Tag: contemporary fiction

Book Review: When I Found You by Kate James

Book Review: When I Found You by Kate James

Posted June 29, 2016 / 19 Comments

Is she part of the solution…or the problem? It could be a terrorist threat. Or is it some other sinister plot? An unprecedented rash of security breaches at San Diego’s international airport is putting passengers at risk and bringing the competence of the airport’s chief of security, Ariana Atkins, into […]


Book Review: Devil’s Island by Ron Hall

Book Review: Devil’s Island by Ron Hall

Posted June 27, 2016 / 1 Comment

30-something medical equipment salesman Ray Feldman and the rest of his colleagues have just been laid off thanks to a business restructuring.  He’s not sure what he’ll do next, but he trusts that God has a plan which He will reveal to Ray in due time. Nineteen-year-old Joe Ryan hates […]


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 Space Between Sisters by Mary McNear

Book Review: The Space Between Sisters by Mary McNear

Posted June 22, 2016 / 12 Comments

Return to Butternut Lake with New York Times  bestselling author Mary McNear in a story where the complicated bonds of sisterhood are tested. They are two sisters who couldn’t be more different. Win, organized and responsible, plans her life with care. Poppy, impulsive and undependable, leaves others to pick up the […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Mystic Summer by Hannah McKinnon

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Mystic Summer by Hannah McKinnon

Posted June 15, 2016 / 30 Comments

A chance run-in with a college boyfriend puts a young woman’s picture-perfect life in perspective in this warm-hearted and lyrical novel—from the author of The Lake Season. Since finishing graduate school, Maggie Griffin has worked hard to build an enviable life in Boston. She’s an elementary school teacher in a tony […]


Most Anticipated Book Releases Summer 2016: Contemporary Fiction

Most Anticipated Book Releases Summer 2016: Contemporary Fiction

Posted June 13, 2016 / 35 Comments

This week I’m spotlighting my most anticipated books releasing this summer. Today I’m going to focus on contemporary fiction! Throughout the week, I will also be looking at historical, suspense, collections, and nonfiction. As always, I know I will inevitably (and unintentionally) omit a book from this list because there are so many great books […]


Book Spotlight: From Winter’s Ashes by Amy Leigh Simpson

Book Spotlight: From Winter’s Ashes by Amy Leigh Simpson

Posted June 13, 2016 / 17 Comments

I am delighted today to give y’all a peek into a fantastic romantic suspense series by Amy Leigh Simpson! I haven’t had time to officially review them yet but I didn’t want my lack of hours in a day to keep you from finding out about these books!! The first novel […]


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

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

Posted May 28, 2016 / 7 Comments

  The Stoltzfus family faces serious problems, both in the church and at home. Everyone in the community expects minister David Stoltzfus to fix things–fast. But David doesn’t work fast. He prefers to wait for God to work in individual hearts. However, even he is left wondering if the solution […]


Book Review: The Secrets of Flight by Maggie Leffler

Book Review: The Secrets of Flight by Maggie Leffler

Posted May 25, 2016 / 6 Comments

  This captivating, breakout novel—told in alternating viewpoints—brings readers from the skies of World War II to the present day, where a woman is prepared to tell her secrets at last. Estranged from her family since just after World War II, Mary Browning has spent her entire adult life hiding […]


Author Interview (and TWO Giveaways!): the one and only Becky Wade

Author Interview (and TWO Giveaways!): the one and only Becky Wade

Posted May 18, 2016 / 70 Comments

  Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! For those of you who require translation, that was me … fangirling … because I’m talking with BECKY WADE on the blog today! I get to meet her in person in August, and I may just go into fangirl apoplexy. Stay tuned. (Note to Becky: don’t worry. I’ll […]


Book Review: Sister Dear by Laura McNeill

Book Review: Sister Dear by Laura McNeill

Posted May 14, 2016 / 8 Comments

All Allie Marshall wants is a fresh start. But when dark secrets refuse to stay buried, will her chance at a new life be shattered forever? Convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, Allie watched a decade of her life vanish — time that can never be recovered. Now, out […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti

Posted May 6, 2016 / 7 Comments

As the music fades and a chasm separates her from the passion of her heart, will Lucy’s faith song go silent, too? Find out in Cynthia Ruchti’s new book, Song of Silence. The musical score of her life seems to be missing all the notes. When a simple misstep threatens to silence Lucy forever, […]


Review: The Summer of Me by Angela Benson

Review: The Summer of Me by Angela Benson

Posted May 2, 2016 / 4 Comments

About The Summer of Me • Paperback: 352 pages • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (April 19, 2016) The national bestselling author of Delilah’s Daughters and The Amen Sisters returns with a moving story about a single mother who, in one unforgettable summer, discovers the woman she can become. As a single mother, Destiny makes sacrifices for her […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): Uneven Exchange by S.K. Derban

Review (and a Giveaway!): Uneven Exchange by S.K. Derban

Posted April 15, 2016 / 9 Comments

Like fire and ice, Alexandra Callet’s life runs hot and cold. At the age of thirty-three, Alexandra owns a stunning home and a successful interior design company. But she is in love with her business partner, Jake Taylor, and he doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a woman. She should […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): Breaking Free by Jennifer Slattery

Review (and a Giveaway!): Breaking Free by Jennifer Slattery

Posted April 13, 2016 / 9 Comments

  Sometimes it takes losing everything to grab hold of what really matters. Women’s ministry leader and Seattle housewife, Alice Goddard, and her successful graphic-designer husband appear to have it all together. Until their credit and debit cards are denied, launching Alice into an investigation that only leads to the […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Jennifer Slattery

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Jennifer Slattery

Posted April 13, 2016 / 37 Comments

Ooh! Ooh! Y’all! Jennifer Slattery is here today! Fun story about Jennifer – After connecting with her on Facebook, I commented on one of Jennifer’s statuses… and then my sister-in-law did too. And they had – like – a conversation. Clearly, my sister-in-law was not merely a fan. Also, clearly, my […]


Behind the Scenes (and a Giveaway!): More Than a Promise by Ruth Logan Herne

Behind the Scenes (and a Giveaway!): More Than a Promise by Ruth Logan Herne

Posted April 12, 2016 / 4 Comments

  Genre: Christian, Contemporary, Romance Publisher: Franciscan Media Publication date: February 23, 2016 Number of pages: 292 “My Three Sons”… Naughty sons, at that!… meets “Sarah, Plain and Tall” in this delightful marriage of convenience story that shows how amazingly inconvenient love… and life… can be! Widower Matt Wilmot is in trouble. His boys […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): Always With You by Elaine Stock

Review (and a Giveaway!): Always With You by Elaine Stock

Posted April 12, 2016 / 2 Comments

  Can she move forward without knowing her past? Will he enjoy his present if he can’t free himself from what he left behind? In the heart of the Adirondacks, Isabelle lives in the shadow of a dark family secret whose silent burden strips her family of emotional warmth and […]


Review: The Carpenter’s Daughter by Jennifer Rodewald

Review: The Carpenter’s Daughter by Jennifer Rodewald

Posted April 10, 2016 / 10 Comments

  One word can change a life. Sarah Sharpe has grown up as a carpenter’s daughter, knowing only the rough and work-heavy world of her father’s blue-collar profession. Abandoned by her mother as a baby, she’s lived twenty-one years content to drive nails at her dad’s side. Following her father […]