Top Ten Tuesday: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

Top Ten Tuesday: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

Posted January 12, 2016 / 46 Comments

This week’s edition of “Top Ten Tuesday” (hosted as always by The Broke and the Bookish) is brought to you by those books I meant to read in 2015 but …umm… didn’t.

Yet.

I’m looking at you, 2016.

The Year of the TBR pile.


Review (plus a Giveaway!): The Suspect’s Daughter by Donna Hatch

Review (plus a Giveaway!): The Suspect’s Daughter by Donna Hatch

Posted January 11, 2016 / 2 Comments

While The Suspect’s Daughter can easily be read as a stand-alone novel (I read this fourth book first and had no problems following along), the characters are much better appreciated when seen through the lens of the preceding books in the ROGUE HEARTS series. Donna Hatch graciously gave me copies of those first three books so I could catch up with all of Grant’s brothers. I’m going to do a mini-review for each one in a second, but let me just say about the whole series – WOW! Keep. Your. Fans. (and freezers) Nearby. All 4 books are a KissingBook Level 5


Review: The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah E. Ladd

Review: The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah E. Ladd

Posted January 9, 2016 / 9 Comments

Sarah Ladd delivers another breathtaking story of suspense and romance, with characters who step off the page and into your heart. You will be captivated by Camille’s story – your emotions engaged – as you cheer and swoon and even shed a few tears along the way. Fans of Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Julie Klassen, and Carrie Turansky will find a new favorite in Ladd’s books. The Curiosity Keeper is a marvelous place to start your collection.


Giveaway Winner: A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham

Giveaway Winner: A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham

Posted January 8, 2016 / 5 Comments

You may remember December 31st as New Year’s Eve.

I remember it with great fondness as “Pepper Day”.

On December 31st, I devoted my blog to my friend, author Pepper Basham, in celebration of her birthday and her upcoming contemporary romance, A Twist of Faith – a modern and Appalachian twist on My Fair Lady.


Review (and Giveaway): When Love Matters Most by Kate James

Review (and Giveaway): When Love Matters Most by Kate James

Posted January 7, 2016 / 20 Comments

I love the characters in Kate’s K-9 Trilogy! (And oh please tell me that Logan’s story is next!) When Love Matters Most focuses on Sergeant Rick “PitBull” Vasquez and veterinarian Madison Long, both of whom we met in the first K-9 book When The Right One Comes Along (which, incidentally, made my list of Best Books of 2015!


Guest Post (and Giveaway): Harlequin Heartwarming author Carol Ross

Guest Post (and Giveaway): Harlequin Heartwarming author Carol Ross

Posted January 7, 2016 / 6 Comments

I’m thrilled to be spreading the word about Harlequin Heartwarming books now being available in local Walmarts across the US. Join in the fun by taking some selfies with a Heartwarming book or two to win a Walmart gift card. Heartwarming titles are also 35% off at Walmart through the end of January!


Readers, Recommend Your Bookstore!

Posted January 6, 2016 / 0 Comments

Independent publisher Sourcebooks announces the “Readers, Recommend Your Bookstore” campaign, which will give grant money to three nominated bookstores. The “Readers, Recommend Your Bookstore Campaign” is inspired by the phenomenal support booksellers have given The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald, which was selected as the #1 Indie Next Great Read for January 2016.


Bookishy Treats: The Shoppe

Bookishy Treats: The Shoppe

Posted January 6, 2016 / 4 Comments

When you purchase items from The Shoppe, you are also helping to change the world! A portion of the profits goes to:

-World Vision’s work with refugees
-Compassion’s work with students and education
-Children’s Hunger Fund work to help kids in America and around the globe with supplies they need to go to school
-Mocha Club’s Action Project


Top Ten Tuesday: New Year’s Resolutions

Top Ten Tuesday: New Year’s Resolutions

Posted January 5, 2016 / 51 Comments

This week, we’re talking about resolutions and thankfully the topic was left open-ended. If it had just been book-exclusive, my post would have looked something like “Read. Read. Read. As usual.” So… this way will hopefully be more meaningful 🙂


Review: Anything for You by Kristan Higgins

Review: Anything for You by Kristan Higgins

Posted January 4, 2016 / 6 Comments

As I normally review mainly Christian fiction, I don’t read a lot of general market contemporary romance. But when I do, it’s probably by Kristan Higgins. Or Robyn Carr. But we’re talking about Kristan Higgins today 🙂


Review: The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen

Review: The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen

Posted January 3, 2016 / 12 Comments

With each new Julie Klassen book, my favorites list tends to get reshuffled. The Tutor’s Daughter is still firmly at the top of the pile but she has been given some healthy competition of late. Namely, The Secret of Pembrooke Park and Lady, Maybe… and now The Painter’s Daughter.



Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016: Amish

Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016: Amish

Posted January 1, 2016 / 5 Comments

As 2015 wound to a close this week, I have been talking about the books I’m most anticipating for the first half of 2016.

Today I’m going to talk about the Amish Fiction I’m most looking forward to from January-June 2016!


Pepper Basham’s Favorite Classics

Pepper Basham’s Favorite Classics

Posted December 31, 2015 / 11 Comments

We are celebrating Pepper Basham & her April release, A Twist of Faith, all day on the blog! Each post has a chance for you to win a digital copy of A Twist of Faith so make sure you’ve read all the other posts today!






Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016: Mystery/Suspense

Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016: Mystery/Suspense

Posted December 30, 2015 / 16 Comments

All week here on the blog, I’m talking about the books coming out in the first half of 2016. Monday, I gave you my contemporary “can’t waits”, Tuesday was the historicals’ turn.

Today I am pleased to present my list of the mystery/suspense books I’m most excited about from January to June 2016!


Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016 (Historical)

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016 (Historical)

Posted December 29, 2015 / 52 Comments

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is the books we are most anticipating in the first half of 2016. I started out the list yesterday with my contemporary “can’t waits”. Today I’m going to look at the historical fiction I’m most looking forward to from January to June.

And I’m warning you right now – there’s way more than ten 🙂