Tag: Christian fiction

Review (and a Giveaway!): Like a Love Song by Camille Eide

Review (and a Giveaway!): Like a Love Song by Camille Eide

Posted March 12, 2016 / 6 Comments

Like a Love Song went straight for my heart. The characters, their histories, their futures, the setting, the plot. All of it spoke to me on a level that went beyond the romance and aimed steadfastly toward Jesus. Joe and Sue’s love story was, of course, a highlight of the book for me – it was cute, sweet, and even breath-stealing on occasion. But in all honesty, it paled in comparison to this truth that Camille Eide framed so gorgeously: God’s love never fails.


Review: The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall

Review: The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall

Posted March 11, 2016 / 6 Comments

Dawn Crandall masterfully crafts a story rich in vibrant setting, vivid characters, and sharp dialogue. Her scenes come alive, transplanting readers into Gilded Age New England and keeping them absorbed from the first word until the last. The characters she creates feel real and honest, and boy howdy can she write a kissing scene!


Review: On Lone Star Trail by Amanda Cabot

Review: On Lone Star Trail by Amanda Cabot

Posted March 7, 2016 / 1 Comment

I have so enjoyed this series, and I am sad to see it come to an end – but On Lone Star Trail gave it the perfect sendoff. Amanda Cabot included all of the elements that make the series so entertaining while adding a few new twists as well! (While this is the third book in the TEXAS CROSSROADS series, it’s not necessary to have read the other two first.)


Review: The Thorn Keeper by Pepper D. Basham

Review: The Thorn Keeper by Pepper D. Basham

Posted March 5, 2016 / 15 Comments

Do you see me jumping up and down right now? Well, I am (and you should probably be glad you in fact can NOT see me as it’s not pretty.)

I am honored to be the final stop on The Thorn Keeper blog tour with Singing Librarian Books. I am excited to talk about this latest book by Pepper Basham. And I cannot WAIT to remind you all why it made my KissingBooks 101 Lesson 2 post.


Review: The Cowboy’s Bride Collection

Review: The Cowboy’s Bride Collection

Posted March 4, 2016 / 1 Comment

Jaime Jo Wright’s writing voice makes me smile, and the bits of humor she threaded through The Cowgirl’s Lasso made that smile even wider. From the dime novels to the spider attack – even the nod to pal Erica Vetsch’s The Legend of Obadiah Walker – you will find plenty of reasons to smile too!


Review (and a Giveaway!): Charity’s Cross by MaryLu Tyndall

Review (and a Giveaway!): Charity’s Cross by MaryLu Tyndall

Posted March 3, 2016 / 13 Comments

Every time I open a book by MaryLu Tyndall (which sadly hasn’t been as often as I would like), I am swept away from word one. Caught up in the story and unable – not to mention, unwilling – to tear myself from it. Charity’s Cross held true to this reader-kidnapping, freezing me in place with the very first sentence: “Charity killed her husband.”


Review: Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

Review: Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

Posted March 2, 2016 / 9 Comments

Dani Pettrey’s first offering in her new series is inventive, action-packed, and extremely well-written. Cold Shot bursts onto the scene with brilliant suspense and compelling characters that make it nearly impossible to put down. In fact, if you are at all prone to biting your nails when tensions are high, you may need to schedule a manicure once you’ve finished reading this novel!


Review (and a Giveaway!): Always Watching by Lynette Eason

Review (and a Giveaway!): Always Watching by Lynette Eason

Posted February 28, 2016 / 69 Comments

Lynette Eason’s latest suspense offering is fast-paced, action-packed, and full of grace. Her writing talent is more than evident in the natural dialogue, the tension, the vivid characters. While romance is definitely present in the story, it never overshadows the suspense, making this an ideal choice both for people who do love kissingbooks and those who don’t.



Review: Kissed by a Cowboy by Debra Clopton

Review: Kissed by a Cowboy by Debra Clopton

Posted February 22, 2016 / 10 Comments

There are so many great opportunities to grin while reading Kissed By A Cowboy, the final book in the Four of Hearts Ranch series by Debra Clopton. From the quirky residents of Wishing Springs to some Monahan brotherly ribbing to Jarrod’s drawling dreaminess, be prepared to smile. A lot. And when Jarrod sets his mind to wooing… well, best have your fainting couch handy.




Review (and a Giveaway!): The Express Rider’s Giveaway by Stacy Henrie

Review (and a Giveaway!): The Express Rider’s Giveaway by Stacy Henrie

Posted February 12, 2016 / 24 Comments

The Express Rider’s Lady by Stacy Henrie not only provides a sweet romance but also gives readers a compelling glimpse into the perilous conditions once common to cross terrain we now take for granted. Smooth writing, vivid settings, and heartstopping action bring the characters and the history to life. A quick read, as typical to the Love Inspired line, but very entertaining!


Review (and a Giveaway!): A River Too Deep by Sydney Tooman Betts

Review (and a Giveaway!): A River Too Deep by Sydney Tooman Betts

Posted February 8, 2016 / 13 Comments

Before this weekend, I’d heard so many great things about A River Too Deep by Sydney Tooman Betts. A lot of people have raved over it in the “Avid Readers of Christian Fiction” group I belong to on Facebook. So when the opportunity arose to join the blog tour with Celebrate Lit, I jumped at the chance to finally read this much-talked-about book for myself. I can now safely say that I see what all the fuss was about.



Review (and a Giveaway!): If I Run by Terri Blackstock

Review (and a Giveaway!): If I Run by Terri Blackstock

Posted February 4, 2016 / 13 Comments

This book is perhaps the best suspense novel I’ve ever read. And I don’t say that lightly. I’ve read a lot of suspense novels. I’ve loved a lot of suspense novels. I will love a lot of suspense novels in the future. But … there’s just something really special about this one.



Review: Thin Ice by Irene Hannon

Review: Thin Ice by Irene Hannon

Posted February 1, 2016 / 7 Comments

Thin Ice may very well be my favorite yet of Irene Hannon’s romantic suspense offerings. The romance, the suspense, the action, the characters – and their interactions with each other – are all just top-notch. This is definitely a novel I will keep on my favorites shelf to reread.