Category: YA

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Davenports by Krystal Marquis

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Davenports by Krystal Marquis

Posted February 1, 2023 / 4 Comments

THE DAVENPORTS by Krystal Marquis SERIES: The Davenports #1 GENRE: Young Adult Historical Romance PUBLISHER: Dial Books RELEASE DATE: January 31, 2023 PAGES: 384 The Davenports delivers a totally escapist, swoon-worthy romance while offering a glimpse into a period of African American history often overlooked. “A fresh, utterly enchanting read.” —Ayana […]


February 2023 New Releases

February 2023 New Releases

Posted February 1, 2023 / 19 Comments

Happy February! The much awaited list of February 2023 New Releases on my radar is here! There are 100 titles on this list, and they comprise a range of genres – contemporary, historical, cozy mystery, suspense, Amish fiction, children’s books, YA, speculative, and even some nonfiction. And, of course, expect […]


First Line Friday (week 325): Kingdom Lost

First Line Friday (week 325): Kingdom Lost

Posted January 19, 2023 / 21 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! 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 Kingdom Lost, the first book in the Lost Stones of Argonia series by Dawn Shipman! and […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Pamela Hart & Beauty from Ashes

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Pamela Hart & Beauty from Ashes

Posted January 17, 2023 / 21 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Beauty from Ashes by Pamela Hart, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Pamela here on the blog today to chat about her book! BEAUTY FROM ASHES by Pamela Hart SERIES: Beauty from Ashes Trilogy #1 GENRE: Young Adult Clean Fantasy Romance […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Leslea Wahl & Into the Spotlight

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Leslea Wahl & Into the Spotlight

Posted January 6, 2023 / 7 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Into the Spotlight by Leslea Wahl, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Leslea on the blog today sharing some behind-the-scenes facts about the book! INTO THE SPOTLIGHT by Leslea Wahl SERIES: Finding Faith #1 GENRE: Christian YA Adventure/Romance Fiction PUBLISHER: Vinspire […]


January 2023 New Releases

January 2023 New Releases

Posted January 1, 2023 / 4 Comments

Happy New Year, dear readers! I pray that 2023 is a year of joyful days and great reads for each of you. As promised yesterday, during our bird’s eye view look at Early 2023 New Releases, today I’m going to break down the January 2023 New Releases that are on […]


New Releases I’m Excited About: Early 2023

New Releases I’m Excited About: Early 2023

Posted December 31, 2022 / 9 Comments

Happy New Year’s Eve! As we all try to hurry up and read all those books we fully intended to read in 2022, how about we add some more to the pile for 2023?!? Music to a bookworm’s ears, am I right? 😉 Normally this post would be focused on […]


First Line Friday (week 307): The Aberration of Eden Pruitt

First Line Friday (week 307): The Aberration of Eden Pruitt

Posted September 15, 2022 / 13 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! 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 Aberration of Eden Pruitt by K. E. Ganshert! This series sounds so good – part […]


2022 ACFW Carol Award Winners

2022 ACFW Carol Award Winners

Posted September 11, 2022 / 5 Comments

Hello dear readers! Book award season is upon us and I’m so delighted today to present to you the 2022 ACFW Carol Award winners & finalists! While I took a break from doing my annual interviews this year because … life … I’ve still been cheering on all of the […]




Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Mary Ford & Boy at the Crossroads

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Mary Ford & Boy at the Crossroads

Posted July 27, 2022 / 8 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Mary Ford to the blog today to talk about her debut novel Boy at the Crossroads, a fictionalization of her husband’s story. BOY AT THE CROSSROADS by Mary Ford GENRE: Young Adult Historical Fiction RELEASE DATE: February 10, 2021 PAGES: 146 He hitched a ride […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Love Summer 2022

Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Love Summer 2022

Posted June 28, 2022 / 14 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is our Summer 2022 TBR lists. Y’all know how long that would be if I attempted it (lol) so I’m tweaking it just slightly. Instead, let’s do a cover love post of some summer 2022 releases on my TBR list that are […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Kathy Cassel & Catching Hope

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Kathy Cassel & Catching Hope

Posted June 25, 2022 / 12 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Catching Hope by Kathy Cassel, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to chat with Kathy today about her book! CATCHING HOPE by Kathy Cassel GENRE: Inspirational Teen/Young Adult Fiction PUBLISHER: Haven Point Publishing RELEASE DATE: March 22, 2022 PAGES: 183 Catching […]



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 […]



Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Alyssa Roat & Mordizan

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Alyssa Roat & Mordizan

Posted March 17, 2022 / 10 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Alyssa Roat back to the blog today to share some behind-the-scenes facts about her new young adult fantasy, Mordizan! MORDIZAN by Alyssa Roat SERIES: The Wraithwood Trilogy #2 GENRE: Inspirational Young Adult Fantasy PUBLISHER: Mountain Brook Ink RELEASE DATE: March 4, 2022 PAGES: 366 The […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): D.P. Cornelius & The Baker’s Legacy

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): D.P. Cornelius & The Baker’s Legacy

Posted March 5, 2022 / 8 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Baker’s Legacy by D. P. Cornelius, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have the author on the blog today to share some insight into the story! THE BAKER’S LEGACY by D. P. Cornelius GENRE: Middle Grade / Young Adult Historical Fiction […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Recent 5 Star Reads I Haven’t Reviewed Yet

Top Ten Tuesday: Recent 5 Star Reads I Haven’t Reviewed Yet

Posted March 1, 2022 / 14 Comments

Happy Tuesday and Happy March! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is “Books I Enjoyed, but Have Never Mentioned On My Blog” so I decided to focus specifically on recent 5 star reads that I haven’t reviewed here yet. This could be for a variety of reasons – maybe I […]