Announcemnt: Winner of An Unexspected Lagacy

winnerannouncALAmyAnguishHello, readers!

What a beautiful Friday morning. I’ve got a full day ahead of me, since my kids have today off school, so I’ll make this quick. Last week Amy R. Anguish was kind enough to share a bit about her life and offer a free copy of her debut novel, An Unexpected Legacy.  The giveaway ended this morning at 12 am., and a random winner has been selected via The winner of An Unexpected Legacy is, Trixi O!

Thank you for participating, Trixi. You’ve certainly shown that persistence pays off. Trixi entered the giveaway a total of six times by sharing the link to the giveaway four times on Facebook, visiting Amy’s FB author page, and commenting on the interview. (By the way, Trixi isn’t much of a smoothie drinker. *Gasp. 😉 Though when she does indulge, she likes strawberry/banana or pina colada (non-alcoholic of course!). She LOVES pumpkin spice lattes.)

Thanks, everyone who participated, and thank you, Amy, for all your kindness, generosity, and inspiration. I hope you’ll visit The Reader’s Blog again, maybe when your next novel is released, hum?

Have a blessed day, y’all.


KyLee A. Woodley

Connected links: Amy’s Interview. A Book review of An Unexpected Legacy.



Author Interview (and giveaway): Amy R. Anguish

Today on The Reader’s Blog, I have the pleasure of introducing the author of An Unexpected Legacy, Amy R. Anguish. Amy has kindly offered a copy of her debut novel to one commenter. Just follow the instructions given to enter.

(To enter the giveaway, follow the link at the end of the article.) 


Amy R. Anguish 

Amy Anguish grew up a preacher’s kid, and in spite of having lived in seven different states that are all south of the Mason Dixon line, she is not a football fan. Currently, she resides in Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and son, and usually a cat or two. Amy graduated with a degree in English from Freed-Hardeman University and hopes in all her creative endeavors to glorify God, but especially in her writing. She wants her stories to show that while Christians face real struggles, it can still work out for good.


Hi Amy, welcome.

I am very pleased to have you here. After reading An Unexpected Legacy I have all kinds of questions but I’ll try to keep it to a minimum. We’ll start with something simple.

What is your favorite kind of smoothie?

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Review: The Dishonorable Miss Delancey, by Carolyn Miller

“Will a damaged reputation and desire for society’s approval thwart the legacy of grace?


Tainted by scandal, forced to remove to Brighton from London, the Honorable Miss Clara DeLancey is a shadow of her former society self. A chance encounter sees a friendship slowly form with the sisters of an injured Naval captain, whose faith and blunt, high spirits are everything her mother despises. 

Captain Benjamin Kemsley is not looking for a wife, especially not the penniless daughter of a Viscount, but the mysteries surrounding her appeal to his sense of fair play. But how can he dare to dream the impossible, when all his attention should be toward helping those he’d failed to protect?

Pushed into the highest echelons of Society, they must decide if maintaining family honour is more important than their hopes, while seeking to right the wrongs of the past, through the legacy of Grace.


What can I say about The Dishonorable Miss Delancey? This is a tale of the redeeming of a “mean girl”. Clara Delancey, who was a rival Continue reading “Review: The Dishonorable Miss Delancey, by Carolyn Miller”

Review: An Unexpected Legacy by Amy R. Anguish

“Smoothies brought them together, but would the past tear them apart?”


When Chad Manning introduces himself to Jessica Garcia at her favorite smoothie shop, it’s like he stepped out of one of her romance novels. But as she tentatively walks into a relationship with this man of her dreams, secrets from their past threaten to shatter their already fragile bond. Chad and Jessica must struggle to figure out if their relationship has a chance or if there is nothing between them but a love of smoothies.





An Unexpected Legacy has a sweetness to it that I personally appreciate. Being that I am a fan of historical fiction, this read was a little out of the box for me but what a pleasant surprise when I discovered traces of my favorite genre here.

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Goodmorning, readers! Today I am delighted to announce the winner of Hannah Joy Wilkinson’s debut novel, THE MOOR AND THE MAIDEN! Aleigha I. participated in the giveaway by following Hannah’s blog, commenting on the original interview, and sharing it on Facebook. She was randomly selected by as the WINNER.

Thank you, to everyone who participated. Watch for upcoming giveaways for another chance to win prizes. Have a beautiful, blessed day.


Author Intervew (and giveaway): Hannah Joy Wilkinson

Today on The Reader’s Blog, I have the pleasure of introducing Hannah Joy Wilkinson, who has graciously offered a copy of her debut novel The Moor and the Maiden to be given away to one commenter. I met Hannah on one of ACFW’s Facebook groups. After talking with her about her story, and reading more about her writing journey on her blog, I was thrilled to host this interview.

To enter the giveaway, follow the link at the end of the article to Rafflecopter.

2017-06-17-hannah-author-photo-shoot-008Hannah Joy Wilkinson lives in McAlester, OK with her husband Stan and their two ornery cats. She enjoys spending time with God in His word with a good cup of coffee, discovering the joys of growing things out in the garden, and reading too many books at one time. The Moor and the Maiden is her first novel.

Hannah, welcome to the Reader’s Blog.

Thank you very much, KyLee. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this blog! Continue reading “Author Intervew (and giveaway): Hannah Joy Wilkinson”

From 1st Peter chapter 5:7-10


I wrote this last year when my family was in a transition of moving across the nation. My husband was in Texas, my children and I in the northwest living with family while I worked and he looked for a job here. Our reason for moving across the nation? My mom was fighting cancer and I couldn’t bear to live so far away from her. This was such a hard time, especially when two other members of my immediate family became ill with life-threatening health problems. After a full week at work, I couldn’t sleep so I turned to my Bible, to 1st Peter chapter five. Continue reading “From 1st Peter chapter 5:7-10”

Fabulous Fall Giveaway Winners!


Thank you all for participating in this year’s fall giveaway! It was wonderful to hear from you, regarding your favorite books and authors, and also what you’re reading now. Hopefully with the break between summer and Christmas, we will all have time to dig into a good book. Now, what you have all been waiting for, Continue reading “Fabulous Fall Giveaway Winners!”

Fabulous Fall Books & GIVEAWAY!

Another season has passed, and (with summer being so dreadfully hot) I for one am grateful to welcome Autumn along with its turning leaves, pumpkin pies, apple cider and…NEW BOOKS! Below, the list of fall releases includes: biblical fiction, contemporary fiction, historical fiction/romance, sci-fi & fantasy, suspense & mystery, and young adult. You can browse and add to your “Books to Read” pile. Part of the reason I host this giveaway is to encourage people to leave reviews when they read a book. Authors need to hear from their audience, and you– the reader–need to be heard. So please, take a moment to review and say thanks or hello to those who create fiction. 🙂

As for the GIVEAWAY, two winners may choose one book each from the list of Fabulous Fall Books. To enter, please click on the link below! Continue reading “Fabulous Fall Books & GIVEAWAY!”

Anouncemnt: Upcoming GIVEAWAY!


Fall is just around the corner and we have some fabulous new books coming out. From biblical fiction to historical and on to contemporary, a variety of books are just waiting to spill onto the market–for your reading pleasure. I’m compiling a list of six categories, including biblical fiction, contemporary, historical, sci-fi & fantasy, suspense & mystery, and young adult, to be posted September 22nd. The giveaway will begin the same day and last one week, ending with two winners receiving a Continue reading “Anouncemnt: Upcoming GIVEAWAY!”