Review: Not by Sight by Kate Breslin |New Release

Review: Not by Sight by Kate Breslin |New Release

Posted August 3, 2015 / 4 Comments

A little bit Scarlet Pimpernel, a little bit Beauty and the Beast, and a little bit Phantom of the Opera,  Kate Breslin’s sophomore novel Not By Sight is more than a little bit perfect. Romance, espionage and friendship collide in this stunning tale set in England during the First World War. With Britain caught up […]



Review: After A Fashion (A Class Of Their Own #1) by Jen Turano

Review: After A Fashion (A Class Of Their Own #1) by Jen Turano

Posted July 30, 2015 / 3 Comments

When you read a book by Jen Turano, prepare to alternately laugh and swoon.  Sometimes you skip the “alternately” clause and head straight for “simultaneously”.  During the course of the book, you may also find yourself holding your breath, biting your nails, flailing dramatically, and grinning.  So much grinning. Miss […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

Posted July 28, 2015 / 7 Comments

On this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by BrokeandBookish), we are talking about characters who share our love of books. Several popped immediately to mind; others took a little digging through the recesses of my Goodreads lists. Pushing my list over 10 (I’m such a rebel), I’ve also included some […]





Giveaway: ‘Among the Fair Magnolias’ Southern Hearts Kindle Fire Giveaway

Giveaway: ‘Among the Fair Magnolias’ Southern Hearts Kindle Fire Giveaway

Posted July 23, 2015 / 1 Comment

Four best-selling novelists bring tales of four Southern women who face near impossible choices on their journeys in life and in love during the most turbulent decade of our nation’s history in Among the Fair Magnolias. Don’t miss this collection of stories from Tamera Alexander, Shelley Gray, Dorothy Love, and Elizabeth Musser. Join the authors […]


Book Review: Brightest and Best by Olivia Newport

Book Review: Brightest and Best by Olivia Newport

Posted July 22, 2015 / 3 Comments

The collapse of a schoolhouse puts pressure on Amish families and their long-held educational values. Ella Hilty anticipates marrying Gideon Wittner and becoming a mother to his children. In a whirling clash of values, Ella seeks the solid ground that seems to have slipped away. Margaret Simpson, an English schoolteacher, […]


Review: Tattered and Mended by Cynthia Ruchti (plus a giveaway!)

Review: Tattered and Mended by Cynthia Ruchti (plus a giveaway!)

Posted July 21, 2015 / 1 Comment

“People are tattered. Some say, ‘Then let’s make tattered fashionable.’ But God invites us to mend.” In her new book Tattered and Mended: The Art of Healing the Wounded Soul, author Cynthia Ruchti takes the reader through a gallery of the restored and reclaimed and draws tender parallels between the […]


Review: Silent Night Standoff by Susan Sleeman

Review: Silent Night Standoff by Susan Sleeman

Posted July 20, 2015 / 6 Comments

I absolutely adore Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday, and each year around December (ok. October.) I load up my TBR stack/pile/tower with Christmas-themed novels and settle in for cozy holiday reads.  To beat the crazy summer heat we are experiencing right now, I’m all for starting my yuletide readathon a […]




Review: Gone Without A Trace by Patricia Bradley |New Release

Review: Gone Without A Trace by Patricia Bradley |New Release

Posted July 15, 2015 / 2 Comments

Missing women, a seriously messed-up bad guy, and moments of pulse-racing suspense will keep you riveted to the page in Patricia Bradley’s latest contribution to the Logan Point series, Gone Without A Trace. Summary: The past is repeating itself–and time is running out. It’s been more than two years since homicide […]


Review: Picture Perfect Love by Melissa McClone

Review: Picture Perfect Love by Melissa McClone

Posted July 14, 2015 / 8 Comments

When image becomes everything, it’s up to love to refocus the heart. Photographer Jenna Harrison wants every bride and groom to look picture perfect on their special day, putting her heart into every wedding to give the couple memorable images of their love. But her own heart is still broken, […]



Review: Meek and Mild (Amish Turns of Time series) by Olivia Newport

Review: Meek and Mild (Amish Turns of Time series) by Olivia Newport

Posted July 8, 2015 / 1 Comment

Over 20 years ago, the Old Order Amish in Clara’s Pennsylvania community voted unanimously (or so it was recorded) to shun those who had moved just across the border to embrace the Mennonite’s practice of Sunday School for the children. Shortly after that, Clara’s mother died giving birth to her stillborn […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Popular Books I Still Haven’t Read

Top Ten Tuesday: Popular Books I Still Haven’t Read

Posted July 7, 2015 / 13 Comments

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday post is all about those books that everyone is talking about … everyone but me anyway, because I still haven’t read them.  Some of these hurt, y’all. What about you? Which talked-about books are you forced to keep silent about because you haven’t gotten to them yet? […]


Review: Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano

Review: Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano

Posted July 6, 2015 / 5 Comments

Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano Reviewed by Carrie Schmidt Radiant Lit Blog Tours Genre: Romance Publisher: David C. Cook Date: July 6, 2015 Hospitality consultant Andrea Sullivan has one last chance to snag a high-profile client or she’ll have to kiss her dreams of promotion good-bye. When she’s sent […]


Review: At Home in Last Chance (A Place to Call Home #3) by Cathleen Armstrong

Review: At Home in Last Chance (A Place to Call Home #3) by Cathleen Armstrong

Posted July 5, 2015 / 3 Comments

Following on the heels of its predecessors – Welcome to Last Chance and One More Last Chance – the third book in Cathleen Armstrong’s popular series catches readers up on beloved characters and follows two more troubled souls who now call Last Chance, New Mexico, home. Kaitlyn Reed and Steven Braden, each the proverbial […]