Across the Blue – My Review

This book introduced me to some fascinating history I didn’t know much about. The storytelling was both entertaining and educational. This new-to-me author impressed me with her gifted eye for details. The setting and the characters truly came alive on the page!

I loved Bella and James. Their goals were strong and admirable. I was rooting for them to succeed from the very start. James will undoubtedly claim your heart as he does Bella’s. He’s honorable, hard-working, and sincere. And Bella herself is much the same – genuine, kind, and ambitious. Their charisma drew me in and kept me guessing how they’d reach their happily-ever-after. Read more ›

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The Writer Behind the Words — Katie Powner

Writer Behind the Words

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Katie Powner lives in Montana and loves Jesus, dark chocolate, and red shoes. She is a biological, adoptive, and foster mother who believes in the power of family. She won OCW’s Cascade Award in 2017 and ACFW’s First Impressions Contest in 2016. To find out more about what she’s up to, find her on Facebook and Twitter (@katie_powner), and visit katiepowner.com. For every new subscriber, she will donate $2 to Sacred Portion Children’s Outreach (SPCO), up to the first 500 subscribers. SPCO works with adoptive and foster families and runs Rehoboth Children’s Home in the Philippines.

Visit her at https://www.katiepowner.com/

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The Writer Behind the Words — Angela Arndt

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Angela Arndt writes women’s fiction with a thread of romance, telling stories of strong, independent women in difficult situations set in small Southern towns. Her biggest hope is that she will show God’s immeasurable grace and renew joy in the lives of those on the back roads. She and her husband, Charles, live on a bee farm in the middle of a big wood with their furbabies: Beau, Harley and Buddy the Wonder Dog (we wonder where he came from).

Connect with me via Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest and Instagram using @aearndt. 

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My Top 10 Books of 2017

I can’t believe it’s almost time to say goodbye to 2017. I always look forward to going back over my reading list and recalling the sweet and memorable reads from the year. It was soooo hard to pick just 10 favorites. There were so many great books this year! Tell me again why I put myself through this? 🙂

I had to sing the praises for a few of these just one more time. 😉 Here they are, in no particular order. Read more ›

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Holding the Fort REVIEW & FIRST LINE FRIDAY

It’s been a few weeks since I shared a “First Line Friday” and thought today would be perfect with my review of Regina Jenning‘s latest novel, Holding the Fort. I love her books and this newest one is going on my keeper shelf too.

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Interview with Laura Frantz & GIVEAWAY

Award-winning, bestselling author Laura Frantz is passionate about all things historical, particularly the 18th-century, and writes her manuscripts in longhand first. Her stories often incorporate Scottish themes that reflect her family heritage. She is a direct descendant of George Hume, Wedderburn Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland, who was exiled to the American colonies for his role in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, settled in Virginia, and is credited with teaching George Washington surveying in the years 1748-1750. Frantz lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.

According to Publishers Weekly, “Frantz has done her historical homework.” With her signature attention to historical detail and emotional depth, she is represented by Janet Kobobel Grant, Literary Agent & Founder, Books & Such Literary Agency of Santa Rosa, California.

Visit her at www.laurafrantz.net

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Interview with Mary Connealy & GIVEAWAY

Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy…with cowboys. She is a Carol Award winner, and a Rita, Christy and Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist. She is the author of bestselling Kincaid Brides Series, Trouble in Texas Series, Wild at Heart Series, and Cimarron Legacy Series. Her work also includes Lassoed in Texas Trilogy, Montana Marriages Trilogy and Sophie’s Daughters Trilogy. And several novella collections including; Calico & Cowboy Romance Collection, Hearts Entwined, A Bride for All Seasons, Four Weddings and a Kiss, A Match Made in Texas and many more books.

Mary is married to her very own romantic cowboy hero and has four grown daughters and a small bevy of spectacular grandchildren.

Visit her at http://www.maryconnealy.com

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Interview with Kate Breslin & GIVEAWAY

Former bookseller-turned-author Kate Breslin enjoys life in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and family. A writer of travel articles and award-winning poetry, Kate received Christian Retailing’s 2015 Best Award for First Time Author and her novel, For Such A Time, won the 2015 Carol award for Debut Novel. Kate’s third novel, High As The Heavens released in June 2017. When she’s not writing inspirational fiction, Kate enjoys reading or taking long walks in Washington’s beautiful woodlands. She also likes traveling to new places, both within the U.S. and abroad, having toured Greece, Rome, and much of Western Europe. New destinations make for fresh story ideas. Please visit her at www.katebreslin.com.

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One Enchanted Noel — My Review

This novella was everything I hoped it would be. It was sweet, heartfelt and full of Christmas cheer. If you love stories about second-chances — and who doesn’t? — this is one romance I hope you’ll check out this holiday season.

As soon as I met Seb and Leigh, I was rooting for their happily-ever-after. They’ve both been through a lot and their lives are far from perfect. But they’re both also very genuine and humble and eager to move beyond their past mistakes. They’re ambitious and fun. Even in this short story, they both have well-developed goals and character growth. Read more ›

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2017 Thanksgiving Giveaway

I can’t believe how fast this year flew by! What a year it’s been too! Hope you all are getting ready to enjoy a lovely holiday season with your friends and family. I’m excited for this year’s Thanksgiving Giveaway. I hope these books will brighten the winter months ahead for a few of you and maybe even introduce you to some authors you’ve not read before.

As always, thanks for following my blog and chatting with me and my author friends this year. It’s a joy for me to get to know you all through stories. I hope these books from my shelves will delight you too. Good luck!

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