7Seven Things to Say About “Praying with Jane”

“Praying with Jane 31 Days Through the Prayers of Jane Austen” by Rachel Dodge Jane Austen’s father was Reverend George Austen an Anglican clergyman for the Church of England. As someone who has a prayer journal I appreciate the fact that we have some of Jane’s personal prayers written in her own hand. Jane’s sister…

7Seven New Picture Books Coming Fall of 2018!

I have been lucky enough to get a sneak peak of some of the new picture books coming out September/October 2018.  I have decided to take my favorite 7seven and review them here. Anne Arrives– Adapted by Kallie George and Pictures by Abigail Halpin                      …

7Seven Things to Say About “The Accidental Guardian”

Mary Connealy writes great western trilogies, and this is a great beginning of her next series (High Sierra Sweethearts). Deborah Harkness and her sister Gwen are on a wagon train west as caregivers to two children.  They were hired by the young boys parents, who going out west to take their niece to her father,…

7Seven Things to Say About “Emma”

I love all of Jane Austen’s novels, for years I was set on my ranking… Persuasion Pride and Prejudice Sense and Sensibility Emma Mansfield Park Northanger Abbey Though I have always stood firm on my rankings, I think now  I would rank them as Persuasion/Pride and Prejudice Emma/Sense and Sensibility Mansfield Park Northanger Abbey I…

7Seven Things to Say About “The Heart Between Us”

  “The Heart Between Us” by: Lindsay Harrel is the best Contemporary Fiction I have read in awhile, I look forward to Lindsay Harrel’s future work.  I would compare Lindsay Harrel’s writing to Katherine Reay, and I would compare “The Heart Between Us” with my favorite Katherine Reay book “Lizzy & Jane” The main characters…

7seven Things About “Believe Boldly”

As I was reading this book I was mentally listing people I thought would get a lot out of it, until I hit a page about a third of the way in that knocked me down. In the first chapter Erica talks about Normal-rational realists and Supers- the super spiritual, Erica identified as a “Normal”,…

Intrigue, Espionage, and Historical Fiction

I tend to read to escape the stress of my everyday life, meaning I usually stick with books that are a bit fluffier, lighter, and entertaining.  The downside to fluffy is predictable,  last year when I happened upon “The Lost Heiress” by Roseanna M. White on sale I downloaded it, choosing to add the audio…