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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A Lesson in Love & Murder - Herringford & Watts Mysteries Book 2 - Rachel McMillan

My Rating
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)



About the Book



From political danger to personal drama, life is about to get explosive…



The legacy of literary icon Sherlock Holmes is alive and well in 1912 Canada, where best friends Merinda Herringford and Jem Watts continue to develop their skills as consulting detectives.



The city of Toronto has been thrown into upheaval by the arrival of radical anarchist Emma Goldman. Amid this political chaos, Benny Citrone of the Royal North-West Mounted Police arrives at Merinda and Jem’s flat, requesting assistance in locating his runaway cousin—a man with a deadly talent.

Friday, August 26, 2016

First Line Fridays - Week Eighteen


As you read this, I am probably downtown Nashville with my best friend...After spending an AMAZING week with so many friends...Bloggers, Authors and Readers! I will have to write a special blog post JUST on the event Christian Fiction Readers Retreat

During my long flights and airport layovers I had the opportunity to begin Rachel McMillan's second book A Lesson in Love & Murder. Her first book, A Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder, is one of my favorite books. SO excited to continue the series! My first line is...OK, it's more than the ONE line...But I had too...


"We regret to inform you that due to our company's policy regarding married women in the workforce, we are no longer in need of your services. We are grateful for your loyalty to Spencer's and hope that you will accept this coupon for Maidwell's Laundry Soap as a token of our Gratitude.

Well, I suppose crime will just have to start to pay!"



What is your first line? Did you attend CFRR???

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Reading is my SuperPower

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to Draw - Mark Crilley

My Rating
☆ - You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. (More Info)

About the Book

Read This Comic and Start Drawing Today!


For the first time ever, drawing instructor and graphic novelist Mark Crilley brings his easy-to-follow artistic instruction to aspiring artists in the form of a comic book, providing you with a one-of-a-kind how-to experience. In The Drawing Lesson, you’ll meet David—a young boy who wants nothing more than to learn how to draw. Luckily for David, he’s just met Becky—his helpful drawing mentor. Page by page, Becky teaches David (and

The Thorn Bearer - Penned in Time Book 1 - Pepper Basham

Filled with passion and Biblical truths. This book challenged me, brought me to tears, made me laugh...And caused me to crave yellow Lifesavers...

My Rating
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

"God help us, Sam, if His hope and grace stopped only with the perfect, good, and healthy. Who is in need of healing and grace more than the wounded, sick, and dying?"
Pepper Basham - The Thorn Bearer


First Line Fridays - Week Seventeen - REMIX


Hello friends! I am slowly recovering from my party coma this week. My brain hasn't known how to handle NOT working on projects for the party...Watching lots of Olympics and preping for Nashville has taken up the space. Although I did manage to squeeze in some crafting time too hehe. Judah's party was AMAZING!!! I attached some pictures to the end of this post for your viewing pleasure. 

This week for First Line Friday, I am changing directions completely and not doing books **GASP** I know, I know...BUT my dear friend and VERY talented musician Nicole Coley released her EP this week! YAY!!! 

So...This week I want you to post the First Line from the First TRACK of the LAST album you listened too! My first line is...


"In this kingdom of man, I'm just a pilgrim searching for my homeland."
Stanger on the Earth

You can get a peek at another track here:


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SO...What is YOUR first line this week???

Join in MORE First LIne Friday fun with my wonderfully Bookish friends:






My Hubby as Hook and I was Peter Pan

Aren't they just the cutest???
Jake and Cubby from Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Friday, August 12, 2016

First Line Fridays - Week Sixteen + Givaway!!!




Every time I post my First Line Friday, I see the leaf in my picture and take a deep breath...and pretend like it is fall outside. I am so excited to decorate my house for fall. Thankfully I won't have to make much (if any) decor this year....Since I have spent the last couple of weeks crafting like a madwoman till the wee hours of the morning for my son's birthday party on Saturday. A few teasers...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Pinned In Time Blog Hop - Pepper Basham - GIVEAWAY!!!




Welcome to the Pinned in Time Blog Hop: a twelve day party celebrating Pepper Basham's Penned in Time series! There is a Pinterest scavenger hunt, exciting giveaway, behind the scenes looks into the worlds of The Thorn Bearer and The Thorn Keeper--as well as a glimpse into the heart of their talented author.

Welcome to my stop on the "Pinned in Time" Blog Hop. I am so incredibly honored to be a part of this tour to share with you the books written by one of my favorite people! Pepper Basham is an incredible woman, mother, author...I am blessed to know her and can't wait to give her a real life hug later this month at Christian Fiction Readers Retreat!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Saving the Marquise's Granddaughter - Carrie Fancett Pagels

Forced to flee her home and losing everything she holds dear, Suzanne faces trials she never knew were possible. Searching for her true faith along the road of misery and terror, will she open her heart to a new life?

My Rating
☆ - You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. (More Info)

From the Back the Book
In a land fraught with religious strife, they must break the barriers between status and faith to forge a fresh future in a new world… After her Huguenot father is arrested, aristocrat Suzanne Richelieu escapes Versailles. Handsome German peasant, Johan Rousch, risks his life to bring her to the safety of his family’s farm in the Palatinate duchy, but when Suzanne’s brother and the French army arrive with a warning that they plan to burn the area, she and Johan are forced to flee. With no money or options, both become indentured servants in exchange for safe passage to Philadelphia. Suzanne falls gravely ill

Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Governess of Highland Hall - Edwardian Brides Book 1 - Carrie Turansky

Worlds lie between the marketplaces of India and the halls of a magnificent country estate like Highland Hall. Will Julia be able to find her place when a governess is neither upstairs family nor downstairs help?

My Rating
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)


From the Back of the Book
Missionary Julia Foster loves working alongside her parents, ministering and caring for young girls in India. But when the family must return to England due to illness, she readily accepts the burden for her parents’ financial support. Taking on a job at Highland Hall as governess, she quickly finds that teaching her four privileged, ill-mannered charges at a grand estate is more challenging than expected, and she isn’t sure what to make of the estate’s preoccupied master, Sir William Ramsey.

Friday, August 5, 2016

First Line Fridays - Week Fifteen & Giveaway


Welcome back to First Line Fridays! This summer is FLYING by so fast! I can not believe it is already Friday again! I am so blessed to have out of town family visiting this week. Much excitement, crazies, and shenanigans will be taking place! 


My line today is from a series by Carrie Turansky that I have been LONGING to read! I finally started it and I can't put it down! If you like Downton Abbey you will definitely enjoy The Governess of Highland Hall! A beautiful story set in the Edwardian era. Happy reading and may the rest of your summer be filled with blessings!


"Julia Foster lifted her gaze to the clear October sky as a lark swooped past."



What is your first line??? Also, be sure you head over to these blogs for more first line fun!



Another wonderful series that is set in the Edwardian era is Pepper Basham's Penned in Time. We are currently having a wonderful scavenger blog hop and GIVEAWAY...Happening NOW!!! Click on the picture below to find out more about the PINNED IN TIME Blog Hop.