October Book Picks and Back in Action

Have you noticed I’ve been STRUGGLING with a capital S on my blog lately?  Yeah, well, I have.  Let’s just say that big summer blogging goals (ie. a post every weekday) wore me out.  I couldn’t even bear to log in for awhile.  So, I gave myself a month off… September 1st through October 1st.  No blog posting, no social media, no nothing.  And I have to say, I’m feeling refreshed!  And I have some fun and exciting plans for the next few months.  So, stay tuned! But, since it’s the first of the month, I thought it’d be fun to start things off with my October book picks.  And man, I have some great ones this month!  Some of my old favorite authors have new releases and some of my new favorite authors have first time releases.  And so, in no particular order, here are my pics for this month:   When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell I have been waiting for this one for a long, long time.  Julie Cantrell’s first book “Into The Free” is still one of my favorite novels of all time.  And so, I was so excited when the sequel, When Mountains Move, was released.  I loved it!  Millie’s story is so fantastic and so real and raw and wonderful…. you just need to read it.     A Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund I’ve been a fan of Jody’s since The Preacher’s Bride and A Rebellious Heart didn’t let me down.  I love how Jody is able to weave history and story and romance together in a way that makes me want...

June Reading Round Up: Erin’s Favorite Reads

It’s finally summer… which means I’ve had more to read.  Here are my favorite book pics from the last month: Secrets to a Happy Life by Bill Geovannetti I’ve read a lot of “get happy” books but none were as inspiring as my friend Bill Geovannetti’s new book.  Bill set out to answer the question “is contentment possible” and in doing so, he explains how Christians can find joy in each and every situation.  You’ll find yourself turning towards Christ and finding your joy in Him and through Him instead of through the worldly places where people tend to seek happiness.   When God Intervenes by Dabney Hedegard Oh. My. Goodness.  Dabney’s story is a real life miracle story and it’s so incredibly powerful and inspiring that you can’t help but praise God as you read.  I am not kidding…. you have to read Dabney’s story.  You’ll be blown away at her strength, tenacity and hope in spite of incredible odds.  What a powerful testimony about the miracles of the God we serve.     In Plain View by Olivia Newport As you probably know, I’m a HUGE fan of Olivia Newport’s.  She blew me away with her debut, The Pursuit of Lucy Banning and continued to do so int he next three books she wrote.  And In Plain View was no exception.  It’s a fascinating story with characters I adore (oh, Rufus Beiler) and lots of fun facts about Amish culture and the Revolutionary War.  I loved it.     Bridging Two Hearts by Michelle Ule I love a good love story and Michelle Ule’s debut is a...

March Reading Round-Up: My Book Picks for This Month

1. Poison by Jordyn Redwood I loved Jordyn’s first book, Proof, and so I knew I’d love Poison.  And, while I don’t want to give the plot away, I can definitely say that Poison didn’t disappoint.  This book is fast and furious, but also slow enough to allow you to get to know the characters as if they were friends.  I have always liked Jordyn Redwood– both as an author and as a person– and I’m so thrilled for the opportunity to recommend her latest work to you. 2.  Renewed:  Finding Your Inner Happy in an Overwhelmed World by Lucille Zimmerman I have followed Lucille’s blog and Facebook page for years and have always found her words wise and refreshing.  And this book is no exception.  As moms, it’s so easy to put ourselves last while we attend to kids, work, housekeeping… life.  But Lucille has taught me that taking care of myself means I have the emotional capacity to take care of others.  And that’s so refreshing.  This book is full of practical strategies, easy-to-implement ideas and encouragement. 3. The Sky Beneath My Feet by Lisa Samson I love a good read-under-the-covers read.  And Lisa Samson delivers with this one.  It’s light, fun and full of surprising twists and turns.  Samson takes you from a rent-a-mob encampment to Florida to downtown Baltimore to a decaying mansion inhabited by a famous artist.  And then she shows you that all of the twists and turns that come in this life are orchestrated by an all-loving and all-powerful God who loves you more than you know. 4. Working Women of the...

GIVEAWAY: Win Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade

Here’s your chance to win a brand new book before you can even buy it!  My friend Becky Wade’s new contemporary romance releases in May… and she’s giving away five copies of her book to my readers NOW so they can read it BEFORE they could even buy it.  Cool, right? Plus, entering is super, super, super easy.  All you have to do is leave a comment on this Facebook post telling me why you want to win.  I’ll choose five winners at random, you’ll get the book in the book in the mail.  Easy, peasy, right? CLICK HERE TO ENTER NOW. I read Becky’s other book, My Stubborn Heart, last month and LOVED IT.  It was so funny and warm and hilarious and everything else.  I know you’ll love it,...

February Reading Round-Up: My Book Picks This Month

As most of you know, I’m an avid reader.  I love a good novel and I’m not ashamed to admit that I stay up late many nights to find out what happens to a favorite character.  And, I also love authors and so every so often, I round up my favorite reads and share them with you.  Here’s what I read this month: Flight of the Earls by Michael K. ReynoldsJust in time for St. Patrick’s Day, this debut Irish Novel takes you from the great potato famine in rural Ireland to the great sea ports of the Irish coast to New York City at the heights of immigration.  Michael’s strong-but-flawed characters and easy-to-read style had me not only staying up late to read, but also looking up countless historical facts online because I wanted to know more about the time period he writes about. The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow by Olivia NewportI was chatting with the girls at my MOPS table the other day about books and one of my friends asked about our go-to authors. And Olivia Newport immediately came to my mind.  In just a short time, she has broken onto the Christian historical fiction scene as one to watch– I have been absolutely amazed by each of her releases and this one is no exception.  Think Downton Abbey meets turn-of-the-century Chicago all wrapped up with characters that you’d love to invite to your house for coffee.  I highly recommend this series as well as any of Olivia’s other books. My Stubborn Heart by Becky WadeMy friend Katie Ganshert recommended this to me when I hit...
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