Book Review (and a Giveaway): Of Stillness and Storm by Michèle Phoenix

Book Review (and a Giveaway): Of Stillness and Storm by Michèle Phoenix

Posted December 14, 2016 / 1 Comment

It took Lauren and her husband ten years to achieve their dream—reaching primitive tribes in remote regions of Nepal. But while Sam treks into the Himalayas for weeks at a time, finding passion and purpose in his work among the needy, Lauren and Ryan stay behind, their daily reality more […]


New Releases I’m Excited About: Spring 2017 Historical Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Spring 2017 Historical Fiction

Posted December 14, 2016 / 41 Comments

The week of Coming Soon posts continues! Monday, we looked at upcoming new releases for Spring 2017 in the contemporary genre, and yesterday we perused the offerings for the Fantasy and Young Adult genres. Today, let’s look at what’s slated to release January – April 2017 in historical fiction. If […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway): Soar Like Eagles by Terri Wangard

Book Review (and a Giveaway): Soar Like Eagles by Terri Wangard

Posted December 14, 2016 / 6 Comments

Carol becomes a Red Cross doughnut girl, serving GIs and boosting their morale. Convinced wartime romances are doomed to disappointment, she attempts to avoid entanglements. She didn’t plan on Chet, the navigator who tempts her to throw caution to the wind. Chet’s father and brothers always belittled him. As a […]


Author Interview: Ruth Logan Herne

Author Interview: Ruth Logan Herne

Posted December 13, 2016 / 38 Comments

Oh, my friends! I have a real treat for you today! Ruth Logan Herne is here to chat about Christmas and her novella in Cowboy Christmas Homecoming. Some of my very favorite memories from lobby lurking at ACFW in August are those moments when Ruthy would come and sit with […]


New Releases I’m Excited About: Spring 2017 Fantasy/Young Adult

New Releases I’m Excited About: Spring 2017 Fantasy/Young Adult

Posted December 13, 2016 / 27 Comments

Yesterday, I started out a look at Spring 2017 new releases with the contemporary fiction I’m excited about. Today, I had originally planned to do historical fiction, but I decided to switch the order around a bit so today’s post fits better with the Top Ten Tuesday linkup. Behold the […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Pray A to Z by Amelia Rhodes

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Pray A to Z by Amelia Rhodes

Posted December 12, 2016 / 2 Comments

Change the world one prayer at a time. How would our community change if instead of absently saying, “I’ll pray for you,” we actually did pray—deeply, intensely, and purposefully? Pray A to Z: A Practical Guide to Praying for Your Community will help you topically organize your prayer requests and […]



Book Review: Restoring Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti

Book Review: Restoring Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti

Posted December 12, 2016 / 14 Comments

Alexis Blake has one chance to land her own show on the Home Project Network and nothing, not an uncooperative client, a job site without indoor plumbing, or a challenging videographer, is going to stand in her way. Elsie, at seventy-plus, is far from the ideal client, but she knows […]


Book Review: 12 Days of Snowmen by Sarah Monzon

Book Review: 12 Days of Snowmen by Sarah Monzon

Posted December 11, 2016 / 7 Comments

Twelve days. That’s all Lucy Nel has left before her foster daughter, Abby, goes back to live with her biological mother. Twelve days to make this the best, most memorable Christmas of Abby’s young life. Lucy plans to provide a snowman for each day—no easy feat with Florida’s unseasonable temperatures. […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Barbara J. Scott

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Barbara J. Scott

Posted December 11, 2016 / 41 Comments

I’m so honored to have Barbara Scott on the blog today! Barbara J. Scott, an inspirational book editor for more than eighteen years, has recently returned to her first love – writing!  She has more than forty years of publishing experience, ranging from newspapers and magazines to inspirational books, and has written […]


Sunday Book Club: Dear Santa

Sunday Book Club: Dear Santa

Posted December 11, 2016 / 16 Comments

Is it beginning to look like Christmas where you are? We had a minuscule amount of snow here the other day. And by minuscule, I mean I had to squint to see it meandering through the air. Ah well… I’ll just continue to live vicariously through my friends who ARE […]


Some Goodreads Giveaways and a Weekly Update for December 10

Some Goodreads Giveaways and a Weekly Update for December 10

Posted December 10, 2016 / 2 Comments

Happy Saturday! I apologize that this post is later than I usually have it up on a Saturday but my lovely hosting server was down last night. ALL NIGHT. From like 5:00 until whoknowswhenbecauseIwenttobed. Sigh. My apologies if you tried to access the blog last night. Trust me, I was […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Thorn Healer by Pepper Basham

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Thorn Healer by Pepper Basham

Posted December 10, 2016 / 28 Comments

Jessica Ross’ scars run much deeper than the wounds of a world at war. Determined to escape the ghosts of her past and the German influence on her nightmares, she returns home to the sleepy Appalachian town of Hot Springs, NC, only to find the renowned Mountain Park Hotel has […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Christmas at the Castle by Melissa McClone

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Christmas at the Castle by Melissa McClone

Posted December 10, 2016 / 5 Comments

A royal wedding. A meddlesome mother. An unexpected union. A European getaway during the Christmas holiday is exactly what veterinarian Katrina “Kat” Parsons needs. She can’t wait to be a bridesmaid in her childhood friend’s royal wedding, but she hopes to steer clear of the bride’s arrogant older brother. Crown Prince Guillaume wants […]


First Line Friday (Week 36): Christmas Conspiracy

First Line Friday (Week 36): Christmas Conspiracy

Posted December 9, 2016 / 24 Comments

Yay for Friday!! Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Have you started your Christmas shopping?!? 😀 Either way, 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 Christmas Conspiracy by Susan Sleeman. You can check […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway): A Royal Christmas Wedding by Rachel Hauck

Book Review (and a Giveaway): A Royal Christmas Wedding by Rachel Hauck

Posted December 9, 2016 / 33 Comments

It’s been five years since Avery Truitt and Prince Colin of Brighton Kingdom fell in love. But he broke her heart with no explanation. Fast forward to present day, and Colin is Brighton’s most eligible bachelor now that cousin Stephen has married. When Avery’s father dies of a heart attack, […]



Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Bad Day For a Bombshell

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Bad Day For a Bombshell

Posted December 9, 2016 / 2 Comments

December 5th, 1941. Houston socialite, Tracy Truworth, is always on the lookout for something suspicious. Especially after growing up with her nose in the latest Katie McClue mystery novel, a series featuring a twenty-something female detective and her constant feats of derring-do. And for Tracy, escaping reality through reading couldn’t […]


Book Review: Christmas Conspiracy by Susan Sleeman

Book Review: Christmas Conspiracy by Susan Sleeman

Posted December 8, 2016 / 5 Comments

WITNESS IN JEOPARDY It’s a typical day at Rachael Long’s day-care center—until a masked gunman tries to abduct one of the children in her charge. First response commander Jake Marsh manages to diffuse the situation before anyone is harmed…but not before Rachael unmasks the would-be kidnapper. Now Jake must lead […]