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Carry Me Home by Dorothy Adamek


Finella Mayfield hates two things: liars and thieves. And she’s determined to marry a man who’s neither. Chasing her dead father’s dreams, the twenty-year-old English bride arrives in Australia in 1875 for an arranged marriage. Anticipating her future as village preacher’s wife, she records her thoughts in her Everlasting journal.

But instead of her fiancé, Finella is met by Shadrach Jones, a poor farmer sent to collect her from the busy Melbourne pier.

This is not what her father planned. And it’s only the beginning of the unraveling of Finella Mayfield ~ the bride with no groom.

All Shadrach

The Reading Habits of Ronie Kendig



The Reading Habits


Ronie Kendig




Are you a re-reader? 

I am not a re-reader—there are very few books that I have re-read (CS Lewis’s Screwtape Letters, Henry Blackaby’s Experiencing God). But for the most part, I don’t re-read fiction because to me it’s all about the thrill of discovery—what happens? Why did it happen? Once I know that, the thrill is gone for me.

When is your optimal time to read – do you prefer to read in one long block, or do you also read for five minutes here or there when you can?

The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall

rp_The-Captive-Imposter-662x1024.jpgThe Synopsis:~

For her own protection following the murder of her brother Will, hotel heiress Estella Everstone assumes the alias of Elle Stoneburner and takes a job as companion to an elderly widow. Never did she imagine that her position would lead her back to her beloved Everston, a picturesque resort property tucked away in the rugged mountains of Maine. Living below her station in a guise of anonymity has its struggles, but her spirits are buoyed by a newfound friendship with the hotel manager, Dexter Blakeley. And his distaste for the spoiled socialites who frequent his hotel causes her

Author Alert: Dorothy Adamek & an influencing opportunity




I’m thrilled to introduce you to

Dorothy Adamek

and her historical romance

Carry Me Home

Crabapple House Publishing







Who is Dorothy?

Australian author, Dorothy Adamek, writes Displacement Fiction ~ the stories of people upended by tragedy and trauma, and their struggle to belong in their new world.

Couched in romance, her fiction is set in the late Victorian era. She is the author of Carry Me Home, the first book in the Blue Wren Shallows trilogy, and resides with her family in the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne.

Keep reading …

Bookish “Answers” of the Week!



What Pam from Florida wants, Pam from Florida gets – hehe! Here are my responses to the fun questions you put to me a couple of weeks ago. Hoping I don’t put you to sleep!

Thanks for your care and interest – you are the best readers in the history of book blogging!!

And thank you Pam for suggesting the idea.

Over to you…and…ahem, me!


Richard: Why in the world have you chosen to be a book blogger?

It happened  by accident, Richard! I began writing a few reviews for my local Christian bookstore and started Relz Reviewz …

The Inside Scoop! Patrick W. Carr with a giveaway

Patrick Carr2015


The Inside Scoop!


Patrick Carr

and his epic fantasy

The Shock of Night

Bethany House


I grew up in…almost everywhere. My dad was in the Air Force and we moved a lot until I was about 10. After that, we settled in middle Tennessee.

I was inspired to write my first published novel by…a verse in the Bible that got me to thinking “What if the Church still cast lots to make decisions?”

The books that have most influenced my life are…The Bible, The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, and The Lord of the Rings…