2016 Novel Anticipation

As the publishing climate continues to change, my list of must-read books continues to shrink. 2016 will not bring us the latest Laura Frantz, as her publisher is moving her to spring releases. My good friend Lorna Seilstad doesn’t have a book coming out this year either (insert sad face). I’m sure Charles Martin will Read More

Favorite Novels of 2015

I only read 72 books in 2015. I know, to many of you that sounds like a lot, but I used to read over 100 books, easily. Much of the blame for the low number lies with life taking precedence over reading time, but some blame also belongs to the decreasing number of books I’m interested Read More

Novel Anticipation – September 2015

So excited about the books coming out this month! Two of my favorite authors, authors who write outside the norm for Christian fiction, have releases this month. So if you enjoy “clean” fiction but want something more challenging than your typical CBA fare, I highly recommend these works. THE MISTRESS OF TALL ACRE by Laura Read More

Novel Anticipation, February 2015

My list is short this month, but it’s a quality list including (2) of my favorite veteran authors and (2) rising stars. What’s on your February to-read list? WHERE RIVERS PART Texas Gold Series #2 by Kellie Coates Gilbert Revell Following in her estranged father’s footsteps, Dr. Juliet Ryan has devoted her scientific acumen to Read More

Favorite Novels from 2014

2014 was a slow year of reading for me. Typically, I’ll read over 100 books, but in 2014 I only completed 78. That’s due to a combination of factors, including having less time to read having released two novels during the year, and being much more picky about what I read. As you can see, Read More

Reading on the Road

Last week our family took a much-needed vacation. After two months of graduations and birthdays and last concerts and a book launch, we finally had time to breathe. We spent the first part of the week in Branson, Missouri. LOVE the Ozarks! What amazing beauty! Then we spent the final couple of days in Kansas Read More

Novel Anticipation, June 2014

A WOMAN OF FORTUNE (Texas Gold #1) by Kellie Coates Gilbert (Revell) Texas socialite Claire Massey is living the dream–designer clothes, luxury cars, stunning homes. But everything comes crashing down when her charming cattle broker husband is arrested for fraud. Suddenly she finds herself facing attorneys, a media frenzy, and a trail of broken hearts. Read More

Favorite Novels from 2012

My Goodreads bookshelf shows that I read 126 books in 2012. That’s up 19 from the previous year, which surprised me since I’d assumed, at the beginning of 2012, that I’d read less. But, with all those books, only (7) were marked FAVORITE. To receive *Favorite* status, they must combine captivating story, rich prose, complex-authentic-believable characters, and Read More

A Christmas Smorgasbord of Novels, Part One

(I’m giving away one copy of the Maj (Ret) Jeff Struecker/Alton Gansky novel, Hide and Seek. It’s a perfect gift for that special man in your life, or for the woman who loves a military/Special Ops thriller. For contest information, see below) In my opinion, there’s no gift tastier than a book. Is there a better way Read More