Tag: Southern fiction

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 […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Tamera Alexander & A Million Little Choices

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Tamera Alexander & A Million Little Choices

Posted November 11, 2023 / 18 Comments

I recently gave A Million Little Choices by Tamera Alexander a 5-star rating (it’s so good, y’all!), so I’m super excited to welcome her to the blog today to talk about writing with a critique partner! A MILLION LITTLE CHOICES by Tamera Alexander GENRE: Women’s/Southern Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: Focus on […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Million Little Choices by Tamera Alexander

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Million Little Choices by Tamera Alexander

Posted November 7, 2023 / 47 Comments

A MILLION LITTLE CHOICES by Tamera Alexander GENRE: Women’s/Southern Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: Focus on the Family RELEASE DATE: November 7, 2023 PAGES: 394 Sometimes secrets just won’t stay hidden . . . Now from USA Today bestselling author and Christy Award Hall of Fame inductee Tamera Alexander comes the story […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Chris Fabry & Saving Grayson

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Chris Fabry & Saving Grayson

Posted November 2, 2023 / 20 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Chris Fabry to the blog today to chat about his new southern fiction novel, Saving Grayson! If you aren’t already acquainted with Chris’s books or his radio show, you are really missing out! Chris Fabry is an award-winning author and radio personality who hosts the […]


Book Review: The Thing About Home by Rhonda McKnight

Book Review: The Thing About Home by Rhonda McKnight

Posted October 3, 2023 / 7 Comments

THE THING ABOUT HOME by Rhonda McKnight GENRE: Dual Timeline Southern Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson RELEASE DATE: May 9, 2023 PAGES: 380 Home is not a place—it’s a feeling. Casey Black needs an escape. When her picture-perfect vow renewal ceremony ends in her being left at the altar, the […]


Book Review: Indigo Isle by T.I. Lowe

Book Review: Indigo Isle by T.I. Lowe

Posted June 12, 2023 / 12 Comments

INDIGO ISLE by T.I. Lowe GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romantic Southern Fiction PUBLISHER: Tyndale House RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2023 PAGES: 370 “Storms show up and there ain’t a thing we can do to stop them.” Sonny Bates left South Carolina fifteen years ago and never looked back. Now she’s a […]



Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Devotion by Jo Huddleston

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Devotion by Jo Huddleston

Posted June 3, 2023 / 13 Comments

DEVOTION by Jo Huddleston SERIES: Emotions of the Heart #2 GENRE: Inspirational Southern/Historical Romance PUBLISHER: Winged Publications RELEASE DATE: May 6, 2023 PAGES: 313 An outgoing woman. A sensible bachelor. A happily ever after? Bernice Thompson is an extroverted legal secretary. When her boss sends her to an out-of-state assignment, […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Cindy Morgan & The Year of Jubilee

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Cindy Morgan & The Year of Jubilee

Posted April 19, 2023 / 40 Comments

Pardon me a brief moment to (as professionally as possible) fangirl while welcoming today’s guest to the blog! I belted out several Cindy Morgan songs – albeit, woefully off key – while getting ready in the morning during high school or while doing homework in the evening. And I still […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Heather Norman Smith & Songs for a Sunday

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Heather Norman Smith & Songs for a Sunday

Posted February 10, 2023 / 12 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Songs for a Sunday by Heather Norman Smith, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Heather on the blog today to share some behind-the-scenes facts about her new book! SONGS FOR A SUNDAY by Heather Norman Smith GENRE: Inspirational Women’s/Southern Fiction PUBLISHER: Iron […]


Top Ten Tuesday: 2023 Debuts I Can’t Wait to Read

Top Ten Tuesday: 2023 Debuts I Can’t Wait to Read

Posted February 6, 2023 / 21 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is the 2023 debuts I can’t wait to read. To be fair, there are more than the 10 i’ve listed here today but some of the ones I’m excited about don’t have covers yet 🙂 I also went strictly with debut novels, […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Cathy Gohlke & A Hundred Crickets Singing

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Cathy Gohlke & A Hundred Crickets Singing

Posted April 6, 2022 / 21 Comments

I’m delighted to have Cathy Gohlke on the blog today to talk about her new novel, A Hundred Crickets Singing, and the appeal of Southern fiction! A HUNDRED CRICKETS SINGING by Cathy Gohlke GENRE: Inspirational Dual Timeline/Historical Fiction PUBLISHER: Tyndale RELEASE DATE: April 5, 2022 PAGES: 425 In wars eighty […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Valerie Fraser Luesse & Under the Bayou Moon

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Valerie Fraser Luesse & Under the Bayou Moon

Posted August 2, 2021 / 24 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Valerie Fraser Luesse to the blog today to share some fave scenes & a playlist from her new novel, Under the Bayou Moon! UNDER THE BAYOU MOON GENRE: Inspirational Historical/Southern Fiction PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: August 3, 2021 PAGES: 348 Restless with the familiarity of […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Donna Mumma & Fresh Scars

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Donna Mumma & Fresh Scars

Posted June 23, 2021 / 16 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Fresh Scars by Donna Mumma, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to chat with Donna about her book today! FRESH SCARS by Donna Mumma Publisher: Firefly Southern Fiction (Iron Stream Media) Release Date: June 15, 2021 Genre: Southern Fiction Time heals […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): T.I. Lowe & Under the Magnolias

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): T.I. Lowe & Under the Magnolias

Posted May 4, 2021 / 45 Comments

Y’all. I am SO EXCITED to have T.I. Lowe on the blog today because – you’re going to love this – she’s here to chat about why her newest hero, Vance Cumberland from Under the Magnolias, is the ideal book boyfriend!! She is definitely speaking my book-boyfriend-collecting heart’s language 🙂 […]



First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Dust

First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Dust

Posted March 26, 2021 / 5 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 Dust by Eva Marie Everson, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity […]



Cover Reveal: For the Love of Joy by Janet W. Ferguson

Cover Reveal: For the Love of Joy by Janet W. Ferguson

Posted October 28, 2020 / 14 Comments

I think it’s safe to say that 2020 has been a rough year for all of us, and I’m a firm believer in the power of laughter, good stories, and swoony kisses to cheer the heart. That’s what I’m delighted to share the cover of For the Love of Joy […]


Book Review: The Cedar Key by Stephenia H. McGee

Book Review: The Cedar Key by Stephenia H. McGee

Posted October 7, 2020 / 17 Comments

THE CEDAR KEY GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance PUBLISHER: By the Vine Press RELEASE DATE: October 6, 2020 PAGES: 270 Could the key to Casey’s future be hidden in someone else’s past? Casey Adams unexpectedly inherits an old Victorian house full of other people’s memories. Stuck in a quirky little Mississippi […]