My Favorite Reviewed Reads of 2015

For the past few years I’ve shared my favorite reads from the previous years. Most of my reading from 2015 were books I reviewed, and there were some standouts. Fiction Honorable Mention: A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck The Wishing Season by Denise Hunter Every Bride Needs a Groom by Janice Thompson When Kings Clash by J.E. Lowder   Non Fiction Honorable Mention: Apologetics Bible Study for Students Grin…

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Book Review: Every Bride Needs a Groom by Janice Thompson

Book Description: Small-town girl Katie Fisher is busy planning her fairy-tale wedding. Sure, her boyfriend hasn’t managed to pop the question just yet, but that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t enter a contest in Texas Bride magazine to win the dress of her dreams, right? Anyway, she’s sure he’ll be getting down on one knee any time now. And a one-of-a-kind designer dress doesn’t just fall out of the sky right…

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Book Review: The Dream Dress by Janice Thompson

  Book Description: A seamstress at a swanky bridal boutique, Gabi Delgado dreams of doing more than ripping out seams and fitting dresses to doe-eyed brides. She wants to see her own dress designs gracing the young women of Texas. When Jordan Spencer, the editor of Texas Bride magazine visits the shop to do a feature, Gabi is devastated to lose her job in his very influential presence. Convinced she’ll never get…

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Julie Arduini’s Favorite 2013 Non Fiction Read of the Year Is…

Happy New Year!  Today I’m sharing my favorite non fiction read of the year. I choose this out of the reviewed books I tackled in 2013. Yesterday I unveiled Raspberries and Vinegar as my favorite fiction read. Again, this wasn’t an easy choice. I loved Undaunted: Student Edition, as well as God is Able.       However, the standout for me is Janice Thompson’s Writing and Selling the Great American…

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Book Review: Writing and Selling the Great American Novel by Janice Thompson

When it comes to writing how-to books, I admit I start to gloss over when I hear there is a new one. I’m a voracious reader and I’ve read them. Of the stacks and stacks I’ve finished, only a few stand out as ones with new information and help I find amazing and worth telling others about. And Janice Thompson’s newest offering, Writing and Selling the Great American Novel is…

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The Next Big Thing: Aaron Paul Lazar, the Adirondacks, and Me

THE NEXT BIG THING This meme swept through a few months ago, and I’m happy to share my answers again. This time mystery author Aaron Paul Lazar tagged me and I’m so glad. His Tall Pines series is set where my WIP is, the Adirondacks. He’s been kind enough to mentor me, and we laugh because our work features our favorite grocery store, Charlie Johns, and other things in common.…

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