Good morning! Happy Saturday my friends! We have a line of storms coming soon which is bringing in a cold front. Hopefully its just rain.  We are under a high wind advisory too. I’m going to make a big pot of chicken soup for dinner. Have a wonderful day and be well!💜


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Happy Friday & welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Reading Is My SuperPower. I’m so excited to be doing these posts again. I haven’t participated in such a long time! The book I’m featuring is one I will be reading this weekend!



A fun road trip romance to the Grand Tetons!

Always the wedding planner, never the bride.

Hope Rodriguez loves planning weddings. There’s nothing more special than helping a bride become a princess for a day, but she’s not sure that’s her calling in life anymore.
If only she had her own special someone. Her only current prospect leaves her with more questions than answers about where she falls in his list of priorities.
Yet, when a lifelong friend asks her to plan a destination wedding across the country in only two weeks, she’ll have to figure out how to pull off the impossible…alone.

After being burned as a child and deserted by his family, Caleb Donnelly has an intimate relationship with pain. Despite all he’s endured, one ache refuses to leave him—the throbbing in his heart where Hope is concerned.
So when Hope needs help with their friend’s wedding, he can’t stop himself from volunteering to travel two thousand miles to Jackson, Wyoming.
As long as he keeps his feelings in check, he might not ruin their friendship. Because a beautiful woman like Hope could never love a scarred man like him. There’s no way their longtime friendship could ever become more.

When Hope and Caleb’s plans go up in flames, it’s their hearts that might never recover.

Grab your copy of Holding On to Hope…a Southern Contemporary Christian Romance novel from the Coastal Hearts Series.


Janet W. Ferguson is a Christy Award finalist and the winner of the 2020 FHL Readers Choice Award. An avid reader and former librarian, she turned her love of story into writing contemporary faith-filled novels with realistic characters who feel like best friends. You’ll laugh and cry as the quirky heroes and heroines chase their happily ever after.

Janet and her husband live in Mississippi where they say y’all a lot, and she forces him to visit the beach as often as possible. They have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a cat that allows them to share the space.

She loves to hear from readers! You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads, or subscribe to her newsletter on https://www.janetfergusonauthor.com/ for exclusive book news and giveaways.

She also contributes at Inspy Romance once a month. Check out the authors and prizes!

Thank you for stopping by and have a fantastic Friday!☔📚☔


Good morning! ☕Its 50 here, going up to 72!🌞 I will be catching up on my email today, reading, and maybe doing some baking. Dinner tonight is going to be Homemade Pizza! 💙Have a very happy Friday everyone!💙




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Throwback Thursday meme was hosted by Renee@It’s Book Talk and is a way to share some of your old favorites as well as sharing books that you’re FINALLY getting around to reading that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on your TBR list while you continue to pile more titles on top of them😁! These older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board.

This week I’m picking a book I read years ago and loved!



Oh my gosh! THIS ADVENTURE ENDS is such a cute and heart warming coming of age story! This is only my second time reading Emma Mills, but she sure knows how to warm my heart! I was instantly hooked on all of the characters and emotionally invested on their lives and troubles. Sloane has just moved from New York to Florida and doesn’t have any friends…..yet! At a school party, she meets twins Gabe and Vera and her life is never going to be the same.

THIS ADVENTURE ENDS is a fast paced YA contemporary story with a lovable heroine and a great bunch of friends. When ever Sloane doesn’t know how to handle her emotions or a situation, she makes fun of it and let me tell you, this girl is seriously funny. She had me giggling and snorting through out this lovely book, sometimes to the point where I had tears in my eyes. Her friends are hilarious at times too and you will find yourself wishing for more interactions with the ever so colorful Frank Sanger, just like I was. Sloane believes the twins have everything they could possibly want in life until she actually gets to know them, but she grows to care about them and realizes they are the one adventure her life was missing.

When a painting that the twins mom had done before she passed away, turns up missing Sloane takes it upon herself to find the painting called The Dream. THIS ADVENTURE ENDS takes Sloane to a few different states tracking down this painting. Sloane really grows throughout her travels and she becomes a true best friend. She is sarcastic but in a good funny way and her friends come to love her as much as she comes to love them. Something that isn’t easy for Sloane.

I loved Emma Mills first book, First & Then, and THIS ADVENTURE ENDS is exactly why. YA contemporary is one of my most favorite genres and Emma does it so well. I find myself not being able to put her books down. She hooks me right from the very first page and never lets me go. I loved all the characters as well as the one liners and teasing they all took part in. All of Sloane’s friends are very relatable and are exactly the kind of friends I would have loved to have had back in high school.


Sloane isn’t expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that’s exactly what happens.

Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera’s twin brother and the most serious person Sloane’s ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins’ late mother goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that takes her across state lines—and ever deeper into the twins’ lives.

Filled with intense and important friendships, a wonderful warts-and-all family, shiveringly good romantic developments, and sharp, witty dialogue, this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed.

Thank you for reading and have a great day!😊💖




Good morning!  It is 37 here this morning! Its supposed to be going up to 71.  Today we are planning out our veggie garden.  I’m excited to get started but it still won’t be for a few weeks. I hope you have a beautiful day my friends!💜




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A sweet second-chance novella between a free-spirited accountant and her brother’s best friend.

Zoe Leung allowed her mother to pressure her into a safe, stable career path, but her job search has hit a dead end, and now she doesn’t know what to do with her life. She fills her days with waitressing and volunteering at Harvest Home, her uncle’s food bank and soup kitchen, while waiting for inspiration to strike. And if she also flirts with fellow volunteer—and her older brother’s best friend—Devin James, who can blame her? He’s only the subject of her lifelong crush. And finally looking at her like he returns the sentiment.

Construction worker Devin James has always thought Zoe was gorgeous, but he doesn’t want to jeopardize his friendship with her brother, or her family, who all but took him in when he was younger. But as much as he plans to stay focused on building his dream house, he can’t stop thinking about Zoe. And the more time he spends with her, the more he realizes that the only home he wants is one with her.


ONLY HOME WITH YOU is the second book in the Blue Cedar Falls series. I am kicking myself after finishing this wonderful story because it took me so long to get to it and there are a few more Jeannie Chin stories that I have yet to read. I need to fix that very very soon. I loved Zoe in the first book, The Inn on Sweetbriar Lane and am thrilled she gets her own story.

Once I started reading ONLY HOME WITH YOU I had a very hard time putting it down. Devin is Zoe’s older brother, Han’s best friend. He has been going through the motions of life but is filled with self doubt. He is a man who went through so much as a child and has never come to terms with much of it. Devin is a really hard worker and a super nice guy who is being recognized for his hard work with a promotion, he’s hoping to buy land for a house, and he also has a crush on Zoe. Jeannie Chin pulled me right in and hooked me from the very first page. She is now an auto buy author for me. Her characters feel very real. They aren’t perfect and while they all have flaws they are also very lovable. I now know I will devour everything this awesome author writes and do it all easily with a smile on my face. I can not wait to continue this series!

I loved Zoe as soon as I met her as I’m sure all the other readers will as well. Zoe is an nudger. Its how she gets things done. She tries to fix everything and everyone. She is so good to Devin and doesn’t push him too much. Well, only when necessary haha. She waits for Devin to make the first move, but he is taking forever! Finally, she can wait no more! Once learning of all of the secrets and things Devin is going through I quickly wanted Zoe to be his friend and help him see his way through all of it. The more you get to know Devin, the more you understand him and exactly what he is feeling. But both Devin and Zoe, can’t deny their attraction for each other. Devin feels as if he isn’t good enough for Zoe so he tries not to act on his attraction to Zoe. He feels like he has nothing to offer Zoe. Can Zoe make him realize that she doesn’t see him as a poor man from the wrong side of the tracks? Will they get a chance to move their friendship in another direction?

I can not wait to continue with this wonderful series and I’m really looking forward to who the next book will be about. If you love small town romance then ONLY HOME WITH YOU will be the perfect read for you!


Jeannie Chin writes contemporary small town romances. She draws on her experiences as a biracial Asian and white American to craft stories that speak to a uniquely American experience.

She is a former high school science teacher, wife to a geeky engineer, and mom to an extremely talkative kindergartener. Her hobbies include crafting, reading and hiking.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!🌸📚🌸


Good morning!  Its 43 here, going up to 64 today and nothing but Carolina Blue skies. Nothing much for me today except some laundry and lots of reading! Have a wonderful Wednesday and be well!💜☕💜



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Ive read quite a few Amish books by Kathleen Fuller and WRITTEN IN LOVE is exactly why I love her stories! WRITTEN IN LOVE is the first book in the Amish Letters series. After reading WRITTEN IN LOVE I will read every book Kathleen Fuller has written. I instantly felt like I was sitting in Birch Creek, Ohio helping Phoebe try and figure out what direction her life was heading to. WRITTEN IN LOVE is filled with just as much hope as it is with uncertain feelings. My emotions were all over the place while reading and I was even holding my breath at some parts that I was afraid to keep going. How much more heartache and grief could Phoebe put up with?

WRITTEN IN LOVE is filled with struggling with the choices we have to make and once you start reading, it will be impossible to put down. Phoebe receives a letter addressed to someone else. Instead of throwing it out, she mails it back to it’s sender. Jalon responds back to her and their friendship begins through letters. Keep the tissues close by because this will be one heck of an emotional journey. Phoebe is a young woman with a child and lives with an aunt who is very strict.  Will Phoebe ever find her place in the world and be happy once again? Kathleen Fuller does a wonderful job of teaching the reader what Phoebe is going through. Kathleen Fuller normally writes Amish Fiction, but let me tell you, she really knows how to write about family drama, heartbreak, and forgiveness. I can not wait to read more by this wonderful and heart tugging author.

“‘Dear Mr. Chupp’ – with those three words, a pen-pal relationship is ignited and two lives are changed forever.” (back cover) WRITTEN IN LOVE is filled with likable and relatable characters that will find their way into the reader’s heart. Kathleen has a way of grabbing your heart and just squeezing it until you swear it is going to burst. Then she hands it back to you, slightly bruised but still in tact. How an author can do that is beyond me, but I love when it happens. WRITTEN IN LOVE is going to stay in my heart for a long time to come. My heart is still aching for Phoebe after all she went through when her world came crashing down.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.


When real life isn’t as ideal as the picture painted in letters, can two young people set aside the images they created and learn to love each other’s true selves?

Jalon Chupp has a past he isn’t proud to claim. He’s worked hard to overcome his youthful mistakes, and he has recommitted himself to his faith. As he sees other members of his close-knit Amish community marry and start families, he thinks he may be ready to follow that same path. Remembering a girl he grew up with, Phoebe Bontrager, who moved to Indiana a few years ago, he writes her a letter, striking up a pen pal relationship. But when he invites her to visit him in Birch Creek, Ohio, she resists.

Phoebe has kept her relationship with Jalon a secret, knowing her parents wouldn’t approve of the man with a troubled past. When her mother plays matchmaker, Phoebe sneaks away to Birch Creek and stays with her older brother Asa and his new wife, Abigail. As Phoebe and Jalon spend more time together, they discover they have misrepresented themselves in their letters and begin to worry that maybe their relationship was not meant to be. In order to reach past the perfect images they created in their letters, both Phoebe and Jalon must put their faith in something—or Someone—bigger than either of them could imagine.


Best-selling author of Amish fiction. Also a wife, mother, crafter, coffee addict, football fan, and chocolate aficionado.

Kathleen Fuller was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, and currently lives in Geneva, Ohio. Fuller has been married to James for 21 wonderful years (really, they have been wonderful!) She started writing in 2000, and published her first short story a year later. Fuller has a Masters degree in Special Education, emphasis on teaching the blind and visually impaired, and a Bachelors in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. A few of her favorite things: her relationship with Christ, chocolate (of course!), autumn, a satisfying book, good friends, a sense of humor, people who don’t take themselves seriously, haunting melodies, NFL football, and did we mention chocolate?

Thank you for stopping off and have a wonderful day!🌸📚🌸