Top Ten Tuesday: Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit

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Hello and welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl!

I love traveling. Anything to do with the ocean and history are must do’s in my book. And of course, there are so many places that I would book a vacation to just to check out a particular bookstore or library.

Today I’m sharing some of the ones that I’ve love to visit one.

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First Line Fridays: Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall

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Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

It’s been said that Hurricane Michael is the third strongest hurricane to make landfall. Such a scary storm that I’m praying for everyone in the Panhandle who has been affected. I’m so glad that it didn’t come to the Tampa Bay Area at all.

Anyways, today’s book that I’m featuring is a novella that was recently released.

And the book I’m featuring today is:

Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall

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

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All throughout October, 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

Spooky Fun with the October Shop Swago Board!

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Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shop Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It’s a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you’ve never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly.    Continue reading

Author Interview: Linda K. Rodante & Warrior

Happy Thursday friends! Today I have the privilege of chatting with Linda K. Rodante about her latest release, “Warrior” which releases today! Mrs. Linda worked on staff while I was a student at Trinity College of Florida so it’s an honor to have her on the blog today.


WarriorAbout the Book:

For three years, Kati Walsh has hunkered down at a new place of worship to dab at church-inflicted wounds. Her one outreach is to her kickboxing friends at the gym, but she’s been praying for God to stir her heart again.  But she’s not sure that the new assistant pastor and his friend Reece Jernigan are what she asked for—because Assistant Pastor Josh Corbin plans to win the hearts of the north-side neighborhood, mostly described as “the hood.”

When Josh plans a prayer walk in the neighborhood, both the congregation and the police are wary, but Josh insists that prayer works. He believes in spiritual warfare—prayer, praise, and the Word of God. Reece, on the other hand, has been on the streets before, and his weapon of choice is a 9mm Glock. Two close friends with differing perspectives and both with an eye on Kati. But they’re not the only ones—the gang leader from the north side has taken an unexpected interest in Kati, too.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’d Love To Meet

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I’ve always dreamed of going to events such as BookCon or the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat, but unfortunately, I haven’t been able to go. There are so many fabulous authors who I would meet, especially the ones who have become good friends!

In fact, you can check out who my favorites are HERE. How does one narrow it down to just ten? It’s hard. Anyways, here are the top ten that I’d love to meet. Continue reading

September 2018 Wrap Up!

September 2018 Wrap Upl!

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. – Anne of Green Gables

Hello October! Can you believe it’s already October? That means the leaves change color, the air becomes cooler and all of the wonderful fall activities occur. I live in Florida so it continues to be summer weather.

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Hope Your Heart Needs by Holley Gerth

Hope Your Heart NeedsRelease Date: September 18, 2018

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800729547

Genre: Non-Fiction / Devotional

About the Book:

Understanding more of God’s character and how he loves us changed bestselling author Holley Gerth’s life in beautiful, powerful ways. She realized that she didn’t have to settle for “I’m fine” when there was someone whispering to her in every moment, “You’re mine.” The hope, joy, peace, and purpose she longed for were already there, in the heart of God. Continue reading

September 2018 Book Haul!

September 2018 book haul!

It’s been one heck of a month. Still job hunting and have had a few interviews, but unfortunately, I’m still struggling to find something. Anyways, are you curious to see which books showed up in my mailbox this month? Good, because it’s that time of the month where I reveal the book haul.

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First Line Friday: This is the Day by Tim Tebow

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Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

Fall is officially here which means it is time for all of the fun fallish activities to begin! Depending on where you live, that even means cooler weather and the leaves start changing color. Or if you live in Florida like me, the weather is still the perfect hot humid that makes the perfect weather for the beach.

Anywho, this week I’m featuring a non-fiction book. *GASP* I know, I know. I rarely ever feature non-fiction on Fridays. It’s almost always fiction! But, I kind of have a crush on this particular author. I’m sure you’ll understand why once I reveal who he is. Hehe.

And the book I’m featuring is:

This is the Day by Tim Tebow

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Christmas with the Cowboy by Tina Radcliffe Blog Tour (Guest Post and Giveaway)

christmaswiththecowboy_BlogBanner Welcome to the JustRead Publicity Tour’s BLOG TOUR for Christmas with the Cowboy by Tina Radcliffe.

ABOUT THE BOOK

9781335509796Title: Christmas with the Cowboy

Series: Big Heart Ranch, Book 3

Author: Tina Radcliffe

Publisher: Love Inspired

Release Date: September 18, 2018

Home for the holidays

A second chance at love on Big Heart Ranch Former Navy SEAL Zach Norman has been avoiding his ranching roots—and the woman he couldn’t have. Back to visit his brother’s widow, Emma Maxwell Norman, and her adorable toddler twins, the bah-humbug cowboy is roped into helping prepare the ranch for the holidays. Working side by side, can Emma and Zach overcome their troubled past…and receive the greatest Christmas gift of all—love?

LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | iTunes | Book Depository | BAM! | Book Bub

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WWW Wednesday

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

I love this meme because it allows me to share with you these three w’s and you have the opportunity to kind of see what is coming soon 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

Top Ten Tuesday: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Need To Read

Books to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump (3)

Hello and welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl!

Today we’re talking about books by my favorite authors that I still haven’t read. I’m a blogger. How is that possible? While there are many authors I’ve followed for years, there are many others that I have discovered after they’re published several novels. As a blogger, I tend to focus on the more recent books because there isn’t a ton of time, but I do try to read older ones when I can.

You can see a list of who some of my favorite authors are HERE.

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This is the Day by Tim Tebow

This is the DayRelease Date: September 25, 2018

Publisher:  Waterbrook Multnomah

ISBN: 9780525650300

Genre: Non-Fiction / Christian Living

About the Book:

The New York Times best-selling sports star and media icon motivates readers to stop postponing dreams and start making them happen now because–this is the day.

Beyond Tim Tebow’s exploits as a Heisman-winning football player, he is widely known and respected for his exemplary character and personal excellence, which have made him a role model for millions. When Tim interacts with the public, he often encounters people who feel “stuck”–unable to take action on matters ranging from daily life to pursuing lifelong dreams. In response, Tim often identifies a crippling fear or lack of courage, to which he advises: “now is the time to take some risks, to quiet the voices of defeat, to step forward and make a mark because this is the day.” In this inspiring, motivational book, readers will receive the advice and encouragement to daily move from “pause” to “play” in finding deeper meaning and success. Tim illustrates the book’s themes with stories from his personal life that will delight all readers, including his an update on his dream pursuit of a baseball career. Continue reading

A Christmas Prayer by Wanda E. Brunstetter

a christmas prayerRelease Date: September 1, 2018

Publisher: Shiloh Press

ISBN: 9781683226574

Genre: Fiction / Historical Fiction / Romance / Christmas / Novella

About the Book:

Beloved, bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter takes readers on a journey in 1850 along the California Trail.

Only the brave—or foolhardy—would attempt a cross-country journey late in the season. Three wagons meet up in Independence, Missouri, in April 1850, and their owners decide to keep forging ahead despite many setbacks and delays. December finds them in the Sierra Nevada Mountains when a sudden snowstorm traps them, obscuring the trail. Continue reading

The Hope Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter

The Hope JarRelease Date: August 1, 2018

Publisher: Shiloh Press

ISBN: 9781624167478

Genre: Fiction / Romance/ Amish & Mennonite

Series: The Prayer Jars, Book One

About the Book:

What happens when making an elderly Amish couple very happy means going along with a lie that gets bigger by the day? Continue reading

The Christy Awards Blog Blitz & Giveaway

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If there were a Christian fiction version of the Oscars, The Christy Awards would be it. And we are teaming up with The Christy Awards to help you read good fiction! Some of the best of the best, in fact. Last year’s 2017 Christy Award winners included The Lady & The Lionheart (Joanne Bischof), A Note Yet Unsung (Tamera Alexander), Her One and Only (Becky Wade), The Mark of the King (Jocelyn Green), The Silent Songbird (Melanie Dickerson), The Long Journey to Jake Palmer (James Rubart), and more! Continue reading

An Unpresentable Glory by Eleanor Gustafson

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Welcome to the blog tour & giveaway for An Unpresentable Glory by Eleanor K. Gustafson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

an  unpresentable  gloryTitle: An Unpresentable Glory

Author: Eleanor K. Gustafson

Publisher: Ambassador International

Release Date: July 1, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Romance

I trusted you, and someday, you may know just how much you hold in your hands.

Linda Jensen leads a relatively quiet life in Westchester County, New York, as the owner of a highly-acclaimed garden. Inherited from her parents, the garden is her pride and joy. What is not so joyful is finding a strange man sprawled near her delphiniums! The mysterious man is sick, unable to do anything more than drink water—and beg for secrecy. Ignoring all alarm bells, Linda sees to his needs, but her caring act takes on unexpected significance, an unpresentable glory. Seeds of trust, and perhaps love, are planted in Linda’s garden haven. But as secrets are revealed and scandal hits the headlines, the act of caring for this man threatens to tarnish both of their reputations. Like weeds in Linda’s garden, circumstances threaten to choke out their fledgling relationship, and small moments prove to be the biggest influencers—on a national scale.

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As the Tide Comes In by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall

As the Tide Comes InRelease Date: August 21, 2018

Publisher: Waterbrook

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Romance

About the Book:

New York Times best-selling author releases her first southern novel, a Steel Magnolias-meets-Sweet Home Alabama story set on St. Simons Island.

After losing two loved ones in a devastating tornado and suffering a head injury, Tara Abbott flees to St. Simons Island, where her disorientation causes the lines between imagination and reality, past and present to blur. Continue reading

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

September Referral Bonus

All throughout September, 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

WWW Wednesday

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

I love this meme because it allows me to share with you these three w’s and you have the opportunity to kind of see what is coming soon 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?

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The September Swago Board is here!

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The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering big payouts during on their September Swago Board, which runs from September 10th through September 17th at 9am PT! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case, you’re filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you’re thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips: Continue reading

Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnett

Where the Fire FallsRelease Date: June 5, 2018

Publisher: Waterbrook

Genre: Fiction / Historical Fiction / Romance

Series: Vintage National Parks, Book Two

About the Book:

Stunning Yosemite National Park sets the stage for this late 1920s historical romance with mystery, adventure, heart, and a sense of the place John Muir described as “pervaded with divine light.” Continue reading

The Cost of Betrayal Blitz Tour

The Cost of Betrayal Blitz Tour

The Cost of Betrayal

Welcome to The Cost of Betrayal Blitz Tour with JustRead Publicity Tours.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

When Detective Isaac Martinez lands in the ER with a gunshot wound, he pulls through thanks to trauma surgeon Ruthie St. John. But as the witness to a crime and possible corruption, Martinez is at risk from someone intent on silencing him–and those around him–forever. When he barely survives another attack while recovering, both he and Ruthie must flee, trying to outrun deadly killers while locating the evidence they need to end the danger.

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WWW Wednesday

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

I love this meme because it allows me to share with you these three w’s and you have the opportunity to kind of see what is coming soon 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?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bingeworthy TV Shows

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Hello and welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl!

Today’s topic is a little different from our usual ones, especially since this has nothing at all to do with books. This month begins the new Fall season so we’re talking about shows we think everyone should binge. Most of the shows I watch won’t be back until October so I’ll just share some of my favorites that I have recently binged.

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August 2018 Wrap Up!

Books to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump (2)

Happy Sunday! August has flown by so fast. I still can’t believe it’s September already.  Which means that it is time to reveal the August Wrap Up. Here you will get to see all of the books that I read and reviewed this month.

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Blogger Spotlight: Alysha from For the Love of Christian Fiction

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Happy Thursday! Normally I have our blogger spotlights posted the third Thursday of every month so I apologize for having posted this extremely late.

It has been such a stressful crazy last few weeks that I haven’t been able to concentrate on the blog.

Any-who, I am extremely excited for you guys to meet this month’s blogger. She is a home-school graduate who loves God and books. She has a super fun booktube and bookstagram.  Continue reading

The Daily Question For You and Your Child: A Three Year Spiritual Journal

The Daily Question for You and Your ChildRelease Date: August 28, 2018

Publisher: Waterbrook

ISBN: 9780525650928

Genre: Non-Fiction / Journal

About the Book:

A fun, thought-provoking 365-question guided journal and keepsake that sparks daily interaction with your child to create a memory book capturing your child’s life, personality, and faith journey.

This interactive prompted journal allows a parent to create a keepsake of three years of their child’s life. By answering each of the 365 questions together on the same date each year, readers will get a unique and precious picture into their child’s feelings, development, and personality. Some of the questions focus on spirituality and the child’s heart, while some are meant to capture their creativity, spirit, and sense of humor. All questions spark conversations and memories that span well beyond the pages of this book. Continue reading

First Line Fridays: Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

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Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

This week was so exciting. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society released. I’ve already watched it twice and read the book. I think it’s my favorite period drama so far. Did you watch it? What did you think?

For today’s First Line Fridays, we have a theme! Today’s book is from an author that I haven’t read yet but totally plan to soon.

Anywho, time for what we’ve all been waiting for.

And the book I’m featuring today is:

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

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WWW Wednesday

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

I love this meme because it allows me to share with you these three w’s and you have the opportunity to kind of see what is coming soon 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?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Bookish Bloggers

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Hello and welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl!

You guys! I’m beyond excited about today’s topic because I love following other bloggers. The book blogging community is this tight niched bunch of lovely ladies that I’ve enjoyed having the privilege of getting to know. Many of these ladies have taken the time to help me answer questions and figure out how to improve my blog and many have even become close friends.

Every month I pick a spotlight another book blogger as my way of showing that I really what you’re doing and I support you. It becomes even more fun when you both share the passion for the same books. In fact, many of the books I’ve often picked up were because of other bloggers.

And that’s what I get to talk about today! Today we’re talking about some of my favorite bookish bloggers.  Continue reading

When Fire Rains Down by Cecelia Earl

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When Fire Rains DownRelease Date: July 27, 2018

Genre: Fiction / Young Adult / Fantasy

Series: Kingdom Come, Book Three

When Fire Rains Down, Book 3 Hell is nothing like Julia imagined and beyond everything she feared. The little town of Shady Creek is under attack by Lucifer and his demons. To save the people she loves, human-angel Hybrid Julia must rescue their kidnapped Guardian Angels, even when it means defying her father. Trouble is, he knows only too much about Hell’s perils. When a demon sucks Julia into a cosmic vacuum, the experience leaves an indelible blight she dares not mention for fear of losing her place on the angelic rescue team. As a growing demon army surrounds Shady Creek, Julia’s feelings for her own Guardian become all too real and dangerous. But the cosmic imbalance fueled by Hybrid Angels, Rogue Guardians and Warriors is already depleting the strength of the rescue team. And there’s no room for distraction when the mission is to get into Hell—and out again. For the sake of the mission, Julia must face the truth of the Hybrids’ existence. Because nobody will be safe unless she can trust the gift of free will—for others and for herself—in this end-of-the-world finale to The Legend of Shady Creek Trilogy.
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Walk On by Ben Malcolmson & Patti McCord

Walk OnRelease Date: July 17, 2018

Publisher: Multnomah Books

ISBN: 9780735291270

Genre: Non-Fiction / Autobiography / Christian Living / Inspirational / Spiritual Growth

About the Book:

In this true, compelling account of perseverance and hope from Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll’s assistant, a young journalist walks on to a top-ranked USC football team and, guided by his faith, shares God’s love, launching him on an unexpected journey with an amazing outcome.

Had anyone told Ben Malcolmson that he’d someday be a wide receiver on the national champion USC football team–after not playing football since an unfortunate fifth-grade Pop Warner experience–he would have called them crazy. As a reporter for The Daily Trojan, in the spirit of George Plimpton, he participated in walk-on tryouts for the team and was dumbfounded to find himself listed on the roster. His position on the team never amounted to much in a game-time contribution, but Ben felt strongly that his faith was inextricably linked to his purpose. He felt called to anonymously place Bibles in each USC teammate locker on Christmas Eve–to resounding indifference and rejection from his friends. It wasn’t until three years later when his role at USC had led to a role with Coach Pete Carroll at the Seahawks organization, that an old friend connected with Ben and told him that one of the Bibles had captivated the heart of a teammate in the three days before his death.  Continue reading

By the Waters of Babylon by Mesu Andrews

By the Waters of BabylonRelease Date: August 1, 2018

Publisher: McPherson Publishing

Genre: Fiction / Biblical Fiction

Series: The Psalm Series, Book Two

About the Book:

When Babylon destroys Jerusalem, as Yahweh warned through his prophets, the captives’ bitterness and grief pours out in the Captives’ Psalm:

“[By the rivers of Babylon] we sat as exiles, mourning our captivity, and wept with great love for Zion. Our music and mirth were no longer heard, only sadness. We hung up our harps on the willow trees.” (Psalm 137:1-2, The Passion Translation) Continue reading

WWW Wednesday

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

I love this meme because it allows me to share with you these three w’s and you have the opportunity to kind of see what is coming soon 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?

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Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey

Dead DriftRelease Date: July 3, 2018

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764212970

Genre: Fiction / Romance / Suspense

Series: Chesapeake Valor, Book Four

About the Book:

Burning debris littering the ground . . . smoke pluming in the acrid air . . . this is just the beginning if he fails.

Seven years ago, operative Luke Gallagher vanished to become part of an elite team set on capturing a deadly terrorist. When Luke returns to face those he left behind, their help becomes his only hope of stopping his target’s latest threat of an attack that would shake America to its core. Continue reading

First Line Fridays: Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey

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Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

How is everyone doing today? We have had tons of torrential weather here the last few weeks so I’ve been curling up with books and binge-watching lots of Father Brown (a British show set in the 50’s that is based on G.K. Chesterton’s novels about a priest who does detective work. It’s quite addicting and I’m anxious for season seven to release.) and Friends. What should I check out next?

Anywho, now what we’ve all been waiting for.

The book I’m featuring today is:

Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey

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