Monday, December 21, 2020

Review: "The Right Kind of Fool" by Sarah Loudin Thomas

If you need a break from this crazy (and highly unusual) season, let Sarah Loudin Thomas take you on a delightful trip to 1930's West Virginia.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Review: "A Castaway in Cornwall" by Julie Klassen

It's always a good day when Julie Klassen has a new release! She was really my introduction to Regency romance about 10 years ago, and I've never looked back.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Review: "The Sowing Season" by Katie Powner

It's not often that I pick up a book that isn't a romance (what can I say, I know what I like!), but I'd heard very good things about Katie Powner's debut, so I decided to pick it up. It was worth stepping out of my genre comfort zone!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Review: "Gentleman Jim" by Mimi Matthews

I mean, is there anything better than a new Mimi Matthews book? I can't believe I just discovered her writing this year! When I heard she had a new novel releasing, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it!

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Review: "The Gentleman and the Thief" by Sarah M. Eden

One of the highlights of 2020 for me has been discovering the Proper Romance line put out by Shadow Mountain Publishers. Sarah M. Eden has written several for the line, but The Gentleman and the Thief is my first exposure to her writing.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Review: "The Santa Box" (2020 Film)

It's Christmas movie season!!! I've been watching Hallmark movies for the last few weeks, and really, to me it's the more the merrier! The Santa Box is a new Christmas movie that released in theaters last Friday and will be available on DVD tomorrow. I had the opportunity to watch a screener of the film, and it's a good one!

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Review: "Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls"

If you're looking for a Bible for a pre-teen girl, the Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls could be just what you need. How do I know? I asked my 8-year-old cousin to help me review it!

Friday, November 6, 2020

Review: "While It Was Snowing" by Tari Faris

I absolutely loved Tari Faris's Until I Met You earlier this fall, so when I heard she was releasing a Christmas novella, I said, "Yes, please!!!"

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Review: "His Disinclined Bride" by Jennie Goutet

The "Seasons of Change" Regency romance series is one I've been slowly reading through, so I jumped at the opportunity to read the latest book, His Disinclined Bride, for review.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Review: "The Price of Valor" by Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren's Global Search and Rescue series (and, in a way, her Montana Marshalls series) ends on a high note with The Price of Valor!

Monday, October 26, 2020

Review: "The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus" by Jaime Jo Wright

October is the perfect time for some creepy/spooky/scary reads ... unless you're a wimp like me! I used to be all in for scary stories, but now I can't handle them. At all. So something like Jaime Jo Wright's mildly-spooky-but-not-scary The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus is perfect for someone like me!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Review: "The Key to Love" by Betsy St. Amant

I'm always up for a good "hate to love" story. For one thing, there's usually good banter. And who doesn't love watching enemies fall in love? (OK, this doesn't exactly fit the trope, but close enough for me!)

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Review: "Seven Words of Christmas" by Robert Morris

It may seem a tad early for Christmas books, but Seven Words of Christmas just released, and telling you about it now will give you time to get your copy in time to use during Advent!

Read with Us 2020: A Book Nominated for an Award in 2020

So ... in August, my sister Steph and I decided to pick the "book nominated for an award in 2020" category of the MMD Reading Challenge. I had read my book back in June, and she read hers and wrote up her review ... and then I totally forgot to post this! Oops 🤷

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Review: "Breathe Again" by Stacy Henagan

There comes a point for everyone when God's action (or seeming inaction) doesn't make sense. What then? That's what Stacy Henagan addresses in her Christian living book/memoir Breathe Again.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Review: "Dreamwalker" by Carrie Cotten

While fantasy/sci-fi/speculative fiction isn't usually my thing, something about the description of Dreamwalker drew me in, and I knew I wanted to read Andy's story ...

Monday, September 28, 2020

Review: "Beholden" by Jody Hedlund

Even though I left my teen years behind long ago, I adore YA romance ... but much of what's popular is more adult than what I'd want the teens I know to read. That's why I love Jody Hedlund's medieval YA novels - they feature chaste yet swoony romance, and they always have positive themes. Her latest series, which begins with Beholden, offers more of the same. 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Erkenci Kus: The Turkish TV Show I Didn't Know I Needed

I have never, ever, ever been one for subtitles. Read along with a TV show or movie? No thank you. About two weeks ago, all that changed ...

Friday, September 25, 2020

Review: "The Edge of Belonging" by Amanda Cox

I'll be honest: I picked up this book because of the cover. Isn't it gorgeous? Fortunately, the story inside is just as beautiful as the cover.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Review: "The Christmas Swap" by Melody Carlson

It's maybe a little early for Christmas, but I feel like in 2020, we should get a pass. Want to drink cocoa, listen to Christmas music, and read a Christmas book in September? Go for it!

Spotlight + Giveaway: "A Ranger for the Twins" by Tanya Agler

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Hi, everyone! I'm popping in today with a book spotlight and giveaway post for Tanya Agler's A Ranger for the Twins! This is a sweet contemporary romance in Harlequin's Heartwarming line. Check it out, and be sure to enter the giveaway below!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Review: "Pretending to Wed" by Melissa Jagears

I'm such a sucker for marriage of convenience stories! So I didn't have to think very long when the opportunity to review Pretending to Wed came along. I just said, "Yes, please!"

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Review: "To Love a Prince" by Rachel Hauck

If someone asks me to recommend a royal romance, my go-to is always Rachel Hauck's Royal Wedding series. So when I learned she had written another royal romance—and I saw that cover 😍—I knew I needed to get my hands on it. I wasn't disappointed!

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Review: "Molly" by Sarah Monzon

I've read a few of Sarah Monzon's books in the past, and I especially enjoyed her Book Nerds & Boyfriends rom-coms. So when I heard about her new Sewing in SoCal series, I knew I wanted to try it out.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Review: "Until I Met You" by Tari Faris

Last year, I was completely charmed by Tari Faris's P.S. Goodbye and You Belong with Me, so Until I Met You immediately went onto my "must read" list. I ended up devouring it in one day ... and now I can't wait for my next opportunity to return to Heritage, Michigan!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Review: "Her Unexpected Courtship" by Megan Walker

After loving Lakeshire Park earlier this year, I've been eager to get my hands on more of Megan Walker's writing. Fortunately for me (and for all of us), her new novella released earlier this week.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Review: "The Grown Woman's Guide to Online Dating" by Margot Starbuck

Online dating ... an area I've dipped a toe into once or twice but haven't done seriously in years. So I was intrigued when I heard about The Grown Woman's Guide to Online Dating ... and I also had to remind myself that reading a book wouldn't obligate me to get back out there!

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Review: "A Life Once Dreamed" by Rachel Fordham

Second chance romances are some of my favorites, plus I've been eager to read a book by Rachel Fordham, so I jumped at the chance to review A Life Once Dreamed.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Review: "Almost a Bride" by Jody Hedlund

After loving Jody Hedlund's first three Bride Ships novels, I was thrilled to discover she had another one releasing!

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Read with Us 2020: A Book Outside Your (Genre) Comfort Zone

Hi, friends! Better late than never, right? The start of school has had me reading less and blogging even less than that ... which is my excuse for why I'm posting this at the very end of August. In July, my sister and I decided to read books outside of our genre comfort zone. She picked World War II fiction, and I picked science fiction.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Review: "Start with Me" by Kara Isaac

I've read two Kara Isaac books in the past, and I loved them—especially All Made Up, which was such fun! So when I learned she had a new book releasing, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it!

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Review: "The Last Eligible Bachelor" by Ashtyn Newbold

It's been more than a month since I last read a Regency Romance, so of course it was time to remedy that! I just got a(nother) free trial to Kindle Unlimited, which is full of Regencies ... so when I couldn't sleep the other night, I went searching, and I landed on this one!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Monday, August 17, 2020

Review: "Fragments of Light" by Michèle Phoenix

I've heard great things about Michèle Phoenix's writing, but Fragments of Light is the first of her novels I've read. And I can tell you that it certainly won't be the last!

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Review: "Line by Line" by Jennifer Delamere

If you enjoy books featuring strong, independent women and a healthy dose of humor, Line by Line might be just what you're looking for!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Review: "Love and a Little White Lie" by Tammy L. Gray

Look at this cover. Isn't it gorgeous??? And it's sooooooooo fitting for the story. I love when covers match the book so well!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Review: "The Gentleman Spy" by Erica Vestch

After being completely charmed by The Lost Lieutenant, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the sequel, The Gentleman Spy. Fortunately, I didn't have to wait long!

Monday, August 3, 2020

Review: "The Lost Lieutenant" by Erica Vetsch

You know how sometimes books are so buzzed about that you have to read them? So many of my bookstagram friends have been raving about The Lost Lieutenant ... and I even featured it in what is one of my personal favorite Instagram photos (the "likes" don't agree, but I still love it!). Since I've been on a Regency kick lately, I decided to squeeze it in between review deadlines, and I'm so glad I did!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Review: "Sincerely Yours" by Kari Trumbo

Stories where people fall in love in unusual ways can be so fun, can't they? The concept of falling in love over the phone is what attracted me to Sincerely Yours.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Review: "Heart of a Princess" by Hannah Currie

I read and enjoyed Heart of a Royal last year, so when I heard a sequel was coming, I was excited ... until I heard it was about Princess Alina, one of my least favorite characters in the first book! But I also knew that Hannah Currie was a talented enough writer to pull off a book about an unlikable character, so I gave it a chance ...