Friday, April 3, 2020

First Line Friday ~ Daughter of Cana by Angela Hunt

I'm linking up with Hoarding Books to share the first line of my current read.

Daughter of Cana (Jerusalem Road #1)

 "That", my father said, nudging me as the smiling groom led his veiled bride through the courtyard gate, "should have been you." 

What are you reading this weekend? Let me know in the comments.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April Cover Love

So, April is a little short on covers that I'm excited about. I found a few that I wanted to share. Maybe the publishers are saving most of them for summer reading? Here are the ones that caught my eye.

 The Joy of Falling

The Socialite

The Book of Lost Friends

Truths I Never Told You

Lots of yellow this month. I'm pretty partial to The Joy of Falling. Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

March Wrap Up

Well, March has certainly been a month! I hope you are healthy and finding a way to manage through all of this uncertainty. I am trying to enjoy the slower pace this has brought to my life, and trying not to focus too much on the news and the things that are beyond my control. I was able to read a few books this month, and enjoyed all of them. Here are my thoughts on them.

The Dearly Beloved
The Dearly Beloved

This was a heavy book. I'm glad I read it early in the month. The writing was excellent, but the characters were extremely frustrating. I'm not sure why you would become a pastor if you didn't believe in God, but that's what happened. There was a sense of hopelessness throughout the book, which was sad, and also an obvious lack of Christ. The religious aspects of the book were much more universalist than Presbyterian or even generally Christian. If your looking for a book about friendship, this is a good one. If your looking for a book about the Christian faith, I would recommend you pass.

Things You Save in a Fire
Things You Save in a Fire

This book was positively delightful. Katherine Center does such a good job of rolling difficult topics into sweet, fun, emotional stories. I loved the main character, too. This book was a little spicier than what I usually read, but not so much that it bothered me or took away from the story. Highly recommended if you enjoy contemporary chick lit or romance, and don't mind some adult content.

Tidelands (The Fairmile #1)

This was the book that kept my reading total low this month. This baby was long, but I was in the mood for some epic, family centered, historical fiction. The setting was the English Civil War which doesn't get a lot love, so that was fun. The main character was incredible. I can't wait to see where her story leads. I'm looking forward to reading this series as it comes out.

Chasing Vines: Finding Your Way to an Immensely Fruitful Life
Chasing Vines

This was my non fiction read for March. I enjoyed it. There are a lot of parallels to vinyards and the Christian life. If you're a fan of Beth Moore you will love it.

 I'm probably going to focus on comfort reading in April, and maybe give a few of the review books that are back logged on my Kindle a try. I just downloaded an ecopy of my favorite author's new book, so I'm really looking forward to that. What books are getting you through these days? Let me know in the comments

Friday, March 27, 2020

First Line Friday ~ Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

I'm linking up with Hoarding Books to share the first line of my current read.

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

"From the very beginning it was the Great Lion who brought us together."

What are you reading this weekend? Let me know in the comments.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Can't Wait for The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate

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

The Book of Lost Friends

Release date: April 7, 2020 

This is on my most anticipated of the year list. I met Lisa Wingate last year and I asked her when her next fiction work was coming out. She mentioned this one. I have been eagerly anticipating (stalking) this books release. So excited!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday ~ My Spring TBR

I'm linking up with That Artsy Reader Girl to share what I'm reading this spring.

Several of my favorite authors have books releasing this spring, so I'm very excited about them. I'm in the mood for some deep historical fiction right now. I need to be reminded about the things that people before me had to endure, and what we, as a people, are capable of overcoming.

The Space Between UsLovely WarTidelands (The Fairmile #1)

Daughter of CanaThe Book of Lost Friends

Code Name HélèneThe Jane Austen SocietyThe Queen's Secret: A Novel of England's World War II Queen

If I Were YouStories That Bind UsSet the Stars Alight
Set the Stars Alight

I hope you read some lovely books this spring. I know everyone's lives are up in the air right now, so I hope you can find some comfort in reading good books.

Monday, March 16, 2020

It's Monday! What are you reading?

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

Just finished:
Things You Save in a Fire

Currently reading:
Tidelands (The Fairmile #1)Chasing Vines: Finding Your Way to an Immensely Fruitful Life

What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments.