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It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through October! October is always one of my favorite months. From the changing leaves to the cozy clothing to the spooky books, there’s so much to love! The fall months also always remind me of change and new beginnings. This also had me thinking about my blog. I’ve been kind of quiet on here this summer but I thought I’d update you all on… Read More

Title: Live on Purpose: 100 Devotionsfor l Letting Go of Fear and Following God by Sadie Robertson Huff Pages: 208 Genres: Nonfiction, Christian living, inspirational Publisher: Thomas Nelson (Sept. 28th, 2021) Summary: Learn how to celebrate every moment in life while living enthusiastically and following your God-given passions with New York Times bestselling author Sadie Robertson’s devotional Live on Purpose. Teens and young adults willl reach new depths of faith as they… Read More

Title: Castle of Refuge (The Dericott Tales #2) by Melanie Dickerson Pages: 336 Genres: YA, Historical Fiction, Retellings, Christian Fiction Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 1st, 2021) Summary: Audrey is a viscount’s daughter who has suffered her sister Maris’s cruel, jealous behavior all her life. An act of malice led their father to send Maris to a convent, but Audrey was still left with scars. Three years later, Audrey’s father is determined to… Read More

Welcome to the blog tour for Hooked On You by Kathleen Fuller, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Today I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book as well as sharing how you can enter to win a copy of the book for yourself! 🎉 Title: Hooked On You (Maple Falls #1) by Kathleen Fuller Pages: 320 Genres: Contemporary Romance, Christian Fiction Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 11th, 2021) Summary: She never wanted to… Read More

Title: Hope in the Dark by Hannah Wright Pages: 420 Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian Publisher: Self-published (May 25th, 2021) Summary: Broken hearts, a town torn apart, and a new job. What could possibly go wrong? Moving into the great unknown of Featherlight, Idaho, was a huge change for Elizabeth Matthews. But while Asheville, North Carolina was comfortingly familiar, it had left her with a broken heart and a determination to never trust a… Read More

Title: Murder by Page One (Peach Coast Mystery #1) by Olivia Matthews Pages: 336 Genres: Cozy Mystery Publisher: Hallmark Publishing (Mar. 23, 2021) Summary: Marvey’s a librarian from Brooklyn who makes book-themed jewelry as a hobby, looks after her cranky cat, and supports events for readers and authors. She’s still adjusting to quirky small-town life in Georgia – and that’s before she discovers a dead body in a bookstore. When her new… Read More

Title: The Amish Teacher’s Wish by Tracey J. Lyons Pages: 224 Genres: Christian Fiction, Amish, Inspirational Romance Publisher: Love Inspired (Apr. 2021) Summary: She wants her own happily-ever-after… As an Amish bachelor repairs her school… can she heal his heart? With the school damaged during a storm, teacher Sadie Fischer needs Levi Byler’s help repairing it. Levi has one condition—he won’t become a part of her search for a husband. He’s been… Read More

Title: Sketchy Behavior by Erynn Mangum Pages: 214 Genres: YA, Christian Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery Publisher: Zondervan (Aug. 9th, 2011) Summary: Drawing Conclusions or Drafting Disaster? Other than harboring a somewhat obsessive fondness for Crispix and completely swearing-off boys after a bad date (don’t ask), sixteen-year-old Kate Carter is about as ordinary as they come, except for her two notable talents: art and sarcasm. After an introduction to forensic sketching in her elective art class, Kate discovers a… Read More

Title: Closure by Lindsey Todd Pages: 255 Genres: Christian (Catholic) Fiction, New Adult Publisher: Self-Published (Aug. 28th, 2020) Summary: “I hope, after this extremely long love letter, that you can appreciate the way all of our little moments fell together in the type of perfection I had once believed I’d only read about in books.” For Morgan, Philadelphia isn’t “just” a city. It can never, will never, be “just” a city again. From ordering cookies at a… Read More

Title: The Message in the Hollow Oak (Nancy Drew #12) by Carolyn Keene Pages: 181 Genres: Mystery, Children’s Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (1972) Summary: A group of professional detectives challenge Nancy to tackle a mystery that they have failed to solve: find an invaluable message hidden by a missionary centuries ago in a hollow oak tree in Illinois. While searching the woods for the ancient tree, Nancy and her friends live with a group of young… Read More