The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall is the sixth book in a series of books by various authors, telling a story through the birth of America. This story is set during the war of 1812.
Okay, wow, guys–this book hit me hard. I know book reviews aren’t the favorite thing I post, but I’m so passionate about reading that I just can’t not post them, and this book in particular really impacted me lately.
I was recently invited to a campaign to review three beautiful hand-lettering/coloring/ journals. Each of these three journals are unique and focus on different creative aspects. One is geared more specifically towards hand lettering, another towards illuminated letters, and one towards adult coloring with intricate designs reminiscent of stained-glass windows. In each, there is room for journaling as well as practicing your hand lettering creativity.
I’m a deep thinker. Sometimes my mind trails off in wonder over something that many overlook or consider ordinary. Today I just wanted to share some of the things that I contemplated over the past week to see if anyone else ever thinks about these things too. I don’t think we take time to stop and be curious often enough. I’ve found that the more I travel and wander, the more I wonder. Being full of wonder is often seen as exclusively a childhood experience, but I think adults need it too–we all have an inherent need to be wonder-full. It’s that wonder that can and should project us towards compete wonder of God and His goodness, which results in praise. And praise is how we fight our battles.
Murder at the Flamingo is Rachel McMillan’s debut novel, so congratulations to her! The Thomas Nelson and Zondervan Fiction Guild sent me this title recently and the cover immediately caught my eye. It’s cute and quirky this cover is while still portraying that it’s a murder mystery set during the 1930s! It’s one that definitely piques your interest and makes you want to learn more about it.
Shelter of the Most High by Connilyn Cossette is the second book in the “Cities of Refuge” series. I haven’t always been a fan of biblical fiction, but this series and the author’s previous series have been absolutely incredible. (Each book can work as a stand-alone but the characters do carry over.)
A Worthy Rebel is the fifth installment in Jody Hedlund’s young adult medieval romance series (whew!). A Worthy Rebel centers on the story of Olivia’s younger sister, Lady Isabelle, who is being forced into an arranged marriage to save the people of her village. When she realizes what a cruel man she is being forced to marry is, she runs away. A young peasant rescues her, and she thinks she has escaped successfully, but she doesn’t realize is the danger she has put herself and everyone around her in. Continue reading “A Worthy Rebel”