Rachael Ritchey

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A Christian, wife, mom, writer, and book designer, Rachael focuses most of her energy on YA fantasy fiction (Check out Chronicles of the Twelve Realms), but you can find her dabbling in science fiction and contemporary genres too.

She has a passion for beautiful books, so book cover and interior design are high on her list of enjoyable hobbies.

She's boring and would rather talk about you and what you're up to any day of the week, but if she had to talk about her own life it would probably include her four kids and husband, homeschooling, graphic design, books, why it's important to live every day with gratitude, and whatever other topic has been on her mind ... usually to do with the topic-du-jour she's researching for her next fiction pro
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Book Review of Beast of the Night by E.E. Rawls

Where to start? Well, I’ll begin by saying this will be a spoiler-free review. That’s nice, right?! First, I have to share the book and cover. It’s beautiful, a lovely reflection of the quirky Beauty and the Beast retelling that lies within. Beast of the Night is a lovely retelling of Beauty and the Beast… Continue reading Book Review of Beast of the Night by E.E. Rawls Read more of this blog post »
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Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay
Dear Mr. Knightley
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Cute, heartwarming, fun story of a girl learning who she is and where she belongs in this world and finding love told through letters written to "Dear Mr. Knightley" that is like a sweet homage to Daddy Long Legs, if you've ever seen that Leslie Caro ...more
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The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
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Cute, typical rom-com type book I'd recommend to teens and above who enjoy a quick, sweet romantic read.
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Thorn by Intisar Khanani
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This was an interesting retelling/twist on the goose girl fairytales. I enjoyed the author's take on it and found myself reminiscing over The Goose Girl and other books by Shannon Hale. This is definitely not that, having more violence and darkness ( ...more
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Bone Crier's Moon by Kathryn Purdie
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I'm having trouble rating this book. Maybe a 3.5 is more appropriate, but I'd rather round up than down. Bone Crier's Moon has an interesting premise where a special group of women is tasked with ferrying the dead to the afterlife every month, but if ...more
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Why I Couldn't Stay Silent by David Harris Jr
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This is one of those books that's hard to rate because it is a man's personal journey through his beliefs and life, explaining why he believes what he does. David Harris Jr did an excellent job of sharing his passion for life and for liberty and the ...more
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Beast of the Night by E.E. Rawls
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Beast of the Night is a lovely retelling of Beauty and the Beast with just enough of the familiar to quickly immerse you in the story and so much different to keep you interested in where all the turns and twists will take you.

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An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter
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I also zipped through this one... I listened to the audiobook on 1.75 or 2 for most of it while doing chores and what not, but that's all about personal preference. :) This is another sweet romance set in regency era and has some similar characters t ...more
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A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter
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Zipped through this one. Was an easy, enjoyable read. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys regency era sweet romance. :)
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Starsight by Brandon Sanderson
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This series just keeps getting better. And now I have to wait. I don't know if there's much more I can say, but I'd definitely recommend this book (the whole series) to readers 13 and older who enjoy science fiction, AI spaceships with quirky persona ...more
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Into the Book of Light by Ted Dekker
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If you're familiar with Ted Dekker's Circle series you'll recognize favorite characters here in this series written by his daughter, Kara Dekker, as young Theo embarks on adventures reminiscent of The Imagination Station but in the cross-over world D ...more
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Leo Tolstoy
“It was long before I could believe that human learning had no clear answer to this question. For a long time it seemed to me, as I listened to the gravity and seriousness wherewith Science affirmed its positions on matters unconnected with the problem of life, that I must have misunderstood something. For a long time I was timid in the presence in learning, and I fancied that the insufficiency of the answers which I received was not its fault, but was owing to my own gross ignorance, but this thing was not a joke or a pastime with me, but the business of my life, and I was at last forced, willy-nilly, to the conclusion that these questions of mine were the only legitimate questions underlying all knowledge, and that it was not I that was in fault in putting them, but science in pretending to have an answer for them.”
Leo Tolstoy, A Confession

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“Writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.”
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“I think the only way to get through this life is laughing hard and constantly, mostly at myself.”
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