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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

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Make it Monday | Making Room to Recharge

In a time when we are all encouraged to practice self-care, whether as mothers, fathers, single, married, older, or younger, we are simultaneously pressured to find that nebulous 'thing' that helps each of us capture what will restore our weary souls. Then, if we do discover it, we must find a way to incorporate it … Continue reading Make it Monday | Making Room to Recharge

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

Reading Wednesday | King’s Shadow

Angela Hunt's latest novel, King's Shadow, is based on the years of King Herod's reign before the calendar turns to the Common Era. It follows two women, one fictional, one historical, as they seek to survive amid treachery, rumors, and conspiracy. King Herod's sister Salome loves her brother and lives to protect him from every … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | King’s Shadow

Reading Wednesday | Cold Fury

Cold Fury, book three in Susan Sleeman's Cold Harbor series, follows forensic anthropologist Maggie Turner and Blackwell Security Specialist Jackson Lockhart as they attempt to find a murderer before he kills the only witness to his crimes. When Maggie unwittingly bumps into a murderer, an action captured in video, Jackson recognizes he must protect the … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Cold Fury

Reading Wednesday | The Killing Tide

The Killing Tide, by Dani Pettrey, is the first book in her new Costal Guardians series. Members of CGIS, the Coast Guard's investigative branch, must solve a series of crimes while also keeping a journalist safe from a drug dealer. Gabby Rowley is on the run from the man who she exposed in an investigative … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | The Killing Tide

Reading Wednesday | Waiting for God

Today I'm making an exception to the books I usually review. When a friend publishes a book, I always jump at the chance to help promote it. But when a friend publishes a book so poignant as this one, I have to share that book with everyone. Waiting for God: Trusting Daily in God's Plan … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Waiting for God