Make it Monday | Making Cranberries

With Halloween in the rear-view, our attention is turning toward the upcoming holiday season. In the United States, Thanksgiving is the next major holiday, though Christmas preparations like to make an early appearance. However, whether your focus is on Thanksgiving or Christmas first, there's a little berry that often shows up on tables over the … Continue reading Make it Monday | Making Cranberries

Reading Wednesday | Deadly Deceit

Some book reviews are a challenge to write. Like this one. Because the book was so good it's hard to do it justice in a few hundred words. That's why I'm adding a new author to my favorite author list: Natalie Walters. Deadly Deceit is the second book in her Harbored Secrets series and only … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Deadly Deceit

Reading Wednesday | The Lady and the Lionheart

I won't deny that I love free books. Better than free books, however, are ones given as gifts, especially when the book is one of the gifter's favorites. That was the case with The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof. This was the first book by Joanne that I have read, though I have … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | The Lady and the Lionheart

Reading Wednesday | Aiming for Love

Aiming for Love by Mary Connealy is an historical romance set in the mountains of Colorado. When Josephine Nordegren's curiosity gets the better of her, she must decide whether or not to invite strangers into her family's sanctuary. Cattle owner David Warden plans to make a new life in the mountains above his childhood home. … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Aiming for Love

Reading Wednesday | Hope’s Highest Mountain

I love historical fiction and a story set in late 1800s Montana is for sure going to be among my favorites. Hope's Highest Mountain, by Misty M. Beller, follows the journey of Ingrid Chastain and Micah Bradley as they attempt to deliver vials of the smallpox vaccine to a mountain town battling the epidemic. However, injury, illness, … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Hope’s Highest Mountain

Reading Wednesday | Harvest of Rubies

This past summer, I had the privilege of attending the Northwestern Christian Writers Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While I was there, I had the opportunity to meet Tessa Afshar, author of several novels. I had read her book Thief of Corinth and told her how much I enjoyed it, especially since Biblical fiction is not … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Harvest of Rubies

Reading Wednesday | Dead End

Dead End is book three in Susan Sleeman's Truth Seeker series. Of all Susan's books that I have read so far - and there have been quite a few - Reed and Sierra quickly rose to my top favorite characters. Dead End is their story. From the start, Reed and Sierra recognize the attraction they … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Dead End

Reading Wednesday | Stealing Jake

Stealing Jake, by Pam Hillman, follows Livy O'Brien as she tries to make a new life in Chestnut, Illinois. When she steps in to protect a group of street kids, she must face her own past since she was once one of them.Deputy Jake Russell aims to put a stop to the thieving being done … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Stealing Jake

Reading Wednesday | The Spice King

As soon as I saw the cover for the first book in Elizabeth Camden's new series, I couldn't wait to read it. A historical novel about spices, botany, and political intrigue, it mixes romance with with world of commercial food, business rivalry, and treason. Happily, The Spice King lived up to my hopeful expectations. The … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | The Spice King

Reading Wednesday | Ring of Secrets

Spies, codes, and a nation at war for their independence. In Roseanna M. White's Revolutionary War romantic suspense novel, Ring of Secrets, a young patriot must hide her true heart amid those loyal to the British. In a time when everyone suspects their neighbor, Winter Reeves chooses to use her aristocratic connections to pass information … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Ring of Secrets