Book Review: Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe

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 →

Book Review: Thank You Garden

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 →

Book Review: For Spacious Skies

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 →

Book Review: The Caretakers by Eliza Maxwell

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 →

Book Review: Blue Skies by Anne Bustard

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 →

Book Review: Out of the Embers 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: Rio Ruidoso by Preston Lewis

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 →

Book Review: Finding Esme by Suzanne Crowley

While my #writinglife has taken a bit of detour this year, I’m excited to share my favorite read of 2020 so far! I know, I know, you’re probably thinking, what about the other ten and half months of the year? To which I would reply, “I’m old enough, and have been around this business long enough to simply know what’s golden.” And let me tell you, Finding Esme is a diamond in the rough. 

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