Fiction Book Reviews, Swoony Saturdays

Swoony Saturdays – Adrien Delaporte

Welcome! Welcome! Swoony Saturdays are your opportunity to be introduced to a book hero who fits high quality hero characteristics. (okay, so he just makes us weak in the knees for all kinds of reasons, but you get the point) The photos involved are chosen as the most representative of the heroes featured, so IF… Continue reading Swoony Saturdays – Adrien Delaporte

Swoony Saturdays

Book Journeys – Paris

This week I’m celebrating one of my favorite contemporary romance novels. An “oldie” but a goodie, this book was published in 2005, and oh la la, I was introduced to the story and the author in 2007. Why is that important? Well, as a budding romance writer, I’d had a hard time finding books that… Continue reading Book Journeys – Paris

Fiction Book Reviews

Who’s Got Character with Siri Mitchell

My first introduction to contemporary fiction was reading Siri Mitchell’s fantastic novel, Kissing Adrien. I’d decided never to write a contemporary novel up to that point, but something about the humor, suspense, and excitement drew me in, not to mention Adrien and France. Two years later, I’d completed my first contemporary romantic comedy. Funny what… Continue reading Who’s Got Character with Siri Mitchell

Fiction Book Reviews, God's grace, inspirational fiction

Springs of Inspiration with Siri Mitchell

Anyone else 'Spring Forward' yesterday? 🙂 Hopefully most of us did...or at least have caught up with the 'springing' now. To bring in the spring, I'm starting a month long series on Springs of Inspiration - spiritual change in fiction. Siri Mitchell is my guest today. I just finished reading her newest novel, The Messenger,… Continue reading Springs of Inspiration with Siri Mitchell

Fiction Book Reviews

Springs of Inspiration Series

Well, I am certainly going to start this blog series, but I have to put it on hold for a week. So..... I wanted to give you an idea of the lineup starting NEXT week! Monday - Siri Mitchell starts off the week Wednesday - It's all about fairytales with Melanie Dickerson Friday - The… Continue reading Springs of Inspiration Series

Christian authors

Springs of Inspiration Blog Tour

Time for my 'seasonal' blog tour with tips, clips, and hints from some of your favorite authors. Starting March 5th, I will be hosting authors 3 times a week to share one of their favorite inspirational scenes from their novels AND one of their favorite inspirational verses. When times are dry, writing slow, or life… Continue reading Springs of Inspiration Blog Tour

Christian authors, inspirational fiction

Songs of Christmas – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

It's a song of anticipation. A song born out of years of longing and yearning for the Promised One, the Messiah. A song with the melody of a Gregorian chant and the celebrative chorus of angels. O Come O Come Emmanuel 's author is unknown, but it was supposedly written in Latin in the 12 century… Continue reading Songs of Christmas – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Fiction Book Reviews

12 Songs for Christmas Blog Series

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - so I thought I ring in the season with a blog series to help you rock around the Christmas tree. Starting next week, some of your favorite authors will Deck the Blogosphere with some of their favorite Christmas songs. Don't miss the opportunity to learn more… Continue reading 12 Songs for Christmas Blog Series

Christian authors, Fiction Book Reviews, God's grace

The Yearning

Tomorrow is the first day of Advent - the time in which many Christians celebrate the 'coming of the Messiah'. Emmanuel - God with Us. In celebration of this wonderful God-gift and in anticipation of His coming, our choir is singing a series of fantastic choir anthems. The first song is a new arrangement known… Continue reading The Yearning

Christian authors, God's grace, inspirational fiction

Conference Tips with Siri Mitchell

One of my top FIVE historical authors is Siri Mitchell. Her books have a unique flavor to them with deep threads of faith interwoven through a colorful story. I love her contemporary novels too, but (to me) her historicals hold so much more depth. Siri is an encourager too. Five minutes with her will make you… Continue reading Conference Tips with Siri Mitchell