Saturday, June 22, 2013

#56 Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart

Noelle had lost a lot, her sight, her parents, her fiance. No longer wanting to marry "Damaged Goods", as he put it, he called off the wedding and moved on. Noelle was stuck, in her Aunts home, in her spinster status. She was trying to be grateful for everything she did have.

Her Aunt Henrietta was struggling to control the new horse her Uncle had bought.
It is a losing struggle, in a wagon, barreling wildly down the road, horribly like another runaway, another wagon, that cost her everything. This just can't be happening again!

Rescued at the last minute by a man who's voice sounds familiar. Noelle finds herself wishing she could turn back the clock, to a time when she was deliriously happy, as Thad McKaslin's girl, waiting to be his wife. Before he left her, without a word and disappeared.

Follow along their struggles to make sense of their feelings and their Faith, what little they have left. I won't spoil the story for you, as you will want to turn each page yourself, at your own pace.  A thoroughly enjoyable story.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

#55 The Rockin' Chair by Steven Manchester

Alice was drifting...farther away every day. John held on to what she had been and tried to ease her days as the confusion stole away the woman he loved and had loved for so many years. It was time for the grandchildren to come home.
As the time grew short, his pain was overwhelming. Then at her funeral he felt her poke...insistent, and he knew. John set out to heal the wounds of his family. They may all be broken, his fault as much as any of theirs, but he would set them on the road to healing, and heal himself in the process.  This is a story that is painful to read at times, with pain raw and real, but also with Joy, forgiveness and redemption. A journey well worth being undertaken.
 ISBN-13: 978-1611880670

Monday, June 10, 2013

#54 Untimed by Andy Gavin

Charlie knows exactly when his Dad and Aunt Sophie will appear. Two weeks in October and Two weeks in January. Well at least he's does well in school. It would be nice if he had friends. But nothing he has read or studied has prepared him for the discovery that he is a time traveler! At least, that's what he thinks at first. He soon discovers that a lot of what he has studied is useful.
History suffers, as does Charlie and Yvaine, a fellow time traveler bounce around history and do a pretty good job of mucking it up! So they set out to make things right. The ride is one you will never forget! Dad and Aunt Sophie are involved too. It all stacks up to a fast moving story that will keep you reading right up until the end!

#53 The Biscuit Witch by Deborah Smith

What a delightful book! A richly detailed, laugh-out-loud-fun book full of  wonderful descriptive phrases that will tickle your funny bone, entice your nose and warm your heart! Tallulah Mac Bride, the Biscuit Witch, had a scary childhood, a scared adolescence, and a tough first few years of young motherhood. Things had just gotten worse, a lot worse. She is on the run, with her daughter Eve, from a powerful, influential man. This book will tug your heartstrings and make you laugh until you risk spraining your fondant. (trust me, when you read it, this will make sense to you) I will tell you very little, because I want you to enjoy the story as it unfolds as much as I did!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

#52 Angels Watching Over Me by Michael Phillips

Katies life as a pampered, plantation owners daughter was all she had ever known.  Mayme starts out the story.  Her life has been very different. A young Slave girl, she had seen a harder, crueler life.
Both their lives were about to change forever.
First the war came, Katies' Father and Brothers went to it. Her mother had to step into unfamiliar roles to keep the plantation running. Eventually, Katie had to start picking up new tasks too. Eventually, the War came to her.
How these two girls, so different, end up together, working together to save what they have fought for, is an exciting story of bravery, friendship and faith. You will be holding your breath throughout the book as you experience it all along with them.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

#51 Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa by Benjamin Constable

This is a book different from any one you may have read before. Suicide, a quest, a strange friendship, all these intertwine into a curiously compelling story. Ben Constable and Tomomi Ishikawa are friends. They enjoy hanging out together, talking, but just friends. Then one day Tomomi slides a note under Ben's door. A strange blend of a suicide note and the beginnings of a treasure hunt. Follow along with Ben as he mourns his friend and finally decides to follow the clues to see where they lead, and maybe figure out why his friend killed herself. From Paris to New York and back again, Ben follows the clues, but begins to suspect that things are not what they seem. I won't spoil the end but you certainly aren't expecting it.
ISBN-13: 978-1451667264