I will read anything Kristy Cambron writes. I’ve loved every book of hers for its own special reasons. The Lost Castle is no exception. It surprised me and swept me away in ways I didn’t see coming. It consumed my full attention and captured my heart, making it hard to move on afterward. The heartbeat of this story will stick with you. It’s absolutely beautiful, inside and out.
The three timelines carry remarkable grit and emotion. Each character left such an impression on me. The historical details and beautiful prose added wonderful layers. The castle itself – with its fairy-tale mysteries and secrets – played a fascinating role. Read more ›
Susan Anne Mason’s debut historical novel, Irish Meadows,won the Fiction from the Heartland contest from the Mid-American Romance Authors Chapter of RWA. A member of ACFW, as well, she lives outside of Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children. She can be found online at www.susanannemason.com
Beth K. Vogt is a non-fiction author and editor who said she’d never write fiction. She’s the wife of an Air Force family physician (now in solo practice) who said she’d never marry a doctor—or anyone in the military. She’s a mom of four who said she’d never have kids. Now Beth believes God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” A Christy Award winner, as well as an ACFW Carol Award winner, Beth’s first women’s fiction novel for Tyndale House Publishers, Things I Never Told You, releases May 2018.
Two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist Kelly Irvin is the author of the critically acclaimed Amish of Bee County,Bliss Creek Amish, and New Hope Amish series. Her newest release is Beneath the Summer Sun, the second novel in the four-book series Every Amish Season from Zondervan Publishing. Her work has also appeared in four Amish anthologies, An Amish Market, An Amish Summer, An Amish Christmas Love, and An Amish Christmas. Kelly is a retired newspaper reporter and public relations professional who lives with her husband in Texas. They have two children, two grandchildren, and two ornery cats.
As soon as I saw the authors included in this novella collection I knew I had to read it. These stories brought everything to the table I expected and more. Easy to read and quick to charm, each novella brought a smile to my face.
While each story is unique, they share a common bond. Their characters face challenging circumstances along the way to their happily-ever-afters. If I’m not mistaken, each individual story tied back in a small way to a full length novel by the same author. I know I recognized some secondary characters from other books and that’s always fun. Read more ›
Sorry it’s been a few weeks since my last “First Line Friday”. I’ve been busy writing and reading a LOT! 🙂 I recently finished a great non-fiction book called The Eden Concept. Keep reading for the First Line AND 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 ›
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.
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).
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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Hi! I'm Savanna An aspiring author
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Redeemed by sovereign love.
A busy gardener most days.
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The Missouri Ozarks is my home;
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