Here I am on another Friday, with a cover reveal that was supposed to be yesterday but was pushed back because I had another post scheduled for yesterday.Continue reading “Seize the Fight Cover Reveal”
Old Ruddy’s Questions by Courtenay Burden
I’m so excited to tell y’all about the amazing novella that is releasing today! I had the honor of reading an Advanced Review Copy, and I enjoyed it so much! If you enjoy classic Christian fiction, you will enjoy reading Old Ruddy’s Questions.
Old Ruddy sits slumped and dejected on the railway bench. His life at the station is all that he has, and
after forty years of faithful service that life seems to be slipping from his grasp.
“Take it to the Saviour!” a nameless traveller breaks into Ruddy’s silent grief.
But when the station whistle interrupts their conversation before the broken-down railway porter can
ask the questions that are flooding his soul, Ruddy embarks on a remarkable quest to find the answers
Will Ruddy’s prayers bring the right travellers to the Tyneford-upon-Mere station? And if they come, will
they have the answers Ruddy so desperately craves? Watch as the faith of one soul, groping blindly
towards the light, begins to touch and transform lives beyond Old Ruddy’s wildest dreams.
Built around John Mason Neale’s translation of an 8th century hymn, and set against the backdrop of
rural Victorian travel, Old Ruddy’s Questions will challenge you to take a closer look at the foundational
truths of your faith—and the way those truths intersect with everyday life.
Courtenay Burden is a homeschool graduate, author, and Victorian fanatic. She is passionate about
books that embody both literary and spiritual excellence. Courtenay believes literature is a powerful tool in Christ’s kingdom and she seeks to use that tool for His glory in her vintage-style historical fiction. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her sketching, working with yarn, devouring old books, or discovering new ways to cook the humble potato. You can connect with her at www.sawpublishing.com.
This novella was excellent and worth every one of five stars, if not more! I enjoyed it immensely. Though brief, it is meaningful and memorable.
We don’t get to see the characters for long, but they are excellently written and leave you feeling as though they could be real people. Old Ruddy, of the title, was my favorite character. He is an old man who has spent his whole life as a railway porter, but when he realizes he may not be able to continue in his job much longer, many questions are raised in his mind. Where can he find rest? He prays that God will send him train passengers who can answer this question and the ones that stem from it. We get a glimpse into the lives of each of the passengers later in the novel. Not only does Ruddy learn from them, they also learn valuable lessons from the questions he asks.
The writing style was what took this book from good to extraordinary. From the very first page, I knew I would enjoy it because of how historically accurate it was. I felt like I could have been reading a book from the 19th century, which is quite an accomplishment for a modern writer. As many old books as I read, I don’t even think I could banish all modernity from my writing anything like this author does.
I recommend this novella to anyone who enjoys historical Christian fiction or classics. It stood out to me and I will certainly be reading more books by this author.
The Guardian by Abbigail Raine B.
The Guardian, debut novel of author Abbigail Raine B., is releasing today!Continue reading “The Guardian by Abbigail Raine B.”
Series Spotlight: Six Cousins Series by Kelsey Bryant
I am so excited about today’s Series Spotlight! I will be reviewing a short but amazing indie Christian Contemporary YA series.Continue reading “Series Spotlight: Six Cousins Series by Kelsey Bryant”
Write Your Worst Challenge
When I first saw this creative and hilarious challenge, I knew I wanted to try it! And then I was tagged for it, making this my first ever blog tag!Continue reading “Write Your Worst Challenge”
Everything (KDWC Anthology) Spotlight + Review
I’m so excited to announce Everything (The King’s Daughters Story Collection #2), a collection of short stories and poems crafted by amazing authors from The King’s Daughters’ Writing Camp! It’s now available to purchase on multiple platforms!Continue reading “Everything (KDWC Anthology) Spotlight + Review”
St. Elmo by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
I highly anticipated reading this book; after all, Beulah by the same author was my favorite novel I read in 2022. And thankfully, it didn’t disappoint me. To be sure, this book isn’t for everyone, but if you are sufficiently used to Victorian fiction, it is a must-read.Continue reading “St. Elmo by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson”
Title and Blurb Reveal!
I have posted three cover reveals so far, but this shall be my first title/blurb reveal. So what book do the title and blurb belong to? I’m glad you asked!Continue reading “Title and Blurb Reveal!”
Series Spotlight: Sierra Jensen Series by Robin Jones Gunn
Welcome to my third Series Spotlight post, where I’ll be featuring another Christian Contemporary YA series! A month ago, I wrote about the well-known Christy Miller series by Robin Jones Gunn. And today, I will spotlight one of that series’s many spin-off series.Continue reading “Series Spotlight: Sierra Jensen Series by Robin Jones Gunn”
Old Ruddy’s Questions Cover Reveal
Today I have a very, very special cover reveal to share with you! Old Ruddy’s Questions by Courtenay Burden is a novella that will be released in late March.Continue reading “Old Ruddy’s Questions Cover Reveal”
Identity by Annabelle Batie
Today, I’m sharing with y’all a new book that I am so excited to read! Identity by Annabelle Batie is a contemporary fantasy story about mermaids! I love mermaid fantasy, so I’m looking forward to reading this one.
So…I decided I would do a sort of wrap-up post for the past two months. I hope this interests you.Continue reading “January/February Wrap-Up”