Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Like a Flower in Bloom by Siri Mitchell


When is it being released? January 6, 2015

Why am I waiting? I love Siri Mitchell's books. I don't know much about this one, but she hasn't disappointed me yet. And the cover is lovely.

Check out more Waiting on Wednesday posts at Breaking the Spine.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Characters That Deserve Their Own Books

Today's top ten is characters that need their own book. This is an interesting topic. There are always characters in the back ground that are some what mysterious. Here are a few that I feel have a story to tell.

768950 This series focused on Susan Mitchell, but I would love to learn more about what happened to her son Jake after the series was over. I also would like a prequel about her husband Mark and his early days in our reality. And I think Kieran and Nolan deserve their own book as well.

1793400 Aunt Birdie is a charming, loveable character. I would love a prequel focusing on her love story, but I would need to keep the tissues handy.

9523275 Etzel Stifflebeam and Mina Klug need their own story. And it better be a romance. That's all I'm sayin'.

2970548 I loved this book, but I really feel like there was a lot of story left to tell. Elin, Kirsten and Sofia each need their own book.

What characters would you like to see more of? Check out some other top ten lists at The Broke and the Bookish.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books to Reread

Today I am linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for Top Ten Tuesday. Today's top ten list is books I want to reread. I'm kind of excited about this list, because I have been rereading books lately. I want to be purposeful next year about rereading some old favorites, too. So, here some books I would like to read again.

Sword of Lyric

Threads of Change

Chronicles of Narnia

Lord of the Rings

Jane Eyre


Do you like to Reread books, or are you a one time only reader? I'm usually a one timer, but I find as I get older, I forget a lot of the details. I'm looking forward to refreshing my memory with these.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Book Review ~ Where Treetops Glisten

 I saw this book around on different message board, and I thought it looked really good. It is a collection of three novellas following the Turner siblings as they serve their country and live their lives during WW2.

In White Christmas, Abigail Turner has sworn off love after her boyfriend was killed in Pearl Harbor. Then she meets a man who needs her help to solve a mystery.In I'll Be Home for Christmas, Pete Turner tries to show a young widow that he isn't the bully that she remembers from childhood. The final story, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, takes us to war torn Europe where Merry Turner is trying to forget that the love of her life was a traitor.

Each of the novellas is written by a different author, but they tie together very well. I think I enjoyed I'll Be Home for Christmas the most out of the three. All of the stories deal with themes of loss and redemption. They are the perfect short reads for the Christmas season. I recommend this book for readers of romance and historical fiction.

I received this book for free from Waterbrook Press for the purpose of review.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Esther: Royal Beauty by Angela Hunt

Today I am linking up with Breaking the Spine for Waiting on Wednesday. Here is the book I am most anxiously waiting on;


When it will release: January 6, 2014

Why I am waiting: I have been a fan of Angela Hunt for about 20 years. The first book I read by her was Afton of Margate Castle. She set the bar high for me for Christian Historical Fiction. she has been writing more contemporary women's fiction lately, so I am giddy that she is going back into the historical. This will one I will probably go ahead and pay full price for. Thankfully, I should have some Christmas money to work with.

What books are you looking forward to?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Favorite Creepy Books

Here are some books that have given me the creeps. Just a note: it doesn't take much!


These are all great reads. Flowers in the Attic has some "stuff" in it that I would not recommend for a less mature crowd. It definitely falls into the guilty pleasure category. I think The Oath is about the scariest book I have ever read. What books have creeped you out? Check out more creepy reads at The Broke and the Bookish.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday ~ The Secret of Pembrooke Park

Today, I am linking up with Breaking the Spine for Waiting on Wednesday, a weekly meme to discuss the books we cannot wait to get our hand's on. But we have to...cause they aren't out yet.

The book I am waiting for:

When it will be released: December 2, 2014

Why I am waiting: I have thoroughly enjoyed all of Julie Klassen's Regency era novels. They are pure escapism at its best. I would definitely recommend them if you enjoy Jane Austen or historical romance.

What books are you anxiously awaiting?