Once upon a time, people took other people's word at face value. They genuinely sought to help their fellow neighbor out. Now we might call those people too trusting, and maybe they were? Surely there's always been ugliness in this world. This much stands as true today as it was in the Southern U.S., at... Continue Reading →
Let me preface with this disclaimer: I love small-town stories. But especially small-town Texas. Why? Because I was raised in a small community, quite like the one found in author Jodi Thomas's Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe. So many people despair of small-town life, having lived under close scrutiny and the long memories which often accompany such.... Continue Reading →
Happy May, everyone! I hope you're all doing well and continuing to stay healthy and safe. To those of you who have struggled, or suffered during these times, know you are not alone. There is a world of wonderful people who are here for you, in all the ways we can be. So I hope... Continue Reading →
Welcome back, friends! I'm so excited to bring you a truly gorgeous book from Lone Star Lit Book Tours. For Spacious Skies is the illustrated biography of Katharine Lee Bates, writer of "America the Beautiful." This educational picture book, penned by Nancy Churnin, is brought to life by moving prose and beautiful pantings by Olga... Continue Reading →
Haunting is the word that came to mind, from the moment I first saw the cover art for The Caretakers. Let it be known that first impressions are important, no matter what people prefer to believe. The contrast of a woman in yellow over the verdant green undergrowth, with mist hanging over the ghostly house, hints... Continue Reading →
It's time for another dazzling five-star review, y'all. Trust me when I say I do not adore every book I read. What I have become quite proficient at, over the years instead, is when to say no. I say no to books I don't think I have the chance to love or appreciate. I always... Continue Reading →
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?
I wasn't sure how I felt about Coded for Murder until midway through. Some books are like that, drawing you closer and closer until releasing snippets of brilliance.
Sometimes a good book carries you right where you didn't know you should be going. It's ironic, the journeys we can take alongside our characters. I savored Rio Ruidoso, over the past month, while also dealing with some real life struggles. As I've been forced to regroup and double down in my work, I craved... Continue Reading →