Saturday, February 6, 2016

Book Haul ~ February

Here are the new books I picked up last month:

Paperback Swap
Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the MistWhite Picket FencesThere Goes Santa Claus (Ivy Towers, Bk 4)A Woman's Guide to Knowing What You Believe: How to Love God With Your Heart and Your Mind

Stars Over Sunset BoulevardWild in the Hollow: On Chasing Desire and Finding the Broken Way HomeJustified (Mended Hearts, #2)The Stones Cry Out (Raleigh Harmon Mystery #1)The Feathered Bone
The Memoir of Johnny Devine

I have already read Stars over Sunset Boulevard. It was excellent. I'm really looking forward to The Feathered Bone, so I'll probably read that one next.

I'm linking up with The Deliberate Reader for New on the Stack  and Tynga's Reviews for Stacking the Shelves.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Book Review ~ Flirtation Walk by Siri Mitchell

Flirtation Walk

I thoroughly enjoyed this historical romance set just before the Civil War at West Point. Siri Mitchell did a great job researching and bringing the era to life. It took me a few chapters to get into the story, but then it took off at a good pace. This novel rotates between the main characters POV, but they are very unique and easy to differentiate. I especially enjoyed watching  Lucinda's story unfold and her character grow throughout.

The themes of redemption and grace are prominent in this story, and the faith elements are woven in very well. There is also a lot of humor and lightheartedness from the supporting cast. I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy romance and Civil War era novels.

I received this book for review from Netgalley.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Annabel Lee

What I'm waiting on:
Annabel Lee (Coffey & Hill #1)

When does it release? March 1, 2016

Why am I waiting? The cover really caught my eye, and the synopsis makes me want to know more.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Historical Settings

Historical fiction is by far my favorite genre. There isn't a setting or time period I don't enjoy. Here are some of my favorites.

Biblical Fiction
Gods and Kings (Chronicles of the Kings, #1)The Shadow WomenThe Pharaoh's Daughter (Treasures of the Nile #1)

Ancient Rome/Early Church
The Centurion's Wife (Acts of Faith, #1)A Voice in the Wind (Mark of the Lion, #1)

Middle Ages
Afton of Margate Castle  (Theyn Chronicles, #1)The Greatest Knight (William Marshal, #2)The Unquiet Bones (Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon Chronicles #1)

Early American History
The Traitor's Wife: The Woman Behind Benedict Arnold and the Plan to Betray AmericaWashington's Lady (Ladies of History, #3)

Regency England
The Apothecary's DaughterSecret of Pembrooke ParkThe Curiosity Keeper (Treasures of Surrey, #1)

Civil War
Flirtation WalkFire by Night (Refiner's Fire, #2)All Things New

Turn of the Century
A Proper PursuitA Fall of MarigoldsBeyond All Dreams

Roaring Twenties
Love Comes CallingThe Hatmaker's HeartA Flying Affair

Depression Era
Hidden PlacesAngel Sister (Rosey Corner, #1)

World War 2
Secrets of a Charmed LifeWhile We're Far ApartSecrets She Kept

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday ~ The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder

What I'm waiting for:
The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder (Herringford and Watts, #1)

When does it release? March 1, 2016

Why am I waiting? This looks like  a cute, fun read. I need more of those in my life.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Flirtation Walk

What I'm waiting on:
Flirtation Walk

When does it release? March 1, 2015

Why am I waiting? I'm actually not waiting. I got this book through Netgalley and started it last night. I have really enjoyed Siri Mitchell's most recent books. This one is set at West Point in the 1800's. looks like it will be a nice Valentine's Day read.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Newest Books on My TBR

My library is great at purchasing the books I request for Overdrive. Here are their most recent purchases.

Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving WorldThe Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles, #2)The Painter's DaughterUntil The DawnAudacious
The Boy Most Likely ToAcross the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)The Secret Life of Anna BlancThe Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)To Win Her Favor (Belle Meade Plantation, #2)

I'm very thankful for a library that tries to buy what it patrons want to read. If you enjoy reading on an ereader, check your local library's Overdrive program. It has saved me lots of time and money.

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