Hope Harbor – My Springtime Tradition!

Springtime just would not be complete without a visit to Hope Harbor, would it?  Taking time to spend a few days in Irene Hannon’s picturesque little seaside town, “where hearts heal. . . and love blooms”, has become an annual tradition for me and I’m sure many readers around the world.  Believe it or not, “Sea Glass Cottage” is the eighth book in the series – and Ms Hannon promises there are at least three more stories to come (and hopefully many more!).   Continue reading

Books From GirlDefined Ministries Never Disappoint

Over the years, Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal of GirlDefined Ministries have taught me so much about living as a godly woman and daughter of our Lord.  With each new book they release, I am challenged to grow in new ways.  According to Kristen and Bethany this new book is their most personal one yet, and I definitely agree – yet it is not just a ‘memoir-type’ book that gives their stories and leaves the readers wondering how it affects them.  In fact, the opposite is true.   Continue reading

This New Series Has Potential

Lights Out” is the first book in Natalie Walters’ new “Snap Agency” series from Revell Publishers, and as you may have guessed from the title it falls into the Romantic Suspense genre.  The characters who form the Snap team are the driving force behind this novel’s success, because they are well-drawn individuals with secrets, goals, and hidden pasts – plus plenty of potential to carry this series forward for at least several more books.   Continue reading

Sweet and Light – Like a Pastry!

“The Key to Love” is the first book I’ve read by Betsy St. Amant. Published by Revell in the autumn of 2020, this sweet, baking-inspired story is certain to touch your heart and tickle your taste-buds as we watch romance unfold between the most unexpected of couples!

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Not My Favorite Fantasy… Guest Review by Hayley

“To Best the Boys” by Mary Weber is the first book I’ve read by this author.  Releasing from Thomas Nelson in March of 2019, this book is targeted to a young adult audience and is set in a fantasy world in the province of Caldon. Continue reading

A Perfect Gift for Kids and Tweens – Guest Review by Hayley

Knock-Knock:  It’s “Crack Yourself Up: Jokes for Kids”!  Sandy Silverthorne’s new release to the joke book genre is sure to please both young children and tweens.  It is a small-sized book (easy for travel) but is packed with kid-friendly knock-knock jokes, stories, goofy lists, puns, and riddles that will entertain kids for hours.   Continue reading

Elizabeth Camden Never Disappoints

Whenever Elizabeth Camden writes a new novel, I always look for my first chance to read it! This year I am delighted because she is releasing not one but two new stories, both from Bethany House Publishers. The first to release in 2017 is “To the Farthest Shores”, which is set in the early 1900s. In this fascinating story, so many intriguing topics are touched upon including: international spies, pearl cultivation, and the pain of betrayal and hope of forgiveness that can only come from true love. Continue reading

The Five Stages of Dealing With Your TBR Pile

Check out this hilarious but oh-so-true post about the “TBR Pile” from Bethany House Fiction!

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Any experienced reader knows the lingering stress of the TBR (To-Be-Read) Pile. As someone who is a reader and also works for a publisher that contributes to lengthening many such piles, I want to reassure you: you are not alone. I’m here to walk you through the process, show you there are others all around you dealing with TBR pile shock, and help you and your Goodreads profile find peace.

Stage One: Denial

I can do this, you think, staring down that list of books the way Rocky/Karate Kid/that quarterback in Remember the Titans faced their respective opponents. Determination. Focus. One page at a time.

(Did I have to look up a list of underdog sports movies? Yes. My greatest athletic achievements are literary triathlons, which consist of reading a book, discussing the book, and explaining why the book was better than the movie.)

Yes, you have a daunting…

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Christmas Book Title Fun

Don’t miss this delightful and humorous post from Bethany House Fiction!

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Every year at the Bethany House decorating party, I prank the nativity scene. This sounds significantly more sacrilegious than it actually is. When we set up the Holy Family surrounded by angels, I simply give the figures a miniature paper book I feel like they’d think was appropriate.

This year’s results are below.

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It got me thinking—what book titles would fit well for all the cast of the first Christmas story? Could I outfit everyone with a Bethany House novel for them?

You can decide for yourselves by the end of the post. (Bonus—titles are linked if you want to read the book’s actual plot, which has nothing to do with Christmas in most cases. But they do make great gifts!)

There was really nothing I could pick for the angel Gabriel but The Messenger (Siri Mitchell). Too perfect.

Besides the nonfiction title in the picture above, I’d give Mary

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