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Earning Your Readers’ Trust

As writers, we need to beware of the promises we're making in our stories—consciously or inadvertently—that the reader will expect to pay off in the end.
 
 
Nonfiction
 
The Dating Manifesto-Lisa Anderson
The Dating Manifesto-Lisa Anderson
The Dating Manifesto-Lisa Anderson

The Dating Manifesto

The nuggets of vital information this book has to share may be lost in a whirlwind of trying to figure out exactly who is supposed to be reading it.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Nonfiction
 
Your Sacred Yes-Susie Larson
Your Sacred Yes-Susie Larson
Your Sacred Yes-Susie Larson

Your Sacred Yes

n Your Sacred Yes, Larson argues that it is not only socially acceptable to say no to some activities or requests, but quite Biblical and God-honoring to do so. She speaks to setting and honoring boundaries and pursuing God’s w...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiction
 
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HeartsMadeWhole_mck.indd

Hearts Made Whole

Reading a Jody Hedlund novel is perhaps the closest thing to time travel we 21st Century readers can come.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Fiction
 
A-Worthy-Pursuit-Karen-Witemeyer
A-Worthy-Pursuit-Karen-Witemeyer
A-Worthy-Pursuit-Karen-Witemeyer

A Worthy Pursuit

Bounty hunters, bookworms and Beethoven . . . oh my! I LOVED this story!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interview
 
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Heather Day Gilbert

While “indie” authors face a stigma of being inferior to traditionally-published books, some have deliberately chosen this career path and established very successful writing careers as a result. Today’s guest...

 
 
Fiction
 
As-Love-Blooms-Lorna-Seilstad
As-Love-Blooms-Lorna-Seilstad
As-Love-Blooms-Lorna-Seilstad

As Love Blooms

The refreshing, non-1800s, non-Texas/cowboy setting alone makes these books an absolute delight to read!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interview
 
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Becky-Wade
Becky-Wade

Becky Wade

I am STOKED to welcome one of my very favorite authors to BookTalk today!!! I have been a huge Becky Wade stalker fan ever since I read her debut novel, My Stubborn Heart, and totally went fan-girl on her when we met at the Ame...

 
 
Nonfiction
 
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The-Wright-Brothers-David-McCullough-703x1024

The Wright Brothers

Even if you think you know the story of the Wright Brothers, I guarantee you’ve never read it quite like this.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiction
 
The-Last-Bookaneer-Matthew-Pearl
The-Last-Bookaneer-Matthew-Pearl
The-Last-Bookaneer-Matthew-Pearl

The Last Bookaneer

Pearl weaves a fascinating tale of intrigue, vengeance, and just how far a true book lover will go to protect what he loves most.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Fiction
 
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A-Love-Like-Ours-Becky-Wade
A-Love-Like-Ours-Becky-Wade

A Love Like Ours

Hands down, this is my favorite Becky Wade novel yet!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiction
 
Reservations-for-Two-Hillary-Manton-Lodge
Reservations-for-Two-Hillary-Manton-Lodge
Reservations-for-Two-Hillary-Manton-Lodge

Reservations for Two

Hillary Manton Lodge’s second installment in the Two Blue Doors series takes romantics and foodies alike on a sweeping adventure across Europe and the US—and even back in time.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Interview
 
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Lori-Benton-732x1024
Lori-Benton-732x1024

Lori Benton

I am beyond thrilled to welcome Lori Benton today! I’ve yet to meet Lori in person, but as fellow writes we’ve become Facebook friends, and I always love reading her posts. I also love reading her books! (As you can...
 
 
Fiction
 
The-Woods-Edge-Lori-Benton
The-Woods-Edge-Lori-Benton
The-Woods-Edge-Lori-Benton

The Wood’s Edge

I read this book months ago and STILL have a book hangover! I was completely captivated from the very first page — this book truly has it all.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Fiction
 
Painting-the-Corners-Bob-Weintraub
Painting-the-Corners-Bob-Weintraub
Painting-the-Corners-Bob-Weintraub

Painting the Corners

This is a must-read for any baseball fan (even those not as gung-ho as me or Jimmy Fallon), so throw on your favorite hat and jersey, grab a hot dog and your favorite brew, and PLAY BALL!!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiction
 
A-Hope-Remembered-Stacy-Henrie
A-Hope-Remembered-Stacy-Henrie
A-Hope-Remembered-Stacy-Henrie

A Hope Remembered

picked up the first and second books in this series a while back but haven’t yet had time to read them, so when I saw this third one, I thought I might as well dive in and see if these novels really do stand-alone! Looking at s...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Fiction
 
From-the-Start-Melissa-Tagg
From-the-Start-Melissa-Tagg
From-the-Start-Melissa-Tagg

From the Start

Tagg is one of the freshest new voices in Christian contemporary romance, and brings a level of spunk and originality to a genre in which so many stories can start to sound the same.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiction
 
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Reluctantly-Charmed-Ellie-ONeill
Reluctantly-Charmed-Ellie-ONeill

Reluctantly Charmed

Bridget Jones meets Harry Potter meets Darby O’Gill in this saucy, laugh-out-loud funny debut novel!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Young Adult
 
An-Uncertain-Choice-Jody-Hedlund
An-Uncertain-Choice-Jody-Hedlund
An-Uncertain-Choice-Jody-Hedlund

An Uncertain Choice

Wielding her pen like her gallant knights wield their swords and spears, Jody Hedlund charges fearlessly into the young-adult fiction fray and triumphs!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiction
 
Into-the-Savage-Country-Shannon-Burke
Into-the-Savage-Country-Shannon-Burke
Into-the-Savage-Country-Shannon-Burke

Into the Savage Country

Burke blends the Western ruggedness of Louis L’Amour and Jack Landon with the rousing coming-of-age epics of Robert Louis Stevenson and Samuel Shellabarger to create a stirring, highly enjoyable adventure through the fur-trappi...