Tag: contemporary fiction

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Erin Bartels & All That We Carried

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Erin Bartels & All That We Carried

Posted January 6, 2021 / 21 Comments

Please join me in welcoming the fabulous Erin Bartels to the blog today to chat about her new novel, All That We Carried! Erin Bartels is the award-winning author of We Hope for Better Things (2020 Michigan Notable Book, 2020 WFWA Star Award-winner, 2019 Christy Award finalist) and The Words […]


My Fave Reads of 2020

My Fave Reads of 2020

Posted January 3, 2021 / 18 Comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! And welcome to my (narrowed down, I swear) list of my fave reads of 2020! There have been so many great books out this year (again!) but life prevented me from reading as much as I wanted to (again!). I initially thought (without checking) that I’d read […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Bound by Victoria Lynn

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Bound by Victoria Lynn

Posted November 30, 2020 / 1 Comment

BOUND by Victoria Lynn GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction PUBLISHER: Chinquapin Press RELEASE DATE: November 2017 (updated/re-released 2020) PAGES: 158 Two souls don’t find each other by simple accident. ~Jorge Luis Borges~ Levi thought he was making this journey alone. But when he meets an eight-year-old girl at the train station, […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cupcakes & Crumbs by Melissa McClone

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cupcakes & Crumbs by Melissa McClone

Posted November 20, 2020 / 24 Comments

Cupcakes & Crumbs, On Tour with Prism Book Tours CUPCAKES & CRUMBS SERIES: Berry Lake Cupcake Posse #1 GENRE: Contemporary Women’s Fiction PUBLISHER: Cardinal Press, LLC RELEASE DATE: November 17, 2020 PAGES: 237 After life takes five women on different paths, a death brings them home. But friendship might not […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): One Way Home by Melanie Campbell

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): One Way Home by Melanie Campbell

Posted November 14, 2020 / 9 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for One Way Home by Melanie Campbell, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: One Way Home Series: Whispers of Grace #2 Author: Melanie Campbell Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink Release Date: November 1, 2020 Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Women’s Fiction She’s hanging by […]




Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): The Letters by C. Kevin Thompson

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): The Letters by C. Kevin Thompson

Posted November 2, 2020 / 14 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author C. Kevin Thompson to the blog today to chat about his novel The Letters! C. KEVIN THOMPSON is a husband, a father, a grandfather, and a kid at heart. Often referred to as “crazy” by his grandchildren, it’s only because he is. He’s a writer. […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Lauren Beccue & The Plans We Made

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Lauren Beccue & The Plans We Made

Posted October 29, 2020 / 11 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Lauren Beccue to the blog today to chat about her new novel, The Plans We Made, co-written with Kathryn Cushman! Lauren Beccue graduated from Holy Cross with a B.A. in English and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Biblical Exposition. She lives with her husband […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Dance With Me by Tope Omotosho

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Dance With Me by Tope Omotosho

Posted October 21, 2020 / 4 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Blitz & Giveaway for Dance with Me by Tope Omotosho, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: Dance with Me Author: Tope Omotosho Publisher: Beautiful Feet Publishing Release Date: January 19, 2020 Genre: Inspirational Fiction The past is a tricky place. For some, it’s a place to […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Pieces of Granite by Brenda S. Anderson

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Pieces of Granite by Brenda S. Anderson

Posted October 11, 2020 / 9 Comments

PIECES OF GRANITE SERIES: Coming Home #0 GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction PUBLISHER: Vivant Press RELEASE DATE: August 2020 (new edition) PAGES: 357 A distressing diagnosis A retreating husband A prodigal brother Marriage counselor Debbie Verhoeven excels at piecing broken families together, so she never imagined her own perfect family could […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Michele Phoenix & Fragments of Light

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Michele Phoenix & Fragments of Light

Posted September 22, 2020 / 32 Comments

I am absolutely delighted to welcome Michèle Phoenix to the blog today to chat about her newest novel, Fragments of Light! Born in France to a Canadian father and an American mother, Michèle is an international writer and speaker. A prominent advocate for Third Culture Kids, she travels globally to […]



2020 Carol Award Finalists Q&A (and a Giveaway!): Sara Ella & Coral

2020 Carol Award Finalists Q&A (and a Giveaway!): Sara Ella & Coral

Posted September 17, 2020 / 21 Comments

Happy Thursday once again! Through this Saturday (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of sharing mini interviews with nearly all of the 2020 ACFW Carol Award Finalists! Today I’m continuing with Sara Ella and her Carol Award finalist book Coral! You can check out a list […]




Book Review: Across the Winding River by Aimie K. Runyan

Book Review: Across the Winding River by Aimie K. Runyan

Posted August 30, 2020 / 2 Comments

ACROSS THE WINDING RIVER GENRE: Dual Timeline / Historical Fiction PUBLISHER: Lake Union RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2020 PAGES: 301 A woman unlocks the mystery of her father’s wartime past in a moving novel about secrets, sacrifice, and the power of love by the bestselling author of Daughters of the […]


First Line Friday (week 208): Louisa

First Line Friday (week 208): Louisa

Posted August 28, 2020 / 11 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 Louisa by Beth Troy, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, […]


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

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

Posted August 26, 2020 / 13 Comments

Hi friends! It’s that time again when I look at my overflowing TBR bookcases (yes, bookcases. plural. and let’s not speak of the Kindle backlog) and then I look at all the delicious new books coming out September-December …. and I resign myself to blissfully abandoning all hope of ever […]