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An Eight-Book Review? (Eight is My Favorite Number!)

In this review, I’ll be featuring eight books I recently read for review* – and, of course, reviewing them! These reviews will also be posted on Amazon, Goodreads, and, if possible, NetGalley. These reviews are gonna be in a bit of a different style than my previous one, just talking about what I thought about […]

I actually have to read nonfiction?

I’m currently going through a lot of research for my novel-in-progress, Alone in Berlin, and it’s not easy. I’ve written a lot of historical fiction, but this one requires more research than any other I’ve written. Also, I’ve just been working on The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy and the Kees & Colliers series for […]

5 Romance Tropes I Can’t Get Enough Of

Hi y’all! Today I’m going to tell you about 5 romance tropes I can’t get enough of. Why? Because they are perfect. Because we all need a little awesome cliché in our lives. Because originality is overrated, and why teach a old dog new tricks if you can just tweak the trick so it’s slightly […]

The #1 Way to Spread the Good News!

That’s right. I’m talking about God on here. I know in the past I’ve made this blog mostly about writing. However, I just can’t do that anymore. It’s untrue to myself. I am a Christian. I’m not ashamed of it. And yes, I’ve never been shy about sharing my (frankly offensive to the world at […]

Swazi Sunrise by Donna Chapman Gilbert

Title: Swazi Sunrise Author: Donna Chapman Gilbert Genre: Christian Nonfiction/Biography (missionaries) Era: early 1900s (1907 through the early 1920s) Setting: New York, then Africa Publisher: Donna Chapman Gilbert Source: from author (in exchange for honest review) Overall Rating: 4/5 stars Swazi Sunrise by Donna Chapman Gilbert 19-year-old Lula is bookish and shy. She longs for a […]

The Child from the Sea by Elizabeth Goudge

Today, I’m going to be writing a review in a more freestyle format. I read this book for school, and I kind of enjoyed it … and kind of didn’t. Title: The Child from the Sea Author: Elizabeth Goudge Genre: biographical historical fiction Era: 1600s Setting: England, Holland, and France Source: own a copy Overall Rating: […]

Structuring Your Novel by K.M. Weiland

Structuring Your Novel by K.M. Weiland Is Structure the Hidden Foundation of All Successful Stories? Why do some stories work and others don’t? The answer is structure. In this new guide from the author of the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, you will discover the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding […]

The New Diary by Hanna Kraft

Well, we’re back to the blog tour for The New Diary by Hanna Kraft! For the final day, I’m posting a review of the book. Enjoy! 🙂 The Review Title: The New Diary Author: Hanna Kraft Series: Heritage Diaries, #1 Genre: Semi-Biographical Historical Fiction Era: 1930 (early Great Depression) Setting: New York, United States Source: […]

January 2017 Mini Review Day

Hi guys! Today we’re gonna do something a little different … mini reviews! I’ve decided to do this monthly (as you can see by the title. This one is for January 2017, in case you didn’t notice). These will mainly be books I chose to read, not review books. So let’s get started! Outlining Your […]

251 Things To Do In Tofino by Kait Fennell

Hi, everyone! I know I don’t usually review this kind of book, and I doubt I ever will again, but I’m doing it as a review swap, so bear with me. 🙂 Title: 251 Things To Do In Tofino Author: Kait Fennell Genre: Nonfiction (travel guides Age-Range: adult (or young adult, I guess!) Publisher: BlueFire […]