07/12/13

Catching up on what we’re reading

I have been reading A LOT lately. Lazy hazy summer afternoon and nights when its too hot to do anything else, it has been a wonderful excuse to enjoy some quiet, solitary, me-and-my-book time.¬† But, let’s just be honest for a minute.

I didn’t really need an excuse. ūüôā

Here is a run-down of the books that have been keeping me up lately…

Running for my Life by Lopez Lomong

Wow! I cannot say enough about this book. Extremely faith-filled, God-honoring, enlightening, strengthening, and ultimately faith-building. Awesome, awesome read that will reveal God’s sovereignty over every single aspect of our lives.

 

When Light Breaks by Patti Callahan Henry

While in HHI, I discovered the “local authors” table and had myself a little reunion with auther Patti Callahan Henry; I had read one of her books, Driftwood Summer, last year. Yep- bought 3 of her books! They were fun beach reads about romance, adventure, and mystery in the low country of South Carolina.

This was a simple, quick read. A little predictable, but worth reading for the priceless interactions the novel’s heroine has during her nursing home visits with Maeve. What turns out to be a requirement as a result of her Junior Leage community service turns out to be a meeting with destiny.

This story will warm your heart and it’s perfect for summer!

 

Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews

Then I decided I wanted a little laughter and sassiness in my reading rotation, and I always get that from Mary Kay! This book is sort of the pre-quel to Savannah Breeze which I had previous read, so I thought it would be fun to visit with the characters of BeBe and Weezie once more!

This funny read is part murder myster, part antiques-picking lesson, part “can you keep a secret?”,¬†and part steamy summer romance and it all adds up to one saucy Southern read. Totally frivolous and pretty fun too! Frivolous is allowed just so you know. Actually, it’s heavily encouraged.

 

Between the Tides by Patti Callahan Henry

A plot  and character rich book about facing your past before you can move into your future.

Our heroine returns to the scene of a childhood tragedy after she receives a strange letter from her now-deceased father on the eve of her 30th birthday. To further complicate things, the letter is delivered by her father’s teaching assistant and Jr Professor who also happens to be a recent ex boyfriend.

In my opinion, a great, great summertime or anytime read!

 

Isle of Shadows by Tracy L. Higley

I enjoy a good Tracy Higley book. She writes a Christian fiction book series¬†centered around¬†each of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World- Pompeii, Lighthouse at Alexandria, the Pyramids; ALL really exciting!¬†¬†I have read a few of her novels in the past and was excited to see one of the shelf I hadn’t seen before and it is set in Greece… oh, the gorgeous isles of Rhodes and Crete as a backdrop to a pulse-pounding story of politics, power, and faith.

Tessa is a trained courtesan that has made her living being the political companions to some of Rhodes’ most powerful men, but ultimately she is a slave desperate to be freed. Her heart is hardened. Her spirit is weakened. She seeks a different kind of freedom.

 

Next on the list…(and current place-holders on my nightstand)

The Paris Wife by Paula McClain

Love this quote from the back cover— “In the end, there wasn’t one thing about him that was truer than the rest. It was all true.” — Paula McClain

 

The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank

 My next book club adventure!

 

Thunder and Rain by Charles Martin

Because I love Charles Martin (what a hunky author too!) and Mom just finished it and absolutely loved it. I mean, who needs more reasons than that???

 

What have you read recently? Catch me up!

Happy reading and happy weekending!

Jamie

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