Valerie and Elizabeth talk with Narelle Atkins about her recent release, Her Tycoon Hero.

 

Find out more about What Matters Most by Courtney Walsh here.

Jaycee Weaver joins Valerie, Narelle, and Elizabeth to talk about our favorite mom side characters in Christian romance.

Books discussed include:
The Urban Farm Fresh series by Valerie Comer
Joined at the Hip by Liwen Y Ho
The Matchmaking Moms of Oceanview Church by Laurie Larsen
Luella Linley License to Meddle series by Meredith Resce
Taking a Chance on Mr. Wrong by Liwen Y Ho
Lessons in Love by Autumn Macarthur
The Porter Family Series by Becky Wade
Saving Grace by Amy Anguish
The Bloom Sisters series by Tara Grace Ericson

Find Jaycee at www.JayceeWeaver.com

Learn more about What Matters Most here: https://bit.ly/3IyEAUl

Join Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth as they talk about spring themed CCR.

Books discussed include:
The Scent of Romance by Danica Favorite
Sown in Love by Valerie Comer
Blue Ridge Sunrise by Denise Hunter
One Perfect Spring by Irene Hannon
Love Meant to Be by Sally Bayless
Pinky Promise by Valerie Comer
Not Until Forever by Valerie M. Bodden
Spring Splash by Denise Weimar
A Handful of Hope by Elizabeth Maddrey

 

Join Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth as they talk about CCR with the stranded together trope!

Books discussed include:
Forgiven by the Hero by Tara Grace Ericson
Ruby Radiance by Valerie Comer
Stranded at the Sandbar by Jess Mastorakos
Sweet Brian Cottage by Denise Hunter
Christmas at Gate 18 by Amy Matayo
Capsized by Laurie Larsen
His Baby Bond by Lee Tobin McClain
I Still Do by Melanie D Snitker
Hope for Love by Elizabeth Maddrey

Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth discuss the books they've been reading lately.

Books mentioned include:
Falling for the Foe by Milla Holt
Accepting Elijah's Part by Naima Joseph
The Billionaire's Secret by Meghann Whistler
Hoping for Hawthorne by Tara Grace Ericson
To Bring You Back by Emily Conrad
Crashing into Jake by Sara Blackard
Discovering Rafe by Sara Blackard

We'd love to know what you've been reading - let us know in the comments!

 

Join Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth as they talk with Tara Grace Ericson about her recent(ish) release, the final Bloom Sisters book, Dancing with Dandelion!

Laurie Larsen joins Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth to talk about heroes and heroines who spent time in foster care as part of their childhoods.

 

Books discussed include:

  • Bridge to Fruition by Laurie Larsen
  • 12 Days of Snowmen by Sarah Monzon
  • Country Romance by Carolyne Aarsen
  • Topaz Heat by Hallee Bridgeman
  • Provenance by Carla Laureano
  • The Seven Brides, Seven Brothers series by Belle Calhoune
  • Safe in His Arms by Melanie Snitker
  • The Fostered with Love series by Kimberly Rae Jordan

Find Laurie at http://AuthorLaurieLarsen.com

Join Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth as they talk about CCR set in Ireland!

 

Books discussed include:

  • Spring's Promise by Marion Ueckermann
  • Ginger and Brad's House by Marion Ueckermann
  • An Irish Heart by Jackie Zack
  • Once Upon an Irish Summer by Lisa T. Bergren
  • Irish Encounter by Hope Toller Dougherty
  • Kinsale Kisses by Elizabeth Maddrey
  • There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones
  • Star Rising by Janet W Ferguson

Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth talk about the books they've been reading recently.

 

Books discussed include:

  • Topaz Treasure by Valerie Comer
  • Ruby Radiance by Valerie Comer
  • Molly by Sarah Monzon
  • Truth is a Whisper by Mandi Blake
  • Waiting for Right Now by K. Leah
  • Always By My Side by Kimberly Rae Jordan
  • Postcards by Elizabeth Maddrey
  • Love and the Little White Lie by Tammy L. Gray

Carolyn Miller joins Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth to talk about her new book, The Breakup Project. It's the first in her new, ice hockey themed romance series, The Original Six.

 

Find Carolyn at http://www.CarolynMillerAuthor.com

Join Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth as they talk about jilted and runaway bride books!

 

Books discussed include:

  • The Bride's Broken Bond by Lee Tobin McClain
  • Dreaming of Her Cowboy's Kiss by Jessie Gussman
  • A Baby for the Minister by Laurel Blount
  • Finding Love in Seaside, Oregon by Angela Ruth Strong
  • Choose Me by Marion Ueckermann
  • A Heart Redirected by Elizabeth Maddrey

Do you like jilted and/or runaway bride stories? Have a favorite we missed? We'd love to know!

Join Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth as they talk about some of the CCR they've been reading recently.

 

Books discussed include:

  • Save the Date Collection
  • One Vow for September by Liwen Y Ho
  • Time for Me by Jan Thompson
  • Retying the Knot by Liwen Y Ho
  • The Valentine Verse by Joann Durgin
  • Child of Joy, Child of Love, and Child of Hope by Kimberly Rae Jordan
  • Starstruck, Snowbound, and Sunswept by Carla Laureano
  • Reclaiming Hope by Carolyn Miller
  • All Arranged by Meredith Resce
  • A Cross Country Christmas by Courtney Walsh
  • Me & the Cute Catastrophe by Jessie Gussman
  • Me & the Tiny Tornado by Jessie Gussman

What have YOU been reading lately in the CCR world?

Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth chat about Valentine's Day themed CCR.

 

Books discussed include:

  • Operation Valentine by Elizabeth Maddrey
  • Forget Paris by Autumn Macarthur
  • The Valentine Verse by Joann Durgin
  • A Valentine's Wish Betsy St. Amant
  • A Love Song for Kayla by Kimberly Rose Johnson
  • The Cupcake Dilemma by Jennifer Rodewald
  • Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh
  • Secretly Yours by Valerie Comer

Let us know your favorites or what we missed!

Join Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth as they talk with Toni Shiloh about her new release, In Search of a Prince!

Join Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth as they talk about books that feature bookish people. (It's a big category! We probably should have broken it down some.)

 

Books Mentioned Include:

  • The Words Between Us by Erin Bartels
  • Leaving Liberty by Mary Jane Hathaway
  • At First Spark by Liwen Y Ho
  • A Sudden Spark by Liwen Y Ho
  • Book Nerds and Boyfriends Series by Sarah Monzon (Bookishly Ever After, Literarily Ever After, Novelly Upon a Time)
  • Until I Met You by Tari Faris
  • The Cowboy's Romantic Dreamer by Valerie Comer
  • Harvest of Love by Valerie Comer
  • Stay With Me by Becky Wade
  • Forgiven by the Hero by Tara Grace Ericson

K. Leah joins Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth to talk about Christian new adult and college age romance novels!

Books discussed include:

  • Holding Onto Someday by K. Leah
  • Taking a Chance on the Heartbreaker by Liwen Y Ho
  • It Will Be Forever by Jennifer Rodewald
  • A Work in Progress by Staci Stallings
  • What Could Be by Jaycee Weaver
  • Upon a Midnight Snow by Tari Faris
  • One She Never Expected by K. Leah
  • Where the Heart Is by K. Leah
  • A Painted Summer by Amy Matayo
  • Tackling the Fields by Janet W. Ferguson
  • Come With Me by Hannah Jo Abbott

Find Kendra (K. Leah) at https://kleahbooks.wordpress.com/

Deb Kastner joins Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth as they talk about contractors (tradies!) as main characters. Because who doesn't love a guy (or gal!) in a tool belt?

 

Books discussed include:

  • The Construction of Cheer by Liz Isaacson
  • All of You Always (Walker Beach book 2) by Lindsay Harrel
  • All Arranged by Meredith Resce
  • A Honey of a Christmas by Jessica Patch
  • Wishes on Wildflowers by Valerie Comer
  • A Heart Restored by Elizabeth Maddrey
  • Love Me by Alexa Verde
  • Hold Me by Alexa Verde
  • A Date for Daisy by Tara Grace Ericson
  • Opening Her Heart by Deb Kastner
  • Dandelions for Dinner by Valerie Comer
  • My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade
  • Harvest of Love by Valerie Comer

Find Deb at http://www.debkastnerbooks.com

Start the New Year off with Valerie, Narelle, and Elizabeth as they talk about how they use Goodreads as readers and various reading challenges.

We'd love to hear from you! How do you use Goodreads? Are there reading challenges you love? Fill us in on the details!

Laurie Larsen joins Valerie, Narelle, and Elizabeth to talk about books with fitness oriented main characters.

Books discussed include:

  • Capsized by Laurie Larsen
  • Spring Splash by Denise Weimar
  • Dream with Me by Hannah Jo Abbott
  • Unexpected Family by Jill Kemerer
  • The Joy of Falling by Lindsay Harrel
  • The Guy I'm Not Dating by Trish Perry
  • Not Until Someday by Valerie Bodden
  • Marrying Emma by Melanie Snitker
  • Beyond the Waves by Lynnette Bonner

We'd love to know what you think! Did we miss any books you love?

Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth discuss three Christmas romances they go back to year after year: A (kinda) Country Christmas by Krista Phillips, Nowhere for Christmas by Heather Gray, Poles Apart by Marion Ueckermann

Join Valerie, Narelle, and Elizabeth as they talk about books with fantastic supporting cast friend groups that make books (and series) even more special.

Books mentioned include:

  • The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce
  • A Splash of Substance by Elizabeth Maddrey
  • Raspberries & Vinegar by Valerie Comer
  • Spring Splash by Denise Weimer
  • Savannah Sweethearts Series by Jan Thompson
  • An Alaska Romance Series by Evangeline Kelly
  • The Blackwater Ranch Series by Mandi Blake
  • Sandover Beach Series by Emma St. Clair
  • The Bloom Sisters Series by Tara Grace Ericson
  • Restoring Heritage Series by Tari Farris
  • Hope Springs Series by Valerie Bodden
  • San Diego Marines by Jess Mastorakos
  • Sacred Bond Series by Lee Tobin McClain
  • Seven Brides Seven Brothers Series by Belle Calhoune

Join Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth as they discuss winter vacation themed contemporary Christian romance - a surprisingly challenging topic no one is owning having chosen! 

 

Books discussed include:

  • Stranded With the Hero by Hannah Jo Abbott
  • Forgiven by the Hero by Tara Grace Ericson
  • Forget Paris by Autumn Macarthur
  • The 5-Oh! by Sandra D. Bricker
  • A Cross Country Christmas by Courtney Walsh
  • A Love Song for Kayla by Kimberly Rose Johnson
  • Not Until This Moment by Valerie Bodden
  • Nowhere for Christmas by Heather Gray
  • Christmas at Gate 18 by Amy Matayo
  • I Still Do by Melanie Snitker

Let us know what we missed!

Valerie, Narelle, and Elizabeth chat about musicians as main characters in Christian romance. We'd love to know what books we missed and what you think the allure of main character musicians is!

 

Books discussed include:

  • Then There Was You by Kara Isaac
  • His Longing Heart by Jan Thompson (previously titled Share with Me)
  • The Last Shot by Amy Matayo (not CCR)
  • The Trouble with Love by Toni Shiloh
  • The Harmony of Love by Kimberly Rae Jordan
  • When You Look at Me by Pepper Basham
  • A Love Song for Kayla by Kimberly Rose Johnson
  • Since You've Been Gone by Tari Faris
  • Luna Rosa by Elizabeth Maddrey
  • After the Rain by Brandy Bruce
  • Butterflies on Breezes by Valerie Comer
  • The KWESTT Series by Clari Dees (book 1 Some Enchanted Evening)
  • Kinsale Kisses by Elizabeth Maddrey
  • Come to Me Alive by Leah Atwood
  • Hallee Bridgeman's Song of Suspense series
  • Tate by Susan May Warren (romantic suspense)
November 19, 2021

Episode 48: Fall Romance

Teresa Tysinger returns to chat with Valerie, Narelle, and Elizabeth about fall (and fall themed/Thanksgiving/harvest) romance! Let us know what books we missed in the comments (or tell us what you love about fall romance.)

 

Books discussed include:

  • A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham
  • Team Bride by Valerie Comer
  • It Will Be Forever by Jennifer Rodewald
  • An Informal Date by Heather Gray
  • Buying Love by Toni Shiloh
  • Blizzard in the Bluegrass by Hallee Bridgeman
  • Unexpected Family by Jill Kemerer
  • A (Sorta) Southern Serenade by Krista Phillips
  • Suddenly Forever by Teresa Tysinger
  • Autumn by the Sea by Melissa Tagg
  • My Beastly Billionaire by Jackie Castle
  • Pathway to Peace by Elizabeth Maddrey

Find Teresa at http://www.TeresaTysinger.com

November 12, 2021

Episode 47: Sports Romance

Carolyn Miller joins Valerie, Narelle, and Elizabeth to talk about sports romance! Are you a sports fan? Sports romance fan? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

 

Books discussed include:

  • My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade
  • The Breakup Project by Carolyn Miller
  • Homestands by Sally Bradley
  • Kept by Sally Bradley
  • The Playboy Patriot by Evangeline Kelly
  • Falling for Maddie Grace by Meredith Resce
  • If For Any Reason by Courtney Walsh
  • Covering Home by Heidi McCahan
  • Defending My Heart by Lorana Hoopes

Carolyn's books that she didn't get to:

  • A Season to Dance (ballet) Patricia Beal
  • Falling for You (football) Becky Wade
  • When I Fall in Love (hockey) Susan May Warren
  • Winning Amber (NFL) Louise M Gouge
  • Crossing Centre Ice (hockey) Kimberley Rae Jordan

Find Carolyn at https://www.carolynmillerauthor.com/

November 5, 2021

Episode 46: Love Triangles

Valerie, Narelle, and Elizabeth chat about love triangles. Do you love them or hate them? (Or something in between?)

 

Books mentioned include:

  • More Than a Princess by Carol Moncado
  • The Last Summer by Brandi Bruce
  • All I've Waited For by Lindsay Harrel
  • What Could Be by Jaycee Weaver
  • A Season to Dance by Patricia Beale
  • Let It Be Me by Becky Wade
  • You Belong with Me by Tari Faris
  • Amethyst Attraction by Valerie Comer

Deb Kastner joins Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth to talk about service animals in romance!

 

Books discussed include:

  • The Marine's Mission by Deb Kastner
  • The Two of Us by Victoria Bylin
  • The Winding Path to Love by Melissa Storm
  • Iris by Sharon Srock
  • Opening Her Heart by Deb Kastner
  • The Black Sheep's Salvation by Deb Kastner
  • BlackThorpe series by Kimberly Rae Jordan
  • Cottage at the Beach by Lee Tobin McClain
  • Forgiven by the Hero by Tara Grace Ericson

Find Deb at https://www.debkastnerbooks.com/

Join Narelle, Elizabeth, and Valerie as they chat with Tabitha Bouldin about second chance romance!

Books mentioned include:

  • Where Do They All Belong? by Chloe Flanagan
  • So You Want a Second Chance by Elizabeth Maddrey
  • I Still Do by Melanie Snitker
  • The Wedding List by Autumn Macarthur
  • Is It Any Wonder by Courtney Walsh
  • Secretly Yours by Valerie Comer
  • All I've Waited For by Lindsay Harrel
  • Love and Other Mistakes by Jessica Kate
  • The Secret of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel
  • Remember Me by Marion Ueckermann
  • Longing for Lily by Tara Grace Ericson
  • Stay with Me by Hannah Jo Abbott

Find Tabitha here: https://tabithabouldinauthor.home.blog/

Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth chat with Betsy St. Amant about her new release, Tacos for Two. It's like You've Got Mail on a taco truck and you don't want to miss it!

 

Find Betsy at https://betsystamant.com/

October 8, 2021

Episode 42: Pets in Romance

Laurie Larsen joins Narelle, Valerie, and Elizabeth to talk about pets in romance!

Books discussed include:

  • Scent of Cedar by Shanna Hatfield
  • To Gain a Valentine by Tanya Eavenson
  • Until I Met You by Tari Farris
  • Iris by Sharon Srock
  • Saving Sarah by Melissa Storm
  • Shelter from the Storm by Kristen Ethridge
  • A Handful of Hope by Elizabeth Maddrey
  • Somewhere Along the Way by Kimberly Rae Jordan
  • Mountain Getaway by Heather Pine
  • Dandelions for Dinner by Valerie Comer
  • Cherish Me by Autumn Macarthur
  • Poles Apart by Marion Ueckermann
  • The Off Season series by Lee Tobin McClain

Find Laurie at https://www.authorlaurielarsen.com/

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