Saturday, June 30, 2018

Author Interview - Karen Witemeyer

I am SUPER excited to welcome Karen Witemeyer to the blog today! I love Karen's books and her most recent release, More Than Meets the Eye, is now one of my all-time favorite reads. You can check out my review here. I think Karen has such a cheerful spirit wherever I see her on-line. Read on to hear more about that and to hear what else she has to say. :)

About Karen

Christy Award finalist and winner of the ACFW Carol Award, National Reader's Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, and Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, CBA bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes Christian historical romance for Bethany House, believing the world needs more happily-ever-afters. She is an avid cross-stitcher and makes her home in Abilene, TX with her husband and three children.

Friday, June 29, 2018

First Line Friday - June 29, 2018

Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! Today I'm sharing the first line from Falling for the Cowgirl by Tina Radcliffe. I am a huge fan of Love Inspired books and I really liked this one! You can read more about the book, check out my review, and enter (through July 4, 2018) to WIN the book here.

"'I like Zeb Turner for the assistant ranch foreman position.'"

Now it's your turn! Leave the first line of the book closest to you in the comments below then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is sharing first lines on their blogs today. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Review and GIVEAWAY: Falling for the Cowgirl by Tina Radcliffe

Welcome to my stop on the JustRead Publicity Tour's BLOG TOUR for Falling for the Cowgirl by Tina Radcliffe.


Title: Falling for the Cowgirl
Series: Big Heart Ranch, Book 2
Author: Tina Radcliffe
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: June 19, 2018 (Print) July 1, 2018 (Ebook)
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Western
Links: Goodreads l Book Bub

She won the job… Can he win her heart?

Hiring Amanda “AJ” McAlester as his assistant at the Big Heart Ranch isn’t foreman Travis Maxwell’s first choice—but his sisters insist she’s perfect for the job. And AJ’s determined to prove she’s just as qualified as any man. But with money on the line, AJ and her innovative ideas could put him at risk of losing everything…including his heart.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Memorable Monday - June 25, 2018

It's Memorable Monday! This idea was created by Becca from The Becca Files to highlight books that we've read in the past and are memorable to us. 

Today I'm highlighting My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade. I just finished Falling for You by the same author (you can read my review here) and was remembering other books that I've read by her. I remember reading My Stubborn Heart at the beach so I was able to read it in a couple of days which was a good thing because I didn't want to put it down.

Review: Falling for You by Becky Wade

From the Back of the Book
Famously beautiful model Willow Bradford is taking a temporary break from her hectic schedule to work as the innkeeper at her family’s small-town bed-and-breakfast. She was enjoying the peace of her hometown, Merryweather, Washington, right up until she came face-to-face with Corbin Stewart, the man she loves to hate. A thoughtful rule-follower by nature, Willow threw caution to the wind four years ago when she entrusted her heart to Corbin — then suffered the consequences when it all fell apart.
Former NFL quarterback Corbin is forceful, charming, and accustomed to getting what he wants . . . except where Willow Bradford is concerned. Unable to forget her, he’s never stopped regretting what happened between them.
When a decades-old missing persons case brings Corbin and Willow together, they’re forced to confront their past and who they’ve become — and whether they can risk falling for one another all over again?

Friday, June 22, 2018

First Line Friday - June 22, 2018

Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! I'm sharing the first line from A Defense of Honor today by Kristi Ann Hunter. I enjoyed reading this book and recommend that you add it to your summer reading list. You can check out my review here.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Review: More Than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer

From the Back of the Book

Many consider Evangeline Hamilton cursed. Orphaned at a young age and possessing a pair of mismatched eyes--one bright blue, the other dark brown--Eva has fought to find her way in a world that constantly rejects her. Yet the support of even one person can help overcome the world's judgments, and Eva has two--Seth and Zach, two former orphans she now counts as brothers.

Seeking justice against the man who stole his birthright and destroyed his family, Logan Fowler arrives in 1880s Pecan Gap, Texas, to confront Zach Hamilton, the hardened criminal responsible for his father's death. Only instead of finding a solitary ruthless gambler, he discovers a man not much older than himself with an unusual family. When Zach's sister, Evangeline, insists on dousing Logan with sunshine every time their paths cross, Logan finds his quest completely derailed. Who is truly responsible for his lost legacy, and will restoring the past satisfy if it means forfeiting a future with Evangeline?

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A Vast and Gracious Tide Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Interview with Lisa Carter

A Vast and Gracious Tide Blog and Review

Welcome to the blog tour and giveaway for A Vast and Gracious Tide by Lisa Carter, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


a vast and gracious tide Title: A Vast and Gracious Tide

Author: Lisa Carter

Publisher: Gilead

Release Date: June 12, 2018
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

A wounded veteran and the police chief's daughter must work together to bring a killer to justice

Caden Wallis lost friends, his girlfriend, and even his leg to the ravages of war. He arrives on the Outer Banks broken and still reeling, struggling to make peace with his new life.

McKenna Dockery has been stuck in limbo since her fiancé died three years ago. Now, when the handsome yet heartbroken Caden arrives at her doorstep, she starts to wonder if there may be hope for her heart after all . . .

But no sooner do they meet than a man is found murdered on McKenna's property--and Caden is the prime suspect. The two must learn to trust each other, or no one will be safe in the tangled web of conspiracy, greed, and deceit lurking in the tidal marshlands of the Outer Banks. 

Monday, June 18, 2018

Memorable Monday - June 18, 2018

It's Memorable Monday! This idea was created by Becca from The Becca Files to highlight books that we've read in the past and are memorable to us. 

I'm cheating a little bit today. Becca's idea is for us to highlight books that we haven't blogged about before. Last week I highlighted a memorable marriage book so this week I want to highlight a memorable book for singles. I did blog about this book before, but I think it's worth highlighting again. The book I'm remembering today is Praying for Your Future Husband by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Review: A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter

From the Back of the Book

When Katherine "Kit" FitzGilbert turned her back on London society more than a decade ago, she determined never to set foot in a ballroom again. But when business takes her to London and she's forced to run for her life, she stumbles upon not only a glamorous ballroom but also Graham, Lord Wharton. What should have been a chance encounter becomes much more as Graham embarks on a search for his friend's missing sister and is convinced Kit knows more about the girl than she's telling.

Monday, June 11, 2018

The First Gift by Ruth Logan Herne Social Media Takeover Tour

Welcome to The First Gift by Ruth Logan Herne Social Media Takeover Tour and giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I am excited to be able to be a part of this tour because I thought this was such a moving book. You can read my review here. I highly recommend it. I still think of this book every time I see a granola bar!

Memorable Monday - June 11, 2018

It's Memorable Monday! This idea was created by Becca from The Becca Files to highlight books that we've read in the past and are memorable to us. 

The book I'm highlighting today is The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian. 

Friday, June 8, 2018

First Line Friday - June 8, 2018

Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! I hope June is starting off well for you! 

I'm sharing the first line from Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh today. I think the cover is one of the prettiest I've seen! I also really enjoyed the book and you can read my review here.

"He shouldn't be here."

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Review: Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh


Price: 14.99 

ISBN: 978-1-4964-2152-4 
Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.25  
Binding: Softcover 
Release: June 2018 

From the Back of the Book
For Quinn Collins, buying the flower shop in downtown Harbor Pointe fulfills a childhood dream, but also gives her the chance to stick it to her mom, who owned the store before skipping town twenty years ago and never looking back. Completing much-needed renovations, however - while also competing for a prestigious flower competition her mother is judging - soon has Quinn in over her head. Not that she’d ever ask for help.
Quinn’s father and his meddling friends find the perfect solution in notorious Olympic skier Grady Benson. When his pit stop in the old-fashioned lakeside town leads to a fight and property damage, helping Quinn as a community service sentence seems like the best way to avoid more negative press.
Quinn finds Grady reckless and entitled; he thinks she’s way too uptight. Yet as they begin working together, Quinn sees glimpses of the vulnerability behind the bravado, and Grady learns from her passion and determination, qualities he seems to have lost in his pursuit of Olympic gold. When a well-intentioned omission has devastating consequences, Grady finds himself cast out of town—and Quinn’s life—possibly forever. Forced to face the hurt holding her back, Quinn has to choose: let go or risk missing out on the adventure of a lifetime.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Memorable Monday - June 4, 2018

It's Memorable Monday! This idea was created by Becca from The Becca Files to highlight books that we've read in the past and are memorable to us. 

The book I'm highlighting today is Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. After reading Becca's post from last week where she mentioned the PBS Show The Great American Read, I remembered seeing a couple of books I really liked on that list and chose to highlight one today.

Friday, June 1, 2018

New Review: A Search for Refuge by Kristi Ann Hunter

About the Book

"Margaretta Fortescue desperately needs to disappear from London society, and her only hope is to follow the rumors of another young woman who recently made a life for herself away from the glare of society. Her search leads her to the market town of Marlborough where, in spite of her efforts to avoid attention, she can’t seem to elude local solicitor, Nash Banfield. 

First Line Friday - June 1, 2018

Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! It's hard to believe it's the first Friday in June! Do you have any special plans you are looking forward to this weekend (besides reading, of course)? 

My first line today comes from A Stolen Heart by Amanda Cabot. I read the first book in this series, A Borrowed Dream, a couple of months ago and loved it. (You can read my review here.) I think the cover of this book is so sweet! I am very much looking forward to reading A Stolen Heart soon! 

"No matter what anyone said, she wouldn't believe this was a mistake."