Beauty of the Beast by Rachel Demeter (Book Review)

A couple of years ago I made a new online friend in author Rachel Demeter after I read her debut novel, The Frost of Springtime (which remains one of my most recommended books). I fell so in love with her storytelling in that novel that I immediately became a raving fan and I’ve basically cyber-stalked…

Wish Me Home by Kay Bratt (Book Review)

I put off writing my review of Wish Me Home by Kay Bratt for a few days because I’m feeling a bit conflicted over how exactly to present it. I loved the writing but sometimes the storyline was just so convenient that it turned me off. Cara (our lead) kept finding herself in these situations with…

Twitch Upon a Star by Herbie J Pilato (Book Review)

Raise your hand if you have watched and loved Bewitched starring Elizabeth Montgomery. I know I’m not alone. I loved watching her star as Samantha Stephens and twitch her nose to make magic happen. I remember being a little girl and twitching my own nose when I was alone to see if I could make anything happen.…

Too Blessed to be Stressed: 3-Minute Devotions for Women by Debora M. Coty (Book Review)

I downloaded Too Blessed to be Stressed: 3-Minute Devotions for Women by Debora Coty at least 6 months ago from NetGalley. I had so much going on between work, my blog, and my side hustle business that I wanted a quick way to reconnect throughout the day and help keep me focused. I do a longer…

My Favorite Romance Novels

Happy Valentine’s Day! Who’s in the mood for romance? I want to talk about books today and as I’m sure you’ve probably learned by now, I don’t read a lot of romance novels. It’s not my favorite genre and I find it, well, cheesy if I’m being honest. I’m always nervous to start one because…

The Officer’s Code by Lyn Alexander (Book Review)

I love reading historical fiction; it’s one of my favorite genres and despite how saturated the market is I continue reading it as much as possible in hopes that I’ll stumble across an amazing gem. I’ve read a lot of clunkers but I recently re-read The Officer’s Code by Lyn Alexander and remembered that there are truly…

How to Bond Over Books When Your Spouse Isn’t a Reader

I’ve always been a reader but from the very beginning of our relationship it’s one of the things that my husband and I didn’t have in common. I’d sit for hours and read while he’d spend time online, playing a video game, or watching a movie. I’d finish a book and launch in to this…

#30Authors Krystal Covington Reviews Grit by Angela Duckworth

I’m back with another round of #30Authors with my friend Allison from The Book Wheel. I joined in last year with this review of The Dark Road to Mercy. This year I’m featuring author Krystal Covington as she reviews Grit by Angela Duckworth.  First, what is #30Authors? #30Authors is an event started by The Book Wheel…

The House Girl by Tara Conklin (Book Review)

How long has it been since I shared a book review? Two months? Three months? I can’t even remember and when I can’t remember all I know is that it’s been too long. I actually finished The House Girl by Tara Conklin at least a month ago but I just never got around to reviewing it.…

The Railwayman’s Wife by Ashley Hay (Book Review)

The Railwayman’s Wife explores the power of beginnings and endings, and how hard it can sometimes be to tell them apart. Most of all, it celebrates love in all its forms, and the beauty of discovering that loving someone can be as extraordinary as being loved yourself. I joined the HFVBT book tour for The…

Behave by Andromeda Romano-Lax (Book Review)

I found Behave by Andromeda Romano-Lax a few weeks ago when I was browsing Netgalley for a few new titles to read. Initially I overlooked it because the cover turned me off. After reading Dear Thing by Julie Cohen (which led me to writing this post) I just wasn’t sure I could handle another book about children…

A Shift in Time by Lena Einhorn (Book Review)

    A Shift in Time: Finding the Real Historical Jesus was an interesting book! This is the kind of book that, despite it’s short length, took me forever to finish because I was continually stopping to read a section to my husband or to go online and research facts for myself. The basic concept is…

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin (Book Review)

**Spoilers** “Off with their – legs. That was the curious notion I had as a child.” That was the beginning of Chapter One. A cute quirky reference to the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, although the Queen preferred to lop off heads. Chapter One introduced us to Mr. Dodgson. His character immediately made…

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