Monday, September 10, 2018

           I LOVED, LOVED THIS BOOK!!  The best time travel/romance story I have ever read.
The thoughts and feelings of Liz and her love for books made me feel right at home the minute I opened the book. The author has an exceptional talent in her writings. The thoughts, actions and personality of the characters flow so seamlessly throughout the book in a beautiful way. It is like A.M. Heath was inside my head as she wrote this fun-filled, humorous yet intriguing and challenging story.
What I liked is - she weaves the gospel in throughout the story, Liz's thoughts on reading mirror my own, the way Liz goes into time to live out what she thinks is a life so much better than the one she lives is written in an amazing way. It opens your eyes to the fact that what we think we want just might make you realize and grasp the truth that what you had to begin with is the right life after all. 

Karen Hadley
Rating: 5*
I received this book as a gift and all opinions are all my own.

Liz Cooke has two problems in life: Her social media is filled with brewing political conflict and her idea of a perfect man seems to have gone extinct a century ago. Inspired by the contents of an antique trunk, Liz dreams she time-travels to 1885. As she sets out to enjoy the Victorian era in all its glory, armed with knowledge gleaned through historical novels and period dramas, will she find the past to be all that she thought? And does the right man for her exist only in her dreams or has he been in her life all along?
Loosely inspired by Alice in Wonderland, A.M. Heath brings you a fun read chock-full of humor and whimsy with a special message for the avid reader in all of us.

                                  BLOG TOUR

Release Day Spotlights: 
Sept 4: 
Amanda Tero @ With a Joyful Noise
Becky Dempsey @ Blossoms and Blessings 
Alicia G. Ruggieri @ A Brighter Destiny
Reviews for If Only It Were Yesterday:
Sept. 5:
Laura Wilson @ Blue Eye Books
Sept. 6:
Alicia G. Ruggieri @ A Brighter Destiny
Sept. 10: 
Karen Hadley @ Karen Sue Hadley
Sept. 11:
Becky Dempsey @ Blossoms and Blessings
Sept. 12: 
Virginia Winfield @ Bigreadersite
Sept. 13:
Heather G. @ Blue Jeans and Teacups
Sept. 17:
Raechel Lenore @ God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae

Saturday, September 1, 2018


How is everyone?
Aren't you glad Fall is getting closer? I am.
I love the cooler weather, soft blankets, hot chocolate and of course, a good book.
Thankfully, I can read during any season and a good place to start is "FOOL'S NOTION".

         A fun and delightful story. Within its pages, this author's talent for writing flows throughout each page. It is funny, suspense filled, encouraging and just an all around great read. The main characters of Alda, Cord and a few others are the kind you connect with in a flash. Each has their own secrets and past yet they strive to put it behind them and focus on the day ahead. It is a quick and easy read and one you will want to take time for and enjoy on any kind of day.


Rating: 5*
I received this book as a gift and all opinions are my own.

About Lisa J. Flickinger

Wife of one, mother of three, and grandmother of nine. I live and write in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. My journey to publication began in the stacks of our local library where I devoured fiction as a young girl and created small books out of construction paper.

When I'm not writing or reading, you will find me combing through antique shops, walking in the woods with my faithful Labrador Zeke, or sipping a Creme Brulee latte with friends. 

Monday, August 20, 2018

         I enjoy suspenseful mysteries and Dani Pettrey delivers on both! Her books will keep you turning the pages. Her new release                   "Dead Drift" is a part of "The Chesapeake Valor" series but can be read as a stand alone. But, if you haven't read any of her books you will want to start with the first.
      The characters are ones you'll love as they all are friends and colleagues that together solve who is behind the attacks on Luke and Kate's lives. An attack on the United States keep all of them busy while searching for a serial killer that has left a trail of bodies behind him. Kate has lots of questions for Luke concerning where he's been the last several years as she tries to keep a wall around her heart for fear of losing it again to the only man she's loved.
     Dani Pettrey's talent of writing intriguing characters, suspense that keeps your eyes open and mysteries you find yourself trying to solve even if for some reason you find yourself taking a break from reading. (If you find yourself putting down this book for a break, check your temperature. You must be coming down ill.)

Karen Hadley
Rating: 5*
I received this book as a gift and all opinions are my own. 

About Dani Pettrey
Praised by New York Times best-selling author Dee Henderson as "a name to look for in romantic suspense," Dani Pettrey has sold more than 400,000 copies of her novels to readers eagerly awaiting the next release. Dani combines the page-turning adrenaline of a thriller with the chemistry and happy-ever-after of a romance. Her novels stand out for their "wicked pace, snappy dialogue, and likable characters" (Publishers Weekly), "gripping storyline[s]," (RT Book Reviews), and "sizzling undercurrent of romance" (USA Today).

Her Alaskan Courage series and Chesapeake Valor series have received praise from readers and critics alike and spent multiple months topping the CBA bestseller lists. Dani has also been honored with multiple awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award, two HOLT Medallions, a Christy Award finalist, two National Readers' Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing's Best Award.

From her early years eagerly reading Nancy Drew mysteries, to paging through Agatha Christie novels or watching on-the-edge-of-her-seat adventure movies, Dani has always enjoyed mystery and suspense. She considers herself blessed to be able to write the kind of stories she loves--full of plot twists and peril, love, and longing for hope and redemption. Her greatest joy as an author is sharing the stories God lays on her heart. She researches murder and mayhem from her home in Maryland, where she lives with her husband. Their two daughters, a son-in-law, and two adorable grandsons also reside in Maryland. For more information about her novels, visit

Sunday, August 19, 2018

August 19, 2018

Good Morning!
             Happy Sunday!!
                         How is your August going?

I've been studying in the book of "Nehemiah" and it is such a great book. It is full of so many lessons we can put to use in our lives. One point I love is that in chapter one, after Nehemiah finds out about
his people in Judah, he is consistent in fasting and praying for his people. And he stays committed to prayer, but in the process he waits on God's leading for a solution. You'll read how Nehemiah sends up "quick prayers" in times when he needs direction quickly.

I love this - his quick prayers were successful because he fasted and prayed. He made prayer a priority and not a last resort. He made prayer a priority even when the answer didn't come quick. He exhibited faith and trust in waiting for the Lord. He didn't jump in and try to fix it himself quickly. He was patient and he waited on the Lord's timing and way!!!

Remember that!
    God answers in His perfect timing, His perfect way, and His perfect will!!
    Wait patiently!
    While waiting, continue to do what you do staying aware of how God is working in and around                  you. Be observant!

Have a relaxing day!!

Karen Hadley