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Title: No Ocean Too Wide (McAlister Family #1) by Carrie Turanksy Pages: 368 Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian Publisher Waterbrook & Multnomah (June 25th, 2019) Summary Between the years of 1869 to 1939 more than 100,000 poor British children were sent across the ocean to Canada with the promise of a better life. Those who took them in to work as farm laborers or household servants were told they were orphans–but was that the truth? After the tragic… Read More

Title: Ornamental Graces by Carolyn Astfalk Pages: 366 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Christian/Catholic Publisher: Multa Verba Publishing (Oct. 11th, 2016) Summary After his duplicitous girlfriend left, Dan Malone spent six months in a tailspin of despair and destruction: emotional, physical, and spiritual. Just when his life seems to be back on track, he meets Emily Kowalski, younger sister of his new best friend. Emily’s the kind of girl he’d always dreamed of—sweet, smart, and sincere. But he’s made… 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:

Title: The Christmas Remedy by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall Genres: Christian, Christmas, Amish, Romance Published by: Waterbrook Press (Oct. 23rd, 2018) Summary When an Old Order Amish woman takes a job at a small-town pharmacy struggling to survive in a world of “big box” stores, her motive is to help her Plain community. But the advent of the holiday season brings an unusual mystery to the surface–and possibly love. Twenty-four-year-old Holly Zook lives a unique life… Read More

Hello everyone! Today for Blogtober, I’ve got an extra special post!  Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Tessa Emily Hall, award-winning author of Coffee Shop Devos, Unwritten Melody, Purple Moon, and her latest release, Fallen Leaves!  Today, I’ll be sharing that interview, and how you can enter to win a fun prize pack!

Title: The Summer of Cotton Candy (Sweet Seasons #1) by Debbie Viguié Pages: 219 Genres: YA, Contemporary, Christian Published by: Zondervan (May 11th, 2008) Summary Most people think The Zone is an amusement park, but Candy Thompson knows it’s really a slave labor camp. What else would you call a summer job that requires a sixteen-year-old girl to set aside her whole social life for the privilege of standing out in the hot sun selling cotton candy?… Read More

Hey everyone!  Today it’s my stop for The Rebellion Blog Tour!  The Rebellion is book #2 in the Tales of Tarsurella series by Livy Jarmusch.  In honor of it’s release next Tuesday, I’m sharing my spoiler-free review of the book!  Also, just in case you’re curious, you can check out my review for book #1, The Coronation, by clicking here. Title: The Rebellion (Tales of Tarsurella #2) by Livy Jarmusch Pages: 345 Genres: YA, Christian, Contemporary Published by: Self-published (May 8th,… Read More

Hey everyone!  It’s Top Ten Tuesday again, a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! Not only that, but last night the cover art went live for The Rebellion by Livy Jarmusch, and as a member of the launch team, I thought it looked so amazing, I wanted to share it with you! This week’s TTT topic was a freebie, meaning we could go with anything we wanted.  So, in keeping with The Rebellion, I’ve decided to… Read More

Title: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia (publication order) #1) by C. S. Lewis Pages: 206 Genres: Children’s, Fantasy, Classic Published by: HarperCollins Publishers (Mar. 5th, 2002, originally Oct. 16th, 1950) Summary They open a door and enter a world NARNIA…the land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy…the place where the adventure begins. Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe… Read More

Title: The Choosing (Seer #1) by Rachelle Dekker Pages: 464 Genres: YA, Dystopian, Christian Published by: Tyndale House Publishers (May 19th, 2015) Summary “Not to be Chosen would yield a cruel fate of my own making.” Like all citizens since the Ruining, Carrington Hale knows the importance of this day. But she never expected the moment she’d spent a lifetime preparing for—her Choosing ceremony—would end in disaster. Ripped from her family, she’ll spend her days serving as… Read More