Sons of Blackbird Mountain

Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof is the latest book I’ve received from the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan Fiction Guild.  They have been sending me several books recently, so the next couple of Wednesdays will be highlighting Fiction Guild releases.

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A Worthy Rebel

A Worthy Rebel is the fifth installment in Jody Hedlund’s young adult medieval romance series (whew!).  A Worthy Rebel centers on the story of Olivia’s younger sister, Lady Isabelle, who is being forced into an arranged marriage to save the people of her village.  When she realizes what a cruel man she is being forced to marry is, she runs away.  A young peasant rescues her, and she thinks she has escaped successfully, but she doesn’t realize is the danger she has put herself and everyone around her in. Continue reading “A Worthy Rebel”

Guest Post: MaryLu Tyndall

Today on the blog, I am so excited to be hosting one of my favorite authors! I fell in love with MaryLu Tyndall’s writings around 6 years ago when I found her pirate series.  She writes wonderful historical romances that have strong inspirational themes of faith.  If you love Pirates of the Caribbean, you’ll love her books! Today, she is talking about how her faith influences her creativity.

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What Blooms from Dust

What Blooms from Dust, the latest release by James Market through Thomas Nelson, is a fictional historical mystery set during the Dust Bowl.

The description from Amazon reads:

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The Love Letter

The Love Letter is the latest release by Rachel Hauck, published by Harper Collins.

The description of the book reads as follows:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a story of long-lost love and its redemption in future generations. Continue reading “The Love Letter”

A ‘Lit’ Update (yes, I cringed at myself)

I try to post book-related things on Wednesdays, and I haven’t finished a book this week, so I don’t have one to post about specifically, but I decided to write a post about what I’m currently reading and what I’m looking forward to reading next.  I usually do this just at the end/beginning of a year, but since summer’s a great time for reading, it’s always useful to know some good books to pick up.

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The Pirate Bride

The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo is part of a unique new series being published by Barbour Publishing Group.  In this series, each book is written by a different author and takes us through American history.  The first book starts with the Mayflower, and the last book (at least the last announced one, there may be more coming that are as of yet unannounced) is set during the war of 1812.

A description of the book and overview of the series is as follows:

“Can a former privateer and a determined heiress find lost treasure in 1725?
A brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees. Continue reading “The Pirate Bride”

A Daring Venture

A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden is the second book in the Empire State series, following A Dangerous Legacywhich you can find my review of here.

This book follows the story of Nicholas Drake, brother of the heroine of book one.   Continue reading “A Daring Venture”

Unbreakable

Unbreakable by Sara Ella is the third book in the Unblemished book series (following book 1, Unblemished, and book 2, Unraveling).  This is a YA trilogy that garners praise from fellow YA Christian fantasy authors, Mary Weber and Krista McGee, who remark that Unblemished is “a breathtaking fantasy” (Weber) and that “Unblemished had me from the first chapter.” (McGee)  Library Journal calls it “engaging and suspenseful” and RT Book Reviews says it is “a stunning journey”. Continue reading “Unbreakable”