Cynthia Roemer’s newest book in her Wounded Hearts series, Beyond Wounded Hearts, released this week! HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY!! I asked her to share something about herself and her writing to feature here on the blog, and feature in my newsletter, Inklings from my Pen. Cynthia is a special lady and her books are special, too. […]
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Bookish Valentine’s Idea for Your Love(s)
Looking for a unique idea for Valentine’s Day? We have a great one for you. It’s a bookish idea for Valentine’s Day! Authors use “pull quotes” from their books as teasers on social media and correspondence with their readers. Books expose avid readers to thousands of quotes every day. Grab your favorite quotes about LOVE. Each […]
A Few of My Fave Christian Fiction Books of 2022
When you’ve read 64 books in a year and most of them really awesome, choosing a few favorites poses a challenge! A huge one! I’ve chosen 7 to share, and probably could add at least 7 more that I count among some of my fave reads. And here they are with a sentence or three […]
Favorites from My Summer 2022 Reading
What have you read so far this summer? Here are a few of my faves from among those I finished. Notice I said a few. I read many great books. I’m sharing comments and recommendations for these three. Will you add at least one of them to your TBR stack today? […]
Welcome Liana George & Perfectly Placed!
Do you often fall for a book by its cover? We’re warned not to judge by outside appearances, but my first glimpse of the perfectly-designed cover of Liana George’s new book, Perfectly Placed, made me forget that advice immediately. Those red lanterns waving in the wind invited me right in. Yes, I’ve read the book–the story equal […]
Lynn’s Favorite Reads of 2021
Have you set a reading goal for 2022? I did for the first time last year. My plan: 52 books, 1 per week. How I surprised myself, reading 78 books. I could recommend at least 15 of them as favorite reads for the year, but I’ve controlled myself and kept it to a sampling of […]
Tell the World What God Does!
My best laid plans and goals this week went up in smoke. They didn’t literally burn, but derailed. I’m headed to the Scrivenings Press Authors’ Retreat for the weekend. My manuscript is so close to complete. Having my edits and polishes finished was the goal, but I drove this donkey (me) so hard […]
“Bogged Down by Murder” in Shady Valley, Tennessee
Who would have known, two distinctly different mysteries in one weekend? And they are connected — sort of! When I offered to read and blog about Kathy Crestsinger’s recently released cozy mystery, Bogged Down by Murder I already knew it takes place in Shady Valley, a small mountain town in East Tennessee. The same weekend, I […]
Keeping Your Balance in the Midst of COVID-19
Do I dare mention it again? COVID-19 is everywhere. When you’ve put in nearly seven decades of life, you’ve seen shifts in direction in many facets of life and culture. Some are better than others. My life having personally touched lives of those born at least as far back as the 1880’s. I’ve heard first […]
Welcome, Candace West Storyteller!
Author, Candace West, has the spotlight here today. Reading her debut novel, Lane Steen, I identified deeply with the emotions and experiences of the title character, her life and her family. Our circumstances were different, but the pain manifested in incredibly similar ways. It was a delight to be a very early reader of the […]