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

Books and Buddies and Builders, oh my!

Anyone who is passionate about books will have space issues. Am I right? When you love books, buy books, and review books, they have a tendency to take over your home, especially when you first began collecting them at age 10 and then took up reviewing at age 37! My books impinge on every room in the house, with the exception of the smallest rooms in the house, and I have to say my family is very understanding 😉

As I operate my own little library and loan my books to others, I need them to be alphabetised for relatively …

The Reading Habits of Dana Mentink

Dana Mentink


The Reading Habits


Dana Mentink



E-reader or hard copy?

I am just not much of a “screen reader.” It’s just not the same as turning pages, you know?

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?

I love to read in the evening before bed. It’s my little treat for having got through the day! If I’m reading during the day, it’s probably research or editing work.

I’d love your thoughts on novellas.

Cover Art Reveal: Coming in late 2016 from Thomas Nelson


Thomas Nelson are the most adventurous when it comes to cover art within the CBA…well, that’s my view :) While they still have traditional style covers for some authors, I love seeing them stretch their artistic wings with others.

Their latest crop of late 2016 is a mixture of both. Ruth Reid’s are traditional Amish covers which don’t appeal to me, but I’m not their target audience I am an Amish book avoider for the most part 😉 Colleen’s Sunset Cover novel and Irma’s latest, reflect the standard Christian cover with a woman in the centre, although the vibrant colour of …

Character Spotlight: Tamara Tilley’s Amber & Stephen with a signed giveaway

One Saturday


Meet a photographer, an outdoorsman,

and a pooch in

Tamara Tilley’s

romantic suspense

One Saturday

Archer Press



The Story

A random act of violence brings two strangers together.

A violent attack leaves Amber Porter hospitalized and alone. Consumed by fear, she’s terrified her assailants will come back and finish what they started. Questioning why God would allow her to be so brutally violated, Amber’s fragile faith is put to the test.

Steven Levitt is devastated when he finds Amber’s battered body in the park. As she clings to life, he promises to stay with her. Steven makes

Bookish Question of the Week



Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a few hours to sit and talk books with your favourite author? Maybe share a meal and talk about characters, plot twists, and why they tortured that poor character so (I’m looking at you, Ronie Kendig!)?

My question today is simple…

Which author would you invite to chat, and what’s one question you would ask them?

Connilyn Cossette: The Inside Scoop! with a giveaway

Connilyn Cossette



The Inside Scoop!


Connilyn Cossette

and her Biblical novel

Counted with the Stars

Bethany House


I grew up in… Spokane, Washington. And no, that’s not the rainy side of the state, but it is certainly very different from Texas! I miss the mountains and the soft green (fire-ant-free) grass, but I love the people in my adopted home-state.

I was inspired to write my first published novel by… my own personal Bible study in Exodus. I noticed that in Exodus 12:38 it said “a mixed multitude also went up with them” and I was intrigued about …