Love Held Captive

  Love Held Captive by Shelley Shepard Gray is the third book in the Lone Star Hero’s Love Story series, and it picks up with both Major Ethan Kelly and Captain Devin Monroe’s stories, more of the prisoners during the Civil War that the previous books in the series has followed. Major Ethan Kelly is…

To Wager Her Heart

To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander is the third novel in the “Belle Meade Plantation” series.  I read the second book, To Win Her Favor, but not the first.  Each work well as a stand-alone. Alexandra Jamison is the daughter of a wealthy businessman in Nashville post Civil War, and she’s picked up an…

Just Look Up

  Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh is a really cute, relevant book.  It is a stand-alone and is my first by this author; I’ve been wanting to read something of hers after seeing so many of my favorite authors gush about her writings. Lane Kelley is an interior designer who is very focused on…

With You Always

  With You Always by Jody Hedlund is the first full book in the “Orphan Train” series.  I say “first full book” because Hedlund released a prequel novella to the series, which is currently free on the Kindle platform, and is entitled “An Awakened Heart”. Elise Neumann is a German immigrant who, with her siblings,…

Heart on the Line

Heart on the Line is the latest historical Western romance by Karen Witemeyer.  It’s book two of the “Ladies of Harper’s Station” series, the first being No Other Will Do.  (Note: There is a novella that takes place between these two books entitled “Worth the Wait”.)  This book also works fine as a stand alone, although…

When Tides Turn

When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin is the third book in the “Waves of Freedom” series.  I read this series out of order but every book made sense by itself.  I enjoyed this series immensely because I could tell there was a lot of research put into each book, and each character was unique and…

The Beautiful Word Coloring Book

  The Beautiful Word: Creative Coloring & Hand Lettering is a recently released adult coloring book from Zondervan.  This 112 page book combines the best of hand-lettering and Scripture verses, cute pictures and intricate designs.  I really like this adult coloring trend going around because I personally find it a relaxing way to get your mind…

Sweetbriar Cottage

Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter is a stand-alone novel newly released by Thomas Nelson.  It is an emotional, heart-wrenching story about overcoming past hurts and learning to love again. When Noah Mitchell comes down to town from his ranch house in the mountains, he discovers an unsettling problem with his taxes.  He filed as being…

Indescribable Coloring Book

The Indescribable Coloring Book, released by Thomas Nelson, is an adult coloring based off of the hit song “Indescribable” by Chris Tomlin.  The pages are double-sided and perforated so as to tear out and share, and the pages are nice and thick so that color won’t bleed through.  Each page has a lyric from the…