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 […]


Book Review: London Tides by Carla Laureano

Book Review: London Tides by Carla Laureano

Posted June 9, 2015 / 6 Comments

LONDON TIDES by Carla Laureano SERIES: MacDonald Family Trilogy #2 GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: David C. Cook RELEASE DATE: June 9, 2015 PAGES: 402 Irish photojournalist Grace Brennan travels the world’s war zones documenting the helpless and forgotten. After the death of her friend and colleague, Grace is shaken. […]


Book Review: How To Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird by Amy Lively

Book Review: How To Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird by Amy Lively

Posted June 7, 2015 / 8 Comments

HOW TO LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR WITHOUT BEING WEIRD by Amy Lively GENRE: Non-Fiction/Relationships (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: May 5, 2015 PAGES: 224 “I want to love my neighbor, but I don’t know how.” Most of us feel guilty about Christ’s command to love our neighbor, but let’s be […]


Book Review: No Place To Hide by Lynette Eason

Book Review: No Place To Hide by Lynette Eason

Posted June 6, 2015 / 3 Comments

NO PLACE TO HIDE by Lynette Eason SERIES: Hidden Identity #3 GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian) PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: April 28, 2015 PAGES: 338 It’s not every day you see your childhood friend and one-time crush on national news. Jackie Sellers just wishes it were under different circumstances. She can’t […]


Book Review: A Faith of Her Own by Kathleen Fuller

Book Review: A Faith of Her Own by Kathleen Fuller

Posted June 1, 2015 / 3 Comments

A FAITH OF HER OWN by Kathleen Fuller SERIES: Middlefield Amish #1 GENRE: Contemporary/Amish Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson RELEASE DATE: March 27, 2015 PAGES: 310 Can Anna Mae heed God’s call on her life, even if it means leaving behind everything she knows . . . and everyone she […]



Book Review: The Wood’s Edge by Lori Benton

Book Review: The Wood’s Edge by Lori Benton

Posted May 28, 2015 / 2 Comments

THE WOOD’S EDGE by Lori Benton SERIES: The Pathfinders #1 GENRE: Historical Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: WaterBrook RELEASE DATE: April 21, 2015 PAGES: 391 At the wood’s edge cultures collide. Can two families survive the impact? The 1757 New York frontier is home to the Oneida tribe and to British colonists, […]


Book Review: A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade

Book Review: A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade

Posted May 24, 2015 / 3 Comments

A LOVE LIKE OURS by Becky Wade SERIES: Porter Family #3 GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: April 28, 2015 PAGES: 370 2016 RITA Award Finalist Former Marine Jake Porter has far deeper scars than the one that marks his face. He struggles with symptoms of PTSD, […]


Author Interview: Brian M. White & I Love Lunch Notes

Author Interview: Brian M. White & I Love Lunch Notes

Posted May 22, 2015 / 39 Comments

My husband 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 married my husband, […]


Favorites Friday Book Review: A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austin

Favorites Friday Book Review: A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austin

Posted May 22, 2015 / 1 Comment

A PROPER PURSUIT by Lynn Austin GENRE: Historical Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2007 PAGES: 491 The World’s Fair. Chicago, 1893. It seems a perfect backdrop for what Violet Hayes longs to experience: a little mystery, a little romance. To be honest, it is more than […]


Author Interview: Lynette Eason & No Place to Hide

Author Interview: Lynette Eason & No Place to Hide

Posted May 17, 2015 / 31 Comments

After my interview with Melanie Dickerson where I admittedly drooled all over both of us, my husband politely informed me that I am allowed one flailing/gushing/drooling interview. That was his kind and gracious way of telling me that I had met my quota. Perhaps I should have begged him for […]


Book Review: To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander

Book Review: To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander

Posted May 16, 2015 / 0 Comments

TO WIN HER FAVOR by Tamera Alexander SERIES: Belle Meade Plantation #2 GENRE: Historical Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Zondervan RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2015 PAGES: 370 A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden is determined that her horse will become a champion. But the one man […]


A New Little Superhero: Books I Want to Read With My New Nephew

A New Little Superhero: Books I Want to Read With My New Nephew

Posted May 13, 2015 / 1 Comment

I’ve been a bit absent in blogdom this week.  There’s a reason for that – a great reason, actually! My baby brother had a baby! Ok, so his wife was the one who actually delivered the baby but still…the point is, I have a brand new nephew! He gave his mommy […]


Book Review: Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist

Book Review: Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist

Posted May 8, 2015 / 0 Comments

TIFFANY GIRL by Deeanne Gist GENRE: Historical Romance (Clean) PUBLISHER: Howard Books RELEASE DATE: May 5, 2015 PAGES: 545 From the bestselling author of It Happened at the Fair and Fair Play comes a compelling historical novel about a progressive “New Woman”—the girl behind Tiffany’s chapel—and the love that threatens […]


Book Review: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson

Book Review: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson

Posted May 2, 2015 / 3 Comments

THE HUNTRESS OF THORNBECK FOREST by Melanie Dickerson SERIES: A Medieval Fairy Tale #1 GENRE: Historical Romance / Fairy Tale Retelling (Christian) PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2015 PAGES: 312 In the Robin Hood reimagining, a beautiful maiden poaches to feed the poor, while a handsome forester is […]


Author Interview: Melanie Dickerson & The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

Author Interview: Melanie Dickerson & The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

Posted April 30, 2015 / 39 Comments

Yes, that’s right! You read correctly. MELANIE DICKERSON is chatting with me today about her new fairy tale retelling The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest! I have pinched myself so many times that I’m starting to bruise lol. You all. Melanie. Dickerson. The queen of fairy tale retellings. (All of which I adore.) […]


Book Review: Taken by Dee Henderson

Book Review: Taken by Dee Henderson

Posted April 29, 2015 / 2 Comments

TAKEN by Dee Henderson GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: April 28, 2015 PAGES: 433 An investigator who knows tragic loss firsthand, and his new client, missing far too long…Abducted at the age of sixteen and coerced into assisting the Jacoby crime family, Shannon Bliss has finally […]


Happy 85th Anniversary, Nancy Drew!!

Happy 85th Anniversary, Nancy Drew!!

Posted April 28, 2015 / 2 Comments

I cut my teeth on the Nancy Drew books. I also frequently morphed into Nancy Drew while biking around the neighborhood searching for strange and mysterious goings-on. But that’s a topic for another blog post. Or not. Today is a very special day in Nancy-Drew-dom! On April 28th, 1930, the […]