Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books to Read If You Love Jane Austen

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books to Read If You Love Jane Austen

Posted September 29, 2015 / 138 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish* It is a truth universally acknowledged that we love Jane Austen.  Her romantic heroes are the stuff of internet memes (Hey girl…) and fangirl obsessions galore. But if you’ve read all her books and/or need something […]


The Day I Met Laura Frantz (or… The Adventures of Pocket Pepper)

The Day I Met Laura Frantz (or… The Adventures of Pocket Pepper)

Posted September 26, 2015 / 31 Comments

Quick bookish confession: Despite my avid reading & reviewing, I have never personally met an author. Until today. One of my “favorite favorite” authors – Laura Frantz – was doing a signing today for her newest release The Mistress of Tall Acre. It was only about 45 minutes from my […]


Bestsellers in Christian Fiction as of September 25th 2015

Bestsellers in Christian Fiction as of September 25th 2015

Posted September 25, 2015 / 5 Comments

According to CBA News, these are the bestsellers in 5 different categories in Christian fiction as of September 25, 2015. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (WATERBROOK, May 2005) A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker (HACHETTE, Oct 2014) Claiming Mariah by Pam Hillman (TYNDALE HOUSE, Jan 2014) Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers […]


Happy Fall, Y’all!

Happy Fall, Y’all!

Posted September 23, 2015 / 13 Comments

I so adore fall. Autumn leaves & pumpkins. Apples & cider. Crisp air and sweater weather. Football and bonfires. Thanksgiving. Fall makes me happy. AND IT’S FALL TODAY!!!!!!!!! Let us all rejoice 😉 And in case you missed it, check out ten books on my Fall TBR 🙂


Top Ten Tuesday: My Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday: My Fall TBR

Posted September 22, 2015 / 121 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish* Y’all. So. many. books. My TBR pile is out of control. Can anyone else relate?? Today’s theme is the top ten books on my Fall TBR. And oh good heavens – how can I possibly narrow it […]




2015 ACFW Carol Awards

2015 ACFW Carol Awards

Posted September 19, 2015 / 1 Comment

Tonight, the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference presented their annual Carol Awards.  You can see a full list of the finalists by clicking on the logo below: Thanks to Tyson Wynn, Ronie Kendig, and Allison Wilson, I was able to watch a livestream and a live update blog of the […]


The Friday 56: The Promise of Palm Grove

The Friday 56: The Promise of Palm Grove

Posted September 18, 2015 / 26 Comments

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple: Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and post a line (or two)! Just be sure to not spoil the book. In preparation for the A Wedding at Orange Blossom Inn book tour, I’m […]


Review: At Home in Persimmon Hollow by Gerri Bauer

Review: At Home in Persimmon Hollow by Gerri Bauer

Posted September 17, 2015 / 4 Comments

Yesterday I had the wonderful privilege of talking with Gerri Bauer, a first-time novelist with Catholic publishers Franciscan Media.  She also loves to garden, is allergic to chocolate (the horror!), and calls herself a “certified cat lady”… but in spite of the cat thing, we still like her around here because […]


Author Interview: Gerri Bauer (At Home in Persimmon Hollow)

Author Interview: Gerri Bauer (At Home in Persimmon Hollow)

Posted September 16, 2015 / 6 Comments

I’m excited today to introduce y’all to Gerri Bauer, a debut author for Franciscan Media’s new fiction line.  A Catholic historical romance, At Home in Persimmon Hollow intrigues me right from its premise. After all, you don’t often find “Catholic”, “historical”, and “romance” all coming together in one book. At Home […]


Top Ten Tuesday:  Best Book Boyfriends

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Book Boyfriends

Posted September 15, 2015 / 212 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish I have a confession to make.  In case you didn’t already know, I tend to develop book crushes.  (Shocking, I’m sure.) The good news for my husband is that they disappear fairly quickly when I […]


Review: The Finishing School by Valerie Woerner

Review: The Finishing School by Valerie Woerner

Posted September 12, 2015 / 0 Comments

I’m pretty sure that debut author Valerie Woerner and I are kindred spirits. Both good girls, both imaginative worriers, both self-proclaimed book nerds. And y’all… she too has fully embraced the use of my favorite plural for “you” 🙂 Anne Shirley would be so elated for us! I adore the cover of The […]


Author Interview: Dawn Crandall (plus a Giveaway!)

Author Interview: Dawn Crandall (plus a Giveaway!)

Posted September 11, 2015 / 10 Comments

Did I mention yet that The Hesitant Heiress is now available in PAPERBACK???!!!!??? I feel sure I did. In fact, I know I did – my Hesitant Heiress review To continue the celebration festivities, I invited author (and ACFW Carol Award finalist) Dawn Crandall to stop by the blog for a chat.  She’s […]


Review: The Hesitant Heiress (Everstone Chronicles #1) by Dawn Crandall

Review: The Hesitant Heiress (Everstone Chronicles #1) by Dawn Crandall

Posted September 11, 2015 / 14 Comments

So, technically, The Hesitant Heiress isn’t a new release.  And yet at the same time, it is. Have I lost my senses? Well…maybe… but not about this 🙂 You see, oh dear blog readers, initially when Whitaker House released Dawn Crandall’s debut series last August, they only released them as ebooks. […]


Tags and Awards: Summertime Madness and Creative Blogger

Tags and Awards: Summertime Madness and Creative Blogger

Posted September 10, 2015 / 9 Comments

Fiddler Blue tagged me in the Summertime Madness Book tag, and Jane @ Greenish Bookshelf gave me the Creative Blogger Award tag.  Thanks, ladies! FTC Disclosure Let’s start with the Summertime Madness Book tag.  And I must say from the outset that summer does nothing for me.  I thrive in Fall […]


Bestsellers in Christian Fiction as of September 10th 2015

Bestsellers in Christian Fiction as of September 10th 2015

Posted September 10, 2015 / 5 Comments

According to the ECPA, these are the top 20 books in Christian fiction as of September 10th, 2015. Congrats to the authors of these wonderful books!! FTC Disclosure The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn (FRONTLINE, Jan 2012) – Can I just be honest? This one makes me want to roll my eyes. […]



Top Ten Tuesday: I’ll Get Back To You

Top Ten Tuesday: I’ll Get Back To You

Posted September 8, 2015 / 172 Comments

(Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.) FTC Disclosure I just love Top Ten Tuesdays! They are admittedly a lot of work sometimes but also a lot of fun 🙂 This week’s theme is all about those finished series… that I haven’t […]


Review: Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St. Amant

Review: Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St. Amant

Posted September 7, 2015 / 4 Comments

For so long, Stella was known for her beauty. Now, with her heart stripped bare, she must discover who she really is. Former pageant queen Stella Varland doesn’t trust beauty anymore after her divorce. Her appearance betrayed her and led to her brokenness—so instead of being beautiful, now she tries […]