Monday, April 24, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading?

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

Currently reading:
The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus KnowsA Stranger at Fellsworth (Treasures of Surrey, #3)Truly Madly Guilty

Up next:
Catching the Wind

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Book Haul Week 3

Here are the books I picked up over the past couple of weeks. They are all Kindle books, and several of them were free.

The Blue JayA Trail of Crumbs: A Novel of the Great DepressionLeaving Oxford (Southern Hearts #1)
The Man Who Was Thursday: A NightmareSo True a Love (Daughters of His Kingdom #2)Arms of Promise

Kindle Books
A Broken Kind of BeautifulThe Tumbling Turner Sisters: A NovelBreath for the Bones: Art, Imagination, and Spirit: Reflections on Creativity and Faith

Check out more Stacking the Shelves at Tynga's Reviews for more book hauls.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Book Review ~ A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti

A Fragile Hope

About the book:
Hope grows when seeds are planted-even in the muddy middle of life.
Josiah Chamberlain's life's work revolves around repairing other people's marriages. When his own is threatened by his wife's unexplained distance, and then threatened further when she's unexpectedly plunged into an unending fog, Josiah finds his expertise, quick wit and clever quips are no match for a relationship that is clearly broken.
Feeling betrayed, confused, and ill-equipped for a crisis this crippling, he reexamines everything he knows about the fragility of hope and the strength of his faith and love. Love seems to have failed him. Will what's left of his faith fail him, too? Or will it be the one thing that holds him together and sears through the impenetrable wall that separates them?

A Fragile Hope has a great message of hope for marriages in trouble. Unfortunately, I struggled to connect with the story or the writing style. The book is told in third person, but it's told through the eyes of Josiah in a style that keeps you inside his head the whole time. I found Josiah to be arrogant and self absorbed to the point that I just could not enjoy the story. I also felt things wrapped up too quickly and neatly for all the problems the couple had going on. I wish I could have enjoyed this book more than I did. There are a lot of four and five star reviews on Goodreads. I would suggest checking those out to see if this is something you would enjoy reading. 

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Can't Wait for Wednesday ~ Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson

What I'm waiting for:
Catching the Wind

When does it release? May 9, 2017

Why am I waiting? I've read two other books by this author and loved them both.

Check out more up coming releases at Wishful Endings.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Things That Make Me Want to Read a Book

I'm linking up with The Broke and the Bookish to share my top ten reasons I want to read a book.

1. It has a beautiful cover.
2. It's by one of my favorite authors.
3. It is the next book in a series I've been reading.
4. It's on the "new" shelf at the library.
5. It goes on sale.
6. It's set during WW2.
7. My book club is reading it.
8. It's set during a time period I don't know much about.
9. Modern Mrs. Darcy recommends it.
10. I have to review it soon.

What are your reasons for picking up a book to read? Let me know in the comments.

Monday, April 17, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading?

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

Just finished:
The Secret Keeper

Currently reading:
A Fragile HopeNone Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing)

Up next:
A Stranger at Fellsworth (Treasures of Surrey, #3)Truly Madly GuiltyThe Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Can't Wait for Wednesday ~ A Stranger at Fellworth

What I can't wait for:
A Stranger at Fellsworth (Treasures of Surrey, #3)

When does it release? May 16, 2017

Why am I waiting? I love a good Regency era mystery.

Check out more upcoming releases at Wishful Endings.