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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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March Wrap >> Hullo, April!

GUYS. It's the last day of March!  WHAAAAAAAT. And yes, I know I've missed my usual posts---especially the Name posts, and I beg apologies to my faithful readers!  TT_TT I'll have new names for you soon, I promise.  :]
I thought I'd take this day to share a kind of March wrap-up.  So…

Book Review // Ruin & Rising

Ruin & Rising
Shadow & Bone #3
Leigh Bardugo

Square Fish | June 2017 (first published in 2014)
Fantasy Fiction, Young Adult

The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of …

Be Encouraged >> In Times of Uncertainty...

LET’S FACE IT. Our world is MESSED UP. It's a scary place. One where the statistical numbers of a new virus' death count causes more panic than the terrifying, continuously rising numbers of mass murder that abortion is every day.
And people turn to hoarding toilet paper & groceries to c…

Book Review // The Broken Prince

The Broken Prince
Kara Linaburg

Indie | June 3, 2019
Christian Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy

In all the fairy tales the maiden falls in love with the prince...but she has to remember that this isn’t a fairy tale.

Born into a kingdom where those of magical Gifts are rejected, feared, and even…

Writerly Things >> Show, Don't Tell!

Hullo, friends! And welcome back to my little blog.  :] It's the second Monday of the month, which means WRITERLY POST, Y'ALL.  xD
I don't have anything profound to share with you today, just a little tidbit of a reminder you probably already know.   Apologies, dear beans---I can tell yo…

Book Review // January Snow

January Snow
Fairytale Novellas #2
Hayden Wand

Hayden Wand | January 30, 2020
Christian Fiction, Young Adult, Romance, Faerietale Retelling

January Snow has blood on her hands.

Never the obedient daughter of her father's expectations, she finally thinks she's found a way to earn his r…

What's in a Name? // 1st Monday Edition

It's a new week, friends!  Hullo, March!
I hope y'all had a lovely weekend.  I am finally over the week-long illness of nasty congestion & head colds---and praise God! my hubby & little man have shown no signs of catching it.  There's much sickness going around, if you haven'…

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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…