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

Bookish Question of the Week

BookishQu250Connecting with the characters is a crucial element for me when reading, and it’s the characters that usually make or break the story for me. I want characters that are authentic and that I can relate to. They don’t have to be like me or even share the same experiences, but there has to be something about them that makes me empathise with who they are or where they are at. I want to feel their emotions, good or bad, and be invested in their journey throughout the book.

Maybe it’s my personality, the fact I was a tomboy, or …

Melissa Jagears: The Writer & her Book (with giveaway)

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It’s a delight to be chatting with Melissa Jagears once again on the blog. I really enjoy her storytelling and I think you will, too. Today she chats about strawberries, Julianne Donaldson, and writing until 5am! Be sure to enter the giveaway below.

The Writer

Please describe yourself in three words (ask your best friend or family if you are struggling!)

Tired, thrifty, INTJ

What’s your favourite season, and why?

Early fall and late spring (I’m combining half seasons to make one :)) I like the temperatures of this portion of the year and that’s when you have pretty outside …

Life After by Katie Ganshert

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It could have been me.

Snow whirls around an elevated train platform in Chicago. A distracted woman boards the train, takes her seat, and moments later a fiery explosion rips through the frigid air, tearing the car apart in a horrific attack on the city’s transit system. One life is spared. Twenty-two are lost.
 
A year later, Autumn Manning can’t remember the day of the bombing and she is tormented by grief—by guilt. Twelve months of the question constantly echoing. Why? Why? Why? Searching for answers, she haunts the lives of the victims, unable to rest. 
 
Paul Elliott lost

Coming soon from Waterfall Press

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Waterfall Press have impressed me with the quality of their cover art and the talent of their writers. Their latest selection is no exception. Pay particular attention to the synopses ~ subjects like self worth, bio-hazards, environmental issues, marital dysfunction, and forgiveness~ all exceedingly relevant. International settings include Ireland, Canada, and England and a plethora of genres ~ women’s fiction, thriller, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, historical romance. There’s even a debut novelist in Jeanne and I’m super intrigued by her story.

I’m hearing great things about Varina’s just released Looking Glass Lies and the cover is eye catching, while Christy’s …

INSPY Awards 2017 Shortlists

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It continues to be an honor to be a part of the INSPYs Advisory Board and we are delighted to announce our 2017 Finalists!

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We thank you so much for your continued support, especially in light of the 2017 changes as we strive to create a program that is considerate of the many wonderful novels written in this genre. 

Following multiple book deliveries plus multiple time zones, and juggling our respective schedules, the Inspy Awards Advisory Board is thrilled to (finally) announce the 2017 shortlist contenders. As each year does, another daunting task was placed before

Elizabeth Camden: The Writer & her Book (with giveaway)

ECamdenI’m chatting with the lovely Elizabeth Camden today about her childhood, Francine Rivers, and pearls! Be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win a copy of To the Farthest Shores via the Rafflecopter form below.

The Writer

What do you miss most about your childhood?

I can say it in one word: Ohio! I grew up in the rural American Midwest, but now live in the sunny tropics of Florida. I know that Ohio wasn’t perfect, but I remember it through a haze of nostalgic longing that is never far beneath the surface. The rustling of cornstalks, …