White as Silence, Red as Song

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White as Silence, Red as Song

This is another recent release that I received from Thomas Nelson and Zondervan’s Fiction Guild.  It was compared to John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, and I could see the similarities.

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On Magnolia Lane

On Magnolia Lane by Denise Hunter is the third book in the Blue Ridge Romance series, published by Thomas Nelson.

This third installment in the series follows the story of Pastor Jack and Daisy Pendleton, owner of a local flower shop.  We’ve been introduced to both of them throughout the first two novels in this series, but if you haven’t read them, this still works as a stand alone.

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Fawkes

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is another book I recently received from the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan Fiction Guild.  My friend was over when I got it in the mail and he was interested in it, so I gave it to him to read, and if he finishes it sometime soon I’ll add his thoughts into this post.  Meanwhile, here’s what the description of the book on Amazon says:

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A Worthy Rebel

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”

A ‘Lit’ Update (yes, I cringed at myself)

I try to post book-related things on Wednesdays, and I haven’t finished a book this week, so I don’t have one to post about specifically, but I decided to write a post about what I’m currently reading and what I’m looking forward to reading next.  I usually do this just at the end/beginning of a year, but since summer’s a great time for reading, it’s always useful to know some good books to pick up.

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A Daring Venture

A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden is the second book in the Empire State series, following A Dangerous Legacywhich you can find my review of here.

This book follows the story of Nicholas Drake, brother of the heroine of book one.   Continue reading “A Daring Venture”

Unbreakable

Unbreakable by Sara Ella is the third book in the Unblemished book series (following book 1, Unblemished, and book 2, Unraveling).  This is a YA trilogy that garners praise from fellow YA Christian fantasy authors, Mary Weber and Krista McGee, who remark that Unblemished is “a breathtaking fantasy” (Weber) and that “Unblemished had me from the first chapter.” (McGee)  Library Journal calls it “engaging and suspenseful” and RT Book Reviews says it is “a stunning journey”. Continue reading “Unbreakable”

Looking for Lovely

Looking for Lovely by Annie F. Downs

This book, oh my goodness! It hit me right in the middle of the anxiety storm brewing up around me last week.  I listened to it on my travels as I drove and it nearly made it cry, it was so personal.   Continue reading “Looking for Lovely”