Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Be the first or read these upcoming releases by pre-ordering early:



Be the first or read these upcoming releases by pre-ordering early:

Barbara’s Amish Truth Exposed – Tracy Fredrychowski


On the Golden Cliffs - Christen Krumm


Forbidden Love – Debra Torres



Courage in the Storm – Laurel Blount




Enjoy these now!

Beyond the Gray Mountains – Tricia Goyer


Every Good Gift – Kelly Irvin


An Amish Forever Home – Amy Grochowski


The Amish Cowboy’s Letter – Adina Senft


Amish of Morrissey County Series – Sylvia Price


Clara Engelman Series, Clara’s Mourning – J. Willis Sanders


AUDIO: A Surprise for Abigail – Tracey J. Lyons


Monday, February 27, 2023

Sound of Light


Sound of Light 

February 7, 2023

Saturday, February 25, 2023

The Things God Made: Explore God’s Creation through the Bible, Science, and Art #picturebook


The Things God Made: Explore God’s Creation through the Bible, Science, and Art 

Picture Book, 

January 17, 2023

Friday, February 24, 2023

The Smallest Spot of a Dot: The Little Ways We’re Different, The Big Ways We’re the Same


The Smallest Spot of a Dot: 

The Little Ways We’re Different, The Big Ways We’re the Same 

Picture Book, 

January 31, 2023

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Walking Grandma Home: A Story of Grief, Hope, and Healing

Walking Grandma Home: 

A Story of Grief, Hope, and Healing 

Picture Book, 

January 10, 2023

by Nancy Bo Bo Flood (Author), Ellen Shi (Illustrator)

This picture book from a child psychologist and counselor uses a touching and relatable story about a young boy’s grief to help children 4-8 understand what it means to lose a loved one and how to process their own emotions of fear, grief, and joyful remembrance. 

When Grandma tells Lee she will soon be “going home,” Lee is confused. Isn’t Grandma already home? But as Grandma’s health gets worse and her death approaches, Lee learns what it means to “walk Grandma home” to heaven, while also reflecting on his good memories and dealing with his grief alongside his extended family. 

Walking Grandma Home

  • Presents a child’s perspective on losing a loved one that young readers can relate to 
  • Is ideal for kids who have recently experienced a loved one’s death or are learning about grief for the first time, as well as for childen with aging grandparents and family and friends experiencing loss 
  • Equips parents and caregivers to process a child’s emotions in a healthy and loving way 
  • Has a page of questions and activities to help children process their own grief and allow caregivers to personalize the story to the child’s experience 
  • Features text from counselor and author Nancy Bo Flood and beautiful illustrations by Ellen Shi 

My thoughts:  WALKING GRANDMA HOME is sad. I can see where it would be helpful when losing a loved one.  I cried all the way through it, but it would be helpful to a small child understanding what is happening.  Grandma must've felt so loved having her family hanging around with her instead of being left alone. This is sad, but it is real and hopeful and loving.  I highly recommend it.  I was given a copy free and all opinions are my own.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

I’m Going to Have a Good Day!: Daily Affirmations with Scarlett #childrensbook #picturebook


I’m Going to Have a Good Day!: 

Daily Affirmations with Scarlett

Picture Book,

January 24, 2023

Monday, February 20, 2023

Welcome to the A Trail So Lonesome Celebration Tour! #Giveaway #historicalromance


About the Book

Book: A Trail So Lonesome

Author: Lacy Williams

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: January 12, 2023

Spending five months eating trail dust wasn’t Leo Spencer’s first choice. Or his second. He’s not one to run away, but some situations can’t be fixed and his family—two brothers and a sister—needs to start over. Which is how he finds himself on a westbound wagon train.

Evangeline has a secret, one that has sent her on a journey across the plains on the Oregon Trail. When her father is badly hurt and she needs help, Leo is there. A deal is struck and the two unlikely friends form an alliance… that leads to more.

But Evangeline’s secret looms over her… and Leo’s family troubles are far from over.

 Marilyn's thoughts:  

A Trail so Lonesome is a journey along the Oregon Trail and the hardships encountered by the characters. Leo and Evangeline had hidden secrets why they were making the journey. Williams portrayed the scenes vividly with the difficulties and historical details. Readers who like historical fiction with a faith message will find there’s not a strong faith message in this tale but should enjoy the adventure of all those on the journey.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Celebrate Lit without any obligation to write a positive review. I have shared my own thoughts.

Click here to get your copy!


About the Author

Lacy Williams wishes her writing career was more like what you see in Hallmark movies: dreamy brainstorming from a French chateau or a few minutes at the computer in a million-dollar New York City penthouse. In reality, she’s up before the sun, putting words on the page before her kids wake up for the day. Those early-morning and late-night writing sessions add up, and Lacy has published sixty books in a decade, first with a big five publisher and then as an indie author. When she needs to refill the well, you can find Lacy birdwatching, gardening, biking with the kiddos, or walking the dog. Find tons of bonus scenes and reader extras by becoming a VIP reader at www.lacywilliams.net/vip


More from Lacy

Leaving Home

Do you remember what it was like when you left home? Was it a specific event that sticks out in your mind? Or was it gradual?

I moved into the dorms at my university when I was eighteen. After that, I felt sort of… in transition. I went home for winter break and during the summer, but I didn’t feel like my parents’ house was home anymore. I married my sweet hubby when we were both twenty and that’s when I felt like I had a true home again. (Even though it was a tiny one-bedroom apartment!)

My new series, Wagon Train Matches, is all about travelers on a journey across the country in their Conestoga wagons. In the 1850s, people would leave home, leave everything and everyone behind and travel across the plains and mountains mostly on foot. It was difficult and dangerous. And when they arrived, they didn’t have houses ready and waiting for them!

It’s been a lot of fun researching for this series. Understanding why people would risk everything for a new start. I think it would be both exciting and terrifying!

In A TRAIL SO LONESOME, heroine Evangeline wants to leave home for a new start. She’s carrying a secret with her (a bigger secret than the library of books she’s packed in the wagon!) and believes that starting over in Oregon will change everything.

Only it doesn’t take long on the trail for someone to discover her secret. Hero Leo has secrets of his own. He can’t afford Evangeline to look too closely at his family. But he also can’t seem to stay away from her.

Eek! I’m really excited to kick off this new series with A TRAIL SO LONESOME. I hope you love these characters as much as I have while writing them.


Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, February 16

Pause for Tales, February 16

Vicky Sluiter, February 17

Texas Book-aholic, February 18

deb’s Book Review, February 19

Labor Not in Vain, February 19

Locks, Hooks and Books, February 20

Lighthouse Academy, February 21 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, February 22

Connie’s History Classroom, February 23

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 24

Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, February 24

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 25

Britt Reads Fiction, February 26

Simple Harvest Reads, February 27 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Karen Baney, February 27

Cover Lover Book Review, February 28

For Him and My Family, March 1

Holly’s Book Corner, March 1


To celebrate her tour, Lacy is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card and copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


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