Book Review: The Reluctant Guardian by Susanne Dietze

Book Review: The Reluctant Guardian by Susanne Dietze

Posted February 12, 2017 / 28 Comments

Under the Spy’s Protection When Gemma Lyfeld inadvertently interrupts a dangerous smuggling operation in her English village, she’s rescued by a mysterious Scottish spy. Now with criminals after her and her hopes for an expected marriage proposal recently dashed, she will make her society debut in London. But not without […]


Sunday Book Club: Romance Is In The Air

Sunday Book Club: Romance Is In The Air

Posted February 12, 2017 / 40 Comments

So… in case you didn’t know… Tuesday is Valentine’s Day! Today on the Book Club I thought we could talk about favorite tropes in romance books. For instance, do you love reading about best friends who fall in love? Or maybe you’re a fan of marriage-of-convenience stories – I am […]


Book Review: An Uncommon Protector by Shelley Shepard Gray

Book Review: An Uncommon Protector by Shelley Shepard Gray

Posted February 11, 2017 / 10 Comments

Overwhelmed by the responsibilities of running a ranch on her own, Laurel Tracey decides to hire a convict—a man who’s just scary enough to take care of squatters and just desperate enough to agree to a one year post. The years following the war have been hard on Laurel Tracey. […]


Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Blog Update for February 11th

Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Blog Update for February 11th

Posted February 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

Happy Valentines Weekend! Or … Happy Lincoln’s Birthday Weekend if you’d rather 😀  Does anyone have any big plans for either of these holidays? 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 […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Paws for Love by Dana Mentink

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Paws for Love by Dana Mentink

Posted February 10, 2017 / 20 Comments

The Only Thing Sweet About Jellybean Is His Name Jellybean the terrier is about to unleash some serious mayhem on the unsuspecting town of Albatross. There’s no quiet on the set when over-the-hill screen star Lawrence Tucker brings his naughty terrier, Jellybean, on location to the beachside town of Albatross, […]


Author Interview (plus a Giveaway!): Tanya Eavenson

Author Interview (plus a Giveaway!): Tanya Eavenson

Posted February 10, 2017 / 26 Comments

I’m delighted to welcome a new-to-me author to the blog today! Tanya Eavenson is a bestselling and an award-winning inspirational romance author. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. Tanya is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Word Weavers International. Her favorite pastime is […]


First Line Friday (Week 45): Romantic Lines

First Line Friday (Week 45): Romantic Lines

Posted February 10, 2017 / 41 Comments

Happy last First Line Friday before Valentine’s Day! Normally, I would have you grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line, but today I’m going to mix it up a little bit in honor of this romantical holiday that is nigh upon us. You […]


Book Review: Buried Memories by Carol J. Post

Book Review: Buried Memories by Carol J. Post

Posted February 9, 2017 / 4 Comments

FORGOTTEN PAST After her broken engagement, Nicki Jackson hoped her move to Cedar Key would give her a fresh start—instead she quickly learns someone’s out to destroy her. Are the attacks tied to her mother’s recently reopened murder case…or to the nightmares Nicki’s beginning to suspect are actually hidden memories? […]


Announcing the 2017 Christian Fiction Readers Retreat Author List!!

Announcing the 2017 Christian Fiction Readers Retreat Author List!!

Posted February 9, 2017 / 14 Comments

I’m so excited to be part of the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat again this year, its second year, and we are off to a fabulous start!! Here are the important details: When: August 12th, 2017 from 9-6 Eastern Where: Cincinnati, OH (the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Blue Ash/Sharonville to […]



Congratulations to Amy Clipston on 1 Million Books Sold!!

Congratulations to Amy Clipston on 1 Million Books Sold!!

Posted February 8, 2017 / 1 Comment

Check out this awesome press release from Zondervan! Zondervan author Amy Clipston sells 1 Million book units Author’s momentum continues with May 9 release of “The Beloved Hope Chest” The Fiction team at HarperCollins Christian Publishing announced [in January 2017] that sales of author Amy Clipston’s books have exceeded 1 […]


Zuzu Interviews: Dana Mentink’s dog Junie (plus a Giveaway!)

Zuzu Interviews: Dana Mentink’s dog Junie (plus a Giveaway!)

Posted February 8, 2017 / 48 Comments

Hi, everyone! Zuzu here. Apparently you guys enjoy these little interviews I’ve been doing with authors’ dogs, so Mom is letting me continue. Today I get to talk with everyone’s favorite mischievous terrier, Junie! (aka author Dana Mentink’s dog) Dana Mentink (Junie’s mom) is a two time American Christian Fiction […]




Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Marie Wells Coutu

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Marie Wells Coutu

Posted February 6, 2017 / 22 Comments

I enjoyed getting to meet today’s guest at last year’s Christian Fiction Readers Retreat, and I’m excited to chat with her today! Marie Wells Coutu’s newest novel, The Secret Heart, releases Feb 21, 2017, from Write Integrity Press. Loosely based on the lives of Bathsheba and David, The Secret Heart is the third […]



Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Karen Rock

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Karen Rock

Posted February 6, 2017 / 20 Comments

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. I am delighted to be participating in the Prism Book Tours blog tour for A Cowboy to Keep by Karen Rock. Around the middle of January, I did an early review of this book and said, “From the gorgeous Rocky Mountain setting to the action-packed […]


CD Review (and a Giveaway): The Garden by Kari Jobe

CD Review (and a Giveaway): The Garden by Kari Jobe

Posted February 5, 2017 / 35 Comments

Special thanks to Bookworm Mama for the use of her beautiful quote memes! Grammy nominated Kari Jobe is the premiere female worship leader in Christian music. Coming off her last live album, Majestic, which featured the worship anthem “Forever” and radio hit “I Am Not Alone,” Kari Jobe has returned […]


Sunday Book Club: Book Pushing

Sunday Book Club: Book Pushing

Posted February 5, 2017 / 24 Comments

Happy Sunday morning to you, my dear reading friends! Today on the Book Club, let’s talk about Book Pushing. By definition, Book Pushing is the habit of … pushing … a book … at your friends. Or family. Or complete strangers. You know the kind of book I’m talking about, […]