Review: The Golden Braid (Fairy Tales #6) by Melanie Dickerson

Review: The Golden Braid (Fairy Tales #6) by Melanie Dickerson

Posted November 19, 2015 / 8 Comments

The Golden Braid has it all – adventure, romance, dashing knights, damsels who can save their own lives, faith, nostalgia-nods to series fans, even a mention or two of Thornbeck to tie in her other series. Most of all though, it has the warmth and heart with which Melanie Dickerson writes all of her books. C.S. Lewis famously said, “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” If you haven’t read one since childhood, may I suggest you start again now – and start with Melanie Dickerson’s Fairy Tales/Hagenheim series?


Review (Plus a Giveaway!) : The Mariposa Hotel

Review (Plus a Giveaway!) : The Mariposa Hotel

Posted November 18, 2015 / 0 Comments

This is a really nice novella set bracketed with clean but electric romances, strong characters, and sweet themes. The setting of Tangerine Street gives a small town feel to the stories, and the oceanside Hotel sweeps readers up in the magic of its fountain. Recommended for anyone looking for a light read who doesn’t want to sacrifice quality.


Top Ten Tuesday: Quotable Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday: Quotable Quotes

Posted November 17, 2015 / 99 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish* Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is supposed to be “Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So” but that just overwhelmed me lol.  So I’m cheating slightly (yes, […]


Review: The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart

Review: The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart

Posted November 16, 2015 / 6 Comments

What if you met your twenty-three-year-old self in a dream? What would you say? Brock Matthews’ once promising life is unraveling. His coffee company. His marriage. So when he discovers his vivid dreams—where he encounters his younger self—might let him change his past mistakes, he jumps at the chance. The […]



Veterans Day Reads

Veterans Day Reads

Posted November 11, 2015 / 6 Comments

Today in the United States, we celebrate Veterans Day to honor those men and women who have protected our country by serving in any branch of the military. I know that so often we take for granted that our freedom was free to us, but we don’t consider how much it […]


Top Ten Tuesday:  When You CAN Judge A Book By Its Movie

Top Ten Tuesday: When You CAN Judge A Book By Its Movie

Posted November 10, 2015 / 57 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish* We’ve all heard the phrase “Never judge a book by its movie” and that is mostly true. But occasionally some book-to-movie adaptations come around that are as good as or (dare I say it) even […]


Review: Vendetta (Nikki Boyd Files #1) by Lisa Harris

Review: Vendetta (Nikki Boyd Files #1) by Lisa Harris

Posted November 9, 2015 / 3 Comments

No one needs to push Nikki Boyd to excel on the Tennessee Missing Persons Task Force. The case of her own missing sister, still unsolved after ten years, is the driving force in her work. When a Polaroid photo of a missing girl shows up at a crime scene, Nikki […]


Review: Another Way Home (Chicory Inn #3) by Deborah Raney

Review: Another Way Home (Chicory Inn #3) by Deborah Raney

Posted November 9, 2015 / 4 Comments

Sometimes God’s ways are not at all what we expect . . . and exactly what we need. Grant and Audrey are adding grandchildren to their family left and right, but middle daughter, Danae, and her husband, Dallas Brooks, have been trying for years with no baby in sight. Though […]


Review: War for the Waking World by Wayne Thomas Batson

Review: War for the Waking World by Wayne Thomas Batson

Posted November 7, 2015 / 0 Comments

Would you be willing to fight for your dreams?  Fifteen-year-old Archer Keaton has the ability to enter and explore his dreams. He is a Dreamtreader, one of three selected from each generation. Their mission: to protect the waking world from the Nightmare Lord who dwells beyond the Slumber Gate. But […]


Review (plus a Giveaway!): Isle of Hope by Julie Lessman

Review (plus a Giveaway!): Isle of Hope by Julie Lessman

Posted November 6, 2015 / 61 Comments

She stole his heart. He stole her peace. Can hope steal their pain? At the age of eighteen, Lacey Carmichael was a wild girl bent on fun, promised to Jack Carmichael, a straight-and-narrow pastor’s kid bent on the seminary. When her father kicks her out of the house, she runs […]


Author Interview (Plus a Giveaway!): Julie Lessman

Author Interview (Plus a Giveaway!): Julie Lessman

Posted November 6, 2015 / 26 Comments

Ok.. so… y’all know that I simply love kissing books! Love. Them. That’s why I’m thrilled today to be able to chat with the KISSING QUEEN herself – Julie Lessman!!! Known mostly for her historical novels, Julie brings her “passion with a purpose” flair to a new contemporary novel Isle of […]


Review: The Lake House by Kate Morton

Review: The Lake House by Kate Morton

Posted November 5, 2015 / 8 Comments

The Lake House by Kate Morton Publication Date: October 20, 2015 Atria Books Hardcover & eBook; 512 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Secret Keeper and The Distant Hours, an intricately plotted, spellbinding new novel of heart-stopping suspense and uncovered secrets. […]


Review: The Ology by Marty Machowski

Review: The Ology by Marty Machowski

Posted November 4, 2015 / 2 Comments

A Page-Turning Storybook of Theology for Kids In the cellar of the old stone cathedral, Carla and Timothy uncover a life-changing treasure, a carefully wrapped ancient book known as The Ology. What adults might describe as a beautifully illustrated storybook of systematic theology, the kids discover to be a story […]



A Heartwarming Thanksgiving Launch

Posted November 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

On tour with Prism Book Tours. Join us for A Heartwarming Thanksgiving We’ll be highlighting 13 FREE short stories by beloved Harlequin Heartwarming authors that will be available from Harlequin during November via their site. Join the fun by stopping by any or all of the tour stops, stopping by the […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Take Two

Top Ten Tuesday: Take Two

Posted November 3, 2015 / 44 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish* I’m excited about today’s theme – those authors whose debut novels have us itching to get our hands on their sophomore release.  One of my favorite things about blogging is introducing people to talented new […]


Book Blitz: Christmas Kisses (plus a Giveaway!)

Book Blitz: Christmas Kisses (plus a Giveaway!)

Posted November 3, 2015 / 3 Comments

We are so excited about this wonderful Anthology! Let’s take a look at the 5 authors that put this together! Rachelle J. Christensen is a mother of five who writes romance and mystery/suspense and solves the case of the missing shoe on a daily basis. She graduated cum laude from […]


Review: The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert

Review: The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert

Posted November 1, 2015 / 12 Comments

Six-year-old Gretl Schmidt is on a train bound for Aushwitz. Jakób Kowalski is planting a bomb on the tracks. As World War II draws to a close, Jakób fights with the Polish resistance against the crushing forces of Germany and Russia. They intend to destroy a German troop transport, but […]