Review (and a Giveaway!): The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White

Review (and a Giveaway!): The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White

Posted April 14, 2016 / 4 Comments

  Purchase your copy here. Will Fleeing the Scottish Highlands Only Leave Her in More Danger? Lady Rowena Kinnaird may be the heiress to a Highland earldom, but she’s never felt good enough–not for her father, not for the man she thought she’d marry, not for God. But after a […]


Author Interview: Rachel McMillan

Author Interview: Rachel McMillan

Posted April 14, 2016 / 8 Comments

My week of awesome author interviews continues! I’m bouncing up and down a little bit right now because Rachel McMillan is here today! She’s seriously one of the coolest people I sorta know. And she’s from Canada.  So there’s that. 😉 Rachel McMillan is a keen history enthusiast and a […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): Breaking Free by Jennifer Slattery

Review (and a Giveaway!): Breaking Free by Jennifer Slattery

Posted April 13, 2016 / 9 Comments

  Sometimes it takes losing everything to grab hold of what really matters. Women’s ministry leader and Seattle housewife, Alice Goddard, and her successful graphic-designer husband appear to have it all together. Until their credit and debit cards are denied, launching Alice into an investigation that only leads to the […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Jennifer Slattery

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Jennifer Slattery

Posted April 13, 2016 / 37 Comments

Ooh! Ooh! Y’all! Jennifer Slattery is here today! Fun story about Jennifer – After connecting with her on Facebook, I commented on one of Jennifer’s statuses… and then my sister-in-law did too. And they had – like – a conversation. Clearly, my sister-in-law was not merely a fan. Also, clearly, my […]


Behind the Scenes (and a Giveaway!): More Than a Promise by Ruth Logan Herne

Behind the Scenes (and a Giveaway!): More Than a Promise by Ruth Logan Herne

Posted April 12, 2016 / 4 Comments

  Genre: Christian, Contemporary, Romance Publisher: Franciscan Media Publication date: February 23, 2016 Number of pages: 292 “My Three Sons”… Naughty sons, at that!… meets “Sarah, Plain and Tall” in this delightful marriage of convenience story that shows how amazingly inconvenient love… and life… can be! Widower Matt Wilmot is in trouble. His boys […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): Always With You by Elaine Stock

Review (and a Giveaway!): Always With You by Elaine Stock

Posted April 12, 2016 / 2 Comments

  Can she move forward without knowing her past? Will he enjoy his present if he can’t free himself from what he left behind? In the heart of the Adirondacks, Isabelle lives in the shadow of a dark family secret whose silent burden strips her family of emotional warmth and […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Read If You’re a WW2 History Buff

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Read If You’re a WW2 History Buff

Posted April 12, 2016 / 79 Comments

Hi Y’all! Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday 🙂 This week’s topic is officially “Books that every (fill in the blank) needs to read”. I’m excited to see what everyone posts and I hope we get a variety of themes! I’m going with “books that every WW2 history buff needs […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Elaine Stock

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Elaine Stock

Posted April 11, 2016 / 74 Comments

I have been looking so forward to this interview! Today on the blog, I’m talking with Elaine Stock – an author who was new to me until just recently.  Elaine writes fiction “fusing family drama with psychological suspense”, and her romantic suspense novel Always With You released in January 2016 from […]


Review: The Carpenter’s Daughter by Jennifer Rodewald

Review: The Carpenter’s Daughter by Jennifer Rodewald

Posted April 10, 2016 / 10 Comments

  One word can change a life. Sarah Sharpe has grown up as a carpenter’s daughter, knowing only the rough and work-heavy world of her father’s blue-collar profession. Abandoned by her mother as a baby, she’s lived twenty-one years content to drive nails at her dad’s side. Following her father […]


It’s my FIRST blogiversary! (plus some giveaways!)

It’s my FIRST blogiversary! (plus some giveaways!)

Posted April 10, 2016 / 164 Comments

Y’all. One year ago today – April 10, 2015 – I started this little blog. I thought maybe like 3 people would read it besides me. My parents and my husband. And even then, probably not all 3 at once. 😉 You, my dear more-than-three readers, have exceeded my wildest […]


March in Review

March in Review

Posted April 9, 2016 / 10 Comments

  I had a really busy – but FUN – March here on the blog! Most notably, I migrated from wordpress.com over here to this lovely new home. Here’s how the brand spankin’ remodeled blog spent its time in March… Click on the book cover to be taken to that review. […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): Pocket Prayers by Max Lucado

Review (and a Giveaway!): Pocket Prayers by Max Lucado

Posted April 8, 2016 / 5 Comments

Pocket Prayers (with various authors; Thomas Nelson, March 2016) Bestselling author Max Lucado has teamed up with six authors to write the Pocket Prayers series for those in need of peace, renewal, rest, faith, hope, joy, direction, serenity, and courage. Short, simple prayers are very effective, which is why each […]


First Line Fridays – #2

First Line Fridays – #2

Posted April 8, 2016 / 40 Comments

It’s Friday again! (Already!) Time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line! I’ll go first (appropriately enough)… Today, my “first line” is from Jennifer Rodewald’s The Carpenter’s Daughter, which I spotlighted earlier today. And the first line is… “I think it’s a woman.” […]


Author Interview: Erin Pavlicek (by Laura Dellosso)

Author Interview: Erin Pavlicek (by Laura Dellosso)

Posted April 8, 2016 / 0 Comments

I am privileged today to have not one, but TWO special guests hanging out on the blog! At the same time even 🙂 Laura Dellosso, with whom I review over at Straight Off The Page, recently had the chance to chat with Bible study author Erin Pavlicek about research, guilt, and […]



Review: Clarina Nichols by Diane Eickhoff

Review: Clarina Nichols by Diane Eickhoff

Posted April 7, 2016 / 3 Comments

About Clarina Nichols • Hardcover: 240 pages • Publisher: Quindaro Press (March 1, 2016) In 1827, when Clarina was a teenager, she remembers, “I had a longing desire to do good.” But America wasn’t ready for an ambitious, intelligent young woman. Clarina was supposed to get married and start a […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway): Jen Turano & Playing the Part

Author Interview (and a Giveaway): Jen Turano & Playing the Part

Posted April 6, 2016 / 47 Comments

Y’all.  I am overwhelmed by all the great authors who will be stopping by the blog this month – my blogiversary month! YAY! We’ve already visited with three of my faves – Ruth Logan Herne, Pepper Basham, and Cynthia Ruchti – and today JEN TURANO IS HERE! (In case you’re wondering, […]


Review: A Fool and His Monet by Sandra Orchard

Review: A Fool and His Monet by Sandra Orchard

Posted April 5, 2016 / 3 Comments

Sketchy politics and a palette of lies can’t stop Serena Jones from exposing the mastermind behind the daring theft of a priceless work of art Serena Jones has a passion for recovering lost and stolen art–one that’s surpassed only by her zeal to uncover the truth about the art thief […]


Review: Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti

Review: Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti

Posted April 5, 2016 / 3 Comments

One of the things I enjoy so much about Cynthia Ruchti’s books is her writing voice. It’s graciously down to earth with a dry wit that has me grinning even through tears, laughing even around the lump in my throat, and always always unable to put down the story until I’ve savored every word.


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Cynthia Ruchti

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Cynthia Ruchti

Posted April 5, 2016 / 66 Comments

Cynthia Ruchti’s books were new to me when I started blogging, but oh my goodness was I missing out! The heart and the humor and the characters captivate me from word one – no matter which book I pick up. Yesterday on Straight Off the Page, my blogging cohort Melissa […]