Book Review: Sophie’s Path by Catherine Lanigan

Book Review: Sophie’s Path by Catherine Lanigan

Posted July 8, 2016 / 2 Comments

Nurse Sophie Mattuchi has seen a lot of angry patients in the ER, but no one’s ever rattled her like Jack Carter. He has no right to blame her for his friend’s death. Sophie did everything she could. Didn’t she? Yet his accusations sting, and that sets off all kinds […]


First Line Friday: When I Found You

First Line Friday: When I Found You

Posted July 8, 2016 / 42 Comments

It’s FRIDAY! And since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line! The book I’m featuring today is When I Found You by Kate James. (you can read my – and my dog’s – review here) As a side note, […]


Book Review: Under an Adirondack Sky by Karen Rock

Book Review: Under an Adirondack Sky by Karen Rock

Posted July 7, 2016 / 10 Comments

Can he juggle everything…including her? After raising his siblings and running the family pub for more than a decade, Aiden Walsh has set his own dreams aside. Until the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen stumbles into his bar, and his arms. Too bad Rebecca Day is the school psychologist […]



Book Review: Seek and Find by Dana Mentink

Book Review: Seek and Find by Dana Mentink

Posted July 6, 2016 / 10 Comments

Reporter Madison Coles wants to write an exposé on the crime spree rocking Desert Valley, Arizona—but the small town’s residents and police are tight-lipped. Even when Madison herself is attacked, the only help she can get is protection from rookie K-9 officer James Harrison and his trusty bloodhound. Suspicious of […]



Book Review: The Things We Knew by Catherine West

Book Review: The Things We Knew by Catherine West

Posted July 5, 2016 / 25 Comments

After her mother’s death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to harbor animosity toward their father, silently blaming him for their mother’s death. Nobody will talk about that dreadful day, […]


Book Review: Seaside Secrets by Dana Mentink

Book Review: Seaside Secrets by Dana Mentink

Posted July 5, 2016 / 2 Comments

Navy chaplain Angela Gallagher wants to put the past behind her, but she’s still haunted by the wartime death of her assistant. So when his brother claims he’s in danger and pleads for her to use her family’s private detective company’s resources to help him stay alive, she can’t turn […]



Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Marguerite Martin Gray

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Marguerite Martin Gray

Posted July 4, 2016 / 15 Comments

  I’m so excited to have the chance to spotlight Hold Me Close and talk with its author, Marguerite Martin Gray, on Independence Day! You see, the book is set in Charles Town, South Carolina, just as the stirrings of the Revolution are beginning, so the history we are celebrating […]


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 […]