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Hello! It’s the start of a new month and that means new books! So many amazing new books are being released this month and there are several that I am so excited for!! Today I’m sharing some of my top picks. 🎉

Welcome to the Takeover Tour for Hope Between the Pages by Pepper Basham, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Because I am a bit of an airhead at times, I totally misread the dates for this tour. It ran from the 12th – the 16th. So, obviously, the tour is now over. Despite that, I still really want to showcase this book and share some love for it. So, here we go! ABOUT… 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

Hello everyone! I’ve got an extra special post today. In honor of her latest release, Regal Hearts: Season Three, I had the wonderful pleasure of interviewing the author, Livy Jarmusch! For those of you who have been here for a while, you may remember my interview with her back in 2019. You also may remember my reviews for Season One and Season Two. Needless to say, this blog is turning into a… 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

Friends!! It’s March! That means spring is just around the corner. It’s also my birthday month! March has always a been a month of reflection for me, but with it coming up to the year mark that most of the world has been on lockdown, this March feels extra…momentous? So much has changed in my life from last March. I’m really hoping this one will be kinder to us all this year…. 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

Title: Everything That Was by E. Graziani Pages: 323 Genres: Women’s Fiction, Romance Publisher: The Wild Rose Press (Feb. 8th, 2021) Summary: What would you do for a secret love? Despite not speaking for nearly twenty years, Massimo Damiani, a ‘rags-to-riches’ oil executive, summons Sofie to his hospice bedside in picturesque Tuscany—his last wish?…to reconcile their stormy history and set long-buried secrets to rest. Sofia Romano, a powerful Wall Street banker in Manhattan’s financial district, reeling with… Read More