About Me

About Me: My name is Shannah Mauney.  I work full time at a bank, and enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love, love, love to read. Reading became a big part of my life in 2009 when my first husband joined the military and went off to bootcamp. What's a girl to do with all that free time?! Then, it became my escape when the unthinkable happened and I became a 23 year old widow. Reading was my outlet, my escape from reality. Now, reading is my adventure. I love sitting down to read with a bowl of popcorn, diving into a story headfirst!

The Lord has blessed me tremendously by bringing another great man into my life. I met my husband in 2010, we started dating in 2011, got engaged in 2013, and married on September 13, 2014. I love him dearly because he loves me and he respects the memory of my first husband. He is more than I ever dreamed I deserved. I'm happy to announce we're expecting our first child in September 2017! 

The only thing more important to me than my husband, family, and my friends, is my Savior. He loves me unconditionally. He will never leave me or forsake me and he never disappoints me. I'm not perfect. I make mistakes every day. I fail Him over and over but He loves me anyway. 

Why I Blog: I decided to start this blog because a lot of people ask me about books that I've read and would recommend.  I will be honest and objective about my opinions of the books. I am open to any suggestions on books to read as well. Since I changed the name to "Faith * Love * Books" I have decided to branch out in what I write posts about. Newer posts will include things about my Faith, my life, and the things I love (besides reading). Don't worry though! I'll still be reading and reviewing books!

My goal in writing this blog is not to become a professional book reviewer or lifestyle blogger. Unfortunately, I don't have the time or the talent for that. I would, however, like to improve my blogging skills. If any of you faithful blog readers have any suggestions for me, I welcome them! 

Thank you for stopping by, and I really hope you enjoy my blog!

Faith * Love * Books


  1. thank you so much for your review and suggestions. I just started to read a lot this past year and would love to one day have a blog. I can relate to your story about how you started to read and how it is now an adventure.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my blog! If you need any more book recommendations, please just ask. I would be happy to provide them!

      Reading is so much fun. I hope you grow to love it just as much as I do!

  2. Hey, just found your blog through Blogging for Books.
    I know you said that you don't have time to read more books, but I thought I'd let you know about http://litfusegroup.com/. They have a lot of book choices and you don't have to finish your current book before you request another one. Maybe when you get more time you can check them out!

    1. I will definitely be trying to sign up for Litfuse again! I applied several months ago, but I wasn't accepted at that time. Hopefully, I will be this time!

  3. Do you have a Kindle, Nook, or other ebook reader? I'm a recent convert to Kindle and love it.

    1. I have a Nook and I LOVE IT! I wouldn't know what to do without it since I have no more room on my bookshelf for paperbacks!

  4. Hi! I've nominated your blog for the Sunflower Blogger Award! My post:
    Thank you so much for dedicating your time to make your blog be an inspiring and encouraging tool in my life! You're my hero! Faithful follower! Stay blessed! -Virginia Esther. :)

  5. Good morning, Shannah.

    Melody Carlson has just released Delia and the Drifter, an historical novel set in the late 1800’s.

    Misty Beller, author of The Lady and the Mountain Man, has said of Delia and the Drifter:
    "Melody Carlson has done it again with this delightful story, taking us back to a wilder time, with characters who capture your heart and unexpected twists that will keep you reading past your bedtime!"

    Melody would love to send you a pdf of this new ebook, if you would be willing to review it for your blog and post your review on Amazon.

    Also, Melody would be happy to send you an autographed copy of one of her backlist books as a giveaway for one of your readers.

    If you are interested in receiving Delia and the Drifter, please send an email from your preferred email address to melodycarlsonbooks@gmail.com

    Thank you. And happy blogging!

  6. I am glad I found this blog. I have not lost a spouse through death, but I am more than twice your age, and have lived and experienced a lot. What I have learned is that my reading, while sometimes an escape, is far more often an essential component of my being able to deal with reality and stress- both good and bad. I know reading will continue to serve you well, and I thank you for your sacrifice, and for giving back in this blog.