“If a book is well written I always find it too short”
I decided to select a few books that came out this first semester of 2017 to share some thoughts
and try not to gush about them! ha ha
Afterwards, there is always a link to my full review on Goodreads.
Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer: if you haven’t read one of Witemeyer’s books, you need to do so now! There’s always a promise for romance, adventure and a good laugh. Join the ladies of Harper Station as they join forces once again, this time to help darling Grace Mallory. However, surprise surprise will come in a form of a stranger (or two) who shows up at a women’s colony and prove to be the most loyal friend of all. Alongside these characters, we just might have our eyes opened to where true worth is found.
A Love so True by Melissa Jagears: think of a story you’re quite sure you’ve got figured out only to be proved completely wrong. And once you find out what is really going on, you can’t help but have your heart torn in a bazillion pieces – for the hope that is impossible to hold on to, for the lost dreams, for the shame Evelyn has been carring by herself for so long. But no fears, Melissa Jagears puts the perfect set of friends around her who are able to show Evelyn grace and true love, as well as help her overcome her shame and regrets. You don’t want to miss this heart-warming and hope lifting story.
On Love’s Gentle Shore by Liz Johnson: this is certainly my favorite book of the series! The book starts with a whirlwind of emotions as former best friends Natalie and Justin find themselves face-to-face after 15 years of silent. There’s lot of heartache since these characters are noot afraid of speaking out their mind. However, doing so will also help them find out about the truth that kept them apart. And amidst this journey they might just find out the truth about themselves. About forgiveness. About love. And, most importantly, about family.
All of You by Sarah Mozon: this is a new-to-me author that I will certainly keep an eye on from now on. Once again she neatly woves together two stories in different periods but with the same message. How do you keep your life together when your world has been thrown upside down? How much does healing have to do about giving yourself to others and letting go of your own hurts? Pick up this book and find out 😉
A Rose so Fair by Myra Johnson: if you like feisty, quirky and full of gumption characters, than you’ve gotta meet Rose Linwood! More than that, you have to read about the time her best friend came up to her and started this nonsense about them getting married. Why would he want to change the way things are to something more complicated? And is he just trying to save both of them from the troubles facing their time or does he truly love her in a different way? Come see Rose learn in many ways how much worth there is in opening your heart up in order to let people make a difference in your life.
An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter: what I’ve learned from Kristi’s books is that they’re authentic, unpredictable and the characters grow close to heart faster than you can say “pineapple”. Books about strangers being joined together in an arranged marriage isn’t uncommon and their struggle to fit into each other’s lives might be expected. But how about when an author decides to share what true love is by using characters full of flaws despite their good intentions? I think you might have just signed up for a good laugh, some unforgettable lessons, and an immensely satisfying journey.
~ How about you? Can you tell me some of your favorites from this past semester?