Book Review: Rio Bonito by Preston Lewis

Welcome back to another review with Lone Star Lit! The folks who love to highlight my fellow Texas authors and/or Texas-based stories. I've had a blast discovering new authors and books the past two years that I wouldn't have likely read, otherwise. As an author, and avid reader, I'm always looking to expand my literary... Continue Reading →

Guest Author DiAnn Mills for Trace of Doubt

Happy Thursday, friends! Despite this past crazy year and half, I can honestly say one of my greatest enduring comforts has been books. No matter how chaotic, or awful, or overwhelming life can feel at times, I have found escape in the worlds and characters my fellow authors create. One of the reasons I decided to... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Under the Bayou Moon

Reading Under the Bayou Moon was something of a revelation for me. Having grown up visiting relatives close to the Louisiana border, I often heard my family talk about Cajuns. I'm sorry to say most of what was said was unflattering, unkind, and not anything I would repeat here. Such things were so often said,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: All the Cowboys Ain’t Gone

Because the truth is, the Old West wasn't any more glamorous than Medieval Times. But for those of us stuck in a modern, electric world, it makes for wonderful escapism. It's for this reason that I loved John J. Jacobson's All the Cowboys Ain't Gone. 

Book Review: Dreams Rekindled by Amanda Cabot

If you grew up reading and watching Little House On the Prairie. If you love wholesome historical romances featuring strong female characters like Little Women. If you love the #histfic works of Francine Rivers and Liz Curtis Higgs. Are you catching my drift yet?

Book Review: Pudge & Prejudice

Imagine a world where the works of Jane Austen and John Hughes spontaneously collided. If you're a fan of the 80s and the exquisite banter between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, I beg you look no further than A.K. Pittman's Pudge & Prejudice.

Book Review: Stork Bite

On an October morning, a Klansman confronts seventeen-year-old David Walker at a hidden oxbow lake where he has gone to hunt. David accidentally kills the man and hides the crime. His determination to protect his family from reprisal drives him far from home and into manhood.

Book Review: Comfort Foods

Let me preface this review by stating here and now how pleasantly surprised I was by Comfort Foods. Several times while reading, the author spun the usual tropes on their heads. The romance was slowburn perfection, the town felt like a real place, and the banter was superb. Needless to say, I am officially a Kimberly Fish fan and look forward to discovering her other works!

Cover Loving River, Sing Out by James Wade

As an author and project manager for a book design company, I can't help judging a book's cover. As Forrest Gump might say, "There's an awful lot you can tell about a book, by its cover." 😉 Some covers are designed to draw in the eye, with pops of metallic accents and bold colors. Others,... Continue Reading →

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