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Why I Love my Kindle and Why I Think You Should Get One Too

Why I Love my Kindle and Why I Think You Should Get One Too

I have had my Kindle Paperwhite for over five years now and it’s still going strong. Although nothing can replace the feel (and smell) of reading a paper book, I believe that for traveling and many other reasons, there is nothing better than a Kindle! […]

Book Review: If We Make It Home by Christina Suzann Nelson

Book Review: If We Make It Home by Christina Suzann Nelson

Take a journey to the wilds of Oregon in this unpredictable,  tumultuous, yet hope-filled novel by debut author Christina Suzann Nelson. This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure for more details. About the Book: Four friends lived in the same residence at the University of […]

Lisa Gardner’s Right Behind You out in Paperback–Series order for FBI Profiler series

Lisa Gardner’s Right Behind You out in Paperback–Series order for FBI Profiler series

    Lisa Gardner is my go-to author for intriguing mysteries that keep me guessing! She has multiple series: Detective D. D. Warren, FBI Profiler (Quincy and Rainie), Tessa Leoni, and some standalone novels. I would personally recommend reading each series in order, because the […]

Book Review: Magnolia Storms by Janet Ferguson + GIVEAWAY!

Book Review: Magnolia Storms by Janet Ferguson + GIVEAWAY!

Magnolia Storms is a very timely book for this year–partly set in the midst of a hurricane, it also deals with the lingering emotional and physical scars from Hurricane Katrina. The author has kindly offered up a paperback copy of this novel for me to […]

Book Review (and a bonus recipe for Apple Cider Doughnut Bread): Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh

Book Review (and a bonus recipe for Apple Cider Doughnut Bread): Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh

Courtney Walsh’s latest book is a sweet tale about second chances and finding out and following your true dreams in life. This novel had me longing for fall and a bite of a delicious apple cider doughnut! This post contains affiliate links, please see disclosure […]

Book Review–12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep

Book Review–12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep

If you enjoy getting into the Christmas spirit by reading holiday themed books, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep, the first book in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas series, will fit the bill with its combination of mystery and Victorian-era holiday setting. […]

Discover Two New Travel Memoirs

Discover Two New Travel Memoirs

This summer I wasn’t able to take a big vacation to a far-off foreign country, so I decided to immerse myself in a couple of new travel memoirs that helped me to live vicariously through the writers. I went from Vietnam to multiple countries all […]

2017 Carol Awards Results from ACFW Conference

2017 Carol Awards Results from ACFW Conference

I just returned from a whirlwind of meetings and classes and hanging out with friends both old and new in the Christian publishing industry at the American Christian Fiction Writers annual conference. Here is the press release about the ceremony and the award recipients. This […]

Book Review: Walk it Out by Tricia Goyer

Book Review: Walk it Out by Tricia Goyer

Have you ever wondered what it looks like to practically put your faith into action? What does it entail and how can you learn how to actively live out your faith in the world? In Tricia Goyer’s book Walk it Out: The Radical Result of […]

Guest post by Tricia Goyer: How Humbling Yourself Changes Everything

Guest post by Tricia Goyer: How Humbling Yourself Changes Everything

How Humbling Yourself In Your Time of Need Changes Everything by Tricia Goyer   The other day I was cooking dinner when my six-year-old son rushed into the kitchen. Beads of sweat slid down his red face. “I’m so hot. You never get me anything […]