Face-Off with Kathleen Fuller!!

51JTWq5R3pL._UX250_Welcome to the blog, Kathleen!! I am excited about this face-off! So fun πŸ™‚

So, I know that you guys have heard of this fabulous lady! She’s only authored like 30+ books…

Kathleen started writing in 2000, and published her first short story a year later. Since then she has authored several short stories, novellas, novels, and have done a lot of freelance non-fiction work. She’s also worked as an editor. Kathleen has a Masters degree in Special Education, emphasis on teaching the blind and visually impaired, and a Bachelors in Early Childhood/Elementary Education.

Check out some of her great reads here:

Let’s do this!!



The rules are simple. I ask Kathleen some random questions. She replies and then I give my answers. Each winning answer is worth one point and I get to decide whose answer is better.

It’s my blog.

Here we go!

1. Favorite Season has to be FOOTBALL SEASON! So, what team? Ever been to a game?

Kathleen – Football season is definitely my favorite season. I have several teams I root for. NFL: Browns, obviously, since I live near Cleveland. I also like Green Bay. We used to be Browns season ticket holders, so I’ve seen a lot of pro games. College: Arkansas Razorbacks (because I’m from AR), Bowling Green State Falcons (because my daughter goes to BGSU), and Ohio State (because, hello, Ohio State).

Charity – No way! Why does that sentence say, “Used to be”??? Oh man!! We love football…well, my kids and I do. My hubby could take it or leave it.


— Tie

Charity 1 / Kathleen 1

2. What would be the hardest part of living an Amish lifestyle?

Kathleen – My answer changes all the time with this question, but I think the hardest would be not having air conditioning. Yes, I’m a wimp.

Charity – I’m sorry. Did you say that I can’t have my Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone and Apple TV?

— tie

Charity 2 / Kathleen2

3. Is there a good Amish movie you can recommend?

Kathleen – I don’t watch Amish movies.

Charity – Uh….me either. haha πŸ™‚


Charity 3 / Kathleen 3

4. What is the coolest natural thing you have ever seen? (Natural Bridge, Blood Moon, Eclipse, Thunderstorm, etc)

Kathleen – Blanchard Springs Caverns in Arkansas. Absolutely gorgeous. I’d love to visit again.

Balnachard Springs Cavern
Balnachard Springs Cavern

Charity – So cool!!!! Wow! My son and I went out and did some Blood Moon gazing. haha. It was a lot of fun!! We sat out there and stared up at the beautiful sky right by the water. It was really neat!

— I have to give that one to Kathleen.

Charity 3 / Kathleen 4

5. Best concert you’ve been to?

Kathleen – Monsters of Rock back in 1984. Yep, I’m that old. Sting comes in a close second.


Charity – Check you out!!!!Β  You are a rock and roll queen!!!!! I can’t even compete with that.

And you aren’t old!! haha πŸ™‚ I was also born in the 70’s. woot!

— Definitely Kathleen!

Charity 3 / Kathleen 5

6. Favorite song when you were a teenager? Fess up to those boy band crushes!!

Kathleen – “Save A Prayer” by Duran Duran has to be my favorite. I still have it on my playlist. I crushed hard on John Taylor back in the day. This song stands the test of time though, in my opinion.


Charity – haha. That video and song scared me!!! Mine is pretty scare too…

— Yeah. Frightening.

Charity 4 / Kathleen 6

7. When did you last paint your toenails?

Kathleen – Last week–dark purple!

Charity – Awesome!! Mine are just a couple days in and they are a bright, cherry red!

— Tie!

Charity 5Β  / Kathleen 7

8. How do you strive to bring God the most glory in your life?

Kathleen – Through daily living (I hope!). Also through my relationships with my family and friends, and through my writing. I give God all the glory. πŸ™‚

Charity – Beautiful

— God wins!

Charity 5 / Kathleen 7

9. Do you enjoy flying?

Kathleen – Not as much as I used to. But I love to travel, and flying gets you there fast.

Charity – I love it. It’s so fun to fly by myself and I really enjoy sitting in the airport too.

— Tie

Charity 6 / Kathleen 8

10. What chore do you dread above all else?

Kathleen – Housework. Yep, all of it.

Charity – haha. I don’t mind it. I don’t like taking the trash out though. Lucky for me, I have 3 sons… So, there’s that. I never have to do it.

— tie again!


Charity 7 / Kathleen 9


Kathleen’s Questions:

1) Dogs or cats?

Kathleen – both–we have two dogs and one cat

Charity – neither!!!!!!!!!!

2) Cake or pie?

Kathleen – Cake, cake, cake!

Charity – PIE PIE PIE! πŸ™‚

3) Coffee or tea?

Kathleen – Coffee, all day long. Or at least all morning long.

Charity – Too funny!! I definitely choose tea!!

4) Peanut butter or jelly?

Kathleen – Peanut butter (but it’s better with jelly)

Charity – Definitely Peanut Butter! YUMMMMM
5) Print books or electronic?

Kathleen – Electronic, because I can carry them with me easily. I hate being without a book to read.

Charity – Hmm..I like both equally. I really like to have some of each.

6) Winter, summer, spring, or fall?

Kathleen – Fall–I love it!

Charity – Fall! Everything about it!!

7) Pumpkin spice, yay or nay?

Kathleen – Nay. Not a fan of it anymore. I’m pumpkin spiced out.

Charity – Oh, yes!! I love pumpkin everything. I make Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls and Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. YUM!!!

Thank you, Kathleen! So fun ❀ 6ddd0-530b9ea8e4b035db7175a1af

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Anna’s Crossing

by Suzanne Woods Fisher

I am going to be very honest here. I don’t usually read any books about the Amish people. It’s for a couple of reasons. First of all, I haven’t read one I ever liked before. Secondly, while I love the way they watch out for each other and live a simple life, it seems to me that they’re more concerned with works than they are the heart. I usually find it to be too harsh.

So, when I was given this book to review, I really questioned whether or not I would like it. I was PLEASANTLY surprised to find that it is well written. This book held my attention, had a great storyline, and it was extremely researched. The history and knowledge that went into this book was phenomenal. I mean, really!!

The story centers around Anna (and some Amish and Mennonite families) crossing the ocean to have religious freedom in America in 1737. It really is a story of redemption and shows 1 Peter 3:1,2 in a wonderful light. (Well, it wasn’t exactly a woman winning over her husband, but you get the idea.) Her innocent and passionate love for her Savior won the hardened heart of another.


So, Suzanne! You have managed to win me over (: The kindness of Anna in this book won my heart. Also, the knowledge of you spending quite a bit of time with the Amish people, thus knowing their hearts, has given me a completely new perspective.

Thank you, Revell, for giving me this book. As always, this is my honest review!! Here’s to many more!!!



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