Tag: retelling

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): If the Boot Fits by Karen Witemeyer

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): If the Boot Fits by Karen Witemeyer

Posted March 11, 2024 / 81 Comments

IF THE BOOT FITS by Karen Witemeyer SERIES: Texas Ever After #2 GENRE: Historical Western Romance/Retelling (Christian) PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: March 12, 2024 PAGES: 361 One fateful night will change their destinies forever. . . Convinced that his stepmother and half brothers have been wrongfully evicted by cattle […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Maid of Ballymacool by Jennifer Deibel

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Maid of Ballymacool by Jennifer Deibel

Posted February 22, 2023 / 17 Comments

THE MAID OF BALLYMACOOL by Jennifer Deibel GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: February 21, 2023 PAGES: 344 Brianna Kelly was abandoned at Ballymacool House and Boarding School as an infant. She has worked there since she was a wee girl and will likely die there. Despite a […]


First Line Friday (week 312): Dream of Kings

First Line Friday (week 312): Dream of Kings

Posted October 20, 2022 / 7 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 featuring the first line of Dream of Kings by Sharon Hinck! and the first line is… My dreams had whispered to […]


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 […]


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 […]


Author Interview: Valerie Fentress & Beneath the Hood

Author Interview: Valerie Fentress & Beneath the Hood

Posted September 13, 2021 / 18 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Valerie Fentress to the blog today to chat about her new Little Red Riding Hood retelling with Biblical truth, Beneath the Hood! Valerie Fentress writes children’s books hoping to communicate Biblical truths through simple stories. Beneath the Hood is Valerie’s debut children’s book. She lives […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): A.K. Pittman & Pudge and Prejudice

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): A.K. Pittman & Pudge and Prejudice

Posted January 13, 2021 / 17 Comments

Please join me in welcoming the fabulous A.K. Pittman to the blog today to chat about her new romance for Teens & Young Adults, Pudge and Prejudice! A.K. Pittman is an award-winning author of thirteen novels, including the Christy-nominated Sister Wife series and the critically acclaimed The Seamstress. An enthusiast […]


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 […]




Book Review: The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor

Book Review: The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor

Posted October 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

THE CODE FOR LOVE AND HEARTBREAK GENRE: YA Romance (clean read) PUBLISHER: Inkyard Press RELEASE DATE: October 6, 2020 PAGES: 304 In this contemporary romcom retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma by USA TODAY bestselling author Jillian Cantor, there’s nothing more complex—or unpredictable—than love. When math genius Emma and her coding club co-president, […]



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 […]


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 […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway): Sunshine Rodgers & After You

Author Interview (and a Giveaway): Sunshine Rodgers & After You

Posted December 21, 2018 / 7 Comments

As part of the Celebrate Lit tour for After You, I am pleased to welcome Sunshine Rodgers to the blog today! Sunshine Rodgers has been writing professionally for over three years. She is the author of four faith-based books, all unique ranging from fiction, nonfiction, and a children’s book. Graduating […]


Cover Reveal: Romanov by Nadine Brandes

Cover Reveal: Romanov by Nadine Brandes

Posted September 26, 2018 / 3 Comments

Title: Romanov Author: Nadine Brandes Publisher: Thomas Nelson / HarperCollins Release Date: May 7, 2019 Genre: Young Adult Historical Fantasy / Anastasia Retelling The history books say I died. They don’t know the half of it. Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Megan Fatheree & Dust to Dust

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Megan Fatheree & Dust to Dust

Posted June 8, 2018 / 12 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Megan Fatheree, a new-to-me author, to the blog today to chat about her new book Dust to Dust! Megan wants to live in a world where reading makes you skinny, shoes and shiny things are affordable, and chivalrous romance is the norm. Illinois is her […]