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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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Book Review | First Impressions

First Impressions
A Contemporary Retelling of Pride & Prejudice
Debra Smith White

Bethany House Publishers | April 17, 2018
Christian Fiction, Romance, Classic Retelling

In an attempt to get to know the people of London, Texas---the small town that lawyer Eddi Boswick now calls home---s…

Memorial Day

This particular "holiday" has evolved into more of a celebration like that of July 4th's Independence Day.  Why is that?Is it because the majority of businesses and offices are closed, and we have the privilege of enjoying a longer weekend where families get together for backyard barb…

Book Review | Ruthless Magic

How was your Wednesday, me lovely beans? Has Summer officially started for you??  :]
Here's a new book review.
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Ruthless Magic Conspiracy of Magic #1 Megan Crewe
ebook | May 30, 2018 YA Fiction, Dystop…

What's in a Name?

For today's set of names, I thought I'd spice it up a teensy bit.  :]
While I myself rather like my given name (aka Sarah -- no, duh!), I understand there are quite a few beans who don't like, or even loathe, the name they were given.  You may have characters like that, or maybe you'…

for today. and everyday.


What you are in love with decides what you live for.  What you are in love with decides what you get out of bed for. - Ann Voskamp -

Do you have something worth living for?  What fills your thoughts each day?  What makes you get up out of bed to face the trials and hidden joys in the every…

Book Review | Breaking Cover

Breaking Cover
My Secret Life in the CIA & What it Taught Me About What's Worth Fighting For
Michele Rigby Assad

Tyndale Momentum | February 6, 2018

The CIA is looking for walking contradictions. Recruiters seek people who can keep a secret, yet pull classified informatio…

What's in a Name?

I JUST realized I never clicked "publish" for this post. . . O__O

Monday has come yet again!  :] Did y'all have a good weekend?  Do anything special to celebrate Mother's Day?
I enjoyed a fantastic gir…

Book Review | Harbor

Seven Sisters of Silverleaf (#2)
L.C. Ireland

Ghost Light Publishing | April 22, 2018
Fantasy Fiction, Faerietales

When the Horrid Witch is defeated, the Delaroe siblings think everything will go back to the way it used to be. They couldn’t be more wrong. 

Hallie Delaroe would much rat…

What's in a Name?

It's the start of a new week, y'all.  And we're in May!! Does anyone have plans for after school lets out?? Camping? Beaches? Pool time? What is your favorite part of Summer?
Needless to say, my Summer plans will consist of preparing for the arrival of Baby Gabe.  :]  Which, along that t…

\\ May the Fourth //

I had a different post idea planned for today. But Life laughs at me sometimes. 
So you get THIS

And I will leave you with the wise words of Chewbacca:

Have a lovely weekend, y'all! And perhaps the next post will feature more deep things. . . xD

Book Review || A Most Noble Heir

A Most Noble Heir
Susan Anne Mason

Bethany House Publishers | March 6, 2018
Christian fiction, Historical fiction, Romance

Will gaining the world cost him everything he holds most dear?

When stable hand Nolan Price learns from his dying mother that he is actually the son of the Earl of Stains…

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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…