Delicious Devotion

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Delicious Devotion by Melissa Wardwell, On tour with Celebrate Lit September 22-October5

Delicious Devotion is so very satisfying. There’s brokenness and healing, sadness and joy. I couldn’t put it down, read the whole thing one Sunday afternoon while the guys were watching some cowboy movie or other. I’m definitely proud of dad, for his role in the healing, and Scott, for overcoming multiple things that were very overwhelming. And Beth, well, she’s a gem, and I’m so grateful that she shared Gram with us!! Don’t miss the giveaway at the bottom of the post. About the Book Book: Delicious Devotion Author: Melissa Wardwell Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance Release date: August 30, 2022 Why do weddings do … Read More

Contentment in the Bible and Life: God With Us

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Contentment: God With Us

Contentment. Satisfaction. At Peace. You keep hearing about Contentment in the Bible. About Contentment in life. You’re told to be content with what you have. But what exactly does that mean, and how do you get there? I read a book recently that really brought this concept front and center, and not because the characters were content. They weren’t discontented exactly, but they had an interesting take on the whole concept. That caused me to do some thinking, and some research. So let’s look at this together. And if you’re here before mid July, there’s a nice Giveaway at the … Read More

Dial E for Endearment: A Sweet Story

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I could not put this one down. It’s a beautiful, light story, that shows real people with real struggles, but lifts you up in the process. I have always had eye issues, but nothing like Everly. Still, it was a nice connection. I hope you’ll leave a comment, and then enter the giveaway while you’re here. You never know, but that you just might win! About the Book Book: Dial E for Endearment Author: Heidi Gray McGill Genre: Sweet Christian Contemporary Romance Release date: February 1, 2022 Everly Johnson is every man’s dream of the perfect date, even though none of her audience has … Read More

Lydia in the Bible: 6 Lessons We Still Need

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I absolutely love the story of Lydia in the Bible! The way God directed Paul, taking him somewhere he hadn’t even considered going, in order to reach Lydia, seller of purple, the God-fearing woman who had resources, and a generous spirit.  Through her, the church at Philippi was given a home, and her life was never the same again! Let’s explore Paul and Lydia’s story together: The Story of Lydia in the Bible: Acts 16:6-15 NIV First, the setup: Paul’s mission was to serve God and spread the Gospel to the Gentiles*. He had to be able to listen when … Read More

Blended Lives

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We’re all blending our lives with those around us. But Sarah and Seth have the added complexities of 2 kids apiece, widowhood, and unspoken dreams. Watching these two figuring things out is a lot of fun! Plus we get more of Scott and Beth’s story, as we read. I love these two! You can read more about this series over on my beach reads page. About the Book Book: Blended Lives Author: Melissa Wardwell Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance Release date: February 22, 2022 Wedding bells are ringing on the islands, but more than romance is in the air. Seth Mikels experienced a fulfilling marriage with … Read More

How to Be a Princess: 7 Characteristics of a Princess

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Author Toni Shiloh is joining us today to talk about how to be a princess, and share her brand new modern-day princess story! Many young girls play dress-up and pretend to be a princess, but what if a young, American woman actually found out she was a princess? Would It Be a Dream Come True to Be a Princess? Brielle Bayo is an 8th-grade civics teacher who lives in New York. Her life is no different than the next person until her mother informs her she’s a princess and the heir to the throne in Oloro Ilé. You’ll have to … Read More

Reclaiming Hope: The Organizer Meets the Surfer

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Reclaiming Hope is the story I’ve been waiting months for. It’s fun, and funny, but it also gets wrapped around your heart pretty quickly. You want to defend both main characters, while also giving each one a piece of your mind once or twice. Stretching and growing (and sharing what’s going on in your head and heart) isn’t always fun, but it’s worthwhile. Come see how Callie and Kai manage. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway, so you have a chance at a free copy of the book! About the Book Book: Reclaiming Hope Author: Carolyn Miller Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance Release date: December 7, … Read More

How To Have a Book Date: Watch These 16 Fictional Couples

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I know there are 2 different kinds of book dates, the kind you get when everyone leaves you alone with your new book (wonderful!) and the kind where you recreate a scene from a book. Sometimes, I have a hard time coming up with an idea other than dinner and a movie (at home or out). But I got to thinking about some of the books I’ve read in the last year or two, and there’s a ton of ideas here, and most will work whether you’re dating or married. And of course, as a Libraryan, I couldn’t keep them … Read More

Welcome to Hooper Safe Haven

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This week’s book tour is a fun read, and I enjoyed it immensely. A young woman who is hiding and crafted a new life for herself, a young man whose dreams were snatched by a sports injury. The father who is learning to let go, and find hope and happiness that has eluded him for far too long. And of course, the animals who connect them! Don’t forget to leave a comment and enter the giveaway while you’re here. It’s worth your time! About the Book Book: Hooper Safe Haven Author: Rachel Skatvold Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance Release date: October 26, 2021 Harbors should … Read More

When The Pilot Falls

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Welcome to the 1920s. Things are hard. Economically, relationally, racially… But there’s also a lot of beauty and kindness and compassion and…much like the 2020s. Today’s story is one of the best I’ve read in this time period. I thoroughly enjoyed myself reading it, even when I wanted to throttle a character or two. I hope you’ll take it for a spin, or at least enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a copy! About the Book Book: When the Pilot Falls Author: April Hayman Genre: Christian Historical Mystery, Fairytale Release date: September 7, 2021 In 1923, there aren’t many pilots, but Willie … Read More