Thursday, March 17, 2022

A Stolen Heart by Clarissa Kae ~ Blog Tour ~ Excerpt & Giveaway!

Hello, friends! I'm thrilled to be part of A Stolen Heart Blog Tour! This book sounds fantastic to me. I mean, a Victorian twist on Robin Hood, what's not to love?!

Be sure to check out the fabulous giveaway! You can find details at the bottom of this post. 

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A Stolen Heart (Victorian Retellings #3) 
By Clarissa Kae 

Historical Romance, Fairy Tale 
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 
264 Pages 
January 29, 2022 
by Carpe Vitam Press 

A Victorian twist on Robin Hood. 

The Earl of Rochelle, Nikolas Whitworth, is handsome, charming. And a traitor. 

He can outwit and outcon any Englishman—and any Englishwoman. When his debts are called in a savior appears, the criminal mastermind known only as the Tailor. 

Nikolas is bought and sold, his future no longer his. But when a beguiling thief picks his pocket, Rosalyn Devereaux steals more than his coin. Orphaned as a child, Rosalyn trusts no one. She picks the pockets of lords and ladies alike, donating her spoils to the poor. The Tailor notices her skills and demands Rosalyn enlist in his cause. 

With every moment beside Rosalyn, Nikolas changes from a life of lies to a man with a conviction. She occupies his every thought but can Nikolas outcon the Tailor and secure Rosalyn’s heart before the Tailor steals his love?

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Rosalyn bumped into the elder nobleman. She mumbled an apology before nicking his billfold. She crossed the street and hid behind the corner. Several boys snuck their way to her, grinning widely. Rosalyn tossed them their due and made her way east, towards home. She went through St. James square, her fingers lifting wallets and coins as Rosalyn made her way through the busy streets. 

“I’m sorry.” A familiar voice echoed. 

In the front garden of a townhome, Nikolas—the Earl of Rochelle—stood with his hand outstretched to a beautiful woman, her curls disheveled and her skin like a fine china doll. The woman shook her head and climbed into the townhome. He wiped his haggard face with a hand, his other arm wrapped against him. Rosalyn froze, her heart in her throat. She ducked behind the garden fence. 

Excerpted from A Stolen Heart by Clarissa Kae, Copyright © 2022 by Clarissa Kae. Published by Carpe Vitam Press.

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About the Author

Clarissa Kae is a preeminent voice whose professional career began as a freelance editor in 2007. She's the former president of her local California Writers Club after spending several years as the Critique Director.

Since her first novel, she's explored different writing genres and created a loyal group of fans who eagerly await her upcoming release. With numerous awards to her name, Clarissa continues to honor the role of storyteller.

Aside from the writing community, she and her daughters founded Kind Girls Make Strong Women to help undervalued nonprofit organizations—from reuniting children with families to giving Junior Olympic athletes their shot at success.

She lives in the agricultural belly of California with her family and farm of horses, chickens, dogs and kittens aplenty.

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Monday, March 14, 2022

Daughter by Kate McLaughlin ~ My Review

Hello, my friends! I'm posting my review of Daughter by Kate McLaughlin. I was lucky enough to get an e-ARC of the book for my honest review. 

A Novel
by Kate McLaughlin

Publication Date: March 8th, 2022
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, Wednesday Books
Pages: 336
Received: From the publisher via Netgalley.
Rating: 4 stars

Book Description 

Scarlet’s life is pretty average. Overly protective mom. Great friends. Cute boy she’s interested in. And a father she’s never known – until she does. 

When the FBI show up at Scarlet’s door, she is shocked to learn her father is infamous serial killer Jeffrey Robert Lake. And now, he’s dying and will only give the names and locations of his remaining victims to the one person, the daughter he hasn’t seen since she was a baby. 

Scarlet’s mother has tried to protect her from Lake’s horrifying legacy, but there’s no way they can escape the media firestorm that erupts when they come out of hiding. Or the people who blame Scarlet for her father’s choices. When trying to do the right thing puts her life in danger, Scarlet is faced with a choice – go back into hiding or make the world see her as more than a monster’s daughter. 

Kate McLaughlin’s Daughter is a novel about trying right deadly choices that were never yours to begin with.
My Review

In Daughter: A Novel, Scarlet Murphy, aka Brittany Lake, finds out she’s the daughter of the infamous serial killer Jeff Lake.

Fifteen years earlier, Scarlet’s mom divorced Lake, changed her name, and disappeared with her two-year-old daughter. Now Jeff Lake is dying in a prison hospital, and he says he is willing to give up the names and locations of his other victims, but only to his daughter.

That would be so crazy to find out that you are the daughter of a serial killer - and not in a good way!

When I first heard about Daughter, I was intrigued and knew I had to read it! It was excellent and kept me engaged. Although, it did go in a different direction than I thought it would. The romance in the story surprised me (because something like this would turn your life upside down), but I was glad Scarlet had someone to talk to who liked her for who she was and not because of her father.

Scarlet was courageous for facing Jeff Lake. She really wanted to help the other families, and I like the creative ways she was going about that and trying to take the spotlight off Lake and onto the forgotten victims. 

It is a YA novel, so not overly graphic, but there is drinking, drug use, sex, and foul language.

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I am finding that I'm really getting into mysteries and thrillers! What about you?

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Her Country Gentleman: Timeless Georgian Collection, Bk 1 ~ Blog Tour ~ Excerpt

Hello, friends! I'm delighted to be part of the Her Country Gentleman Blog Tour

Her Country Gentleman is an anthology of three Georgian novellas. It is the first book in the Timeless Georgian Collection from Mirror Press. 

Today, I have an excerpt to share with you from Spring at Tribbley Hall by Sian Ann Bessey. I hope you enjoy it!


“I have no hesitation in giving five stars collectively to this book. Great writing. Outstanding characters and each story is very compelling and different.”Ken Reynolds, Goodreads

“This book is authored by three very talented authors, Sian Bessey, Sarah Eden, and Rebecca Connolly. I will admit upfront that these are three of my favorite authors so my expectations were high and they did not disappoint. This book is a truly wonderful read that I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.”Shauna Jones, Goodreads

“I enjoyed the premise of each book - high society lady going to the country. But each heroine found their own adventure as they learned to live a different type of life than they were used to. Each hero was engaging. And of course, I loved their HEAs”Caleen Picket, Goodreads

Her Country Gentleman
Timeless Georgian Collection (Book 1)
by Sian Ann Bessey, Sarah M. Eden, & Rebecca Connolly


Her Country Gentleman is the first book in the Timeless Georgian Collection, a new anthology series from Mirror Press. The book features three novellas from bestselling historical romance authors whose stories reveal that not all love is found in London. 

“Spring at Tribbley Hall,” by Sian Ann Bessey 

When Charlotte's grandmother invites her to accompany her to Norfolk, Charlotte jumps at the chance to visit the sea and escape the fuss surrounding her sister's wedding preparations in London. Lord William Cheston, on the other hand, is most unhappy when his mother informs him that her old friend and a granddaughter are coming to stay. Not only is it lambing season, but he's also dealing with the mysterious loss of several sheep. The last thing he needs is a child underfoot. When Charlotte and William first meet, he does not realize that the lovely young lady is the granddaughter in question, and she assumes that the man dressed in work clothes in the barn is a servant. Soon afterward, however, Charlotte stumbles upon a clue to William's sheep's disappearance, and when her life is placed in jeopardy, William is forced to choose between saving his unwanted houseguest and catching the thief.

“Love of My Heart,” by Sarah M. Eden 

Cordelia Wakefield has never lived anywhere but London and is not overly happy when her family is forced to retrench to a small estate near Teviotbrae, Scotland. An ill-fated game of battledore and shuttlecock brings her face-to-racquet with Sebastian, who runs the home farm at nearby Teviot Castle. What begins as a clash of personalities, expectations, and preferences, soon leads to a friendship neither had expected. As the magic of Teviotbrae weaves its spell, the possibility of something more than friendship begins to blossom. But what future is there for a lowly farmer and a London lady?

“Miss Smith Goes to Wiltshire,” by Rebecca Connolly 

Martha Smith wants to marry for love and will not be persuaded otherwise. She is highly sought after in Society for her beauty and status but refuses to consider any suitor whose only claim is that his prospects meet with her mother's approval. Her widowed mother has had enough of Martha's romantic sensibilities and is sending her to stay with unfortunate cousins in Wiltshire to show her that marrying for love is a risk that is too great. Benjamin Steele, Lord Hillier, is working on his new and dilapidated estate when he first catches sight of the striking Martha Smith. Becoming Lord Hillier has only brought him a house that needs significant repairs, tenant farms that had been abandoned, and only the money he'd already possessed. He wants meaning in his life, and he's more than willing to work for it. Though worlds apart in all else, on this point they can agree: a life of meaning would change everything. 


The Timeless Georgian Collection is a new series featuring novellas set in England during the Georgian era (1714 – 1830). It is part of A Timeless Romance Anthology series published by Mirror Press — a curated collection of novellas and short stories featuring bestselling authors from the contemporary and historical romance genres. The collection has hit the USA TODAY bestselling list and charted at #1 at Learn more about the series and other anthologies published by Mirror Press at their website.
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Spring at Tribbley Hall, by Sian Ann Bessey
London, 1784

Chapter 1

Grandmama made her stunning announcement at the breakfast table. Charlotte’s father had just finished the last sausage on his plate. Across from him, her mother and sister, Margery, were reviewing their long list of appointments for the day. Charlotte was nibbling on her toast, hoping she might have enough time before she finished it to conjure up a worthy excuse to stay at home rather than join them in yet another shopping expedition for Margery’s trousseau. 

“I am going to the country,” Grandmama said. “Norfolk, to be precise. If you would be so good as to make a carriage available, Edward, I should like to leave tomorrow.”
The elderly lady would not have garnered a more stunned reaction had she told her family that she was visiting the moon. 

Charlotte’s mother was the first to recover.

“To Norfolk?” She set her teacup in its saucer, the slight rattle of the china a fitting reflection of her obvious shock. “Tomorrow?” 

“That’s right. And if she is willing, I should very much like Charlotte to accompany me.”

Charlotte’s heart leapt. Had she heard correctly? Not only had Grandmama formulated her own plan of escape from the prenuptial madness that currently surrounded them, she had engineered one for Charlotte also. 

Her mother’s expression moved from stunned to aghast. “But we have Margery’s wedding in a month.” 

“I am aware,” Grandmama said dryly.

Charlotte bit her lip to hide her smile. The entire house had been turned on its end in preparation for Margery’s upcoming marriage to Viscount Rothsey. Indeed, for the last few weeks, breakfast had been the solitary hour of calm before the whirlwind of daily premarital activities resumed. 

“My good friend, Lady Cheston, has written to invite me to visit. Her home is located not more than five minutes from the coast. Given all the chimney smoke hanging over London these past few weeks, I believe the sea air will do me good.”

“I have no doubt you are right, Mother.” Charlotte’s father had taken one look at his wife’s face and had obviously determined that he had best enter the fray. “But there is the matter of Margery’s wedding.” 

Grandmama released a frustrated breath. “I have no intention of missing my own granddaughter’s wedding, but I hardly think my presence is needed here before then. Nor Charlotte’s either, come to that. Constance already has things well in hand, and I would hazard a guess that Margery will fare perfectly well without her old grandmother’s and younger sister’s advice. Is that not so, Margery?”

Margery blinked, clearly unprepared for the question. She turned to Charlotte. 

“Would you like to go, Lottie?” 

Charlotte hesitated. She loved her sister, but an opportunity to be by the sea did not present itself often. Their family’s small country manor was in landlocked Leicestershire, and unlike most of their friends and acquaintances who divided their time evenly between the country and the city, her family rarely spent time away from London. Her father’s business demanded that he be in Town more often than not, and since her mother preferred the hustle and bustle of London over the slower pace of village life, she opted to stay with him. 

“If Grandmama is sure that we will be back to see you marry your viscount, and you feel that you can manage without me until then,” she said, “I believe I would.” 

Grandmama’s gratified smile was instant, and Margery gave her an understanding nod. 

“I daresay choosing linens is not a terribly exciting endeavor when one will never see them again no matter which are chosen.”

Charlotte laughed. “You forget, Margery. I intend to visit you in your new home often, and I shall pay particular attention to the towels you have out.”

“As will everyone else,” their mother warned. “Such things say a great deal about the mistress of a house.”

“I believe that with your expert guidance, I shall not go awry, Mother,” Margery said. 

“Well, be that as it may,” their mother said with a sniff, “Charlotte would learn a great deal by coming with us. It will surely not be long before she is choosing her own linens.”

Charlotte was all too aware of their mother’s desire to marry her two daughters off in quick succession, but as she had sighed with relief when every eligible gentleman who had come to call on her this Season left the house, she sincerely hoped that matrimony was not in her immediate future.

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About the Authors

Sian Ann Bessey

Born in Cambridge, England, but grew up on the island of
Anglesey off the coast of North Wales, Sian left her homeland to attend university in the U.S. and earned a bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in English.

She began her writing career as a student, publishing several magazine articles while still in college. Since then, she has published historical romance and romantic suspense novels, along with a variety of children's books. She is a USA Today bestselling author, a Foreward Reviews Book of the Year finalist, and a Whitney Award finalist.

She loves to travel and experience other cultures, but when she's home, her favorite activities are spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.

Sarah M. Eden

Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today bestselling author of multiple historical romances, including AML's "2013 Novel of the Year" and Foreword Review’s 2013 “IndieFab Book of the Year” gold medal winner for Best Romance, Longing for Home, and the Whitney Award's "2014 Novel of the Year," Longing for Home: Hope Springs. 

Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances set against rich historical backdrops. She holds a bachelor’s degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library. Sarah lives with her husband, kids, and mischievous dog in the shadow of a snow-capped mountain she has never attempted to ski.

Rebecca Connolly

Rebecca Connolly is the author of more than two dozen novels. She calls herself a Midwest girl, having lived in Ohio and Indiana. She's always been a bookworm, and her grandma would send her books almost every month so she would never run out. Book Fairs were her carnival, and libraries are her happy place. 

She has been creating stories since childhood, and there are home videos to prove it! She received a master's degree from West Virginia University, spends every spare moment away from her day job absorbed in her writing, and is a hot cocoa addict.

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Congratulations to Sian Ann Bessey, Sarah M. Eden, and Rebecca Connolly on the release of your new book! It's a beautiful cover and I'm looking forward to reading the stories!

Many thanks to Laurel Ann Nattress of Austenprose PR for organizing and including me on the tour!

So friends, what are your thoughts? Which story has piqued your interest the most, or do they all sound fabulous to you?

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Grail: The Saving of Elizabeth Darcy by Don Jacobson ~ Blog Tour ~ Guest Post, Excerpt, & Giveaway!

Hello, my friends! I'm delighted to have Don Jacobson on the blog today with his thoughts on the power of love in The Bennet Wardrobe series and an excerpt from his final book in the series, The Grail: The Saving of Elizabeth Darcy

Don't forget the giveaway! Details are at the bottom of the page!


The Power of Love

     If the Wardrobe has taught me anything, it is that love is the driving—and unifying—force behind everything good that happens in this or any other universe.

     Yet, love’s coruscating glory was unseen that evening in October 2015 when I laid down the opening lines of Miss Bennet’s First Christmas. That novella became the second book (Origins being the first) in the opening volume of the series—The Keeper: Mary Bennet’s Extraordinary Journey. However, this is not a book report. Rather, you may consider it a forensic consideration of the power of love as it was revealed across the eight volumes of the Bennet Wardrobe series.

     The loves are articulated in the front of the final volume: The Grail: The Saving of Elizabeth Darcy.

C.S. Lewis, in his 1958 lectures on the BBC,
elucidated the four types of love found in the Bible:
Storge: empathy bond
Philia: friendship bond
Eros: erotic/romantic bond
Agape: unconditional love


The Bennet Wardrobe operates
in the service of these and other loves.

The Fifth Love being
exagoras agapis: redemptive love.
This is the love where we strive to become
better versions of ourselves.

Niebuhr identified the Sixth Love:
synchotikí agape, or forgiveness.
Such love makes all human life possible.


In the end, though, the first six Loves
are bound together by the greatest of
all…the Seventh Love:
thysiakí agape, or sacrificial love.

There is no greater love than this, for a man
to lay down his life for his friends. John 13:15

     From today’s vantage point, I can look back through seven years of examination of the varied destinies planned for and endured by the main characters laid down by Jane Austen. Instantly apparent is the presence of the search for love and Home—that place, according to Thomas Bennet, where your love can grow. From the first lines of Keeper, we see Mary Bennet reaching out for the foundation upon which all other loves must necessarily be built: self-love (the Zeroeth Love?). But, at this early stage of writing (I had not conceived a unified series but rather three stand-alone books on Mary, Kitty, and Lydia), I was unaware of the importance of love within the context of what I was writing.
     None of the love powers the universe thinking began coalescing until late in the third volume—The Exile: Kitty Bennet and the Belle Époque—when Kitty’s therapy with Freud began to open new vistas for the chronicler of her story. Even then, that place where the Bennet sisters went to commune with their Guides not really described. Rather, their state of concentration and focus was all that was seen by readers. What we observed was Henry Fitzwilliam, a Darcy-like character of the 1880s, break through his pride and prejudices to execute a Fifth Love (although not identified as such) turnaround.
     Volume Five saw multiple excursions into the realm of the guides, that otherworld where those who watch over all of us exist. You may call them angels or handmaidens. They are the ultimate expression of the Universe’s love. Kitty’s freezes us all with her embrace of the Seventh Love—again unidentified and unarticulated.

     Volume Six—The Avenger: Thomas Bennet and a Father’s Lament—marks the beginning of the complete unfolding of the Fifth and Sixth Loves. Mrs. Bennet, now a most sensible lady after the double weddings in 1811, educates her husband about their mutual need to become the best versions of themselves to play their part in the great design. From here on (and, if you are playing the word count game, about the last 60 percent of the series), the conversation of esoteric love serves as the dominant theme of each book.

     My own journey through the Wardrobe leaves me wiser. Where I had started my trek appreciating the way Austen and Austenesque writers incorporated Lewis’s Four Loves, I now saw three others…and perhaps a fourth. How rich life can be when those who inhabit it are powered not only by descriptive loves (Lewis’s Four) but also by those of the deepest action. I pray that you, too, will discover all the loves in your life. 

The Grail: The Saving of Elizabeth Darcy
by Don Jacobson


“You must throw away notions of what you want.
Only then will you be free to accept what you need.”
 —The Brown Guide to Fitzwilliam Darcy, 1840 

Long has the amazing Bennet Wardrobe involved itself in the affairs of Longbourn. Where before its actions have been cloaked in mystery, its purpose now becomes clear. The fey cabinet has molded the universes to strike a balance that can be achieved only by saving the greatest love story ever told. 

Follow the paths taken by Pemberley’s master and mistress after their children are grown. See Elizabeth Darcy struggle to rekindle the love glow that has dimmed after a quarter century. Grasp the unaccountable pain her departure levels upon the entire Derbyshire family. Watch Fitzwilliam Darcy learn that which he must in order to become the best version of himself: worthy of his Elizabeth. 

The Grail: The Saving of Elizabeth Darcy closes out the Bennet Wardrobe series. The disparate threads spun by the remarkable women born to a Hertfordshire couple of insignificant fortune are woven together. These lives have become the tapestry that records the destiny of Jane Austen’s lovers, immortal in any here/now or where/when.
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Advanced Praise

Here is what Lory Lilian, one of the leading authors of Austenesque fiction, has to say about the Wardrobe story arc.

As an author myself, I admit I would never be capable to craft such a complex, enchanting, and exciting story, not to mention an entire series! Congratulations to Don for a masterful work! I highly recommend The Bennet Wardrobe series to all readers, not only those who love Pride and Prejudice, but anyone who enjoys time travel, mystery, originality, and history.

About the Author

Don Jacobson has written professionally for forty years, from
news and features to advertising, television, and radio. His work has been nominated for Emmys and other awards. He has previously published five books, all nonfiction. In 2016, he published the first volume of The Bennet Wardrobe Series, The Keeper: Mary Bennet’s Extraordinary Journey. Since then, Meryton Press has re-edited and republished Keeper and the subsequent six volumes in the series. The Grail: The Saving of Elizabeth Darcy is the eighth and concluding volume. Other Meryton Press books by Jacobson include Lessers and Betters, In Plain Sight, and The Longbourn Quarantine. All his works are also available as audiobooks (Audible).

Jacobson holds an advanced degree in history with a specialty in American foreign relations. As a college instructor, he taught United States history, world history, the history of western civilization, and research writing. He is currently in his third career as an author and is a member of JASNA and the Regency Fiction Writers.

Besides thoroughly immersing himself in the Austenesque world, Jacobson also enjoys cooking, dining out, fine wine, and well-aged scotch whiskey.

His other passion is cycling. Most days will find him “putting in the miles.” He has ridden several “centuries” (hundred-mile days). He is especially proud of having completed the AIDS Ride–Midwest (five hundred miles from Minneapolis to Chicago) and the Make-a-Wish Miracle Ride (three hundred miles from Traverse City to Brooklyn, both in Michigan).
When not traveling, Jacobson lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife and co-author, Pam—a woman Miss Austen would have been hard-pressed to categorize.

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It’s giveaway time! For this blog tour,  Meryton Press is giving away 6 eBooks of The Grail: The Saving of Elizabeth Darcy

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A huge congratulations to Don Jacobson for the release of The Grail: The Saving of Elizabeth Darcy and the completion of The Bennet Wardrobe series!! Wow! Just wow!

Many thanks to Janet Taylor of More Agreeably Engaged for organizing and including me in the tour! 

So, friends, any thoughts? Are you looking forward to reading The Grail: The Saving of Elizabeth Darcy?

The Little Women Devotional by Rachel Dodge ~ Spotlight!

Happy first day of March! Also, happy release day for The Little Women Devotional by Rachel Dodge! Yay! 

I’m very excited to read this devotional! I try to make it a practice to read the word of God daily, and I love it when it’s combined with great literature!  


The Little Women Devotional
A Chapter-By-Chapter Companion to Louisa May Alcott’s Beloved Classic
by Rachel Dodge

Devotional Inspiration from the Lives of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy   

The Little Women Devotional offers lovely inspiration that explores the themes of faith, family, contentment, wisdom, and joy in the classic Louisa May Alcott novel, cherished by generations of readers. 

Each reading corresponds with a chapter from the book and invites you to embrace God’s guiding hand in your life as His cherished daughter. This beautiful chapter-by-chapter devotional includes original artwork throughout, and each reading includes examples from the novel, scripture, life application, and prayers perfect for groups, book clubs, or personal reflection.
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About the Author

Rachel Dodge is the bestselling author of The Anne of Green Gables Devotional: A Chapter-By-Chapter Companion for Kindred Spirits (Barbour 2020) and Praying with Jane: 31 Days Through the Prayers of Jane Austen (Bethany House 2018). Rachel teaches college English classes, gives talks at libraries, teas, and book clubs, and is a writer for the popular Jane Austen’s World blog and Jane Austen’s Regency World Magazine. She is passionate about encouraging and equipping families to grow closer to Jesus through prayer and the study of God’s Word. A true kindred spirit at heart, Rachel enjoys books, bonnets, and ball gowns. She makes her home in California with her husband and their two children.

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This is Dodge’s third devotional she’s written. The first, Praying with Jane: 31 Days through the Prayers of Jane Austen (link to my blog post). I loved reading through Jane’s prayers and how Rachel combined them with scripture and Austen’s novels! 

The second is The Anne of Green Gables Devotional: A Chapter-by-Chapter Companion for Kindred Spirits. I still need to grab a copy of this one, but I’m sure it’s good!


Praying with Jane ~ Amazon (paid link) • Goodreads
The Anne of Green Gables Devotional ~ Amazon (paid link) • Goodreads
The Little Women Devotional ~ Amazon (paid link) • Goodreads

Congratulations Rachel on your new book, The Little Women Devotional

Hopefully, I'll have a review posted by the end of the month! 

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