Res-Q Tyler Top Tour: Author Interview with June Mccrary Jacobs

 

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for RES-Q Tyler Stop by June McCrary Jacobs with JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: RES-Q Tyler Stop
Series: Tyler Stop, Book 1
Author: June McCrary Jacobs
Publisher: JMJ Story Stitcher Books
Release Date: April 22, 2019
Genre: Middle-Grade Historical Fiction

It’s the summer of 1968 in Sonoma County, California, and eleven-year-old Weston Gregg and his nine-year-old sister, Wendy, are looking for fun things to do during their summer break from school. When they discover some abandoned rabbits, they hatch an idea to make a positive difference for animals and people in their small town of Tyler Stop.

They decide to form ‘Rescue Each Species-Quickly’, or RES-Q Tyler Stop. Continue reading

March 2019 Wrap Up!

March 2019 Wrap Up

Hey there! March has been over for a while, but I was kind of procrastinating on this post because I was ashamed to tell you that I only managed to read two books.

I figured enough time has passed that I decided to go ahead and share with you what they were.

Continue reading

March 2019 Book Haul!

Hello! Can you believe that it is April already?! Where did the time go? In a few weeks Easter will be here. Since it’s kind of a busy time in my life and I’m behind in reviewing a buttload of books (book slumps probs), I didn’t take on as many books as I usually do.

Be on the lookout between this month and next month because I do have some fun stuff coming.

Anywho, it’s time to reveal the book haul! As always, many of these books I received from the authors, blog tour programs, or publishers that I received for free in exchange for a review. All thoughts or opinions are completely my own and can be found in bold italics.

Continue reading

Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in April

Spring is here, and there’s no better time to start earning free gift cards through Swagbucks! All throughout April you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash. 

Continue reading

February 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey there! February has come and gone. Curious to see what I’ve read and reviewed? Good, because it is time to talk about just that. 😀

As always any personal opinions or thought can be found in bold italics.

Let’s get started!

Continue reading

First Line Fridays: Redemption of the Mighty by Kenyon T. Henry


Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

I feel like this is probably one of the first days I’ve posted so far this year. Life has been on the crazy side. Between job hunting, getting more and more involved with my church, and keeping busy with books, I forgot all about First Line Fridays. I’m so sorry guys!

Anyways, I’m back and I’m so excited to talk to you about the book I’m featuring today.

And the book I’m featuring today is:

Redemption of the Mighty by Kenyon T. Henry

Continue reading

Other Bodies by Joel Ohman

Release Date: August 29, 2018

Publisher: whitefox Publishing Services

ISBN: 9781981916849

Genre: Fiction / Young Adult / Dystopia

About the Book:

For fans of The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, and Divergent comes a YA dystopian/light romance with a strong female protagonist who is forced to question everything…

In a world where immersive VR suits distort what is real from what is not, and the AI Personhood Act blurs the lines between body and bot, the choices sixteen-year-old Hattie Martins faces are very personal.

Welcome to Hattie Martins’ dystopian Philadelphia, where everything is not as it seems…

Continue reading

The Secrets of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel

Release Day: February 26, 2018

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718075729

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Romance

About the Book:

Lindsay Harrel presents a powerful story of healing, forgiveness, and finding the courage to write your own story.

A year after the death of her abusive fiancé, domestic violence counselor Sophia Barrett finds returning to work too painful. She escapes to Cornwall, England–a place she’s learned to love through the words of her favorite author–and finds a place to stay with the requirement that she help out in the bookstore underneath the room she’s renting. Given her love of all things literary, it seems like the perfect place to find peace.

Continue reading

February 2019 Book Haul!

Happy March! How is everyone doing? February was such a short a month that it was hard to keep up. Anywho, are you curious to see which books made my book haul? Awesome, because that’s exactly what today’s post is about.

As always, there are all books that I either received from the author, publisher, of blog tour program for free in exchange for an honest review or books that I purchased. Any opinions expressed are completely my own and can be found in bold italics.

Continue reading

Of Fire and Lions by Mesu Andrews

Release Date: March 5, 2019

Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah

ISBN: 9780735291867

Genre: Fiction / Biblical Fiction

Series: Prophets and Kings, Book Two

Check out my review for the previous book, Isaiah’s Daughter.

About the Book:

The Old Testament book of Daniel comes to life in this novel for readers of Lynn Austin’s Chronicles of the Kings series or Francine Rivers’ Mark of the Lion series.

Survival. A Hebrew girl first tasted it when she escaped death nearly seventy years ago as the Babylonians ransacked Jerusalem and took their finest as captives. She thought she’d perfected in the many years amongst the Magoi and the idol worshippers, pretending with all the others in King Nebuchadnezzar’s court. Now, as Daniel’s wife and a septuagenarian matriarch, Belili thinks she’s safe and she can live out her days in Babylon without fear–until the night Daniel is escorted to Belshazzar’s palace to interpret mysterious handwriting on a wall. The Persian Army invades, and Bellili’s tightly-wound secrets unfurl with the arrival of the conquering army. What will the reign of Darius mean for Daniel, a man who prays to Yahweh alone? 
Ultimately, Yahweh’s sovereign hand guides Jerusalem’s captives, and the frightened Hebrew girl is transformed into a confident woman, who realizes her need of the God who conquers both fire and lions.

Continue reading

Silencing Insecurity by Donna Gibbs

Release Date: September 18, 2018

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800729820

Genre: Non-Fiction / Christian Living / Women

About the Book:

Insecurity is easily the most pervasive struggle of women in America today. We have more ways than ever to compare ourselves to others–who are all prettier, thinner, smarter, more successful, and more put together than we are–and our sense of self-worth takes a serious beating on an almost daily basis. We’re tired of simply commiserating with writers and bloggers who share their own struggles–we want real, workable solutions about how to find peace with ourselves.

Continue reading

21 Days of Breakthrough Prayer by Jim Maxim, Cathy Maxim, and Daniel Henderson

Release Date: March 6, 2018

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 9781641230766

Genre: Non-Fiction / Devotional / Christian Living / Prayer

About the Book:

“Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:19–20). 

Are there things in your personal life, your loved ones’ lives, or your church life that desperately need to change for the better?
Have you been yearning for real spiritual breakthrough in the challenging situations you face?
Have you ever considered that God is just waiting for His people to cry out to Him in prayer together?

Continue reading

Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe by Carla Laureano

Release Date: February 5, 2019

Publisher: Tyndale

ISBN: 9781496420282

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Romance

Series: Supper Club, Book Two

Check out my review for the previous book in the series: The Saturday Night Supper Club

About the Book:

From the RITA Award-winning author of Five Days in Skye comes a sweet, romantic treat that will leave you hungry for more.

Baker and pastry chef Melody Johansson has always believed in finding the positive in every situation, but seven years after she moved to Denver, she can’t deny that she’s stuck in a rut. One relationship after another has ended in disaster, and her classical French training is being wasted on her night job in a mediocre chain bakery. Then the charming and handsome private pilot Justin Keller lands on the doorstep of her workplace in a snowstorm, and Melody feels like it’s a sign that her luck is finally turning around.

Continue reading

It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst

Release Date: November 13, 2018

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718039851

Genre: Non-Fiction / Christian Living / Women’s Issues

About the Book:

New York Times  bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances and shows readers how to live assured when life doesn’t turn out like they expected.

What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful? 

Continue reading

The Marriage Bargain by Stephanie Dees

The Marriage BargainRelease Date: January 15, 2019

Publisher: Love Inspired

ISBN: 9781335479006

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Romance

Series: Family Blessings, Book Four

Check out my reviews for the previous books in the series: “The Dad Next Door“, “A Baby for the Doctor“, and “Their Secret Baby Bond

About the Book:

Jules Sheehan will do anything to keep custody of the two orphaned girls in her care—including a marriage of convenience with their uncle. Cam Quinn crosses the globe as a travel writer, but he’s ready to settle down. Now tough, tender Jules is offering the home he’s secretly longed for. Can this marriage in name only become a family of the heart? Continue reading

Their Secret Baby Bond by Stephanie Dees

Their Secret Baby BondRelease Date: February 28, 2019

Publisher: Love Inspired

ISBN: 9781335509390

Genre:  Fiction / Contemporary / Romance

Series: Family Blessings, Book Three

Check out my reviews for the previous books: “The Dad Next Door” and “A Baby for the Doctor“.

About the Book:

He wanted roots. She chose a career. Can a baby bring them back together?

Wynn Sheehan planned to change the world—not return to Alabama alone and pregnant. Her life is in shambles, but at least she can help take care of Latham Grant’s ailing grandpa. Latham isn’t ready to trust the woman who eagerly left him and their small town behind. But can they ignore the spark rekindled by unexpected Family Blessings? Continue reading

In His Image by Jen Wilkin

In His ImageRelease Date: May 31, 2018

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781433549878

Genre: Non-Fiction / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth / Theology

About the Book:

After first teaching women to go deeper in their study of the Bible in Women of the Word, and then unpacking why our limits are a good thing in light of God’s limitlessness in None Like Him, best-selling author and Bible teacher Jen Wilkin helps readers see what human beings are to be like as they reflect the image of their Creator. In His Image explores 10 attributes of God that Christians are called to reflect—they are called to be holy, loving, just, good, merciful, gracious, faithful, patient, truthful, and wise. This book calls readers to discover the freedom and purpose in becoming all that God made them to be. Continue reading

January 2019 Book Haul!

january2019bookhaul21

Hello there!! I’m so sorry that I haven’t been keeping up with the blog as much as I ‘d like lately. There has been a lot going on in my life right now and my mind just hasn’t been able to focus on the blog or anything bookish.

Don’t worry though. Things are starting to finally calm down so I’ll be getting back into the swing of things with the blog again soon.

For starters, it is time to reveal the January book haul! These are all books that I either received for free in exchange for reviews through authors, publishers or blog tour programs or books that I purchased.

Let’s get started! Continue reading

The Searchers: Kelly’s Search for Family Spotlight & Excerpt

the searchers series banner

Welcome to the circulating blog tour and giveaway for The Searchers series of middle-grade historical fiction by Bertha Schwartz, hosted by JustRead tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

kelly's search for familyTitle: Kelly’s Search for Family (Searchers #2)
Author: Bertha Schwartz
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: December 1, 2018
Genre: Middle-Grade Historical Fiction

It’s 1880 and Kelly lives alone with her Papa, a lighthouse-keeper in Massachusetts. She longs to know more about her Mama, and Papa has finally promised to tell her the truth on her fourteenth birthday. Before Kelly can learn much though, dangerous men the notorious Blackburn Brothers arrive unannounced and take Papa away. Kelly is left alone and responsible for the lighthouse. Continue reading

The Searchers: Sarah’s Search for Treasure Spotlight & Excerpt

the searchers series banner

Welcome to the circulating blog tour and giveaway for The Searchers series of middle-grade historical fiction by Bertha Schwartz, hosted by JustRead tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

sarah's search for treasureTitle: Sarah’s Search for Treasure (Searchers #3)
Author: Bertha Schwartz
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: December 1, 2018
Genre: Middle-Grade Historical Fiction

It’s 1849, and when Sarah’s papa and brother strike out for gold, she is stuck at home to help take care of the family and farm. This task quickly turns dangerous as the Gold Rush rises in frenzy around them. Neighbors abandon their livestock and the family must fend off half-started miners ready to steal everything they have. Sarah decides to turn her circumstances into a business—feeding the miners in exchange for gold and labor. Continue reading

The Searchers: Daisy’s Search for Freedom Spotlight & Excerpt

the searchers series banner

Welcome to the circulating blog tour and giveaway for The Searchers series of middle-grade historical fiction by Bertha Schwartz, hosted by JustRead tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

daisy's search for freedomTitle: Daisy’s Search for Freedom (Searchers #1)
Author: Bertha Schwartz
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: December 1, 2018
Genre: Middle-Grade Historical Fiction

It’s the 1850s and Daisy, a slave girl from Alabama, is thrilled when her Mama is brought to her plantation to be the new cook. Six Oaks Plantation has been Daisy’s home for years, and the future looks bright now that she and her Mama have been reunited. The happiness doesn’t last, though, when a dangerous encounter with a notorious slave hunter endangers Daisy’s life. She has no choice but to run. Leaving behind everything she has ever known, Daisy strikes out alone on the Underground Railroad. Continue reading

Tamera Alexander’s With This Pledge Blog Tour (Author Q&A)

Banner_WithThisPledge_BlogJR

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for With This Pledge by Tamera Alexander, the first full novel of the Carnton series, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

9780718081836Title: With This Pledge
Series: Carnton, Book 1
Author: Tamera Alexander
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: January 8, 2019
Genre: Historical Romance

History takes on vivid life in the stunning first full-length installment of USA TODAY bestselling Tamera Alexander’s new series, The Carnton Novels.

What can a woman—a mere governess—do against the scourge of slavery?

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Clouston’s quietly held principles oppose those of the Southern Cause—but when forty thousand soldiers converge on the fields of Franklin, Tennessee, the war demands an answer. The Carnton home where she is governess is converted into a Confederate field hospital, and Lizzie is called upon to assist the military doctor with surgeries that determine life or death. Faced with the unimaginable, she must summon fortitude, even as she fears for the life of Towny, her fiancé and lifelong friend. Continue reading

A Baby for the Doctor by Stephanie Dees

A Baby for the DoctorRelease Date: September 19, 2017

Publisher: Love Inspired

ISBN: 9780373623075

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Romance

Series: Family Blessings, Book Two

Check out my review for the previous book: “The Dad Next Door“.

About the Book:

A Family to Call Her Own

After becoming a foster parent to a young boy, equine therapist Jordan Conley’s life gets turned upside down. Little Levi is in need of an exceptional pediatrician, which means seeking help from Dr. Ash Sheehan—a man that, despite her heart-pounding crush, isn’t her type. Her life is horses and hay, and she can’t imagine the suit-clad doctor in a pair of cowboy boots. As a confirmed bachelor, Ash has never been nervous around women, but there’s something about Jordan that flusters him, and working closely together doesn’t help. The last thing he’s looking for is long-term romance. But the more involved he gets, the more he wishes they could stay together…always. Continue reading

The Dad Next Door by Stephanie Dees

The Dad Next DoorRelease Date: April 18, 2017

Publisher: Love Inspired

ISBN:  9780373622771

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Romance

Series: Family Blessings, Book One

About the Book:

A Place to Call Home 

Lawman Joe Sheehan is desperate to bond with the daughter he’s just discovered he has. But as a virtual stranger to twelve-year-old Amelia, the task seems impossible. Until Claire Conley moves to town. A social worker renovating a mansion into a foster home, Claire is the first person to get through to Amelia. Falling for the single dad was not on Claire’s to-do list. But with Joe and Amelia around, the house finally starts to feel like home. Claire’s ready to fight to convince Joe that together they’ve done more than fix a house…they’ve built a family. Continue reading

30 Days to Understanding the Bible by Max Anders (Review & Giveaway!)

30 Days to Understanding the BibleRelease Date: October 23, 2018

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785216186

Genre: Non- Fiction / Bible Study and Reference / Theology

Stay tuned until the very end because there is a giveaway!

About the Book:

If you’ve ever confused the ark of the covenant with the ark of Noah, or Jericho with Jeroboam, Max Anders’ classic book, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible, is for you. In just fifteen minutes a day, you’ll learn the Bible’s key people, events, and doctrines to get more out of God’s Word. This simple-to-use, straightforward guide has been recommended by Bible teachers and pastors for thirty years, and now it’s available in an expanded thirtieth-anniversary edition—with the most requested topics from the original edition restored and updated for today’s readers. Continue reading

Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in January!

january referral

Start your new year off right by earning free gift cards through Swagbucks! All throughout January, you can earn large bonuses when signing up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash. Continue reading

The Devoted Life by Marjorie Jackson

The Devoted LifeRelease Date:  December 1, 2018

Publisher: Shiloh Run Press

ISBN: 

Genre: Non-Fiction / Devotional / Journal

About the Book:

Come Experience It for Yourself. . . Life Is Good with a God Who Is Great!

This topically guided creative journal for teen girls offers inspiration and encouragement for those who desire to live their lives fully devoted to Christ. Amidst the loud, confusing voices of the world, trying to tell them which way is the right way to go, girls need to stop, rest, refuel, and reflect in the presence of their truest Friend and most loyal heavenly Father. Whether it’s through creativity, meditating on scripture, prayer, or writing, readers will join young author and artist, Marjorie Jackson, for a time of life-giving fun, faith-strengthening encouragement, and God-glorifying growth. As girls connect with their first love, Jesus, they will begin to understand that life is truly good with a God who is absolutely great! Continue reading

Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton

Pretty in Punxsatawney_RD3Release Date: January 15, 2019

Publisher: Blink YA

ISBN: 9780310762164

Genre: Fiction / Young Adult/ Contemporary / Romance

About the Book:

Groundhog Day meets Pretty in Pink mashup from author Laurie Boyle Crompton, Pretty in Punxsutawney tells the tale of a girl willing to look beneath the surface to see people for who they really are. Continue reading

Swag IQ Referral Promotion


swag iq referral

Have you played SwagIQ? It’s a live trivia game show where you test your knowledge to win cash prizes. It’s free to play, just download the app to get started. To earn money, you must be a member of SwagBucks. It’s also free to sign up, and there are plenty of ways to get free gifts cards by using the site! Just click on my referral link to get started!

Here’s a little more about Swag IQ: Continue reading

December 2018 Book Haul!

December 2018 Book Haul!

Merry Christmas and happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday this month.

Now that December is officially over, it is time to reveal the book haul! So many amazing books released or were given to me this month. Continue reading

Author Interview: Kenyon T. Henry about The Chronicles of Stephen Series

Author Interview_ Kenyon T. Henry

Hello there! Today I have the opportunity of chatting with Kenyon T. Henry about his Chronicles of Stephen series. He has a new book, “Redemption of the Mighty” which will be releasing soonish.


About the Book:

Redemption of the MightyStephen embarks on another adventure that continues to challenge his loyalty, his friendships, and his faith. As the battle of a generation approaches, one of Stephen’s mentors and friends goes missing, along with many more from Enclave. He soon discovers more secrets from among the Mighty, which causes him to doubt individual motives.

As Stephen begins the search for his mentor, it isn’t long before he meets heavy resistance from Fallen and even Enclave. Enclave insists the battle against Fallen takes precedence, while Stephen’s need to find his friend begs to differ, causing a rift between him and some of the people he has grown to love. Through it all, Stephen must remember the charge previously given to him, “Find my lost sheep…”

Join Stephen in his battle for the survival of Mighty and all mankind. Continue reading

A Review and Q&A Session with Melissa from Literary Book Gifts

A Review and Q&A Session With Melissa from Literary Book Gifts

Hello there! Today I’m sharing something a different than usual which I am beyond excited about. If you’re a bookworm then you probably already know about the gazillion websites to order from with all kind of bookish merchandise. And since the Christmas season is upon us, I figured this would be a wonderful time to give a shoutout to Literary Book Gifts.

Melissa is the proud owner of Literary Book Gifts who handmakes every single item from t-shirts to tote bags. Each graphic is something bookish and she has so many items that are now on my wishlist. Everything looks like high quality and Melissa is super sweet. She has a professional mannerism and responds to every email as quickly as she can.

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Melissa about her website. Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee, and join us as we learn a little about her store.  Continue reading

WWW Wednesday

www wednesday

WWW Wednesdays are hosted by Sam of Taking on a World of Words.

Happy Wednesday! I love this meme because this is a fun way for you to have a sneak peek at what will be coming to the blog.

The Three W’s Stand For:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next? Continue reading

Silent Days, Silent Night Blog Tour (Guest Post)

Silent Days Holy Night blog tour

Let’s all get in the mood for Christmas with this blog tour and giveaway for Silent Days, Holy Night by Phyllis Clark Nichols, hosted by JustRead Tours.

ABOUT THE BOOK

silent days, holy nightTitle: Silent Days, Holy Night
Author: Phyllis Clark Nichols
Publisher: Gilead Publishing
Release Date: October 30, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction/Christmas

The sounds of Christmases past echo through a silent house…

Everyone in town knows Emerald Crest, the green granite mansion atop the highest hill: the legendary, lavish Christmas festivities that used to light up the nights— and the silence that followed when the parties abruptly stopped many years ago. And everyone has heard whispers about the reclusive, mysterious master of the manor, Henry Lafferty the Second . . . Continue reading

Kimberly Woodhouse’s The MissTaken Identity Blog + Review Tour

Banner_MissTakenIdentity_Blog

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for MissTaken Identity by Kimberley Woodhouse, a novella included in The MissAdventure Brides Collection, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

the missadventure brides collectionTitle: MissTaken Identity
Collection: The MissAdventure Brides Collection
Author: Kimberley Woodhouse
Publisher: Barbour
Release Date: December 1, 2018 (print)
Genre: Historical Romance

Love Is One of Life’s Greatest Adventures
Seven daring damsels don’t let the norms of their eras hold them back. Along the way these women attract the attention of men who admire their bravery and determination, but will they let love grow out of the adventures?

MissTaken Identity by Kimberley Woodhouse
1883 Texas
Headstrong, bubbly, accident-prone Abigail Monroe is on a quest for adventure away from society’s expectations. But her pursuits are unexpectedly thwarted when she is arrested by a handsome Texas Ranger. Continue reading

First Line Fridays: Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton

FirstLineFridays

Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

Soo…I kind of took a hiatus from reading this week to focus on God and His Word. Christmastime means business with setting up all of the decorations, parties, church gatherings, etc. Sometimes it is easy to forget about the reason for the season. So I’m purposely making Jesus my focus this year.

Anywho, I’m sharing about a book that I received an arc for and will be reading soon for a blog tour with Just Read Publicity Tours.

And the book I’m featuring today is:

Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton

Pretty in Punxsatawney_RD3 Continue reading

The Making of Mrs. Hale by Carolyn Miller

The Making of Mrs. HaleRelease Date: November 27, 2018

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 9780825445354

Genre: Fiction / Historical Fiction / Romance / Regency

Series: Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope, Book Three

About the Book:

Marry in haste, repent in leisure–Mrs. Hale is about to find out how painful that repentance can truly be.

Julia Hale ran off to be married in Gretna Green, following romance instead of common sense. But her tale isn’t turning into a happily ever after. Her new husband is gone and she doesn’t know where–or if he’s ever coming back. Julia has no option but to head home to the family she betrayed by eloping and to hope they’ll forgive her. Especially now that she might be carrying a baby from her brief marriage. Continue reading

Reason to Breathe Blog Tour (Q&A With Deborah Raney & Giveaway)

Reason to Breathe_Blog

We are excited to introduce Deborah Raney’s new series with a blog tour and giveaway for book #1 – Reason to Breathe – hosted by JustRead Tours.

ABOUT THE BOOK

reason to breatheTitle: Reason to Breathe
Series: Chandler Sisters #1
Author: Deborah Raney
Publisher: Gilead Publishing
Release Date: October 23, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction/Romance

Phylicia thought life was passing her by, but maybe this was love’s plan all along. . .

At twenty-nine, Phylicia Chandler put her life on hold to care for her dying mother with her sisters, Joanna and Britt. Now Mom is gone and their father stuns them all by running off with a woman young enough to be their sister. Life is moving forward all around her, but Phylicia feels stuck—until her father’s protégé, Quinn Mitchell, presents the sisters with an intriguing business opportunity to purchase a trio of cottages just outside of Langhorne, Missouri. Joanna and Britt are convinced the three of them should launch a vacation rental venture, but Phylicia remains skeptical. Continue reading

November 2018 Wrap Up!

November 2018 Book Haul! (1)

Happy December 1st! How in the world is it December already? The Christmas decorations are all set up, Christmas music is playing the background, the weather is frightfully cold here in Florida. It truly is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I was sick during the month of November and then Thanksgiving happened so I didn’t read as many books as I would have liked. However, I did read some fantastic ones.

Without further ado, let’s get started! Continue reading

November 2018 Book Haul!

November 2018 Book Haul!

Happy last day of November! Man, this month flew by incredibly fast. Where did the time go?

The house is all decorated for Christmas with Christmas music playing in the background. It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas. Especially with this cold weather we’re getting in Florida right now. Is it weird that I wish for snow but without the cold or the work of shoveling it?

Anyways, it’s time to reveal this month’s book haul! These are all books that I received from authors, publishers, or blog tour programs for free in exchange for a review or books that I purchased myself. I received a ton of great books this month that cannot wait to show you. Without further ado, let’s get started!

Disclaimer: There is no specific order other than when each book arrived in the mail.

Continue reading

First Line Fridays: The Making of Mrs. Hale by Carolyn Miller

FirstLineFridays

Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

I’m super sorry that I haven’t had much content for you guys the last couple weeks. The week leading up to Thanksgiving, I was sick and couldn’t focus on literally anything. Then Thanksgiving happened and things just got busy. So this week was mostly spent on catching up on everything I got behind on, including reading.

Anywho, I’m super excited to share with you this week’s book. This is a regency historical fiction novel that I think every Jane Austen fan would love! It is the book I’m currently reading, but I’ll have a review posted here on the blog and on Instagram during The Making Mrs. Hale Review Blog Tour with Just Reads Publicity Tours on January 1st!

And the book I’m featuring today is:

The Making of Mrs. Hale by Carolyn Miller

The Making of Mrs. Hale Continue reading

Ellie Claire Art Journals

unnamed (1)

Have you ever browsed Instagram and wished you could craft some of the beautiful lettering? I know I have. I’m just not very good at it. Thanks to these gorgeous journals from Ellie Claire, I now have a learning tool on how to create some of these beautiful lettering. Continue reading