Lisa Harris: The Writer & her Book (with giveaway) Engaged in Trouble by Jenny B. Jones Cover Reveal: Indie Novels coming soon Must Reads: Becky Wade and Katie Ganshert

Christine Johnson: Discover more…and a giveaway

Christine JohnsonDiscover more about

Christine Johnson

and her historical romance

Love’s Rescue

Revell

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A book character that sticks in my mind is… Why?

Mr. Darcy. Okay, maybe I’m thinking Colin Firth from the BBC/A&E miniseries, but he fit my mental image from the book so closely that I fell in love. I adore those strong, silent men trying their best to act honorably.

The last book that made me cry was…

The last book I read. Yes, pretty much anything brings a tear to my eye, but the last to make me grab a tissue was Christine Lindsay’s Veiled at

Heather Day Gilbert: Discover more…

Heather Day GilbertDiscover more about

Heather Day Gilbert

and her Appalachian mystery

Trial by Twelve

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A book character that sticks in my mind is… Why?

Oh wow! So many choices…today the one who jumps to mind is Becky Sharp from Vanity Fair because she’s so imperfect and even loathsome at times (I love the subtitle of that book: A Novel without a Hero), yet we find ourselves rooting for her to overcome. Also, just about every Thomas Hardy protagonist (Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Bathsheba Everdene of Far from the Madding Crowd, etc.). I love characters who get …

Bookish Question of the Week

rp_Quoftheweek1-300x30011-300x30011.pngProse, plot, characters, setting, pacing, dialogue, hooks, tension, conflict, surprises, twists and turns, factual accuracy, and the list goes on! All these things contribute to a story coming alive and engaging the reader. For me, out of all those things, it is the characters that make or break a story. If I connect emotionally with a character, then I’m likely to enjoy the story whether it be the perfectly written tale or not. Of course, there is a baseline quality of the other elements that need to be present but I love a character driven story and my engagement with …

Character Spotlight: Karen Witemeyer’s Stone & Charlotte with a giveaway

A Worthy PursuitMeet a bounty hunter and a headmistress in

Karen Witemeyer’s

Historical Romance

A Worthy Pursuit

Bethany House

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The Story

A teacher on the run. A bounty hunter in pursuit. Can two enemies learn to trust each other before they both lose what they hold most dear?

Stone Hammond is the best tracker in Texas. He never comes home empty-handed. So when a wealthy railroad investor hires him to find his abducted granddaughter, Stone eagerly accepts.

Charlotte Atherton, former headmistress of Sullivan’s Academy for Exceptional Youths, will do anything to keep her charges safe, especially the orphaned girl entrusted to

Character Spotlight: Deborah Raney’s Corinne & Jesse

Two Roads HomeMeet the Penningtons in

Deborah Raney’s

contemporary novel

Two Roads Home

Abingdon Press

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The Story

Minor but nagging setbacks continue to challenge Grant and Audrey Whitman’s initiation into the world of inn keeping, but larger challenges brew when an occasional flirtation leads to big trouble for the Whitman’s son-in-law, Jesse.

Jesse Pennington’s friendly, outgoing personality has always served him well, especially in a career that has earned him and his wife Corinne a very comfortable lifestyle. But Corinne and Jesse are both restless–and for similar reasons, if only they could share those with each other. Instead, too many business

Character Spotlight: Just One Summer’s Joss, Sydney, Lennon, & Owen…with a giveaway

Just One SummerFour fabulous writers have teamed up to indulge readers who love stories with mesmerising characters, smart humour, authentic emotions, and the BEST kisses 😉

JUST ONE SUMMER releases today from the very talented Nicole Deese, Tammy L. Gray, Amy Matayo, and Jenny B. Jones. I’ve had the pleasure of reading Just One Summer already and you are in for such a treat! I adored each unique story and can’t wait for from these girls!

Four Best Friends. Four Love Stories. Just One Summer.

Four college girls, best friends since childhood, have found one constant in their ever-changing lives–summer. Every June