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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 […]



Book Review: Bonding Over the Amish Baby by Pamela Desmond Wright

Book Review: Bonding Over the Amish Baby by Pamela Desmond Wright

Posted December 29, 2023 / 5 Comments

BONDING OVER THE AMISH BABY by Pamela Desmond Wright SERIES: Schroder Sisters #2 GENRE: Contemporary/Amish Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Love Inspired RELEASE DATE: October 24, 2023 PAGES: 218 Two perfect strangers Brought together by a tiny bundle of joy After he wrecks his car, Dr. Caleb Sutter finds himself stranded in […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): For the Sake of Her Sons by Allie Pleiter

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): For the Sake of Her Sons by Allie Pleiter

Posted December 29, 2023 / 9 Comments

FOR THE SAKE OF HER SONS by Allie Pleiter SERIES: True North Springs #4 GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Love Inspired RELEASE DATE: December 26, 2023 PAGES: 209 Fear has been holding them back But love can open any door… Healing from a tragedy has been challenging for Willa Scottson. […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Calling on the Matchmaker by Jody Hedlund

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Calling on the Matchmaker by Jody Hedlund

Posted December 12, 2023 / 37 Comments

CALLING ON THE MATCHMAKER by Jody Hedlund SERIES: A Shanahan Match #1 GENRE: Historical Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: December 12, 2023 PAGES: 297 “Jody Hedlund’s novels are a joy to read.”–ELIZABETH CAMDEN, RITA and Christy Award-winning author “A historical romance reader’s delight. Treat yourself! Jody Hedlund does […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Holy Night and Little Star by Mitali Perkins

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Holy Night and Little Star by Mitali Perkins

Posted December 10, 2023 / 12 Comments

HOLY NIGHT AND LITTLE STAR: A Christmas Story by Mitali Perkins ILLUSTRATOR: Khoa Lea GENRE: Children’s Picture Book (Christian) PUBLISHER: WaterBrook RELEASE DATE: September 5, 2023 PAGES: 40 A luminous and tender retelling of the Christmas story from National Book Award nominee Mitali Perkins, author of Bare Tree and Little […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sniffing Out Murder by Kallie E. Benjamin

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sniffing Out Murder by Kallie E. Benjamin

Posted December 6, 2023 / 12 Comments

SNIFFING OUT MURDER by Kallie E. Benjamin SERIES: A Bailey the Bloodhound Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Berkley RELEASE DATE: December 5, 2023 PAGES: 351 When a murder unleashes a widespread investigation through Crosbyville, children’s book author Pris and her trusty bloodhound, Bailey, must sniff out the truth […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Winter By the Sea by Julie Klassen

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Winter By the Sea by Julie Klassen

Posted December 5, 2023 / 37 Comments

A WINTER BY THE SEA by Julie Klassen SERIES: On Devonshire Shores #2 GENRE: Historical/Regency Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: December 5, 2023 PAGES: 440 Royalty comes to Sidmouth, bringing unexpected danger and the sweet possibility of romance. . . . When the Duke and Duchess of Kent […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Grounds for Murder by Lena Gregory

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Grounds for Murder by Lena Gregory

Posted December 2, 2023 / 13 Comments

GROUNDS FOR MURDER by Lena Gregory SERIES: Coffee & Cream Cafe Mystery #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Gemma Halliday Publishing RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2023 PAGES: 225 From author Lena Gregory comes a tasty new mystery with a killer twist… Danika Delaney is thrilled to have taken over her […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Lest She Forget by Lisa Malice

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Lest She Forget by Lisa Malice

Posted November 29, 2023 / 7 Comments

LEST SHE FORGET by Lisa Malice GENRE: Psychological Thriller (General Market) PUBLISHER: CamCat Books RELEASE DATE: December 12, 2023 PAGES: 380 Haunted by a forgotten past. Hunted by a ruthless killer. No one to save her but herself. After surviving a car crash, Kay Smith wakes from a coma with […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder on Tour by V. M. Burns

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Murder on Tour by V. M. Burns

Posted November 27, 2023 / 16 Comments

MURDER ON TOUR by V. M. Burns SERIES: Mystery Bookshop #9 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: November 28, 2023 PAGES: 252 Bookstore owner and Michigander Samantha Washington is thrilled to see her debut historical mystery finally on the shelves, but a killer seems determined to steal away […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Crime and Parchment by Daphne Silver

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Crime and Parchment by Daphne Silver

Posted November 26, 2023 / 11 Comments

CRIME AND PARCHMENT by Daphne Silver SERIES: A Rare Books Cozy Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Level Best Books RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2023 PAGES: 226 Rare books librarian Juniper Blume knows this much… an ancient Celtic manuscript shouldn’t be in a Maryland cemetery. But that’s exactly what […]


Book Review: Once Upon the Very First Christmas by Rory Feek

Book Review: Once Upon the Very First Christmas by Rory Feek

Posted November 26, 2023 / 2 Comments

ONCE UPON THE VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS by Rory Feek ILLUSTRATOR: Christine Cuddihy GENRE: Children’s Picture Book (Christian) PUBLISHER: Tommy Nelson RELEASE DATE: October 3, 2023 PAGES: 42 Bestselling author and songwriter Rory Feek takes children and families on a beloved journey to Christmas past in Once Upon the Very First Christmas. […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Butterfly Betrayal by Ruth J. Hartman

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Butterfly Betrayal by Ruth J. Hartman

Posted November 22, 2023 / 12 Comments

BUTTERFLY BETRAYAL by Ruth J. Hartman SERIES: A Seneca James Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Level Best Books RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2023 PAGES: 289 Raising butterflies is peaceful and calm, until someone dies. Majestic Monarch Butterfly Farm might flitter away forever. That is, unless Seneca James acquires […]