Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday ~ The Choosing

What I'm waiting on;
The Choosing

When does it release? May 19, 2015

Why am I waiting? Well, it's Ted Dekker's daughter, so I'm curious to see how good a writer she is. Also, I have been wanting to read a good dystopian for a while. 

Check out more upcoming releases at Breaking the Spine.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

Book Review: Still Life by Christa Parrish

Still Life

Still Life is the second book I have read by Christa Parrish. I have several of her books on my Kindle, and I always mean to get around to reading them. I really enjoyed this one. It explores the themes of love, grace, grief, and finding your true home. I loved Ada's story, and I would have liked it if the entire book was about her. She and her husband have an interesting relationship. He rescued her from a cult where she was kept from the outside world.

 This book gives you a lot to think about. It is told from the POV of several characters. The author does an excellent job making each voice unique. The ending is left open for more story, so I am hoping for a sequel. 

I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys character driven fiction.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Stacking the Shelves ~ April Edition

I bought twenty-two books over the last month. Actually, I bought eighteen, won two in a giveaway, and got two for review. Still, that's quite a lot. I blame Amazon and their ridiculous sales. I mean, who can turn down a book for a dollar. Obliviously, not me. Here are the books.

Giveaways:
A Sparrow in Terezin (Hidden Masterpiece #2)Jesus Outside the Lines: A Way Forward for Those Who Are Tired of Taking Sides

Paperbackswap:
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant SocietyA Thousand Voices (Tending Roses #5)

Books for Review:
Nobody's Cuter Than You: A Memoir about the Beauty of FriendshipBetter All the Time (The Darlings, #2)

Ebooks
The Muir HouseOne More Last Chance (A Place to Call Home, #2)When Did I Stop Being Barbie and Become Mrs. Potato Head?: Learning to Embrace the Woman You've BecomeQueen of the Waves (American Tapestries)A Lady's Choice (American Tapestries)Take This Cup (The Jerusalem Chronicles #2)At Home in Last Chance (A Place to Call Home, #3)This Quiet SkyGrounded (Windy City Neighbors #1)

Physical Books from the Bookstore
UndetectedThe Passion of Mary-MargaretHere to Stay (Where Love Begins, #2)Leaving Cold SassyBlessingsA Woman's Heart for God: Drawing Closer to the Lover of Your SoulThe Headmistress of Rosemere (Whispers on the Moors, #2)

Check out Tynga's Reviews to see what every one else is acquiring.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Beautiful Daughters

What I am waiting on:
The Beautiful Daughters

When does it release? April 28,2015

Why am I waiting? Nicole wrote the Threads of Change series, which is one of my favorites. Her characters are complex and you can't help but cheer for them. She writes excellent literary fiction.

Check out more upcoming releases at Breaking the Spine.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Favorite Authors

Here are some of my favorite authors and their most recent books. These are all auto buy authors for me, and I have read and enjoyed the majority of their books.

Lynn Austin
Keepers of the Covenant (The Restoration Chronicles #2)

Susan Meissner
Secrets of a Charmed Life

Angela Hunt
Esther: Royal Beauty (Dangerous Beauty, #1)

Siri Mitchell
Like a Flower in Bloom

Francine Rivers
Bridge to Haven

Mary Demuth
The Day I Met Jesus: The Revealing Diaries of Five Women from the Gospels

Nicole Baart
Sleeping in Eden

Sharon Hinck
The Restorer (Sword of Lyric Series #1)

Carla Stewart
A Flying Affair

Erin Healy
Motherless

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Quick Lit ~ April Edition

Here are some of the books I have been reading lately.

Nobody's Cuter Than You: A Memoir about the Beauty of Friendship
I really enjoyed this memoir about friendship. I did a full review here.

A Sparrow in Terezin (Hidden Masterpiece #2)
I loved this frame story set in the present day and WW2. I reviewed it here.

The Sentinels (Harbingers Book 3)
Each of the books in this series are written by a different author. I wasn't really impressed with the first installment, but this one by Angela Hunt was pretty good. Sci-Fi with supernatural elements make for an interesting story.Each novella is under one hundred pages, so these are quick reads.

Everything the Bible Says About Prayer: How do I know God hears my prayers? What should I ask for when I pray? What does God say about worshiping in prayer? How should I pray for my family?
This book is more of a resource than a how-to or devotional. Each chapter covers a topic of prayer and a lot of scripture to refer to on that topic.

A Promise Kept
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. The stories were well told, and I loved the themes of prayer and redemption that were woven through out. I highly recommend it.

Check out more Quick Lit at Modern Mrs. Darcy.