Monday, October 31, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Linking up with Book Date to share my TBR for the week.

Just finished:
Crossing the Waters: Following Jesus Through the Storms, the Fish, the Doubt, and the Seas

Currently reading:
Shadow of the Storm (Out From Egypt, #2)A Sound Among the Trees

Up next:
Newton and Polly: A Novel of Amazing Grace

What are you reading this week?

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Book Review ~ Crossing the Waters by Leslie Leyland Fields

Crossing the Waters: Following Jesus Through the Storms, the Fish, the Doubt, and the Seas
Crossing the Waters

This was a really beautifully written memoir. Each chapter focuses on a different way Jesus ministered through water. The author used different life experiences to show the parallels between water and the Christian life. Many of her examples were from her time fishing with her family in Alaska. She also shared stories from her trip to the Holy Land. There are study questions in the back of the book for group discussion as well. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy spiritual memoir.

I received this book from the publisher for the purpose of review.

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Finding Margo by Jen Turano

What I'm waiting on:
Finding Margo (Finding Home #1)

When does it release? November 15, 2016

Why am I waiting? I've heard good things about this author, and I think this looks like a really cute contemporary. 

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme started by Breaking the Spine.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Big Creepy Houses

Here are some books where the house takes on a life of it's own. Not literally, but the houses in these books are almost more of a character than a setting. Some of them hold lots of secrets, and some of them are a bit creepy.

Dawn at Emberwilde (Treasures of Surrey, #2)The Sea Keeper's Daughters (Carolina #3)
Shadows of Ladenbrooke ManorSecret of Pembrooke Park
Mist of Midnight (Daughters of Hampshire, #1)Afloat
False Pretenses (Secrets of Roux River Bayou, #1)The Muir House
A Sound Among the TreesThe Thirteenth Tale

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Monday, October 24, 2016

It's Monday! What are You Reading?

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Today, I'm linking up with the Book Date to share what I'm reading this week.

Just finished:
Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray

Currently reading:
Crossing the Waters: Following Jesus Through the Storms, the Fish, the Doubt, and the SeasSince You've Been Gone

Up next:
Shadow of the Storm (Out From Egypt, #2)

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

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Beneath a Golden Veil by Melanie Dobson

What I'm Waiting on:
Beneath a Golden Veil: A Novel

When does it release? November 8, 2016

Why am I waiting? I had no idea this book was coming out until a couple of weeks ago. I have loved everything I have read by Melanie so far, so I already have it pre-ordered.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Characters I Would Name My Kids After

Here are some admirable characters I would love to name my children after. If I was going to have any more children. Which I'm not. Let's not start that rumor.

Abigail
Abigail (The Wives of King David, #2)

Hadassah
A Voice in the Wind

Emma
Emma

Violet
A Proper Pursuit

Jane
Jane Eyre

Alice
Wonderland Creek

Victoria
Victoria

Afton
Afton of Margate Castle  (Theyn Chronicles, #1)

Mercy
The Shape of Mercy

Camilla
For Time & Eternity (Sister Wife #1)

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Monday, October 17, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Today I am linking up with The Book Date to share what I have in my TBR for the week.

Just finished:
Counted With the Stars (Out from Egypt, #1)

Currently reading:
Mrs. Lee and Mrs. GrayTo Have and to Hold: Three Autumn Love Stories

Up next:
Crossing the Waters: Following Jesus Through the Storms, the Fish, the Doubt, and the Seas

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

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Quick Lit ~ October

Here are the books I've been reading lately and what I thought about them.

Burial Rites
This was The Deliberate Readers' book club pick for the month. Overall, it was beautifully written. I really sympathized with the main character. It was very slow moving, though. I skimmed through some of the middle parts to find out what happened. Good if you enjoy slower paced, character driven novels.

The Cautious Maiden (The Everstone Chronicles #4)
I enjoyed this Victorian era romance. I did a full review here.

Waves of Mercy
Lynn Austin is one of my favorite authors, and I got to be on her influencer team for this book. It was a lot of fun, and I got a free book. I did a full review here

The Stones Cry Out (Raleigh Harmon Mystery #1)
I read this one during hurricane Matthew. It was a good diversion, and moved quickly. I have the next two books in the series, and plan on reading them soon. This is my one of my mom's favorite series, so it will be nice to discuss it with her. Raleigh Harmon is an interesting character. I'm interested to see where the story goes.

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
If you have ever felt rejected, I would recommend this book. I've been dealing with feeling left out, duped, and, well, uninvited lately. This book was a good reminder that a lot of the feelings we deal with right now are tied to things that happened in the past, and that God never rejects us. I plan on buying my own copy so I can highlight and mark it up good.

This Road We Traveled


I thought this was a really well written and well researched book. I loved the miltigenerational points of view. The female characters were strong but still feminine. I found the main male characters to be a little infuriating at times. The main part of the book took place on the Oregon trail. I learned a lot about this period of history and found it fascinating. Once the main characters settled down, I felt the story really slowed down, but it was still a very good read.

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

Those are my read for this month. Check out more Quick Lit posts at Modern Mrs. Darcy.







Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday ~ The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen

What I'm waiting on:
The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill (Tales from Ivy Hill, #1)

When does it release? December 6, 2016

Why am I waiting? Julie Klassen is a go to author for me. I'm really excited that she's writing a series.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books Amazon Thinks I Should Read

I love to look at the "recommended for you" section on my Kindle. Here are ten books Amazon thinks I would enjoy.

She Walks in Power (Protectors of the Spear #1)The Undoing of Saint Silvanus
The Secret to Hummingbird CakeThe Promise of Jesse Woods
Hidden Things (Faded Photograph #2)Joni: An Unforgettable Story
All the Pretty Things: The Story of a Southern Girl Who Went Through Fire to Find Her Way HomeLet Your Light Shine: Being a Light in a Dark World
Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane, #1)The Goodbye Bride (Summer Harbor, #2)

Have you read any of these? I've heard good things about Beth Moore's new book, and The Goodbye Bride looks good too. Let me know in the comments.

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