Release Day: He Leadeth Me

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I almost forgot about this post. So I’m sorry if it’s a little short. That doesn’t mean I don’t care, it just means I’m forgetful and busy.

But, I did want to say a couple things.

It’s release day!!!!!

He Leadeth Me is finally here. It’s been a long time in coming. Did you know I actually wanted to publish this book last fall? Yep, it’s true. But then this little thing called getting engaged and then getting married kind of got in the way. So this book got put on the back burner. For almost a year. But it’s finally here! Do you have your copy yet? Continue reading

Book Review: The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson

Title: The Captive Maiden
Written By: Melanie Dickerson
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction/Fairy Tale Retelling
Recommended Ages: 13 & up

Introduction:

I was curious how a Cinderella retelling would work without the magic of the magic pumpkin and fairy godmother. This book certainly satisfied that curiosity. I liked the way Melanie changed so many of the details while still keeping the feeling of the original there. Continue reading

Book Review: Saving Faith by Valerie Howard

Title: Saving Faith
Written By: Valerie Howard
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Recommended Ages: 15 & up (due to mentions of sexual content, but no descriptions)

Introduction:

I wasn’t sure what I was expecting when I picked this book to read. The description didn’t tell me a ton about it and the cover said even less. Although, after having read the book now, the cover tells more than you’d expect. This isn’t your normal romance and isn’t super ushy-gushy. It’s about multiple broken people who have a lot of things to work through and Valerie does a good job portraying that. Continue reading

Cover Reveal: Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage

Good morning! I’ve got an exciting post today. A cover reveal for Morgan Huneke’s new book! It sounds like a super cute book, too. Make sure you check out the giveaway, too!

About the Book

Martha Squirrel made her journey down the big hill seem like a grand adventure. But what happens when Carrie Mouse disobeys her mama and explores the giant garage?

Inspired by a true story, Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage tells the story of a young mouse who gets trapped in the garage of the human house at the bottom of the hill. Beautifully illustrated with clay sculptures, this is a book you won’t want to miss! Continue reading

Book Review: Goldfish Secrets

About the Book

Judy only has one friend: her goldfish, Marlie.

With Marlie gone, who can Judy rely on?

Goldfish Secrets is the short story prequel to The Lady of the Vineyard.

Book Review

Introduction:

I wanted a short read and this one fit the bill perfectly.

Characters: 1/1

The characters were super sweet. I felt so sad for little Judy. I just wanted to hug her Continue reading

Sing the Wondrous Story: An Orphans of the West Novella

I have a new release! It’s a prequel novella to my final Orphans of the West novel! I’m super excited to share it with you. And it’s on tour along with the novel! Check out the information about the book and the giveaway below!

This book was fun to write. It started as a Pride and Prejudice retelling. But turned into nothing close to that. But I kept it anyway. Because it tells some good backstory for a minor character in my next novel, He Leadeth Me. I loved writing the story of Jason and Jessamine. They were fun characters, although, as usual, I had a minor character I like best of all. When you read the book, keep your eye out for this character. I’d love to hear your guess!

About the Book

Sing the Wondrous Story

an Orphans of the West novella Continue reading

Book Review: The Merchant’s Daughter by Melanie Dickerson

Title: The Merchant’s Daughter
Written By: Melanie Dickerson
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction/Fairy Tale Retelling
Recommended Ages: 13 & up

Introduction:

Beauty and the Beast has always been my favorite fairy tale. So when I realized this one was a retelling of that tale, I had to read it. This is my second time reading it, and I must say that it is better the second time through. Continue reading

Book Review: The Fairest Beauty by Melanie Dickerson

Title: The Fairest Beauty
Written By: Melanie Dickerson
Genre: Medieval Historical Fiction/Fairy Tale Retelling
Recommended Ages: 13 & up

Introduction:

I’ve read this book before, but never so close to reading the other books in the series. It was fun getting reacquainted with the characters in the first book of the series. But that wasn’t enough to get a 5 star review. Continue reading

Book Review: The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson

Title: The Healer’s Apprentice
Written By: Melanie Dickerson
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction/Fairy Tale Retelling
Recommended Ages: 13 & up

Introduction:

I read this book once before and remember enjoying it. This is a Sleeping Beauty retelling. It doesn’t have any magic and there are quite a few differences from the original tale, but it is a very enjoyable read and I loved all the nuances in the book. Continue reading

September 2018 Goals

Tomorrow it will have been a year. One year since I married the love of my life. Time flies very quickly, doesn’t it? My August was busy, but very good! I got a lot of work done both in the house and also on my books.

  • Go through HLM proofreader edits and send to formatters DONE! And proof copy ordered!
  • LHaR edit #4 and send to proofreaders Done!
  • Edit #1 of Christmas stories, send to beta-readers, and then edit #2 Done!
  • Finish writing The Haven of Rest Done! And I can’t wait to work on editing it.
  • Work on book covers with Perry I ended up needing to find a new cover designer, but we have the book covers almost figured out! Be watching for a cover reveal soon.
  • Work on novella release Done!
  • Polish up the first 4 pages of Un Sospiro and start working on pages 5 and 6 This is one thing I didn’t get much done on. I have the first 4 pages fairly well polished and started working on page 5, but not much with page 6.
  • Exercise at least 3 times per week Done!

September Goals

And for this month, I have a slightly shorter list, but some of these things will take some time.

  • LHAR final edits and send to formatter
  • Work on Orphans of the West blog tour
  • Christmas story edits #3-5
  • ROA edits #3-4
  • Get upstairs bedroom ready to paint
  • Work on pages 6 and 7 of Un Sospiro
  • Exercise at least 3 times per week

What are your goals this month?