Thursday, March 31, 2022

Malicious Intent

Title: Malicious Intent

Series: Defend and Protect #2

Author: Lynn H. Blackburn

Genre: Suspense, Christian Fiction, Romance

Publisher: Revell

Source: Publisher Provided/Net Galley

My Review:

Wow. Just wow. 

Can I leave it at that? 

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Diamond in the Rough

Title: Diamond in the Rough

Series: American Heiresses #2

Author: Jen Turano

Publisher: Bethany House

Genre: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Humor, Romance

Source: Owned

My review:

Jen Turano is quickly becoming a go-to author for me. Her stories are delightful and humorous. 

Can't Wait Wednesday-A Promise Engraved

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Typically they are books that have not been released yet. This week I am sharing A Promise Engraved by Liz Tolsma. This is book 8 in the Doors to the Past series. Each book is a standalone novel that feature a dual-time period romantic suspense story set against a historic American landmark. It is set to be released May 1, 2022. I have loved each book that I have read in the series and can't wait to read this one as well!

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday-Books I think could be classics someday

Happy Tuesday, my bookish friends!! I hope you all are doing well. Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is 21st century books I think will become classics. This is an interesting topic and is going to require some brain power, LOL. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can head over there to see what our other bookish friends are up to today. Today's great topic was submitted by Lisa of Hopewell.

I headed over to Goodreads to make this list. I started with my favorites and only picked books that had over 10,000 ratings, in some cases over 100,000 😲

Ten + 21st century books I think will/could become classics:

Love Does

Title: Love Does

Author: Bob Goff

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Genre: Christian Nonfiction, Religion, Spirituality

Source: Owned

My review:

Love Does is the first book I have read by Bob Goff. I look forward to reading more of his works.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Loving Lovina

Title: Loving Lovina

Series: The Infamous Amish Series #3

Author: Patricia Johns

Publisher: Kensington Books

Genre: Amish, Christian Fiction, Romance

Source: Net Galley

My review:

Loving Lovina is the third book in The Infamous Amish series. Ideally, reading the first two books before this one would be best. It can be read as a stand-alone novel but there is a lot of backstories. 

Sunday, March 27, 2022

In the Field of Grace

Title: In the Field of Grace

Author: Tessa Afshar

Publisher: River North

Genre: Biblical Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction

Source: Owned

My review:

In the Field of Grace is based on the story of Ruth and Boaz in the Bible. It stays true to the Biblical accounts while fleshing out the story. It is a slow and easy read. 

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Stacking the Shelves #16, Sunday Post #13, Sunday Salon #8

Hey bookish friends! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend. Today I am in Ohio visiting my daughter at college. It is cooooold and there is a little snow on my car! We are going to do a few things together, and while she is doing homework/sleeping I am going to read and blog. Tomorrow she has a concert tour and I am looking forward to watching her choir perform and seeing her sing a solo 😀 Monday I will head back home. What are your plans for the weekend?

Thursday, March 24, 2022

First Line Friday #44-Malicious Intent

Happy Friday, my bookish friends! Any plans for the weekend? Today I am traveling to Ohio to see my daughter for the weekend. I have three audio books lined up to get me there and back! Tomorrow and Sunday will be helping my daughter with a few things and then relaxing. Sunday evening her choir has a concert and she is singing a solo! I can't wait to hear them perform. 

Welcome back to First Line Friday hosted by Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower!! I am also linking up with Gilion on Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings. This is where you share the beginning of the book that you are reading. To join in the fun grab the book you are reading and leave a comment with the first line (or your link).  This week I am reading Malicious Intent by Lynn Blackburn.

Counterfeit Love Review + Giveaway

Title: Counterfeit Love

Series: Hidden Hearts of the Gilded Age #1

Author: Crystal Caudill

Publisher: Kregel

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romantic Suspense

Source: Publisher Provided

My review:

What a stunning debut novel by Crystal Caudill! From the gorgeous cover to the story between the pages, Caudill has knocked it out of the park. I am thrilled there will be two more books of the Hidden Hearts of the Gilded Age series.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Battle Prayers Blog Blitz + Giveaway

Battle Prayers JustRead Blog Blitz

Welcome to the Blog Blitz for Battle Prayers by Michael Klassen and Thomas Freiling, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Battle PrayersTitle: Battle Prayers

Author: Michael Klassen and Thomas Freiling

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Release Date: Feb 15, 2022

Genre: Christian, Spiritual Growth, Prayer

Do the unending obstacles you face make you feel like you’re in a constant spiritual battle? Arm yourself with 100 prayers that will uplift and encourage you during the difficult moments of life.

It can be difficult to find the right words when you’re praying through hard times. In Battle Prayers, find a classic model to lift your prayers to God, not only for yourself, but others.

Can't Wait Wednesday-The Souls of Lost Lake

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Typically they are books that have not been released yet. This week I am sharing The Souls of Lost Lake by Jaime Jo Wright. It is set to be released on April 5, 2022. I have loved all the books I have read of hers (and I have a nice back list to catch up on 😀), so I have high expectations for this one as well!

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday-Books with Adjectives in the Title

 Happy Tuesday, my bookish friends!! I hope you all are doing well. Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is books with adjectives in the title. I went to my Goodreads list and started with those that have been on there the longest and picked them. However, looking at my list I should probably be bothered by how often "dead" was used 😂  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can head over there to see what our other bookish friends are up to today.

11 books on my yet to be read, gonna read them someday list, that have adjectives in the title:

Monday, March 21, 2022

To Marry An Earl

Title: To Marry an Earl

Author: Karen Thornell

Publisher: Covenant Communications

Genre: Historical Fiction, Regency,

Source: Own

My review:

To Marry an Earl is a debut novel by Karen Thornell (published in 2021). For so long, I have said I don't like historical fiction, but I am finding that I enjoy Regency novels and historical fiction with hints of humor. To Marry an Earl falls into both of those categories.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Retying the Knot

Title: Retying the Knot

Series: The Fab Forties #1

Author: Liwen Y. Ho

Publisher: Liwen Y. Ho

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Christian Fiction

Source: Owned

My review:

Retying the Knot is the first book that I have read by Liwen Y. Ho, and I would like to try other books by her.

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Stacking the Shelves #15, Sunday Post #12, Sunday Salon #7

Hey bookish friends! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend. Today is a bit dreary but it's supposed to clear up and get to about 77 degrees. I took a walk with my husband this morning and plan to catch up on some reviews before heading to a gender reveal party this afternoon. What are your plans for the weekend?

Friday, March 18, 2022

First Line Friday #43-To Marry An Earl

Happy Friday, my bookish friends! Any plans for the weekend? Tomorrow I am going to read and relax before going to a gender reveal party. Tomorrow is Church and youth group. Welcome back to First Line Friday hosted by Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower!! I am also linking up with Gilion on Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings. This is where you share the beginning of the book that you are reading. To join in the fun grab the book you are reading and leave a comment with the first line (or your link).  This week I am reading To Marry an Earl by Karen Thornell.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

A Sparkle of Silver

Title: A Sparkle of Silver

Series: Georgia Coast Romance #1

Author: Liz Johnson

Publisher: Revell

Genre: Christian Fiction, Romance, Contemporary

Source: Kindle Owned

My review:

A Sparkle of Silver was a slow read with a theme of forgiveness and faith. There are hints of mystery, old journals, secrets, and a treasure hunt.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Can't Wait Wednesday-Sea Glass Cottage

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Typically they are books that have not been released yet. This week I am sharing Sea Glass Cottage by Irene Hannon. It is the eighth book of the Hope Harbor Series. I really love this series, not just for the location, but for the wonderful, quirky characters! It's anticipated release date is April 5, 2022.

Flights of Fancy

Title: Flights of Fancy

Series: American Heiresses #1

Author: Jen Turano

Publisher: Bethany House

Genre:Historical Fiction, Humor, Christian Fiction, Romance

Source: Kindle Owned

My review:

You all know I am a huge fan of Jen Turano. The more I read her books, the more books of hers I want to read. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday-Books on my Spring TBR

Happy Tuesday, my bookish friends!! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is books on your spring TBR list. I shared a similar list last week and some of these are repeats, so I am very sorry for the ones you have already seen!  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can head over there to see what our other bookish friends are up to today.

Top Ten Books on my spring tbr:

Monday, March 14, 2022

Laurel's Dream

Title: My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge: Laurel's Dream

Series: My Heart Belongs in...

Author: Pepper Basham

Publisher: Barbour Books

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance

Source: Kindle Own

My review:

I enjoy Pepper Basham's works. She possesses an incredible talent for bringing the words on the page alive with her vivid descriptions and attention to detail.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Knox

Title: Knox

Series: Montana Marshalls #1

Author: Susan May Warren

Publisher: SDG Publishing

Genre: Christian Fiction, Romance, Contemporary

Source: Kindle Owned

My review:

Unpopular opinion ahead.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Stacking the Shelves #14, Sunday Post #11, Sunday Salon #6

Hey bookish friends! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend. I am headed to a Bible Quiz meet today, it's something my kiddos have participated in for years and it's my sons last one (my daughter finished 2 years ago). What are your plans for the weekend?

Friday, March 11, 2022

First Line Friday #42-Knox

Happy Friday, my bookish friends! Any plans for the weekend? Tomorrow is my son's last Bible Quizzing event ever so I am going to that, which will take most of the day Sunday is Church in the morning and teaching youth in the evening. Welcome back to First Line Friday hosted by Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower!! I am also linking up with Gilion on Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings. This is where you share the beginning of the book that you are reading. To join in the fun grab the book you are reading and leave a comment with the first line (or your link).  This week I am reading Knox by Susan May Warren. This is the first book in The Montana Marshalls series. 

Thursday, March 10, 2022

In Search of a Prince

Title: In Search of a Prince

Author: Toni Shiloh

Publisher: Bethany House

Genre: Christian Fiction, Contemporary, Romance

Source: Publisher Provided

My review:

In Search of a Prince starts with a nod toward Princess Diaries. It then goes on with an original storyline, set on a fictional island off the coast of Africa. This is my first introduction to Toni Shiloh's work, but it will not be my last.

What Happened at the Cross-Blog Blitz+Giveaway

What Happened at the Cross JustRead Blog Blitz

Welcome to the Blog Blitz for What Happened at the Cross by Billy Graham, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title:What Happened at the Cross What Happened at the Cross

Author: Billy Graham

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Release Date: November 23, 2021

Genre: Christian, Spiritual Growth, Easter

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Can't Wait Wednesday-Mulberry Hollow

 Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Typically they are books that have not been released yet. This week I am sharing Mulberry Hollow by Denise Hunter. This is the second book in the Riverbend series and it's anticipated release date is 4.19.22. I have been anticipating this one since I finished the first book!

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Meet Me in the Margins

Title: Meet Me in the Margins

Author: Melissa Ferguson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Genre: Christian Fiction, Contemporary Fiction,

Source: Net Galley

My review:

I have read several books by Melissa Ferguson. My favorite book of hers is The Dating Charade. Meet Me in the Margins would be a close second.

Top Ten Tuesday-No library month

Happy Tuesday, my bookish friends!! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is books with your favorite trope/theme. While I am sure I do have favorite tropes/themes, it's not something I think too much about. So, I will be going in another direction today. Kami from Kami's Library Thoughts, is doing a "no library month" and I have decided to join her, a little belatedly. So, today I am going to feature the top ten books I own that I plan hope to read this month (especially since I have a few review books too). Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can head over there to see what our other bookish friends are up to today.

Top Ten Books I own and hope to read this month:

Monday, March 7, 2022

Edgewater Road

 Title: Edgewater Road

Series: The Rumors in Ross County #1

Author: Shelley Shepard Gray

Publisher: Blackstone

Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Romance

Source: Author Provided

My review:

Edgewater Road is unlike any book I have read by Shelley Shepard Gray. Her typical genre is Amish Christian romance, so this one took me by surprise. This is the first book in The Rumors in Ross County series a contemporary fiction romance.

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Dare to Love My Grumpy Boss

Title: Dare to Love My Grumpy Boss (Audio)

Series: Forever Marriage Match #1

Author: Ellie Hall

Narrator: Lorana Hoopes

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Fiction

Source: Scribd

My review:

Dare to Love my Grumpy Boss is the first book I have read by Ellie Hall. I loved the cover and couldn't wait to dive into this story. Add to that it was recommended by one of my favorite RomCom authors and I was in!

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Stacking the Shelves #13, Sunday Post #10, Sunday Salon #5

Hey bookish friends! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend. We had a busy week and I am worn out. I plan to chill and hang out with my family today. My daughter heads back to college tomorrow so I am soaking up these moments. What are your plans for the weekend?

Friday, March 4, 2022

First Line Friday #41-Edgewater Road

Happy Friday, my bookish friends! Any plans for the weekend? My plan for this weekend is similar to last week, tomorrow I will rest from another very busy/emotional week. Sunday will be busy and I need energy for it. Welcome back to First Line Friday hosted by Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower!! I am also linking up with Gilion on Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings. This is where you share the beginning of the book that you are reading. To join in the fun grab the book you are reading and leave a comment with the first line (or your link).  This week I am reading Edgewater Road by Shelley Shepard Gray. It is the first book in her new series The Rumors in Ross County.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Foundation of Love

Title: Foundation of Love

Series: An Amish Legacy #1

Author: Amy Clipston

Publisher: Zondervan

Genre: Amish, Christian Fiction, Romance

Source: Net Galley

My review:

I love reading Amish stories and Amy Clipston's in particular. I loved the cover of this story as it gives a good representation of Duane and Crystal. 

February Wrap-Up

Although we are already three days into March I still can't believe February is over!! I know it's a short month but it still went by so fast.

I read 18 books, dnf 5 (a record for me!). Click on the cover of the book if you want to read my review.

5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐for February:

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Can't Wait Wednesday-The Blackout Book Club

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Typically they are books that have not been released yet. This week I am sharing The Blackout Book Club by Amy Lynn Green. If I am being honest I am tired of books set in World War II, I have overdosed! But, I LOVE Amy's writing and I truly cannot wait to read this one because I know it will be fantastic!!!

 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Crowned with Glory

 Title: Crowned with Glory

Author: Dorena Williamson

Illustrator: Shellene Rodney

Publisher: Waterbrook Press

Genre: Children's Fiction

Source: Publisher Provided

My Review:

The cover of Crowned with Glory is what first drew me to this book.

Top Ten Tuesday-Books I've Never Mentioned on my Blog

Happy Tuesday my bookish friends!! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Books I've never Mentioned on my Blog. Since I started my blog in May this will be a pretty easy (I think) topic for me. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can head over there to see what our other bookish friends are up to today!

5 star reads for me that I have not mentioned here before and no repeating an author 😉