: To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander

Posted May 16, 2015 / 0 Comments

Tamera Alexander has done it again – spun history, romance, and characters into a story so rich you might be tempted to stick it in a vault for safekeeping.  Except read it first. And then don’t stick it in a vault because it’s just a book and people might think […]


Review: Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist

Review: Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist

Posted May 8, 2015 / 0 Comments

What happens when you combine a funloving, chattery, aspiring artist with a cynical, traditional, journalist? Well, when you throw in Louis Comfort Tiffany and the era of the New Woman and when Deeanne Gist is at the helm, you have a recipe for a story that will keep you engaged from […]


Giveaways

Giveaways

Posted May 4, 2015 / 0 Comments

Lots of great giveaways going on amongst my friends – check out Charity’s list to find out all the deets!


Review: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson

Posted May 2, 2015 / 3 Comments

Imagine this – Robin Hood meets Swan Lake meets Melanie Dickerson. If the thought that popped into your brain was “perfection”, then you already have a great picture of The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest!  Nobody but nobody retells a fairy tale like Melanie Dickerson, and this latest release may very well be […]


Author Interview (Plus a Giveaway!): Melanie Dickerson **CLOSED**

Posted April 30, 2015 / 39 Comments

Yes, that’s right! You read correctly. MELANIE DICKERSON is chatting with me today! I have pinched myself so many times that I’m starting to bruise lol.  You all. Melanie. Dickerson. The queen of fairy tale retellings. (All of which I adore.) A two-time CHRISTY AWARD finalist, for crying out loud! And she is here. […]


Review: Taken by Dee Henderson

Posted April 29, 2015 / 2 Comments

Book Description:  An investigator who knows tragic loss firsthand, and his new client, missing far too long… Abducted at the age of sixteen and coerced into assisting the Jacoby crime family, Shannon Bliss has finally found a way out. She desperately wants to resume some semblance of normal life, but […]




Review: Five Days in Skye (MacDonald Family Trilogy #1) by Carla Laureano

Review: Five Days in Skye (MacDonald Family Trilogy #1) by Carla Laureano

Posted April 21, 2015 / 8 Comments

Book description: Andrea Sullivan is so consumed by her hospitality consultant job that she’s forgotten what brings her life. She travels the world yet shields herself from the exotic locales or another chance at love. She dreads her new assignment—a last chance to snag a high-profile client in Scotland. Yet the […]



Review: The Princess Spy (Fairy Tales #5) by Melanie Dickerson

Posted April 16, 2015 / 8 Comments

My short & sweet review: Loved this retelling of The Frog Prince! Melanie Dickerson, as always, hits it out of the fairy-tale retelling park 🙂 Particularly enjoyed the chance to revisit the world of my still-favorite-of-hers The Merchant’s Daughter (may or may not have grinned like a besotted fool when I realized […]


Preview: Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist (Coming May 2015)

Posted April 14, 2015 / 0 Comments

I have the privilege of being part of the launch team for Tiffany Girl, Deeanne Gist’s latest book due to be released May 5, 2015. This is such a treat for me because I have loved Deeanne’s books ever since reading Maid to Match, a Christian romance set at The Biltmore estate […]