Tag: contemporary fiction

A Bunch of Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

A Bunch of Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

Posted March 26, 2020 / 22 Comments

Proverbs 17:22 says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. (New Living Translation) Amid the current global pandemic, job layoffs, social distancing, working from home, mandatory shutdowns and stay at home orders, it’s easy to have a broken spirit right now. But laughter […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Lu. by Beth Troy

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Lu. by Beth Troy

Posted March 18, 2020 / 15 Comments

LU. by Beth Troy GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction PUBLISHER: Kingsbury Publishing RELEASE DATE: June 21, 2017 PAGES: 274 “There’s great hope where the road meets the sky – maybe even an answer. But this road leads home. Just home. I thought I’d finished writing that story years ago, but then yesterday’s […]


First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): More Than We Remember

First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): More Than We Remember

Posted February 21, 2020 / 25 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of More Than We Remember by Christian Suzann Nelson, currently on tour […]


Book Review: The Someday List by Stacy Hawkins Adams

Book Review: The Someday List by Stacy Hawkins Adams

Posted February 8, 2020 / 4 Comments

THE SOMEDAY LIST by Stacy Hawkins Adams SERIES: Jubilant Soul #1 GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2009 PAGES: 253 *an Essence magazine bestseller* Rachelle Covington has it all. A fabulous home, a handsome and prestigious husband, two beautiful children, and a place in the upper […]


Love Stories GIVEAWAY: Once Upon an Irish Summer

Love Stories GIVEAWAY: Once Upon an Irish Summer

Posted February 4, 2020 / 21 Comments

in this post: Once Upon an Irish Summer Happy February – official (according to me) KissingBooks month! And welcome to another Love Stories giveaway post! This LOVE STORIES giveaway series is thusly named for two reasons – first, because I love stories and second, because I love Love Stories. Throughout […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Beverly Varnado & A Plan for Everything

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Beverly Varnado & A Plan for Everything

Posted January 25, 2020 / 18 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for A Plan for Everything by Beverly Varnado & hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: A Plan for Everything by Beverly Varnado Publisher: Anaiah Press Genre: Contemporary Fiction Release Date: January 21, 2020 Connie’s Coffee and Cones is thriving, and owner Connie Spencer […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Hems and Homicide by Elizabeth Penney

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Hems and Homicide by Elizabeth Penney

Posted January 17, 2020 / 11 Comments

HEMS & HOMICIDE SERIES: Apron Shop #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Paperbacks RELEASE DATE: December 31, 2019 PAGES: 288 Welcome to the first in the Apron Shop mystery series by Elizabeth Penney, set in the quaint village of Blueberry Cove, Maine where an expert seamstress turned amateur sleuth […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Pat Nichols & The Trouble in Willow Falls

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Pat Nichols & The Trouble in Willow Falls

Posted January 11, 2020 / 15 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Trouble in Willow Falls by Pat Nichols, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: The Trouble in Willow Falls Series: Willow Falls #2 Author: Pat Nichols Genre: Contemporary Fiction Release Date: November 8, 2019 After a scathing blogger review and a negative […]


Author Interview: Amy K. Rognlie & To Err is Human

Author Interview: Amy K. Rognlie & To Err is Human

Posted January 8, 2020 / 3 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Amy K Rognlie to the blog today to chat about her new cozy mystery To Err is Human! Amy K. Rognlie won her first contest for her debut story, “My Pet Kangaroo,” in second grade. Since then, Amy has gone on to author two novels […]


New Releases I’m Excited About: Early 2020 Contemporary Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Early 2020 Contemporary Fiction

Posted January 6, 2020 / 16 Comments

Hi friends! It’s time for a new season of new books! At the start of each new publishing season, I find myself buried a little deeper beneath my TBR pile (the term ‘pile’ is misleadingly small), and the early 2020 crop of new releases is positively magnificent. So long, all […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Finding Joy by J.C. Lafler

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Finding Joy by J.C. Lafler

Posted December 12, 2019 / 3 Comments

FINDING JOY GENRE: Inspirational Fiction PUBLISHER: Redemption Press RELEASE DATE: October 8, 2019 PAGES: 178 “No matter what complications life throws your way, search until you find something to be joyful for.” Elisabeth Davis has lived by these words for most of her eighty years. Through good times and bad, […]


2019 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Short Form

2019 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Short Form

Posted November 6, 2019 / 35 Comments

Happy Wednesday! Since Monday, I’ve been spotlighting The Christy Award 2019 finalist books in each category – let’s start today with short form! Some of the authors were gracious enough to answer a couple of questions for me so I’ve included their answers below as well. The Christy Award® Gala […]


2019 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): First Novel

2019 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): First Novel

Posted November 4, 2019 / 33 Comments

Happy Monday (again), my friends! From today through Wednesday I’ll be spotlighting The Christy Award 2019 finalist books in each category – let’s continue on with first novel! Some of the authors were gracious enough to answer a couple of questions for me so I’ve included their answers below as […]





Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Catherine West & As The Light Fades

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Catherine West & As The Light Fades

Posted September 14, 2019 / 29 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for As the Light Fades by Catherine West, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: As the Light Fades Author: Catherine West Release Date: September 10, 2019 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Sometimes we’re placed in the strangest of circumstances for the most important reasons. After […]


Book Review: Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor by Melanie Dobson

Book Review: Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor by Melanie Dobson

Posted September 9, 2019 / 9 Comments

SHADOWS OF LADENBROOKE MANOR GENRE: Inspirational Dual Timeline Fiction PUBLISHER: Howard Books RELEASE DATE: June 16, 2015 PAGES: 352 When Heather Toulson returns to her parents cottage in the English countryside, she uncovers long-hidden secrets about her family history and stumbles onto the truth about a sixty-year-old murder. Libby, a […]


New Releases I’m Excited About: Fall 2019 Amish Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Fall 2019 Amish Fiction

Posted August 31, 2019 / 8 Comments

Hi friends! It’s time for a new season of new books! SO MANY GREAT BOOKS! Today we’re looking at Fall 2019 Amish Fiction New Releases. Susan, is your list ready? 😉 Here is the schedule of posts for the week so you can zero in on your fave genre! Tuesday: […]


New Releases I’m Excited About: Fall 2019 Contemporary Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Fall 2019 Contemporary Fiction

Posted August 27, 2019 / 23 Comments

Hi friends! It’s time for a new season of new books! SO MANY GREAT BOOKS! Today we’re starting out with Fall 2019 Contemporary New Releases. Here is the schedule of posts for the week so you can zero in on your fave genre! TODAY: Contemporary Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense) Wednesday: […]