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Faith + Romance

February 1, 2012

I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to romance and religion, I tend to think of the two as mashed potatoes and chocolate — fine on their own, but preferring to keep them separate from each other. Because of that, I found myself steering clear of inspirational romances, under the impression that the romance would be diluted and overshadowed with talks of God and religious virtues. Silly, I know, but then it dawned on me that I couldn’t truly consider myself a romance lover unless I at least gave every category a chance.

Enter Souvenirs by Barbara Phinney, an inspirational romantic suspense and my first foray into the “inspy” sub-genre. You can read my RT review below, but in terms of the inspirational genre, let me just say: if all inspys are as well-written and filled with awesome character chemistry as Phinney’s books, then I’ll be seeing a lot more of them in my future! Harlequin has multiple faith-based categories — Steeple Hill Café, Love Inspired, Love Inspired Historical, Love Inspired Suspense, plus more —  so there’s an abundance for me to choose from. Glancing through them, I can’t help but notice the great covers, and everyone knows that a standout cover only makes books that much more enticing… Am I right??

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2012 4:03 PM

    Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words! And Love Inspired has wonderful covers, don’t they? I did my own cover for this one, and am rather proud of it.

    • February 2, 2012 4:34 PM

      Hi Barbara,

      Thank YOU! I really did enjoy your story & it made me see inspys in a whole new light. Feel free to stop by anytime to say “hi” or share your latest release. Wishing you happy sales!

  2. February 2, 2012 4:06 PM

    I forgot to say that the links for the RT weren’t cooperating yesterday. My book can be purchased at
    and B&N here:
    Thank you!!

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