Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Keepers of the Covenant

Today I am linking up with Breaking the Spine for Waiting on Wednesday. This is a chance to feature an up coming release that I am anxiously anticipating.This week's book is Keepers of the Covenant by Lynn Austin.

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Why I'm waiting?
Lynn Austin is my favorite author, and she rarely disappoints. Although I didn't love the first book in this series, I still have high hopes for this installment.

Monday, September 15, 2014

What I'm Reading

It's time for some "twitterature" book review's. Here is my end-of-the-summer reading list.

18850688I heard really great things about this book, and I wasn't disappointed. It is a lovely story about the power of art and music in the middle of all of the ugliness of war. The modern day love story was a little sappy and convienient, but that didn't detract from how wonderful the historical story was. I loved it.

80347There is so much grace and redemption in this book. This was a re-read for me, and I loved it just as much the second time around.


18634024I have read the other books in this series and enjoyed them all. They are funny and easy to read, and will put a smile on your face. They follow a pastor's family that lives in a small Texas town named Fred. The story is told from the son's point of view. As a minister's wife there is so much to relate to. I love this series.

For more short reviews, check out Modern Mrs. Darcy.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

What I read In August

I had a great reading month in August. I read eight books which is pretty good for me. Participating in the Bout of Books read-a-thon was a big motivator. I also did the Tyndale summer reading program and won some free books through that. Here are my August reads:
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The Lynn Austin books were re-reads for me. I think I enjoyed Wonderland Creek more this time around than the first time I read it. I was a little disappointed in Revolutionary. My favorite of the month was The Antelope in the Livingroom. So funny. What have you been reading lately?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Bout of Books 11 Wrap Up

The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon officially ended last night. I got quite a lot of reading done this week. I almost reached my goal of finishing three books. I completed two and read more than half of the third book. My page total was 745. Not too shabby.

I really love doing read-a-thons and I am already looking forward to Bout of Books 12 coming in January.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Recent Aquisitions ~ August ~ Part 2

Here are a few more books I picked up recently.

Hope at Dawn by Stacy Henrie ~ I know almost nothing about this one. It's set during WW1, and it has a beautiful cover.

The Hatmaker's Heart by Carla Stewart ~ This was one of my most anticipated books of the year. I finally found a copy at a decent price. Can't wait to read it.

Gone South by Meg Mosely ~ This one is a contemporary. Looks like Southern fiction, cuz, you know, the name.

When Sparrows Fall by Meg Mosely ~ I went on a Meg Mosely binge when I found these for cheap on Amazon. I have never read this author before, so I hope these are good.

A Promise Kept by Robin Lee Hatcher ~ This one got a lot buzz on all the book blogs when it came out. It looks to be a dual time line story. I love those. Really looking forward to this one.

That's a wrap of list #2. I will have one more haul list this month. What books have you bought lately?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Bout of Books 11 ~ Goals

I participated in The Bout of Books Read-a-thon 10 a few months ago. It was so much fun I decided to do it again. I have set some pretty easy goals for myself. I want to read one nonfiction book and two fiction books. Here is my TBR for the week.

Oath of the Brotherhood by C.E. Laureano
Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin

We are using #boutofbooks on Twitter, and here is a link to the sign up post.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Recent Aquisitions ~ August ~ Part 1

I have decided to dust off the old blog and start posting again. It's always nice to share hauls. Nothing like rubbing in all the book buying I have been doing. I decided to split it into three parts. I don't want to overwhelm anyone. Seriously, though, most of these I got for free or very cheap.

Rival Hearts (Quilts of Love) ~ Tara Randel
I have heard good things about this series. Each book features a quilt. Other than that these are stand alone books that can be read in any order.This one looks to be a contemporary romance. Not my favorite genre, but I will give it a try.

A Moment in Time (Lone Star Brides #2) ~ Tracie Peterson ~ I haven't read book one of this series, but my library has it. From the blurb on the back, though, it looks like it can be read as a stand alone.

For Love or Loyalty (The Macgregor Legacy #1) ~ Jennifer Hudson Taylor ~ I won a signed copy of this book. It looks good.

The Amish Groom (The Men of Lancaster County) ~ Mindy Starns Clark, Susan Meissner ~ I've already read this one. If you like Amish fiction you should check it out. It's a little different than your typical Amish romance.

For Such a Time ~ Kate Breslin ~ This is a retelling of the story of Esther set during WW2. I love retellings. I love Esther. I'm going to be reading this one soon.

The Dancing Master ~ Julie Klassen ~ I have enjoyed all of the books I have read by this author so far. This one is supposed to be Foot Loose meets Pride and Prejudice. Sounds great to me!

Carolina Gold ~ Dorothy Love ~ This is a new author for me. I thought the premise sounded good. It's set just after the Civil War and inspered by a true story. I love the timed period, and the cover is pretty.

There are some of my recent book buys. Looks like I've got a lot of reading to do!

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