10 Books To Buy For Your 20-Something

April 2017 Inspirations

As we prepare for the new year, a friend actually asked me for a list of book suggestions. After putting it together, I thought, “Huh, I should share it on my blog, too.” So if you’re looking for 10 books to buy for your 20-something, here are a few of my suggestions. The genres cover everything from thriller to romance. For your ease, I’ve included an Amazon affiliate link (this will not add any cost to your purchase, but I’ll...
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Author Interview: Ride with Me into Christmas by Rachael Phillips

Author Interview: Ride with Me into Christmas by Rachael Phillips

When you like books as much as I do, you’re bound to start making the acquaintance of few authors here and there. Coincidentally, Rachael and I graduated from the same college. And through similar interests, (hmmm, wonder what that could be?) we met. So it’s really fun for me to get to interview Rachael Phillips here today about her Christmas novella, Ride with Me into Christmas, that’s a part of A Door County Christmas collection.   About Rachael Phillips: Rachael,...
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December 2017 Inspiration

Twas a week before Thanksgiving, and the halls were already decked for Christmas. Yes, you heard right. The Christmas trees twinkled and candles flickered bringing hygge to the dark nights of the winter. It might not be that cold around here, but the darkness gets to me. What I’m Being Inspired By Current Jam: I’ve been listening to this one a lot. Hehehe. I can’t help but love the literary title. Not only is it grab-your-hairbrush sing worthy, it’s totally...
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Author Interview: Wrapped in Red by Meghan Gorecki

Meghan Gorecki and I grew up in the same circles (same school scheme aka homeschooling, nearby communities, same church), but we didn’t really meet each other until we’d both blossomed into stunning young women. (Okay, so I’m biased toward Pittsburgh women) But I was so excited to find another writer bent on making the writing life happen. And this Pittsburgh lady is on fire. In the last few years, Meghan Gorecki has published two books with plans for more. But...
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Giveaway: Charming the Troublemaker by Pepper Basham

I didn’t mean to fall in love with Pepper Basham and her closet kisses and hilarious scenes, but I did. Head over heels in love. So much so, that every time I get wind that she’s releasing another book, I’m scrabbling for first in line to read. And you know, Charming the Troublemaker did not disappoint at all. Once again, I’m partnering with Celebrate Lit to bring this goodness to you! About the Charming the Troublemaker   Title: Charming the Troublemaker Author:...
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Giveaway: Cowboy Christmas Guardian by Dana Mentink

I love partnering with Celebrate Lit to welcome new books into the reading world. And, I’m such a sucker for cute Christmas reads. And, to be honest, this book had me at “cowboy.” Despite my city girl ways, I’ve always been a little bit fascinated by cowboys. Giveaway: Cowboy Christmas Guardian by Dana Mentink A few words from Dana Mentink Howdy, readers! I am thrilled to be bringing you this four book Gold Country Cowboys series that takes place in an...
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Book Review: The Most Important Women of the Bible by Aaron and Elaina Sharp

Book Review: The Most Important Women of the Bible by Aaron and Elaina Sharp

As a woman, my curiosity was stirred by the title of this book. Most important women, eh? I mean, I know some of them…Eve, obviously, Sarah, Ruth…but I was unprepared for all 31 women that Aaron and Elaina highlighted in their book. While men wrote histories, women kept the life going. I wonder if even Sarah looked at Abraham in bed with a cold and rolled her eyes. Women so often fall into the margins of society. We’re in the...
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Author Interview: The Engagement Plot by Krista Phillips

Author Interview: The Engagement Plot by Krista Phillips

Krista Phillips entered my reading realm through one of my other favorite authors, Pepper Basham. I figured, if Pepper Basham said Krista Phillips was the stuff that she must be. And you know, Krista Phillips turned out to be chuckle-worthy. So I’m pumped that she agreed to join me on my blog to talk about her newest release, The Engagement Plot! If you’re interested in my review of The Engagement Plot, you can read it on @CordiallyBarbara! About Krista Phillips:...
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November 2017 Inspiration

hot chocolate and reading

Happy November! Who doesn’t love the month of November with the family-filled, food-centric holiday? I’m all about the food, and I’m looking forward to spending hours reading (and maybe a few hours on aerial silks). What do you get inspired by in November? Is it the homey and cozy stews? Or cuddling up under blankets? Are you already prepping for Christmas? Are you doing NaNoWriMo? What I’m Being Inspired By Current Jam: About a month ago, my sister sent her...
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Book Recommendation: Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

Since my first introduction (Waves of Mercy) to Lynn Austin, I’ve certainly become a fan. I jumped at the chance to read Where We Belong. So yes, I was given a free copy of Where We Belong, but my opinions are mine. The only time I don’t like confessing my feelings about a book is when I didn’t like it. But even then, I value kindness and honesty in my review. Book Recommendation: Where We Belong by Lynn Austin About Where...
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