9 Reading Invitations/Challenges for 2022

Of the many goals that you all probably have for this year, I invite you readers to squeeze in some goals that revolve around the books. I’ve suggested some for you below. Take a look! Focus on the quality of stories instead of the quantity. I’ve found, especially in the reading communities, that people areContinue reading “9 Reading Invitations/Challenges for 2022”

Book Review: The Devil’s Slave by Tracy Borman

Following the tragedy that resulted from the gunpowder plot, Francis once again finds herself in the dangerous Stuart court. This time, Catholic forces seek to dethrone the king’s son and heir and put his daughter on the throne instead. Francis finds herself blackmailed to ensure she plays her part in the coup. Can she useContinue reading “Book Review: The Devil’s Slave by Tracy Borman”

Book Review: Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson

Kate Worthington wants nothing more than to go to India, despite the continuous persuasions of her mother and sister to get married. However, when she finds her plan to go becomes nearly impossible, she enlists the help of her childhood friend Henry Delafield to propose to her as a ruse while visiting his and hisContinue reading “Book Review: Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson”

Book Review: Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

How refreshing it is to find romances out there that refrain from the smut that we so often see, even in “regency romances” (*cough* Bridgerton *cough*). Over the past year or so I’ve become a fan of the proper romances found at bookstores like Deseret Book, so it only made sense that I should checkContinue reading “Book Review: Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson”

Book Review: How to Write Dark & Twisty Books to Showcase the Light by Mary Gray

“Just remember to have your inherently flawed heroes grow. Show us how, by the end, they ultimately climb out of their dark and troubled circumstances to find the greater light.” Page 20 Where has this book been all my life? I’ve always been a fan of gothic literature, but I never really contemplated why, exceptContinue reading “Book Review: How to Write Dark & Twisty Books to Showcase the Light by Mary Gray”

Book Review: The Pilgrim Hypothesis by Timothy Ballard

Not too often do I find a nonfictional history account that checks almost all the boxes that I find intriguing in a history book, namely: theories, first-hand accounts, personal stories of the present along with stories of the past, and accounts that tie into Christian history (a subject I enjoy studying as well). However, thisContinue reading “Book Review: The Pilgrim Hypothesis by Timothy Ballard”

Book Review: Women of the Blue and Gray: True Civil War Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies by Marianne Monson

Summary This novel is a collection of accounts of the women of the American Civil War, many of whom are not well-known. We follow women of both the North and the South who made sacrifices for what they felt was for the good of their country. These are the women who enlisted themselves as disguisedContinue reading “Book Review: Women of the Blue and Gray: True Civil War Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies by Marianne Monson”

10 Time-Travel Titles at Deseret Book

Time-travel is a subject I love reading about in books, so, naturally, I researched some of the books that concern fictional time-travel located at the bookstore where I work. Here are a few of the titles for those of you looking for more time-travel inspired tales. Young Adult Fiction Dearest Josephine by Caroline George WhileContinue reading “10 Time-Travel Titles at Deseret Book”

Book Review: Danger on the Loch, by Paige Edwards

It’s about time I read one of the suspense novels I keep recommending at the bookstore where I work. I picked this novel to read for three reasons: The genre: Suspense. I’ve been wanting to read more suspense novels, since suspense is a genre that I like writing as well as watching in film. TheContinue reading “Book Review: Danger on the Loch, by Paige Edwards”

April 2021 Reading Blog

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve attempted one of these, but I’ve been reading a lot of books this last month so I thought, “It’s time”. I’ve used a podcast format for the first time on my blog to discuss these books and included my personal thoughts about them thus far. I’ve listed themContinue reading “April 2021 Reading Blog”