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It’s Top Ten Tuesday!  TTT a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is: Ten Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud!

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

Welcome back to week 2 of this year’s Countdown to Christmas!   Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season. This week’s book is The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber. WHAT WOULD MAKE YOUR CHRISTMAS PERFECT? For Cassie Beaumont, it’s meeting her perfect match. Cassie, at thirty-three, wants a husband and kids, and so far, nothing’s worked. Not blind dates, not the Internet and… Read More

Countdown to Christmas is back!  If you’re new(ish) to my blog, Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season.  This is the third year I’ve been doing this, and it’s now time to share my first pick for the 2018 holiday season! To start things off, my first pick for 2018 is Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. Imagine a year without… Read More

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is: TOP TEN BOOKS TO READ FOR HALLOWEEN Tomorrow is Halloween!  In honor of that, I’m going to be sharing ten of my favorite books that I think are perfect to read for Halloween.  I like the books that I read in October to be atmospheric, festive, and mysterious, and all ten of the books… Read More

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is: TOP TEN Hidden Gems This week I’m sharing with you all some of my favorite, under-appreciated novels.  Some of these include popular authors’ lesser known novels, self-published novels, and novels that I just think need a lot more love and attention! So, without further ado, here’s ten of my favorite, hidden gem novels:  … 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

Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Pages: 388 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Historical, Romance Published by: Atria Books (June 13th, 2017) Summary Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the… Read More

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is: BOOKS THAT PULL YOU OUT OF A READING SLUMP Ah, reading slumps…how we loathe them!  Yet, despite that, we’ve all fallen into a slump or two that just does not want to leave us.  This week is a busy week for me, so I’m only able to do a top five today, but I’m… Read More

Title: The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood Pages: 320 Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance Published by: Sourcebooks Fire (June 5th, 2018) Summary One summer will challenge everything the Garrett sisters thought they knew about themselves—and each other. Kat lands the lead in the community theater’s summer play, but the drama spills offstage when her ex and his new girlfriend are cast too. Can she get revenge by staging a new romance of her own?… Read More