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Title: Where You Lead by Leslea Wahl Pages: 249 Genres: YA, Christian Fiction, Contemporary Publisher: Vinspire (Sept. 15th, 2018) Summary A vision from God leads to the adventure of a lifetime. Sixteen-year-old Eve Donahue’s lonely existence changes in an instant when visions of a mysterious stranger haunt her. Certain God is calling her for a mission, she bravely says yes and begins her quest to meet this young man. Thousands of miles away, Nick Hammond has been… Read More

Title: Amish Covert Operation by Meghan Carver Pages: 244 Genres: Romance, Mystery/Suspense, Amish, Christian Fiction Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense (July 1st, 2019) Summary Can an agent in disguise keep her safe? After Amish widow Katie Schwartz’s search for her reclusive brother results in a shooting and her finding a cryptic message, she must rely on federal agent Adam Troyer to shield her. But, undercover as a Plain man, can Adam save her brother’s life and protect Katie? Trusting the… Read More

Hi everyone! I don’t know about you, but I love Valentine’s Day.  I just love all the pinks and reds and just the overall love all around. 💕😍 So, of course, I was so excited to see that the InLoveAThonwas back this year.  It’s one of my favorite readathons! This year, the dates run from today, February 9th, through the 15th.  And today, I’m sharing my TBR with you all.  So, here… Read More

Title: Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire Pages: 304 Genres: Fantasy, Retelling Publisher: William Morrow (Oct. 31st, 2017) Summary From the author of the beloved #1 New York Times bestseller Wicked, the magical story of a toymaker, a nutcracker, and a legend remade . . . Gregory Maguire returns with an inventive novel inspired by a timeless holiday legend, intertwining the story of the famous Nutcracker with the life of the mysterious toy maker named Drosselmeier who carves him. Hiddensee: An island… Read More

Waiting on Wednesday/Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature, started by Breaking the Spine and continued by Wishful Endings, that puts the spotlight on upcoming releases!  This week’s pick is:

Happy New Year! Even though January is almost over, I feel like a post about this year’s goals should start with something festive, lol.  As the title of this post states, today I’m sharing my hopes and goals for reading and blogging in the year 2020!  When it comes to reading and blogging, 2019 was not the best year for me, and I’d really love to improve both of those things this… Read More

Hello! Today I am introducing a new series on my blog that I’m calling Non-Bookish Notables.  For every couple weeks or so, I thought it would be fun to give you all a non-bookish (for the most part) update about my life.  This is where I’ll share any fun or exciting update as well as just simple stuff like what I’ve been loving lately when it comes to listening/watching/eating etc.! So, let’s… Read More

Hey everyone! So, I realize this is way late, but I just realized I never shared with you all what I received from my #TBTBSanta this year.  My Secret Santa, who it turns out was Liz from Consumed by Books, absolutely spoiled me with such heartfelt gifts!

Title: The Jesus Who Surprises: Opening Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture by Dee Brestin Pages: 256 Genres: Nonfiction, Christian Living Publisher: Waterbrook & Multnomah (July 23rd, 2019) Summary Join beloved Bible teacher and best-selling author Dee Brestin in discovering the surprising places Jesus shows up in the Old Testament and the unexpected ways He speaks into our lives today. Offering a fascinating perspective on the historic, poetic, and prophetic books of… Read More

It’s Top Ten Tuesday (Actually it’s Wednesday, but you guys get the point, lol)!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books I Want to Read in 2020 I’ve decided to change up this week’s topic just a bit.  One of my reading goals for 2020, is to work on getting my physical TBR down to a more reasonable number.  So, instead… Read More