Many Sparrows by Lori Benton (with giveaway) Kara Isaac: The Writer & Her Book (with giveaway) Coming in early 2018 from Bethany House Jennifer Delamere: The Writer & her Book (with giveaway)

Merry Christmas


My wish for you, my dear reader friends, is that you find joy in Jesus, receive love from your family and friends, that you give generously from your unique talents and abilities, and you have a great book close at hand!

Ever thankful for each one of you, and praying that you remember Jesus the babe, Jesus the man, and Jesus our Lord this Christmas Day.

From my family to yours…love Rel xo

Starring Christmas by Allison Pittman and Rachel McMillan


Starring Christmas features two Christmas novellas by beloved novelists in one set!

Falling for a Christmas Star by Rachel McMillan

Sam Medina has finally made it. A last minute casting change finds him en route to Toronto to star in the latest entry of the Serendipity Network’s annual Christmas movie extravaganza, My True Love Gave to Me. Finally, he will have the chance to shake off his reputation for supporting roles as the best friend or kind-hearted barista and prove that he is leading man material.

Merry Strathford is too busy for love. When she’s not pursuing a tenure …

Bookish Question of the Week

bookishqu250xmasHello friends! Sorry for being absent around here – this time of year there seems to be a pull on our energy and time in one hundred different directions. I will get back on track over the coming weeks, and I’m certainly looking forward to posting my Top 10 list which I traditionally do on NYE! I’m looking forward to 2017 for many reasons, but one thing I love anticipating is a whole year of new releases to anticipate! When I look at the books I can’t wait  for, they always seem to arrive quicker than I anticipate. The days …

The Reading Habits of Patrick W. Carr with giveaway

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I had the pleasure of having a meal with Patrick and his lovely wife while I was in Nashville this year. It was great to talk books, life, and faith with him. I hope you enjoy this peek at Patrick’s reading habits. Be sure to enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter form below….

Are you a re-reader? Why, or why not? And if you are, what are some of the books you have read over and over?

I am definitely a re-reader. I love to go back and make the acquaintance of my friends again, especially when the author has …

Character Spotlight: Michele Phoenix’s Lauren

Of Stillness and StormMeet a devoted wife and mother in

Michele Phoenix’s

contemporary family drama

Of Stillness and Storm

Thomas Nelson


The Story

“I felt torn between two worlds. Each with its own mystery. One more captivating than the other, but the other more real and breathing.”

It took Lauren and her husband ten years to achieve their dream—reaching primitive tribes in remote regions of Nepal. But while Sam treks into the Himalayas for weeks at a time, finding passion and purpose in his work among the needy, Lauren and Ryan stay behind, their daily reality more taxing than inspiring. For them,

Monte Wolverton: The Inside Scoop!


Today I’m chatting with author and illustrator Monte Wolverton about his novel, The Remnant, his fascinating career, and the scenes he finds hardest to write.


I grew up in Vancouver, Washington (just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon). My father, Basil Wolverton, was a well-known comic book cartoonist in the 1930s through the 1950s, including Mad Magazine. He later wrote and illustrated a story of the Old Testament.

I earned my undergraduate degree at a rather unconventional and authoritarian church-affiliated college in southern California, later working as a designer in the church’s substantial publishing operation. I freelanced …