Saturday, October 3, 2015

Stacking the Shelves ~ October 4, 2015

I usually wait and do Stacking the Shelves at the end of the month, but I have already gotten a lot of books over the past week. Paperback Swap has really come through lately, and I have been able to get several books for my mom. I also, of course, picked up some Kindle books.

Paperback Swap
On the Run (Ivy Malone Mysteries, #3)The Rivers Run DryNosy in Nebraska (Maxie Mouse Mystery #1-3)KidnappedFull Disclosure

On This Foundation (Restoration Chronicles, #3)Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study GirlMy Brother's Crown (Cousins of the Dove #1)Rebecca

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Book Review ~ Secrets She Kept by Cathy Gohlke

Secrets She Kept

This is pretty much going to be me gushing. I LOVED this book. It was so good. The quality of the writing was excellent, and the characters were amazing. The good ones and the bad ones. The story was told in alternating first person POVs. I loved watching Hannah uncover the mystery of her family and the part they played in the war. Her mother Lieslelotte was so brave when she was young and so misunderstood later in life. This is one of my favorites this year and has cemented Cathy Gohlke as one of my favorite authors. If you enjoy historical fiction or family drama, you will enjoy this book.

I received this book for free from Tyndale House for the purpose of review.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Embers by Ronie Kendig

What I'm waiting on:
Embers ( Abiassa's Fire, #1)

When does it release? October 16, 2015

Why am I waiting? I have heard good things about Ronie Kendig, but she usually writes military romances. Not a genre I would enjoy. I do enjoy fantasy, though, and this looks like a promising series.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books to Read if You Enjoyed The Nightingale

I read The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah earlier this year. It is one of my favorite books of the year, so far. I loved the dual time periods and the characters. It was very gritty and hard to read in some parts, but there was a lot of hope throughout the story. Here are ten books that remind of The Nightingale.

Secrets She KeptA Sparrow in Terezin (Hidden Masterpiece #2)Secrets of a Charmed LifeThe Butterfly and the Violin (Hidden Masterpiece, #1)The Sentinels of Andersonville
The Girl You Left BehindThe Hiding PlaceThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyThe Magic of Ordinary DaysChateau of Secrets

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Stacking the Shelves ~ September

All of my purchases this month were Kindle books. We gave our entertainment center/book shelves to my son and his new bride.Now my books are homeless and being stored in boxes in my dining room. So...I am currently not buying physical books. We'll see how long I can hold out on that. Here are the ebooks I purchased in October.

 The Sea Keeper's Daughters (Carolina #3)Hiding PlacesInfiltration (Harbingers #7)Siren's Fury (Storm Siren, #2)Not a Drop to Drink (Not a Drop to Drink, #1)
The ImmortalMasquerade

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday ~ On This Foundation

What I am waiting on:
On This Foundation (Restoration Chronicles, #3)

When does it release? October 6, 2015

Why am I waiting? Although this is not my favorite time period to read about, Lynn Austin is my favorite author. I always read her new releases. The is the final book in the Restoration Chronicles. I enjoyed the second book much better than the first, and I have high hopes that this will be the best of the three.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015