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

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday ~ The Bronte Plot

What I'm waiting on:
The Brontë Plot

When does it release? November 3, 2015

Why am I waiting? I enjoyed this author's debut novel, Dear Mr. Knightley, but I wasn't thrilled with her next book, Lizzy and Jane. I'm hoping I enjoy this one. I love the whimsical cover art and the title. I have already pre-ordered it.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Book Review ~ The Sword and the Song by C. E. Laureno

The Sword and the Song (The Song of Seare #3)

The Sword and the Song is the final installment in The Song of Seare series. I really enjoyed all three of these books. The world building is excellent. Seare is a beautiful island full of interesting characters and magic. I got very attached to the characters and very involved in their lives. I'm sad to say good bye to them. The author did leave the ending open so maybe there will be a companion series in the future? I would definitely read more stories set in this world. If you enjoy fantasy I would highly recommend this series. I would also recommend it to someone who is new to the genre. It is easy to follow the story line, and the character development is very good. 

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

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday ~ My Brother's Crown

What I am waiting on:
My Brother's Crown (Cousins of the Dove #1)

When does it release? October 1, 2015

Why am I waiting? I don't think either one of these authors writes historical fiction, so I am interested to see what they do with this time period. I have pre-ordered this book.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Series I Haven't Finished Yet

Here are some of the series I am right in the middle of right now.

Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty (Dangerous Beauty, #2)Until the Harvest (Appalachian Blessings #2)The Pharaoh's Daughter (Treasures of the Nile #1)Mist of Midnight (Daughters of Hampshire, #1)Beneath the Forsaken City (Song of Seare, #2)On This Foundation (Restoration Chronicles, #3)Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)The ChoosingThe Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)Storm Siren (Storm Siren, #1)

Most of these are still being written. I am going to complete a couple of them this month. Check out more top ten lists at The Broke and the Bookish.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Book Review ~ The Sea Keeper's Daughters

The Sea Keeper's Daughters (Carolina #3)

This is the third book in the Carolina trilogy by Lisa Wingate and it is my favorite of the three. This follows the story of Whitney Monroe as she tries to save her restaurant. She returns to her family's historic hotel in North Carolina in hopes to sell it, but she stumbles across several mysterious items that send her on a search for her roots and family members she didn't even know existed.

This novel is told with a contemporary story line and an historic story line that is told through letters. I enjoyed both equally. I thought the characters were engaging and well developed. I couldn't wait to uncover the mystery along with Whitney. I also loved the setting. It was the perfect end of the summer read. I would recommend reading the series in order. There are some loose ends that are tied up in this final book. I would recommend this whole series to women that enjoy literary historical fiction.

I received this book for free for review from Tyndale through Netgalley.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ARC August Wrap Up

I had great success this month getting my ARCs read and reviewed. I had six ARCs. I read and reviewed five, and I am halfway through the sixth. It really helped that these were all books that I was looking forward to reading. Here are the books I read and links to the reviews.

Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty (Dangerous Beauty, #2)

Luther and Katharina: A Novel of Love and Rebellion

Hope Harbor

Not by Sight
Not By Sight

Chivalrous (Valiant Hearts, #2)

Check out more ARC August posts at Read.Sleep.Repeat