Overnight, chronic pain burst into my life. I used to be the mom who worked out twice a day while my children were napping. I even exercised through my whole pregnancy—with sciatica and nausea. My house was always clean and organized. I thought I had it all together. But then—one morning I woke with pain that radiated throughout my body. However, I felt it mostly in my back, legs, and joints, like the sciatica pain I had during my pregnancies. For the first time, I struggled with chronic pain. Discouragement grew as the person I once was seemed to vanish. Fast forward to today, I’veRead More →

From the plots swirling in my mind to the words flowing from my fingertips to the keyboard, I love writing. There’s one caveat to that. I am always learning to become a better writer. This year, I’ve added several writing resources to my shelf that I love to use in my time of need. How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method by Randy Ingermanson. If you’ve spent anytime in writing circles, you know that many writers are known as either planners, pantsers, or something in-between. In other words, either you plan each moment from beginning to end, you write at the seat of yourRead More →

About The BookBook: A Second ChanceAuthor: Alexis A. GoringGenre: Contemporary RomanceRelease Date: Jan 25, 2017Newly single food critic and newspaper reporter Traci Hightower is done with dating. After the man of her dreams left her at the altar on their wedding day and ran off with the woman she thought was her best friend, Traci resolves to focus on work and resigns herself to being a bachelorette for life. Marc Roberts is a political reporter who is known as Mr. Nice Guy, the one who always finishes last. However, Marc’s compassion and kindness are of invaluable help to his newly widowed sister Gina Braxton who isRead More →

Follow my blog with BloglovinAbout The BookBook: For Love & HonorAuthor: Jody HedlundGenre: Young Adult HistoricalRelease Date: March 7, 2017Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger, and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman so flawed?Sir Bennet is returning home to protect his family from an imminent attack by neighboring lords who seek repayment of debts. Without fortune or means to pay those debts, Sir Bennet realizes his only option is to make a marriage matchRead More →

Our first Top Ten Tuesday topic ever is on book covers. I love books with couples on the cover. It tells me there will be a great deal of romance and as a hopeless romantic—that’s exactly what I’m looking for in a book. Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade So you can’t see much of Ty Porter’s face, but you can see Celia’s. I love the pure joy you see on her face. The fact that you can’t see Ty’s face just means you can imagine it the way you choose. He’s the most swoon-worthy male lead I’ve ever read in Christian fiction and this bookRead More →

About The BookBook: Behind the ScenesAuthor: Jen TuranoGenre: Inspirational Historical RomanceRelease Date: April, 2017Miss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but no one warned her she wasn’t guaranteed to “take.” After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, she’s finally putting her status on the fringes of society to good use by penning anonymous society gossip columns under the pseudonym “Miss Quill.”Mr. Asher Rutherford has managed to maintain his status as a reputable gentleman of society despite opening his own department store. While pretending it’s simply a lark toRead More →