contemporary fiction

Books that Came My Way in January 2019

This is my monthly roundup of books that were added to my shelves in the last month. I also share an update with you on other things going on in my life. Our daughter, Reagan, turned 14 last month. We celebrated by having a late lunch at Cheddar’s since school got out early that day…
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Book Review: In Dog We Trust By Beth Kendrick

IN DOG WE TRUST Black Dog Bay #5 By: Beth Kendrick Published: January 8, 2019 Publisher: Berkley Fiction/Contemporary Fiction The fifth book in the Black Dog Bay series set in the idyllic town of Black Dog Bay, Delaware is just as delightful as the others, if not more so. Kendrick brings back some of the…
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Books that Came My Way in December 2018

This is my monthly roundup of books that were added to my shelves in the last month. I also share an update with you on other things going on in my life. Oh, December….you always fill my heart with joy but the days go by much too fast. There was so much to enjoy in…
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Book Spotlight: Seven Days of Us By Francesca Hornak

  Available today in paperback is the book everyone will be talking about this holiday season. SEVEN DAYS OF US is the perfect read to appreciate your holiday craziness and that maybe you don’t have it so bad! It’s Christmas, and the Birch family is gathering for the first time in years. Emma is elated…
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Book Review and Author Interview: Heart Land By Kimberly Stuart

  HEART LAND By: Kimberly Stuart Published: July 17, 2018 Publisher: Howard Books – Simon & Schuster Fiction/Women’s Fiction   * This article first appeared in The Cedar Rapids Gazette on Sunday, July 15, 2018. * Returning home to Iowa is not exactly what Grace Kleran had in mind. She never looked back after high…
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Book Review: Better Together By Kimberly Stuart

BETTER TOGETHER A Heidi Elliott Novel: Book #3 By: Kimberly Stuart Published: October 31, 2016 Publisher: Blom Books Fiction/Christian Fiction/Contemporary Romance I first learned about Kimberly Stuart several years ago from another blogger talking about Stuart’s blog and how funny and relatable she was. Stuart, who lives in Des Moines, wrote about motherhood and life…
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Book Review: Gracie’s Song By Michelle Schlicher

GRACIE’S SONG By: Michelle Schlicher Published: March 7, 2016 Publisher: Michelle Schlicher Fiction/Women’s Fiction I love finding out about Iowa authors and sharing their books with my readers. Michelle Schlicher lives near Des Moines and has written her second fiction novel which she says fits in the category of Contemporary Romance. I’d have to disagree…
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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Seven Sundays: A Faith, Fitness, and Food Plan for Lasting Spiritual and Physical Change


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