Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Can't Wait for Where the Light Falls by Allison Pataki

I'm linking up with Wishful Endings to share an upcoming releases I'm excited about.

What I'm waiting for:
Where the Light Falls

When does it release? July 11, 2017

Why am I waiting? Alison Pataki has become one of my favorite historical fiction authors. I can't wait to see what she does with the French Revolution.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

June Book Haul #3

Here are all the books I got this week.

At Home in Mitford (Mitford Years, #1)Grounded Hearts

All the Secrets We Keep (Quarry Road, #2)Bridge to Haven

I won All the Secrets We Keep and Grounded Hearts in Goodreads Giveaways. Enter those giveaways, y'all! Check out more hauls at Tynga's Reviews.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Book Review ~ Egypt's Sister by Angela Hunt

Egypt's Sister (The Silent Years #1)

I am always excited when one of my favorite authors comes out with a new book. I have been reading Angela Hunt's books for years, and I am never disappointed. She writes in historical and contemporary genres, and I enjoy both of them. However, her Biblical fiction is my favorite. In this newest series, she is tackling the "silent years" between the Old and New Testament. Egypt's Sister is a fictionalized account of Cleopatra's rise to power told thru the eyes of her closest friend, Chava.

I loved the character development of Chava through out this book. She begins as a pampered, shallow girl who wants nothing more than to spend all of her time with her friend, the princess. Her relationship with Cleopatra boarders on obsessive. Eventually she is betrayed by her friend and she learns to rely on God. By the end of the book, she is a mature women who knows her own mind.

Another wonderful aspect of this book is the historical detail. I learned so much about the day to day lives of the Egyptians and Romans of that time. It also put the timeline leading up to the birth of Christ into perspective. The scope and detail reminded of the Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers.

If you enjoy historical fiction with a lot of detail and strong female characters, I would definitely recommend this book. I cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out so I can learn more about this fascinating time in history. 

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

Can't Wait for Egypt's Sister by Angela Hunt

I'm linking up with Wishful Endings to share and upcoming release I can't wait to read.

What I'm waiting for:
Egypt's Sister (The Silent Years #1)

When does it release? July 4, 2017

Why am I waiting? I read anything Angela Hunt writes. I received an ARC of this book and finished it last night. It was amazing

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

What are you reading this week?

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

Just finished:
The Jane Austen Project

Currently reading:
Egypt's Sister (The Silent Years #1)

Up next:

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

Saturday, June 10, 2017

June Book Haul #2

I won a couple of Goodreads giveaways recently, which is always fun. I love free books. I also had a birthday last week and used some of my money to get The Alice Network. I don't pay full price for ebooks very often, so I hope it's good. The cover is beautiful. Here are the books I got this week. Happy reading!

The Red Feather (Beneath the Blackberry Moon #1)The Alice Network

Goodreads Giveaways
Hello, SunshineThe Chapel Car Bride

For Review
The Road to Paradise (Shadows of the Wilderness #1)

Check out more book hauls at Tynga's Reviews and The Deliberate Reader.

Friday, June 9, 2017

June Cover Love

There are a lot of books releasing this month. That means there are a lot of beautiful covers to enjoy. Here are my favorites.

Bread of AngelsJane of Austin: A Novel of Sweet Tea and SensibilityThe Captain's Daughter (London Beginnings #1)
Before We Were YoursWith You Always (Orphan Train, #1)The Road to Paradise (Shadows of the Wilderness #1)
Ascension of LarksThe Divide (The Alliance #2)The Alice Network
Sweetbriar CottageBeneath the Apple LeavesCocoa Beach

I think Ascension of Larks is my favorite. I'm partial to monochromatic color schemes. I also love the vintage covers on Cocoa Beach and The Road to Paradise. What are your favorites?