The Calico Books


Welcome to the Takeover Tour for A Bible Study Journal for Women by Barbour staff, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I am so honored to be a part of celebrating the release of this beautiful Bible Journal! This is such a high-quality journal. It has already been so beneficial for me during my own Bible study time. ūüôā ABOUT THE BOOK Title: A Bible Study Journal for Women Author: Barbour staff Publisher:… Read More

Title:¬†Own Your Everyday¬†by Jordan Lee Dooley Pages:¬†240 Genres:¬†Non-fiction, Self-help, Christian Publisher¬†Waterbrook & Multnomah (May 14th, 2019) Summary Do you ever feel the pressure to prove yourself? Or to “figure it all out” as you’re waiting in seasons that seem like the awkward in-between? Does it ever feel seem that you’re the only one with “unfigured-out dreams”? Jordan equips you to confront the feeling of being stuck and instead live your purpose by… Read More

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

Title:¬†Dreaming with God: A Bold Call to Step Out and Follow God’s Lead¬†by Sarah Beth Marr Pages:¬†203 Genres:¬†Christian, Non-Fiction, Motivational Published by:¬†Baker Books (Feb. 6, 2018) Summary The world tells us that the way to make all our dreams come true is to set our own course and strive every day. But when it’s all on us, we end up feeling exhausted, frustrated, and, disappointed when things don’t turn out as we’d… Read More

Hey everyone!¬† Today I’m participating in the blog tour, Regal Reads, in honor of¬†Regal Hearts: Season One being released in paperback! I’m super excited about this post today, because not only am I sharing an extra book review this week, but I also get to be a little extra creative.¬† The lovely Livy Jarmusch came up with some super creative tour ideas, and they were all so fun and imaginative! I just… Read More

Title:¬†Chasing Jupiter¬†by Rachel Coker Pages:¬†224 Genres:¬†YA, Historical, Romance, Christian Published by:¬†Zondervan (Dec. 26, 2012) Summary Scarlett Blaine’s life in 1960s Georgia isn’t always easy, especially given her parents’ financial struggles and the fights surrounding her sister Juli’s hippie lifestyle. Then there’s her brother, Cliff. While Scarlett loves him more than anything, there’s no denying his unique behavior leaves Cliff misunderstood and left out. So when he wishes for a rocket to Jupiter,… Read More

Title:¬†Runaway (Starlight Animal Rescue #1)¬†by Dandi Daley Mackall Pages:¬†206 Genres:¬†Middle Grade, Children’s Fiction, Contemporary, Christian Published by:¬†Tyndale Kids (January 1st, 2008) Summary A new series by Dandi Daley Mackall, author of the best-selling Winnie the Horse Gentler series! I’ve run away seven times‚ÄĒnever once to anything, just away from. Maybe that’s why they call me a ‚Äúrunaway,‚ÄĚ and not a ‚Äúrun-to.‚ÄĚ Meet 16-year-old Dakota Brown. She used to love all things ‚Äúhorse‚ÄĚ… Read More

Can you believe it? I’m actually posting June’s classic in June! :O June’s Classic     Originally Published:¬†1868 My Rating:¬†‚≠źÔłŹ‚≠źÔłŹ‚≠źÔłŹ‚≠źÔłŹ Synopsis:¬†In this first volume in The Original Elsie Dinsmore Series, sweet, motherless eight-year-old Elsie struggles with several bewildering problems. She has never known her mother, and her relationship with her father is filled with misunderstanding and tears. The young girl learns to depend wholly upon her faith in her heavenly father.  … Read More

February was the first month that I participated in The Pretty Books’ 2016 Classics Challenge, which is where each month you read at least one classic book of your choice. February’s Book: Originally Published:¬†1678 My Rating: ‚≠źÔłŹ‚≠źÔłŹ‚≠źÔłŹ Synopsis:¬†Often rated as important as the Bible as a Christian document, this famous story of man’s progress through life in search of salvation remains one of the most entertaining allegories of faith ever written. Set… Read More