Becoming Mrs. Lewis (Patti Callahan) – Review

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Posted as part of a blog tour with TLC Book Tours

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From New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan comes an exquisite novel of Joy Davidman, the woman C. S. Lewis called “my whole world.” When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis—known as Jack—she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn’t holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched for an Oxford don and the beloved writer of Narnia, yet their minds bonded over their letters. Embarking on the adventure of her life, Joy traveled from America to England and back again, facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, and against all odds, finding a love that even the threat of death couldn’t destroy.

In this masterful exploration of one of the greatest love stories of modern times, we meet a brilliant writer, a fiercely independent mother, and a passionate woman who changed the life of this respected author and inspired books that still enchant us and change us. Joy lived at a time when women weren’t meant to have a voice—and yet her love for Jack gave them both voices they didn’t know they had. Continue reading

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Weekend Book Buzz – 20/21 October 2018

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Welcome to the Weekend Book Buzz! Can you believe it’s almost the end of October? Yikes! But I’ve got plenty of news for you this week—some more great covers, some Facebook events, sales, and plenty more besides. Grab a cuppa and get caught up on the bookish news. 🙂

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Blog Blitz + Giveaway – The Seven Trilogy (Sara Davison)

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We are celebrating these gorgeous new covers for the Seven trilogy by Sara Davison, with a blog blitz and giveaway hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Continue reading

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First Line Friday – 19 October 2018 – Becoming Mrs. Lewis (Patti Callahan)


Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! I’ve been looking forward to reading this book ever since I first learned it was coming out: Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan. It’s the story of Joy Davidman, who eventually became C.S. Lewis’s wife, and it sounds like it’s going to be a fantastic read. And it’s right at the tippy-top of my TBR pile, just in time for the weekend. 🙂

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Legacy of Mercy (Lynn Austin) – Review

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~ About the Book ~

She Knew Her New Life Would Not Be Easy,
But Nothing Could Prepare Her For What Waits Ahead

Having returned to Chicago, young socialite Anna Nicholson can’t seem to focus on her upcoming marriage. The new information she’s learned about her birth mother continues to pull at her, and she hires Pinkerton detectives to help her discover the whole truth.

But as she meets people who once knew her mother and hears stories about the past, Anna soon discovers that some secrets are better left hidden. With pressure mounting to keep the past quiet, she discovers daily that her choice to seek God’s purpose for her life isn’t as simple as she had hoped.

When things are at their darkest, Anna knows she can turn to her grandmother, Geesje de Jonge, back in Holland, Michigan. Geesje’s been helping new Dutch immigrants–including a teen with a troubled history–adjust to America. She only hopes that her wisdom can help all these young people through the turmoil they face. Continue reading

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Cover Reveal – Starstruck (Carla Laureano)

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Welcome, reader friends. I’m excited to be sharing this cover reveal with you today for a contemporary romance that can be in your hot little hands in just a few weeks! Starstruck by Carla Laureano releases on 1 November 2018, and I know I’m looking forward to getting my copy. But in the meantime, let’s look at the cover, shall we? Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday – Libraries in Literature


Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s official topic from That Artsy Reader Girl is Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit. For reasons unknown even to myself, I decided to do a bit of a spin-off topic today, and I’ve collected some literary quotes about libraries for you. However, as my contribution to today’s official topic, can I just say how absolutely awesome it would be to be able to visit the library of ancient Alexandria, or even some of the libraries built in Charlemagne’s time? My mind boggles!

But as I said, I decided to stray a little way from the path today and give you ten literary quotes that have something to say about libraries or librarians. Enjoy! Continue reading

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