Fiction Reviews · The Top Shelf: YA or Adult

{Book Review} All Manner of Things

"I know that. And I want you to have a wonderful time." She sighed. "I just want your life to be easy."I opened both my eyes to see her digging through her makeup case, her lips pushed together tightly."Who said that life was supposed to be easy?" I asked."All Manner of Things" by Susie Finkbeiner… Continue reading {Book Review} All Manner of Things

Fiction Reviews · The Middle Shelf: YA or Adult

{Book Review} The King’s Mercy

Pauling's message never wavered. Present suffering didn't mean the Almighty's purposes were void. He'd the best planned for His children, and that best would include trials. Affliction. But understanding His ways wasn't the path to peace. Peace was always with us, because He is peace.The King's MercyLori Benton About the book... Joanna Carey is the… Continue reading {Book Review} The King’s Mercy

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Five Books for Teenage Girls (And All Other Girls, Really)

I haven't ever done one of these before, but there's a first for everything. Today I'm sharing five of my favorite books I would recommend to teenage girls (around ages 13-16). I hope you enjoy, and maybe, find a good book to read... and let's be honest, these books are really good for any girl. Young and… Continue reading Five Books for Teenage Girls (And All Other Girls, Really)

Fiction Reviews · The Top Shelf: YA or Adult

{Book Review} The Warden and the Wolf King

"It's worth a try," Kalmar said. "Either way, it's going to make a great story." Kalmar mounted the other dragon and held out his hand to his mother. "Are you coming?"The Warden and the Wolf King About the book... The final installment in Andrew Peterson's masterpiece, The Wingfeather Saga. The culmination of each little storyline that will bring you… Continue reading {Book Review} The Warden and the Wolf King

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