Thursday, June 28, 2018

Cover Love Delight

Look, some more lovelies! Aren't these book covers amazing? I am in awe of some of the cover designers out there! Such exquisite detail.

Comment below and let me know ...

1) Which cover is your absolute favorite?
2) Which of these coming releases are you most excited for?

A Desperate Hope {Empire State #3} by Elizabeth Camden

Expected Publication: February 5th, 2019 (Bethany House Publishers)

The Warrior Maiden by Melanie Dickerson

Expected Publication: February 5th, 2019 (Thomas Nelson Publishing)

Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green

Expected Publication: February 5th, 2019 (Bethany House Publishers)

A Return of Devotion {Haven Manor #2} by Kristi Ann Hunter

Expected Publication: February 5th, 2019 (Bethany House Publishers)

Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin

Expected Publication: March 5th, 2019 (Bethany House Publishers)

A Tender Hope {Cimarron Creek Trilogy #3} by Amanda Cabot

Expected Publication: March 5th, 2019 (Revell Publishers)

The Unexpected Champion {High Sierra Sweethearts #3} by Mary Connealy

Expected Publication: March 5th, 2019 (Bethany House Publishers)

The Highest of Hopes {Canadian Crossings #2} by Susan Anne Mason

Expected Publication: March 5th, 2019 (Bethany House Publishers)

When You Are Near {Brookstone Brides #1} by Tracie Peterson

Expected Publication: March 5th, 2019 (Bethany House Publishers)

Daughters of Northern Shores {Blackbird Mountain #2} by Joanne Bischof

Expected Publication: March 12th, 2019 (Thomas Nelson Publishing)

The Artful Match {London Beginnings #3} by Jennifer Delamere

Expected Publication: April 2nd, 2019 (Bethany House Publishers)

Dance With Me {An Art of Love Novel} by A.M. Heath

Expected Publication: April 2019

The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay

Expected Publication: May 14th, 2019 (Thomas Nelson Publishing)

Monday, June 25, 2018

Instagram and Encouragement

Hey, you all. I am not ready for Monday. But here it is. *sigh* I was kind of tired all weekend. And there were some sorrowful things and some disappointing things that happened.

But here's a fresh, new week to live for the glory of God. To lean on Him - He is my hiding place. Here are some brand new days to illuminate His love and watch as He works.

Fix your eyes on Jesus Christ, dear readers.


I'm falling behind on blogging, but here's a quick post for you all about some people I enjoy following on Instagram. (I don't post on Instagram currently.)


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Kristen Clark

 Lover of Jesus. Married to my best friend. Co-author of #GirlDefined & #LoveDefined. Crazy about coffee. 💌

Bethany Baird

 CoFounder GirlDefined Ministries • CoAuthor Girl Defined & Love Defined • Texas • Dāv 💍• Fluffy 🐩 • Psalm 51:10 • 💌

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 Reclaiming God’s good design for womanhood. Join us! Authors of Girl Defined and Love Defined. Texas sisters. Coffee

Shelley Black

 It's OKAY to be single. There's a purpose for it + it won't last forever. So savor it! 💖 In this with you. Book + Blog + Booking @

Jessa Seewald

 Because the sinless Savior died, my sinful soul is counted free, for God the Just is satisfied to look on Him and pardon me. ❤•Eph 2:8 & 9•


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I just want to say ... life can be difficult sometimes. Maybe you're dealing with depression. Maybe you're struggling with temptation. Maybe you're lonely. Maybe it's hard to keep your focus on God.

It helps so much to center your life on Christ! Fill everything you do with faith.

Are you on Instagram? Follow some godly people who will encourage you in your walk with the Lord.

Do you love music? Find some Christian artists that fit your style and be uplifted by their faith-filled lyrics!

Do you like watching movies? Search out some films with amazing stories of faith or allegorical messages. (Such as The Chronicles of Narnia!)

Are you happiest when surrounded by friends? Find like-minded people who will spur you on toward good deeds. Encourage you. Challenge you. Comfort you. Have good, uplifting, fun times with you.

Most of all, be reading the Word of God and talking to Him daily! For He is near and His words are living and active.

1 Peter 1:13-16 & 22-23

13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”

22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, 23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but [l]incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,

Monday, June 18, 2018

Super Cover Love!

So I'm really excited about some of these covers! Like, Laura Frantz's latest? Eep!

I may just be in love with every one of them. *all the heart eyes*

Check them out, friends, and let me know what cover design is your favorite. ...And which book you're most excited to read!

Fairest Son by H.S.J. Williams

Expected Publication: August 2018 (Trillium Press)

Flights of Fancy {American Heiresses #1} by Jen Turano

Expected Publication: January 1st, 2019 (Bethany House Publishers)

A Bound Heart by Laura Frantz

Expected Publication: January 2019 (Revell Publisher)

The Sky Above Us {Sunrise at Normandy #2} by Sarah Sundin

Expected Publication: February 5th, 2019 (Revell Publisher)

One Thing I Know by Kara Isaac

Expected Publication: February 12th, 2019 (Howard Book)

Verity {The Sugar Baron's Daughters #2} by Lisa T. Bergren

Expected Publication: 2019 (Bethany House Publishers

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hallmark Movie Tag

I was tagged by Victoria @ Victoria's Book Nook for the Hallmark Movie Tag! So that is what we will be doing today. Thanks, Victoria! ^_^

1) What's the best Hallmark Christmas movie you've seen?

Okay, I haven't seen very many Hallmark Christmas movies (or Hallmark movies in general, for that matter), but I remember enjoying A Cookie Cutter Christmas {2014} a couple years ago.

2) What's the best Hallmark movie you've seen?

The Magic of Ordinary Days {2005}! Is that a Hallmark movie? If so, it is truly a Hallmark movie that I can applaud. It was a lovely, romantic story set in the 1940s or 50s.

3) What's your favorite Hallmark Movie Season?

I don't have Hallmark channel, so I don't pay attention to Hallmark Movie Seasons. But I'm guessing I would like summer? I like fun, sweet summery movies. <3

4) The last Hallmark movie you saw?

Probably Love Finds You in Charm {2015}. I think it was actually a fun, entertaining film. Perhaps a sweet message and not quite as cheesy as some. *winks*

5) Have you ever decided to watch a Hallmark movie based off it's title?

I don't think so. I usually watch Hallmark movies because they're based off a book I've read or I know of the author (such as The Shunning {2011} by Beverly Lewis) or I know one of the actors ... like Erin Krakow.

6) Do you like Hallmark murder mysteries? If so, which one?

I don't believe I've every watched any ... and if I had, I'm guessing I wouldn't like them. I don't like murder mysteries! :p

7) Favorite Hallmark movie series?

I would have to say When Calls the Heart (2014- ). A good portion of it has come across as cheesy and inauthentic ... but still, I always have fun watching each new episode with my siblings.

The last couple episodes of this latest season (Season Five) were quite great, though. I cried. Tears streaming from my eyes. The acting was awesome; a step up from the rest of the series. Well done, Erin Krakow! I look forward to seeing what the next season brings.

WAIT. Is the Love Comes Softly movie series a Hallmark movie series? If so, that's my favorite! <333333 So beautiful and well-done. My only complaint is that the more movies that came out for the series, the more the strayed from the story line of the books. They killed off some dear characters. *is mad* But other than that, these movies are lovely.

8) A Hallmark movie that had you dying of laughter?

Um ... I have no idea, haha.

9) Is there a Hallmark movie out that you haven't seen yet, but want to?

I would like to watch Finding Father Christmas {2016} and Engaging Father Christmas {2017}, and Marrying Father Christmas {2018} because they're based off books by Robin Jones Gunn (love her!). And Erin Krakow plays in them, and it's fun to see her in different movies.

Okay, "Marrying Father Christmas" isn't out yet, but it just seemed best to include it in this bunch.

Also, since I've read a bit by Karen Kingsbury, it might be interesting to watch the two movies based on her book, The Bridge.

10) What is your most anticipated Hallmark movie?

I'm looking forward to Season Six of When Calls the Heart! There's some potential for this new season ... hopefully they do well with it!

I Tag:

Natasha @ Simple Things

Monday, June 11, 2018

Dress Up 1950s

Hey, you all! I hope you are having a nice Monday ... hopefully I am too. (This post is scheduled, haha.)

Anyway, I recently went yard saling with my family and found some things. *winks* Two bottles of natural shampoo for $3 each (the place I found them from wasn't exactly a yard sale, but they had some discounted prices), lipstick for $1, and a dress that was probably from the 1950s for $1! I really enjoy the fashion of that era. ^_^

So here's a few pictures of us dressing up and having fun. *grins*

Pretty fun, don't you think? We thought it was fabulous. Any tips for us? We weren't sure what kind of sweaters/cardigans to wear or what to do with our hair.

What is your favorite era when it comes to fashion?

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Book Review: The Girls' Guide to Conquering Life by Erica & Jonathan Catherman

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Title: The Girls' Guide to Conquering Life

Author: Erica & Jonathan Catherman

Series: Standalone

Genre: Self-Help/Non-fiction

Audience: Young Teen/Young Adult


There's a lot a girl needs to know as she grows up and makes her way in the world. Having a reference guide of practical how-to life skills and character traits can empower her to become a confident and capable woman. Coauthors Erica and Jonathan Catherman offer this collection of step-by-step instructions on 100 things girls need to succeed, including how to

- introduce yourself
- change a flat tire
- respectfully break up with a guy
- leave a tip
- apply for a job
- ask for a promotion
- behave during a police stop
- create a personal budget
- calculate square footage
- wash your face
- clear a clogged drain
- iron a shirt
- wear a scarf
- shoot a basketball
- sharpen kitchen knives
- and much more

In fact, if it's in here, it's an important skill or character trait practiced by capable and confident women. With great illustrations and sidebars of advice from world-class experts, this all-in-one reference tool for young women in the making is the perfect gift for birthdays, graduations, or any occasion.

**2.5 stars**

I picked up The Girls' Guide to Conquering Life because I was curious. I wondered if it might have some helpful information and be something I could recommend to my younger sisters and other girls. Well, it did have some neat tips, but on a whole, I was disappointed.

How this book is laid out is kind of nice. From page to page, it has a new subject and how-to steps. So it makes for a pretty easy read. And would probably be easy to reference back to.

I'm not sure what age group it's geared toward ... ? The beginning felt really juvenile. Like young teens? Other parts felt like they were for older teens or even college-age girls. Some of the information was really, really basic while others were things I wouldn't think a teenage girl really needs to know. So it didn't feel as structured as I perhaps expected.

There were some great skills discussed. Cooking skills? Yes, ma'am. My mom cooks and bakes, and taught me from a young age, but a whole lot of girls haven't the slightest idea how to make a nice, homemade meal. So for the girls who's parents can't/don't teach them these things, this book would be pretty helpful!

The car maintenance was also cool. My parents maybe forgot that I didn't automatically know everything about cars and how to take care of them, so I rather struggled as a new drive! I got some helpful tidbits from this book, actually - such as, you should check the oil when the car is cooled as to get an accurate reading.

The Girls' Guide to Conquering Life's dating guide? I wasn't impressed. It felt like it was talking to young teens (um, why do they need to know dating tips?), and, worst, it basically bashed masculinity and femininity and God's natural design for the man to lead ... calling chivalry and such "outdated" or "ancient".

I was just getting too many vibes of feminism and "girl power" from this book. It had some good tips, but it also had ones that you don't actually really need to thrive.

And though it's from a Christian publisher, it talked about all surface-y stuff. There was nothing about having quiet time with God, guarding your heart, seeking wisdom, getting involved in your church, choosing your friends wisely, giving some serious thought to who you date/how you date, living gracefully and joyfully with your parents & siblings ... none of these things that would make up a great book about conquering life!

So it had some nice tips. And I might keep it just the find those if ever I need. But overall it wasn't the book for me.

I received a copy of The Girls' Guide to Conquering Life from Revell Publishers in exchange for my honest review.