Fiction Book Reviews

Audio Book Giveaway for The Thorn Bearer

Oh boy! Oh boy! I have two audible copies to give away of my debut novel, The Thorn Bearer!! And guys, the narrator for the book is ENGLISH! Her accent and voice are so nice as you are swept away aboard the ill-fate Lusitania to the Derbyshire, England countryside. You can hear Rachael's lovely voice… Continue reading Audio Book Giveaway for The Thorn Bearer

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LET’S PARTY

Today is the day!! Time to see the cover for book 2 in the Penned in Time series, The Thorn Keeper. The trick to this 'game' is.... I've listed 8 blogs participating in the party. You can leave a comment on one or all blogs to get your name in the basket for a digital… Continue reading LET’S PARTY

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Interviews and Bookmarks! The Grand, New Adventure

Time is closing in on my debut novel's release day!! I can't believe it's only a little over a month away! This week I had two FIRSTS to lead up to next month's release. My very first radio interview as an author!! AND The arrival of my bookmarks. Now I have to say, Dianne Barker… Continue reading Interviews and Bookmarks! The Grand, New Adventure

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The Beginning of Something….Beautiful – COVER REVEAL

Well, on Wednesday, Feb 11th (my Mom's BIRTHDAY!) I introduced the world to my debut novel cover! The Thorn Bearer is set to release on May 7th - 100 years after the sinking of the Lusitania. Wow! What an honor to be able to have this book come to the world on such an anniversary!… Continue reading The Beginning of Something….Beautiful – COVER REVEAL

Fiction Book Reviews

Historical Note: The Lusitania, A Princess of the Seas

My upcoming novel, The Thorn Bearer, begins with my characters boarding the ill-fated Lusitania. This ship, a bit smaller than its predecessors like The Titanic, was in many ways just as elegant. The First Class Dining Saloon took up two decks and was topped with a fantastic white plaster dome, decorated with frescoes.

Christian authors, Fiction Book Reviews, inspirational fiction

The Colonel’s Lady by Laura Frantz

Laura Frantz has proven her talents in yet another fabulously crafted historical romance. A sweeping tale of terrible loss, unending determination, and love born through heartbreak, The Colonel’s Lady will take you on a journey through the anguish and treachery of war. In the heart of Kentucky during the stirrings of the Revolutionary War, Roxanna… Continue reading The Colonel’s Lady by Laura Frantz

Christian authors, Fiction Book Reviews, inspirational fiction

Mary Connealy is OUT OF CONTROL

Oh my, what a fun book! Have I ever mentioned how much I love awesome heroes who kiss women senseless? Who wouldn’t want to be kissed senseless? Seriously! Add senseless kissing along with a half-crazed cutie, a pregnant widow, an evil hitman, and two control freaks and you have Mary Connealy’s newest historical romance, Out… Continue reading Mary Connealy is OUT OF CONTROL

Christian authors, Fiction Book Reviews, inspirational fiction

A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist

Deeanne Gist is one of my favorite historical authors. I have a top 5 group. She's among them. Her books are funny, deep, and beautifully written with fantastic characterization and swoon-worthy romance. A Bride in the Bargain is another great fit to her 'brides' collection.  Deeanne brings her historical fiction to 1860′s Seattle.  Filled with… Continue reading A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist

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She Walks In Beauty by Siri Mitchell

Without a doubt, this is the BEST historical novel Siri Mitchell has written to date. And the hero? Completely adorable. What’s even better, is that there is fantastic repartee, dancing, and…humor. Oh my, Siri – this novel is second only to your contemporary novel Kissing Adrien. So, what’s this story all about? The novel twirls… Continue reading She Walks In Beauty by Siri Mitchell

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A Week Review with Siri Mitchell – Love’s Pursuit

In July 2009, I read Siri Mitchell's historical novel, Love's Pursuit. It was one of those books that leaves an indelible mark on your spirit when you finish. One of those books where the heroine gets so deep into your psyche, she lingers beyond the final page. It's not a book for the faint of… Continue reading A Week Review with Siri Mitchell – Love’s Pursuit