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

Bygones by Kim Vogel Sawyer

4 Stars
I have never really sought out novels written about the Amish and Mennonite communities but I was completely charmed by Kim Vogel Sawyer’s latest release, Bygones .

The storyline is familiar with Marie Koeppler leaving her Mennonite community some twenty years previously running away to marry trucker, Jep Quinn. When Jep is tragically killed Marie seeks the support of her family as she is alone with her newborn daughter, Beth. JD Koeppler turns his distraught daughter and grandchild away. Marie vows never to return.

Beth is now a headstrong young women seeking her way in the world when

Interview with Tamara Leigh

With just one book, Stealing Adda, Tamara Leigh secured a place as one of my “must read” authors! When Tamara agreed to an interview for Relz Reviewz I was delighted. Here are some of Tamara’s thoughts:~


Please share some of your writing/publishing journey with us.

From the age of ten or so, I was writing full-length novels –well, what had the potential to be full-length novels. It’s the thought that counts, hmm? When my husband and I decided to expand our family from two to three (maybe four), I had every intention of continuing in my career …

The winner of Perfecting Kate is…

Nolene ~ congratulations!

I will pass on your details to Tamara so check your letter box soon and enjoy :)
There is still time to enter the draw for a signed copy of Susan May Warren’s Reclaiming Nick. The draw closes on Monday 5th March so click here and post a comment!

Courting Trouble by Deeanne Gist

4 Stars

Corsicana, Texas ~ 1894

Essie Spreckelmeyer is as awkward as her cumbersome name. Tall and gangly, outspoken and impulsive and, God forbid, unmarried at the spinsterly age of thirty!

When Essie decides God has failed her in the marriage stakes she determines to acquire a husband herself and plans a bold pursuit of one of the few eligible bachelors in her home town. Sadly, Essie is no more successful until a handsome cowboy assists her in recovering a live mouse she intends feeding to her pet snake! More than the mouse is set quivering!


First Day Blog Tour of Scimitar’s Edge by Marvin Olasky

It is March 1st, time for the FIRST Day Blog Tour! (Join our alliance! Click the button!) The FIRST day of every month we will feature an author and his/her latest book’s FIRST chapter!

This month’s feature author is:

Marvin Olasky

and his book:

Scimitar’s Edge


Dr. Olasky is editor-in-chief of World Magazine, a senior fellow of the Acton Institute, and a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He and his wife Susan have been married for 30 years and have four sons. He has written 17 non-fiction books and has also started (with

CFBA Blog Tour of A Valley of Betrayal by Tricia Goyer

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing A Valley Of Betrayal
(Moody Publishers – February 1, 2007)
Tricia Goyer (fellow CFBA member, blogger, writer, and homeschooling mom!)


Tricia is a members of the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance. She also has a blog, It’s Real Life and a parenting blog Generation NeXt. TRICIA GOYER is the author of five novels, two nonfiction books and one children’s book. She also was named Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference Writer of the Year in 2003. In 2005, her novel Night Song, the second title in Tricia’s World