Review (and a Giveaway!): The Express Rider’s Giveaway by Stacy Henrie

Review (and a Giveaway!): The Express Rider’s Giveaway by Stacy Henrie

Posted February 12, 2016 / 24 Comments

The Express Rider’s Lady by Stacy Henrie not only provides a sweet romance but also gives readers a compelling glimpse into the perilous conditions once common to cross terrain we now take for granted. Smooth writing, vivid settings, and heartstopping action bring the characters and the history to life. A quick read, as typical to the Love Inspired line, but very entertaining!


Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder on Wheels by Lynn Cahoon

Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder on Wheels by Lynn Cahoon

Posted February 11, 2016 / 9 Comments

Murder on Wheels is the first book I’ve read by Lynn Cahoon. It will not be my last. In fact, while I did perfectly fine reading this sixth book in the Tourist Trap Mystery series without having read the previous installments, I am definitely going to go back and read from book one. Why? Because Murder on Wheels is everything I love about the cozy mystery genre.


Top Ten Tuesday: KissingBooks 101 Lesson Two (plus a HUGE Giveaway!)

Top Ten Tuesday: KissingBooks 101 Lesson Two (plus a HUGE Giveaway!)

Posted February 9, 2016 / 352 Comments

I. Am. SO EXCITED. As soon as I saw that today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was a Valentine’s KissingBooks Day freebie, I knew immediately what my post would be about. Way back in August, I wrote my KissingBooks 101 post and it remains one of my most popular/highest viewed posts. But since then I have discovered some additionally swoon-worthy KissingBooks – or remembered some that I forgot about when I was writing the first lesson. I’ve had several people ask me to do another KissingBooks 101, and I am nothing if not accommodating when it comes to this topic 😉


Review (and a Giveaway!): A River Too Deep by Sydney Tooman Betts

Review (and a Giveaway!): A River Too Deep by Sydney Tooman Betts

Posted February 8, 2016 / 13 Comments

Before this weekend, I’d heard so many great things about A River Too Deep by Sydney Tooman Betts. A lot of people have raved over it in the “Avid Readers of Christian Fiction” group I belong to on Facebook. So when the opportunity arose to join the blog tour with Celebrate Lit, I jumped at the chance to finally read this much-talked-about book for myself. I can now safely say that I see what all the fuss was about.




Review (and a Giveaway!): If I Run by Terri Blackstock

Review (and a Giveaway!): If I Run by Terri Blackstock

Posted February 4, 2016 / 13 Comments

This book is perhaps the best suspense novel I’ve ever read. And I don’t say that lightly. I’ve read a lot of suspense novels. I’ve loved a lot of suspense novels. I will love a lot of suspense novels in the future. But … there’s just something really special about this one.



January In Review

January In Review

Posted February 3, 2016 / 8 Comments

Wow! I can’t believe January is over and done already!

Here’s a look at how the blog spent its time during the first month of the year



Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Settings

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Settings

Posted February 2, 2016 / 71 Comments

This week’s topic has several possible variations but I’m choosing to talk about my favorite historical settings. You know, those periods of history whose mere mention in a book blurb has your radar engaged and your interest piqued.


Review: Thin Ice by Irene Hannon

Review: Thin Ice by Irene Hannon

Posted February 1, 2016 / 7 Comments

Thin Ice may very well be my favorite yet of Irene Hannon’s romantic suspense offerings. The romance, the suspense, the action, the characters – and their interactions with each other – are all just top-notch. This is definitely a novel I will keep on my favorites shelf to reread.







Top Ten Tuesday: All-Time Favorites

Top Ten Tuesday: All-Time Favorites

Posted January 26, 2016 / 90 Comments

The books I’m talking about today are those books that I consider eternal favorites. Many are from childhood or adolescence, some I acquired in adulthood, but all are books that have stuck with me and refuse to leave my heart. They are also all books that I reread often.


Review: The Thorn Bearer by Pepper D. Basham

Review: The Thorn Bearer by Pepper D. Basham

Posted January 25, 2016 / 14 Comments

When I originally reviewed The Thorn Bearer, I was a couple weeks into this whole blog thing & I featured it as a Favorites Friday post. At the time, I said, “I’m sure I will still be thinking about The Thorn Bearer months from now…” Now several months later, I not only am still thinking about it as predicted, but I would also still feature it as a favorite because it’s just that beautiful.