Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

Posted June 2, 2015 / 4 Comments

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” ~C.S. Lewis My favorite fairy tale is still Cinderella. I loved it as a kid & I love it now – because of the beauty of the riches to rags to riches story and the idea that […]


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 […]


FREEBIE: Jaded by Varina Denman

FREEBIE: Jaded by Varina Denman

Posted June 1, 2015 / 2 Comments

Y’all know about my love for Jaded and author Varina Denman.  Her newest book Justified releases today (whoohoo!!!) and in celebration her publisher has lowered the ebook price of Jaded to FREE today and tomorrow.  No worries if you miss the freebie price, either, because it will be on sale for $2.99 until […]


Author Interview: E. Townsend Schmidt

Author Interview: E. Townsend Schmidt

Posted May 30, 2015 / 0 Comments

Once upon a time, I met a supercute guy at college and he became my best friend.  We got so tired of telling people that we were never going to date each other that we decided to just go ahead and date each other. We were married a year later […]


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 […]


Bookish-y Treats

Bookish-y Treats

Posted May 27, 2015 / 2 Comments

If you’re anything like me, the people in your inner circle may have noticed that you like to read. 🙂 Ergo, on certain gift-giving occasions such as your birthday or holidays, you may find yourself in need of ideas for a gift list that reflects your bookish habit. You know, besides […]


Some Surprising Book Facts

Posted May 26, 2015 / 2 Comments

I don’t know how accurate these statistics are. I mean, I did get them from the internets and we all know that you can believe everything you read there, right? 🙂 But even if they are just fractionally true, they are pretty startling. Where do you think we have gone […]


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 […]


Author Interview (Plus a Giveaway!) : Brian M. White **CLOSED**

Author Interview (Plus a Giveaway!) : Brian M. White **CLOSED**

Posted May 22, 2015 / 39 Comments

My husband (let’s call him… Eric!) is one of 12 grandchildren on his mother’s side alone. TWELVE. Now, you have to understand – I come from a very small immediate and extended family.  One brother, four cousins (and I rarely saw them, except my brother of course). So, when I […]


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 […]


A New Little Superhero

Posted May 13, 2015 / 1 Comment

I’ve been a bit absent in blogdom this week.  There’s a reason for that – a great reason, actually! My baby brother had a baby! Ok, so his wife was the one who actually delivered the baby but still…the point is, I have a brand new nephew! He gave his mommy a […]


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 […]


Happy 85th Anniversary, Nancy Drew!!

Posted April 28, 2015 / 2 Comments

I cut my teeth on the Nancy Drew books. I also frequently morphed into Nancy Drew while biking around the neighborhood searching for strange and mysterious goings-on. But that’s a topic for another blog post. Or not. Today is a very special day in Nancy-Drew-dom! On April 28th, 1930, the […]