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Welcome, friend! Relax & rest awhile, if you please. I'm an ordinary girl, a follower of Christ, mama to Gabriel, & wife to Evan. Here in this little space of the online world, I share all manner of bookish things, including full content reviews, writerly snippets, encouragement for everyday life, and a whole collection of names & their meanings.

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Character Spotlight [Gunnar]

Hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends!  Cherish this time!

My grandmother loves quotes just as much as I do and she always has this one to say around this time:  "What if, when we wake up in the morning, all we have was what we thanked God for today." (unknown…

A Word, Guv'na?

[pro.  NOO-ahns]
noun  1.asubtledifferenceordistinctioninexpression, meaning,response,etc.
2. averyslightdifferenceorvariationincolorortone.

Disney's Tangled taught me this word.  =]

'Tis truth!  I had no need of it till then.  This j…

What's in a Name?

Anna requested a set of Swiss names!  Thank you, Anna!

I actually had to research a couple different websites in order to find these.  I am quite happy with my finds. =]  Most of these names are similarly connected to other countries' names like Sweden, Germany, Norway, etc.  Just as people m…

Book Review [Heartless]

Heartless Tales of Goldstone Wood (#1)
Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Publisher: Bethany House
Genre:  YA
Christian Allegory

The Dragon King Seeks His Princess—
Who Dares to Stop Him?

Princess Una of Parumvir has come of age and will soon marry. She dreams of a charming prince, but when her first suitor…

Book Review [Aquifer]

Aquifer Truth Lies Just Below the Surface. . . Jonathan Friesen
Publisher:  Blink
Genre:  YA (young adult)

[Goodreads] Only he can bring what they need to survive...

In 2250, water is scarce, and those who control it control everything. And they’ll do anything to maintain their power – deceiv…

What's in a Name?

Per request, here is a set of Scottish names!

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Scottish, Irish, English
Pronunciation:  NEEL (English)

Meaning & History
From the Gaelic (GOLL-ic) name Niall, possibly meaning "champion" or "cloud."  This was the given name of a semi-legendary 4th-…

Book Review [Walking With Frodo]

Walking With Frodo A devotional journey through the Lord of the Rings.
Sarah Arthur

[description from Goodreads]
Tolkien's Lord of the Rings epic tale has long captivated readers with its parallels to biblical truth.  And now, "Walking with Frodo" looks at the biblical themes found in t…

Upcoming Reviews!

UPDATE -- New book added below!
I am so behind in my list of books to review!  ARGH! 
*le sigh*  So, I have decided to post a list of reviews for you, dear readers, to look forward to.  Hopefully, this will serve two purposes:  To check these off my list; and to motivate me to actually make the eff…

Book Review [Last Light]

LAST LIGHT Terri Blackstock
[description from Goodreads] In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high-tech planet back to the age before electricity, Deni Branning's career ambitions have vanished. She's not about to let her dream of marriage go as well.

But keeping it alive will requir…

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February Snippets!
Here are some Snippets from last month.  These hail from my WIP Safia and another project I'm …
Psalm 34:18
The LORD is near the brokenhearted;  He saves those crushed in spirit.  ( Psalm 34:18) > > >…
In the Midst of Despair [A Prayer]
Have you ever had one of those down days?  Where you feel like everyone and everything is against …
What's in a Name? || Surnames Edition
Good evening, y'all. It's the third week of AUGUST. O_o I'm picking up on my Name post ra…