Zuzu Interviews: Author Catherine West’s dog Noah

Zuzu Interviews: Author Catherine West’s dog Noah

Posted January 20, 2017 / 54 Comments

Hi, everyone! Zuzu here. Stealing the laptop from Mom while she gets ready for her Facebook Party tonight. Something about 1000 Facebook page likes. Anyway, I’m going to be there. You should too. Check it out here: So, anyway, while she’s otherwise occupied… I thought I would take advantage of […]


First Line Friday (week 42): Orlo the Created (plus a giveaway!)

First Line Friday (week 42): Orlo the Created (plus a giveaway!)

Posted January 20, 2017 / 21 Comments

It’s Friday! Hurray!!! That means 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 Orlo the Created by Lauren Brandenburg And the first line is… “‘Orlo fidgeted with the pieces of metal he had collected during […]


Editor Interview: Jamie Chavez

Editor Interview: Jamie Chavez

Posted January 19, 2017 / 31 Comments

Yay!! Ever since I met Jamie Chavez in Nashville in August (introduction courtesy of the ever-awesome Cynthia Ruchti), I knew I wanted to chat with her more! Today, you get to join us 🙂 Jamie Chavez worked for more than ten years in the publishing industry (and more than twenty […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Summer on Sunset Ridge by Sharlene MacLaren

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Summer on Sunset Ridge by Sharlene MacLaren

Posted January 19, 2017 / 47 Comments

Click here to purchase your copy. Brought up on a Quaker farm near Philadelphia at the brink of the Civil War, plainspoken Rebecca Albright is charitable, peace-loving, submissive—and a feisty abolitionist. Determined to aid the Underground Railroad no matter what the cost, her path collides with that of formidable slave-catcher […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Terry Barnes

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Terry Barnes

Posted January 18, 2017 / 28 Comments

I am pleased to welcome a new-to-me author to the blog today! Terry Barnes won the 2005 Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel contest for his first novel, “In Everything Give Thanks.” His second novel, “Whispered to the Heart,” also explores the fundamental questions of life and faith. His latest […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway): A Cowboy to Keep by Karen Rock

Book Review (and a Giveaway): A Cowboy to Keep by Karen Rock

Posted January 17, 2017 / 36 Comments

Can’t stop running from the past Dani Crawford has a secret…and if bounty hunter Jackson Cade finds out, he could ruin everything. The scarred yet handsome cowboy has tracked a dangerous criminal to the dude ranch Dani manages, and to get rid of Jack she’ll have to help him catch […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden/Underrated Bookish Gems of 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden/Underrated Bookish Gems of 2016

Posted January 17, 2017 / 27 Comments

Happy Tuesday, folks! Today’s topic, courtesy of The Broke & The Bookish, is reserved for those hidden or underrated gems among the books we read in 2016. And guess what? I’m not changing or tweaking the topic this week! LOL. I am, however, defining “underrated” as not having enough ratings […]


Author Interview: Kristi Ann Hunter

Author Interview: Kristi Ann Hunter

Posted January 16, 2017 / 28 Comments

Y’all. I am super excited about my blog guest today!! Because it’s KRISTI ANN HUNTER!! I got to meet Kristi at the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat last August (and I’ve heard rumors she might be at this year’s CFRR in Cincinnati on August 12th!), and she is super fun! I […]


Book Review: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Book Review: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Posted January 16, 2017 / 13 Comments

Christina Baker Kline’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel—the captivating story of a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan–train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to long-buried questions…now with an extended scene that addresses the number one question readers ask, and […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Lauren Brandenburg

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Lauren Brandenburg

Posted January 15, 2017 / 22 Comments

I am delighted to welcome a new friend to the blog today! I met Lauren through a facebook group we are both part of, and when I learned about her books I wanted you to meet her too! Lauren H. Brandenburg is a speaker and advocate for home education, as […]


Sunday Book Club: Things Change

Sunday Book Club: Things Change

Posted January 15, 2017 / 24 Comments

Happy Sunday morning to you, my friends! Today on the Book Club, let’s talk about how our reading habits have changed over the past few years. For myself, I read in many more genres than I used to, and I’m much more willing to try a new-to-me author.  In fact, […]


Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Blog Update for January 14

Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Blog Update for January 14

Posted January 14, 2017 / 6 Comments

Here are the Goodreads giveaways ending this week that I thought might be of interest to y’all. Best of luck to each of you! ? As always, clicking on the covers will take you to the giveaways and neither myself nor my blog are in any way affiliated with Goodreads […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Laura Frantz

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Laura Frantz

Posted January 14, 2017 / 124 Comments

Commence happy fangirl clapping! I’m incredibly thrilled to have Laura Frantz as my guest on the blog today.  Laura has been one of my very favorite authors since I returned to my love of reading, and over the last year she has also become a dear friend. Award-winning author Laura […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Fudge and Jury by Ellie Alexander

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Fudge and Jury by Ellie Alexander

Posted January 13, 2017 / 35 Comments

Welcome to Torte–a friendly, small-town family bakery where the pastries are delicious…and, now, suspicious. It’s almost spring in Ashland, Oregon, and the town is preparing for the Shakespeare and the annual Chocolate Festival. Business is cookin’ at Torte, and the store is expanding as Jules’ team whips up crèpes filled […]


First Line Friday (Week 41): A Changed Agent (plus a Giveaway!)

First Line Friday (Week 41): A Changed Agent (plus a Giveaway!)

Posted January 13, 2017 / 59 Comments

It’s Friday! Whoohooo!!! That means 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 A Changed Agent by Tracey Lyons And the first line is… “‘My trunk!’ Elsie Mitchell watched in horror as her trunk fell […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Restoring Love by Jennifer Slattery

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Restoring Love by Jennifer Slattery

Posted January 12, 2017 / 22 Comments

Mitch, a contractor and house-flipper, is restoring a beautiful old house in an idyllic Midwestern neighborhood. Angela, a woman filled with regrets and recently transplanted to his area, is anything but idyllic. She’s almost his worst nightmare, and she’s also working on restoring something—herself. As he struggles to keep his […]


Book Review: Blue Columbine by Jennifer Rodewald

Book Review: Blue Columbine by Jennifer Rodewald

Posted January 12, 2017 / 30 Comments

Best friends—maybe more—until addiction shatters everything. Reeling from professional failure, Andrew Harris needs a fresh start. When he moves back to Colorado to join a Denver law firm, he runs into Jamie, his childhood sweetheart. She is still the kind and faithful girl he remembers—not to mention beautiful and still […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Tracey Lyons

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Tracey Lyons

Posted January 12, 2017 / 58 Comments

I had the privilege of meeting today’s guest at the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat last August in Nashville. Tracey is lots of fun and a sweetheart too! An Amazon Top Ten bestselling historical romance author of the Women of Surprise series, Tracey sold her first book on 9/9/99! Her books […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Concealed Identity by Jessica R. Patch

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Concealed Identity by Jessica R. Patch

Posted January 11, 2017 / 37 Comments

DEEP-COVER ASSIGNMENT After Holt McKnight’s criminal informant disappears, the DEA agent must go undercover to get close to the missing man’s sister, who may know more than she’s letting on. But when Blair Sullivan’s attacked, it’s up to him to protect her—without blowing his cover. Blair isn’t sure she can […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Jessica R. Patch

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Jessica R. Patch

Posted January 11, 2017 / 50 Comments

I have got such a treat for y’all today! Jessica Patch is here to talk about her new book, Concealed Identity, and a case of a (hilariously) mistaken identity of her own! Jessica R. Patch lives in the mid-south where she pens inspirational contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. When she’s […]