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Book Review: An Alaskan Family Thanksgiving by Beth Carpenter

Book Review: An Alaskan Family Thanksgiving by Beth Carpenter

Posted February 3, 2023 / 2 Comments

AN ALASKAN FAMILY THANKSGIVING by Beth Carpenter SERIES: Northern Lights #10 GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Clean & Wholesome) PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming RELEASE DATE: October 25, 2022 PAGES: 274 His task was simple… Until he met her Adam Lloyd has one job: revitalize the newly acquired failing seniors’ apartment complex in picturesque […]



Book Review: The Indestructible Tom Crean by Jennifer Thermes

Book Review: The Indestructible Tom Crean by Jennifer Thermes

Posted January 28, 2023 / 2 Comments

THE INDESTRUCTIBLE TOM CREAN by Jennifer Thermes GENRE: Nonfiction Picture Book (ages 4-8 years) PUBLISHER: Viking Books for Young Readers RELEASE DATE: January 24, 2023 PAGES: 56 Heroic Explorer of the Antarctic At the turn of the twentieth century, Antarctica is the last unexplored continent. The ice is unforgiving. It […]


Book Review: Within These Walls of Sorrow by Amanda Barratt

Book Review: Within These Walls of Sorrow by Amanda Barratt

Posted January 26, 2023 / 12 Comments

WITHIN THESE WALLS OF SORROW by Amanda Barratt A Novel of World War II Poland GENRE: Inspirational Historical Fiction PUBLISHER: Kregel RELEASE DATE: January 17, 2023 PAGES: 433 “As superbly written as it is haunting in its truth.” –Kate Breslin, best-selling author of For Such a Time Zosia Lewandowska knows […]


Book Review: Window of Opportunity by Heather Greer

Book Review: Window of Opportunity by Heather Greer

Posted January 26, 2023 / 3 Comments

WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY by Heather Greer SERIES: The Stained Glass Legacy #1 GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance PUBLISHER: Scrivenings Press RELEASE DATE: January 10, 2023 PAGES: 281 Faith and duty drive Evangeline Moore to protect her father’s pristine image as a judge in Harrisburg, Illinois. Her resolve’s biggest test? Dot, her […]


Book Review: Lost and Found by Natalie Shampanier

Book Review: Lost and Found by Natalie Shampanier

Posted January 23, 2023 / 0 Comments

LOST AND FOUND by Natalie Shampanier ILLUSTRATOR: David Pavon GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Artichoke Heart Publishing RELEASE DATE: December 22, 2022 PAGES: 32 Forgotten toys at a summer camp ground Are tossed into the camp’s Lost and Found. But Dino Boy refuses to spend his days on a shelf […]


Book Review: Her Heart’s Desire by Shelley Shepard Gray

Book Review: Her Heart’s Desire by Shelley Shepard Gray

Posted January 22, 2023 / 2 Comments

HER HEART’S DESIRE by Shelley Shepard Gray SERIES: A Season in Pinecraft #1 GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary/Amish Romance PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: January 3, 2023 PAGES: 291 Mary Margaret Miller needs an escape from her small Amish community. She boards a bus, all alone, for a vacation in Pinecraft, Florida. Meeting […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Dark of Night by Colleen Coble

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Dark of Night by Colleen Coble

Posted January 19, 2023 / 10 Comments

DARK OF NIGHT by Colleen Coble SERIES: Annie Pederson #2 GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson RELEASE DATE: January 10, 2023 PAGES: 349 The law is about justice—not grace. But perhaps ranger Annie Pederson can find a way to have both. As if the last few months haven’t been […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Dial M for Meow by Ruth J. Hartman

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Dial M for Meow by Ruth J. Hartman

Posted January 16, 2023 / 3 Comments

DIAL M FOR MEOW by Ruth J. Hartman SERIES: Bookshop Kitties Mysteries #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Gemma Halliday Publishing RELEASE DATE: January 10, 2023 PAGES: 263 From author Ruth J. Hartman comes a purrrrfect new cozy mystery series… When children’s book author, Christy Bailey, receives a call from her […]


Book Review: The Rose and the Thistle by Laura Frantz

Book Review: The Rose and the Thistle by Laura Frantz

Posted January 12, 2023 / 21 Comments

THE ROSE AND THE THISTLE by Laura Frantz GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: January 3, 2023 PAGES: 414 In 1715, Lady Blythe Hedley’s father is declared an enemy of the British crown because of his Jacobite sympathies, forcing her to flee her home in northern England. Secreted […]


Book Review: Roadtrip for Two by Amy R. Anguish

Book Review: Roadtrip for Two by Amy R. Anguish

Posted January 10, 2023 / 7 Comments

ROADTRIP FOR TWO by Amy R. Anguish SERIES: Roadtrip Romance #2 GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance PUBLISHER: Scrivenings Press LLC RELEASE DATE: December 13, 2022 PAGES: 243 Dallas wasn’t in the plans when Bree Henley set out to use the nonrefundable honeymoon tickets from her canceled wedding. Nor was running into […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Restoring Their Family by Allie Pleiter

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Restoring Their Family by Allie Pleiter

Posted January 7, 2023 / 11 Comments

RESTORING THEIR FAMILY by Allie Pleiter SERIES: True North Springs #2 GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance PUBLISHER: Harlequin Love Inspired RELEASE DATE: December 27, 2022 PAGES: 203 A three-week retreat… Could be life changing Kate Hoyle came to Camp True North Springs to help her grieving children heal. She definitely didn’t […]




Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Death Checked Out by Leah Dobrinska

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Death Checked Out by Leah Dobrinska

Posted December 20, 2022 / 7 Comments

DEATH CHECKED OUT by Leah Dobrinska SERIES: A Larkspur Library Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Level Best Books RELEASE DATE: December 6, 2022 PAGES: 315 When in doubt, go to the library…and solve the murder mystery! Greta Plank, library director in the small, lakeside town of Larkspur, Wisconsin, prefers […]


Book Review: All the Lost Places by Amanda Dykes

Book Review: All the Lost Places by Amanda Dykes

Posted December 18, 2022 / 4 Comments

ALL THE LOST PLACES by Amanda Dykes GENRE: Inspirational Historical Fiction / Romance PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: December 13, 2022 PAGES: 402 When all of Venice is unmasked, one man’s identity remains a mystery . . . 1807 When a baby is discovered floating in a basket along the quiet canals of […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Death by Puffin by Jennifer S. Alderson

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Death by Puffin by Jennifer S. Alderson

Posted December 3, 2022 / 5 Comments

DEATH BY PUFFIN by Jennifer S. Alderson SERIES: Travel Can Be Murder #9 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Traveling Life Press RELEASE DATE: November 24, 2022 PAGES: 224 Iceland—land of fire, ice … and murder? After a nasty fight with her boyfriend, tour guide Lana Hansen takes a week off work […]


Book Review: The Sisters of Sea View by Julie Klassen

Book Review: The Sisters of Sea View by Julie Klassen

Posted November 30, 2022 / 7 Comments

I love Julie Klassen’s books but until a couple of weeks ago, I hadn’t had a chance to meet her in person. When I found out we were going to be at the same conference, I gave myself the ‘don’t completely fangirl over her, be professional’ pep talk. She was […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Coming Home by Shelley Shepard Gray

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Coming Home by Shelley Shepard Gray

Posted November 28, 2022 / 23 Comments

COMING HOME by Shelley Shepard Gray SERIES: Woodland Park Firefighters Romance #1 GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Clean & Wholesome) PUBLISHER: Berkley RELEASE DATE: November 29, 2022 PAGES: 351 When an army vet becomes a firefighter in small-town Colorado, the flames of an old love reignite in this sweet romance by bestselling […]