Tag: romance

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): I’ll Have What She’s Having by Erin Carlson

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): I’ll Have What She’s Having by Erin Carlson

Posted August 25, 2017 / 35 Comments

A backstage look at the making of Nora Ephron’s revered trilogy–When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, and Sleepless in Seattle–which brought romantic comedies back to the fore, and an intimate portrait of the beloved writer/director who inspired a generation of Hollywood women, from Mindy Kaling to Lena Dunham. In […]


Book Review: My Unexpected Hope by Tammy L. Gray

Book Review: My Unexpected Hope by Tammy L. Gray

Posted July 23, 2017 / 8 Comments

After a year of grieving her divorce and living a life permanently stuck on pause, Laila Richardson is finally ready to have her own happy ending. Then a listing for a quaint cottage in another town answers her prayers for a fresh beginning—one that will bring her closer to her […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Engaged in Trouble by Jenny B. Jones

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Engaged in Trouble by Jenny B. Jones

Posted July 22, 2017 / 21 Comments

When a washed-up pop star inherits a wedding planning business, it’s all bouquets and bliss until a bride turns up dead. Paisley Sutton shot to stardom as a teenage rock sensation, but ten years later that star has fizzled out, just like her bank account. When she unexpectedly inherits her aunt’s wedding […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Dana R. Lynn

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Dana R. Lynn

Posted April 5, 2017 / 50 Comments

I had the privilege of meeting today’s guest at last year’s Christian Fiction Readers’ Retreat and I’m super-excited that she’ll be joining us for #CFRR2017 in August! Dana R. Lynn grew up in Illinois, but now resides in rural Pennsylvania with her husband, three children, and enough animals to start […]


Sunday Book Club: Shipping It

Sunday Book Club: Shipping It

Posted February 26, 2017 / 27 Comments

In honor of my fave candle company Novelly Yours getting her own website, I named today’s Sunday Book Club post after one of her candles – Shipping It. Because I’m OLD I had to look up what that meant when I first heard the term “shipping”. Because no… it does […]


Sunday Book Club: Romance Is In The Air

Sunday Book Club: Romance Is In The Air

Posted February 12, 2017 / 40 Comments

So… in case you didn’t know… Tuesday is Valentine’s Day! Today on the Book Club I thought we could talk about favorite tropes in romance books. For instance, do you love reading about best friends who fall in love? Or maybe you’re a fan of marriage-of-convenience stories – I am […]


Book Review: A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz

Book Review: A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz

Posted January 30, 2017 / 29 Comments

After fleeing Virginia, Temperance Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River. It’s a welcome way station for settlers and frontiersmen traveling through the wild Cumberland region of Kentucke–men like Sion Morgan, a Virginia surveyor who arrives at the inn with his crew looking for an experienced […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway): Until the Day Breaks by Paula Scott

Book Review (and a Giveaway): Until the Day Breaks by Paula Scott

Posted January 5, 2017 / 68 Comments

A young woman finds her loyalties tested beyond limit and her desires torn beyond measure in 1846 California. After sailing around Cape Horn, and barely surviving the perilous journey, devout Protestant Rachel Tyler, arrives in California just in time for her father’s wedding and the unfolding of the Bear Flag […]


Book Review: The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

Book Review: The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

Posted December 26, 2016 / 14 Comments

Evangeline longs to be free, to live in the world outside the castle walls. But freedom comes at a cost. Evangeline is the ward and cousin of King Richard II, and yet she dreams of a life outside of Berkhamsted Castle, where she might be free to marry for love […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Kiss or Miss? by Sondra Kraak

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Kiss or Miss? by Sondra Kraak

Posted December 8, 2016 / 49 Comments

Y’all know how much I love KissingBooks. So when author Sondra Kraak and I were talking about ideas for her guest post today – and when she suggested the kiss or almost-kiss concept – I immediately pronounced that the perfect topic for this blog! A chance to read some of […]


My Dream Book Boyfriend Panel

My Dream Book Boyfriend Panel

Posted November 23, 2016 / 45 Comments

Recently, I was inspired by Eventbrite to do a post about who I would choose if I got to plan my perfect panel of authors or characters. Eventbrite is the largest self-service ticketing platform in the world that helps people find and plan events. Their conference management page is a […]


Book Review: The Name I Call Myself by Beth Moran

Book Review: The Name I Call Myself by Beth Moran

Posted October 31, 2016 / 13 Comments

All Faith Harp wants is a quiet life–to take care of her troubled brother, Sam, earn enough money to stop the poverty wolves snapping at her heels, and to keep her past buried as deep as possible. And after years of upheaval, she might have just about managed it: Sam’s […]


Book Review: The Book Club Murders by Leslie Nagel

Book Review: The Book Club Murders by Leslie Nagel

Posted September 29, 2016 / 6 Comments

In a charming cozy mystery series debut, Leslie Nagel’s irrepressible small-town heroine finds that her fellow mystery book club members may be taking their Agatha Christie a bit too literally—and murder a bit too lightly. Charley Carpenter has poured heart and soul into her clothing store, Old Hat Vintage Fashions. […]


Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Posted September 23, 2016 / 8 Comments

Tour Schedule Presented by James Patterson’s new children’s imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion… Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the […]


Book Review: Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations by V. Joy Palmer

Book Review: Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations by V. Joy Palmer

Posted July 1, 2016 / 18 Comments

Isabel “Izze” Vez, bridal consultant extraordinaire, has been helping brides find The Dress for years. She loves nothing more than helping make wedding dreams come true…but sometimes the happy endings grate on her. How many times can a girl discover someone else’s gown without dreaming of the day it’ll be […]


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 […]


Romance When You Need It

Romance When You Need It

Posted March 4, 2016 / 7 Comments

Now, y’all know me & you know that my values don’t exactly line up with a lot of Harlequin novels 😉 BUT there are several Harlequin imprints and authors that I do support. Plus, I thought this video was super cute, especially for those of us who tend to collect book boyfriends lol.


Top Ten Tuesday: KissingBooks 101 Lesson Two (plus a HUGE Giveaway!)

Top Ten Tuesday: KissingBooks 101 Lesson Two (plus a HUGE Giveaway!)

Posted February 9, 2016 / 352 Comments

I. Am. SO EXCITED. As soon as I saw that today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was a Valentine’s KissingBooks Day freebie, I knew immediately what my post would be about. Way back in August, I wrote my KissingBooks 101 post and it remains one of my most popular/highest viewed posts. But since then I have discovered some additionally swoon-worthy KissingBooks – or remembered some that I forgot about when I was writing the first lesson. I’ve had several people ask me to do another KissingBooks 101, and I am nothing if not accommodating when it comes to this topic 😉


Veterans Day Reads

Veterans Day Reads

Posted November 11, 2015 / 6 Comments

Today in the United States, we celebrate Veterans Day to honor those men and women who have protected our country by serving in any branch of the military. I know that so often we take for granted that our freedom was free to us, but we don’t consider how much it […]