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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: 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

Hello and welcome to part one for my stop of the Harlequin Holiday Blog Tour!  I’m so excited to be partnering with Harlequin to share some fun and festive holiday books with you all.  To get things started, I’ll be sharing my review of Coming Home for Christmas by RaeAnne Thayne! Title: Coming Home for Christmas by RaeAnne Thayne Pages: 384 Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Fiction, Christmas Publisher: HQN Books (Sept. 24th, 2019) Summary Hearts are lighter and wishes burn… Read More

Title: All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 368 Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian Publisher Revell (Sept. 5th, 2017) Summary Already well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s doesn’t approve of such innovations as women attending medical school. To leave grief and guilt behind, as well as support herself and her challenging young son, Jennie cares for an elderly woman… Read More

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: 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

In honor of the recent release of Hester Fox’s debut novel, The Witch of Willow Hall, today I’m sharing with you all my thoughts about the book as well as how you can have the chance to win a copy, plus a fun and festive prize pack! Title: The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox Pages: 368 Genre: Historical Fiction Published by: Harlequin’s Graydon House Books (Oct. 2nd, 2018) Summary Two centuries after the Salem witch trials,… Read More

Title: And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich Pages: 352 Genres: YA, Paranormal, Horror, Mystery Published by: Little Brown Books for Young Readers (Sept. 6th, 2016) Summary Stay away from the woods… When Silla and Nori arrive at their aunt’s home, it’s immediately clear that the manor is cursed. The endless creaking of the house at night and the eerie stillness of the woods surrounding them would be enough of a sign, but there are secrets… Read More

Hey everyone!  Today on the blog, I’m going to be sharing with you all my thoughts about the poetry book Purple Kisses, as well as share how you can enter to win an e-copy! This is in celebration of the re-release of Purple Kisses, in honor of its new cover! Title: Purple Kisses by Priya Prithviraj, illustrated by Niveditha Warrier Pages: 23 Genre: Poetry, Art Publisher: Linnet’s Wings Press (Dec. 31st, 2017) Summary Purple Kisses’ is a one-of-a-kind book of… Read More

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