Tag: diverse characters

Book Review: A Gamble at Sunset by Vanessa Riley

Book Review: A Gamble at Sunset by Vanessa Riley

Posted May 17, 2024 / 2 Comments

A GAMBLE AT SUNSET by Vanessa Riley SERIES: Betting Against the Duke #1 GENRE: Historical/Regency Romance (Clean) PUBLISHER: Zebra RELEASE DATE: May 21, 2024 PAGES: 336 Award-winning author Vanessa Riley turns all convention on its head for the first in an enchanting, dazzlingly diverse new Regency romance trilogy featuring a […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Run at Love by Toni Shiloh

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Run at Love by Toni Shiloh

Posted May 5, 2024 / 55 Comments

A RUN AT LOVE by Toni Shiloh SERIES: Love in the Spotlight #2 GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: May 7, 2024 PAGES: 344 A CONTENDER RUNNING FOR THE ROSES As a Black woman in a field with little diversity, Piper McKinney is determined to make her […]


Book Review: Jo’s Special Gifts by Mariam Shapera

Book Review: Jo’s Special Gifts by Mariam Shapera

Posted April 25, 2024 / 5 Comments

JO’S SPECIAL GIFTS by Miriam Shapera ILLUSTRATOR: Lorna Humphreys GENRE: Children’s Picture Book / Autism PUBLISHER: Independently Published RELEASE DATE: April 22, 2024 PAGES: 39 A heartwarming story celebrating the unique gifts each person brings into the world. Join Jo, a remarkable autistic boy, on a colorful adventure celebrating his […]


Book Review: A Home for the Doctor by Kellie A. King

Book Review: A Home for the Doctor by Kellie A. King

Posted April 22, 2024 / 3 Comments

A HOME FOR THE DOCTOR by Kellie A. King SERIES: A Ballad Inn Romance #1 GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Clean) PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2024 PAGES: 242 Could her love… Be just what the doctor ordered? Mia Ballad loves running the family inn with her sisters—it gives her […]



Book Review: Falling for Alaska by Belle Calhoune

Book Review: Falling for Alaska by Belle Calhoune

Posted March 25, 2024 / 4 Comments

FALLING FOR ALASKA by Belle Calhoune SERIES: Moose Falls, Alaska #1 GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Clean with mild language) PUBLISHER: Forever RELEASE DATE: March 26, 2024 PAGES: 304 Don’t miss the first trip to Moose Falls, Alaska where a down-on-his-luck football player and a sassy restaurant owner find themselves going from […]



First Line Friday (week 382): The American Queen

First Line Friday (week 382): The American Queen

Posted February 22, 2024 / 8 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today I’m delighted to feature the first line of The American Queen by Vanessa Miller. I am so eager to read this novel […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Ill-Fated Fortune by Jennifer J. Chow

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Ill-Fated Fortune by Jennifer J. Chow

Posted February 20, 2024 / 18 Comments

ILL-FATED FORTUNE by Jennifer J. Chow SERIES: Magical Fortune Cookie #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery/Magical Realism (Clean) PUBLISHER: Minotaur Books RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2024 PAGES: 319 The first in the heart-warming and deliciously mysterious Magical Fortune Cookie series from Lefty Award-nominee Jennifer J. Chow. Felicity Jin grew up literally hanging […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Dysfunction Junction by Robin W. Pearson

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Dysfunction Junction by Robin W. Pearson

Posted February 18, 2024 / 26 Comments

DYSFUNCTION JUNCTION by Robin W. Pearson GENRE: Contemporary Women’s Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: Tyndale House RELEASE DATE: February 6, 2024 PAGES: 331 When three women receive an unexpected phone call that leaves them reeling, they have no other choice but to reckon with a lifetime of memories they’ve long tried to […]


First Line Friday (week 379): Murder in Westminster

First Line Friday (week 379): Murder in Westminster

Posted February 1, 2024 / 9 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today I’m delighted to feature the first line of Murder in Westminster by Vanessa Riley! I got to meet Vanessa last weekend at […]



First Line Friday (week 376): The Gardins of Edin

First Line Friday (week 376): The Gardins of Edin

Posted January 11, 2024 / 6 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today I’m delighted to feature the first line of The Gardins of Edin by Rosey Lee. I’m intrigued by the title and the […]


Book Review: Love on the Ropes by Mary Rudder

Book Review: Love on the Ropes by Mary Rudder

Posted January 11, 2024 / 1 Comment

LOVE ON THE ROPES by Mary Rudder GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Clean) PUBLISHER: Independently Published RELEASE DATE: November 19, 2023 PAGES: 271 Mackenzie is at a breaking point… As a professional wrestler, Mackenzie “Mack” Siler is accustomed to taking some hits. But the death of her best friend, Samantha Lee, has […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Natasha D. Frazier & The Missing Link

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Natasha D. Frazier & The Missing Link

Posted January 8, 2024 / 9 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Missing Link by Natasha D. Frazier, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Natasha on the blog today to share some fave lines/scenes from her book! THE MISSING LINK by Natasha D. Frazier SERIES: The Langston Sisters #3 GENRE: Romantic Suspense […]


Book Review: Vigilante Justice by Jacquelin Thomas

Book Review: Vigilante Justice by Jacquelin Thomas

Posted January 6, 2024 / 0 Comments

VIGILANTE JUSTICE by Jacquelin Thomas SERIES: The Protectors GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian) PUBLISHER: Harlequin Love Inspired/The Protectors Collection RELEASE DATE: December 26, 2023 PAGES: 241 With a ruthless killer out for revenge She’ll do anything to protect her child… Everleigh Taylor has worked tirelessly to build a safe life for […]


First Line Friday (week 375): Saving the Single Dad’s Bookstore

First Line Friday (week 375): Saving the Single Dad’s Bookstore

Posted January 4, 2024 / 9 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today I’m delighted to feature the first line of Saving the Single Dad’s Bookstore by Nicole Lam. I love the cover and the concept […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent Additions to My TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent Additions to My TBR List

Posted December 26, 2023 / 7 Comments

Happy Tuesday! I hope y’all had a very Merry Christmas. As we look ahead to the new year, I’m also looking at books coming up that I really want to read. Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) fits right in with this – so […]