About The Book Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. Elisabeth Allen gave her heart to Jesus as a little girl and to Drew Marek as a teenager. When their wedding day finally arrives, it’s the happiest day of her life–until a car bomb transforms her dream come true into a living nightmare. As Best Man at the wedding, Gabriel Di Salvo promises Drew–his best friend and CIA partner–he’ll look after Elisabeth, but he never dreams it will become necessary so soon. As Elisabeth struggles to put the pieces of herRead More →

It’s Work-in-Progress Wednesday! Writing is always a work-in-progress. As an aspiring author, I spend most of my free time writing, editing, or taking classes. This week, I made progress. Some weeks I don’t. Writers can’t make it without readers so I’ve started sharing a few lines from my work each week. I’m currently finishing edits on one manuscript and beginning my next. While I can’t share the titles, I can share a few lines. From my new work-in-progress: “Five years ago, she chose the blank slate that was her life. Ryley leaned against the old, rickety chalkboard and closed her eyes. What she didn’t knowRead More →

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again! This week it’s the back-to-school edition. Do you have children going back to school? My daughter is four and my son is two, but I plan to homeschool so we’re using ABC Jesus Loves Me.  Today I’m sharing my top ten favorite books for preschoolers. There are so many amazing books out there for young children. Reading to them is so important. I strive to read to them twenty minutes a day. It doesn’t have to be all at the same time, but it develops literacy, comprehension, and interest. Most of these books are well-known, but definitely fit my list for theRead More →

I love having a preschooler. Preschoolers have such curious minds. They’ve learned how to communicate and they’re learning about our world through play. The sound of a plane in the sky sparks their interest. They spot a bug crawling on the grass, and they ask more questions. As their imagination grows, they share made-up stories about unicorns and princesses and superheroes. It’s such a fun age. As a mom, I’m always on the lookout for fun, educational toys that help them build their imagination. Toys get a bad rap sometimes. When you walk down the toy aisle, there’s so many options. I’ll be honest. IRead More →

About The Book Click to purchase Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. If you were able to recognize God in every hard and sacred season, how might it encourage your faith to grow? A God of All Seasons speaks to the heart when faith feels stuck as if gripped by the tendrils of an icy winter or one that lumbers to recover from a long reprieve, like returning from a summer sabbatical. Through powerful and poignant storytelling, Amy and Tammy guide you on a journey that will lift your eyesRead More →

Another Friday! Readers, I hope you have a great weekend with your favorite books.  August is halfway over already! Next week, I’m sending out my newsletter, but for now I’m sharing a first line from one of my favorite authors, Julie Lessman. Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. I couldn’t wait for this final book in the Isle of Hope series to come out. His Steadfast Love met and exceeded all of my expectations. If you want to see the rest of my thoughts, check out my review. About theRead More →

You may have noticed I’ve been a little quiet lately. I’d reached a point in my writing known as burn-out. We had a multitude of events in our life, and I started to feel overwhelmed. I shut my laptop, stepped away, and enjoyed my family. It refreshed me. Now, I’m back working on hard edits of my work-in-progress that I’m hoping to enter in contests this year. But my break also sparked the idea for a new series. Learning to Write Through Life. Life is filled with learning opportunities whether you’re a child or an adult. The more I grow as a writer, the moreRead More →

Welcome to Work-in-Progress Wednesday. For the month of July, I took a bit of a writing sabbatical, but I’m back at it full swing. Learning, writing, sharing, reading, and all over again. I’m currently putting the finishing touches on my short story Zebra Print Slippers, which I will be sending through my newsletter by the end of August. About: Three years ago, Leilani’s life changed in an instant. She’s learned how to live with her blindness, but when her best friend returns to their small town in Pennsylvania, she doesn’t know how to tell him. After ten years in the military, Zander is home forRead More →

Woohoo. Top Ten Tuesday is back after a few weeks off for the summer. This week’s topic: book recommendations. And as a romance lover, my choice is fairly obvious. I’ll admit, some of these books I may have shared in a recent list…but I just can’t help it. There are certain swoon-worthy books that made it deep to my heart. So without further ado, here you go. Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. I picked books from my favorite romance novelists to complete this list. While I chose one bookRead More →

Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. I had the lovely opportunity to interview Sandra Orchard. You can also find the interview on the ACFW Featured Author Spotlight. About the Author Sandra Orchard—winner of the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, the National Readers’ Choice Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, and six Canadian Christian Writing Awards—leaps off the garden trails of her herbal-medicine-researcher-turned-amateur-sleuth (Port Aster Secrets) series, to the museum corridors of her plucky FBI art crime agent Serena Jones, in A Fool and His Monet, Another Day Another Dali andRead More →