Toni Morrison famously said, “If there is a book that you want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” When I began writing HER MEMORY OF MUSIC, there wasn’t an abundance of inspirational (“Christian”) novels that compellingly addressed real-life issues, where answers aren’t easy and problems are complex—maybe even scandalous. Fortunately, in the […]
The Crows of Beara by Julie Christine Johnson About the book: (from the publisher) Along the windswept coast of Ireland, a woman discovers the landscape of her own heart.
Rhythms of Rest: Finding the Spirit of Sabbath in a Busy World by Shelly Miller About the book: (from the publisher) Sabbath-keeping not only brings physical refreshment, it restores the soul. God commands us to “remember the Sabbath,” but is it realistic in today’s fast-paced culture?
The Salt House by Lisa Duffy About the book: (from the publisher) In the coastal town of Alden, Maine, Hope and Jack Kelly have settled down to a life of wedded bliss. They have a beautiful family, a growing lobster business, and the Salt House—the dilapidated oceanfront cottage they’re renovating into their dream home. But tragedy strikes when […]
Having recently returned from Italy’s shores, I am very into all things Italian. Our trip was wonderfully memory-making. Some of the highlights: Planes, trains, boats, and automobiles. Italy provided the most varied modes of transport we’ve yet experienced on one of our trips, and also the most time we’ve ever spent on trains. Our itinerary landed […]
A Mother Like Mine by Kate Hewitt About the book: (from the publisher) Welcome to England’s beautiful Lake District, where a reluctant reunion forges a new bond between a daughter and her wayward mother….
Jane Austen at Home: A Biography by Lucy Worsley About the book: (from the publisher) Take a trip back to Jane Austen’s world and the many places she lived as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen’s childhood home, her schools, her holiday accommodations, the houses–both grand and small–of the relations upon whom she was dependent, and the home […]
Author Paula Scott has released a new novel, and today I’m delighted to have her here on the blog to tell us something about it. Read on to learn more about THE MOTHER KEEPER and how you can enter the giveaway to win her e-book. But first a bit about Paula. She’s the wife of Scott, […]
Hi friends! A quick note to let you know we are back from our travels in Italy. With jet lag now well behind me, I am starting to get my toes back on the ground, and I look forward to sharing a few of our adventures with you in an upcoming post. Meanwhile, if you’d […]
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate About the book: (from the publisher) Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge–until strangers arrive in force.