Fiction Reviews · The Top Shelf: YA or Adult

{Book Review} The Monster in the Hollows

"It took a few days to realize the light was coming from her. She was shining it. Janner Igiby had changed her. He was gone, but he had left some of his gift behind."Monster in the Hollows About the book... The Wingfeather family, formerly known as the Igiby family, is tucked away temporarily in the… Continue reading {Book Review} The Monster in the Hollows

Updates & Announcements

10 Favorite Books of 2018 and What’s Ahead in 2019

I've been reading through countless articles from fellow bloggers and book reviewers as to their top or favorite books from this year. Not necessarily ones that were published this year, but ones they read and loved. I didn't start reviewing books until late summer, and by that point had already made my way through a… Continue reading 10 Favorite Books of 2018 and What’s Ahead in 2019

Non-Fiction Reviews · The Top Shelf: Children's Books · The Top Shelf: YA or Adult

{Book of the Month} The Hedge of Thorns

It is humbly hoped that the inhabitants of this little cottage continue, after the example of those gone before them, to walk in that narrow path, where, although the traveler may find a few thorns, he has blessed assurance that it will certainly lead to everlasting joy, for the path of the just is as… Continue reading {Book of the Month} The Hedge of Thorns

Interviews & Guest Posts

Interview with Robin Jones Gunn {Christmas, Stories for Girls, and Mother-Daughter Connections}

Hello, dear Robin! Thank you so much for joining me for an interview! It is such an honor! I first heard about your books through Hallmark Channel, when Erin Krakow from When Calls the Heart (one of my favorite shows) was in the movie Finding Father Christmas. We watched the movie, and then I checked… Continue reading Interview with Robin Jones Gunn {Christmas, Stories for Girls, and Mother-Daughter Connections}

Fiction Reviews · The Top Shelf: YA or Adult

{Book Review} North! Or Be Eaten

Yer the High King, which means ye've got to start thinking of more than yerself."North! Or be eaten by Andrew Peterson About the book... The second installment of the literary and imaginative masterpiece: The Wingfeather Saga, the Igiby family has been forced to leave the quiet Glipwood Township and flee from the dreaded Fangs of Dang… Continue reading {Book Review} North! Or Be Eaten

Interviews & Guest Posts

{Shop Spotlight & Interview} Haleigh DeRocher – Sweet Sequels

For the final installment of our Small Shop Spotlight Series, I am so excited to welcome Haleigh DeRocher from Sweet Sequels to the blog today! My birthday and Christmas wish list this year was 90% items from her shop. I mean, a 221B Baker Street t-shirt? Yes, please. Narnia book sleeves? Obviously. Middle Earth blanket?… Continue reading {Shop Spotlight & Interview} Haleigh DeRocher – Sweet Sequels

Interviews & Guest Posts

{Shop Spotlight & Interview} Lucy McCracken – Lucy in the Sky Creations

It is my pleasure to welcome Lucy McCracken from Lucy in the Sky Creations for our third Saturday in the Small Shop Spotlight Series!! Her watercolors are whimsical and classic. Beautiful work tha is sure to brighten any space, bag, or even book... Madelyn: Hi Lucy! Thank you so much for joining me for an… Continue reading {Shop Spotlight & Interview} Lucy McCracken – Lucy in the Sky Creations

Interviews & Guest Posts

Interview with Mark Hamby {Part 2: Book Recommendations and a Word on Harry Potter}

Here is the second part of my interview with Mark Hamby, president of Lamplighter Publishing. I hope you enjoy it and are encouraged! What are some books that have impacted you personally? What books would you recommend for young adults, specifically, to read as they lay the foundations for the rest of their adult lives?… Continue reading Interview with Mark Hamby {Part 2: Book Recommendations and a Word on Harry Potter}

Interviews & Guest Posts

Interview with Mark Hamby {Part 1: Suffering and Endurance in Stories}

Mark Hamby is the president of Lamplighter Publishing, a division of Lamplighter Ministries. He has graciously joined me for a two part interview that I pray is encouraging and enjoyable! Link to the Lamplighter website is found at the bottom of this post.  Hello, Mr. Hamby! It is such a pleasure to get a chance… Continue reading Interview with Mark Hamby {Part 1: Suffering and Endurance in Stories}

Fiction Reviews · The Top Shelf: Children's Books · The Top Shelf: YA or Adult

{Book Review} On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

Lad, it's one thing to be poor in pocket - nothing wrong with that. But poor in heart - that's no good." -On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson About the book... This is the first book in The Wingfeather Saga. A tale I would place on my shelf beside C. S.… Continue reading {Book Review} On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness