Why Can’t We Trust God?

While I often read books that are pertaining to spirituality and God, this particular theological style of read is not at the top of my list. Lately, I have found that it is good to get out of your routine and try new things or push through hard things. So, with the title and the Read more

Whose Waves These Are

Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes

Whose Waves These Are is Amanda Dykes debut novel. What a debut it is! The storytime hops from one generation to another and melds the two together. Get ready to ride on a wave of emotions and it begins with the opening chapter. As one twin brother is reading a letter from the local draft Read more

Until the Mountains Fall

Until The Mountains Fall by Connilyn Cossette

Have you ever chosen a book by its cover? I know I have, although sometimes it can be a bit disappointing. Everyone knows the saying ” Don’t judge a book by its cover” but the truth is that some books are just as amazing as their cover – others not so much! Until the Mountains Read more

Unknown Threat

Unknown Threat

No surprise here – Lynn Blackburn keeps you on the edge of your seat in this page-turner novel! Unknown Threat is the first book in her new series Defend & Protect. The storyline is gripping and keeps you on your toes wondering who the killer is and if they will strike again. FBI Special Agent Read more

To Dwell Among Cedars

To Dwell Among Cedars

Connilyn Cossette has a way of writing that takes you right into the story as if you are a part of it. It’s not just the characters that grip your heart but the setting, lifestyle and activities she depicts. To Dwell Among Cedars is set during the time of the judges and the Ark of Read more

Think and Grow Rich

Timeless classic that never gets old and the information is just as applicable today. Once you’ve read it for the first time, let it soak in and then when you enter another phase or decision in life – read it again. You will absorb information that you didn’t pick up on the first time. I Read more

The Printed Letter Bookshop

The Printed Letter Bookshop brings together three women who are connected by a bookshop and the woman who owned it. Each character has their own unique story and history with the bookshop owner. Journey through the pages with each of them as they discover love, faith and forgiveness. It’s a wonderful book about books that Read more

The Price of Valor

The Price of Valor by Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren delivers a show stopper once again! The Price of Valor is book 3 in the Global Search and Rescue series. The main character, Hamilton, has appeared in many other books as a secondary character. Readers will finally get the details of Ham’s history with his wife, Signe and his daughter. With many Read more

The Next Right Thing

Emily P. Freeman’s book, Simply Tuesday, was a turning point for me. She writes with such simplicity yet her words are deeply rooted. The Next Right Thing is exactly the same and again a turning point. Every chapter is titled with an “action phrase”, like Chapter 2 is Become a Soul Minimalist and Chapter 13 Read more

The Heart of a Hero

The Heart of a Hero by Susan May Warren

The Heart of a Hero is the second book in the Global Search and Rescue series by Susan May Warren. I’m a huge fan of books that come in series – especially from authors I enjoy. Although you don’t need to read the first one in order to follow this story line, I would recommend Read more

The Happy Camper

When you need a book that is light hearted and fun, The Happy Camper is just that! It’s not overwhelming and can be read quickly. The cover alone is cheerful and sets the backdrop for the story. Melody Carlson has beautifully scripted a story that is all about relationships. The main character, Dillon, is determined Read more

The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water

After reading Erin Bartels, The Words Between Us, and enjoying the storyline I was sure I would also enjoy her new work. Bartels’ new book, The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water, was not what I expected and left me not wanting more. As in her first book, currents of faith or Christian perspective are Read more

The Escape

The Escape

Get ready to be on the edge of your seat! The Escape written by Lisa Harris is the first book in the US Marshalls series. The main characters, Madison and Jonas, have been re-introduced while being paired up for a new assignment. For Madison, it has been five years since her husband was murdered. His Read more

The Chase

The Chase by Lisa Harris - US Marshals series book 2

The Chase by Lisa Harris is the second book in the US Marshalls series. Although the characters carry over from the first book, each can be read as a stand-alone. From the start, the suspense and chase begin and takes you on twists and turns until the last page. The storyline was fast-paced and engaging. Read more

The Bible Recap Journal

The Bible Recap is an excellent way to study the Bible from start to finish! Now, you can go even deeper in your study with The Bible Recap Journal to keep track of your thoughts and so much more. You can note what stuck out to you, things you want to research further and what Read more

The Bible Recap

The Bible Recap

I was introduced to Tara-Leigh Cobble via her podcast and knew that I wanted to read The Bible Recap right away. First, you will need a Bible to accompany this book as the scriptures are not within the text. It is a companion book, resource and guide of sorts. It packs so much into it, Read more

Sweet on You

What do you get when you combine friendship, chocolate and a love story – a fabulous book titled Sweet On You by Becky Wade. It is the third book in the Bradford Sisters Series. My only regret is not reading the first two before I read this one. It is certainly capable of standing on its own, but Read more

Sunrise

Susan May Warren is an author that always takes me on a journey where I learn new things. Sunrise will do just that with it’s Alaskan backdrop, dogsledding escapades and the heritage of the Alaskan people. You will feel as though you are in the middle of Alaska and in the heart of the story. Read more

Sunburst

Sunburst by Susan May Warren

You can always count on Susan May Warren to do her research and deliver a story that sucks you right in! Sunburst is book 2 in the Sky King Ranch series. It kicks off with a rescue mission in Nigeria but the plot thickens when former Navy Seal, Ranger Kingston recognizes one of the hostages Read more

Strong, Brave, Loved

Do you ever feel like you are on the battlefield and it’s not going the way you hoped? I know I have! When you need words of encouragement, strength and hope, open the pages of Strong Brave Loved. You will find 60 devotionals that will empower you to keep going, fight hard and be courageous. Read more

Stay with Me

Becky Wade engages readers with this emotional contemporary romance and draws you in with her characters real world problems. Stay With Me addresses very real struggles while peeling back the layers of hope by facing them head on. The main female character, Genevieve, is a Bible study author with secrets that could devastate her career. Read more

Standoff

Standoff by Patricia Bradley

Standoff is the first book in a new series called Natchez Trace Park Rangers by Patricia Bradley. Once you start reading, you won’t be able to put it down. The setting was a great mix of historic small town and eery wilderness. The pages are filled with mystery and suspense with a bit of romance. Read more

Silent Days, Holy Night

Phyllis Clark Nichols book Silent Days, Holy Night has you hooked from the very beginning! You will be captivated with 10 year old Julia and how her adventurous and inquisitive spirit leads to more than she imagined. She develops a friendship with Henry, a crippled, deaf gentleman. The story then leads you back to 16 Read more

She Prays

It is one thing to go searching for a book, but when a book finds you at just the right time – you know it’s going to be a good read and possibly a divine intervention! If you follow me on instagram, then you know that the day this book came in the mail was Read more

Reason to Breathe

Reason to Breathe is a gripping story about sisterhood and family with a dash of romance. Three sisters come together after the death of their mother and face challenges with the past and the present. The story leads the characters through grief with hope and faith intertwined. If you enjoy a clean storyline written from Read more

Present Danger

Present Danger by Elizabeth Goddard

Begins with a helicopter crash and a mysterious package and ends in a shocking twist. Elizabeth Goddard’s Present Danger is the first book of her new series Rocky Mountain Courage. She has filled it with archaeological artifacts, dead bodies and secrets – nothing is as expected.  The Montana forest setting adds to the mystery of Read more

Prepare Him Room

Prepare Him Room: A Daily Advent Devotional

Prepare Him Room is not only stunning on the outside but the inside as well. This hardback beauty has been on my coffee table since before December. Susie Larson has a way of writing that reaches deep and fills you with warmth. She doesn’t shy away from the difficult, but makes you feel comforted with Read more

On a Summer Tide

On A Summer Tide by Suzanne Woods Fisher

In the past, I have read Suzanne Woods Fisher’s Amish fiction. I wasn’t sure what to expect with On A Summer Tide which is contemporary. Fisher does an amazing job with contemporary fiction and I will definitely be waiting for the next book in this series. In fact, I would like to know if I Read more

Mulberry Hollow

Mulberry Hollow by Denise Hunter

Mulberry Hollow is the second book in the Riverbend series by Denise Hunter. She has such a talent for writing unique storylines that tug at your heartstrings. Although it is book 2, they can be read as a stand alone. The story is heartwarming, charming and emotional and will keep you engaged and wanting more. Read more

Mind Games

Mind Games by Nancy Mehl

Mind Games was the first book by Nancy Mehl that I have read and it did not disappoint. With the setting being in St. Louis, which is my hometown, it made the story come to life even more. A few of the details were a bit predictable but for the most part I enjoyed the Read more

Master of One

Master of One by Jordan Raynor

Author, Jordan Raynor, has written a great resource with practical steps and wisdom on how to not be a “Jack of all trades, master of NONE” and instead be Master of One. Usually an excellent book is noted by not being able to put it down, but this book should be digested and not just Read more

Malicious Intent

Malicious Intent is at the top of my list for the year so far! Lynn Blackburn’s Defend and Protect series follows a group of secret service agents in the Raleigh, NC office. This is the second book in the series but can be read as a stand alone. It is action packed with an intriguing Read more

Living Lies

Natalie Walters’ Living Lies is the first book in the Harbored Secrets series. It is a book of suspense, loss, love, mental illness and PTSD. The characters are authentic, flawed and relatable. The small town of Walton, Georgia is full of secrets and now, a murder. As the worlds of the two main characters collide, Read more

Life Flight

Lynette Eason’s new series Extreme Measures is a keep you on the edge of your seat medical thriller! From the storyline to the characters to the setting, Life Flight will not be a book you set down until it is finished. The two main characters are Penny, a female medical helicopter pilot, and Holt, a Read more

Labyrinth of Lies

Labrynth of Lies by Irene Hannon | Anchor Bookery

Labyrinth of Lies by Irene Hannon is the second book in the Triple Threat series. It can be read as a stand alone, although I highly recommend the previous book as well. The two main characters are both undercover in a high school setting in St. Louis, Missouri. One posing as a teacher, the other Read more

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way

Sometimes a book finds its way to you, and when that happens its best not to be ignored. Often times we have an idea of what the topic of a book is about, and we think “that doesn’t apply to me” so I don’t need to read it. This is even more true for non-fiction. Read more

How to Listen So Your Kids Will Talk

How to Listen so Your Kids Will Talk

Talk less, Listen more – this applies to every relationship but so much more with your children! As parents we tend to do a lot of talking, correcting and educating but Becky Harling knows that listening is key to deepen our connection with our kids. She has filled the pages with practical ways to engage Read more

Hostile Intent

Book Hostile Intent by Lynette Eason

Hostile Intent is the final book in the Danger Never Sleeps series by Lynette Eason. Get ready for an intense ride with this military/FBI inspired novel! After leaving the Navy to care for her mother, Ava, finds herself in the midst of three murder cases that could be tied to her past. FBI Special Agent, Read more

God with Us

God With Us by Justin Holcomb is comprised of a devotion for each day of the year. The devotions are taken from classic Christian writers such as John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon, Thomas Aquinas and Athanasius. Each devotion has a scripture verse and a selection from authors works. It is easy to read as the chosen Read more

God Hears Her, A Joyful Christmas

This advent focused devotional gives you two reflections a day – one for morning and one for evening. It is a great book to begin on December 1 and do every day leading up to Christmas. It provides one scripture a day and reflects on how that relates to the season. The writers of each Read more

Flooded

Flooded by Nicki Koziarz dives into the hard parts of life and the doubt that creeps in. She then uses the story of Noah to tackle 5 decisions to make when that doubt starts to settle in. There is an accompanying study guide and videos on YouTube that will help you dig even deeper. I Read more

Fatal Code

Book - Fatal Code by Natalie Walters

Natalie Walters delivers a thriller full of suspense, technology and Hawaiian culture while also pulling at your heartstrings! Fatal Code is the second book in the SNAP Agency series set in Washington D.C. It combines old and new technology, cypher codes, hackers and even an old journal to keep you second guessing the outcome. Walters Read more

Deadly Target

Elizabeth Goddard continued Rocky Mountain Courage series with Book 2 – Deadly Target. The fast-paced thrills keep coming from a boating accident to dark secrets. The scenes are paced just right through the pages. With each new piece of information comes another piece of the puzzle but will keep you guessing and wanting to cruise Read more

Christy Miller Collection – Volume 1

Christy Miller Collection, Vol 1 (Christy Miller Collection) by Robin Jones Gunn

Robin Jones Gunn wrote the Christy Miller series in 1988.  In our fast paced world, it’s easy to dismiss books as outdated or not relevant – this series is timeless! Yes, we consider these books classics. While they may be missing some of the technology advances, they are not missing the struggles that teenagers will Read more

Carolina Breeze

Carolina Breeze by Denise Hunter

We are headed back to Bluebell Inn with Carolina Breeze. Denise Hunter continues the series in the quaint lake town of Bluebell, North Carolina. Mia Emerson, a Hollywood star, books a stay at the Bluebell Inn run by Levi Bennett and his two younger sisters. Both are holding secrets and confide in each other. The Read more

Blackberry Beach

Blackberry Beach is a sweet romance novel set in Hope Harbor. It is the seventh book in the series and many characters from past books make appearances. But don’t worry, it can be read as a stand alone. It won’t take long to be drawn into the charming seaside town and all that comes with Read more

Beyond the Tides

Beyond The Tides by Liz Johnson

Beyond The Tides by Liz Johnson is book 1 in the Prince Edward Island Shores series. This book captivated me from the start! Liz Johnson always draws me right in with her contemporary romance novels. The characters are brought to life with their unique personality traits, painful pasts and human flaws. While the main character, Read more

Between the Wild Branches

Between The Wild Branches by Connilyn Cossette

Between The Wild Branches is the second book in The Covenant House series by Connilyn Cossette. When I received Between The Wild Branches in the mail, I had yet to read the first book in the series, To Dwell Among Cedars. I’m glad I quickly picked up book one and read it in two nights Read more

Becoming Us

Becoming Us by Robin Jones Gunn

“A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.” – Quote from Becoming Us Robin Jones Gunn has been writing books that I could not put down since I was a teenager. The Christy Miller series would get me in trouble often when my parents would find me Read more

All That Really Matters

I will admit that I was skeptical of this book with it’s main character being a fashion vlogger. But my skepticism quickly vanished with the very first chapter of Nicole Deese’s All That Really Matters. The characters are well developed, relatable and likable. The storyline is one I have never read before and always kept Read more

All That It Takes

All That It Takes pulls at your heartstrings while also making you laugh out loud. But even more than that, it carries such a beautiful message that is so relatable to many. The storyline explores tough topics such as abortion, adoption, single parenting and physical pain, but is an easy read and not heavy. The Read more

A Prayer for Our Country

From the bright illustrations to the eloquent prayer, A Prayer for Our Country is stunning! The wording of the prayer is thoughtful, sound and not overwhelming for children. Each page is bright, colorful and full of life. This would be a great book to add to your child’s bookshelf or to give as a gift!