Sons of Blackbird Mountain (Joanne Bischof) – Review

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~ About the Book ~

A Tale of Family, Brotherhood, and the Healing Power of Love

After the tragic death of her husband, Aven Norgaard is beckoned to give up her life in Norway to become a housekeeper in the rugged hills of nineteenth-century Appalachia. Upon arrival, she finds herself in the home of her late husband’s cousins—three brothers who make a living by brewing hard cider on their three-hundred-acre farm. Yet even as a stranger in a foreign land, Aven has hope to build a new life in this tight-knit family.

But her unassuming beauty disrupts the bond between the brothers. The youngest two both desire her hand, and Aven is caught in the middle, unsure where—and whether—to offer her affection. While Haakon is bold and passionate, it is Thor who casts the greatest spell upon her. Though Deaf, mute, and dependent on hard drink to cope with his silent pain, Thor possesses a sobering strength.

As autumn ushers in the apple harvest, the rift between Thor and Haakon deepens and Aven faces a choice that risks hearts. Will two brothers’ longing for her quiet spirit tear apart a family? Can she find a tender belonging in this remote, rugged, and unfamiliar world?

A haunting tale of struggle and redemption, Sons of Blackbird Mountain is a portrait of grace in a world where the broken may find new life through the healing mercy of love. Continue reading

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First Line Friday – 6 July 2018 – The Truth Between Us (Tammy L. Gray)


Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! I am SOOOOOO excited that the book I’m featuring today has finally made it to the top of my TBR. The Truth Between Us by Tammy L. Gray releases next week on 12 July 2018, and I’m gearing up for a super-heart-clenching-fantastic story, because these two have a History with a capital H.

Incidentally, if you’re not sure what all the fuss is about, the first book in the Bentwood Series is currently on sale in eBook form for just $0.99! If you need some convincing to read it, just check out my review here. Otherwise, get your hands on a copy ASAP here: *

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Author Chat with Kelly Goshorn

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Welcome, reader friends! It’s almost a week now since Kelly Goshorn’s debut novel, A Love Restored, entered the world, and it’s been getting some fantastic reviews. If you missed mine earlier this week, you can find it here. Today, I’ve invited Kelly to chat with us about her novel, and she’s even offering you all the chance to win a copy of her novel! Continue reading

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A Love Restored (Kelly J. Goshorn) – Review

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~ About the Book ~

With pert opinions and a less-than-perfect figure, Ruth Ann Sutton doesn’t measure up to Society’s vision of a perfect lady. When she accepts a position teaching in a Freedman’s School, it threatens the only marriage offer Ruth Ann is likely to receive. She’s forced to choose between life as a lonely spinster or reinventing herself to secure a respectable proposal.

Determined to rise above his meager beginnings, Benjamin Coulter’s reputation as a fast learner and hard worker earns him the opportunity to apprentice with a surveyor for the railroad—a position that will garner the respect he craves. After a chance encounter with Ruth Ann Sutton, Benjamin is smitten with her pretty face, quick wit, and feisty personality. When others ridicule his choice, will Benjamin listen to his heart or put ambition first? Continue reading

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Weekend Book Buzz – 30 June/1 July 2018

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Welcome to the Weekend Book Buzz! It’s the beginning of a new month, which means lots of new releases and lots of new sales, so let’s dive right in!

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The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond (Jaime Jo Wright) – Review

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~ About the Book ~

For over a century, the town of Gossamer Grove has thrived on its charm and midwestern values, but Annalise Forsythe knows painful secrets, including her own, hover just beneath the pleasant façade. When a man is found dead in his run-down trailer home, Annalise inherits the trailer, along with the pictures, vintage obituaries, and old revival posters covering its walls. As she sorts through the collection, she’s wholly unprepared for the ramifications of the dark and deadly secrets she’ll uncover.

A century earlier, Gossamer Grove has been stirred into chaos by the arrival of controversial and charismatic twin revivalists. The chaos takes a murderous turn when Libby Sheffield, working at her father’s newspaper, receives an obituary for a reputable church deacon hours before his death. As she works with the deacon’s son to unravel the mystery behind the crime, it becomes undeniably clear that a reckoning has come to town–but it isn’t until another obituary arrives that they realize the true depths of the danger they’ve waded into. Continue reading

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First Line Friday – 28 June 2018 – The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond


Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! I’m currently enjoying the delicious chills caused by Jaime Jo Wright’s upcoming release The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond. It releases next Tuesday, 3 July 2018, and if you enjoy your suspense with a touch of the gothic, you won’t want to miss it!

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