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January 2024 In Review

January 2024 In Review

Posted February 1, 2024 / 6 Comments

Happy February! I am bringing back a monthly feature on my blog that I enjoyed doing a few years ago (how is my blog already almost 10 years old?? Craziness.) where I look at the books I read and reviewed in that time period. A January 2024 in Review post, […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Clocked Out by Anna St. John

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Clocked Out by Anna St. John

Posted February 1, 2024 / 14 Comments

CLOCKED OUT by Anna St. John SERIES: Josie Posey Mysteries #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Level Best Books RELEASE DATE: February 6, 2024 PAGES: 280 Josie Posey and her posse of Mahjong Mavens are at it again, in this cozy mystery where the retired big city crime reporter turned […]


Book Review: Protecting the Mountain Man’s Treasure by Misty M. Beller

Book Review: Protecting the Mountain Man’s Treasure by Misty M. Beller

Posted January 31, 2024 / 5 Comments

PROTECTING THE MOUNTAIN MAN’S TREASURE by Misty M. Beller SERIES: Brothers of Sapphire Ranch #3 GENRE: Historical/Western Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Misty M. Beller Books, Inc. RELEASE DATE: February 6, 2024 PAGES: 258 In the wild mountains of the Montana Territory, the Coulter ranch is a place of family, loyalty, a […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Once a Queen by Sarah Arthur

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Once a Queen by Sarah Arthur

Posted January 29, 2024 / 10 Comments

ONCE A QUEEN by Sarah Arthur SERIES: Ternival #1 GENRE: Young Adult Fantasy (Christian) PUBLISHER: WaterBrook RELEASE DATE: January 30, 2024 PAGES: 376 A mysterious manor house hides the keys to shocking family secrets—and rapidly fading portals to other worlds—in the richly woven opener to bestselling author Sarah Arthur’s young […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cold Threat by Nancy Mehl

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cold Threat by Nancy Mehl

Posted January 24, 2024 / 39 Comments

COLD THREAT by Nancy Mehl SERIES: Ryland & St. Clair #2 GENRE: Suspense (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: January 23, 2024 PAGES: 329 Twenty years ago, several people were murdered in Des Moines, and the only evidence left behind was a snowman ornament hanging ominously on a tree in […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Foxhole Victory Tour by Amy Lynn Green

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Foxhole Victory Tour by Amy Lynn Green

Posted January 24, 2024 / 39 Comments

THE FOXHOLE VICTORY TOUR by Amy Lynn Green GENRE: Historical/WW2 Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: January 23, 2024 PAGES: 396 Based on true World War II stories of life in the USO variety shows, worlds collide when performers from around the United States come together to tour North […]


Book Review: The Love Penalty by Carolyn Miller

Book Review: The Love Penalty by Carolyn Miller

Posted January 22, 2024 / 3 Comments

THE LOVE PENALTY by Carolyn Miller SERIES: Northwest Ice Division #2 GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Independently Published RELEASE DATE: January 25, 2024 PAGES: 364 Sometimes there’s a hefty price to pay when two opposites attract… With her fondness for tattoos and spider jewelry Sylvie Miles is used to being […]


Book Review: The Lily of Ludgate Hill by Mimi Matthews

Book Review: The Lily of Ludgate Hill by Mimi Matthews

Posted January 21, 2024 / 5 Comments

THE LILY OF LUDGATE HILL by Mimi Matthews SERIES: Belles of London #3 GENRE: Historical/Victorian Romance (Clean with mild language) PUBLISHER: Berkley RELEASE DATE: January 16, 2024 PAGES: 428 Fortune favors the bold—but is a confirmed spinster daring enough to loosen the reins and accept a favor from the wicked […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Deadly to the Core by Joyce Tremel

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Deadly to the Core by Joyce Tremel

Posted January 19, 2024 / 12 Comments

DEADLY TO THE CORE by Joyce Tremel SERIES: Cider House Mysteries #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane Books RELEASE DATE: January 16, 2024 PAGES: 250 Perfect for fans of Amanda Flower and Julie Anne Lindsey, when Kate Mulligan inherits her great uncle’s fruit orchard, she quickly realizes that apples […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Divine Proverb of Streusel by Sara Brunsvold

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Divine Proverb of Streusel by Sara Brunsvold

Posted January 19, 2024 / 47 Comments

THE DIVINE PROVERB OF STREUSEL by Sara Brunsvold GENRE: Contemporary Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: January 16, 2024 PAGES: 326 Shaken by her parents’ divorce and discouraged by the growing chasm between herself and her serious boyfriend, Nikki Werner seeks solace at her uncle’s farm in a small Missouri […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Crust to Die For by T.C. LoTempio

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Crust to Die For by T.C. LoTempio

Posted January 17, 2024 / 6 Comments

A CRUST TO DIE FOR by T.C. LoTempio SERIES: A Tiffany Austin Food Blogger Mystery #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean with mild language) PUBLISHER: Severn House RELEASE DATE: January 2, 2024 PAGES: 278 The Bon-Appetempting Pizza Bake-Off has the small town of Branson, Georgia buzzing. Not least its organizer, Southern […]


Book Review: Window of Time by Erin R. Howard

Book Review: Window of Time by Erin R. Howard

Posted January 13, 2024 / 2 Comments

WINDOW OF TIME by Erin R. Howard SERIES: The Stained-Glass Legacy #4 GENRE: Dystopian/Time-Travel Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Expanse Books (imprint of Scrivenings Press) RELEASE DATE: December 19, 2023 PAGES: 276 A kingdom in the future, a girl from the past, and a stained-glass window that can’t be found. Mia Miller […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Bean to Die For by Tara Lush

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Bean to Die For by Tara Lush

Posted January 13, 2024 / 11 Comments

A BEAN TO DIE FOR by Tara Lush SERIES: A Coffee Lover’s Mystery #4 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane RELEASE DATE: January 9, 2024 PAGES: 280 Perfect for fans of Cleo Coyle and Lucy Burdette, reporter-turned-barista Lana Lewis is back on the case when a body is dug […]


Book Review: Love on the Ropes by Mary Rudder

Book Review: Love on the Ropes by Mary Rudder

Posted January 11, 2024 / 1 Comment

LOVE ON THE ROPES by Mary Rudder GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Clean) PUBLISHER: Independently Published RELEASE DATE: November 19, 2023 PAGES: 271 Mackenzie is at a breaking point… As a professional wrestler, Mackenzie “Mack” Siler is accustomed to taking some hits. But the death of her best friend, Samantha Lee, has […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Seamstress of Acadie by Laura Frantz

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Seamstress of Acadie by Laura Frantz

Posted January 10, 2024 / 43 Comments

THE SEAMSTRESS OF ACADIE by Laura Frantz GENRE: Romantic Historical Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: January 9, 2024 PAGES: 408 As 1754 is drawing to a close, tensions between the French and the British on Canada’s Acadian shore are reaching a fever pitch. Seamstress Sylvie Galant and her family–French-speaking […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Double Take by Lynette Eason

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Double Take by Lynette Eason

Posted January 9, 2024 / 45 Comments

DOUBLE TAKE by Lynette Eason SERIES: Lake City Heroes #1 GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian) PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: January 9, 2024 PAGES: 314 Detective James Cross has been honorably discharged from the Army Criminal Investigation Division due to wounds sustained when an IED blew up near him. Now with the […]


Book Review: A Summer on Bellevue Avenue by Lorri Dudley

Book Review: A Summer on Bellevue Avenue by Lorri Dudley

Posted January 9, 2024 / 4 Comments

A SUMMER ON BELLEVUE AVENUE by Lorri Dudley SERIES: Romance at the Gilded Age Resorts #6 GENRE: Historical/Gilded Age Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Wild Heart Books RELEASE DATE: January 8, 2024 PAGES: 156 In the world of the elite, reputation is everything… Wealthy heiress Amanda Mae Klein is set to marry […]


Series Review: The Harwood Mysteries by Antony Barone Kolenc

Series Review: The Harwood Mysteries by Antony Barone Kolenc

Posted January 8, 2024 / 1 Comment

The Harwood Mysteries have been on my TBR list ever since I first featured Antony Barone Kolenc on the blog. This medieval mystery series for upper middle graders through middle schoolers & teens (it grows with the readers as the main character ages) has won copious awards – including the […]


Book Review: Vigilante Justice by Jacquelin Thomas

Book Review: Vigilante Justice by Jacquelin Thomas

Posted January 6, 2024 / 0 Comments

VIGILANTE JUSTICE by Jacquelin Thomas SERIES: The Protectors GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian) PUBLISHER: Harlequin Love Inspired/The Protectors Collection RELEASE DATE: December 26, 2023 PAGES: 241 With a ruthless killer out for revenge She’ll do anything to protect her child… Everleigh Taylor has worked tirelessly to build a safe life for […]


Book Review: Shade Grown by Heather Day Gilbert

Book Review: Shade Grown by Heather Day Gilbert

Posted January 3, 2024 / 0 Comments

SHADE GROWN by Heather Day Gilbert SERIES: Barks & Beans Cafe Cozy Mystery #8 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: WoodHaven Press RELEASE DATE: December 11, 2023 PAGES: 192 Welcome to the Barks & Beans Cafe, a quaint place where folks pet shelter dogs while enjoying a cup of java…and where […]