Gift Ideas for the Bookworm (plus a Giveaway!)

Gift Ideas for the Bookworm (plus a Giveaway!)

Posted October 24, 2016 / 156 Comments

There are 8 weeks until Christmas.  More appropriately, there are only a few days until my birthday 😀 Either day sends people scurrying to come up with what to get a bookworm! (Other than books, of course. And Amazon gift cards.)  Ok… so maybe Christmas IS the bigger gift-buying occasion […]


The Sound of Silver Birthday Blog Tour & Giveaway

The Sound of Silver Birthday Blog Tour & Giveaway

Posted October 23, 2016 / 8 Comments

Hello, my friends! Welcome to The Sound of Silver birthday blog tour! I’m excited to be posting today about Rachelle Rea Cobb’s second installment in the Steadfast Love series, an inspirational historical romance set during the 16th century! Rachelle is also the author of The Sound of Diamonds, the first […]


First Line Friday (Week 29): The Merchant’s Daughter

First Line Friday (Week 29): The Merchant’s Daughter

Posted October 21, 2016 / 47 Comments

Y’all. It’s Friday!! 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 The Merchant’s Daughter by Melanie Dickerson. I chose this particular book on this particular day because a) this Beauty & […]


Author Interview: Kristen Heitzmann

Author Interview: Kristen Heitzmann

Posted October 21, 2016 / 10 Comments

I have been a fan of Kristen Heitzmann’s books ever since I first read Secrets … and then A Rush of Wings … oh and good goobers The Still of Night and The Breath of Dawn (tear your heart out GOOD) … and of course most recently Told You So […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Devoted by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Devoted by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Posted October 19, 2016 / 4 Comments

Bright, curious, and restless, Ruthie Stoltzfus loves her family but is stuck in a sea of indecision about her future: Should she stay Amish? Or should she leave? She’s done all she can to prepare to go–passed the GED, saved her money–but she can’t quite set her journey into motion. […]


Book Review: Just Fine With Caroline by Annie England Noblin

Book Review: Just Fine With Caroline by Annie England Noblin

Posted October 18, 2016 / 2 Comments

Caroline O’Connor never dreamed she’d be back home in Cold River, Missouri, the Ozark Mountain town where everyone is ‘up your business.’…they mean well as they drive you crazy. She thought she’d left town for good, but now she’s back, helping to care for her New York born mother—struck with […]



Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Carrie Fancett Pagels

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Carrie Fancett Pagels

Posted October 17, 2016 / 76 Comments

I am honored and excited to have author Carrie Fancett Pagels join me on the blog today for a Q&A. Besides having the best first name, Carrie writes great books! I got to meet her in person at the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat in August, and she’s so lovely – […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Tackling the Fields by Janet W. Ferguson

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Tackling the Fields by Janet W. Ferguson

Posted October 17, 2016 / 67 Comments

Cole Sanders is a changed man. The university quarterback questions his direction in life after serving on a mission trip in Honduras. Things that used to fill Cole’s ego seem empty after witnessing the developing country’s extreme poverty and the death of a precious child. The one glimmer of hope […]


Official Dream Cast (and a Giveaway): Unblemished by Sara Ella

Official Dream Cast (and a Giveaway): Unblemished by Sara Ella

Posted October 16, 2016 / 10 Comments

Unblemished by Sara Ella Publisher: Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins Release Date: October 11th 2016 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Rating: 5 stars Synopsis: Eliyana has always recoiled from her own reflection in the mirror. But what if that were only one Reflection—one world? What if another world existed where her blemish could become her strength? Eliyana is used […]


Book Review: Lifelines by Eleanor Bertin

Book Review: Lifelines by Eleanor Bertin

Posted October 16, 2016 / 0 Comments

Life had been going swimmingly until biologist Dr. Robert Fielding was bewildered by a squall that still threatens to shipwreck him. Tormented by the losses in his life, he finds a dozen reasons why he doesn’t need the friendship of his new neighbour, Anna Fawcett. After all, the senior and […]


Sunday Book Club: Bad Boys in Fiction and Why We Love Them

Sunday Book Club: Bad Boys in Fiction and Why We Love Them

Posted October 16, 2016 / 12 Comments

Good Sunday morning, my reading friends! 🙂 I have to confess… I am exhausted today lol. The nephew and all his adorable sweetness is in town this weekend/next week, and I’m coolaunting. It’s a full-time job. 😉 We went to a local orchard yesterday and had tons of fun … […]


Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Update for October 15th

Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Update for October 15th

Posted October 15, 2016 / 12 Comments

Happy Saturday, my friends! I’m off to my library’s annual Book Sale. If you never hear from me again, it’s okay. I’m in paradise. Giveaways Ending 10/17 Click on the book covers to be taken to Goodreads Giveaways Ending 10/18         Giveaways Ending 10/20   Giveaways Ending […]



Book Review: Unblemished by Sara Ella

Book Review: Unblemished by Sara Ella

Posted October 14, 2016 / 18 Comments

Eliyana can’t bear to look at her own reflection. But what if that were only one Reflection—one world? What if another world exists where her blemish could become her strength? Eliyana is used to the shadows. With a birthmark covering half her face, she just hopes to graduate high school […]


First Line Friday (Week 28): Unblemished

First Line Friday (Week 28): Unblemished

Posted October 14, 2016 / 37 Comments

Yay for finally fallish Fridays! 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 Unblemished by Sara Ella. I just finished reading this the other day and I LOVE IT!!! Watch for […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Come Next Spring by Alana White

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Come Next Spring by Alana White

Posted October 14, 2016 / 5 Comments

It’s 1949 in Tennessee Smoky Mountain country, and everything in pre-teen Salina’s life seems suddenly different. Her sister is engaged, her brother is absorbed in caring for his sickly foal, and salina feels she has nothing in common anymore with her best friend. This novel for young people captures the […]


Author Interview: Amy Matayo

Author Interview: Amy Matayo

Posted October 13, 2016 / 4 Comments

I recently discovered the delightful Amy Matayo. I had heard about her books for a while – people telling me I simply MUST read Sway or The End of the World, to name two examples. But… I really think I’m going to need to quit my “real” job in order […]


Book Review: Fractured by Catherine McKenzie

Book Review: Fractured by Catherine McKenzie

Posted October 13, 2016 / 5 Comments

Welcome, neighbor! Julie Prentice and her family move across the country to the idyllic Mount Adams district of Cincinnati, hoping to evade the stalker who’s been terrorizing them ever since the publication of her bestselling novel, The Murder Game. Since Julie doesn’t know anyone in her new town, when she meets […]