Review: Drawing Fire by Janice Cantore

Review: Drawing Fire by Janice Cantore

Posted June 20, 2015 / 3 Comments

I’m a sucker for cold cases. Back eons ago (last year) when we had DirecTV, I happily spent hours watching shows about solving long dead cases and putting away criminals who thought they’d gotten away with it.  It’s true – Netflix could support my habit and I do still get my […]


Favorites Friday Review: A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer | New Release

Favorites Friday Review: A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer | New Release

Posted June 19, 2015 / 5 Comments

I honestly didn’t think anything could topple Short-Straw Bride from its firmly-entrenched position as my favorite book by award-winning author Karen Witemeyer, but I think A Worthy Pursuit may have done just that.  It’s close though – Short-Straw could still claw its way back up to share the pedestal – but the bottom line […]


Review: Desperate Measures (Port Aster Secrets #3) by Sandra Orchard

Review: Desperate Measures (Port Aster Secrets #3) by Sandra Orchard

Posted June 18, 2015 / 2 Comments

My Review: Desperate Measures brings the Port Aster trilogy to a riveting finish, packed with suspense, faith, and a sweet romance. In this book, the small gossipy town near Niagara Falls seemed to be hosting “old home week” for all of Kate Adams’ enemies – with a few extra possibly-bad guys & […]


Top Ten Tuesday: My Summer TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday: My Summer TBR List

Posted June 16, 2015 / 3 Comments

I recently discovered the Top Ten Tuesday meme at The Broke and The Bookish and after reading their past and future themes, I wanted to play too! Bookishy people love lists… maybe it’s the words. Today we’re talking about the top ten books on our summer reading lists.  Now, to me, […]


Giveaway: Book Angel iPhone 6 case **CLOSED**

Giveaway: Book Angel iPhone 6 case **CLOSED**

Posted June 13, 2015 / 13 Comments

My supercute and supertalented husband has started his own shop at Redbubble.com with a new line of drawings that appeal to different hobbies and occupations.  One of his first was a Book Angel, drawn for yours truly… and it was actually what made him decide to start selling them.  (Okay… a […]


Favorites Friday: Alaskan Courage series by Dani Pettrey

Favorites Friday: Alaskan Courage series by Dani Pettrey

Posted June 12, 2015 / 6 Comments

Welcome back to “Favorites Friday”, the part of our blog where Larry comes out and sings a silly… Wait. No. That’s something else.  🙂 Favorites Friday is a weekly feature that allows me to highlight some of my most beloved reads, those books I could (and do) pick up over and […]



Review: Justified (Mended Hearts #2) by Varina Denman

Review: Justified (Mended Hearts #2) by Varina Denman

Posted June 10, 2015 / 12 Comments

The latest book in the “Mended Hearts” series, Justified takes us back to the small town of Trapp, Texas, and the characters we grew to love (and strongly dislike) in Jaded. Swirling with poetic language and poignant truth, Justified is the prodigals’ story – the ones who came home and the ones who […]


Review: London Tides by Carla Laureano

Review: London Tides by Carla Laureano

Posted June 9, 2015 / 6 Comments

London Tides by Carla Laureano Reviewed by Carrie Schmidt Radiant Lit Blog Tours Genre: Romance Publisher: David C. Cook Date: June 9, 2015 The tides of life – and love – ebb and flow, and author Carla Laureano masterfully captures the emotional intensity that can be left in the wake […]



Review: No Place To Hide by Lynette Eason

Review: No Place To Hide by Lynette Eason

Posted June 6, 2015 / 3 Comments

If you are looking for suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat to devour the book’s pages like your life depends on it, look no further than No Place to Hide by award-winning author Lynette Eason.  Toss in a sweet romance, characters who feel like friends, and […]


Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

Posted June 2, 2015 / 4 Comments

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” ~C.S. Lewis My favorite fairy tale is still Cinderella. I loved it as a kid & I love it now – because of the beauty of the riches to rags to riches story and the idea that […]


Review: A Faith of Her Own by Kathleen Fuller

Review: A Faith of Her Own by Kathleen Fuller

Posted June 1, 2015 / 3 Comments

Can Anna Mae heed God’s call on her life, even if it means leaving behind everything she knows… and everything she loves? Anna Mae, Amos, and Jeremiah were childhood friends, growing up in their Amish community of Middlefield, Ohio. They promised each other that they’d always be the best of […]


FREEBIE: Jaded by Varina Denman

FREEBIE: Jaded by Varina Denman

Posted June 1, 2015 / 2 Comments

Y’all know about my love for Jaded and author Varina Denman.  Her newest book Justified releases today (whoohoo!!!) and in celebration her publisher has lowered the ebook price of Jaded to FREE today and tomorrow.  No worries if you miss the freebie price, either, because it will be on sale for $2.99 until […]


Author Interview: E. Townsend Schmidt

Author Interview: E. Townsend Schmidt

Posted May 30, 2015 / 0 Comments

Once upon a time, I met a supercute guy at college and he became my best friend.  We got so tired of telling people that we were never going to date each other that we decided to just go ahead and date each other. We were married a year later […]


Review: The Wood’s Edge (The Pathfinders #1) by Lori Benton

Review: The Wood’s Edge (The Pathfinders #1) by Lori Benton

Posted May 28, 2015 / 2 Comments

Short & Sweet Review: Weaving history and fiction evenly together – without being left with too much of one and too little of the other – is no easy feat! Yet in The Wood’s Edge as in her previous books, author Lori Benton succeeds beautifully! Rich characters, complex emotions, and the enduring trilogy […]


Bookish-y Treats

Bookish-y Treats

Posted May 27, 2015 / 2 Comments

If you’re anything like me, the people in your inner circle may have noticed that you like to read. 🙂 Ergo, on certain gift-giving occasions such as your birthday or holidays, you may find yourself in need of ideas for a gift list that reflects your bookish habit. You know, besides […]


Some Surprising Book Facts

Posted May 26, 2015 / 2 Comments

I don’t know how accurate these statistics are. I mean, I did get them from the internets and we all know that you can believe everything you read there, right? 🙂 But even if they are just fractionally true, they are pretty startling. Where do you think we have gone […]


Review: A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade

Review: A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade

Posted May 24, 2015 / 3 Comments

Don’t tell anyone… but Jake’s my favorite. At least, he was until his brothers Bo or Ty shared the page with him.  Then, it’s anybody’s guess.  I suppose – like their lovable momma would insist – they’re each my favorite in their own way.  Bo with his steady, faithful “true”-ness.  Ty […]


Author Interview (Plus a Giveaway!) : Brian M. White **CLOSED**

Author Interview (Plus a Giveaway!) : Brian M. White **CLOSED**

Posted May 22, 2015 / 39 Comments

My husband (let’s call him… Eric!) is one of 12 grandchildren on his mother’s side alone. TWELVE. Now, you have to understand – I come from a very small immediate and extended family.  One brother, four cousins (and I rarely saw them, except my brother of course). So, when I […]