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Top Ten Tuesday: Tales from the TBR Tower

Top Ten Tuesday: Tales from the TBR Tower

Posted January 19, 2016 / 101 Comments

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme (as always, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish) is about those books we recently added to our ever-growing TBR piles. Or, in my case, my TBR island.

Between all the wonderful-sounding new books coming out this year and all the wonderful-sounding new books that came out last year… and all the wonderful-sounding books I discover every Tuesday through the TTT linkup, my TBR pile/tower/island is out. of. control.


Book Spotlight: The Isaac Project by Sarah Monzon

Book Spotlight: The Isaac Project by Sarah Monzon

Posted January 18, 2016 / 3 Comments

I am THRILLED to be one of the first stops for The Isaac Project blog tour, hosted by Singing Librarian Books. One of my friends – in fact my WONDER TWIN, author Mikal Dawn, told me about this delightful book just before it released last year, and I quickly fell in love with it! I loved it so much that it made my list of the “Best Contemporary Fiction” that I read in 2015.


Top Ten Tuesday: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

Top Ten Tuesday: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

Posted January 12, 2016 / 46 Comments

This week’s edition of “Top Ten Tuesday” (hosted as always by The Broke and the Bookish) is brought to you by those books I meant to read in 2015 but …umm… didn’t.

Yet.

I’m looking at you, 2016.

The Year of the TBR pile.


Giveaway Winner: A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham

Giveaway Winner: A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham

Posted January 8, 2016 / 5 Comments

You may remember December 31st as New Year’s Eve.

I remember it with great fondness as “Pepper Day”.

On December 31st, I devoted my blog to my friend, author Pepper Basham, in celebration of her birthday and her upcoming contemporary romance, A Twist of Faith – a modern and Appalachian twist on My Fair Lady.


Review (and Giveaway): When Love Matters Most by Kate James

Review (and Giveaway): When Love Matters Most by Kate James

Posted January 7, 2016 / 20 Comments

I love the characters in Kate’s K-9 Trilogy! (And oh please tell me that Logan’s story is next!) When Love Matters Most focuses on Sergeant Rick “PitBull” Vasquez and veterinarian Madison Long, both of whom we met in the first K-9 book When The Right One Comes Along (which, incidentally, made my list of Best Books of 2015!


Guest Post (and Giveaway): Harlequin Heartwarming author Carol Ross

Guest Post (and Giveaway): Harlequin Heartwarming author Carol Ross

Posted January 7, 2016 / 6 Comments

I’m thrilled to be spreading the word about Harlequin Heartwarming books now being available in local Walmarts across the US. Join in the fun by taking some selfies with a Heartwarming book or two to win a Walmart gift card. Heartwarming titles are also 35% off at Walmart through the end of January!


Bookishy Treats: The Shoppe

Bookishy Treats: The Shoppe

Posted January 6, 2016 / 4 Comments

When you purchase items from The Shoppe, you are also helping to change the world! A portion of the profits goes to:

-World Vision’s work with refugees
-Compassion’s work with students and education
-Children’s Hunger Fund work to help kids in America and around the globe with supplies they need to go to school
-Mocha Club’s Action Project


Top Ten Tuesday: New Year’s Resolutions

Top Ten Tuesday: New Year’s Resolutions

Posted January 5, 2016 / 51 Comments

This week, we’re talking about resolutions and thankfully the topic was left open-ended. If it had just been book-exclusive, my post would have looked something like “Read. Read. Read. As usual.” So… this way will hopefully be more meaningful 🙂



Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016: Amish

Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016: Amish

Posted January 1, 2016 / 5 Comments

As 2015 wound to a close this week, I have been talking about the books I’m most anticipating for the first half of 2016.

Today I’m going to talk about the Amish Fiction I’m most looking forward to from January-June 2016!




Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016: Mystery/Suspense

Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016: Mystery/Suspense

Posted December 30, 2015 / 16 Comments

All week here on the blog, I’m talking about the books coming out in the first half of 2016. Monday, I gave you my contemporary “can’t waits”, Tuesday was the historicals’ turn.

Today I am pleased to present my list of the mystery/suspense books I’m most excited about from January to June 2016!


Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016 (Historical)

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016 (Historical)

Posted December 29, 2015 / 52 Comments

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is the books we are most anticipating in the first half of 2016. I started out the list yesterday with my contemporary “can’t waits”. Today I’m going to look at the historical fiction I’m most looking forward to from January to June.

And I’m warning you right now – there’s way more than ten 🙂


Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016: Contemporary

Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016: Contemporary

Posted December 28, 2015 / 18 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I brought you a new list each day of the best books I read in 2015. This week will be similar except I will be talking about the books I’m most anticipating for the first half of 2016.

Let’s kick off the week with the contemporary genre!


Review: Pieces on Earth by Cathy Bryant

Review: Pieces on Earth by Cathy Bryant

Posted December 24, 2015 / 1 Comment

The plot of Pieces on Earth revolved around Liv’s anxiety and stress over her husband’s unexpected deployment to Afghanistan as well as other life “yuck” that just all piles on at once. Through the process, Liv and her daughter and even a friend or two learn a truth timely for today’s world – Life is broken. We are broken. Everything is a mess. But God sent Jesus to be our “Fixer”, to rescue us from our mess and repair what is broken.


Review: Letters from Santa by Becca Whitham

Review: Letters from Santa by Becca Whitham

Posted December 24, 2015 / 1 Comment

I so enjoyed Letters from Santa! The characters, the writing, the story itself. All just top-quality fiction. If you are looking for a cozy historical Christmas read for tonight or tomorrow, your search is over!! Letters from Santa will be one of the few novellas on my favorites shelf for years to come.


Review: All is Calm All is Bright by Colleen Coble

Review: All is Calm All is Bright by Colleen Coble

Posted December 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

Two of my very favorite Colleen Coble series are the Lonestar & Hope Beach books. So you can imagine how excited I was to read these two novellas that continue the settings and spotlight some secondary characters from the novels.


Review: A Parcel for Anna Browne by Miranda Dickinson

Review: A Parcel for Anna Browne by Miranda Dickinson

Posted December 22, 2015 / 0 Comments

While not a Christmas book, A Parcel for Anna Browne is perfect for the season. Dimensional characters and an uplifting plot are wrapped around a cozy romance that will warm your heart. Beneath the entertaining story lies the even more important reminder to be ourselves for ourselves before we ever become anything else for anybody.


Review (Plus a Giveaway!): At Love’s Bidding by Regina Jennings

Review (Plus a Giveaway!): At Love’s Bidding by Regina Jennings

Posted December 19, 2015 / 2 Comments

Regina Jennings is one of my go-to authors when I want to read something that will make me swoon and grin all at the same time. At Love’s Bidding, the second book in her Ozark Mountains series, does exactly that. There’s even a dash of suspense to make mystery fans like me all the happier!