Sunday Book Club: The United States of Books

Sunday Book Club: The United States of Books

Posted July 24, 2016 / 33 Comments

Earlier this week, I did a post on books set in other countries and then one specifically on books set in England. But in our Sunday Book Club today, I want to think about our favorite settings in the United States. Since I live in Kentucky, I’m naturally drawn to […]


Book Review: A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter

Book Review: A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter

Posted July 23, 2016 / 31 Comments

Lady Miranda Hawthorne acts every inch the lady, but inside she longs to be bold and carefree. Approaching spinsterhood in the eyes of society, she pours her innermost feelings out not in a diary but in letters to her brother’s old school friend, the Duke of Marshington. Since she’s never […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Valley by Helen Bryan

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Valley by Helen Bryan

Posted July 22, 2016 / 19 Comments

Left suddenly penniless, the Honorable Sophia Grafton, a viscount’s orphaned daughter, sails to the New World to claim the only property left to her name: a tobacco plantation in the remote wilds of colonial Virginia. Enlisting the reluctant assistance of a handsome young French spy—at gunpoint— she gathers an unlikely […]


First Line Friday (Week 17): Fetching Sweetness

First Line Friday (Week 17): Fetching Sweetness

Posted July 22, 2016 / 40 Comments

Whew. I am so glad it’s Friday! How about you? And since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line! The book I’m featuring today is Fetching Sweetness by Dana Mentink, and it will be released on July 26th […]


Book Blast (and a Giveaway!): Planted by C.T. Collier

Book Blast (and a Giveaway!): Planted by C.T. Collier

Posted July 22, 2016 / 6 Comments

Planted (The Penningtons Investigate) 1st in Series Cozy Mystery Asdee Press (July 22, 2016) Print Length: 309 pages ASIN: B01FOVMCPK Planted is book one of the new mystery series, The Penningtons Investigate, from award-winning author C. T. Collier. The Penningtons, Lyssa and Kyle, are both PhD’s, and when their clever […]


Around the World in Books: England

Around the World in Books: England

Posted July 21, 2016 / 52 Comments

  Hello ladies and lords! After this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post on Books Set Outside the U.S. – in which I purposely left out England too – a couple of my dear reading friends still bemoaned England’s absence.  I am nothing if not accommodating, but it really needed its […]


Bookish Quote: All Shapes & Sizes

Bookish Quote: All Shapes & Sizes

Posted July 21, 2016 / 28 Comments

I found this quote from Erika Johansen on Pinterest – “Books can show us that admirable and interesting women come in all shapes and sizes.” Who are some of your favorite fictional heroines from a variety of body types and not the same old super-skinny & gorgeous?


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Catherine West

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Catherine West

Posted July 20, 2016 / 97 Comments

  Clapclapclap! Why yes, yes I am clapping like a fangirl because CATHERINE WEST is chatting with me on the blog today!! I love her book The Things We Knew which just recently released. (Stay tuned to find out how you can win a copy!) Catherine West is an award-winning […]



Book Review: The Cantaloupe Thief by Deb Richardson-Moore

Book Review: The Cantaloupe Thief by Deb Richardson-Moore

Posted July 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

Branigan Powers knows a good story when she sees one—and the ten-year-old cold case of wealthy Alberta Grambling Resnick’s murder definitely makes the cut. Resnick was stabbed in her home after she let it slip that she was planning to change her will. There are plenty of suspects in the […]


Sunday Book Club: Favorite Bookish Quotes

Sunday Book Club: Favorite Bookish Quotes

Posted July 17, 2016 / 11 Comments

Hi friends 🙂 I hope you are having a marvelous Sunday so far! Today on the Book Club, let’s share our favorite bookish quotes.  It can either be a fave quote from a book you’ve read or a quote you really like about books or reading in general. Mine is […]


Book Review: Burning Proof by Janice Cantore

Book Review: Burning Proof by Janice Cantore

Posted July 16, 2016 / 4 Comments

After months of investigating the brutal homicide of a young girl, Detective Abby Hart finally has the evidence she needs. But when the arrest goes terribly wrong, Abby begins to doubt her future as a police officer. As she wrestles with conflicting emotions, old questions about the fire that took […]



First Line Friday: Week 16

First Line Friday: Week 16

Posted July 15, 2016 / 43 Comments

Yay for Fridays! And since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line! BUT WAIT! Let’s mix things up a bit today. Since it’s July 15th (7/15), you can either leave the first line from Chapter 7 or Chapter […]


Book Review: The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams

Book Review: The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams

Posted July 14, 2016 / 6 Comments

Two decades after the Civil War, Josephine Marcus, the teenage daughter of Jewish immigrants, is lured west with the promise of marriage to Johnny Behan, one of Arizona’s famous lawmen. She leaves her San Francisco home to join Behan in Tombstone, Arizona, a magnet for miners (and outlaws) attracted by […]



Book Review: Going Up South by Janet W. Ferguson

Book Review: Going Up South by Janet W. Ferguson

Posted July 13, 2016 / 9 Comments

No one told him he had a son. Actor Dylan Conner is furious. Not only has he been left out of his child’s life, the baby boy has been given another man’s last name. Determined to be a better father than the sorry guy who’d left him and his mother, […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Leaving Oxford by Janet W. Ferguson

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Leaving Oxford by Janet W. Ferguson

Posted July 13, 2016 / 79 Comments

Escaping home to Oxford, Mississippi, seemed like a good idea. Until it wasn’t. A year after a tragic accident in Los Angeles flipped her world upside down, advertising guru Sarah Beth LeClair is still hiding away in her charming hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. And she may well be stuck there […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cookie Encounter by Michelle Connell

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cookie Encounter by Michelle Connell

Posted July 12, 2016 / 6 Comments

Where does the power to forgive someone come from? A tender story of love and forgiveness – Follow Natalie’s journey as she learns to forgive and then falls in love. Natalie Alexander believes she is unworthy of a romantic relationship after a traumatic event back in college. After moving to […]