Fall into Suspense Giveaway! Many Sparrows by Lori Benton (with giveaway) Kara Isaac: The Writer & Her Book (with giveaway) Coming in early 2018 from Bethany House

How Sweet It Is by Alica J Wisler

Leaving behind a broken romance and her job as a chef in Atlanta, Deena Livingston reluctantly agrees to teach cooking to middle schoolers in North Carolina. But how can she convince the kids that home cooking is better than fast food?

Will a Dr. Seuss-quoting plumber, a handsome social worker, and eight rambunctious youngsters change Deena’s outlook on life?

My take:~

Alice Wisler’s sophomore novel is a delightfully surprising tale full of depth and authenticity as a young woman searches for the courage to face her fears and her future.

With a scarred body and wounded heart, Deena’s journey to

Character Spotlight ~ Deborah Vogts’ Mattie Evans & Gilbert McCray

Today the spotlight shines on Mattie Evans & Gil McCray

Deborah Vogts has written an endearing debut novel of an injured horse, a devoted veterinarian and a retired quarterback in Snow Melts in Spring. Her book has left me looking forward to the next instalment in her Seasons of the Tallgrass series. I hope you enjoy this look behind the scenes.

Over to you, Deborah:~

Mattie Evans

Brief physical description

5’1”, 105 pounds, fair complexion with freckles, long red curly hair (often worn in loose ponytail or braided), willow green eyes

Think Amy Adams

Strengths and weaknesses


Special Character Spotlight ~ Robert Liparulo’s John "Hutch" Hutchinson & Aussie Giveaway

Today the spotlight shines on….. John “Hutch” Hutchinson

I promised you Hutch would return to the spotlight! His creator, Robert Liparulo, has gone to great effort in this spotlight to give us an insight into his character and his inspiration for the books, Deadfall and Deadlock. I hope you appreciate his efforts as much as I do!

Over to you, Bob:~

Brief physical description of your main character

When we first meet Hutch in Deadfall, he’s thirty-eight, which makes him thirty-nine in Deadlock. The one place he releases the tension that’s normally directed at investigating Deadlock’s bad guy

Coming in October, 2009 from Kregel

Enjoy a look at two interesting novels releasing in October this year from Kregel. Desert Fire sounds particularly intriguing!

Desert Fire by Shannon VanRoekel

On assignment in Darfur, Sudan, journalist Julia Keegan hopes to open the eyes of average Americans to the atrocities taking place there—and to distance herself from the shadow cast by her father. Even as she steels herself to face the horrors of genocide, Julia isn’t prepared to face her own past.

In the United States, Fred Keegan, a convicted murderer dying of cancer, asks young lawyer Joel Maartens to deliver a letter to his estranged …

The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper by Kathleen Y’Barbo


New York socialite Eugenia Cooper longs to enjoy one last escapade before she marries banker Chandler Dodd. Opportunity knocks, and she heads for rough-and-tumble Colorado. When she takes the job as governess for silver baron Daniel Beck’s daughter, she wonders where her future lies. With Chandler—or with Daniel?

My take:~

I’ll confess, I thought this story might be just another pleasant yet formulaic historical romance. You think I would have learnt by now not to judge a book by its cover! Kathleen Y’Barbo has penned a delightfully funny and sassy tale that had me thoroughly entertained from start to

Character Spotlight ~ Shawn Grady’s Aidan O’Neill

Today the spotlight shines on……………………. Aidan O’Neill

Shawn Grady’s debut novel, Through the Fire, hits stores on Wednesday 1st July, with author James Scott Bell saying, “A sizzling debut novel from a writer who really has the goods. Shawn Grady is an author to watch.

I am so looking forward to reading this novel and telling you my thoughts. For now, Shawn gives us an inside look into firefighter, Aidan O’Neill.

Over to you, Shawn:~

Brief physical description:

Aidan looks like the fireman on the cover. Paul Higdon at Bethany House really nailed it on the design.