Tag: Christian fiction


Book Review: Going Up South by Janet W. Ferguson

Book Review: Going Up South by Janet W. Ferguson

Posted July 13, 2016 / 9 Comments

No one told him he had a son. Actor Dylan Conner is furious. Not only has he been left out of his child’s life, the baby boy has been given another man’s last name. Determined to be a better father than the sorry guy who’d left him and his mother, […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Leaving Oxford by Janet W. Ferguson

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Leaving Oxford by Janet W. Ferguson

Posted July 13, 2016 / 79 Comments

Escaping home to Oxford, Mississippi, seemed like a good idea. Until it wasn’t. A year after a tragic accident in Los Angeles flipped her world upside down, advertising guru Sarah Beth LeClair is still hiding away in her charming hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. And she may well be stuck there […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cookie Encounter by Michelle Connell

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cookie Encounter by Michelle Connell

Posted July 12, 2016 / 6 Comments

Where does the power to forgive someone come from? A tender story of love and forgiveness – Follow Natalie’s journey as she learns to forgive and then falls in love. Natalie Alexander believes she is unworthy of a romantic relationship after a traumatic event back in college. After moving to […]



Book Review: Seek and Find by Dana Mentink

Book Review: Seek and Find by Dana Mentink

Posted July 6, 2016 / 10 Comments

Reporter Madison Coles wants to write an exposé on the crime spree rocking Desert Valley, Arizona—but the small town’s residents and police are tight-lipped. Even when Madison herself is attacked, the only help she can get is protection from rookie K-9 officer James Harrison and his trusty bloodhound. Suspicious of […]


Book Review: The Things We Knew by Catherine West

Book Review: The Things We Knew by Catherine West

Posted July 5, 2016 / 25 Comments

After her mother’s death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to harbor animosity toward their father, silently blaming him for their mother’s death. Nobody will talk about that dreadful day, […]


Book Review: Seaside Secrets by Dana Mentink

Book Review: Seaside Secrets by Dana Mentink

Posted July 5, 2016 / 2 Comments

Navy chaplain Angela Gallagher wants to put the past behind her, but she’s still haunted by the wartime death of her assistant. So when his brother claims he’s in danger and pleads for her to use her family’s private detective company’s resources to help him stay alive, she can’t turn […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Marguerite Martin Gray

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Marguerite Martin Gray

Posted July 4, 2016 / 15 Comments

  I’m so excited to have the chance to spotlight Hold Me Close and talk with its author, Marguerite Martin Gray, on Independence Day! You see, the book is set in Charles Town, South Carolina, just as the stirrings of the Revolution are beginning, so the history we are celebrating […]


Book Review: Emergency Response by Susan Sleeman

Book Review: Emergency Response by Susan Sleeman

Posted July 3, 2016 / 2 Comments

On her way to visit a little girl she recently helped save, paramedic Darcie Stephens is attacked by a stranger dead-set on killing her. She escapes unscathed when detective Noah Lockhart comes to her rescue, but an officer finds a hit list dropped by the assailant—and Darcie’s name is next. […]


Book Review: Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations by V. Joy Palmer

Book Review: Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations by V. Joy Palmer

Posted July 1, 2016 / 18 Comments

Isabel “Izze” Vez, bridal consultant extraordinaire, has been helping brides find The Dress for years. She loves nothing more than helping make wedding dreams come true…but sometimes the happy endings grate on her. How many times can a girl discover someone else’s gown without dreaming of the day it’ll be […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Jilted by Varina Denman

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Jilted by Varina Denman

Posted June 30, 2016 / 27 Comments

Lynda Turner has struggled with depression since her husband abandoned her and their young daughter fifteen years ago. Yet unexpected hope awakens when a local ex-convict shows interest. As long-hidden secrets resurface, Lynda must fight for her emotional stability and for a life where the shadow of shame is replaced […]


The 2016 Carol Award FINALISTS

The 2016 Carol Award FINALISTS

Posted June 27, 2016 / 5 Comments

2016 Carol Award Finalists Here are the finalists for the 2016 Carol Awards. The winners will be announced August 27 during the gala awards dinner in Nashville as part of ACFW’s annual conference. (Hyperlinks go to my reviews.) Contemporary: Finding Me by Kathryn Cushman, Bethany House (Baker) Publishing, editors David […]


The 2016 Christy Award winners

The 2016 Christy Award winners

Posted June 27, 2016 / 17 Comments

2016 CHRISTY AWARDS PRESENTED LAWRENCE, Kan.—Winners of the 2016 Christy Awards honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction were announced online today at www.ChristyAwards.com. Winners of the 2016 Christy Awards will be featured on Chris Fabry Live!, Fri., July 1, 2016. Chris Fabry Live! is heard on over 225 terrestrial […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Ante Up by Chautona Havig

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Ante Up by Chautona Havig

Posted June 27, 2016 / 36 Comments

Out with Murphy and in with O’Reilly! O’Reilly’s Law: Murphy was an optimist! Marriage has been good to Aggie. After a few years and a baby under her belt, she’s confident that she can take on anything–including adding child number ten to the home! Blessings aren’t always easy, and Aggie […]


Book Review: The Ringmaster’s Wife by Kristy Cambron

Book Review: The Ringmaster’s Wife by Kristy Cambron

Posted June 26, 2016 / 19 Comments

An ounce of courage. A split-second leap of faith. Together, they propel two young women to chase a new life—one that’s reimagined from what they might have become. In turn-of-the-century America, a young girl dreams of a world that stretches beyond the confines of a quiet life on the family […]


Book Review: Forever Safe by Jody Hedlund

Book Review: Forever Safe by Jody Hedlund

Posted June 25, 2016 / 9 Comments

Race Point, Massachusetts, 1876 Will she ever be able to stop running, even when she believes she’s finally safe? Heiress to a vast fortune, Victoria Cole has everything she wants, including the perfect fiancé. Having left two other men at the altar, Victoria is sure that now she’s found her […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Medical Judgment by Richard L. Mabry

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Medical Judgment by Richard L. Mabry

Posted June 18, 2016 / 4 Comments

Just what the doctor ordered: heart-thumping suspense and intrigue, courtesy of Richard Mabry’s new medical drama, Medical Judgment. Someone is after Dr. Sarah Gordon. They’ve stalked her and set a fire at her home. Trying to recover from the traumatic deaths of her husband and infant daughter is tough enough, but […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Heather Blanton

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Heather Blanton

Posted June 17, 2016 / 92 Comments

  I am very pleased to have author Heather Blanton with me on the blog today! A Promise in Defiance, the third book in Heather’s popular Romance in the Rockies series releases June 22nd, and we’re chatting about that as well as westerns and movie scripts and superpowers. Heather Blanton […]