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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

"Shadow Among Sheaves" by Naomi Stephens Blog Tour (Review) and GIVEAWAY!

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Shadow amonght SheavesAbout the Book


Book: Shadow Among Sheaves
Author: Naomi Stephens
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Release Date: April, 2019

A Timeless, Beautiful Allegory of the Biblical Love Story of Ruth and Boaz

The Great Rebellion of 1857 was a remarkably bloody business. At a time when Britain’s imperial influence in India was sparking brutal clashes on both sides, no one could have expected Rena, an Indian woman, to marry a British officer—nor do they understand her decision to follow her mother-in-law to England after her husband’s tragic death.

Once the two widows are in Abbotsville, the stern yet compassionate Lord Barric attempts to help them despite his better judgment. Soon he is torn between the demands of reputation and his increasing desire to capture Rena’s heart for his own.


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My Review

I love the story of Ruth from the Bible.  I like to read retellings of it as well.  When I read the synopsis for this book I saw that it contained Victorian elements and the Ruth character is from India (two things which I’m very interested in).  "Shadow Among Sheaves" by Naomi Stephens is a book I ended up having mixed feelings on.

Naomi Stephens is a great writer and I love her descriptions.  The pace moves fairly quickly, only lagging in a few parts.  I love the concept of this story.  Ms. Stephens deals especially well with describing the Indian culture and how that would clash with Victorian England.  It’s crazy how much prejudice the people in England had against the Indians (even if a person was from the highest class in India).  Both cultures are well researched.

But, there are two things that give this book a lower rating for me.  I mistakenly thought it would also be a Naomi and Ruth story as well as a Ruth and Boaz.  I really wanted to know more about Nell’s (the Naomi character) life and thoughts.  I desired to see more of the beautiful relationship Naomi and Ruth share in the Biblical account. 
 
Secondly, I just did not like the Boaz character in this story (Lord Barric).  He says and does some really mean and hurtful things towards Rena (Ruth).  I understand why he did them, but he just doesn’t seem like a hero character to me. 

All in all, it was fun to see how this retelling would play out.  I enjoyed the plot, setting and descriptions, but I just didn’t love the book overall.  I would still recommend that you try it out for yourself!

Content: I give this book a PG-13 rating.  Some examples of the content are: the main characters live in a brothel for a while (but do not become prostitutes);  there are some violent descriptions of the Indian Mutiny; mention of prostitution and concubines; talk of lovers; a man swears, but the word isn’t actually written; a man hits a woman; a married couple is naked in bed together; the word “dammit” is used.

Rating: I give this book 3 stars.

Genre: Christian fiction; Historical; Romance; Victorian

I want to thank Barbour Publishing, Shiloh Run Press, Naomi Stephens, NetGalley and Celebrate Lit for the complimentary copy of this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I express in this review are my own. This is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR 16, Part 255.



Naomi StephensAbout the Author


Naomi Stephens is a bookworm turned teacher turned writer. She received a M.A. in English from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and now lives in Ohio with her husband, her two children, and a rascal of a dog named Sherlock.

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A Timeless, Beautiful Allegory of the Biblical Love Story of Ruth and Boaz

The Great Rebellion of 1857 was a remarkably bloody business. At a time when Britain’s imperial influence in India was sparking brutal clashes on both sides, no one could have expected Rena, an Indian woman, to marry a British officer—nor do they understand her decision to follow her mother-in-law to England after her husband’s tragic death.

Once the two widows are in Abbotsville, the stern yet compassionate Lord Barric attempts to help them despite his better judgment. Soon he is torn between the demands of reputation and his increasing desire to capture Rena’s heart for his own. Which will he choose? Find out in Shadow Among Sheaves by Naomi Stephens.

Read an Exclusive Excerpt from Shadow Among Sheaves:

She smiled, stepping closer and placing her hand on the horse’s wet snout. Samson was a pretty beast with wide, ponderous eyes and a few splotches of gray around his nose. The soft puff of air Samson snorted into her palm brought a delighted smile to her lips, and she gasped as he bowed his neck to nuzzle his nose against her stomach. She felt her smile leap into a grin. It was a delightful change, to feel joy so deep it finally showed.

Barric circled around Samson to stand beside her, his hands never leaving the reins. “He’s fond of you,” he remarked as Samson dropped his snout against her hip.

“Unsurprising, I suppose. Though he could also be searching you for a carrot.”

Surprised to hear Lord Barric speak so teasingly, and pleased by the gentle light she found in his otherwise tired eyes, Rena laughed her faint agreement. “That will teach me to come empty-handed, won’t it?”

Their smiles both dropped as a young, lanky stable hand came rushing out to take Samson, and Barric relinquished his hold on the reins, nodding his silent thanks.

As soon as the stable boy had disappeared with Samson, Bar¬ric glanced back at Rena. “Are you going home?” he asked, nodding toward the dusty road looping down the hill to William’s house.
She stepped back, realizing she had dawdled longer than she’d first intended. “Yes,” she answered. “I often come this way to avoid the other workers.”

“Might I walk with you?” He turned to hang his whip on a peg. “Just a short stretch of the road?”

Stunned by his request, and a bit suspicious of his motive, she nonetheless nodded. “Yes, of course.”

Barric drew up beside her, his even strides betraying no unease, though he was silent for some time as they made their way down the golden-colored hill.

“You have seemed tired these past few days,” he observed. Rena did not bother to deny it. She’d been working hard to keep up with the others, as Barric had told her she must, and felt wearier for it. She had tried to split her days in half, the mornings spent binding sheaves with the women and the afternoons spent picking for her own stores, but the work was backbreaking, and, as he had already pointed out once before, she was not used to hard labor. “I realize I haven’t really asked you how you are settling in,” he went on.

“Perhaps you’ve been too busy provoking me,” she answered before she could stop herself.

Barric’s eyebrow inched up as he slanted an approving smirk down at her. “Perhaps.”

Rena cursed her honest tongue. She must have been more tired than she thought, to speak so freely to a man of title. “I have been well,” she tried again, a bit more diplomatically. “The house suits us, if that is what you are asking.”

“The people here do not speak to you unkindly?”

“The people do not speak to me at all.” She had meant to sound casual, unaffected, but heard the hurt in her own voice she hadn’t been able to weed out. As Barric’s expression tightened, she hastened to amend, “Except for you, my lord. Of course. And the Wilmots.”

“They are good people,” he agreed quietly. “And will you be coming with them to the festival this evening?”

She hesitated. According to Alice, harvest home was a yearly tra¬dition, a night of raucous drinking and dancing to celebrate the close of the harvest. All of Abbotsville would be there—landowners, stew-ards, even tenant farmers and common laborers. But Rena was none of those things, and she and Barric both knew it.

“Come,” Barric teased, “do not tell me you are afraid to go. I would never have thought it of you.”

“I am not afraid,” she insisted. “I just had not thought about it.”

At her defensive tone, he smiled—a true smile—one that pinched the corners of his eyes and pressed grooves along the outer edges of his mouth. “You ought to come,” he decided. “Everyone in Abbotsville is welcome, and many are the men who would feel lucky to dance with you.”

But, of course, Lord Barric knew this was not true. The men in his fields regarded her mostly with contempt and made no secret of it— they would not count themselves at all lucky to dance with her. Was Lord Barric trying to offer her words of comfort? Or was he trying to convey a message?

Did he want to dance with her?

This was hardly a safe question, and so she asked another. “Do you dance, Lord Barric?”

When he met her gaze, so direct, she was all the more glad she had not stammered in her reply. The man walked a dangerous line whenever he deigned to speak to her. Far too close, she’d think, and then stern enough to cool her blood with a word.

He surprised her with another smile, this one a faint twist at the corner of his lips. “Perhaps you would have to come to find out.”

Blog Stops

 
Mary Hake, April 30
Worthy2Read, April 30
Hallie Reads, May 8
 

Giveaway

 
 
 
To celebrate her tour, Naomi is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card and a finished paperback copy of Shadow Among Sheaves!!
 
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/deb9/shadow-among-sheaves-celebration-tour-giveaway

Monday, April 29, 2019

Blood, Bullets, Royals and Intrigue!--"Romanov" by Nadine Brandes--Review



My Review:


This isn’t your typical Disney princess story–it’s even better!  “Romanov” by Nadine Brandes breathes life and magic into a tragic period of history (the period of the Romanov’s captivity).  Just like the matryoshka doll in the story, this tale has many layers.  It’s beautiful, heart breaking, magical and inspiring.

This beautiful tale of the time the Romanovs spent in captivity is based on historical facts, but Ms. Brandes infuses it with her own flair; and of course, some magic!  It is full of Russian culture, which I loved learning about.  There are so many inspiring themes such as friendship, family, forgiveness and purpose.  

The Romanov family has such a strong bond with one another and they seek to be kind and show forgiveness to their captors (which is based on fact).  The story is not all flowers and bunny rabbits.  It’s a very hard time for Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov and her family.  What I love is that these characters laugh, play jokes, pray together (and maybe even experience romance).  Anastasia is a good picture of someone who has lost almost everything, yet has strength and fortitude.

Right up to the pulse pounding, heartbreaking climax, Romanov will grip readers and have them thinking of it long after the last page is reluctantly closed.  The world needs more young adult fiction dealing with such important themes and that leave the reader with hope and strength for their own battles!

Content: I give this book a PG-13 rating.  Some examples of the content are: mention of cigarettes and smoking; references to a woman’s bosom; a man is drunk; mentions of alcohol; some gruesome scenes; a man contemplates suicide.

Rating: I give this book 5 stars!

Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult; Historical Fiction; Christian; Romance; Retelling

I want to thank NetGalley, Nadine Brandes and Thomas Nelson for the complimentary copy of this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I express in this review are my own. This is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR 16, Part 255.




About the Author:

  • I wrote the Out of Time Series. I think it’s kind of cool.
  • I’m an adventurer.
  • I’m a Harry Potter super-nerd who has been known to eat an entire package of Oreos (family-size) by herself.
  • I watch Fiddler on the Roof at least once a year. (Wait…you don’t?)
  • Oh yeah, I’M AN AUTHOR! (Der…) I write about other worlds soaked in imagination.
  • I love the word bumbershoot.
  • I learned to write using a fountain pen. They are the magic behind avoiding hand cramps. For reals.
  • I hate peanut butter, but I like brussel sprouts. (Sorry if you just gasped and gagged at the same time.)
  • I’ve driven a dogsled, eaten a raw potato, walked a tightwire, and waded through a cattail marsh all for the sake of book research.
  • I’ve been journaling since I was 7-years-old.

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    Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    A Retelling of the story of Ruth and Boaz from the Bible--"Shadow Among Sheaves" by Naomi Stephens--Review



    My Review:

    I love the story of Ruth from the Bible.  I like to read retellings of it as well.  When I read the synopsis for this book I saw that it contained Victorian elements and the Ruth character is from India (two things which I’m very interested in).  "Shadow Among Sheaves" by Naomi Stephens is a book I ended up having mixed feelings on.

    Naomi Stephens is a great writer and I love her descriptions.  The pace moves fairly quickly, only lagging in a few parts.  I love the concept of this story.  Ms. Stephens deals especially well with describing the Indian culture and how that would clash with Victorian England.  It’s crazy how much prejudice the people in England had against the Indians (even if a person was from the highest class in India).  Both cultures are well researched.

    But, there are two things that give this book a lower rating for me.  I mistakenly thought it would also be a Naomi and Ruth story as well as a Ruth and Boaz.  I really wanted to know more about Nell’s (the Naomi character) life and thoughts.  I desired to see more of the beautiful relationship Naomi and Ruth share in the Biblical account.   

    Secondly, I just did not like the Boaz character in this story (Lord Barric).  He says and does some really mean and hurtful things towards Rena (Ruth).  I understand why he did them, but he just doesn’t seem like a hero character to me. 

    All in all, it was fun to see how this retelling would play out.  I enjoyed the plot, setting and descriptions, but I just didn’t love the book overall.  I would still recommend that you try it out for yourself!

    Content: I give this book a PG-13 rating.  Some examples of the content are: the main characters live in a brothel for a while (but do not become prostitutes);  there are some violent descriptions of the Indian Mutiny; mention of prostitution and concubines; talk of lovers; a man swears, but the word isn’t actually written; a man hits a woman; a married couple is naked in bed together; the word “dammit” is used.

    Rating: I give this book 3 stars.

    Genre: Christian fiction; Historical; Romance; Victorian

    I want to thank Barbour Publishing, Shiloh Run Press, Naomi Stephens, NetGalley and Celebrate Lit for the complimentary copy of this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I express in this review are my own. This is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR 16, Part 255.




    About the Author:


    Naomi Stephens is a bookworm turned teacher turned writer. She received a B.A. in English from Concordia University in Ann Arbor and an M.A. in English from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. 
    In bookstores, Naomi gravitates towards 19th-century British novels—the broodier the better (i.e., Jane Eyre)—but she can also be found perusing the young adult, mystery, and fantasy sections. Anything that keeps her turning pages past midnight.
    Though she has called many places home over the years, she currently lives in Ohio with her husband, her two children, and a rascal of a dog named Sherlock. When not writing or having adventures with her family, she can be found drinking tea, practicing photography, and pining for London.
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    Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    An Homage to Strong Women of Faith--"Castle on the Rise" by Kristy Cambron--Review

     

    Castle on the Rise

    By Kristy Cambron
    Published by Thomas Nelson 


    “Castle on the Rise” by Kristy Cambron is the second book in the “Lost Castle” series.  It ties in with the first book in the series, ”The Lost Castle,” but can easily be read as a standalone.  “Castle on the Rise” takes place mostly in Ireland and involves three separate stories in three different time periods, all centering around one castle.  The time periods are the revolutionary late 1700s, the 1916 Easter Rising and present day.  Ms. Cambron weaves stories of faith, love, family and women rising amidst hard times into a cohesive tale.

    My o my!  I barely even took notes for this review because I was so caught up in Ms. Cambron’s beautiful and at times heart-breaking story!  She sweeps readers to the streets of Dublin, to the cozy pubs and the windswept shores of a castle’s ruins and an estate in the Wicklow Mountains!  She is the queen of setting and now I want to visit Ireland.  She also did her research well and I learned a lot about Ireland’s history and its fight for freedom.  It’s so amazing how she can connect such different periods in time so well.  I admit I was a little confused with the events surrounding the Easter Rising in 1916, just because I really knew nothing about it, but it didn’t detract from my overall enjoyment of the story. 

    Ms. Cambron’s stories are so moving and poignant.  Each story features families that are broken in some way; by war, prejudice or the past.  These families must move from hatred to acceptance and forgiveness.  I love especially how the women from each story must pull from a strength they didn’t know they had and rise up amidst very difficult and seemingly impossible situations to establish peace.  They can only do this through faith.  I must warn you to keep a tissue box handy.  This is a story that will resonate with you long after you read it and might even help you in your own story.

    Content: I give this book a PG-13 rating.  Some examples of the content are: a woman is pregnant without being married and has been raped; a man is drunk; mentions of alcohol and pubs.

    Rating: I give this book 5 stars.

    Genre: Christian fiction; Historical; Romance

    I want to thank Kristy Cambron, Thomas Nelson and BookLook Bloggers for the complimentary copy of this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I express in this review are my own. This is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR 16, Part 255.

    About the Author:

    KRISTY CAMBRON is an award-winning author of historical fiction, including her bestselling debut The Butterfly and the Violin, and an author of Bible studies, including the Verse Mapping series. She's a Women's Ministry Leader at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, and a passionate storyteller who travels to speak at events across the country, encouraging women to experience a deeper life in the Word through verse mapping. Her work has been named to Publishers Weekly Religion & Spirituality TOP 10, Library Journal Reviews' Best BooksRT Reviewers' Choice Awards, and received 2015 & 2017 INSPY Award nominations. Kristy holds a degree in Art History/Research Writing, and has 15 years of experience in education and leadership development for a Fortune-100 Corporation, working with such companies as the Disney Institute, IBM/Kenexa, and Gallup. She lives in Indiana with her husband and three sons, and can probably be bribed with a coconut mocha latte and a good read.

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    Saturday, March 30, 2019

    Review of Cashmere Writing Gloves--Check out Literary Book Gifts for all your Bookish Needs!

     
     
     
    I’m so excited to share about this new bookish company I recently discovered!  They are called Literary Book Gifts (https://literarybookgifts.com/).  They reached out to me to do a review of their cashmere writing gloves and of course I said yes! 
    The cashmere writing gloves are so nice and well made!  They are perfect for writers or bloggers because they are fingerless.  I love them because I blog and type a lot on my keyboard.  In the winter my hands get cold, so now I can still type and my hands can be super warm and comfortable.  I love that you can choose from a variety of colors (of course I chose pink!).  They are very soft.  You can also use them to stay warm or as an accessory and still use your phone or touch screen.  I love how cute, warm, soft and stylish they are!  I would definitely recommend them to any writer, blogger or fashionista!

    Literary Book Gifts has a lot of fun bookish goodies to choose from.  I went ahead and bought myself the Woman’s Emily Dickinson shirt in purple and the Little Women tote in blush (the smallest size).  I love them!  They shipped quickly.  I love that my tote is the perfect size for books and can also be a purse.  It’s great for trips to the library.  The shirt is so cute with a sparrow and words from Dickinson’s poem “Hope is the thing with feathers.”  Be sure to check out their sizing chart before you order and read the details of the product.  My shirt runs small so I ordered a size up.  These products are super cute and bookish, but also very stylish at the same time.  On their website, you can choose from Men’s shirts, Women’s shirts, tote bags and writing gloves.  There are so many books you can choose from to feature on the shirts and totes with a lot of color choices as well!  I think you should definitely check out this wonderful company!  https://literarybookgifts.com/

    I want to thank Literary Book Gifts for the complimentary pair of writing gloves for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I express in this review are my own. #partner #sponsored
    

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    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    A Charming Regency--"A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh" by Carolyn Miller--Review

     
     
     
     My Review:
     
    “A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh” by Caroline Miller sweeps you away to the windswept shores of Devonshire!  Throw in some romance and danger, and you have a wonderful read!  This is the first book in a new series, entitled “Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley,” although some characters from her other books make cameos.

    What I especially love about this book are the characters!  They are very well fleshed out—even the side characters.  The main characters, Caroline and Gideon, remind me of Elizabeth and Darcy from “Pride and Prejudice” in some parts, with their roles reversed.  Caroline reminds me of Darcy with her pride and high social standing, while Gideon reminds me more of Elizabeth with a lower social standing and his quips and banter.  It’s great that Gideon wants to make sure Caroline is a believer in Christ before letting himself fall fully in love with her.

    I really appreciate the relationship Gideon has with his sister Emma.  She ended up being my favorite character.  I am very happy that the author decided to include a character that had something akin to an autoimmune disease.  Chronic illness is very well represented in Emma’s sweet character and I think it’s something we need to see more of in Christian fiction.  Emma is able to have peace, despite what is going on with her body, because of her faith.  But she does experience fear and worry as well.  The story has a slower pace at times, but I didn’t mind because the amazing characters make up for it.

    If you appreciate well-researched Regency with great characters and lots of romance, this book is definitely for you!

    Content:  I give this book a PG-13, mostly because it deals with the topic of spousal abuse.  Some examples of the content are:  Mention of a man being drunk; a woman has been beaten and threatened by her husband; a man hits women; the word “devil” is used; a man calls a woman a derogatory name, but it is not written; the book deals with the issue of spousal abuse.
     
    Rating: I give this book 4 stars!
     
    Genre:  Christian fiction; Romance; Regency; Historical fiction
     
    I want to thank Carolyn Miller and Kregal Publications for the complimentary copy of this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I express in this review are my own. This is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR 16, Part 255.
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    About the Author:
     
    I'm an Inspirational Regency romance author who lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia with my husband and four children. I love reading (especially Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer), music, films, gardens, art, travel and food. I really enjoy creating worlds where flawed people can grow in faith, hope and love. I am represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube agency.
     
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    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    Hope for the Lonely Women--"Girls' Club: Cultivating Lasting Friendship in a Lonely World" by Sarah, Sally & Joy Clarkson--Review

     
    My Review:
     
    Do you struggle with loneliness?  Do you need more female friendships in your life?  Do you want to strengthen the friendships you already have?  If you answered any of the above questions with a “yes,” then “Girls’ Club: Cultivating Lasting Friendship in a Lonely World” by Sarah, Sally & Joy Clarkson, is for you.  Even if you didn’t answer “yes,” this is a great resource and you should check it out!

    “Girls’ Club: Cultivating Lasting Friendship in a Lonely World” by Sarah, Sally & Joy Clarkson is written by a mother and her two daughters.  I like how different sections of the book are told from a different person’s point of view.  I also love the relatable stories from their lives on friendship that they share throughout. 

    The authors address the issue of loneliness in today’s world.  Ultimately, Christ heals us of our fundamental loneliness and answers the question, “Am I loveable?”  The Clarksons gave so many practical tips on how to be a good friend, how to make friends and how to strengthen friendships.  I found myself putting the book down multiple times to text or call my friends and apply what I had read.  This book is such a wonderful resource that I highly recommend!

    Content:  This is a clean read.

    Rating: I give this book 4 stars.

    Genre: Christian non-fiction.

    I want to thank Tyndale House Publishers and Sarah, Sally & Joy Clarkson for the complimentary copy of this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I express in this review are my own. This is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR 16, Part 255.

    About the Authors:

    Sally Clarkson is the beloved author of multiple bestselling books, including Own Your Life, The Lifegiving Home with her daughter Sarah, Desperate with Sarah Mae, and most recently, Different with her son Nathan. As a mother of four, she has inspired thousands of women through conferences, resources, and books with Whole Heart Ministries (www.wholeheart.org). She has also advocated relentlessly for the power of motherhood and the influence of home through her Mom Heart conferences (www.momheart.org), speaking to audiences on several continents.
    Discipleship and mentoring women to understand how to love God in a more personal way and how to live a satisfying Christian life are threads through all of her messages. Sally encourages many through her blogs, podcasts, and websites. You can find her on her blog at www.sallyclarkson.com. Her popular podcast, At Home with Sally Clarkson and Friends, with over a million downloads, can be found on iTunes and Stitcher. She regularly teaches at conferences and on webcasts, and she participates in international discipleship ministry in venues all over the world.

    Joy Clarkson is a lover of God and people, a crafter of words, and a dedicated evangelist for the soul-enriching benefits of teatime. She studied rhetorical communications at Biola University, where she competed on the speech and debate team as a champion of parliamentary debate. She is currently working on her doctorate in theology, imagination, and the arts at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where she enjoys long walks on the shore of the North Sea and visits to tiny fishing villages. She fills her days with academic research, music making, adventuring, and savoring deep conversations with her soul friends. In her spare time, Joy bakes, sings, reads, writes, dabbles in marketing, adores golden retrievers, and drinks too much tea.  https://joyclarkson.com/

    Sarah Clarkson loves books, beauty, and imagination, and thinks everyone else should too. She's a published author (The Lifegiving Home, Read for the Heart, Caught Up in a Story) and recent graduate of Oxford University, where she studied theology at Wycliffe Hall. She blogs at sarahclarkson.com and is a regular guest on the podcast At Home with Sally, where she chats about her current reads and imaginative discoveries. She lives in Oxford, England, in a red-doored cottage she shares with her husband, Thomas and their daughter, Lilian.

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