Friday, November 17, 2017

First Line Friday - November 17, 2017

It's First Line Friday! Yay! I am always excited to see what books others are sharing! 

My first line today is from The Engagement Plot by Krista Phillips. It's about a couple who met and got engaged on a reality TV show, but apparently things quickly went awry. It looks like a great story and I am excited to read it!

Friday, November 10, 2017

First Line Friday - November 10, 2017

Happy Friday! Today is a special edition of First Line Friday. In honor of Veteran's Day, we're choosing books with a military, patriotic, or veteran's theme. I am excited to check out what books everyone has chosen. 

My first line today is from A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade. I chose this book because Jake, one of the main characters, is a former marine.


Friday, November 3, 2017

First Line Friday - November 3, 2017

Happy First Line Friday! It's hard to believe it's November already! 

My first line today is from Only A Heartbeat Away by Julianna Desmond. Isn't the dress on the cover stunning?! 


Monday, October 30, 2017

Review: Magnolia Storms by Janet W. Ferguson


From the Back of the Book

Maggie Marovich couldn’t save her father or her home from Hurricane Katrina, but she’s dedicated her life to meteorology so she can warn others when the monster storms approach. Except…she works three hours inland and rarely risks returning to her childhood hometown of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Both her single-parent sister and the ship pilot Maggie once loved refused to leave the Coast, despite Maggie’s requests. Now a hurricane’s headed toward Mississippi, and Maggie’s sister is seriously injured, leaving Maggie little choice but to head south—into the storm.

Friday, October 27, 2017

First Line Friday - October 27, 2017

Happy First Line Friday! Is it too early to be excited about Christmas books? I borrowed three Christmas books and one Hallmark Christmas DVD from the library last week. That wasn't my intention but that's what I came home with. I have a few other Christmas books inching their way up my to be read list, too. 

My first line today is from one of those library books Christmas at Harrington's by Melody Carlson. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Review: As My Parents Age by Cynthia Ruchti


From the Back of the Book

When our parents age, it can be lonely and heartbreaking for them and us. These forty reflections offer hope and reassurance that you are not alone in the process. Roles change, priorities are challenged, and difficult conversations must be had. But there are also precious memories to be made.

Friday, October 20, 2017

First Line Friday - October 20, 2017

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week. It's First Line Friday! Yay! I'm excited every Friday to find out what others are reading. I hope you find a book or two to add to your "to be read" list today.

My first line today is from Falling for the Rancher by Roxanne Rustand. I am looking forward to reading this book.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Author Interview - Melanie D. Snitker

I am excited to welcome Melanie D. Snitker to the blog today! I recently read and enjoyed Melanie's latest novella Finding Forever In Romance which is part of a collection of stories called Fall Into Romance

Melanie D. Snitker has enjoyed writing for as long as she can remember. She started out creating episodes of cartoon shows that she wanted to see as a child, and her love of writing grew from there. She and her husband live in Texas with their two children who keep their lives full of adventure, and two dogs who add a dash of mischief to the family dynamics. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys photography, reading, crochet, baking, camping, and hanging out with family and friends.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Review: Fiercehearted by Holley Gerth


About the Book

Every day we struggle to find more freedom, joy, and purpose. What if the solution isn't trying harder or being better but embracing the fiercehearted woman already inside us? A fiercehearted woman looks life in the face and says, "You can't beat me." She lives fully and loves bravely. She never gives in, never gives up, and never lets go. She dares to be who she is-imperfect and beloved.

Friday, October 13, 2017

First Line Friday - October 13, 2017

Happy Friday! I am at the end of an unusually rough work week and am happier than usual that it's Friday. My brother-in-law and his wife are visiting for the weekend which I am very excited about!

And it's First Line Friday! YAY!  It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line.


My first line today is from Finding Forever in Romance by Melanie D. Snitker. I loved this novella and am excited to read the rest of the collection!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Review: Finding Forever In Romance by Melanie D. Snitker

I was so excited when I heard about the Fall Into Romance novella collection! Not only is this a collection of sweet romances, but each novella features animals. ADOPTABLE ANIMALS! πŸ’•πŸΆπŸ±πŸ’• 

I interrupted all other reading to start this novella collection because I just couldn't resist the animal aspect of these stories! I started with Finding Forever in Romance by Melanie D. Snitker and I really enjoyed it.



Friday, October 6, 2017

First Line Friday - October 6, 2017

Welcome to First Line Fridays, now hosted by Hoarding Books!!!
More info on that in a minute.

I'm so excited that it's October! We are planning to go to a Pumpkinfest tomorrow. Fall is my favorite season! It's a great time to relax with a blanket, a cup of tea, and a good book.

Since it's Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line.

My first line today is from An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter. I loved this book and the entire series!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Review: True to You by Becky Wade

I didn't want to put this book down! True to You by Becky Wade is the first book in her Bradford Sisters series. I loved it! 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Review: The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson

The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson is a nice book to kick off the Christmas reading season with. 

First Line Friday - September 29, 2017

It's hard to believe it's Friday again so soon. But since it is...yay! It's "First Line Friday" with lots of book suggestions to look at. 

My first line today is from Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck. This book is from 2013 and is the first in Hauck's Royal Wedding Series. I enjoyed the series very much and if you like contemporary romance and reading about commoners becoming royalty, I highly recommend this series!


"What did he say? The storm gusts moving over the Atlantic must have garbled his words. 'I can't marry you.'"

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

First Line Friday - September 22, 2017

It's Friday again! I hope you had a good week. My week went by very quickly. I spent a few days at the beach where I got some quality reading time.

My first line today is from True to You by Becky Wade.


Friday, September 15, 2017

First Line Friday - September 15, 2017

Happy Friday! I hope this finds you at the end of a great week. I am looking forward to a weekend with lots of reading.

My first line today is from The Pattern Artist by Nancy Moser. I think the historical details in this book are amazing! If you enjoy historical Christian romance, I recommend this book.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Review: Paige's Turn by Jennifer Peel

One of my reading friends, who rarely steers me wrong with with book recommendations (or advice about life), recommended Paige's Turn by Jennifer Peel. Once again, she was right. 

Friday, September 8, 2017

First Line Fridays - September 8, 2017

Happy Friday! I am so excited to be joining this group of First Line Friday bloggers! I remember the first time I saw it on Reading Is My Superpower and thought it was such a fun idea. I'm thrilled to be participating!

My first line today is from Blown Together by Janet W. Ferguson. I really enjoyed the other books I've read in this series and am looking forward to reading this one.

Monday, September 4, 2017

First Line Fridays are Coming!


I am so excited to be joining a great group of bloggers for First Line Fridays! Every Friday this group posts the first line of a book on their blog and invites readers to share the first line of a book in the comments. It's a great way to learn about new books and authors. Check back on Friday morning for my first "first line"! 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Going for a Test Read

Have you ever wanted to take a new author for a "test read" without committing the time to an entire novel? I'm finding that an increasing number of authors are releasing (often free in e-book format) novellas that are prequels to a series. I've been loving these novellas and adding the novels in their related series to my To Be Read list! Here are a few that I have read or recommend trying.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Review: Dining With Joy by Rachel Hauck

I have liked every book I've read by Rachel Hauck so it was no surprise that I really enjoyed reading Dining With Joy.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

What Books Have You Reread?

In my recent post about Tackling the Fields, I mentioned that I am adding this to my "keeper shelf". I liked it so much that I want to reread it someday. It's just so hard to fit in "rereads" because there are so many books I haven't read yet that look so good! I have actually reread a few books over the years...multiple times! Here's my list:

Friday, August 4, 2017

Review: Tackling the Fields by Janet W. Ferguson

I could barely put down Tackling the Fields by Janet W. Ferguson! This book is going on my keeper shelf!



Sunday, July 30, 2017

Review: Just Right Romance by Dana Mentink

When I saw a fairy tale which included three dogs and was written by Dana Mentink, I immediately added it to my "to be read" list. Just Right Romance quickly went to the top of my reading list and I thoroughly enjoyed it! 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Review: You're Already Amazing by Holley Gerth

Reading a book by Holley Gerth is reading something warm and wonderful. You're Already Amazing was no exception.


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Summer Reading List

The weather is warm, school is out, and summer is (almost officially) here. That means afternoons spent by the pool with book in hand, staying up late because we keep thinking "just one more chapter", and lots of time browsing the local bookstore to increase our To Be Read piles, right? That's not how you can spend your summer? Well, me neither, but it sure would be nice if life took a reading break! 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Review: An Elegant Facade by Kristi Ann Hunter

What a wonderful book! An Elegant Facade is the second book in Kristi Ann Hunter's Hawthorne House series and it was wonderful to read. If only you could hear my happy sigh.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pretty Covers!

I am always drawn to a pretty cover. I don't always read the book, but if I think the cover is pretty, I'll  definitely take a look. Pretty covers just make me happy. Well, books in general make me happy, but there's something special about a pretty cover.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

Review: Almost Like Being in Love by Beth K. Vogt


I really enjoyed Almost Like Being in Love by Beth K. Vogt. The story was good and I was inspired by this book on a spiritual level.