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 →

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 →