Jody Hedlund’s “Colorado Cowboys” series continues with the fourth story of the adventurous McQuaid siblings.This time it is the only sister Ivy getting the spotlight, as “Falling for the Cowgirl” ropes us into a dramatic adventure.
From the start, I always guessed who Ivy’s hero would be…
Jericho Bliss.I knew this simply because we’ve witnessed her feelings for him grow and continue throughout the previous three books in the series, and it is high time this romance was brought to the forefront and given the attention it deserved!Ivy as a protagonist is both entertaining and frustrating, because although her big heart cannot be ignored, her strong will is sometimes hard to take.Jericho’s intentions towards her, to protect her from his own life choices, are admirable but as he quickly discovers, feelings can sometimes derail our best intentions. Continue reading →
We’ve reached the end of an era, folks!Janette Oke, along with her daughter Laurel Oke Logan, have just penned what I presume will be their last novel.Of course only time will tell if the duo has any more stories up their sleeves, but perhaps Janette is at last ready for retirement after decades of bringing us some of the most iconic and beloved stories in the Christian Historical Fiction genre. Continue reading →
“When the Day Comes” is like nothing I’ve ever read.It’s sort of like Christian historical fiction meets “Back to the Future” – if you can imagine that!One description I would use in reference to this book is mind-bending.The concept of time-travel is, of course, difficult to grasp.It’s interesting to think of all the implications that would come with time-travel if it were actually real.One of the biggest take-aways from this book is how much our choices matter, and how even small choices have the potential to change the course of history.But most importantly, no matter our actions, God is sovereign over it all. Continue reading →
“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 →
Have you ever found yourself in a story? By that I mean, found a character whose struggles and questions and aspirations are so much like yours, that their story really could be your story? This was the case for me with Kimberly Duffy’s second novel from Bethany House Publishers, entitled “A Tapestry of Light”. This gripping tale swept me away to India, where a young woman’s entire life is turned upside down with a terrible tragedy, followed by an unbelievable discovery.
Oh, how I loved my introduction to an incredible author named Grace Hitchcock!! “My Dear Miss Dupré” was such a unique, enjoyable, entertaining novel that I found myself thinking about it all through the day, waiting until I could finish up my duties and return to the world of New York high society, in the year of 1883. As the first book in the new Bethany House series entitled “American Royalty”, this story definitely sets very high standards for the sequels to live up to.
It isn’t every day that a book comes your way which inspires you, challenges you, makes you laugh, makes you cry, and makes you think. But every once in a while, there is just such a book, and for me this was “Before I Called You Mine” by Nicole Deese. Continue reading →
“Don’t Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life”. Doesn’t this title grab your attention immediately? It did mine, especially when I saw the author was Anne Bogel who also wrote one of my favorite non-fiction books, “Reading People”, a few years ago. Continue reading →
Any book written by Emily P. Freeman is a guaranteed read for me. She has such a wise, gentle way of sharing powerful life truths that really resonates with me, and her books “A Million Little Ways” and “Simply Tuesday” remain two of my favorite Christian Living books ever. Her newest release is just as wonderful as I’ve been expecting, and is entitled “The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions”. Published by Revell in mid-2019, this book is a powerful tool to help us “create space for your soul to breathe so you can live life with God at a gentle pace and discern your next right thing in love.”Continue reading →
If I were to create a list of absolute must-read books for anyone aged 20-35, Paul Angone’s newest release would definitely be near the top! “101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties (and let’s be honest, your thirties too)” is a fantastic resource from Moody Publishers that, if applied, will undoubtedly help young adults begin thinking and living with intention and purpose. I know it has helped me immensely. Continue reading →