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The Paratroopers by John Emmert

Title: The Paratroopers (A Novel of the 82nd Airborne Division) Author: John Emmert Series: Airborne Trilogy, #1 Genre: Historical Adventure Era: 1941-1943 (WW2) Setting: United States, North Africa, and Italy Publisher: John Emmert Source: borrowed from a friend of mine who owns it Overall Rating: 3.5/5 stars The Paratroopers by John Emmert Steven Weaver’s life as […]

The Ugly Teapot by Fred Holmes

Title: The Ugly Teapot: Hannah Author: Fred Holmes Series: The Ugly Teapot, Book 1 Genre: YA Fantasy Adventure Era: contemporary Setting: United States and the Middle East Publisher: Fred Holmes Source: from the author (in exchange for an honest review) Overall Rating: 3.5/5 The Ugly Teapot by Fred Holmes Fourteen-year-old Hannah Bradbury loved her father […]

10 Tips for Surviving Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo (at least April Camp NaNoWriMo) is even crazier than actual NaNoWriMo. You know why? Because NaNoWriMo is in November. Soccer is over, school is dragging, it isn’t Christmas yet, and you’re just trudging through life like a tree. (What? I stand by that metaphor …) You want something exciting to happen, and if it’s anything, […]

Be Thou My Vision by Faith Blum

Title: Be Thou My Vision Author: Faith Blum Series: Hymns of the West, #2 Genre: Christian Historical Fiction (light romance) Era: 1880s, I think? Approximately? Setting: United States Publisher: Faith Blum Source: got the series as a whole in a giveaway Overall Rating: 4/5 stars Be Thou My Vision by Faith Blum “The church was […]

How to Use Pinterest as an Author

Pinterest is one of those things that most people have … but very few people use. Sure, you dink around on it for an average of ten hours a day and now you feel like you’re attached to your account at the waist (you laughed, you cried, you smiled … you don’t take that kind of relationship lightly). But […]

A Mighty Fortress by Faith Blum

Title: A Mighty Fortress Author: Faith Blum Series: Hymns of the West, #1 Genre: Christian Historical Adventure Era: 1870s Setting: Montana Territory, United States of America Publisher: Faith Blum Source: received as a prize/gift Overall Rating: 2/5 stars A Mighty Fortress by Faith Blum Joshua and Ruth Brookings are traveling by stagecoach to finally join their […]

In Which Kellyn Rests

When you read that title, you probably went, “Oh, no! Kellyn’s going on [yet another] hiatus!” You’re probably in a state of near-panic, right? Well, aren’t you? Eesh. I can’t believe it makes no difference to you. But the real question is, Are you really leaving us? Well, I am and I ain’t. I will be slowing […]

March 2017 Mini Review Day

It’s time for another mini review day. Let’s get started! The Wings of a Nightingale series by Sarah Sundin I admit I didn’t enjoy Sarah Sundin’s Wings of a Nightingale b00ks as much as I did her other series, but it was still amazing, every book earning 5/5 stars from me. Warning: this review is a […]

March 2017 Spotlight: Sun Shadow ~ the Reveal

I have a Pinterest board that was for a while secret but has been public for several months now. It’s called “Sun Shadow,” which is presumably the title of a novel. Well, yes, it is. That board contains all sorts of stuff for a novel that I’m eventually going to write, Sun Shadow. You can […]

Tips for Reading

Hi guys! I decided it’d be fun to write a random post today. I know most of you love reading, so this will be right up your alley. Tips about eating! No, wait … reading. Sorry. I’m sick, so I haven’t eaten much today, and eating makes me sick, but I keep thinking there must […]

London in the Dark by Victoria Lynn

Title: London In The Dark Author: Victoria Lynn Series: Light of London, #1 Genre: Christian Historical Mystery Era: 1910 (Edwardian) Setting: London, England Publisher: Ichthus Family Productions Source: from author (in exchange for honest review) Overall Rating: 3.5/5 London in the Dark by Victoria Lynn London, 1910 Budding Private Detective Cyril Arlington Hartwell has a conundrum. […]

Death Comes in April

This may be crazy, but I’ve decided to try to write 15,000 words in April for Camp NaNoWriMo. My project is Once a Stratton, a historical fiction novel set in the 1850s (1855-1858). What is Camp NaNoWriMo? Well, if you’ve been following me long, you know what NaNoWriMo is (if not, it’s a basically a […]