What Makes a “Good Read?”

Lauren Compton Encouragement 9 Comments

There are lots of books to read. Lots of intriguing sounding plots and captivating covers. But what exactly equates to a “good read” to me? That’s certainly quite the question! 😉 So I guess I’ll start by listing some things I appreciate when I’m reading! Skilful writing (certainly a big plus!) Adventure (yep, love a good dose of that to …

Take Heart!

Lauren Compton Encouragement, Jayne's Endeavour, Quotes 10 Comments

Spring is well and truly in the air over here! 😀 It’s exciting to see all the flowers coming out and the blossoms appearing! Our garden is full of soooo much colour and splendour!! God is such an amazing designer!! 😀 Here’s a couple of pictures one of my siblings took recently! Aren’t they amazing colours!? 😀 And those are …

Five Fall Favourites Final Day: Top Five for 2019!

Lauren Compton Five Fall Favourites, Review 12 Comments

Today is the last day of Five Fall Favourites already! But there’s good news–today is also the day that the giveaway winner is being announced!! So be sure to head to the Literary Lodge to find out who gets to claim the prize! 😉 And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out the other bloggers’ recommendations! After spending …

Five Fall Favourites Day 5: Childhood Favourites!

Lauren Compton Five Fall Favourites, Review 18 Comments

Only one more day of Five Fall Favourites to go! Today we’re looking at “Childhood Favourites.” 😀 The books I’ve listed aren’t exactly my childhood favourites, because we didn’t own any of them when I was little! 😛 But they’re books that I would be keen to have on the shelf for any future children, nephews, nieces etc. 😀 And …

Five Fall Favourites Day 4: Siblings!

Lauren Compton Five Fall Favourites, Review 26 Comments

Day 4 is here already!! And it’s a fun category–siblings!! Having siblings is a blessing from God–which makes books based around siblings very fun! 😀 Here’s the button that will take you to where you can find the other authors’ recommendations (be sure to check them out!). 😀 Oooh! The sky is blue, the air crisp, and the sun shining! …

Five Fall Favourites Day 3: Historical Non-Fiction!

Lauren Compton Five Fall Favourites, Review 18 Comments

Day three is here!! Which brings us to historical non-fiction! One of my favourite genres! I hope you’ve been finding lots of good, God-honouring books that will encourage you in your walk with God. 😀 Don’t forget that you can find more book recommendations by clicking on the button below! There are certain things that make me feel like it’s …

Five Fall Favourites Day 2: World Fiction!

Lauren Compton Five Fall Favourites, Review 22 Comments

Welcome back to Day 2 of Five Fall Favourites!! 😀 Now I have to admit this category was more challenging as each book has to be non-American based. When you start to think about where books are set, a lot seem to be in USA!! Just a reminder that you can find the links to the other blogs by heading …

You’re Invited!!

Lauren Compton Five Fall Favourites 6 Comments

To what you may ask?! An Autumn-themed book party!! 😀 And if you happen to live somewhere where it’s Spring (like me!) then that’s ok too. We’ll just have to pretend together! Autumn is my favourite season anyway, so I’m more than happy to imagine things about it! 😀 Doesn’t that scene make you want to go strolling along a …

Does Is Really Matter?!?

Lauren Compton Encouragement, Review 6 Comments

What we allow to capture our imaginations and hearts shapes how we think and act 😀 Which means . . . books are powerful!! 😀 As an author that is a scary and wonderful thought all wrapped into one! Scary because of the responsibility that comes from publishing words and ideas that will influence others. And wonderful because God is …