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

Fiction Reviews · The Top Shelf: YA or Adult

{Book Review} The Lamplighter

Is Gertrude a beauty? By no means. Hers is a face and form about which there would be a thousand different opinions, and few would pronounce her beautiful. But there are faces whose ever-varying expression one loves to watch, tell-tale faces, that speak truth and proclaim the sentiment within; faces sanctified by the Divine presence,… Continue reading {Book Review} The Lamplighter

Fiction Reviews · The Middle Shelf: YA or Adult

{Book Review} When Breaks the Dawn

"You're sure?" he asked me. "Perfectly sure." And I was. With Wynn's arms about me and God's peace in my heart, I had no reason to doubt or fear anything the future might hold. -When Breaks the Dawn About the book... The third installment in the beloved Canadian West Saga, this book continues chronicling Wynn and Elizabeth… Continue reading {Book Review} When Breaks the Dawn

Fiction Reviews · The Top Shelf: YA or Adult

{Book Review} When Comes the Spring

This is just the beginning, Elizabeth. We have today as a memory, but we have all of the tomorrows as exciting possibilities. -When Comes the Spring About the book... This is the second book in the Canadian West Saga. Her life as a single teacher in the Wild West is over. She's fallen in love,… Continue reading {Book Review} When Comes the Spring

Fiction Reviews · The Top Shelf: YA or Adult

Book Review: When Calls the Heart

Birds sang their last songs of the day before tucking in for the night, and still the darkness hung back. Now, I thought, I understand the word "twilight." It was created for just this time - in this land.” ― Janette Oke When Calls the Heart About the book... Elizabeth Thatcher was raised in the… Continue reading Book Review: When Calls the Heart