Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday-Bookish Memories

Happy Tuesday, friends! Today's theme is sharing about our bookish memories, books that made an impression on you, events you have gone to, etc. To find out what our other bookish friends are doing for Top Ten Tuesday check out That Artsy Reader Girl.

Monday, November 29, 2021

It's Monday! What are you reading? #9

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are planning to read over the week. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and add to your TBR pile! This meme is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

I did not do as much reading as I had planned, we had family over for Thanksgiving and my daughter was home from college for the weekend. We had fun hanging out and being present with each other. We watched a few episodes of Leverage (have you watched it?) and taught my daughter how to play Nertz. It's a fun game that can be played with 2-12 players. I look forward to playing it with a larger group!

What I finished this week:

 

Sunday, November 28, 2021

To Stand in the Breach

Title: To Stand in the Breach

Series: Strike to the Heart #0.5

Author: Danielle Grandinetti

Publisher: Hearth Spot Press

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Mystery

Source: JustRead Publicity Tours

My Review:

To Stand in the Breach is a debut novella by Danielle Grandinetti. The series will continue with A Strike to the Heart coming April 2022. The stories are centered around the Magdalene Laundries and the Wisconsin dairy strikes of 1933.

The Memory Quilt

Title: The Memory Quilt

Series: Shadow Lake #1

Author: Lenora Worth

Publisher: Kensington Publishers

Genre: Amish, Christian Fiction, Mystery

Source: Net Galley

My Review:

Most books don't start with the main character coming across a body near their family's Inn.

Sunday Spotlight #8-Hosanna in Excelsis

Happy Sunday, friends! A few weeks ago I started doing a "Sunday Spotlight" where I highlight a book/author that deserves more love!  I take a book that I have read and enjoyed that has less than 100
reviews on Goodreads and give it some extra love by drawing it to your attention! Maybe someday I will host a link party (if I can figure it out) to make it easier to participate. 

Title: Hosanna in Excelsis

Author: David & Barbara Leeman

Publisher: Moody

Genre: Christmas, Nonfiction

23 Ratings 10 Reviews

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Mount TBR Reading Challenge

I am looking forward to doing several reading challenges in 2022. The first challenge I signed up for was The Nerdy Bookworm's read 50 books a year challenge. While that should be easy for me I have to follow her prompts. Reading 50 books is easy for me as I typically do 3-4 times that, but following the prompts will be hard.

Medical Medium Liver Rescue

 Title: Medical Medium Liver Rescue

Author: Anthony William

Publisher: Hay House, Inc.

Genre: Health, Self-help, Education, Nonfiction

My review:

This book was way more interesting than I thought it would be. I borrowed it from the library with the intent to just skim it.

Friday, November 26, 2021

First Line Friday #27-The Memory Quilt

Happy Friday! My plans for this weekend is to enjoy my family (my daughter is home from college) and sneak in reading when/where I can. What are your plans for this weekend? 

Welcome back to First Line Friday hosted by Meez Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower!! To join in the fun grab the book you are reading and leave a comment with the first line (or your link).  This week I am reading The Memory Quilt by Lenora Worth. It is the first book of the Shadow Lake series and it releases 11/30/21.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

An Amish Baby for Christmas

 Title: An Amish Baby for Christmas

Series: Indiana Amish Brides #8

Author: Vannetta Chapman

Publisher: Love Inspired

Genre: Amish, Christmas, Christian Fiction, Romance

Source: Net Galley

My Review:

While An Amish Baby for Christmas is the eighth book in the Indiana Amish Brides series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone novel. I have not read any of the other books in the series and I do not feel like I missed anything.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Can't Wait Wednesday-Never Leave Me

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Typically they are books that have not been released yet. This week I am sharing Never Leave Me by Jody Hedlund. It is the second book in the Waters of  Time series and it releases January 4, 2022. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Texas Christmas Revenge

 

Title: Texas Christmas Revenge

Author: Connie Queen

Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense

Genre: Suspense, Christian Fiction, Romance

Source: JustRead Publicity Tours

My review:

From the opening scene Texas Christmas Revenge grabs your attention and sucks you in. There is a lot going on in this story and all is not as it seems.

Top Ten Tuesday-Thanksgiving edition

Happy Tuesday, friends! Today's theme is ten book characters I'd love to catch up on. I am not feeling it so will be going a different direction. Can you all believe that it is Thanksgiving week and Christmas is around the corner? I can't. This season seems to be moving so fast. I decided today that I will be part bookish/part get to know me for this prompt. To find out what our other bookish friends are doing for Top Ten Tuesday check out That Artsy Reader Girl

Monday, November 22, 2021

The Divine Commodity

Title: The Divine Commodity: Discovering a Faith Beyond Consumer Christianity

Author: Skye Jethani

Publisher: Zondervan

Genre: Christian Nonfiction, Christian Living, Theology

My Review:

Skye Jethani is an author I discovered a few months ago. I read his book What if Jesus was Serious About Prayer and knew I wanted to read more of his works. 

It's Monday! What are you reading #8

 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are planning to read over the week. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and add to your TBR pile! This meme is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

 

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Sunday Spotlight #7-Return of the Song

Happy Sunday, friends! A few weeks ago I started doing a "Sunday Spotlight" where I highlight a book/author that deserves more love!  I take a book that I have read and enjoyed that has less than 100
reviews on Goodreads and give it some extra love by drawing it to your attention! Maybe someday I will host a link party (if I can figure it out) to make it easier to participate. 

Title: Return of the Song

Series: The Rockwater Suite #1

Saturday, November 20, 2021

A Deep Divide

 Title: A Deep Divide

Series: Secrets of the Canyon #1

Author: Kimberley Woodhouse

Publisher: Bethany House

Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Christian Fiction,Mystery

Source: Bethany House

Reading challenges-50 books a year

Happy Saturday, friends! How are things going in your neck of woods? Things are going well here. It's much cooler than it has been and my husband and I got some much needed work done early this
morning, after dropping our son at work at 6:30 (it should be against the law to be at work that early on a Saturday 😉😂). But, on the plus side, we were productive, LOL! 

Friday, November 19, 2021

Christmas Diamond

Title: Christmas Diamond

Series: Jewel #3.5

Author: Hallee Bridgeman

Publisher: Olivia Kimbrell Press, Inc.

Genre: Christmas, Christian Fiction, Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Source: Library

First Line Friday #26-A Deep Divide

Happy Friday! My hope for this weekend is to continue trying to catch up as I am still behind on some of my deadlines (but almost caught up)!! What are your plans for this weekend? Welcome back to First Line Friday hosted by Meez Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower!! To join in the fun grab the book you are reading and leave a comment with the first line (or your link).  This week I am reading A Deep Divide by Kimberley Woodhouse. This is the first book in the Secrets of the Canyon series. It was published October 5, 2021. I am about halfway through the book and enjoying it. I love books about the Harvey Girls!! They fascinate me.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

A Most Peculiar Circumstance

Title: A Most Peculiar Circumstance (Audio)

Series: Ladies of Distinction #2

Author: Jen Turano

Narrator: Justine Eyre

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Humor

Source: Library

My review:

While A Most Peculiar Circumstance can be read as a stand-alone novel, I highly recommend reading Turano's first book in the series, A Change of Fortune. Most of the characters in this book were introduced in the first book.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Never Too Late

 Never Too Late JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Never Too Late by Susan L. Tuttle, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Never Too LateTitle: Never Too Late

Series: Along Came Love #3

Author: Susan L. Tuttle

Publisher: Iron Stream Media

Release Date: November 2, 2021

Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

MY REVIEW

I had never read anything by Susan Tuttle before. I was not prepared for the emotional roller coaster ride that Never Too Late took me on.

Can't Wait Wednesday- Much Ado About a Latte

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Typically they are books that have not been released yet. This week I am sharing Much Ado About a Latte by Kathleen Fuller. It releases January 4, 2022.


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday-New Authors

Happy Tuesday, friends! The theme for today's top ten Tuesday is if you like this then I recommend that. This was another hard one for me to wrap my head around, I just don't have the mental capacity for it. So, I decided to do a twist on it. So far this year I have read 132 new to me authors! I can barely wrap my head around that amount, but I was working on a reading challenge and it introduced me to new authors. So, I am going to try to narrow that down to the top 10 that I loved and can't wait to read more from/catch up on their backlist. Hopefully this will introduce you to a new author as well. To find out what our other bookish frJo are doing for Top Ten Tuesday check out That Artsy Reader Girl.

Monday, November 15, 2021

It's Monday! What are you reading? #7

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are planning to read over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and add to your TBR pile! This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at The Book Date.

What I am currently reading:

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Sunday Spotlight #6-A Jar Full of Light

Happy Sunday, friends! A few weeks ago I started doing a "Sunday Spotlight" where I highlight a book/author that deserves more love!  I take a book that I have read and enjoyed that has less than 100 reviews on Goodreads and give it some extra love by drawing it to your attention! Maybe someday I will host a link party (if I can figure it out) to make it easier to participate. 

 Title: A Jar Full of Light

Series: Aveline #2

Please Don't Tell Cooper That Jack is a Rabbit

Title: Please Don't Tell Cooper That Jack is a Rabbit

Series: Cooper the Dog #2

Author: Michelle Lander Feinberg

Publisher: SDP Publishing

Genre: Children's fiction

Source: Reedsy Discovery 

My Review:

Please Don’t Tell Cooper That Jack is a Rabbit is written by Michelle Lander Feinberg and illustrated by Anna Mosca. This is the second book that this dynamic team has produced. I love that the illustrator remained the same, keeping continuity between the stories.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Songs in the Storm

 

Title: Songs in the Storm

Series: Wind River Chronicles #2

Author: Kathy Geary Anderson

Publisher: Purple Autumn Press

Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Christian Fiction

Source: JustRead Publicity Tours

My Review:

While this is the second book in the Wind River Chronicles series it can be read as a stand-alone novel. However, a few scenes will make more sense if you have read the first book.

The First Songs of Christmas

Title: The First Songs of Christmas: A 31-Day Advent Devotional Meditations on Luke 1 &2

Author: Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Publisher: Moody Publishers

Genre: Christmas, Christian Nonfiction, Devotional

Source: Moody Publishers

My review:

I love the cover of The First Songs of Christmas. It is what drew me to this book.  I have never read anything by Nancy Wolgemuth but enjoyed her writing style in this book.

Friday, November 12, 2021

First Line Friday #25-Songs in the Storm

Happy Friday! Did time change kick anyone else's tail this week? By Wednesday I felt like the days were SO LONG! My hope for this weekend is to continue trying to catch up as I am still behind on some of my deadlines!! Welcome back to First Line Friday hosted by Meez Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower!! To join in the fun grab the book you are reading and leave a comment with the first line (or your link).  This week I am reading Songs in the Storm by Kathy Geary Anderson. This is the second book in the Wind River Chronicles series. I really enjoyed the first book and hope this one will be just as good.

A Delirious Summer

Title: A Delirious Summer (audiobook)

Series: Flabbergasted #2

Author: Ray Blackston

Publisher: Oasis Audio

Genre: Christian fiction, humor, Romance

Source: Scribd

My Review:

 I enjoyed A Delirious Summer every bit as much as I enjoyed the first book.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

A Picture of Hope

 Title: A Picture of Hope

Series: Heroines of WWII

Author: Liz Tolsma

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Suspense,

Source: Net Galley

My Review:

This is my first time reading a book by Liz Tolsma and I look forward to reading her other works. While A Picture of Hope is part of the Heroines of WWII series it is designed to be read alone. The books in the series can be read in any order.

Picture Imperfect

 

Picture Imperfect JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Picture Imperfect by Alyssa Roat & Hope Bolinger, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK  

Picture ImperfectTitle: Picture Imperfect

Series: Roseville Romances #1

Author: Alyssa Roat & Hope Bolinger

Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink

Release Date: November 5, 2021

Genre: Christian, Contemporary Romance

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Can't Wait Wedneday- Shadows of Swanford Abbey

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Typically they are books that have not been released yet. This week I am sharing Shadows of Swanford Abbey by Julie Klassen. I was blown away by Julie's Ivy Hill series. Shadows of Swanford Abbey is set to release December 7, 2021.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Amish Christmas Twins

 Title: Amish Christmas Twins

Author: Shelley Shepard Gray, Rachel J. Good, Loree Lough

Publisher: Kensington Publishers

Genre: Christian Fiction, Amish, Christmas

My Review:

THE CHRISTMAS NOT-WISH * Shelley Shepard Gray
This cute novella had so many of the ingredients that I love.

Top Ten Tuesday-Memorable Quotes

Happy Tuesday, friends! The theme for today's top ten Tuesday is memorable book quotes. This is a bit difficult for me because I don't keep a quote journal or anything like that. Sometimes I put memorable quotes in my reviews, and that is where I will be looking to hopefully find ten quotes. To find out what our other bookish friends are doing for Top Ten Tuesday check out That Artsy Reader Girl.

Monday, November 8, 2021

The Last Piece

Title: The Last Piece

Author: Terrie Todd

Publisher: Indie

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction,

My Review:

Be prepared for an emotional ride. I loved the idea of this book because I love doing jigsaw puzzles. The storyline is unique and I have never read anything like it. While I am not a huge Historical Fiction fan, Terrie Todd's books always amaze me.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Sunday Spotlight #5-Allison Pearl

Happy Sunday, friends! A few weeks ago I started doing a "Sunday Spotlight" where I highlight a book/author that deserves more love!  I take a book that I have read and enjoyed that has less than 100 reviews on Goodreads and give it some extra love by drawing it to your attention! Maybe someday I will host a link party (if I can figure it out) to make it easier to participate. 

Saturday, November 6, 2021

The Wedding Dress Christmas

Title: The Wedding Dress Christmas (audiobook)

Series: The Wedding Dress Collection #3.5

Author: Rachel Hauck

Publisher: Hauck House

Genre: Christian Fiction, Romance, Christmas

Source: Scribd

My Review:

I love reading Rachel Hauck's books. So when I noticed she had a Christmas book I HAD to listen to it.

The Goose Who Got to Love

Title: The Goose Who Got to Love

Author: Amadeus Vultznick

Publisher: Amadeus Vultznick

Genre: Children's Fiction

My Review:

Henry the Goose Who Got to Love is written for children between the ages of 6-10, however, I think it would be better suited for children a bit older.

Friday, November 5, 2021

A Season on the Wind

Title: A Season on the Wind

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Publisher: Revell

Genre: Christian Fiction, Amish, Romance,

My Review:

Opening a book and seeing a "meet the cast" section is a little scary for this reader. I was immediately leery because I have a hard time following quite a few characters, I am better with less. However, I need not have worried as the author took her time setting the stage and introduction of the characters.

First Line Friday #24-Henry the Goose Who Got to Love

Happy Friday and Hello November!! Is it cold where you are today? It is 36° here in my part of NC this morning!!  My hope for this weekend is to catch up as I am still behind on some of my deadlines!! Welcome back to First Line Friday hosted by Meez Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower!! To join in the fun grab the book you are reading and leave a comment with the first line (or your link).  This week I am reading Henry the Goose Who Got to Love by Amadeus Vultznick.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

The Fire of God's Presence

Title: The Fire of God's Presence: Drawing Near to a Holy God

Author: A. W. Tozer (compiled by James L. Snyder)

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

Genre: Christian Nonfiction, Christian Living

Source: my bookshelf 😊

My Review:

 This is exactly what Christians today need to experience: to come in front of that burning bush and discover their identity from God's perspective.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Labyrinth of Lies

 Title: Labyrinth of Lies

Series: Triple Threat #2

Author: Irene Hannon

Publisher: Revell

Genre: Christian Fiction, Suspense, Romance

Source: Revell and Net Galley

My Review:

 Labyrinth of Lies is about the oldest Reilly sister, Cate. Even though it is the second in the series it can be read as a stand alone novel. The first book in the series, Point of Danger, featured Cate's sister, Eve.

Point of Danger

Title: Point of Danger

Series: Triple Threat #1

Author: Irene Hannon

Publisher: Revell

Genre: Suspense, Christian Fiction, Romance

My Review:

I love Irene Hannon's books. I have read quite a few of them and look forward to each one. I grabbed this one from my local library.