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 […]




In the Middle of the Story

In the Middle of the Story

Posted June 23, 2016 / 2 Comments

Hi friends! I’m guest-blogging over at author Jennifer Slattery’s website today, talking about trusting the Author in the middle of the story.  Here’s a snippet: If we had stopped reading Pride and Prejudice in the middle of the story, Mr. Darcy would never have become one of the greatest heartthrobs […]


Cozy Mystery Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Lyrical Press

Cozy Mystery Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Lyrical Press

Posted June 23, 2016 / 12 Comments

Welcome to my stop on Goddess Fish Promotions‘ Lyrical Press cozy mystery blitz & giveaway tour! Today, I am spotlighting Murder at the Mansion by Janet Finsilver and Tea Cups and Carnage by Lynn Cahoon. The authors are awarding a digital copy of both books to a randomly drawn winner […]


Book Review: The Space Between Sisters by Mary McNear

Book Review: The Space Between Sisters by Mary McNear

Posted June 22, 2016 / 12 Comments

Return to Butternut Lake with New York Times  bestselling author Mary McNear in a story where the complicated bonds of sisterhood are tested. They are two sisters who couldn’t be more different. Win, organized and responsible, plans her life with care. Poppy, impulsive and undependable, leaves others to pick up the […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Fixin to Die by Tonya Kappes

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Fixin to Die by Tonya Kappes

Posted June 20, 2016 / 11 Comments

Sheriff Kenni Lowry likes to think the zero crime rate in her small town in Kentucky is due to her being sheriff, but quickly discovers her grandfather’s ghost, who happened to be the town’s retired sheriff, has been scaring off any would be crime. Poppa has come back from the […]


Sunday Book Club – Fictional Dads

Sunday Book Club – Fictional Dads

Posted June 19, 2016 / 36 Comments

  Today on the book club, let’s talk about our favorite fictional dads! Being as it’s Father’s Day and all. My dad is, of course, not fictional but he is my fave! He can crack me up and then make me all teary-eyed in the span of a couple of […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Medical Judgment by Richard L. Mabry

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Medical Judgment by Richard L. Mabry

Posted June 18, 2016 / 4 Comments

Just what the doctor ordered: heart-thumping suspense and intrigue, courtesy of Richard Mabry’s new medical drama, Medical Judgment. Someone is after Dr. Sarah Gordon. They’ve stalked her and set a fire at her home. Trying to recover from the traumatic deaths of her husband and infant daughter is tough enough, but […]


Most Anticipated Book Releases Summer 2016: Nonfiction

Most Anticipated Book Releases Summer 2016: Nonfiction

Posted June 17, 2016 / 10 Comments

  This may be shocking to some of you, but I do in fact read nonfiction on occasion 😉 Clearly not as often as I read fiction, but I have a handful of topics and authors that stay on my radar. As such, I managed to scrape up a few […]


First Line Fridays – #12

First Line Fridays – #12

Posted June 17, 2016 / 24 Comments

Happy Friday, y’all! Time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line! Last week we mixed it up a bit – and we’ll do that again next week – but this week I’m tired (lol) and uncreativeish so we’re resorting back to the […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Heather Blanton

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Heather Blanton

Posted June 17, 2016 / 92 Comments

  I am very pleased to have author Heather Blanton with me on the blog today! A Promise in Defiance, the third book in Heather’s popular Romance in the Rockies series releases June 22nd, and we’re chatting about that as well as westerns and movie scripts and superpowers. Heather Blanton […]


Book Review: My Father’s House by Rose Chandler Johnson

Book Review: My Father’s House by Rose Chandler Johnson

Posted June 16, 2016 / 4 Comments

Growing up, life is idyllic for Lily Rose Cates due to one constant — her father’s love. But in her sixteenth summer, all that changes without warning. There begins Lily’s struggle to find herself and the life she’s lost. . . . Marriage promises fulfillment, but her happily-ever-after barely survives […]


Most Anticipated Summer Book Releases 2016: Collections (Plus the CFRR2016)

Most Anticipated Summer Book Releases 2016: Collections (Plus the CFRR2016)

Posted June 16, 2016 / 14 Comments

  Besides the historical fiction new releases that I’ve already mentioned looking forward to this summer, I’m also very eager to read these collections that are coming out in the next couple of months! Sometimes it’s because of the authors involved. Sometimes it’s because of the theme.  Sometimes it’s a […]



Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Mrs. Odboddy Hometown Patriot by Elaine Faber

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Mrs. Odboddy Hometown Patriot by Elaine Faber

Posted June 16, 2016 / 14 Comments

Since the onset of WWII, Agnes Agatha Odboddy, hometown patriot and self-appointed scourge of the underworld, suspects conspiracies around every corner…stolen ration books, German spies running amuck, and a possible Japanese invasion off the California coast. This seventy-year-old, model citizen would set the world aright if she could get Chief […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Mystic Summer by Hannah McKinnon

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Mystic Summer by Hannah McKinnon

Posted June 15, 2016 / 30 Comments

A chance run-in with a college boyfriend puts a young woman’s picture-perfect life in perspective in this warm-hearted and lyrical novel—from the author of The Lake Season. Since finishing graduate school, Maggie Griffin has worked hard to build an enviable life in Boston. She’s an elementary school teacher in a tony […]