Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Summer in the Spotlight

Levi was young when he was told by his father that his words didn't matter.  This impacted his whole life.  He kept to himself and said very little.

Kelsey had much to say.  She adored the theatre and performing on stage.  She felt connected to her deceased grandmother there.  Together they were very active in the community theatre in
Prince Edward Island. 

Disaster strikes the theatre she loves.  Kelsey is determined to save it.  Kristy felt that by saving the theatre she would gain her grandmother's approval.  This almost impossible task becomes more of a reality with Levi's help. 

Can Levi and Kelsey escape their hidden demons? Will the theatre survive?  Can they risk their vulnerability for a chance of love?


I received complimentary copy from Revell.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Liz Johnson
Liz Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including Beyond the Tides and The Last Way Home, as well as the Georgia Coast Romance and Prince Edward Island Dreams series. She works in marketing, makes her home in Phoenix, Arizona, and daydreams of returning to PEI. Learn more at

On Moonberry Lake

Cora didn't have plans to return to Moonberry Lake any time soon. She had many fond memories of spending her childhood there.   She also had questions of what really happened so many years ago.

She was completely taken by surprise when she inherited Moonberry Lake Lodge.  

Cora met some quite interesting people in town.  How can you not love Kitty and her care for others?  Or Widgy and her dog?  As you read this wonderful book, the residents of Moonberry Lake become family.  I loved getting to know them. You will, too.

I hated to say goodbye when I finished this delightful book. It was touching.  It was funny.  If I could,  I would move to Moonberry Lake. How about you?

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Revell. 


Holly Varni is a native Minnesotan of strong Norwegian descent, who was raised in the Lutheran Church that Garrison Keillor made a career depicting. Between the lutefisk, grumpy grandparents, and crazy neighbors who mowed their lawn wearing pajamas, the seed to becoming a storyteller was planted. Though she, her husband, and their three sons live along the Central Coast of California, her beloved Midwest roots continue to haunt everything she writes. She hosts the Moments from Moonberry Lake podcast where she shares more stories of her beloved characters. Learn more at

Melody Carlson - A Royal Christmas

One day you are going to college and hardly making it payday to payday.  The next you are a Princess.  Unreal.  

Adelaide wasn't so sure but she made the journey to a country called Montovia to meet a man who said he was her father.

A new country.  A new family.   Danger was threatening her very existence.  

A cute holiday story that was full of surprises.  

I wish the story didn't end so fast.  I wanted to know a little more about Adelaide's future.  There is room for a sequel.  I hope so.

I received this from Revell to review.


Monday, September 25, 2023

Into the Fire

I was sitting on the edge of my chair as I finished this book.  A brand new series by Irene Hannon was just what I needed this week.  I knew I was going to enjoy this one right away.

Bri, an arson investigator, was called in to investigate a mysterious fire that resulted in the death of a former co-worker. Marcus was an ATF Agent who was also assigned to the case.  Was this meeting by chance or was it GOD'S plan?

I loved the relationships they both had with their families.  Marcus was raised by his wise and loving  grandmother.  I would love to have a relationship like that when my grandchildren get older. Bri had a very close connection to her siblings.  They had each other's back.

Bri was determined to solve the case. With Marcus' help they were getting closer to getting the answers they needed.  But Bri and Marcus were starting to feel the heat.

I received this early copy to read from Revell Books.  

Irene Hannon is the bestselling and award-winning author of more than 60 contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. In addition to her many other honors, she is a three-time winner of the prestigious RITA Award from Romance Writers of America. She is also a member of RWA's elite Hall of Fame and has received a Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews for her entire body of work.

The Prayer Jar Devotional: Forgiveness


This is a new devotional written by one of my favorite authors.  This is the second of Wanda Brunstetter's devotionals from The Prayer Jar.

Forgiveness is a challenge for many.  The hardest is to forgive yourself.  I was part of a 7 day Forgiveness Challenge.  It gave me much to think about. 

 This quote is from Wanda Brunstetter 's new devotional : The Prayer Jar Devotional Forgiveness

I am praying to forgive the ones who have harmed me in the past.  I don't want or need to carry that load.

“One of the most important things we can do to help forgiveness flourish in our lives is to pray.” ~Wanda E. Brunstetter, The Prayer Jar Devotional Forgiveness. 

 #forgivenesschallenge #devotionals #forgiveness #wandabrunstetter.

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Amish Harvest Time


I was excited to read this new book in the The Amish Bonnet Sisters Set.  The family has become like friends.  I don't want them to end.  Samantha Price knows how to write her characters like they are family.

I was pleasantly surprised to see a couple of the characters showing more of their sensitive side. With time, people sometimes will change.  

I live in Michigan where apples are being harvested.  We plan on going this coming week. I wish that their orchard and shop were close by and not just written in a book.

Wilma has a new friend.  It was unexpected but she realizes that Red has become very important to her.  Of course, Red is a dog that keeps Wilma company.

I'm glad the series is not other yet.  I look forward to the next chapter.

I received this ebook to review from Samantha Price.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Lost and Found

Birdwatchers Micah finds himself in a dilemma.  He goes against the Amish community rules to rescue a friend in trouble.  But was she really?

Trudy thought she was Micah's best friend.  She had her doubts.  She is a clever young woman.   She was a independent thinker and a great birdwatcher.

I loved how the book was written.  There are sections where discovered birds were described in detail.  Trudy's interpretations and descriptions are the best.  Her personality shines through. 

Micah is making a big mistake if he doesn't take notice of what is right in front of him.  We often takes things for granted. It could be too late.

There are a familiar characters if you have read any previous books about this community.  I enjoyed Hank and Billy with his fainting goats. They have their quirks but they are loveable. 

Really enjoyed this!!

I received this book to review from Revell Books.


Suzanne Woods Fisher
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the award-winning, bestselling author of more than 30 books, including The Moonlight School, Anything but Plain, The Sweet Life, and The Secret to Happiness, as well as the Three Sisters Island, Nantucket Legacy, Amish Beginnings, The Bishop's Family, The Deacon's Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series. She is also the author of several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs. She lives in California.  

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Christmas Bells and Wedding Vows

 I had to read this.  A book about Christmas!  A book that is written by my favorite writers!  Even though it is summer when I read this, they took me the most wonderful time of the year.

Jody Hedlund is from Michigan, my Home State.  She knows something about winter.  Her story - Claiming the Cowgirl- contains characters I am already familiar with in her previous books. I loved that.

Lacy Williams' book is titled Doctor's Snowflake Bride.  What a great title!  How can you not love a lawman with the name Jed?  I did.

Misty B. Beller always delivers a story that captures my imagination and heart.  Marrying the Mountain Man's Best Friend had me a little nervous at times.  Heidi found herself in a dangerous situation that only Two Stones can get her out of.

A great collection for any time of the year.  

I received this advanced copy to review from Celebrate Lit.

About the Book

Book: Christmas Bells and Wedding Vows – A Marriage of Convenience Anthology

Authors: Jody Hedlund, Lacy Williams, and Misty M. Beller

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release Date: September 26, 2023

From bestselling and award winning authors, experience Christmas on the rugged western frontier with three novellas filled with unforgettable adventures, enduring romance, and the timeless message of hope found in the Savior’s birth.

Claiming the Cowgirl by Jody Hedlund

Serena Taylor is hiding in Colorado’s high country to keep her son safe, and she knows the best way to protect him is by marrying again and giving him a father. Weston Oakley needs a wife by Christmas to placate his meddling family, but after being spurned one too many times in love, he’s reluctant to give his heart away again. When they agree on a marriage of convenience, both of them get much more than they bargained for.

Doctor’s Snowflake Bride by Lacy Williams
Minnie steps off the train ready to become a mail-order bride, but she finds the well-dressed man waiting for her isn’t her intended husband. The protective oath Jed took when he became a doctor doesn’t cover stranded women, but he can’t leave the beautiful stranger alone in a building blizzard two days before Christmas. When circumstances force them into close proximity, Jed and Minnie find that their growing feelings aren’t convenient at all.

Marrying the Mountain Man’s Best Friend by Misty M. Beller

Two Stones, a Salish warrior accustomed to navigating between tribes and miners, unexpectedly finds himself summoned to the side of a dying friend in Virginia City. Sworn to honor the miner’s last wish, Two Stones agrees to marry his daughter, Heidi, but plans to take her to live with his parents. He’ll provide all her needs, make sure she’s safe, and visit her on occasion when his path leads him that direction. As they set out on the journey, their path is fraught with challenges that defy Two Stones’ plans and reveal a surprising depth to Heidi’s character. As they near the end of their trail and join the Christmas festivities at the Coulter Ranch, Two Stones begins to realize this inconvenient marriage might really be a Christmas gift he’ll always treasure.

About the Authors

Jody Hedlund is the best-selling author of over forty books and is the winner of numerous awards. She writes sweet historical romances with plenty of sizzle.

USA Today bestselling author Lacy Williams is devoted to bringing her readers heartwarming love stories about cowboys and the women that tame them.

Misty M. Beller is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love.

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When Friends Join Forces…Magic Happens!

For me, joining with my good friends Jody Hedlund and Lacy Williams resulted in Christmas magic!

Ever since I was young, Christmas stories have held a special place in my heart. The charm and warmth they exude, coupled with the enchantment of the holiday season, are a captivating combination I find irresistible. Can you relate?

I’ve also long been a HUGE fan of Jody Hedlund and Lacy Williams. I’ve read so many of their books over and over!

Joining them for this Christmas novella collection has been a dream come true for so many reasons. And not only are these three marriage of convenience stories set on the Rocky Mountain frontier (my favorite place!), each of these novellas is an exciting extension of the current series we’re each writing.

Jody’s novella is the finale to her Colorado Cowgirls series. We meet both the hero and heroine of this Christmas story back in book 4. You don’t have to have read Jody’s series to fall in love with them here though!

Lacy’s novella tells the story of a character from a new mail order bride series she has coming soon. This prelude is a fantastic taste that will have you swooning as you eagerly await the rest of the books!

My own contribution features Two Stones, the Coulter family’s best friend from the Brothers of Sapphire Mountain Ranch series. I love having the chance to tell his story, even though he’s not ‘officially’ one of the brothers. 

If you’ve read any of these series—or if you just love Christmas books like I do!—you’ll definitely want to read the novellas in Christmas Bells and Wedding Vows. It’s our collective holiday gift to you, the readers—intertwining familiar settings and characters with the joy and love that the festive season brings. We hope these tales bring you the same warmth and joy we’ve felt while penning them.




Blog Stops

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 5

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, September 6

Alena Mentink, September 6

Texas Book-aholic, September 7

Mary Hake, September 7

By the Book, September 8

She Lives To Read, September 8

Vicky Sluiter, September 9

Melissa’s Bookshelf, September 10

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, September 10

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, September 11

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, September 12

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, September 13 (Author Interview)

Connie’s History Classroom, September 14

Blossoms and Blessings, September 15

Britt Reads Fiction, September 15

For Him and My Family, September 16

Labor Not in Vain, September 16

Holly’s Book Corner, September 17

Jeanette’s Thoughts, September 17

Books You Can Feel Good About, September 18

Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, September 18


To celebrate their tour, Misty, Jody, and Lacy are giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon Gift Card!!

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Friday, September 15, 2023

The Bad Penny


I absolutely love historical  fiction.  I was thrilled that this was available to read.

I didn't realize that I read a previous book with the same characters.  You could read this as a stand alone but I recommend that you read The Ragged Orphan first.

I really enjoyed the story.  What  wonderful characters!  I came to love Jared, Alice, Tobey and Sam.  They were family even though they were not blood related.  

I hated the idea of any of them being hurt.  I held my breath until the very end.  I won't give anything away but WOW!

The Bad Penny
If you're born with nothing you have to make your own luck.

When Jared Johnson first meets Clarice Connaught he saves her from the hands of her father, who is brutally beating her in the street. Never one to walk past someone in distress, Jared doesn’t hesitate to help. But who is this girl and what is her story?
Jared Johnson started with nothing. At just twelve-years-old he was orphaned and homeless, but eight years later, Jared is a success. Running McGuire’s Rag & Bone Yard and surrounded by friends, all Jared needs now is to find the perfect girl to settle down with.

Nothing has come easy for Clarice but still she has dreams of a grander life and the finer things. And if her father isn’t willing to provide them then Clarice will do anything to find someone who is.
Jared and Clarice have one thing in common – they are survivors – and in Queen Victoria’s Birmingham you need your wits about you to keep the wolf from the door. But Clarice isn’t everything she seems, and like a bad penny that always shows up, she brings more trouble for Jared and his friends than they could ever have imagined…
Lindsey Hutchinson, the top 10 bestseller, Queen of the Black Country Saga, is back with a page-turning and heart-warming story perfect fans of Katie Flynn, Val Wood and Lyn Andrews.
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Thursday, September 14, 2023

Christmas Nights at the Star and Lantern


Yes, I am reading Christmas books already.  A small town, Christmas and Romance.  A winner to me!

Two people who can't and won't forget a short encounter years ago.  

I enjoyed the story.  I visited England at Christmas once.  I loved the atmosphere and going to the local pub.  It was cozy and welcoming.  That's what Quinn and his brother want when they purchase The Star and Lantern.    But Quinn has  an additional idea as he knows Celeste runs a bakery in town.

Celeste tries to stay away from Quinn.  But she is drawn to him.  What must happen for them to have a second chance of love?

A cozy story to read on a cold night even when it is in September.



Tuesday, September 12, 2023

A Courageous Betrothal

A short novella that leaves you wanting more.  I loved the main character- Jenny White.  She was spunky and one whom you want with you in times of trouble. 

But Jenny doubted herself.  She wasn't pretty enough.  How could anyone pick her compared to her sister?

An exciting story with action packed adventure during the American Revolution. I loved the heart throb of the story.  Highlander Caylan says the right things in his Scottish brogue to make any young or old woman swoon.  Jenny and her sister, Hannah, were not an exception. 

I received this novella to review from the author.

Denise Weimer holds a journalism degree with a minor in history from Asbury University. Represented by Hartline Literary, she writes historical and contemporary romance and romantic suspense set in her home state of Georgia. She's also a managing editor for Smitten Historical Romance and Heritage Beacon Historical Fiction, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. A wife and mom of two daughters, Denise always pauses for coffee, chocolate, and old houses.



Thursday, September 7, 2023

The Best is Yet to Come

Loss and grief.  Two things Cade and Hope know very well.  

Hope appears to be just doing fine.  But internally she is a mess.  Cade shows his grief and suffers the consequences for his actions.

They met because they both volunteered at a dog shelter.  This brings them healing.  

Hope was a teacher.  She was compassionate and wanting to help.  Many times her hands were tied but she did what she could.  I could relate as I worked with teenagers before I retired.

An enjoyable book.




Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Captivated by the Cowgirl

Felicity was the youngest sister of three.  She witnessed both of her sisters finding the loves of their lives.  But she was convinced that it would never happen for her.  Of course, she had her suitors but she didn't feel anything more than friendship.

She never expected to meet the new stranger in town, Philip Berg.    He was there every time she needed that extra shoulder to lean on.  You can tell there was an attraction between them. But  they both had reasons to keep it hidden.

What Felicity did not know was Philip's secret.  Would this make or break their chance of being together?  
This was a quick read for me.  I love Jody Hedlund's books.  

This is Book 4 of the Colorado Cowgirls Series.  Each one of these books have beautiful covers.  

I received this copy to review from the author,  Jody Hedlund.


Jody Hedlund is the bestselling author of The Doctor's Lady and The Preacher's Bride. Jody has received much industry recognition, most recently being awarded an ACFW 2014 Carol Award in the Historical Romance category for her novel, 'A Noble Groom'.

In addition to this, Jody has also received the 2011 Inspirational Reader's Choice Award; the 2011 Award of Excellence from the Colorado Romance Writers; and was a finalist for Best Debut Novel in the 2011 ACFW Carol Awards.

Currently she makes her home in Michigan with her husband and five busy children.

Friday, September 1, 2023

Wooing Gertrude

Gertrude thought she had a plan.   But she didn't expect her new groom to be a criminal.  

Gertrude was discouraged.  She felt that God was not there for her.  He wasn't listening.  Have you ever felt like this?  I  can remember a time where I felt alone.  Failed relationships made me doubt any chance for future happiness.
It wasn't until I turned to GOD and prayed that my life changed.  I asked him to guide my steps and keep me safe from harm.  And if I was to remain single, to give me peace about that.  Not long afterwards I met my future husband.  

Gertrude met Enoch and unexpectedly her life changed.  With prayer and the help of her guinea pigs,  Gertrude found the happiness she was looking for.

I loved the story.  A great read.  

I received an advanced reading copy from the author to review.

About the Author

Jodie Wolfe creates novels where hope and quirky meet. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Faith, Hope, & Love Christian Writers (FHL) and has been a semi-finalist and finalist in various writing contests. A former columnist for Home School Enrichment magazine, her articles can be found online at: Crosswalk, Christian Devotions, and Live the Adventure Letter. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. In addition to writing, Jodie sings in her church choir and is a voracious reader. You’ll often find her praying for snow in Pennsylvania. :)

Look for Jodie on her website, Facebook, Pinterest, and MeWe.

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Amish Buggy Murder

Another cute mystery starring Ettie and Elsie-May.  These two sisters find themselves right in the middle of murder investigation. 

Both have had very close calls while they are snooping around.  I thought for sure that they were goners this time.

With the help of Detective Kelly, they connect the dots and help in solving the case. It is not always who you think it will be.  

I enjoy reading this series of books.   Her characters are a delight.

I received this book to review from the author.  


Samantha Price is a USA Today bestselling author of Amish romance books and cozy mysteries. She was raised Brethren and has a deep affinity for the Amish way of life, which she has explored extensively with over a decade of research.
She is mother to two pampered rescue cats and a very spoiled staffy with separation issues

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Jody Hedlund- Convincing the Cowgirl

Patience's mother told her that she would never have a husband.  She believed her.  So she was shocked when Spencer Wolcott came by and proposed.  But did he?

A cute story that points out that being different is ok.  Patience didn't like to cook. She wasn't fond of housework.  Patience was artistic. She especially loved to paint.  She had this special talent of improving her surroundings by a little paint here or there. It sometimes could leave a mess. Could Spencer love her "in spite of her messes"?

Patience was fortunate to have a wonderful relationship with her sisters.  I think that is why she so readily accepted Lucy as her cousin.  Her trusting nature got her into trouble.

This is book three of the Colorado Cowgirls series.  I have enjoyed all three.  The last installment is the next one for me to read. 



About the Author

Jody Hedlund is the author of over thirty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award. Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she's learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!). When she's not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate. 

Monday, August 21, 2023

The Midwives' War

Grace's story is one of hardship.  But it is also one of  strength and endurance.  She was determined to survive.  And survive she did. 

Grace was kind and good to everyone she met.  But if needed, she stood up for herself.  

I haven't read a book like this in a long time.  I cried when she cried.    I was concerned everytime Grace found herself in a terrible predicament.  I cheered when she survived.

What a story!!  It made me quite emotional.  It made me think of my maternal grandmother's family. My great grandfather served in WWI.  He never returned.  He died in Egypt.  My great grandmother became a widow at a young age and had 4 or 5 children.  My grandmother was only 2 years old. Life would never be the same.   

Believe me, I will look up any other books by Chrissie Walsh.  




The Midwives’ War

‘See that patch of blue sky,’ he said. ‘Whenever you see one, that’s where I’ll be – thinking of you.’

Against the chaotic backdrop of World War II, Grace Murphy is working as a midwife in Doncaster Royal Infirmary with her two friends, Clodagh and Patsy. In between delivering babies and tending wounded airmen, the girls endure bombing raids, rationing and the hardships and heartbreak that war brings. But in the faces of the new babies she welcomes to the world, Grace always looks for hope, as she dreams of a time when the war will end.

When the midwives get the chance to go to a dance at the nearby RAF Finningly, they jump at the offer. The hangar is crowded with happy dancing couples but when the glamourous Spitfire pilots saunter in, looking dashing in their leather flying jackets and brightly coloured silk scarves, Grace can’t resist taking a peek. And the moment Grace meets pilot, Richard Carmichael, she knows he will capture her heart.

With every daring flying raid, Grace and Richard risk losing each other forever. All Grace can do is look out for Richard in the patches of blue sky, and hope that fate will bring them their very own wartime happy-ever-after…

Chrissie Walsh is back with this heart-breaking tale of love against the odds, perfect for fans of Fenella Miller, Daisy Styles and Margaret Dickinson.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Healing the Mountain Man's Heart

Sisters, Dinah and Naomi,  headed west with hopes for the future.  It didn't exactly turn out like they planned.

The next thing they knew they were  stuck in a cabin with a family made up of mostly boys.  I thought of the movie "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers".  Dinah found herself doctoring one brother while falling under the spell of the oldest one, Jericho. 

Their attraction to each other couldn't go any further as they had different plans and hopes for the future.  Was their anyway the two could come to some understanding?  

I always look forward to Misty Beller's books.  Her writing paints a picture for me.  I can see the beauty that she writes about.

I received this ebook from Celebrate Lit to review.

About the Book

Book: Healing the Mountain Man’s Heart

Author: Misty M. Beller

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release Date: August 15, 2023

In the wild mountains of the Montana Territory, the Coulter ranch is a place of family, loyalty…and a hidden fortune.

Jericho Coulter, the eldest of six fiercely devoted brothers, is entrusted with safeguarding his family and the secret that binds them together: the Sapphire mine. To keep tragedy from striking again, he allows no outsiders on their land. When two women stumble upon their ranch, claiming Jericho himself sent for one of them as a mail-order bride, he aims to send them straight back where they came from.
Dinah Wyatt, a talented and determined doctor, wasn’t about to let her twin sister travel to Montana alone and marry a stranger. Dinah’s skills are immediately put to the test when one of the younger Coulter brothers is gravely injured, forcing the family to trust his life to her.As Dinah and her sister become entwined in the Coulter family’s life, sparks fly between the enigmatic Jericho and the captivating doctor. In a world where trust is hard to come by and secrets hold the power to change lives, Jericho and Dinah must learn that sometimes, the most precious secrets are those buried within our own hearts.

From a USA Today bestselling author comes a mountain family saga filled with a mail-order bride, hidden treasure, and love that heals wounded hearts.


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About the Author

Misty M. Beller is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love.

Raised on a farm and surrounded by family, Misty developed her love for horses, history, and adventure. These days, her husband and children provide fresh adventure every day, keeping her both grounded and crazy.

Misty’s passion is to create inspiring Christian fiction infused with the grandeur of the mountains, writing historical romance that displays God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.

Sharing her stories with readers is a dream come true for Misty. She writes from her country home in South Carolina and escapes to the mountains any chance she gets.

More from Misty

Sapphires in Montana? Are you sure?


When I was brainstorming ideas for my new series, I knew I wanted the stories to be set on a ranch amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Montana mountains. But I wanted something a little more unusual than that. I know, what could be more special than a ranch in the Rockies?


So I brought the conundrum to some writer friends and asked for help brainstorming. There’s nothing quite so fascinating as a group of writers in full brainstorming mode. Since the series is set during the mining boom in Montana, we discussed the idea of some kind of mine on the ranch, but not gold or silver. Or even copper. The remarkable Sarah Erredge (who writes as S.E. Warren) suggested Sapphires.


That thought immediately grabbed hold of me (especially since the Sapphire is the birthstone for my month of September). But I’d never heard of Sapphires being discovered in Montana. That seemed impossible… Right?


Until some quick research showed there are three well-known pockets of Sapphires in the state! Rock Creek is one of those locations, and is positioned perfectly for where I wanted to set my story—west of Helena and about a half day’s ride from the Mullan Road.


The timing of Sapphire discoveries in the state is perfect for my series as well. Early prospectors searching for gold in the gravel of the Missouri River repeatedly discarded the annoying blue pebbles that continually clogged their sluices without much thought to what they may be. It wasn’t discovered that these “pebbles” were Sapphires until 1895 when a man named Ed Coulter forwarded samples of these stones to Tiffany & Co. When Tiffany purchased the lot for $3,750 (approximately $110,300 as of 2018) and declared that the stones were “sapphires of unusual quality,” a small-scale sapphire rush began.


This rush is exactly what the Coulter brothers in the Brothers of Sapphire Ranch series are trying to avoid. That’s why they keep the Sapphire mine on their property secret during this first book in the series, Healing the Mountain Man’s Heart.


I pray you love book 1 in this new series and fall as deeply in love with this ranch in the Rockies as I have, especially with the Brothers of Sapphire Ranch. 




Blog Stops

lakesidelivingsite, August 8

Alena Mentink, August 8

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, August 9

Texas Book-aholic, August 9

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 10

Books You Can Feel Good About, August 10

Lighthouse Academy Blog, August 11 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 12

The Book Club Network, August 13

Blossoms and Blessings, August 13

Betti Mace, August 14

Connie’s History Classroom, August 15

Life on Chickadee Lane, August 15

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 16

Holly’s Book Corner, August 17

Jeanette’s Thoughts, August 17

Splashes of Joy, August 18

Mary Hake, August 18

annette_reads_daily, August 19

Cover Lover Book Review, August 19

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, August 20 (Author Interview)

For Him and My Family, August 21

Pause for Tales, August 21


To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

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Summer in the Spotlight

Levi was young when he was told by his father that his words didn't matter.  This impacted his whole life.  He kept to himself and said ...