Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Review: "It's Not Over" by Joshua Gagnon

Do you ever feel restless? Like you were made for more than what you're currently doing with your life? The good news is that, as long as you're still alive, there's time to work toward the dreams God placed inside you, because It's Not Over.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Review: "More than We Remember" by Christina Suzann Nelson

While my first instinct is always to pick up a romance, I do enjoy a good women's fiction novel every so often ... and More Than We Remember fits the bill!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Read with Us 2020: A Book Published in the Decade You Were Born

For February's category, we picked A Book Published in the Decade You Were Born ... which means you'll get two books from the '80s and one from the '90s.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Review: "Traces" by Denise Weimer

Traces by Denise Weimer

Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Traces by Denise Weimer, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I've been reading a ton of historical fiction lately—mainly Regency and Victorian romance—so it was nice to have a change of pace with this suspense novel.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Review: "The Runaway Bride" by Jody Hedlund

After reading the first book in Jody Hedlund's Bride Ships series last year, I've been eagerly awaiting book two, and it's finally here!

(Fortunately for me, in the intervening time, Hedlund published an entire YA series, so I wasn't completely without her books!)

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Review: "The Winter Companion" by Mimi Matthews

Sometimes, you get a taste of an author's writing and fall completely in love. It's happened to me a few times ... most recently with Mimi Matthews!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Review: "Promised" by Leah Garriott

Welcome to my stop on the Promised blog tour! (You can see the full schedule below.) Over the last several years, I've fallen in love with Regency romance, so when I heard about the Promised tour, I was eager to join—not just because of the Regency aspect, but also because it's part of Shadow Mountain Publishing's "Proper Romance" line, which I've been curious about 🙂.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Review: "A Convenient Fiction" by Mimi Matthews

Oh, my. Mimi Matthews just keeps getting better! This is the sixth of her books that I've read, and it's definitely in my top two. (I adored The Lost Letter, and I think it still gets the edge, but just barely.)

Friday, February 28, 2020

Review: "My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge: Laurel's Dream" by Pepper Basham

I have really enjoyed several of Pepper Basham's contemporary romances, and I've heard good things about her historicals, but I hadn't read any until I received My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge as part of a blind tour with JustRead Tours. This made for a perfect "blind date with a book"!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Review: "Two Steps Forward" by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Let me start this out Hank Lapp syle: IT'S FINALLY JIMMY FISHER'S TURN!!!

Jimmy Fisher has long been a recurring character in Suzanne Woods Fisher's novels set in the Stoney Ridge Amish community, and I'm so glad it's finally his turn to grow up and find love.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Review: "The Land Beneath Us" by Sarah Sundin

Wow, did I have a great reading weekend or what?!? On Friday, I finished up Jessica Kate's romantic comedy A Girl's Guide to the Outback (see my review here), and then I spent hours on Saturday and Sunday reading The Land Beneath Us. Both books were wonderful!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Grand Finale Blitz: "The Fifth Avenue Story Society" by Rachel Hauck

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

I hope you enjoyed the excerpt from The Fifth Avenue Story Society I posted the other day! (If you missed it, you can see it here.) Keep reading to see what the other tour hosts shared, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Review: "A Girl's Guide to the Outback" by Jessica Kate

You know how they talk about the sophomore slump? That is certainly not the case with Jessica Kate's second novel—I adored A Girl's Guide to the Outback!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Excerpt & Giveaway: "The Fifth Avenue Story Society" by Rachel Hauck

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Welcome to my stop on The Fifth Avenue Story Society blog tour! While I haven't had a chance to read the novel (yet!), I'm excited to share an excerpt with you. And be sure to scroll down and enter the giveaway while you're here!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Review: "The Bridge to Belle Island" by Julie Klassen

Every year, I look forward to reading Julie Klassen's new release! After several years of writing a series (the excellent Tales from Ivy Hill), she's back with a stand-alone novel, The Bridge to Belle Island.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Review: "End Game" by Rachel Dylan

Do you enjoy reading books set in cities you've visited? I do, especially when the author mentions places/landmarks I've been to myself. I spent a week in Washington, D.C., the setting of End Game, last spring, and I loved finding places I recognized in the book!

Read with Us 2020: A Book Recommended by Someone You Trust

Hello, friends! Four years ago, my sisters and I (and sometimes our mom and brother) attempted the Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge. (For some reason that I can't remember, I made all of our posts on my personal—and now basically defunct—blog. But you can see those posts here.) We decided to try again this year ... hopefully we'll be more successful than we were the last time around!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Review: "The Way of the Brave" by Susan May Warren

Anytime Susan May Warren releases a new book, my reaction is "yes, please!" It's a no-brainer! And since she's such a prolific writer, it feels like I constantly have a new book of hers to read ... and I'm certainly not complaining about that 😀.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Review: "An Uncommon Woman" by Laura Frantz

For a few years now, I've been hearing about Laura Frantz's books, but I'll be honest: I'm generally not a fan of 18th century-era fiction. But I finally decided to take the plunge with An Uncommon Woman, and now I understand what all the fuss is about!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Review: "The Thief of Lanwyn Manor" by Sarah E. Ladd

I just checked, and the last time I read a Sarah E. Ladd novel was in 2016. What??? She's one of the authors responsible for my love of Regency romance ... and somehow, her books fell off my radar. Well, no more—The Thief of Lanwyn Manor reminded me why I liked her books in the first place!

Monday, January 13, 2020

Review: "Love You, Truly" by Susan L. Tuttle

After reading (and loving!) Susan L. Tuttle's At First Glance last year, I knew Tuttle would become one of my "must read" authors. And then to hear that her upcoming novel was set on a reality TV dating show? While I'm no longer a card-carrying member of Bachelor Nation, once upon a time I was obsessed ... and I still love other entertainment based around that concept. So you could say I had high expectations for Love You, Truly ...

Friday, January 10, 2020

Review: "The Matrimonial Advertisement" by Mimi Matthews

Bookstagram made me do it. I'd never heard of author Mimi Matthews until some bookstagrammers I trust started posting about her books. And then I realized that The Matrimonial Advertisement was a marriage of convenience story ... and then it went on sale for Kindle for less than $2. I couldn't resist!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Review: "Seconds to Live" by Susan Sleeman

If you're a little "sapped out" after the Christmas movie season, Seconds to Live might just be the palate cleanser you need!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Review: "On Wings of Devotion" by Roseanna M. White

The first book in Roseanna M. White's Codebreakers series was so delightful (as are all of her books), so I was eager to get my hands on the next installment, On Wings of Devotion. Let's just say I wasn't disappointed ...

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Ranking Hallmark's 2019 Christmas Movies

The Hallmark Christmas movie season has (finally) come to a close. Yes, movies are still running 24/7, but all of the new movies have premiered, and the end of "all Christmas all the time" is in sight. Since I subscribe to Frndly TV, for the first time I didn't have to watch movies when they aired—I could record and watch later! This made my viewing experience so much better—I could watch movies in pieces ... or quit watching and decide later if I'd go back or not.