Happy Friday! Can you believe that tomorrow it’ll be July? It’s First Line Friday–when we share first lines from our favorite books. Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. Today I’m sharing the first line from Karen Ball’s Shattered Justice. I read this book for the first time as a teenager–and it stayed with me. At the time, I had recently dealt with the loss of my mother and this book handled grief in a very real and raw way. Now, as an adult, I remember little tidbits and I’m thinkingRead More →

Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. Father’s Day is in 5 days! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday edition is on my favorite fathers in Christian fiction, but before I go there. I have to mention my amazing husband. The picture below is from Father’s Day last year when Little Man was 9 months old. I just can’t get enough of this pic. Now, to my top ten list of fictional fathers. Dan Justice I read this book for the first time over a decade ago and I loved every minute of it, andRead More →

Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. Woohoo! It’s Friday! Time for some weekend reading. Week #4 on my blog. Grab the book nearest you and leave a comment with the first line. My book to share is Love Everlasting by Julie Lessman–one of my favorite authors. And the first line is… “‘Okay, smile pretty–hot guys at three o’clock.’” “Shannon O’Bryen smiled, more because of her friend Margo’s mumbled man alert than the need to charm any ‘hot guy.’” Bonus, I gave you the first two lines so you could get aRead More →

  Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. It’s Top Ten Tuesday Moms Edition today. Here’s my list of best moms in Christian fiction. As a mom, I connect easily with main characters who are also mothers. Our Top Ten Tuesday topic of the day is mothers in literature–specifically Christian fiction. When you’re done here, check out my blogging friends top ten at Broke and Bookish. Celia Porter Single mother Celia Porter does everything for her daughter–even give up her dreams of owning her own bakery. Elizabeth and Ashley Baxter ThisRead 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 →

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 →