“Eliana longs to see the world beyond the mountains that tower above Salzburg, Austria, but knows that dream will never see such adventure- and neither will she. Surrounded by a world of cruelty, she lives for the weekly visits of Aron, a boy she met on one of her rambles through the countryside. But as … More Book Review: Beyond the Horizon
Today I am excited to welcome Ivy Rose with a guest post on writing romance! For some people, merely hearing the word “romance” has eyes rolling. For others, it sets hearts pounding. For others—namely the writers—it brings memories of much face-palming and head-desking. Let’s face it: plenty of things go on between couples that other … More Ivy Rose on Writing Romance
“What if Jane Austen’s Emma lived in America in the year 1930? The talk of stock market crashes and depression isn’t going to keep Emmeline Wellington down. Born to wealth and privilege, Emmeline wants nothing more than to help her new friend, Catarina, find a husband. Emmeline sets her sights on one of the town’s … More Book Review: Emmeline
Who else <3’s a little romance in their fiction? Who else is frustrated by downright silly and/or defiling portrayals of romance? Last Friday I gave a list of ten (slightly) romantic books I felt comfortable recommending and promised more to come. You can find all of these books (and any new ones I discover!) on my … More (Slightly) Romantic Books Part 2
It’s February, A.K.A. National Romance Month. Ick. Oh, sorry. 😉 I love reading romance in books, but it drives me crazy when that slight element becomes The Whole Purpose of the Book or way too detailed. I make it my goal to collect books that have romance as a very clean, God-honoring sideplot… Here are just a few … More (Slightly) Romantic Books Part 1
“Miranda, what did you wish for?” More time with family? To live another month? For a cure? No. Much more. (from Goodreads) This was such a beautiful, bittersweet story by Valerie Howard! I loved it so much especially the Gospel presentation. The writing style and quick character development was superb for such a short story, … More Book Review: Last Wish
Franky A. Brown started writing her Jane Austen retellings in May 2015. She started with Pride and Butterflies, then None But You. Now she’s published Emma’s Match a retelling of Emma by Jane Austen. In Franky’s retelling, Emma is a designer who’s business is struggling, but she’s never failed at anything and she doesn’t plan … More Franky A. Brown Interview
Ah, romance. It makes me sigh in pleasure and sigh in frustration. I like a little romance here and there (it’s a blessed and necessary part of life); but a lot of books tend to overdo it and just leave me feeling dirty if I even give them a try. My favorite kind of romance … More Top 5 Favorite Romance Reads
“She is afraid. Not because she is alone. Not because thick roiling clouds obscure the moon. Not because the wind rushes through the forest like a wild dragon. She is afraid because she is late. And to be late means death. Her life had been happy once. Despite the destruction wreaked by Tauscher, traitor to … More Book Review: Rose of Prophecy!!
Last year, I spent a heavenly week reading the Aggie’s Inheritance series and loved it to pieces. Since then I’ve been off-the-walls pleased to discover Chautona Havig is releasing the fourth book today! I cannot wait to see what happens to Aggie and her family next!