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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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What's in a Name?

NaNo is BASICALLY upon us.  Are you ready??  I'm getting there. . . I honestly don't think I'll ever feel ready.  But here's to having fun and enjoying the process.  :]
Need any last minute names for your NaNoWriMo novel??  If so, maybe these will help!

Hercule M | French ER-KUYL

Book Review | To Wager Her Heart

To Wager Her Heart
Belle Mead Plantation #3
Tamera Alexander

Zondervan | August 8th, 2017
Christian, Historical Fiction, Romance

With fates bound by a shared tragedy, a reformed gambler from the Colorado Territory and a Southern Belle bent on breaking free from society's expectations mus…

What's in a Name?

Welcome back, lovelies.  It's been a rather tough and overwhelming Monday, but I've made it this far (thank You, Lord), so I'll "keep plugging away," as my hubby says.  
Here's some new names to add to your story arsenal!

M | Welsh, English

Anglicized form of Iefa…

NaNoWriMo | Diving Blindly

You made it.  The weekend has arrived at last, and yet, another week of October is past.  (Whoa.  That rhymed.  O_O)  Already??  That must surely bring to mind the impending doom er, joy of NANOWRIMO.  National Novel Writing Month.  *cue faint scream in the distance*  

Book Review | Picturing Heaven

Picturing Heaven
40 Hope-Filled Devotions
(A coloring book!)
Randy Alcorn (illustrated by Lizzie Preston)

Tyndale | September 5th, 2017
Coloring Book, Non-Fiction, Christian/Biblical, Theology

Imagine Heaven the way the Bible describes it--a place of exquisite beauty brimming with marvelous d…

What's in a Name?

A new set of names, my friends!  
Can you believe there's approximately TWO WEEKS left until NaNo??  TT_TT AHHHHHH!!! I'm not ready!!!  *runs away sobbing and simultaneously laughing hysterically*
Anyone in need of names for your NaNo characters?  You've come to the write place!! …

Blog Tour! | Book Review

Welcome, welcome!
Today marks the final day of our blog tour, featuring Joan Campbell's Heirs of Tirragyl.  In this post, you'll find a book review of said novel, so read on!  And don't forget to sign up for the giveaway!!

A huge thank you to Laura A. Grace of for host…

One Year | This Week - Happenings

Hullo, y'all.  :]
As it was Columbus Day weekend, and my hubby and I had been out of town until late last night, I [obviously] have no Name post for you this week.  But, I promise, it will return next week!
Instead, I just wanted to share this little post as an update and to letcha know what&#…

7 Deadly Sins of Writing | CONTENT

What is acceptable content to put in a novel?   And what is NOT?
What content is tolerable to you in the books you read?  What do you let slip regarding language or sensuality? 
This world is not perfect.  EVERYONE knows that.  Therefore, your story will not be perfect in the sense your characters wi…

What's in a Name?

Happy Monday, y'all.  I hope your weekend was as lovely as mine! 
This is the second day of October!! AHHH!!!  And guess what - FACT:  In a mere six days, I will have been married to my best friend for ONE WHOLE YEAR.  *jaw drops*  Aces, where did the time go??  [I seem to say that quite often…

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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 …
Drama Update! [w/ link to Behind-the-Scenes]
The first weekend of shows has passed!   All went rather smoothly, with only a few minor glitches.…
Excerpt from "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" [THE ROOM]
I don't know if I mentioned this or not in my review of Joshua Harris' I Kissed Dating Goo…
What's in a Name? >> 3rd Monday Edition
Happy Monday, lovelies! How was your weekend?  Does it feel like Summertime to you yet? We've ha…