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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Author Interview: Joshua’s Prayer by Olivia Rae

The author life only has to be a solo one if you choose it. More and more, I’ve discovered how warm and welcoming the writing community can be. There’s room at the table. Grab a chair and we’ll scoot down. That’s the beauty of community. There’s always a way to make room for more. Anyway, all that to say, that I’m so excited to have Olivia Rae with us today for an author interview and to hear a bit about...
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Book Giveaway: Lydia by Diana Wallis Taylor

I absolutely judge a book by its cover, and I have to admit that one of my main reasons for picking up Diana Wallis Taylor’s Lydia was because the cover hypnotized me. I’ve also come to appreciate Biblical fiction because it offers the chance to experience a world that often seems so dry and unreal to me anymore. And Lydia is so little known in the Bible. But, Lydia certainly was an anomaly in that day and age. Not only...
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Book Recommendation: Crown of Souls by Ronie Kendig

When I heard that Ronie Kendig’s second book of The Tox Files series was coming out, I itched to get my hands on it. Because honestly, I loved the Conspiracy of Silence, and I wanted to know, “Can Ronie Kendig do it again?” Bethany House Publishers sent out their email with the Fiction selection of titles to review, and I signed right up to receive Crown of Souls. So yes, I received a free copy of Crown of Souls, and...
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October 2017 Inspiration

cast iron pizza

Honestly, inspiration posts are one of my favorites to do. I just love sharing the things that I’ve been obsessing over or being inspired by. And I try to keep these posts short and sweet so a quick scroll through will give you a glimpse of possible inspirations. I know Halloween and pumpkins are a great inspiration for October. But I’m over here, just chugging away on the other random goodnesses in my life, like deep dish pizza and quirky...
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