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!
Happy November, y'all! It's hard to believe we're approaching the end of 2020. But I think we can all agree that we reach out to 2021 with a pinch of hope, and a measure of relief. The holiday season is coming like a freight train, and for most of us with little ones, the Santa... Continue Reading →
2020 has truly been a year of great fiction for me, with stories that have truly moved me. Perhaps because of the tumultuous times, I've found refuge and solace in fiction. Filled with richly crafted characters and constant affirmations of faith, Joanna Davidson Politano's The Love Note is a gift for both inspirational and historical fiction lovers.
Buckle your sword belts, don your capes, and get ready to join me on an epic ride into a world of good vs. evil, gnomes, pegasi, gargoyles, and more! This was exactly the fun read I needed, and a wonderful break from Stephen King's The Stand. More on my Spooky-Month reads later 😉 Today I'm... Continue Reading →
I've never considered myself a feminist. I was raised in a conservative household, and never questioned women's traditional roles. As an adult, I still believes there's honor to be found in the domestic arts. But when I married, I kept my maiden name. I'm not a good cook, so my husband does most of our... Continue Reading →
Happy Monday, y'all! I'm bringing yet another fantastic book rec from the lovley folks at Lone Star Lit Tours, Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm. For the record, I absolutely love receiving books in the mail. As an author, I am fully aware of all that my fellow authors sacrifice to send physical copies to... Continue Reading →
Welcome back, everyone! It's been a few weeks since my last bookish post. LSBBT took a mini-break. I've also been scrambling to get my four-year-old ready for PreK (and battling mild freak-outs.) My birthday also passed this month, the eighth birthday I've spent without my grandma. You see, I was born on her birthday, and... Continue Reading →
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 →