Courtney Walsh is a novelist, artist, theater director, and playwright and she has just released her latest novel, Just Look Up. This is the first book I have read by Courtney Walsh, but I had already heard such great things about her books. Boy! Totally loved Just Look Up and days after I finished it I was still thinking about the themes and lessons reflected in this gem.
Rachel Linden is a new to me, author, well I guess she is new to all of us since this is her debut novel. Rachel Linden is a novelist and international aid worker whose adventures living and traveling in over fifty countries around the world provide excellent grist for her writing. She enjoys creating stories about hope and courage with a hint of romance and a touch of whimsy. Ascension of Larks was quite an unforgettable read and in my review, you’ll find out why.
Jody Hedlund does not shy away from topics such as injustice, poverty, separation and sadness. She also has a way of weaving hope into all of this! With You Always is set in New York City in 1857, one of the many struggling immigrants, Elise Neumann has lost her home, her mother, and when her world collides with the privileged and rich Thornton Quincy, things get…complicated.
It is not every day that you wake up to some really good news. Today was one of those days. I woke up to some exciting news this morning and now I have a dilemma, can you help me decide? Dilemma aside, our book has been selected for a certain special short list for some awards and I am so excited to tell you about it.
Sixty Acres and A Bride. Love this cover, and I was curious about what this book is about, but let me explain: If you know me a little bit, you may know this about me: I NEVER READ THE SYNOPSIS. But having just discovered Regina Jennings, and read For the Record I had to go back and start reading more! I was not disappointment, and this book was full of surprises.
I have been a fan of Julie’s books for many years and have loved her stand alone books. I did however recognize that this one is the first in a series and as such it is setting up for a series, which makes it a little different to a stand alone. It reminded me of Lawana Blackwell’s Gresham Chronicles,
Dee Henderson is the author of 14 best-selling novels, including the acclaimed O’Malley series and the Uncommon Heroes series. Her romantic suspense books have been one of my go-to choices over the years. Traces of Guilt is her latest and in it you get to know a salt of the earth kind of family who must face some hard things once Evie Blackwell rolls into town. I share my thoughts in this interview.
Not by Sight is Kate Breslin’s much anticipated second book, set in Britain in 1917 during WWI. Sparks begin to fly when Grace Mabry hands a white feather of cowardice to the handsome Jack Benningham, the Earl of Stonebrook, who is known for his pacifist views. Grace is motivated by her patriotism and fierce love for her twin whil is fighting in the trenches in France. From the moment Grace hands over that feather, things are set in motion beyond their control. Secrets, intrigue, heartache and betrayal challenge Jack and Grace’s outlook on the world, as they search to walk by Faith and not by sight and overcome their prejudices of one another.
A Florida girl and former bookseller, Kate Breslin migrated to the Pacific Northwest where she lives with her guitarist husband and a persnickety cat. Author of travel articles and award-winning poetry, Kate received Christian Retailing’s 2015 Best Award for first time author, and her debut novel, For Such A Time, is a Christy award, RITA award, and Carol award finalist. Kate’s second novel, Not By Sight, will release in August, 2015. In her interview she reveals a fun fact about herself that you are going to love!