Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Review: "Edenbrooke" by Julianne Donaldson

For literal years, I've seen some of my book blogging friends raving about Julianne Donaldson's Edenbrooke. I snagged it on a Kindle deal a while back, but it just sat there, unread ...

Flash forward to a couple months ago, when I was asked to join the blog tour for Promised, one of Shadow Mountain Publishers' "Proper Romance" novels. I practically inhaled the novel. Same story with the second "Proper Romance" I read, Lakeshire Park. So then I went looking for other books in the line, and I discovered Edenbrooke on the list. So I started reading ...

Monday, April 27, 2020

Review: "Lakeshire Park" by Megan Walker

Earlier this year, I read my first "Proper Romance," the delightful Promised (my review). I knew then that I wanted to read more of these books, so when the opportunity to join the blog tour for Lakeshire Park came up, I jumped at the chance. It was a good choice!

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Review: "Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire" by Jen Hatmaker

Five years ago, I was on the launch team for Jen Hatmaker's For the Love. I'm not exaggerating when I say that the book changed my life. (See my review here.) In the time since she wrote For the Love, Hatmaker went through a very public (and very painful) shift in some of her beliefs, which moved her out of the conservative Evangelical sphere where I still reside. I think it's very healthy to hear from voices different from our own, so I was eager to read Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire—knowing that I wouldn't agree with 100% of Hatmaker's words but hoping to understand a different perspective and find myself challenged.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Review: "The Socialite" by J'nell Ciesielski

I am always up for a World War II novel, especially when it's getting great buzz. I've been hearing good things about The Socialite for a while now, and I'm so glad I finally had a chance to read it!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Review: "Silent Shadows" by Natalie Walters

After reading Natalie Walters' debut novel Living Lies last year, I knew I'd found an author to watch! Somehow, I missed the second book in the series (something that will be remedied once my Libby hold comes through), but I was eager to dive back into the Walton, Georgia, world with Silent Shadows.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Review: "A Gift to Cherish" by Victoria Bylin

I read (and loved!) Victoria Bylin's When He Found Me last year (my review), so I was eager to read the second book in the Road to Refuge series, A Gift to Cherish.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Review: "The Thorn Bearer" by Pepper Basham

I've been a fan of Pepper Basham's writing for a while now, and I've heard so many good things about her Penned in Time series ... but I'd never picked the books up ... until now.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Spotlight & Giveaway: "How Do You Kill 11 Million People?" by Andy Andrews

11 Million People Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for How Do You Kill 11 Million People? by Andy Andrews, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I haven't had a chance to read this book yet, but I've enjoyed other books by Andy Andrews, and I'm looking forward to this one! Keep reading to learn about the book, and be sure to enter the giveaway!

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Read with Us 2020: A Re-Read

For our March book in the Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge, we chose A Re-Read. This turned out to be a great choice, as when things went upside down with the coronavirus, I had trouble concentrating on reading, and revisiting an old friend was nice.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Review: "Star Rising" by Janet W. Ferguson

Ever since COVID-19 overtook our collective consciousness, I've struggled to read. I just couldn't focus. But one day last week I decided to give Star Rising a try ... and I kept reading it until I'd finished it!