Lynette Eason: Fast Favourites (with giveaway) The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz Book recommendations ~ how to spend your Christmas book money! Jaime Jo Wright: The Writer & her Book (with giveaway)

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 …

Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig

Conspiracy of SilenceSynopsis:~

Kendig Ratchets Up the Action in Her New Suspense Series!

Four years after a tragic mission decimated his career and his team, Cole “Tox” Russell is persona non grata to the United States. And that’s fine–he just wants to be left alone. But when a dormant, centuries-old disease is unleashed, Tox is lured back into action.

Partnered with FBI agent Kasey Cortes, Tox has to pull together a team to begin a globe-spanning search for answers–and a cure. As their quest leads them from continent to continent, it slowly becomes clear they’re not just fighting a plague–but battling against

Author Alert: Carolyn Miller



It’s a joy to introduce

Carolyn Miller

and her debut Regency romance

The Elusive Miss Ellison





Who is Carolyn?

Carolyn Miller lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. Together with her husband she has pastored a church for ten years, and worked part-time as a public high school English and Learning and Support teacher.

A longtime lover of romance, especially that of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer’s Regency era, Carolyn holds a BA in English Literature, and loves drawing readers into fictional worlds that show …

Nancy Mehl: The Inside Scoop and a giveaway


Today I’m chatting with Nancy Mehl about the books that have influenced her life, her latest female lead, and the scenes she finds most difficult to write! Be sure to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a copy of her Fatal Frost, the first in Nancy’s Defenders of Justice series.

I grew up in…Wichita, Kansas. Lived there all my life except for a couple of years in Arizona. A little over three years ago, we moved to Missouri to be near our son, his wife, and our grandson. Now we’re enjoying a new addition! Bennett …

Bookish Question of the Week

bookishqu250xmasIt’s been a while since we’ve had a bookish question here, and I’ve missed chatting with you all! So, here we go…

Yesterday I posted my review of Melissa Tagg’s sweet novella, One Enchanted Eve, sharing that I’m not one to seek out novels with a Christmas setting. However, I know there are plenty of you who can’t wait for October to roll around when most of the Christmas books for the year release. I’d love to hear what brings you joy about Christmas stories and any special titles you might share with those of us less inclined!