Book Review (and a Giveaway!): My Father’s House by Rose Chandler Johnson

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): My Father’s House by Rose Chandler Johnson

Posted August 24, 2016 / 5 Comments

    Genre: Christian, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, SuspensePublisher: CreateSpacePublication date: March 13, 2016Number of pages: 314 Growing up, life is idyllic for Lily Rose Cates due to her one constant – her father’s love. But in her sixteenth summer, all that changes without warning with her father’s sudden death. There begins Lily’s struggle to […]


Character Spotlight: The Things We Knew by Catherine West

Character Spotlight: The Things We Knew by Catherine West

Posted August 23, 2016 / 8 Comments

  When I found out Litfuse was doing a blog tour for The Things We Knew by Catherine West, I couldn’t resist another opportunity to talk about one of my fave books so far this year! I’ve already done a review and an interview with Catherine West … so what […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Pre-Blog TBR Books That Are Sadly Still TBR

Top Ten Tuesday: Pre-Blog TBR Books That Are Sadly Still TBR

Posted August 23, 2016 / 18 Comments

Hi from Nashville, y’all!! I’m busy in meetings (umm… ok… a working brunch at the Pancake Pantry) and errands and picking people up from the airport because TOMORROW IS THE FIRST EVER CFRR!! Whoohoo!!!hi This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or […]


Book Spotlight (plus a Giveaway!): The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

Book Spotlight (plus a Giveaway!): The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

Posted August 22, 2016 / 6 Comments

  One of People’s, Glamour’s, and Buzzfeed’s Best Reads of Summer “Jewell expertly builds suspense by piling up domestic misunderstandings and more plot twists than an SVU episode. It’s a page-turner for readers who like beach reads on the dark side.” —People Imagine that you live on a picturesque communal garden square, […]


Sunday Book Club: Of Birthdays and Books

Sunday Book Club: Of Birthdays and Books

Posted August 21, 2016 / 29 Comments

My Mr. Knightley’s (hubby) FORTIETH birthday was yesterday. Wow. When did we get so OLD? Yikes. Anyway, I saw a pinterest post once about someone who received one book each from 40 different people for his 40th birthday. This may be the only way I acknowledge my own 40th milestone […]


Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Update for August 20th

Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Update for August 20th

Posted August 20, 2016 / 2 Comments

Hi Friends! It’s Saturday – yay!! (Except I have so much to do before I leave for Nashville… have I packed yet? NO. Have I finished all my blog posts for next week yet? NO. Am I going crazy yet? YES.) Here are some Goodreads giveaways ending soon for you […]


Book Spotlight: Out of Circulation by Heather Day Gilbert

Book Spotlight: Out of Circulation by Heather Day Gilbert

Posted August 20, 2016 / 10 Comments

  Heather Day Gilbert’s latest novel Out of Circulation releases TODAY at a special price of only $0.99! Katie McClure always dreamed of becoming an FBI agent like her father, but an injury has permanently sidelined her as a librarian in her rural West Virginia hometown. Katie’s peaceful life is […]


First Line Friday (Week 21): Angel of the Cove

First Line Friday (Week 21): Angel of the Cove

Posted August 19, 2016 / 18 Comments

It’s the last Friday before I head to Nashville for the VERY FIRST EVER Christian Fiction Readers Retreat!!! I. Am. So. Excited!!! My book packing list is out of control. While I’m trying to make the crucial decisions as to which books to bring with me to Nashville, why don’t […]


Author Interview: Sally Bradley

Author Interview: Sally Bradley

Posted August 19, 2016 / 52 Comments

Y’all!! Sally Bradley is on the blog today!!! She is super sweet, super talented and super fun to talk to! Sally Bradley writes big-city fiction with real issues and real hope. A Chicagoan since age five, Sally has been fascinated by all things Chicago (except for the crime, politics, and […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Last Relicuin by Hargus Montgomery

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Last Relicuin by Hargus Montgomery

Posted August 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

In the 22nd century, part of the world returns to history. Safe inside the guarded borders of live-in museums, museum dwellers live authentic lifestyles from prehistory to the twentieth century. Separate from all modern influences, some dwellers forget that a modern world exists outside the borders. When the son of […]


October Celebration Box on sale now!

October Celebration Box on sale now!

Posted August 18, 2016 / 4 Comments

One of the blog tours that I’m privileged to work with – Celebrate Lit – has some exciting things happening! Earlier this month they announced the launch of Celebrate Lit Publishing! Now, Celebrate Lit is excited to announce their new Celebration Box! The celebration box is a unique, one of […]



Author Interview (plus a Giveaway!): Sarah Price

Author Interview (plus a Giveaway!): Sarah Price

Posted August 18, 2016 / 40 Comments

Hi friends 🙂 I’m excited to welcome a new-to-me author to the blog today! National bestselling author Sarah Price has always respected and honored her ancestors through the exploration and research about her family’s Anabaptist history and their religion. For over twenty-five years, she has been actively involved in an […]



Book Review: The Crêpes of Wrath by Sarah Fox

Book Review: The Crêpes of Wrath by Sarah Fox

Posted August 17, 2016 / 9 Comments

When Marley McKinney’s aging cousin, Jimmy, is hospitalized with pneumonia, she agrees to help run his pancake house while he recovers. With its rustic interior and syrupy scent, the Flip Side Pancake House is just as she pictured it—and the surly chef is a wizard with crêpes. Marley expects to […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set in Kentucky

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set in Kentucky

Posted August 16, 2016 / 59 Comments

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s theme is books in a particular setting, so I chose my beautiful Kentucky home. I’ve lived here since I was a freshman in high school and I have absolutely fallen in love with its rolling hills, bluegrass, old stone fences, […]


Book Review: Told You Twice by Kristen Heitzmann

Book Review: Told You Twice by Kristen Heitzmann

Posted August 15, 2016 / 17 Comments

Alexis Murphy is done messing with the wrong kinds of men. She could not be happier planning a personalized Grace Evangeline wedding with her fiancé, Jeffrey, who is so right for her. Or is he? Stage star and spokesmodel, Bo Corrigan, could be the ultimate disruption. Alexis—Exi—is caught by his […]


Author Interview: Shelley Shepard Gray

Author Interview: Shelley Shepard Gray

Posted August 15, 2016 / 12 Comments

A few years ago, I stumbled on a series called  “The Secrets of Crittenden County” by an author I’d heard of but hadn’t read yet. They were set in Kentucky, which of course always engages my radar and is probably why i picked them up in the first place from […]


Book Review: Told You So by Kristen Heitzmann

Book Review: Told You So by Kristen Heitzmann

Posted August 14, 2016 / 26 Comments

From the minute Grace Evangeline throws her sweet tea in Devin Bressard’s face, their battle of wits and cross-purposes overtakes their lives. Sassy “angelic” Grace Evangeline will stop at nothing to see her romance novel produced for Broadway. Devin Bressard knows all about the commercial success of Ms. Evangeline’s “novels”—as […]


Sunday Book Club: Covers and Such

Sunday Book Club: Covers and Such

Posted August 14, 2016 / 15 Comments

Good Sunday morning, my friends! “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His faithful love endures forever.” (Psalm 118:1, NLT) This past week for Top Ten Tuesday, I did an epically long post on some of my favorite book covers. A few of the categories included just heroines, […]