Top Ten Tuesday – Autumn/Fall Covers

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The girls at The Broke and the Bookish have gone with an autumn/fall theme for today’s Top Ten Tuesday, which feels very counter-intuitive when spring is in full swing in my part of Australia. But I’ll go with the flow! 😉 After all, autumn colours really are beautiful. Here’s a feast of autumn/fall covers to inspire you! Continue reading

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Interview with JP Robinson

Way back in May, I did a Top Ten Tuesday post that talked about some of the things I wanted to see more of in Christian fiction. (You can read that post here.) Number three on that list was non-US historical fiction, particularly European historical fiction, which is one of the reasons I’m excited to introduce you to my guest today. You could say he’s making my wish come true, because the book we’re discussing today is set in 17th Century France! Continue reading

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Weekend Book Buzz – 7/8 October 2017

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Welcome to the Weekend Book Buzz! It’s been another busy week of spring school holidays here, and there’s even more busyness in the bookish world! Plenty to keep us reading. 🙂

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The Case of the Clobbered Cad (Debra E. Marvin) – Review + Giveaway

Clobbered Cad

4 stars

~ About the Book ~

Inspired by the famous Girl Detective, the members of the Olentangy Heights Girls’ Detective Society, affectionately known as the Nosy Parkers, spent their formative years studying criminology, codes, and capers. Unfortunately, opportunities to put their unique skills to work were thin on the ground in the post-war boom of their little corner of suburbia and they eventually grew up to pursue more sensible careers. Until…

Heather Munro’s youthful devotion to The Girl Detective led to a passion for digging around in history. Now pursuing her Master’s Degree in Celtic Studies, Heather must balance exploring Edinburgh with her determination to excel in her all–male classes at the University. Unfortunately, on her first night working in the Archives room, she discovers the dead body of a visiting professor, the same would-be lothario she’d hoped never to see again. Continue reading

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All This Time (Melissa Tagg) – Review

5 stars

~ About the Book ~

Bear McKinley’s past refuses to let go.

Ten years ago, Bear gave up everything—his freedom and his reputation—for his mess of a family. But after years of distance and too many attempts at starting over, he finally has a new life doing noble work in Brazil . . . until his past catches up to him once again. Suddenly he finds himself back in Maple Valley, charged with the care of his missing brother’s children, convinced he’s out of second chances to make his life count. And yet, with every day that passes, these kids, this quirky town and the woman he never stopped missing help patch the holes in his heart. Maybe this is the fresh start he’s been longing for all along. But as his newfound hope grows, so does the mystery surrounding his brother’s activities—and when the threat reaches into the lives of those he loves, it’s clear he can’t run away this time. Continue reading

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First Line Fridays – 6 October 2017 – Where We Belong (Lynn Austin)

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Welcome to the first week of First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books! More about that at the end. First, I’ve just started on Lynn Austin’s new release, Where We Belong, so I’m looking forward to a good read this weekend!

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Written in the Dust (Christina Coryell) – Review

5 stars

~ About the Book ~

There are two basic types of people you’ll come across in small towns. Planters have the land in their blood and want to stay forever. Dreamers long for the day they will finally escape. Holly Christian? Definitely a planter. She’s never considered leaving for greener pastures, but it’ll be a whole lot easier to move forward when people finally stop telling her that will never happen. Thank goodness she has an ally in Hunter Pearce. He has no desire to leave now that he has what he’s always wanted. Well…almost. The words he can’t take back are still clinging closer than a humid summer afternoon.

Then there’s Gatlin Moore, who leans more in the dreamer direction. He used to imagine a future away from his hometown, but circumstances changed his plans long ago. Now he can’t stop thinking about bringing some of his dreams back to life, namely the ones that involve Brooke Langdon. Breaking up in their small town was hard, but getting back together might prove impossible. She may not be around long, unless she rediscovers what she used to love about the place. Putting her future in order by piecing together the past could mend her heart…or break it for keeps. Continue reading

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