Tag: Christian fiction

Review: A Fool and His Monet by Sandra Orchard

Review: A Fool and His Monet by Sandra Orchard

Posted April 5, 2016 / 3 Comments

Sketchy politics and a palette of lies can’t stop Serena Jones from exposing the mastermind behind the daring theft of a priceless work of art Serena Jones has a passion for recovering lost and stolen art–one that’s surpassed only by her zeal to uncover the truth about the art thief […]


Review: Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti

Review: Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti

Posted April 5, 2016 / 3 Comments

One of the things I enjoy so much about Cynthia Ruchti’s books is her writing voice. It’s graciously down to earth with a dry wit that has me grinning even through tears, laughing even around the lump in my throat, and always always unable to put down the story until I’ve savored every word.


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Cynthia Ruchti

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Cynthia Ruchti

Posted April 5, 2016 / 66 Comments

Cynthia Ruchti’s books were new to me when I started blogging, but oh my goodness was I missing out! The heart and the humor and the characters captivate me from word one – no matter which book I pick up. Yesterday on Straight Off the Page, my blogging cohort Melissa […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): A Twist of Faith by Pepper D. Basham

Review (and a Giveaway!): A Twist of Faith by Pepper D. Basham

Posted April 4, 2016 / 16 Comments

“Ain’t is not a word.” “Put your ‘ing’ on the ends of words.” “Light is made up of a diphthong, not one long, flat vowel.” “Stand up straight.” “Put away your toothpick.” These are just some of the “bossy’ (per Reese) reminders that Dr. Adelina Roseland passes along to Reese […]



Swooniest Heroes (a conversation with Pepper Basham)

Swooniest Heroes (a conversation with Pepper Basham)

Posted April 2, 2016 / 58 Comments

Heroes.

Just the word brings about images of tall, strong, and swoony men emerging into a story with enough testosterone to encourage a primal growl from the purist of prudes. Okay, so some heroes might encourage more of a quiet sigh as their tenderness, touch of tease, and/or quiet strength wrap around your heart like a constant hug…from nice strong arms.


Review (and a Giveaway!): More Than A Promise by Ruth Logan Herne

Review (and a Giveaway!): More Than A Promise by Ruth Logan Herne

Posted March 31, 2016 / 27 Comments

Delightful, warm, and charming, More Than a Promise is more than a love story. Or rather, it’s more than a story about two people falling in love. It’s a story of hope and faith, of humor and family, of blending lives, of second chances, and most of all it’s a story that points to the Author of all love stories and how He’s head over heels for us.


Review (and a Giveaway!): The Bartered Bride by Lena Goldfinch

Review (and a Giveaway!): The Bartered Bride by Lena Goldfinch

Posted March 28, 2016 / 6 Comments

When Jem steps into Annie’s life, she’s not expecting anyone to save her. Mute from birth, she’s just using all her wits to survive. All she’s ever really wanted is a family of her own. For someone to see her. To look at her long enough to hear the things she can’t say.


Review: A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund

Review: A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund

Posted March 26, 2016 / 2 Comments

A strong heroine. A cheeky hero. Electric chemistry. A bit of Robin Hood-esque adventure. Add these to Jody Hedlund’s talent, and you have a fantastic new read for young adults! Adults too, for that matter. (I say this on good authority, as I have not been a ‘young adult’ in quite some time and I thoroughly enjoyed this read.)


Review (and a Giveaway!): The Imposter by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Review (and a Giveaway!): The Imposter by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Posted March 26, 2016 / 6 Comments

Blog Tour Stops March 22: Quiet Quilter March 23: Singing Librarian Books March 23: Heidi Reads… March 24: Splashes of Joy March 24: Mary Hake March 25: cherylbbookblog March 25: The Power of Words March 26: Reading Is My SuperPower March 26: Just Commonly March 27: Giveaway Lady March 27: […]



Review (and a Giveaway!): Playing the Part by Jen Turano

Review (and a Giveaway!): Playing the Part by Jen Turano

Posted March 19, 2016 / 7 Comments

Playing the Part by Jen Turano is a 352 page book in the Christian historical fiction genre. It is published by Bethany House Publishers and was released on March 1, 2016. To purchase your own copy, click here. About the Book Lucetta Plum is an actress on the rise in […]


Review: A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

Review: A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

Posted March 18, 2016 / 2 Comments

World War 1 Flying Aces and German Zeppelins zoom across the pages of A Refuge at Highland Hall, the challenges of war meticulously researched and creatively conveyed. The beginnings of new love spark for two couples in this story, tempered by the separation of war – be it by deployment or internment – but allowing the power of the written word to fan the heart’s spark into a steady and enduring flame is truly the stuff of great romance! My favorite of the Edwardian Brides series, A Refuge at Highland Hall is best appreciated if read in context (the characters!!) though it can also be read as a standalone.


Review (and a Giveaway!): The Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer

Review (and a Giveaway!): The Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer

Posted March 17, 2016 / 9 Comments

About the book: The Hearts We Mend (Zondervan, March 2016) Planning and Post-It notes are the epitome of Evie’s life. But when she meets Jack, her life gets more than a little complicated. Thirteen years ago, Evie’s firefighter husband was killed in the line of duty, leaving her to raise […]


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.”