Faith, Family and Friendship

Faith, Family and Friendship

Over the years I’ve collected a number of message cards that friends have given me. You know, the business-sized cards that have a pretty picture with a wise saying, Scripture verse, or declaration of friendship? Each one holds a special memory and message that...
Novel Research ~ Making It Fun

Novel Research ~ Making It Fun

One of the reasons I enjoy writing historical novels is the research. There is so much richness in learning about the past. Currently, while researching for Book 3 in my Prairie Sky Series (Under Moonlit Skies), I stumbled across a bit of Illinois history I...
Don’t Quit

Don’t Quit

Are you facing some sort of discouragement? Life can get tough and the journey seem long. So today, I want to share a bit of encouragement to brighten your day, a poem I’ve kept for many years, entitled, Don’t Quit. ~ Author unknown. When things go wrong...
Jessica McCarty Interview + Giveaway

Jessica McCarty Interview + Giveaway

Today I’m thrilled to welcome author Jessica McCarty to Sowing Seeds of Hope Blog. After the interview, there’s a chance to win Jessica’s debut novel, A Desperate Love, so be sure to stick around to enter! What is your favorite part of the writing...
Caught by Surprise ~ My Review

Caught by Surprise ~ My Review

What a fun, madcap story Jen Turano has written in this third book in her Apart from the Crowd Series! There’s never a dull moment in this comical historical romance set in New York City in the late 1800’s. A case of mistaken identity catapults Temperance...
A Look Back at Agriculture ~ Farming in the Mid-1800’s

A Look Back at Agriculture ~ Farming in the Mid-1800’s

In my research of the mid-1800’s, I enjoyed taking a look back at the history of farming and the changes that have taken place over the past 150 years. My Prairie Sky Series is set in the mid-1800’s when plowing, planting, hoeing, and harvesting were all...