October Favorites

Aaaaaaaaand we’re back with another month’s collection of favorite things! Each month, I put together a list of things I’ve been enjoying that month (whether or not they actually released that month). Enjoy, and let me know if you love any of these things also!

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Falling for You

Falling for You by Becky Wade is the second book in her “Bradford Sisters Romance” series, following True to You.  Falling for You works just fine as a stand-alone, however if you want some bonus background information on the characters, be aware that the heroine is the sister of the heroine in True to You and the hero is best friends with the hero from Becky Wade’s “Porter Family” series book 4, Her One and Only.

This book picks up following the story of the eldest Bradford sister, Willow. Continue reading “Falling for You”

Live Fearless

Live Fearless by Sadie Robertson…where do I even start? This book swept me off my feet. I know it takes a lot of courage to be vulnerable, and this book was full of vulnerability from Sadie about times she was afraid and how she overcame fear.

I loved everything about this book! I was afraid it was going to be a nice concept without much practical application, but Sadie made it personal and relatable and it really hit close to home for me.  I really appreciated her personal testimonies and revelations of what God spoke to her.

Having followed Sadie for several years now, I did recognize many things in the book from previous messages she’s said, but it was good to read them again and see how it all connected for her personally.  Some of my favorite parts of the book included her messages about plankton, connect the dots, and the real verses true comparisons.  Sadie got SO REAL in this book and I know that it will be freeing for so many people!

At the end of each chapter, she had questions, challenges, Scriptures, prayers, and journalling opportunities to help make the concept presented in the chapters personalized and applicable to the reader.  I highly recommend this to people of pretty much any age.  I believe this book will really make an impact on those who are willing to answer some tough questions about themselves.

Thank to Thomas Nelson and Net Galley for providing me with an electronic copy of this book to read and review.  All opinions are my own and were not required to be positive.

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion – which I’ve done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*

Thank You, Fiction Guild!

I have been a part of the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan Fiction Guild since its birth two years ago, and my oh my how those years have flown by! I have absolutely loved getting books in the mail every month, but if that wasn’t enough, every year they send me a “Happy Anniversary of being with us” gift too! I wanted to post this to share my appreciation and thanks for the gift. (I received it last weekend but haven’t had a moment to slow down yet!)

So I came home to this nice package waiting on my doorstep:

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Included are five of the latest fiction releases from Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishers, plus an exclusive tumbler!

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I think the mug is just so adorable and I love how it says “Ask me what I’m reading…” because goodness knows that’s just about all I know how to talk about! 🙂

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The first novel included is Katherine Reay’s The Austen Escape.  I’ve been wanting to read her books for a little while now but haven’t gotten around to it.  I love Jane Austen and as far as I know Reay does spin-offs of her works so it should be good!

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The next book in the box was Amy Clipston’s A Place at Our Table.  I haven’t read much Amish fiction, so maybe I’ll give this one a try over the winter.  Branch outside of the normal. 🙂

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The third book was Julie Cantrell’s Perennials.  I’ve never heard of this author or book, but the cover has a really unique feel to it–it’s not your average paperback feel–it’s almost like dried, pressed flowers feel, which is really cool considering the title and cover design.

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I was so excited to see Irma Joubert’s The Crooked Path in the box! I really enjoy her works; they have a simple feel like that of Little House or Little Women novels, but really unique settings, perspectives, and characters.  Her previous book, The Girl From the Train, is one of my all-time favorite books, if not top favorite, so I am excited to read this one.  It’s a fairly hefty paperback, coming in at 392 pages of story, so I’ll have to clear out my schedule.

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And finally, Denise Hunter’s Blue Ridge Sunrise was included! I’ve already read and reviewed this novel, and you can read my thoughts on it here.

 

THANK YOU FICTION GUILD!!

Top 5 2018 Releases That I Can’t Wait to Read

While my To-Read list on Goodreads consists of over 20 books, this particular post refers specifically to 2018 releases by some of my favorite authors. Enjoy, and let me know if you also want to read any of these!

1.) Falling for You by Becky Wade

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This is the second book in the Bradford Sisters Romance series, and it is a crossover of sorts, featuring a secondary character from Her One and Only.

2.) Together Forever by Jody Hedlund

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This is the second book in the Orphan Train series, sequel to With You Always.

3.) Honeysuckle Dreams by Denise Hunter

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Sequel to the poignant, coming of age story, Blue Ridge Sunrise.

4.) A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden

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Second in series, sequel to A Dangerous Legacy.

5.) The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron

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While I’m not a big fan of split-time romances, I do enjoy Kristy Cambron’s writings, as they have a unique setting and in-depth characters, so I plan to try this one out.

 

What are you looking forward to reading in the new year?