I can’t stop thinking about this story. I hardly know where to begin in telling you my thoughts about it. The Hidden Side is such a powerful tale of God’s grace in the lives of those who are hurting. It’s full of heartache and healing. You won’t be able to put it down.
The historical half of the story gripped me with ease. Each scene is so very well written and pulls you deep into the revolutionary spy ring right along with the heroine. Who wouldn’t be intrigued by mysterious spies and charming soldiers quoting poetry, right? 🙂 Read more ›
Tara Johnson is a writer, singer, speaker and passionate lover of stories. Tara uses fiction, nonfiction, song and laughter to share her testimony of how God led her into freedom after spending year living shackled to the expectations of others. She lives in central Arkansas with her husband and children.
Happy Friday, friends. What are you reading this week? I just had to hop on and share the first line of my latest book.
I recently received an early copy of “A Perfect Weakness” from author friend, Jennifer A. Davids. I’m in the middle of reading it right now and I’m LOVING it! The setting, the time period, the drama, everything!
Catherine West writes stories of hope and healing from her island home in Bermuda. When she’s not at the computer working on her next story, you can find her taking her Border Collie for long walks or reading books by her favorite authors. She and her husband have two grown children and one beautiful granddaughter. Catherine is the winner of the 2015 Grace Award (Bridge of Faith) and the Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope & Love Reader’s Choice Award (The Things We Knew). Her most recent novel, The Memory of You, released March 2017 and Where Hope Begins releases in May 2018. Catherine loves to connect with her readers and can be reached at Catherine@catherinejwest.com
Nolan and Hannah’s young love meets many obstacles in this story, but the characters grow beautifully and learn life lessons never to be forgotten. Their strength and determination is tested by strangers and family members alike as they discover that their only security lies in God.
If you enjoy historical romance, with sweeping settings, family heritage, and a nice dose of conflict, this book is a great fit. The author strikes a good balance of sweetness and tension, pushing every scene forward at a good pace. Although slightly predictable at a few moments, the story remained very entertaining throughout. Read more ›
Donna lives in Denver with husband Patrick, her first-line editor and biggest fan. She writes historical suspense under her own name, and contemporary suspense under her alter ego of Leeann Betts. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Sisters In Crime, and Writers on the Rock; facilitates a local critique group, and teaches writing classes and courses. Donna is also a ghostwriter and editor of fiction and non-fiction, and judges in a number of writing contests. She loves history and research, and travels extensively for both. Donna is proud to be represented by Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary Management.
Debbie Lynne Costello is the author of Sword of Forgiveness, Amazon’s #1 seller for Historical Christian Romance. She has enjoyed writing stories since she was eight years old. She raised her family and then embarked on her own career of writing the stories that had been begging to be told. She and her husband have four children and live in upstate South Carolina with their 5 horses, 3 dogs, cat and miniature donkey.
You all know I have a heart for Civil War history and this historical novel did not disappoint. Look beyond its beautiful cover and you too will find a story that will grip your heart and stay with you after the last page.
The Civil War setting and the Pennsylvania homefront are painted with great skill and testify of the author’s research. I walked every valley with the characters and held my breath as they faced pivotal moments. It’s an up-and-down journey for the reader, not always for the faint of heart, but its unexpected twists and bittersweet scenes kept me turning the page. Read more ›
Amanda Dykes is a drinker of tea, dweller of redemption, and spinner of hope-filled tales. She spends most days chasing wonder and words with her family, who love a good blanket fort and a stack of read-alouds. Give her a rainy day, a candle to read by, an obscure corner of history to dig in, and she’ll be happy for hours.
Currently working on a new novel for Bethany House Publishers, she is also the author of the critically acclaimed Bespoke: a Tiny Christmas Tale, a contributing author to The Message in a Bottle Romance Collection, and enjoys connecting with her readers at her website, as well as on Facebook and Instagram.
RITA and Carol award nominee Kathleen Y’Barbo is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than forty novels, novellas, and young adult books. In all, more than one million copies of her books are currently in print in the US and abroad, and her books have been translated into Dutch, German, and Spanish, to name a few.
Kathleen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She holds a BBA from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School and a certification in Paralegal Studies, and is a former member of the Texas Bar Association’s Paralegal Division.
A tenth-generation Texan, Kathleen Y’Barbo has four children of her own as well as seven bonus kids she gladly inherited when she married her own hero in combat boots (read about their real-life romance here!). Kathleen is proud to be a military wife, even if it did mean giving up her Texas drivers license.
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Hi! I'm Savanna An aspiring author
& freelance writer.
Redeemed by sovereign love.
A busy gardener most days.
A blessed housewife every day.
The Missouri Ozarks is my home;
Civil War history, my passion.
Read more about me here...