7 Favorite Book Covers of 2018 (So Far)

Sometimes a book cover is just perfect. It exactly suits the story, the characters, the author’s style, the genre. If it’s a really good cover, sometimes it even makes the book better! (Maybe that’s just me?) So in no particular order, here are my top 7 book covers of 2018 so far:



Review: Beneath the Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn

beneath_the_surfaceAll right, my readers. You know I’m sometimes hesitant to promote new-to-me authors here on Scribbles, but when I came across Lynn H. Blackburn’s Beneath the Surface, I was intrigued. Revell is the publisher (also under the Baker name with Bethany House), and I favor inspy romantic suspense, so I picked this one up at the library.

Beneath the Surface focuses on nurse Leigh Weston, who’s trying to move on after a stalker disrupted her life. She’s moved back to her hometown of Carrington, North Carolina, to find a new normal – but then a body is found in the lake behind her house, and Leigh becomes a target. Enter underwater homicide investigator Ryan Parker, Continue reading “Review: Beneath the Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn”

Up Next from Rachel Hauck

Hey y’all! I hope you’re enjoying the last days of summer before the school year starts and we head toward autumn. Personally, I can hardly wait for cooler weather!

My last post was a review of Rachel Hauck’s latest novel, The Love Letter, which is delightful, but I have to tell you: I got a sneak peek at her next book, The Memory House, and…

It looks SO. GOOD.

A traumatized cop with missing memories and a secret, an inheritance, a woman with a painful past reluctant to try again at love, and another split-time setting. This one does promise to be a little different from her previous novels – it starts out a little dark – but it’s Rachel Hauck, people. The hope has to be just around the corner. Or maybe a few more pages in. Right? : )

The Memory House doesn’t hit shelves until April, but if you’re a fan of Rachel Hauck, this is definitely one to add to your TBR shelf!

Note: I received an excerpt of this novel via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

Review: Rachel Hauck’s The Love Letter

36576120Can we start with that cover? I know, never judge a book by its cover, but it’s SO PRETTY. Anyway, let’s review, shall we?

The Love Letter is another split-time novel from Rachel Hauck, this time set in Revolutionary War South Carolina and contemporary Hollywood. In the 1700s, Hamilton Lightfoot and Esther Longfellow are sweethearts caught on opposite sides of the war. In modern-day Hollywood, writer Jesse Gates has just sold his first script. Actress Chloe Daschle is the daughter of Hollywood royalty, but her own career hasn’t taken off the way she hoped.

When Chloe is cast as the Continue reading “Review: Rachel Hauck’s The Love Letter”

What’s on My Shelf

If you’re looking for something to read on these hot summer days, here’s what I’m reading!

Just finished:

The Love Letter – Rachel Hauck

Beneath the Surface – Lynn H. Blackburn

Next up:

Called to Protect – Lynette Eason

Dead Drift – Dani Pettrey

Caught by Surprise – Jen Turano

An Unfinished Death – Dee Henderson

So what are YOU reading?



Hey fellow bookworms! I’ve been busily reading and working on a stack of reviews for you (coming soon, I promise!), but for now I’ve got a question:

Do you know of any great book review programs to share? Or authors who are officially asking for reviewers? Please only share legit sources and include links!


Review: The Orphan’s Wish by Melanie Dickerson

35229027Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who’ve been waiting for Kirstyn’s turn to fall in love, it’s finally here in The Orphan’s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it’s a whole new world for him to explore….

Kirstyn is the daughter of Duke Wilhelm and Lady Rose of Hagenheim, raised in the proverbial lap of luxury in 1400s Lower Saxony. But her closest companion is Palestinian orphan Aladdin, rescued as a child from a life of forced thievery. The two grow up together, their friendship surviving every trial, until Aladdin leaves to make his fortune. He believes he’ll never be worthy of Kirstyn’s affections without one, and so he moves to the city of Lüneberg, where he finds success as a merchant.

But Aladdin’s departure from Hagenheim leaves Continue reading “Review: The Orphan’s Wish by Melanie Dickerson”