Book Review: The Girl in the Castle by Santa Montefiore

Book Review: The Girl in the Castle by Santa Montefiore

Posted October 11, 2016 / 7 Comments

International sensation Santa Montefiore presents the first book in a trilogy that follows three Irish women through the decades of the twentieth century—perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Hazel Gaynor. Born on the ninth day of the ninth month in the year 1900, Kitty Deverill is special as her […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Because I Said So

Top Ten Tuesday: Because I Said So

Posted October 11, 2016 / 67 Comments

Hello friends! This week’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is yet another one that caused me some consternation for a while.  We’re supposed to be talking about books we’ve read because someone recommended them to us. But… see… these days I pretty much only read books that people have asked […]


Book Review: A Sister’s Wish by Shelley Shepard Gray

Book Review: A Sister’s Wish by Shelley Shepard Gray

Posted October 10, 2016 / 13 Comments

In Shelley Shepard Gray’s third book in her Charmed Amish Life series, a respectable young woman finds herself falling for an Amish man from the wrong side of the tracks. Amelia Kinsinger is the perfect Amish woman—at least according to her neighbors. And while Amelia takes pride in her role […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway): Write Me Home by Crystal Walton

Book Review (and a Giveaway): Write Me Home by Crystal Walton

Posted October 9, 2016 / 10 Comments

He lives by his heart. She lives by her plans. Until an unseen enemy and growing affection threaten control of both. Returning to his hometown in the Catskills is the last thing firefighter Ethan DeLuca’s ready for. He’d rather leave memories where they belong–buried under ashes. But if he doesn’t […]


Sunday Book Club: Play Ball

Sunday Book Club: Play Ball

Posted October 9, 2016 / 31 Comments

Good Sunday morning to y’all! Fall is finally in the air here in Kentucky, so I am quite happy. I know that some people get Seasonal Affective Depressive Disorder during the fall and winter but I’m just the opposite. I come alive when the weather gets cooler! Today on the […]


Book Review: Homestands by Sally Bradley

Book Review: Homestands by Sally Bradley

Posted October 8, 2016 / 7 Comments

When baseball star Mike Connor stumbles across his ex-wife six years after their divorce, he’s stunned to find that she’s the mother of a kindergartner who wears his jersey. And shares his last name. The last thing Meg Connor wants is to be around Mike. After all, he was the […]


Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Update for October 8

Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Update for October 8

Posted October 8, 2016 / 4 Comments

Good Saturday morning to you, my friends! How has your week been? I hope that, in spite of hurricanes and politics and the Amazon apocalypse, you were able to find rest and joy and delight for your soul. Here is some delight for the bookworm in you – Goodreads giveaways […]


First Line Friday (Week 27): The Thirteenth Chance

First Line Friday (Week 27): The Thirteenth Chance

Posted October 7, 2016 / 22 Comments

It’s FRIDAY!! This week. A week of Mondays. So glad for Friday to finally be here! Since it’s Friday, it’s also time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line! The book I’m featuring today is The Thirteenth Chance by Amy Matayo. (Check […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The General’s Wife by Sara R. Turnquist

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The General’s Wife by Sara R. Turnquist

Posted October 7, 2016 / 41 Comments

Ismene, a beautiful, somewhat naïve, young noblewoman, is torn from her childhood home in Greece and her first love. Bound by honor and duty, she marries Pharoah’s chief military commander, Alistair. Though determined to remain true to the man she left behind, her new husband stirs feelings in her she […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Unlucky Charms by Linda O. Johnston

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Unlucky Charms by Linda O. Johnston

Posted October 7, 2016 / 7 Comments

Rory Chasen, manager of the Lucky Dog Boutique in Destiny, California, hopes her new line of good-luck doggy toys will be a hit, especially the stuffed rabbits with extra-large feet. The timing of the line’s debut proves ill-fated, though, as several local shops―including Rory’s―are ransacked and vandalized with spilled salt […]


Book Review: The Thirteenth Chance by Amy Matayo

Book Review: The Thirteenth Chance by Amy Matayo

Posted October 6, 2016 / 13 Comments

Baseball star Will Vandergriff knows any number of women who would happily pretend to be his girlfriend. In a last-ditch effort to restore his good standing with his team’s higher-ups, he enlists the help of his neurotic, goody-goody neighbor. Schoolteacher Olivia Pratt might be a bit quirky and a bit […]


Author Interview: Tammy L. Gray

Author Interview: Tammy L. Gray

Posted October 6, 2016 / 11 Comments

Hi everyone!! This has a been a delightful week of delightful authors chatting with me here on the blog. First, Julie Lessman and then Crystal Walton and today Tammy Gray!! YAY!! Tammy L. Gray lives in the Dallas area with her family, and they love all things Texas, even the […]



Book Review: Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Book Review: Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Posted October 5, 2016 / 0 Comments

Nothing is more basic or central to knowing and enjoying God than Union with Christ. Have you ever had difficulty connecting what you know to be true about God with how you feel or how you live each day? Have you ever longed to change but just felt stuck? The […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Crystal Walton

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Crystal Walton

Posted October 5, 2016 / 47 Comments

Hi friends 🙂 I’ve had the delightful pleasure of getting to know Crystal Walton over the past few weeks, and – since she’s chatting with me today here on the blog – you can too! Amidst multiple moves up and down the east coast, Crystal received her bachelor of arts […]



Author Interview (plus a Giveaway!): Julie Lessman

Author Interview (plus a Giveaway!): Julie Lessman

Posted October 4, 2016 / 50 Comments

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Y’all. I. Get. To. Chat. With. JULIELESSMAN today. Right here. On the blog. So you can listen in. Are you excited too?!?! Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of “Passion With a Purpose” underscores her intense passion for both God and romance. A lover of all things […]


Book Review: Love Everlasting by Julie Lessman

Book Review: Love Everlasting by Julie Lessman

Posted October 4, 2016 / 29 Comments

School teacher by day, ghostwriter by night, sweet and shy Shannon O’Bryen doesn’t mind writing romance on the sly, but to live it? No, thank you, not since the man she loved turned out to be a player who broke both her heart and her spirit. Now focused more on […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Villains Who Kept Me Guessing

Top Ten Tuesday: Villains Who Kept Me Guessing

Posted October 4, 2016 / 27 Comments

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is “All About Villains” and to be honest I struggled with a topic idea for this one. I don’t have a plethora of favorite villains. In fact, I can’t think of any off the top of my head… unless they end up NOT being […]