Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnett

This historical romance is set in the 1920s in Yosemite National Park.  Up and coming painter, Olivia Rutherford signs a contract to paint illustrations of the park...a place that holds one of the secrets from her childhood.

Upon arrival, she meets a handsome guide, Clark Johnson, who helps her discover the beauty of Yosemite and the love of Jesus. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The descriptions of the park were wonderful. I never heard of the nightly Firefall that happened at Yosemite, and wish it still happened today. What a sight that would be!

I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy historical fiction, romance and a little bit of mystery.

Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer releases from Waterbook on March 20, 2018.

If you like the historical/Christian/fiction genre, this one is for you!

When I read the first chapter, I thought that this was going to be a predictable book. While some of my predictions definitely came true, it was a great read with several unexpected twists and turns. Definitely discovered a new author worth reading!

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No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert

No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert and published by Waterbook release April 3, 2018.

Wow. Really just wow.  What an excellent book that was inspired by real events. It is story about two school districts, one impoverished and one affluent, who are required to merge when accreditation is lost at the impoverished district.

This book tells the story of three families who are affected by this merging.

This book challenges our prejudice and encourages us to accept others for who they are.

I highly recommend this book. So grateful to have a chance to read it.

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Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky

Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky is a new historical fiction book from Multnomah. It releases February 20, 2018.

Set in England in 1909, on a lovely Edwardian estate, Isabella Grayson wanted more than to just get married and have a family. The daughter of a newspaper owner, she loved to write and dreamed of writing for her father's newspaper. 
As aviation was growing, there was a race to fly across the English Channel.  One of those aviators was James Drake, who crashed his airplane on the Grayson Estate.
With twists and turns and lots of unexpected turbulence, Across the Blue is sure to be a favorite of those who love historical romantic fiction.
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An awesome gift for a traveling friend...

If you are like me, you love to give those perfect gifts...and you are always searching for a great one. Well, look no farther than the Push Pin Travel Maps! They make an excellent gift for the traveler in your family. 
Check out all the maps available at their website  I'm a big fan of the earth tone travel map...just in case you were wondering. :)  Check it out!
And, they have a $5 off coupon on their website.

It's Friday...

Love the end of a workweek, how about you? There's something satisfying about accomplishing a week's worth of tasks, and then getting to forget about them over the weekend. :)

I don't know about you mama's out there, but this time of year is so busy, and calendar management is so important.  But sometimes, we are so busy, we just need to put our foot down and say "no" to a lot of good things so that we have time to be together and invest in our family (the "great" thing).  What are your thoughts?  How do you decide what to say "yes" to and what to say "no" to?

Hope you have a happy Friday and don't forget to enter the giveaway over at The Evolution of Mom.