Pocket Prayers for Military Life & A Special Guest Post

Pocket Prayers for Military Life & A Special Guest Post

Posted April 27, 2016 / 6 Comments

  A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed two books in the Pocket Prayers series from Max Lucado and a variety of co-authors. At that time, I spotlighted Pocket Prayers for Moms as well as Pocket Prayers for Friends.  Today I want to look at one more – Pocket Prayers for Military Life, […]



Top Ten Tuesday: Oh How Delightful!

Top Ten Tuesday: Oh How Delightful!

Posted April 26, 2016 / 80 Comments

  I love Tuesdays 🙂 I love participating in the weekly linkup over at The Broke and the Bookish. The topics are so much fun, and I’ve gotten to know so many blogging friends – and added so many books to my poor TBR continent – as a result of […]


Review: Simple Pleasures by Marianne Jantzi

Review: Simple Pleasures by Marianne Jantzi

Posted April 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

  Young Amish homemaker Marianne Jantzi invites readers into her family’s life on the snowy plains of Ontario. The mother of four young children and wife of a storekeeper, Jantzi writes about her daily routines and heartfelt faith with equal measures of wit and warmth. Sewing, cleaning, cooking, gardening, and […]


Guest Post: 5 Must-Read Books for Harry Potter Fans

Guest Post: 5 Must-Read Books for Harry Potter Fans

Posted April 25, 2016 / 7 Comments

Next Century Publishing is taking the reins today for a special guest post to spotlight their Readers Legacy site, a 20% off sale on all of J.K. Rowling’s books from April 25-30, and their Grant Program in which they will be giving away 1M books to children across the nation. 5 […]


Africa Study Bible Kickstarter Campaign

Africa Study Bible Kickstarter Campaign

Posted April 24, 2016 / 2 Comments

Y’all already know that I’m passionate about story. As a teacher of international adults, I am passionate about presenting THE Story to people from other cultures in a way that resonates with THEM. Not Americanized. Not “native Christian-ized”. But relatable and easily understood no matter what your faith background or nationality. […]


Sunday Book Club: Fairy Tales

Sunday Book Club: Fairy Tales

Posted April 24, 2016 / 37 Comments

Everyone has enjoyed First Line Fridays so much (YAY!) that I decided to try another new – and hopefully fun – thing each week.  Most of the time, this blog is about my opinion lol. And, while I’m ever so grateful that you enjoy what I have to say, I […]


Truth in Fiction with Jennifer Slattery

Truth in Fiction with Jennifer Slattery

Posted April 23, 2016 / 2 Comments

Hi friends! <3 Usually authors hang out over here with me but today I’m hanging out with author Jennifer Slattery on her Truth in Fiction blog! I’m talking about life at the end of my comfort zone … and how it relates to what I do in my other life […]


Join Becky Wade for a Facebook Party on May 5th!

Join Becky Wade for a Facebook Party on May 5th!

Posted April 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

A female bodyguard plus her star NFL client plus danger equals a great recipe for romance! Her One and Only, book four in Becky Wade’s Porter Family novels, releases May 3. To celebrate, Becky is hosting an author chat party on her Facebook page on May 5 at 5 PM PDT/8 PM EDT. […]


First Line Fridays – #4

First Line Fridays – #4

Posted April 22, 2016 / 39 Comments

It’s Friday again! (WHOOHOO!!!) Time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line! Today, my “first line” is really more of a “first paragraph” because I want you to get an idea of the beauty of this book. Mine is from Lori Benton’s latest […]




Review: A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd

Review: A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd

Posted April 20, 2016 / 13 Comments

  About A Pattern of Lies • Paperback: 352 pages • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (April 12, 2016) A horrific explosion at a gunpowder mill sends Bess Crawford to war-torn France to keep a deadly pattern of lies from leading to more deaths, in this compelling and atmospheric mystery from the New York Times bestselling […]


Book Blast (and a Giveaway!): The Tremayne Family Romances by Anna J. Stewart

Book Blast (and a Giveaway!): The Tremayne Family Romances by Anna J. Stewart

Posted April 19, 2016 / 15 Comments

  General Market, Contemporary Romance Please note: These books are NOT Christian fiction. The usual general market disclaimers apply. Asking for Trouble: Morgan Tremayne has a heart of gold, but to keep her children’s charity afloat she’s had to resort to some less than legal means: donations from a notorious cat […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Need Another Laugh?

Top Ten Tuesday: Need Another Laugh?

Posted April 19, 2016 / 89 Comments

  This week’s theme is books that make you laugh.  My first thought was, “Really?” Because it feels like I just did that topic (probably since I did).  So I thought about doing some bookish humor instead… but … eh.  At the end of the day, I decided I have enough […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): Sit Stay Love by Dana Mentink

Review (and a Giveaway!): Sit Stay Love by Dana Mentink

Posted April 18, 2016 / 5 Comments

  What do you get when you add one abrasive professional athlete, a quirky out-of-work schoolteacher, and an overweight geriatric dog? A lesson in love—Tippy style—in Dana Mentink’s new book, Sit, Stay, Love. As Gina travels through Cal’s world with Tippy in tow, she begins to see Cal in a different light. Gina […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): Hold Me Close by Marguerite Martin Gray

Review (and a Giveaway!): Hold Me Close by Marguerite Martin Gray

Posted April 16, 2016 / 35 Comments

Louis Lestarjette, a Frenchman, arrives in Charles Town, South Carolina, in 1772 without purpose or plans. He encounters a society on the brink of revolution and is forced to make decisions that include finding meaning and direction in his carefree life. Who can he trust in his endeavors to prosper? […]


First Line Fridays – #3

First Line Fridays – #3

Posted April 15, 2016 / 41 Comments

It’s Friday again! (FINALLY!) Time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line! Why don’t I go first? Today, my “first line” is from Rachelle Rea’s The Sound of Emeralds, which released TODAY!!! And the first line is… “Though ours was not the love […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): Uneven Exchange by S.K. Derban

Review (and a Giveaway!): Uneven Exchange by S.K. Derban

Posted April 15, 2016 / 9 Comments

Like fire and ice, Alexandra Callet’s life runs hot and cold. At the age of thirty-three, Alexandra owns a stunning home and a successful interior design company. But she is in love with her business partner, Jake Taylor, and he doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a woman. She should […]


Author Interview: Rachelle Rea

Author Interview: Rachelle Rea

Posted April 15, 2016 / 7 Comments

  It’s here! It’s here! What’s here, you may be asking? RELEASE DAY for The Sound of Emeralds, of course! I’ve been waiting with bated breath for this final episode in the Steadfast Love series by Rachelle Rea ever since I finished The Sound of Diamonds & The Sound of Silver, the first two books […]