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Book Review and Spotlight: Alone by Cyn Balog + GIVEAWAY

Book Review and Spotlight: Alone by Cyn Balog + GIVEAWAY

When her mom inherits an old, crumbling mansion, Seda’s almost excited to spend the summer there. The grounds are beautiful and it’s fun to explore the sprawling house with its creepy rooms and secret passages. Except now her mom wants to renovate, rather than sell […]

Book Review: The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon

Book Review: The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon

Sarah Monzon’s latest tale is a contemporary look at a Christian living in a Muslim country. It’s filled with adventure, romance, and moving spiritual content that will touch the hearts of readers. This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure for more details About the Book: […]

Book Review: The Last Day of Emily Lindsey by Nic Joseph + GIVEAWAY!

Book Review: The Last Day of Emily Lindsey by Nic Joseph + GIVEAWAY!

Nic Joseph’s psychological suspense novel is filled with some twists that you will not see coming. Once I picked this book up and started reading, my life pretty much came to a standstill until I finished because I was completely absorbed in the story and […]

Book Review: Secrets and Undercut from the Kill Zone Collection

Book Review: Secrets and Undercut from the Kill Zone Collection

I recently had the opportunity to read two suspense novellas from the Kill Zone:Ten Deadly Thrillers collection boxed set, which is filled with 10 short stories from Christian authors known for their mystery and suspense tales. This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure statement for […]

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! […]

Explore Seattle: Wild Ginger Restaurant

Explore Seattle: Wild Ginger Restaurant

After searching for a restaurant in downtown Seattle in which to enjoy a celebratory birthday lunch, I happened upon some reviews for Asian Fusion restaurant Wild Ginger, and everyone in the family agreed it sounded fantastic. Our son is attending college in Seattle, so we […]

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 […]