About The Book Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. Journey now to Mackinac Island where… A Tangled Gilded Age Love Story Unfolds. Although the Winds of Mackinac Inn has been in her mother’s family for generations, Maude Welling’s father refuses to let her run it without the guidance of a husband. So she seeks to prove her worth and independence by working incognito as a maid at the Grand Hotel. Undercover journalist Ben Steffans, posing as a wealthy industrialist, pursues a story about impoverished men chasing heiresses at the famedRead More →

Welcome to First Line Friday! I hope you have a great weekend. I’m working on the final draft of my work-in-progress, spending time with my husband and children, and (hopefully) relaxing. This week, I’m sharing the first line from one of my favorite historical fiction novels In His Eyes by Stephenia McGee. If you’d like to hear more, check out my review. Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. About the Book: Her heart sought shelter. Her soul found home. Ella Whitaker rescues a newborn from the dying arms of aRead More →

Little Man’s wail filled the hospital room as the nurse placed him in my arms. A couple hours later, he snuggled up to me to nurse for the first time.  We had our challenges, but a lip and tongue tie reversal later, he became an expert nursling. So expert that he woke every forty-five minutes to nurse. Even at night. For the first few months of his life. By his first birthday, exhaustion and co-sleeping had become part of my life. I didn’t think we’d ever stop nursing. While I loved our sweet cuddles, I reached a point where I felt emotionally and physically drained.Read More →

About The Book Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you.   Alexa Hartfield. Author, local celebrity, fashion connoisseur. She chose Fairbury for its close proximity to Rockland, its small town atmosphere, and its low crime rate. Then someone made her life a literary cliché. A mysterious accident with a light bulb sparked an interesting idea for her latest novel—and for Fairbury’s new serial killer. The first replication infuriated her. The second left an even worse taste in her mouth. The third blasted more than her self-confidence, and the fourth beat herRead More →