Saturday, September 23, 2017

September Book Haul #3

I have a smallish haul this week, but I'm really excited about all three of them. They are all new releases, and two of them are physical book. I usually get ebooks when the go on sale. I'm cheap and they don't take up any shelf space. However, there are some books that are so pretty I want to hold them and smell them and put them on my shelves so I can look at them. Here are the books I picked up this week.

To Wager Her Heart (Belle Meade Plantation, #3)

Physical Books
Awaken: 90 Days with the God who SpeaksReading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything

I decided to get Tamera Alexander's books whenever they go on sale. She writes historical romance with a lot of really interesting details. They're comfort reads for me. A little bit of substance, a little bit of fluff.

 I pre-ordered Reading People a while a go so I could take advantage of the pre-order deals. It's a beautiful book, and it has the added benefit of the matchbook price on Kindle. I'll probably download it for $2.99 when I'm ready to read it. I wish more publishers would do this.

I've seen Awaken around the internet for the past couple of weeks, so when I saw it was on sale at Lifeway I picked it up. It's been a while since I've had a new devotional. I'm two days in and loving it so far.

What books did you get this week? Did you find any good sales? Let me know in the comments. Check out more book hauls at Tynga's Reviews.

Book Review ~ The House on Foster Hill by Jamie Jo Wright

The House on Foster Hill

I really loved this debut. It had a great characters and edge of your seat suspense. I loved the dual timelines and was equally interested in both stories. There were mysteries in both story lines that kept me guessing throughout the book. If you enjoy the mystery/thriller genre, I highly recommend this book.

I received this book for free for the purpose of review. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Can't Wait for Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

I'm linking up with Wishful Endings to share an upcoming release I'm excited about.

What I'm waiting for:
Where We Belong

When does it release? October 3, 2017

Why am I waiting? Lynn Austin is one of my favorite authors. I've already read and reviewed this book here, but I'm looking forward to getting physical copy for my shelves.

Monday, September 18, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading?

I'm linking up with the Book Date to share this week's TBR.

Just finished:
Where We BelongPerennials

Currently reading:
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #1)

Up next:
The House on Foster Hill

I did reviews of Where We Belong and Perennials here and here, so check those out if you're interested. What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

September Book Haul #2

Here are the books I picked up this week.

Some Tame Gazelle (Open Road)Jane and Prudence

The Uncertain SeasonWhen We Were Worthy

All of these are still on sale at the time of posting. I was really excited to get the Barbara Pym books for super cheap. I haven't seen them on sale before. The Uncertain Season and When We Were Worthy are both on my "can't wait for" lists. What books did you pick up this week? Let me know in the comments. Check out more book hauls at Tynga's Reviews.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Book Review ~ Where We Belong

Where We Belong

I really enjoyed this story about two plucky sisters, Rebecca and Flora, living in 1800's Chicago. These ladies followed their passion for travel and adventure in spite of the fact that very little was expected of them other than getting married and hosting social gatherings. I was presently surprised to discover this story is based loosely on a true story.

Rebecca is very stubborn and sometimes frustrating, but it's this stubborn streak that drives her to follow her heart and travel the world looking for ancient Bible manuscripts. She is brave and very loyal to her sister.

Flora is my favorite character. She is very caring and compassionate. She is an activist for the poor in the city of Chicago, but she's always up for an adventure with her sister. She and Rebecca make a good team.

Themes of forgiveness, the importance of prayer, grace, and the truth of scripture are frequent throughout the book. There were a lot of details about Christianity in America and other parts of the world at the time. Much of this story is set in 1890's Egypt which I really enjoyed. It felt exotic and unique...and hot. 

If you enjoy historical fiction with strong faith elements and not a lot of romance, I would highly recommend this book. 

I received this book for free for the purpose of review.