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The Unending TBR

By Nicole

Chatting about Christian fiction and the books that entertain, encourage and edify our lives.
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Contemporary romance and more with Carmen Schober
Contemporary romance and more with Carmen Schober
Carmen Schober shares her story of being a writer and her path towards publishing and gives interesting insights into the publishing world. She shares a inside look into both of her books and her signature style.
42:38
December 06, 2022
Romance and The Christian Single with Jessica Kate
Romance and The Christian Single with Jessica Kate
Jessica Kate is the author of two books several short stories and the creator of Hey There Single Lady on Instagram. Tune in to hear our conversation about singleness, church and of course books!
01:01:14
November 17, 2022
Catching up with Pepper Basham
Catching up with Pepper Basham
Pepper has been very busy bringing us some truly delightful books. In this episode we discuss her 2022 releases and what we can look forward to in 2023!
59:30
October 18, 2022
Some of our favorite World War 2 reads
Some of our favorite World War 2 reads
Joanne joined me as we talked about the world war 2 genre and a few of our favorites from this time period!
43:42
October 06, 2022
The Montana Marshalls, and The Epic adventures of RJ and York
The Montana Marshalls, and The Epic adventures of RJ and York
Kelly joins me as we discuss a big release that came out this summer. If you haven't already discovered the Montana Marshalls from the world of Susan May Warren this episode may sound a little crazy. We are both huge fans of the world of Susan May Warren and we discuss part of why, and why we are really looking forward to what is coming next!
53:45
September 13, 2022
Masculine Heroes, our thoughts!
Masculine Heroes, our thoughts!
Joanne from bookstagram (@thewellreadcoffeadict) joins me to talk about character and personality traits we love to see in our heroes!
45:19
July 05, 2022
Impending Strike with Sami A. Abrams!
Impending Strike with Sami A. Abrams!
This episode Sami joined me as we discussed, romantic suspense and a few of her books including the new installment of the Elite Guardians, Impending Strike!
30:38
June 14, 2022
The Battle of the Book Boyfriends continued
The Battle of the Book Boyfriends continued
Alissa and I are back at talking about our top tier Book Boyfriends! Cinnamon roll heroes, proposals, and more!
31:10
May 31, 2022
Battle of the Book Boyfriends part 1
Battle of the Book Boyfriends part 1
Alyssa and Nicole share some of their favorite heroes from different books and what category they do best in. Ever wonder who we feel we would want to rescue us if kidnapped? We discussed that and much more
35:25
May 17, 2022
Suspense, romance and more with Sara Blackard
Suspense, romance and more with Sara Blackard
Sara Blackard a novelist of some fantastic romantic suspense and rom coms is the special guest on this episode. We talk about her books, what she is working on and what she likes to read.
39:52
May 03, 2022
Talking with Tara Grace Ericson!
Talking with Tara Grace Ericson!
In today's episode I had the pleasure of talking with an independent author that I have been enjoying since 2019, and she lets us in on what is coming out next with two new series!
32:10
April 19, 2022
Music and Musicians in Fiction
Music and Musicians in Fiction
Alissa joins me in this conversation as we talk about the musicians in stories we have loved and books were music is a big part of the book.
26:48
April 05, 2022
Romantic suspense author Kate Angelo
Romantic suspense author Kate Angelo
This episode I had the pleasure of talking with Kate Angelo. She is a draft author in a new series through Sunrise Media and she shares how she came upon the chance to be mentored by Lynette Eason, and a bit about her upcoming book!
35:59
March 01, 2022
Tips to beat the reading slump
Tips to beat the reading slump
As readers we hate being in a reading slump. It can be so frustrating, and so difficult to work through. In today's episode I talk about what has brought reading slumps on and tips on what to do when you feel stuck.
18:38
February 08, 2022
Chatting with Laura Frantz!
Chatting with Laura Frantz!
Today Laura joined Rebecca, Alissa and myself as we talked about her latest book A Heart Adrift!
42:20
January 25, 2022
Most Anticipated books for 2022
Most Anticipated books for 2022
Join Alissa and I once again as we chat about the books releasing in the year 2022!
27:36
January 11, 2022
Favorites from 2021
Favorites from 2021
This week you don't just get to hear what books made it to my top 2021 reads, but Alissa is back and she shares her best reads this year too!
38:44
December 28, 2021
Passport: Ireland and Scotland
Passport: Ireland and Scotland
On this passport episode I am joined by a travel partner! Alissa has come on board to chat about books set in Ireland and Scotland.
35:27
December 07, 2021
Tacos for Two talk with Betsy St. Amant
Tacos for Two talk with Betsy St. Amant
Looking for a Rom Com that makes you hungry for tacos? This week I had the pleasure of talking with author Betsy St. Amant, and we chatted about her latest book Tacos for Two that is full of so many fun elements and interesting characters.
25:03
November 16, 2021
Bookish Shopping Shoutout!
Bookish Shopping Shoutout!
Looking for something bookishly special for Christmas or special event? On this special bonus episode I give some quick shout-outs to some small businesses that create bookish merchandise or themed items.
15:22
November 09, 2021
History, Mystery, and Mobsters with Rachel Scott McDaniel!
History, Mystery, and Mobsters with Rachel Scott McDaniel!
In celebration of Rachel Scott McDaniel's new book Mobster's Daughter she joined me and I got to ask about how she got started writing in the 1920s and learned some very interesting history! I had so much fun learning what went into this book that I loved reading!
35:11
November 02, 2021
The Rembrandt Rundown with Kelly
The Rembrandt Rundown with Kelly
The True lies of Rembrandt Stone is a time travel detective thriller series. It is a six book series where the books have been released in 2 month intervals this year. I am joined by Kelly a fellow bookstagramer and fan of this series. We discuss the things that we love about this series (well, the non spoiler things).
57:58
October 19, 2021
Love after Loss with Susan L Tuttle
Love after Loss with Susan L Tuttle
For all the romance tropes out there finding love after loss can be a tricky type of story to get right. Susan L Tuttle and I discuss the books we feel have handled this well and a look into the upcoming book she has written!
45:38
October 05, 2021
Special Guest Tamara Leigh!
Special Guest Tamara Leigh!
I was so excited to be able to talk with the wonderful Tamara Leigh on this episode. She talks about how she started writing, what she writes now and some interesting tidbits of medieval history!
35:30
September 21, 2021
Audio Drama and Audio Books!
Audio Drama and Audio Books!
This episode I am joined by Alissa and Rachel and we discuss the radio dramas that we have loved and how we feel about audiobooks.
01:04:05
September 07, 2021
The Mistletoe Countess and more, With Pepper Basham!
The Mistletoe Countess and more, With Pepper Basham!
Pepper Basham joins Alissa and I as we talk about a few of her upcoming books including The Mistletoe Countess. She shared insights into how this story came about and the heart behind it. A special giveaway opportunity is mentioned that you do not want to miss!
47:46
August 24, 2021
Faith Archs in Christian Fiction with Naomi!
Faith Archs in Christian Fiction with Naomi!
One thing I personally love is to see how a character can grow in their faith over the course of a story. I am joined by Naomi Craig and we talk about the books that are memorable to us, her upcoming book and some strange Bible trivia!
46:37
July 27, 2021
Chatting with Isabella from Tyndale house Publishers!
Chatting with Isabella from Tyndale house Publishers!
I am always intrigued by the teams of people that are a part of bringing books to us. I had the pleasure of talking with Isabella who is a publicist for Tyndall house Publishers and she gives some stories from behind the scenes and talks about the books she is working with now!
28:51
July 20, 2021
The episode of Dust and Shadow
The episode of Dust and Shadow
Join me and two of my friends as we discuss our love of the Heirs of Neverland Duology by Kara Swanson. We do our best to stay spoiler free while we fangirl over this incredible story!
35:24
July 13, 2021
Chatting with Rachel D. Russell again!
Chatting with Rachel D. Russell again!
In this episode Rachel returns and we chat about the highly anticipated "Boone book" and more!
22:01
July 06, 2021
Q&A and most anticipated releases for the rest of 2021
Q&A and most anticipated releases for the rest of 2021
In this episode I answer the questions you have sent me and share what new releases I am looking forward to reading from August to December
30:57
June 29, 2021
Chatting with James Rubart
Chatting with James Rubart
On today's episode I had the honor of taking with James Rubart! We talked writing, the ways fiction can touch people, and much more!
25:44
June 22, 2021
Passport : Australia
Passport : Australia
This episode I feature books that I have enjoyed that come from the land down under and book with this setting that I can't wait to get to!
23:28
June 15, 2021
Passport: Asia
Passport: Asia
This is episode I begin a series that I share the books set outside the United states.
19:53
June 08, 2021
Marylu tyndall fangirling episode
Marylu tyndall fangirling episode
Alyssa and I are back with another mutually favorite author. We discusse out favorite books from the queen of swashbuckling romance-Marylu Tyndall
34:22
May 25, 2021
Raving about Marriage of convenience with Alissa!
Raving about Marriage of convenience with Alissa!
I love a good marriage of convenience story, the forced proximity, the romance development.......all the things! I was so glad to have my fellow reader join me for another episode as we share a few of our favorites in this genre.
44:39
May 18, 2021
Medieval romance in Christian fiction
Medieval romance in Christian fiction
This episode welcomes back Rebecca and Alyssa, and we discuss our favorite Medieval romance novels and why we love them!
49:05
May 11, 2021
Talking with Becky Wade about the romance genre
Talking with Becky Wade about the romance genre
On this episode I got to discuss the obstacles and misconceptions about the romance genre. Becky shares why she loves reading and writing in this genre and how you can tackle difficult real life issues in a romantic story.
33:44
May 04, 2021
The books that need more hype!
The books that need more hype!
Alysha is back! And we talk about those underappreciated books that we would love to see have a bigger fan base!
33:04
April 27, 2021
 Stephanie Landsem and old Hollywood!
Stephanie Landsem and old Hollywood!
On today's episode I talk with Stephanie about her new book " A far off land"
30:46
April 20, 2021
Chat with Morgan Busse!
Chat with Morgan Busse!
You may have heard my enthusiasm for how this author writes fantasy. On this episode Morgan Busse joined me in talking about fantasy in the world of Christian Fiction and her upcoming new series!
38:53
April 13, 2021
Villains with Natalie Walters!
Villains with Natalie Walters!
Today I had the pleasure of talking about villains with the romantic suspense author Natalie Walters. We talked about what makes a memorable bad guy and about Natalie's upcoming series!
52:44
April 06, 2021
Hope Between the Pages with Pepper Basham
Hope Between the Pages with Pepper Basham
Pepper Basham returns and we talk about her very first split time book, what she is working on now and strangely enough the Terminator came up.....
45:35
March 23, 2021
Fairy tales with Andrea Christiansen
Fairy tales with Andrea Christiansen
On this episode Andrea joined me to talk about fairy tales! We discussed her favorites and about her debut novel Can't Buy Me Love!
43:45
March 16, 2021
The Passion week in Fiction with Jenna Van Mourik
The Passion week in Fiction with Jenna Van Mourik
In this episode Jenna and I discuss the books that we enjoy that take place during or close to the time of the Passion week. We may have mentioned Ben Hur once or twice! We discussed Jenna's book Jerusalem's Daughter as well.
01:12:05
March 09, 2021
Fan talk about Karen Witemeyer
Fan talk about Karen Witemeyer
This week my fellow reader Alissa and I chat about one of our favorite authors !
30:09
March 02, 2021
Cover Love!
Cover Love!
On this episode I chat with the person who introduced me to bookstagram! We are talking about the covers we love and why we love them!
35:35
February 23, 2021
Time travel in Christian fiction
Time travel in Christian fiction
This is probably my favorite fantasy/scy fy element in fiction. I love time travel books, I share my favorite that I have read over the years and books that I am looking forward to!
30:18
February 16, 2021
Author interview with Rachel Hauck!
Author interview with Rachel Hauck!
Bestselling author Rachel Hauck joined me and I loved hearing about the behind the scenes of some of her books and a sneak peek into her next book!
48:02
February 09, 2021
Tidewater Bride Launch chat!
Tidewater Bride Launch chat!
Today myself and two of my friends had the pleasure of being able to read Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz and we got together to discuss why we love her books and what we enjoyed about her latest in particular!
31:59
February 02, 2021
Interview with Elizabeth Musser!
Interview with Elizabeth Musser!
I had a delightful with an author that I have not yet read from , but now I really want to! I had the Chance to talk with Elizabeth Musser about her journey to becoming an author, pilgrimage, history and much more!
47:48
January 26, 2021
A look at the history of Christian Fiction
A look at the history of Christian Fiction
On this episode I had the pleasure of hosting Jenna Van Mourik! We discussed when books with a Christian message became separated from the general market and how the genre grew and developed over time. We discussed the current state and trends in CF and where it mat go from here!
44:58
January 19, 2021
Talking with Rachel D Russell!
Talking with Rachel D Russell!
Today I have the privilege of talking with Rachel about her debut novel Still the One! We get a look into her writing journey and some tidbits of what is next to come!
28:24
January 12, 2021
Most Anticipated reads for 2021 January to July
Most Anticipated reads for 2021 January to July
I love adding books to my list and looking forward to reading them. 2021 has some books that I can't wait to dive into!
24:21
January 05, 2021
Historical, split time and Biblical fiction. My favorites in 2020
Historical, split time and Biblical fiction. My favorites in 2020
So many times historical fiction took me away to another time this year. I discuss my favorites in this episode.
28:52
December 22, 2020
My Favorite Contemporary romance and Suspense stories from 2020
My Favorite Contemporary romance and Suspense stories from 2020
Contemporary romance has been full of favorites this year! And I have been loving some action packed adventures from the suspense genre as well!
26:35
December 15, 2020
New to me and Fantasy in 2020
New to me and Fantasy in 2020
In this episode I start sharing my favorite reads from 2020. I have discovered some great new to me authors and read some great books in a genre that I don't read much!
14:38
December 08, 2020
Frontier adventures and Romance
Frontier adventures and Romance
In the spirit of Thanksgiving I wanted to share my favorite books that feature this period of history. There definitely are not many so this episode quickly become more of a historical culture clash of western and Native fictional stories.
26:29
November 24, 2020
Adoption awareness episode!
Adoption awareness episode!
I love adoption stories! And to celebrate November as National Adoption awareness month I share some of my favorite adoption stories both fictional and non-fiction!
37:24
November 17, 2020
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
As much as I love Christmas I do not have a ton of Christmas stories on my shelves. The ones that are keepers are keepers for life! I share a few of my favorite Christmas books and books that I can't wait to read this season!
19:11
November 10, 2020
Suspense talk
Suspense talk
My special guest Rachel and I discuss our favorite suspense authors and why we love them. We talk about things that we would love to see more in suspense and new authors that we want to try as well!
55:51
November 03, 2020
Chatting with Pepper Basham!
Chatting with Pepper Basham!
In this episode Pepper Basham joined me and we talked about her books, Appalachian culture, the Biltmore estates and so much more!
48:27
October 27, 2020
After "I do" stories
After "I do" stories
In a world where we often see the "upgrading " in relationships as the norm, I love stories that celebrate the commitment in marriage.
43:15
October 20, 2020
Friends to Lovers in Christian fiction
Friends to Lovers in Christian fiction
On today's episode I share my favorite fictional friends that turn into more and why I love their stories!
26:32
October 13, 2020
Human Trafficking in Christian fiction
Human Trafficking in Christian fiction
Though it is a hard topic to discuss, I want to share some memorable stories that bring awareness to this plight.
21:33
October 06, 2020
Dynamic siblings
Dynamic siblings
I just love sibling relationships explored in fiction.
35:37
September 29, 2020
Fictional and real life prodigals
Fictional and real life prodigals
In this episode I share a few of the books that have really encouraged me in keeping hope with a prodigal family member. I truly believe that stories are helpful for encouraging us in our daily lives, and these books helped me.
17:12
September 22, 2020
My top anticipated releases for the rest of 2020
My top anticipated releases for the rest of 2020
I have some books that I just can't wait to get my hands on! This episode I share which ones are top of my list!
36:00
September 15, 2020
The Bride Ship series by Jody Hedlund
The Bride Ship series by Jody Hedlund
I discuss what I enjoyed in this historical 4 book series that transported me to the wild of British Columbia!
26:31
September 08, 2020
Redeeming love, my thoughts
Redeeming love, my thoughts
I often feel like the last person to jump on when it comes to the super popular books. I finally read Redeeming love and I share my thoughts on it today!
19:49
September 01, 2020
Stories about authors!
Stories about authors!
I love it when we get to see a glimpse (even if it's fictional) into the world of writers! In this episode I share a few of my favorite stories that feature an author as a main character.
26:08
August 25, 2020
Romance with a heart for the youth!
Romance with a heart for the youth!
In this episode I share some of me favorite stories that center around helping children or youth in need. Some of these stories feature inner-city youth outreach or shelters for children who age out of the foster system. Each one of these stories has a romance that I have loved partly because of my love for stories that stand up for the vulnerable.
34:23
August 18, 2020
Hidden Identities
Hidden Identities
I am a huge fan of the hidden identities trope, and I am sharing a few of my favorites in this episode!
32:55
August 11, 2020
Second chance romance with Susan L. Tuttle
Second chance romance with Susan L. Tuttle
In this episode Susan and I talk about a few of our favorite second chance romances and why we love them. Susan shares a bit about her next book that comes out in November of 2020!
38:53
August 04, 2020
Regency talk with Kristi Ann Hunter!
Regency talk with Kristi Ann Hunter!
I had the pleasure of hosting the amazing author Kristi Ann Hunter on this episode, where she shared a bit about her research and writing life and some discussion about her newest series!
32:34
July 28, 2020
Biblical Retellings
Biblical Retellings
Today I am sharing some of my favorite fiction that retell a Bible story in a different time period.
31:44
July 21, 2020
Fantasy that made enjoy fantasy
Fantasy that made enjoy fantasy
I have been a hard sell when it comes to the fantasy genre, however I have a few books that I truly enjoyed and pulled me into another world.
23:49
July 14, 2020
Love and Hate with Jessica Kate
Love and Hate with Jessica Kate
This is my first author interview with the romantic author Jessica Kate! We both adore the enemies to lovers trope and we got to talk about some of our favorites!
36:39
July 07, 2020
My Stubborn heart
My Stubborn heart
I loved this book the first time I read it and I loved it all over again. Join me in fangirling all over My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade
09:50
July 02, 2020
Author spotlight: Connilynn Cossette
Author spotlight: Connilynn Cossette
I am thrilled to be able to put into words, my love for this author's books!
22:49
June 30, 2020
My favorite single dads in Christian Fiction
My favorite single dads in Christian Fiction
In this episode I list my top 10 single dads in Christian fiction. I'm talking about heroes that have captured my heart by how they handle being a dad or father figure.
24:55
June 23, 2020
Sci-fy/speculative fiction in Christian fiction
Sci-fy/speculative fiction in Christian fiction
Though it's not my go-to genre, I have loved some stories in the sci-FY/speculative world. I'm talking about books by Bill Myers, Steven James and Ronie Kendig
21:55
June 23, 2020
Books that have made an impact on my faith
Books that have made an impact on my faith
In this episode I talk about 4 key books that range from mystery to romance that have taught me things that I needed at that point in my life.
20:19
June 23, 2020
Welcome!
Welcome!
Looking forward to talking about all the books! You can find me on social media at Nicole.and.the.unending.tbr on Instagram and Nicole and the unending TBR on Facebook
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