Book Review: Emergency Response by Susan Sleeman

Book Review: Emergency Response by Susan Sleeman

Posted July 3, 2016 / 2 Comments

On her way to visit a little girl she recently helped save, paramedic Darcie Stephens is attacked by a stranger dead-set on killing her. She escapes unscathed when detective Noah Lockhart comes to her rescue, but an officer finds a hit list dropped by the assailant—and Darcie’s name is next. […]


Sunday Book Club: Independence Day

Sunday Book Club: Independence Day

Posted July 3, 2016 / 22 Comments

  Welcome to an Independence Day Weekend Sunday Book Club! Seeing as we in America are celebrating the birth of our nation, I thought we could talk about our favorite books set during the Colonial and Revolutionary eras in the United States (or, if you have a similar era in […]


Of Shelfies and Trello

Of Shelfies and Trello

Posted July 2, 2016 / 22 Comments

I organized my bookcases today. When I first put them up at the end of last year, I sorted all the books alphabetically by author. But that was becoming problematic because, when you get a new book by an author and you need to put it on the shelf but […]


Book Review: Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations by V. Joy Palmer

Book Review: Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations by V. Joy Palmer

Posted July 1, 2016 / 18 Comments

Isabel “Izze” Vez, bridal consultant extraordinaire, has been helping brides find The Dress for years. She loves nothing more than helping make wedding dreams come true…but sometimes the happy endings grate on her. How many times can a girl discover someone else’s gown without dreaming of the day it’ll be […]


First Line Friday: Week 14 (plus a Giveaway!)

First Line Friday: Week 14 (plus a Giveaway!)

Posted July 1, 2016 / 73 Comments

Friday’s heeeeeere! Hip hip hooray! And it’s a long weekend for those of us who live in the United States, so that makes it an even sweeter Friday 🙂 And since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line! […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Jilted by Varina Denman

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Jilted by Varina Denman

Posted June 30, 2016 / 27 Comments

Lynda Turner has struggled with depression since her husband abandoned her and their young daughter fifteen years ago. Yet unexpected hope awakens when a local ex-convict shows interest. As long-hidden secrets resurface, Lynda must fight for her emotional stability and for a life where the shadow of shame is replaced […]


Book Review: The Girl He Used to Love by Amy Vastine

Book Review: The Girl He Used to Love by Amy Vastine

Posted June 30, 2016 / 8 Comments

The past will always be between them He swore he’d never return home. Then a flat tire lands Dean Presley back in Grass Lake, Tennessee, and he’s forced to confront the woman he left behind. Faith Stratton was once the love of his life. Now her gifted brother could be […]


Book Review: When I Found You by Kate James

Book Review: When I Found You by Kate James

Posted June 29, 2016 / 19 Comments

Is she part of the solution…or the problem? It could be a terrorist threat. Or is it some other sinister plot? An unprecedented rash of security breaches at San Diego’s international airport is putting passengers at risk and bringing the competence of the airport’s chief of security, Ariana Atkins, into […]


The 2016 Inspy Awards Winners

The 2016 Inspy Awards Winners

Posted June 29, 2016 / 8 Comments

I was so honored to be one of the judges for this year’s Inspy Awards! Bloggers & readers drove the long list nominations, and the advisory board selected the short list. At that point, we judges (all bloggers/reviewers) set out to determine the winner in our respective categories.  Months of […]


Book Spotlight: Bobby Jenkins by Ron Hall

Book Spotlight: Bobby Jenkins by Ron Hall

Posted June 29, 2016 / 4 Comments

Fifteen-year-old Bobby Jenkins wakes up one morning in Naples, Texas, to find the power out, no phone service of any kind … and his parents dead in their bed. Panicked, he runs to the neighbor’s house for help… only to find him dead as well. The only vehicle he can […]


Top Ten Tuesday: A Life in Books

Top Ten Tuesday: A Life in Books

Posted June 28, 2016 / 63 Comments

Today is a freebie week for Top Ten Tuesday and I was inspired by this post from I Wish I Lived in a Library. It’s interesting to look back over the different reading phases you go through in your life, and I found myself taking several fond trips back down […]


Book Review: Devil’s Island by Ron Hall

Book Review: Devil’s Island by Ron Hall

Posted June 27, 2016 / 1 Comment

30-something medical equipment salesman Ray Feldman and the rest of his colleagues have just been laid off thanks to a business restructuring.  He’s not sure what he’ll do next, but he trusts that God has a plan which He will reveal to Ray in due time. Nineteen-year-old Joe Ryan hates […]


The 2016 Carol Award FINALISTS

The 2016 Carol Award FINALISTS

Posted June 27, 2016 / 5 Comments

2016 Carol Award Finalists Here are the finalists for the 2016 Carol Awards. The winners will be announced August 27 during the gala awards dinner in Nashville as part of ACFW’s annual conference. (Hyperlinks go to my reviews.) Contemporary: Finding Me by Kathryn Cushman, Bethany House (Baker) Publishing, editors David […]


The 2016 Christy Award winners

The 2016 Christy Award winners

Posted June 27, 2016 / 17 Comments

2016 CHRISTY AWARDS PRESENTED LAWRENCE, Kan.—Winners of the 2016 Christy Awards honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction were announced online today at www.ChristyAwards.com. Winners of the 2016 Christy Awards will be featured on Chris Fabry Live!, Fri., July 1, 2016. Chris Fabry Live! is heard on over 225 terrestrial […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Ante Up by Chautona Havig

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Ante Up by Chautona Havig

Posted June 27, 2016 / 36 Comments

Out with Murphy and in with O’Reilly! O’Reilly’s Law: Murphy was an optimist! Marriage has been good to Aggie. After a few years and a baby under her belt, she’s confident that she can take on anything–including adding child number ten to the home! Blessings aren’t always easy, and Aggie […]


Book Review: The Ringmaster’s Wife by Kristy Cambron

Book Review: The Ringmaster’s Wife by Kristy Cambron

Posted June 26, 2016 / 19 Comments

An ounce of courage. A split-second leap of faith. Together, they propel two young women to chase a new life—one that’s reimagined from what they might have become. In turn-of-the-century America, a young girl dreams of a world that stretches beyond the confines of a quiet life on the family […]


Sunday Book Club: Audiobooks

Sunday Book Club: Audiobooks

Posted June 26, 2016 / 40 Comments

First, a HUGE THANK YOU to my friend Rachel over at BookwormMama for designing my gorgeous new “Sunday Book Club” graphic (in response to my brother’s comment that my previous one looked “creepy”). Doesn’t it look wonderful? I want to sit down in those chairs with y’all and chat books!! […]


Book Review: Forever Safe by Jody Hedlund

Book Review: Forever Safe by Jody Hedlund

Posted June 25, 2016 / 9 Comments

Race Point, Massachusetts, 1876 Will she ever be able to stop running, even when she believes she’s finally safe? Heiress to a vast fortune, Victoria Cole has everything she wants, including the perfect fiancé. Having left two other men at the altar, Victoria is sure that now she’s found her […]


First Line Friday – Week 13

First Line Friday – Week 13

Posted June 24, 2016 / 43 Comments

I’m so glad it’s Friday! Are you? Time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line! BUT WAIT! This week, instead of the first line of the book, let’s do something crazy and comment with the first line of page 24 (being as […]