Tag: fairy tales

Top Ten Tuesday: Cinderella Stories

Top Ten Tuesday: Cinderella Stories

Posted July 10, 2023 / 17 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today is a freebie theme for Top Ten Tuesday, meaning we can talk about whatever we want. One of my favorite things to talk about is the fairy tale of Cinderella (I even collect versions of it from different countries/cultures), and one of my favorite things to read […]



Book Review: Happily Ever Amish by Shelley Shepard Gray

Book Review: Happily Ever Amish by Shelley Shepard Gray

Posted March 19, 2023 / 6 Comments

HAPPILY EVER AMISH by Shelley Shepard Gray SERIES: The Amish of Apple Creek #1 GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary/Amish Romance PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: October 25, 2022 PAGES: 274 Combining the appeal of a small-town Amish setting and favorite romance tropes, New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray—one of the most […]


March 2023 New Releases

March 2023 New Releases

Posted March 2, 2023 / 8 Comments

Happy March! Whether this new month is coming in like a lamb or a lion for you, it’s certainly delivering a whole bunch of great-looking reads! There are nearly 100 titles on this list of March 2023 New Releases, and they comprise a range of genres – contemporary, historical, cozy […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Anneka R. Walker & The Dreaming Beauty

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Anneka R. Walker & The Dreaming Beauty

Posted August 15, 2022 / 19 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for The Dreaming Beauty by Anneka R. Walker, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted that Anneka is here today to share a yummy recipe that plays a key role in her romance novel! THE DREAMING BEAUTY by Anneka R. Walker SERIES: Standalone […]


New Releases I’m Excited About: Mid 2022 Speculative & Youth Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Mid 2022 Speculative & Youth Fiction

Posted May 10, 2022 / 2 Comments

Happy Tuesday! We’re down to the last two posts in our look at this new season of upcoming releases! Tomorrow we’ll finish the week with nonfiction but today I’m diving into Mid 2022 Speculative & Youth Fiction New Releases (May-August). I usually group these together because they are smaller categories […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Sherwood Proof by Kristee Ravan

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Sherwood Proof by Kristee Ravan

Posted December 9, 2021 / 1 Comment

The Sherwood Proof, on tour with Prism Book Tours THE SHERWOOD PROOF by Kristee Ravan SERIES: The Lily Sparrow Chronicles #3 GENRE: Middle Grade Fantasy / Fairy Tale RELEASE DATE: November 23, 2021 PAGES: 569 Lily Sparrow has finally created an equation for being a good princess. Things are adding […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cinders Like Glass by Clarissa Kae

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cinders Like Glass by Clarissa Kae

Posted September 29, 2021 / 17 Comments

Cinders Like Glass, On Tour with Prism Book Tours CINDERS LIKE GLASS SERIES: Victorian Retellings #2 GENRE: Historical Romance / Fairy Tale Retelling PUBLISHER: Carpe Vitam Press RELEASE DATE: July 29, 2021 PAGES: 234 Grieving her father’s sudden death, Lady Ada Whitworth’s childhood stutter resurfaces. She seeks solace in her […]


New Releases I’m Excited About: Late 2021 Speculative & Youth Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Late 2021 Speculative & Youth Fiction

Posted August 21, 2021 / 16 Comments

Hello again! We’re down to the last two posts in our look at this new season of upcoming releases! Tomorrow we’ll finish the week with nonfiction but today I’m diving into Late 2021 Speculative & Youth Fiction New Releases (September-December). I usually group these together because they are smaller categories […]


First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Castle of Refuge

First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Castle of Refuge

Posted May 28, 2021 / 10 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 Castle of Refuge by Melanie Dickerson, currently on tour with JustRead […]


Book Review: Once Upon a Summer by Boyd, Shiloh, Tysinger & Weaver

Book Review: Once Upon a Summer by Boyd, Shiloh, Tysinger & Weaver

Posted May 27, 2021 / 5 Comments

ONCE UPON A SUMMER GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance RELEASE DATE: May 25, 2021 PAGES: 478 Contemporary Retellings of Timeless Tales A New Beginning by Andrea Boyd — Who is she? Acacia Martin raised by an impostor mom serving a prison sentence for her sins, or Jasmine Callahan abducted at birth […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Court of Swans by Melanie Dickerson

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Court of Swans by Melanie Dickerson

Posted January 10, 2021 / 4 Comments

COURT OF SWANS by Melanie Dickerson SERIES: The Dericott Tales #1 GENRE: Inspirational Historical Fairy-Tale Retelling PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson RELEASE DATE: January 5, 2021 PAGES: 336 From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes a reimagining of the Wild Swans—the first book in a new series of fairy-tale retellings […]




First Line Friday (week 203): The Peasant’s Dream

First Line Friday (week 203): The Peasant’s Dream

Posted July 24, 2020 / 17 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 The Peasant’s Dream by Melanie Dickerson, currently on tour with JustRead […]



2019 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Young Adult

2019 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Young Adult

Posted November 6, 2019 / 26 Comments

Happy Wednesday yet again 🙂 Since Monday, I’ve been spotlighting The Christy Award 2019 finalist books in each category – let’s finish up with young adult! 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 […]


2019 Carol Award Finalists Q&A (and a Giveaway!): Laurie Lucking & Common

2019 Carol Award Finalists Q&A (and a Giveaway!): Laurie Lucking & Common

Posted September 27, 2019 / 20 Comments

Happy Friday! Continuing through Saturday (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of sharing mini interviews with nearly all of the 2019 ACFW Carol Award Finalists! Today I’m covering the speculative & young adult categories, including Laurie Lucking and her Carol Award nominated novel Common! You can […]



Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Amanda Tero

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Amanda Tero

Posted June 10, 2017 / 34 Comments

I am so delighted to welcome one of my First Line Friday friends to the blog as an authorly guest today 🙂 Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been […]