About the Book Book:  Written Off Author: Barbara Cornthwaite Genre: Christian Cozy Mystery Release date: May 2021 “Break a leg?”  They’ll be lucky if they don’t all break their necks! After years of waiting, Katrina finally has her happily ever after. All is right with her world . . . until hate crimes begin happening in the charming college town of Wilkester. Even more disturbing is the fact that the perpetrator seems to be connected with the writing class Katrina teaches. How can she prevent her rosy visions of the future from turning into broken dreams? Find out in this third book of the Wilkester Mysteries.Read More →

About the Book Book:  Beauty Among Ruins Author: J’Nell Ciesielski Genre: Historical Romance Release Date: January 12, 2021 American socialite Lily Durham is known for enjoying one moment to the next, with little regard for the consequences of her actions. But just as she is banished overseas to England as a “cure” for her frivolous ways, the Great War breaks out and wreaks havoc. She joins her cousin in nursing the wounded at a convalescent home deep in the wilds of Scotland at a crumbling castle where its laird is less than welcoming. Alec MacGregor has given his entire life to preserving his home ofRead More →

About the Book Book: Restoring Fairhaven Author: Carolyn Miller Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance Love hurts, or so the songs say, so who wants it? Taking on her ailing father’s gardening business on Merriweather Island, Samantha Green only wants to escape her ex and to make her father proud. But Sam gets more than she bargained for when Greener Gardens accepts the job of restoring the gardens of a reclusive writer, Max Fairhaven, whose historical novels about romance and unrequited love litter bookstore shelves and movie marquees all over the world. Max much prefers the fictional world to the real, and the gardening girl’s interruptions meansRead More →

This seems pretty obvious, but I’ll say it anyway… I love to read. Unfortunately, I read less in 2020 than I have in other years, but at the same time, some of the books I read in 2020 have stuck with me more than books I’ve read in other years. So… without further ado, here is my list of favorite books for the year: Tempting Tait by Chautona Havig. If you follow me on social media, especially in reader groups on Facebook, you’ll have heard me recommend this book. Over and over again. Not just because of the cover (yes, Josh did the cover art), butRead More →

About the Book Book:  Mishaps off the Mainland Author: Tabitha Bouldin Genre:  Christian fiction, contemporary romance Release Date:  November 24, 2020 All Mel wants is to run the business of her dreams. Melody Carmichael’s mobile pet grooming business might sink before it can sail when a favorite pet escapes her care. Doggie escape-artist, Daphne, got a taste of freedom, and the Afghan hound refuses to be found. Enter Zeke Solomon. Desperate to bring the dog home for his grandmother, Zeke steps in to save the day. And working together with Zeke would be a snap—if he would just stop blaming Mel for Daphne making a break for it. Zeke is desperateRead More →

About the Book Book: To Steal A Heart Author: Jen Turano Genre: Comedic Historical Romance Release Date: November, 2020 After spending her childhood as a street thief, Gabriella Goodhue thought she’d put her past behind her until a fellow resident at her boardinghouse is unjustly accused of theft. Using her old skills to prove her friend’s innocence, Gabriella unexpectedly encounters Nicholas Quinn, the man she once considered her best friend–until he abandoned her. After being taken under the wing of a professor who introduced him into society and named him as heir, Nicholas is living far removed from his childhood life of crime. As aRead More →

About the Book Book: Her Merriweather Hero Author: Rachel Skatvold Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance Release Date: October 27, 2020 He just wanted a place to rest and recuperate. She only needed a repairman to help fix up her beach house. For marine sergeant, Tyler Banner, nothing could be further from the memories of his time in Iraq than the slow, easy pace on Merriweather Island. Taking up a job as a physical trainer serves to keep him in shape while he enjoys a little downtime. Making friends with the local vet—veterinarian, that is—on his morning jog is just a bonus. When Kendall’s sister tricked herRead More →

About the Book Book:  Marry Me for Real, Cowboy Author: Valerie Comer Genre:  Christian Contemporary Romance Release Date: September 8, 2020 Adam Cavanagh’s rodeo championship tastes like dirt after a competitor’s critical injury, but going home to his family’s Montana ranch isn’t much of an improvement. If not even the coveted trophy earns his stepfather’s respect, what will it take? Riley Dunning’s quick thinking is all that’s keeping her body, soul, and principles together, but demanding a kiss from a hunky cowboy to deter the weirdo following her might be taking things too far… especially when the cowboy comes up with a risky plan thatRead More →

About the Book “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” And so is Beth’s cooking! It’s a good thing, too. After a lifetime of her family’s smothering embrace, a whole new world opens to her with the passing of her beloved grandmother. Armed with an inheritance she never expected and orders on how to use it, Beth sets off for Merriweather Island and fulfillment of a lifetime of dreams. Or so she hopes. What she didn’t hope for was what most women would—a man who fills her thoughts at the most wonderfully unwelcome times. She doesn’t have time or space for a relationship, butRead More →

A well-researched account of the lives of a pioneer family as they travel west to settle in the Michigan Territory, The Year the Stars Fell delves deep down into the nitty-gritties of daily life back then. The kinds of things most westerns or books about the early settlers gloss over. I appreciated that the author didn’t try to romanticize the hardships these people faced. She laid it all out for everyone to see, from the majesty of an untouched country to the ugliness and heartbreak of illness and destruction. I thoroughly enjoyed the setting and seeing what life could have been like in the earlyRead More →