Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Review + Giveaway: NIV Adventure Bible Polar Exploration Edition

When I was in the third or fourth grade, I desperately wanted The Adventure Bible. My parents gave it to me for Christmas that year (I mean, were they really going to deny my wish for a Bible???), and I loved it and used it for years.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Book or Movie? "The Second Sister"/"Christmas Everlasting"

A whole passel of Hallmark's Christmas movies this year are based on books. I'm not really willing to spend money to read the books, so as of now, it looks like I'll only be doing "Book or Movie" posts for two of them: Christmas Everlasting and A Shoe Addict's Christmas ... because those are the two I could get from my local library.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Review: "Mark of the Raven" by Morgan L. Busse

While I enjoy fantasy now and then, it's certainly not one of my preferred genres. I kept hearing great things about Mark of the Raven, though, so I decided to check it out. Sometimes, it's a good idea to get out of my contemporary romance rut 😉.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Review: "The Second Sister" by Marie Bostwick

The Second Sister has been adapted into tonight's Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Christmas Everlasting ... so of course I wanted to read it before watching the movie!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Review: "The Wrong Bachelor" by Alexandra Moody

Beware: I feel myself going into a YA slide ... so if you're not interested in YA, let me apologize now for all the reviews that are coming!

I recently jumped on a deal to get three months of Kindle Unlimited for 99¢ ... and KU has lots of YA books, so get ready!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Review: "My Second Chance" by Judy Corry

Judy Corry's latest Ridgewater High novel deals with a subject that can be tricky: teen pregnancy. Having read her previous novels, I was fairly sure that, no matter where the characters began the novel, the pregnancy would end up being treated in a life-affirming way, but I was curious about how everything else—the sex that resulted in the pregnancy, the relationship between the main characters, and the choice for or against adoption—would be handled.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Review: "On Magnolia Lane" by Denise Hunter

Whenever I hear that Denise Hunter has a new novel releasing, my first thought is, "How quickly can I get my hands on it?" So of course when I heard about On Magnolia Lane, I had to read it!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Review: Ellie Claire Art Journals

Here's something different and fun! Just in time for Christmas, I got three art journals to review. Each is geared toward a different type of person, but all are fun!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Review: "Wait for Me" by Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren has a way of creating series with characters that end up feeling like friends and family. After I finished the Christiansen family series, I was hesitant yet eager to pick up the Montana Rescue series—how could I possibly love the new characters as much as I loved the Christiansens?

Well, you've probably guessed by now that the PEAK Rescue team has stolen my heart. I've loved every book in the series, and Wait for Me is no exception. Wait for Me finally wraps up Pete & Jess's story, as well as tying up the loose ends regarding PEAK founder Ian's niece Esme/Shae (who disappeared in the prequel novella If Ever I Would Leave You). And it's wonderful.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Review: "The Secret Language of Cats" by Susanne Schötz

As you know if you've been following my blog for very long, I have three adorable cats ... at least I think they're adorable 😉. Isis (unfortunately named, I know), Skaara, and Hammond have been part of my family for nearly 6-1/2 years.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Follow Me on Instagram!

Practically ever since I joined Instagram nearly five years ago, I've been a big fan. My account was basically personal stuff—family, cats, vacations, etc. But every so often, I would post something blog-related—a bookstagram photo here, a review post there.

Review: "An Hour Unspent" by Roseanna M. White

After penning two really enjoyable entries in the Shadows Over England series, Roseanna M. White is back to conclude the series with Barclay's story ... and it's the story that I've been waiting for!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Review: "A Sparkle of Silver" by Liz Johnson

Over the last couple of years, I've had the privilege of reading Liz Johnson's Prince Edward Island Dreams series. (Seriously, so good.) So when I heard about her new novel, A Sparkle of Silver, I had to get my hands on it!

Friday, November 2, 2018

First Line Fridays: "Wait for Me"

Happy Friday! As I sit here on Thursday night prepping this post, I've just returned home from choir practice (for our Christmas cantata), I'm sipping on a glass of apple cider, and I have a Hallmark Christmas movie on in the background. I love this season so much!!! (What I don't love so much is the cold. It's still pretty mild here—it dips into the upper 20's and lower 30's at night and gets to about 60 during the day—but I dread the day that it remains cold.)

Today, I'm spotlighting a book I've been anticipating for a long time—Susan May Warren's Wait for Me.