First Line Friday (Week 50): Irish Meadows

First Line Friday (Week 50): Irish Meadows

Posted March 17, 2017 / 46 Comments

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Friday to you! Since it’s Friday, it’s also time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line! The book I’m featuring today is, appropriately enough, Irish Meadows by Susan Anne Mason And the first line is… “Late-afternoon shadows chased […]


Book Review: Unchained by Noel Jesse Heikkinen

Book Review: Unchained by Noel Jesse Heikkinen

Posted March 16, 2017 / 2 Comments

Christians are free in Christ, yet Christianity can feel like a prison. Unchained helps Christians who don’t feel that grace has changed their lives. Often when people follow Jesus, they feel more guilty instead of more free. A powerful book for the spiritually restless, Unchained shows readers how to have a robust faith […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Kate James and Sanctuary Cove

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Kate James and Sanctuary Cove

Posted March 16, 2017 / 29 Comments

  On Tour with Prism Book Tours. As part of Prism Book Tours’ blog tour for Sanctuary Cove, I am delighted to welcome Kate James to the blog for a tour of Emma’s cottage! Sanctuary Cove by Kate James Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 pages March 1st 2017 […]


Author Interview: Lisa Pennington

Author Interview: Lisa Pennington

Posted March 15, 2017 / 9 Comments

Join me in welcoming Lisa Pennington to the blog today! Lisa has a passion for helping women find JOY! She is the author of Mama Needs a Do-Over and Tightropes and Teeter-Totters. She loves her Texas country life with her CPA, receipt-loving husband of 30 years and their nine children, some of whom […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Sandra Byrd

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Sandra Byrd

Posted March 15, 2017 / 75 Comments

It is my very great privilege to welcome the lovely Sandra Byrd to the blog today! Award-winning and bestselling author Sandra Byrd has published four dozen books in the fiction and nonfiction markets, including Mist of Midnight, Bride of a Distant Isle (A Romantic Times Book Reviews Top Pick), and […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Her Secret by Shelley Shepard Gray

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Her Secret by Shelley Shepard Gray

Posted March 14, 2017 / 13 Comments

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray begins a new series—The Amish of Hart County—with this suspenseful tale of a young Amish woman who is forced to move to a new town to escape a threatening stalker. After a stalker went too far, Hannah Hilty and […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Wedding March by Tara Randel

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Wedding March by Tara Randel

Posted March 14, 2017 / 28 Comments

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. The help only he can offer… Cypress Pointe, Florida, is a long way from LA, where pop singer Cassie Branford needs a hit to prove she’s not a two-album wonder. But her case of writer’s block could be over when the struggling songwriter meets Luke […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Spring/Summer Debuts I’m Excited About

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring/Summer Debuts I’m Excited About

Posted March 14, 2017 / 44 Comments

BEHOLD! The debut novels that I’m pouncing on as soon as they are released this Spring and Summer. (The technical topic for today is Spring TBR but I’ve already kinda done that. So… BEHOLD and etc.) Carolina Dream by Regina Merrick (April 3rd) Sarah Crawford wants more from life than […]


Book Review: Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky

Book Review: Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky

Posted March 13, 2017 / 18 Comments

In a quiet corner of northern Edwardian England, Margaret Lounsbury diligently works in her grandmother’s millinery shop, making hats and caring for her young sister. Several years earlier, a terrible event shattered  their idyllic family life and their future prospects. Maggie is resilient and will do what she must to […]


Book Review: Still Life by Dani Pettrey

Book Review: Still Life by Dani Pettrey

Posted March 13, 2017 / 17 Comments

Blacklisted in the photography business over a controversial shot, Avery Tate answered an ad for a crime scene photographer. She expected to be laughed at, but crime scene analyst Parker Mitchell hired her outright–and changed her life. But six months ago, when her feelings for Parker became too strong, she […]


Book Review: Just the Essentials by Adina Grigore

Book Review: Just the Essentials by Adina Grigore

Posted March 13, 2017 / 18 Comments

The author of Skin Cleanse returns with a comprehensive guide to the ultimate ingredient for living an all-natural, plant-based lifestyle: essential oils. For millennia, essential oils have played a key role in health and beauty rituals. From references in the Bible (frankincense and myrrh) to Hippocrates (who documented the effects […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Barbara Cameron

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Barbara Cameron

Posted March 12, 2017 / 41 Comments

I am so honored to welcome Barbara Cameron to the blog today! Barbara Cameron has a heart for writing about the spiritual values and simple joys of the Amish. She is the best-selling author of more than 40 fiction and nonfiction books, three nationally televised movies, and the winner of […]


Sunday Book Club: It’s in the Bible

Sunday Book Club: It’s in the Bible

Posted March 12, 2017 / 31 Comments

Today (March 12) is part of the Jewish holiday of Purim, which commemorates the events in the Biblical book of Esther. If you’ve never read the story, I highly encourage it. Especially if you think the Bible is boring.  In the book of Esther, you have the pre-TV forerunner of […]


Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Update for March 11th

Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Update for March 11th

Posted March 11, 2017 / 12 Comments

Happy Saturday! 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 […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Rachel J. Good

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Rachel J. Good

Posted March 11, 2017 / 37 Comments

Welcome to my stop on the Celebrate Lit Blog Tour for Buried Secrets. As part of the tour, I get to chat with author Rachel J. Good! Inspirational author Rachel J. Good writes life-changing, heart-tugging novels of faith, hope, and forgiveness. She is the author of several Amish series in […]


Writing is a Team Sport Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY

Writing is a Team Sport Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY

Posted March 11, 2017 / 93 Comments

Welcome, book fans, to the “Writing is a Team Sport” blog hop with Janet Ferguson! This is stop # 1. If you’re starting this mid-hop, you’re in the right place! We’ve got 4 fun posts for you to meet new authors, learn about their books, and earn entries for the […]


Book Review: Home at Last by Deborah Raney

Book Review: Home at Last by Deborah Raney

Posted March 10, 2017 / 4 Comments

Why did their differences matter so much? Link Whitman has settled into the role of bachelor without ever intending to. Now he’s stuck in a dead-end job and, as the next Whitman wedding fast approaches, he is the last one standing. The pressure from his sisters’ efforts to play matchmaker […]


First Line Friday (week 49): Finding Joy

First Line Friday (week 49): Finding Joy

Posted March 10, 2017 / 48 Comments

Three cheers for Friday! Since it’s Friday, 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 Finding Joy by Melanie D. Snitker And the first line is… “When Parker Wilson’s eyes opened, he expected to see the […]


Author Interview: L. Palmer

Author Interview: L. Palmer

Posted March 9, 2017 / 6 Comments

Fairy tale retellings and remixes are among some of my very favorite things, so it’s safe to say that I’m intrigued by author L.Palmer’s Pippington series. L. Palmer has spent many years traveling fictional worlds and building tales of grand, epic adventures. When she was in the midst of a […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Pressed to Death by Kirsten Weiss

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Pressed to Death by Kirsten Weiss

Posted March 9, 2017 / 15 Comments

Perfectly pressed. Perfectly proper. Perfectly deadly. Paranormal museum owner Maddie Kosloski thinks she has the perfect paranormal exhibit for the harvest festival—a haunted grape press. But before she can open the exhibit, she’s accused of stealing the antique press. And when her accuser is found murdered, all eyes turn to […]