Favorites Friday Review: An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund

Favorites Friday Review: An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund

Posted August 21, 2015 / 6 Comments

When I first started “Favorites Friday”, my intention was to pull books out of my archives, dust them off, and share with you my undying love for them.  That hasn’t entirely gone as planned. Why? Because there are SO MANY GOOD BOOKS.  I keep finding new favorites.  My blog, my […]


Author Interview (Plus a Giveaway!): Loree Lough

Author Interview (Plus a Giveaway!): Loree Lough

Posted August 21, 2015 / 3 Comments

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. With 105 books (5,000,000+ copies in circulation!), best-selling author Loree Lough’s stories have been compared to those by Nicholas Sparks, and she has been dubbed by readers and reviewers as “a gifted writer whose stories touch hearts and change lives.” With a long list […]


Author Interview (Plus a Giveaway!): Kate Breslin **CLOSED**

Author Interview (Plus a Giveaway!): Kate Breslin **CLOSED**

Posted August 20, 2015 / 72 Comments

I am extremely honored and excited to have award-winning author Kate Breslin stop by the blog today!! I count both of her books among my very favorites, the kind that linger with you long after you’ve finished reading.  Beautifully crafted with stunning twists and vivid characters, Kate’s novels are exactly […]



Top Ten Tuesday: My Auto-Buy Authors

Top Ten Tuesday: My Auto-Buy Authors

Posted August 18, 2015 / 97 Comments

I must confess – today’s topic (also known as – If you write it, I will read it) stresses me out.  Why? Because I have SO MANY AUTHORS on my I-will-read-whatever-they-write list.  I can’t possibly narrow it down to ten.  (Next confession: My budget doesn’t allow for a lot of […]


Review: Guardians of the Heart by Loree Lough (Plus a Giveaway!)

Posted August 18, 2015 / 10 Comments

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Guardians of the Heart (Secrets on Sterling Street, #2) by Loree Lough Historical Romance Paperback & ebook, 272 pages August 3rd 2015 by Whitaker House Nell Holstrom wanted no part of her grandfather’s barren gold mine that had taken the lives of her mother, […]


Bout of Books 14: Day 1 Challenge

Bout of Books 14: Day 1 Challenge

Posted August 17, 2015 / 20 Comments

Fictional World Travel Challenge Hosted by: Between Library Shelves Today’s challenge is to list 3 to 6 books of fiction that take place in countries other than the one where you currently reside. I’m excited about this one because I’ve read so many wonderful books that are set in other countries, and […]


Bout of Books 14 Challenge: SIGN-UP!

Bout of Books 14 Challenge: SIGN-UP!

Posted August 17, 2015 / 0 Comments

I’ve decided to participate in the Bout of Books challenge this year.  I love every new opportunity to introduce fellow readers to authors they might not otherwise have encountered. The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It […]



Review: The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert

Review: The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert

Posted August 15, 2015 / 3 Comments

From infertility to miscarriage to marital problems to mental breakdowns to alcoholism to dementia to a multitude of teenage angst, The Art of Losing Yourself paints a portrait of people with real issues – tough issues – and packs a pretty emotional punch. Yet, even at the darkest moments, beautiful waves of hope saturate this […]


Review: The Homestead Brides Collection

Review: The Homestead Brides Collection

Posted August 15, 2015 / 2 Comments

You may have noticed there’s no author listed in the title of this post (as in “Review: The Homestead Brides Collection by…”). That’s because NINE authors contributed to this collection and, if there isn’t a word limit on titles yet, there would be after I’d included them all 🙂 Through nine historical romance […]



Sarah Sundin’s ‘Through Waters Deep’ and Anchors Aweigh Giveaway

Posted August 14, 2015 / 0 Comments

Dive into Sarah Sundin’s explosive new series, Waves of Freedom, with book one, Through Waters Deep. When evidence of sabotage on the Atwood is found, Jim and Mary must work together to uncover the culprit. A bewildering maze of suspects emerges, and Mary is dismayed to find that even someone close to […]


Top Ten Tuesday:  Authors I’ve Read the Most

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Read the Most

Posted August 11, 2015 / 92 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted by the girls at The Broke and The Bookish. Today’s topic is all about the authors I’ve read the most books from.  (That sentence structure drives me crazy but it is what it is lol.)  As I perused my Goodreads “Read” shelf […]



Waiting on Wednesday: Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter

Waiting on Wednesday: Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter

Posted August 5, 2015 / 25 Comments

This is the first week I’ve done this particular link-up (hosted by Jill @ BreakingTheSpine) but there are so many great books coming out the next half of this year! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone else’s picks too because… you know… I clearly need more books to read. LOL! […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Fairytale Retellings

Top Ten Tuesday: Fairytale Retellings

Posted August 4, 2015 / 73 Comments

I am SO EXCITED about this week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme: Fairytale Retellings.  Why? Because I adore fairytales. Ever since my four-year-old self cascaded down the grand staircase at the Coronado Theater after seeing Cinderella for the first time, I have been a fairytale junkie. My Favorite Fairytale Retellings: (You will […]


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 […]