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 →

About the Book Book:  The Year the Stars Fell Author: Elizabeth Wehman Genre:  Christian Historical Fiction Release Date: April 14, 2020 In the spring of 1833, newlywed Betsey Baker-Swain’s simple life changes when she and her husband, Aaron, make a hasty decision to join Betsey’s family on a move from Pennsylvania to Michigan Territory. Along the way, rainstorms, freezing temperatures, seasickness, and lack of privacy pale in comparison to what the family will encounter once arriving at their destination. Soon, daily trials will include ear-piercing howls of wild wolves, bad weather, clouds of mosquitoes, and disturbing situations with the natives. Even then, Betsey wonders if this trip will finally quench herRead More →

About the Book Book:  Two Rivers Author: Michael W. Henry Genre:  Fiction Release Date: April 10, 2020 In 1840 Pastor Allen Hartman leaves behind his white-steepled church in New York, and the woman he hopes to marry, to serve as a missionary to Indians in the Oregon Territory. On his epic westward journey, he is plunged into the dark end of spiritual warfare and vital intercession. His mettle is further tested when he’s asked to stay in a village of Arapaho already contending with a malevolent witch doctor—where Allen has to draw upon courage he didn’t know he possessed and discovers ministering to Indians isRead More →

Hey, folks! I just wanted to let you know that… the issue with my newsletter sign up has been fixed. I hope. I couldn’t figure out how to fix the issue, and it wasn’t showing up in any troubleshooting lists, so I switched providers. I’ve actually been wanting to do that for a long time, but none of the options I wanted were in my price range–until now. So when I found out this provider was available, I raced off to switch, and if you already signed up, you’re probably going to have to confirm you really want to hear from me. Again. Or somethingRead More →

…What interesting, unexpected thing do you do now that six months ago you never dreamed you’d ever do? And by calculating insulin, I mean I had to take a 22 day period, subtract the three highest amounts, add the rest together, and divide by 19. Then took another 22 day period, subtracted the three lowest, added the rest together, divided by 19, and compared the two numbers. What for? Well, Buddy’s insulin was running way too low by the end of each month, but to increase his prescription, we had to tell the nurse practitioner just how much insulin he was using/needing each day. We’dRead More →