Reading Wednesday | The Way of the Brave

I love wilderness survival novels. When I volunteered to read and review a copy ofΒ The Way of the Brave by Susan May Warren, I didn't realize how much of a survival story it was. The further into the book I got, the more hooked I became. Getting trapped on Denali with death, the past, and … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | The Way of the Brave

Reading Wednesday | On Wings of Devotion

Ever since I learned that Philip Camden would be one of the main characters in the second book of Roseanna M. White's Codebreakers series, I couldn't wait for the book to come out. Readers first met Cam in The Number of Love as a friend of Drake Elton. He also became a co-worker of Margot … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | On Wings of Devotion

Make it Monday | An Update

Make it Monday, my weekly blog post about creative ways to practice self-care, will be on hiatus until March. Why? Well, because self-care is necessary with Baby Boy #2 set to arrive in about 4 weeks! Reading Wednesday Book Reviews will continue on through because reading is a great way to practice self-care. More on … Continue reading Make it Monday | An Update

Make it Monday | Christmas

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Or so the song claims. I tend to agree, but also know that such expectation can often leave us wanting more. The wonder and magic of the season can get lost amid the running around, the shopping, the parties, the traveling. Not to mention wrestling with emotional … Continue reading Make it Monday | Christmas

Reading Wednesday | Smokescreen

Smokescreen by Terri Blackstock was my first time reading a book by this author. I loved her writing. She has an amazing ability to draw out emotion in a reader, whether happy, sad, or mad. Brenna Strickland is a single mother fighting her ex for custody of her children. Nate Beckett is a smokejumper who … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Smokescreen

Reading Wednesday | Seconds to Live

Susan Sleeman is one of my favorite romantic suspense authors. Her plots are always high-action and the romance happily-ever-after. So when the opportunity to be on the launch team for her latest full-length novel came up, I gladly jumped at the chance. Seconds to Live follows U.S. Marshal Taylor Mills as she attempts to keep … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Seconds to Live

Make it Monday | Santa Lucia

Whenever I say, 'Santa Lucia,' I can't help picturing - and, frankly, hearing - Don Knots attempting to sing the traditional Italian song as Barney Fife in The Andy Griffith Show. So many other, better singers have recorded it, but for some reason, Knots' is the version that sticks in my head. However, that was … Continue reading Make it Monday | Santa Lucia

Reading Wednesday | Echoes Among the Stones

I finished reading Echoes Among the Stones, Jaime Jo Wright's latest time-slip novel, last night. Putting words to a review this morning doesn't feel fair to the impact of the book. It's the type of story that leaves a reader thinking long after the final page has closed. When Aggie Dunkirk's life falls apart, she … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Echoes Among the Stones

Make it Monday | St. Nick

It's Christmastime! To start off the first week of Advent, let's talk Santa. Before pictures of the jolly, old elf with the red suit jump to mind, I'd like to take us back a few centuries. First, however, here's a little background on Advent, which will inform our topics the next several weeks. Advent itself … Continue reading Make it Monday | St. Nick

Make it Monday | Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. One of my favorite parts about the holiday is hosting the big feast. There's nothing better to me than a table full of food and surrounded by family (or those adopted as family for the day). Despite my love of the holiday, I know Thanksgiving has a lot of pressure. It may … Continue reading Make it Monday | Thanksgiving