Monday, February 28, 2022

To Disguise the Truth

Title: To Disguise the Truth

Series: Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency #3

Author: Jen Turano

Publisher: Bethany House

Genre: Historical Fiction, Humor, Christian Fiction, Mystery

Source: Publisher provided

My review:

To Disguise the Truth is the third book in the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency series. It can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel, but I highly recommend reading the first two books in the series.

It's Monday! What are you reading? #7 '22

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 am reading Foundation of Love by Amy Clipston. It is the first book in An Amish Legacy series.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Approaching the Almighty: 100 Prayers of A. W. Tozer

Title: Approaching the Almighty: 100 Prayers of A. W. Tozer

Author: A. W. Tozer, complied by Phil Shappard

Publisher: Moody Publisher

Genre: Christian Nonfiction, Prayer

Source: Moody Publisher

My Review:

Approaching the Almighty has a beautiful hardcover. The book is divided into ten sections, with an introduction to each section. This book is the transcribed prayers of Tozer from his original sermon recordings.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

A Stranger's Game

Title: A Stranger's Game

Author: Colleen Coble

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Genre: Suspense, Romance, Christian Fiction

Source: Library

My review:

Colleen Coble has been one of my favorite authors for romantic suspense for a long time. Her stories are gripping and unique.

Stacking the Shelves #12, Sunday Post #9, Sunday Salon #4

Hey bookish friends! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend. We had a very full house this week and I am exhausted. It was a bit much for this introvert πŸ˜‚ My daughter and I spent a few hours at a used bookstore this morning and I plan to spend the rest of the day on the couch πŸ˜‚What are your plans for the weekend?

Friday, February 25, 2022

First Line Friday #40-To Disguise the Truth

Happy Friday, my bookish friends! Any plans for the weekend? This weekend I am planning to rest on Saturday, trying to recover from the busyness of the last week and a half...hopefully catch up a little bit too. Welcome back to First Line Friday hosted by Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower!! I am also linking up with Gilion on Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings. This is where you share the beginning of the book that you are reading. 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 To Disguise the Truth by Jen Turano.


Thursday, February 24, 2022

A Worthy Pursuit

Title: A Worthy Pursuit

Series: A Worthy Pursuit #1

Author: Karen Witemeyer

NarratorBarbara McCulloh

Publisher: Recorded Books Inspirational

Genre: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance,

Source: Library Hoopla

My review:

It's no secret that I adore Karen Witemeyer's historical fiction stories.  This story is no exception.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

The Secrets of Paper and Ink

Title: The Secrets of Paper and Ink

Author: Lindsay Harrel

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Genre: Christian Fiction, Contemporary, Historical

Source: Library

My review:

The Secrets of Paper and Ink is the first book I have read by Lindsay Harrel, but it won't be my last.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday-Celebrating Palindrome day-Two in Titles

Happy Tuesday my bookish friends!! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is books with dynamic duos in them. I am not feeling the topic so I am going rogue. I will be celebrating Palindrome day and highlighting books that I have read or plan to read with "Two" in the title. Happy two day!!! (2-22-22) Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can head over there to see what our other bookish friends are up to today!

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Monday, February 21, 2022

Northanger Abbey

Title: Northanger Abbey

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Wordsworth

Genre: Classics, Fiction, Romance

Source: Owned

My review:

Well, I enjoyed Northanger Abbey more than Sense and Sensibility. I think if I am really going to enjoy classics I need to listen to them on audio. That way I won't notice the long parts with no dialogue as much. 

It's Monday! What are you reading? #6 '22

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 am reading A Stranger's Game by Colleen Coble.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Stacking the Shelves #11, Sunday Post #8, Sunday Salon #3

Hey bookish friends! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend. My Saturday was taken up with opening my free little library (yay) and my daughter coming home from college with two friends, my son's friend popping in, and having my in-laws over for dinner. We had a very full house, with lots of laughter 😁 Today, I am exhausted, it was a bit much for this introvert πŸ˜‚What are your plans for the weekend?

Friday, February 18, 2022

First Line Friday #39-The Secrets of Paper and Ink

Happy Friday, my bookish friends! Any plans for the weekend? This weekend is super busy with opening my Free Little Library on Saturday, my daughter coming home for Spring Break, bringing two friends with her, and my in-laws coming for dinner. Sunday morning is Church and Sunday afternoon we are taking our youth group bowling. Welcome back to First Line Friday hosted by Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower!! I am also linking up with Gilion on Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings. This is where you share the beginning of the book that you are reading. 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 Secrets of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel. I started it on Monday, then set it aside to finish Northanger Abbey.


Thursday, February 17, 2022

Jane by the Book

Title: Jane by the Book

Series: Once Upon a Laugh

Author: Pepper Basham

Publisher: Woven Words Publication

Genre: Christian Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Humor

Source: owned

My review:

I was introduced to Pepper Basham last year and LOVED the books that I have had the opportunity to read. Jane by the Book is no exception. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Meet Me in Myrtle Beach

Title: Meet Me in Myrtle Beach (Audio)

Series: Hunt Family #1

Author: Brooke St. James

Publisher: Audible Audio

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christian Fiction

Source: own

My review:

Meet Me in Myrtle Beach is my first book by Brooke St. James.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

A Time to Love

Title: A Time to Love

Series: Quilts of Lancaster County #1

Author: Barbara Cameron

Publisher: Abingdon Press

Genre: Amish, Christian Fiction, Romance,

Source: Library

My review:

 I put reading A Time to Love off for a long time because I thought it would be more about war than it actually was. 

Top Ten Tuesday-WOW Books

 Happy Tuesday my bookish friends!! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is books that are too good to review properly. I know I have said this multiple times while I have been writing reviews, so will try to find 10 to share, hopefully ones that have not been overshared by me. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can head over there to see what our other bookish friends are up to today!

Click on the cover to be taken to the review:

Monday, February 14, 2022

It's Monday! What are you reading? #5 '22

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 finished 7 books this week but don't have time to do all the updates (mostly because I participated in a read-a-thon yesterday) πŸ˜€ Happy Valentine's Day, I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Currently reading:

The Second Sister

Title: The Second Sister

Author: Marie Bostwick

Publisher: Kensington Books

Genre: Contemporary Ficiton

Source: Library

My review:

The Second Sister is an emotional book about second chances.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Big Game Read-a-thon

Today I am participating in Jenn's Big Game Read-a-ton. Even if you did not sign up before today you are more than welcome to participate. You can head over to her blog for all the details!

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Bibliophile: Diverse Spines

Title: Bibliophile: Diverse Spines

Author: Jamise Harper

Illustrator: Jane Mount

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Genre: Nonfiction, Books about Books, Reference

Source: Library

My review:

The cover of Bibliophile: Diverse Spines is beautiful. I love that it has an attached bookmark (something a true book nerd can appreciate). The illustrations are eye-catching and engaging.

Stacking the Shelves #10, Sunday post #7, Sunday Salon #2

Hey bookish friends! I hope your weekend is off to a great start. I ended up at the doctor on Thursday, had a breathing treatment and came out of there with a diagnosis of bronchitis. I was also told to take a long weekend and rest, so I am planning on reading, blogging, and maybe watching a movie 😁 What are your plans for the weekend?

Friday, February 11, 2022

First Line Friday #38-A Time To Love

Happy Friday, my bookish friends! Any plans for the weekend? I was diagnosed with bronchitis yesterday and told to take a long weekend to rest and recover.  A perfect excuse to read, blog, and rest for the entire weekend. No complaints here. Welcome back to First Line Friday hosted by Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower!! I am also linking up with Gilion on Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings. This is where you share the beginning of the book that you are reading. This week I am reading A Time to Love by Barbara Cameron.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

The Distance Between Us

Title: The Distance Between Us

Series: Old Town Shops #1

Author: Kasie West

Publisher: Harper Teen

Genre: Young Adult, romance, Contemporary Fiction

Source: Library

My review:

The Distance Between Us was my first novel by Kasie West, but it will not be my last. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Christians in the Age of Outrage

Title: Christians in the Age of Outrage: How to Bring Our Best When the World is at its Worst

Author: Ed Stetzer

Publisher: Tyndale Momentum

Genre: Christian Nonfiction

Source: Library

My review: 

Christians in the Age of Outrage is the second book that I have read by Ed Stetzer. I loved the first one (Spiritual Warfare and Missions), and I loved this one, which tells me I need to read more of his works. I think what "got" me with both books is the relevancy factor. Both books are needed and relevant.

Can't Wait Wednesday-High-Wire Heartbreak

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 High-Wire Heartbreak by Anna Schmidt. It is book 6 in the Doors to the Past series, where each book features a dual-timeline period romantic suspense story set against a historic American landmark. They all stand alone and do not need to be read in order. As I was writing this post I realized it published 1.1.22, but since I have not been able to get my hands on it, I can't wait to read it πŸ˜‰ I have really enjoyed the other books I have read from this series and have high expectations for this one!

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Trust Me

Title: Trust Me

Author: Kelly Irvin

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Genre: Christian Fiction, Suspense,

Source: Net Galley

My review:

Kelly Irvin is an auto-read author of mine. If I see her name, regardless of what genre she is writing in, I am immediately excited to see what she has written. 

Top Ten Tuesday- Love Books

Happy Tuesday my bookish friends!! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is a love freebie. I am going do books with "love" in the title. I have more books on my Goodreads page with "love" in the title than I care to count πŸ˜‚ Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can head over there to see what our other bookish friends are up to today!

Top Twelve Books with "Love" in the title that I hope/plan to read in 2022 that are already on my TBR

Monday, February 7, 2022

At Your Request

Title: At Your Request (Audio)

Series: Apart from the Crowd #0.5

Author: Jen Turano

Narrator: Lauren Ezzo

Publisher: Two Words Publishing

Genre: Historical Fiction, Humor, Romance, Novella

Source: Hoopla

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Dreams of Gold

Title: Dreams of Gold

Series: Dream's Edge #2

Author:Traci Hunter Abramson

Publisher: Covenant Communications

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports, Fiction

Source: Net Galley

My review:

Dreams of Gold is the second book in the series. I strongly recommend reading the first book, An Unlikely Pair, as this book picks up right where that one left off. 

Saturday, February 5, 2022

To Write A Wrong

Title: To Write A Wrong (audio)

Series: The Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency #2

Author: Jen Turano

Narrator: Andrea Emmes

Publisher: Audible Audio

Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Mystery, Humor,

Source: Scribd

Stacking the Shelves #9/Sunday Post #6

Hey bookish friends! I hope your weekend is off to a great start. I am struggling with a few things today and it has increased my depression, so I am going to try to do things today that are relaxing 😁 What are your plans for the weekend?

Friday, February 4, 2022

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Author: Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Publisher: The Dial Press

Genre: Historical Fiction, World War II, Romance,

Source: Library

My review:

If I am being honest, I did not expect to enjoy this book. It is not something I would normally read. However, several people recommended it, and it's a book about books, so I thought I would try it.

First line Friday #37-Dreams of Gold

Happy Friday, my bookish friends! Any plans for the weekend? I'm honestly not sure what I will be doing with my time this weekend.  Welcome back to First Line Friday hosted by Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower!! I am also linking up with Gilion on Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings. This is where you share the beginning of the book that you are reading. 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 Dreams of Gold by Traci Hunter Abramson. This is the second book in the Dream's Edge series.

 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Life Flight

Title: Life Flight

Series: Extreme Measures #1

Author: Lynette Eason

Publisher: Revell

Genre: Christian Fiction, Suspense,

Source: Publisher Provided

My Review:

Lynette Eason is an auto-read author for me. I may not be able to get to her books as soon as they are published, but I read them as soon as I can. She is an author whose works I consistently enjoy. Life Flight is no exception.

Can't Wait Wednesday-Edgewater Road

 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 Edgewater Road by Shelley Shepard Gray. It is the first book of her new series The Rumors in Ross County. It is scheduled to release March 1, 2022. Shelley Shepard Gray is one of those authors that I try to read all their books. I can't wait to read her newest one!

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday: Character Names

Happy Tuesday my bookish friends!! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is character names in the title. I am going to tweak it just a little bit. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can head over there to see what our other bookish friends are up to today!

Top Ten Books with Character names that I hope to read in 2022: