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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

Posted July 28, 2015 / 7 Comments

On this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by BrokeandBookish), we are talking about characters who share our love of books. Several popped immediately to mind; others took a little digging through the recesses of my Goodreads lists. Pushing my list over 10 (I’m such a rebel), I’ve also included some […]





Giveaway: ‘Among the Fair Magnolias’ Southern Hearts Kindle Fire Giveaway

Giveaway: ‘Among the Fair Magnolias’ Southern Hearts Kindle Fire Giveaway

Posted July 23, 2015 / 1 Comment

Four best-selling novelists bring tales of four Southern women who face near impossible choices on their journeys in life and in love during the most turbulent decade of our nation’s history in Among the Fair Magnolias. Don’t miss this collection of stories from Tamera Alexander, Shelley Gray, Dorothy Love, and Elizabeth Musser. Join the authors […]


Book Review: Brightest and Best by Olivia Newport

Book Review: Brightest and Best by Olivia Newport

Posted July 22, 2015 / 3 Comments

The collapse of a schoolhouse puts pressure on Amish families and their long-held educational values. Ella Hilty anticipates marrying Gideon Wittner and becoming a mother to his children. In a whirling clash of values, Ella seeks the solid ground that seems to have slipped away. Margaret Simpson, an English schoolteacher, […]


Review: Tattered and Mended by Cynthia Ruchti (plus a giveaway!)

Review: Tattered and Mended by Cynthia Ruchti (plus a giveaway!)

Posted July 21, 2015 / 1 Comment

“People are tattered. Some say, ‘Then let’s make tattered fashionable.’ But God invites us to mend.” In her new book Tattered and Mended: The Art of Healing the Wounded Soul, author Cynthia Ruchti takes the reader through a gallery of the restored and reclaimed and draws tender parallels between the […]


Review: Silent Night Standoff by Susan Sleeman

Review: Silent Night Standoff by Susan Sleeman

Posted July 20, 2015 / 6 Comments

I absolutely adore Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday, and each year around December (ok. October.) I load up my TBR stack/pile/tower with Christmas-themed novels and settle in for cozy holiday reads.  To beat the crazy summer heat we are experiencing right now, I’m all for starting my yuletide readathon a […]



Review: Gone Without A Trace by Patricia Bradley |New Release

Review: Gone Without A Trace by Patricia Bradley |New Release

Posted July 15, 2015 / 2 Comments

Missing women, a seriously messed-up bad guy, and moments of pulse-racing suspense will keep you riveted to the page in Patricia Bradley’s latest contribution to the Logan Point series, Gone Without A Trace. Summary: The past is repeating itself–and time is running out. It’s been more than two years since homicide […]


Review: Meek and Mild (Amish Turns of Time series) by Olivia Newport

Review: Meek and Mild (Amish Turns of Time series) by Olivia Newport

Posted July 8, 2015 / 1 Comment

Over 20 years ago, the Old Order Amish in Clara’s Pennsylvania community voted unanimously (or so it was recorded) to shun those who had moved just across the border to embrace the Mennonite’s practice of Sunday School for the children. Shortly after that, Clara’s mother died giving birth to her stillborn […]


Review: Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano

Review: Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano

Posted July 6, 2015 / 5 Comments

Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano Reviewed by Carrie Schmidt Radiant Lit Blog Tours Genre: Romance Publisher: David C. Cook Date: July 6, 2015 Hospitality consultant Andrea Sullivan has one last chance to snag a high-profile client or she’ll have to kiss her dreams of promotion good-bye. When she’s sent […]


Review: The Wonder of You by Susan May Warren | New Release

Review: The Wonder of You by Susan May Warren | New Release

Posted July 4, 2015 / 2 Comments

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart; naught be all else to me, save that Thou art. Thou my best thought, by day or by night. Waking or sleeping, Thy Presence my light. Amelia Christiansen – baby of the family, epic photographer in the making – is fantastic at capturing […]



Review: Murder Tightly Knit (Amish Village Mystery #2) by Vannetta Chapman

Review: Murder Tightly Knit (Amish Village Mystery #2) by Vannetta Chapman

Posted July 1, 2015 / 3 Comments

Earlier in the week, I reviewed the first book (Murder Simply Brewed) in this cozy whodunit series set in an Amish Artisan Village in Middlebury, Indiana. Today, I’m talking about book #2 – Murder Tightly Knit. If you’re like me and you sometimes think (for a millisecond or two) about trying to solve one […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read in 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read in 2015

Posted June 30, 2015 / 4 Comments

Can you believe that today is the last day of June already? Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is the top books we’ve all read so far this year. That’s really hard for me to narrow down to only 10, but I’ll give it a whirl 🙂 In no particular order […]


Book Review: Murder Simply Brewed by Vannetta Chapman

Book Review: Murder Simply Brewed by Vannetta Chapman

Posted June 29, 2015 / 3 Comments

MURDER SIMPLY BREWED by Vannetta Chapman SERIES: Amish Village Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery/Amish Fiction PUBLISHER: Zondervan RELEASE DATE: March 25, 2014 PAGES: 368 Two women from different walks of life must join together to solve a mystery in Middlebury’s Amish Artisan Village. Spring has arrived in Middlebury, Indiana, and […]


Book Review: With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden

Book Review: With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden

Posted June 27, 2015 / 4 Comments

WITH EVERY BREATH by Elizabeth Camden GENRE: Historical Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: July 29, 2014 PAGES: 368 In the shadow of the nation’s capital, Kate Livingston’s respectable life as a government worker is disrupted by an encounter with the insufferable Trevor McDonough, the one man she’d hoped […]


Favorites Friday Book Review: Married Til Monday by Denise Hunter

Favorites Friday Book Review: Married Til Monday by Denise Hunter

Posted June 26, 2015 / 3 Comments

MARRIED TIL MONDAY by Denise Hunter SERIES: Chapel Springs Romance #4 GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson RELEASE DATE: June 9, 2015 PAGES: 320 With a big anniversary party in the works for his ex-wife’s parents, Ryan has just one weekend to play Abby’s husband . . . and […]


Book Review: Whenever You Come Around by Robin Lee Hatcher

Book Review: Whenever You Come Around by Robin Lee Hatcher

Posted June 24, 2015 / 0 Comments

WHENEVER YOU COME AROUND by Robin Lee Hatcher SERIES: Kings Meadow Romance #2 GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2015 PAGES: 256 How does an author write a romance when she’s never really been in love? Maybe the real-life cowboy next door can give her […]