Book Review: Melody’s Song by Kathleen Friesen

Book Description: “After the tragic death of her husband, timid Melody Jamison moves to the city of Saskatoon, hoping for a peaceful life, an escape from the nightmares that haunt her, and the safety and salvation of her son, Will. However, Will is determined to prove he doesn’t need anyone, and God isn’t even a blip on his radar. He’s doing just fine, if you don’t count the times he’s…

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Don’t Miss This: Karla by Sharon Srock

Each month I want to alert you to an author and a release that I think you would enjoy. This month is Sharon Srock, and her newest release, Karla. I need to catch up on all of the books, but those that I have read are captivating. Check it out! Karla Black had everything she ever wanted until the night tragedy tore her world apart, stealing her husband and her…

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Book Review: Bachelor to the Rescue by Lorraine Beatty

Book Description: Building a Romance  Young widow Lainie Hollings will do anything to protect her daughters—even if it means accepting help from Shaw McKinney. Though she blames Shaw for her husband’s death, he’s the only one she can turn to when a robbery forces her to take shelter in his home. Soon she’s surprised by the handsome contractor. He’s kind, charming and determined to protect her and her girls. Being…

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Entrusted: Interview with Sara Bivins

This week I’m interviewing characters from Entrusted to give readers a better chance to get to know the characters.  Today I interview Sara Bivins, matriarch of Speculator Falls and Ben Regan’s feisty grandmother. Sara, describe Speculator Falls to me. Peaceful. Quaint. Good people. Family. Like Jenna, you didn’t grow up there. What drew you to the Adirondacks? God’s leading and my late husband, John. We met at a conference and…

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Book Review: Seagrass Pier by Colleen Coble

Book Description: In a secluded corner of Hope Beach, one woman must decipher a stranger’s memories . . . before they cost her everything. Elin Summerall was one of the lucky ones. Not only did she get a heart transplant, but the donor was a perfect fit. A miraculously perfect fit. But when Elin begins having violent flashbacks—and vivid dreams of being strangled—she realizes that she has been the recipient…

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COTT: Carol Moncado Shares Where Character Ideas Come From

This week, COTT is featuring a Clash of Leading Ladies. But just how are interesting characters born? Here’s one author’s experience. Welcome Carol Moncado. Do you ever wonder how authors come up with their characters? I’ve heard of authors who fashion their main characters after a barista at their favorite coffee shop or some guy on the bus who looked interesting. The further I get into my writing journey, the…

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