Mystery and Suspense to Keep You Up at Night
Murder on the Moor: If you haven’t read any of Julianna Deering’s Drew Farthering Mysteries, you’re missing out. Drew, an English gentleman, and his wife Madeline receive an invitation to an old classmate’s country estate—located on the English moors.
The reason for the invitation? A mystery involving the murder of a well-loved vicar. Drew quickly finds his suspects and starts trying to prove them guilty. Madeline cautions him to not judge so quickly.
Foggy days, quarrels with the neighbors, unexpected deaths, and a giant dog (but not the Hound of the Baskerville’s) complicate matters. If you love Sherlock Holmes, you’ll love Drew Farthering.
Deering does a great job of keeping the story firmly in the time period and letting readers glimpse what life was like in England between the two wars.You won't want to miss these new releases, featuring mystery, mayhem, music, and marriage. #amreading Click To Tweet
In Still Life, the second in the Chesapeake Valor Series, Dani Pettrey weaves a tense tale without loosing any threads. Avery, the main protagonist, comes from a rough background, but she has discovered a new life in Christ. Regardless, she worries that her past will keep her from enjoying a future with the man she loves.
The Chesapeake Valor series has multiple protagonists—a core group of friends from college—that appear in each story. The unique cast of characters and danger from every side keeps the reader turning pages late into the night.
An added bonus: if you watched the last season of Survivor, Gen X vs. Millennias, you’ll recognize the cover model.Don't miss these new #suspense and #mystery releases from @danipettrey and @DeAnnaJulDodson Click To Tweet
A Historical Treat That Makes You Think
Tamara Alexander crafts another winner in A Note Yet Unsung. The beautiful story has well-developed characters who struggle with secrets from their pasts that might prevent them from finding happiness in the future.
Rebekah Carrington possesses incredible talent as a musician in a time period when women had no practical outlet for their musical talents. Tate, aka, Nathaniel T. Whitcomb, struggles to hide his humble beginnings as he nurtures Nashville’s first orchestra. Casual observers might assume that he came from old money—but they would be wrong.
A Note Yet Unsung, the third installment in the Belmont Mansion Series, features the Belmont Mansion and its owner, Adelicia Acklen Cheatham as Rebekah’s new employer. The other books in the series also feature the mansion and its owner, but the reader does not need to read the other books in order to enjoy this story.
Along the way, readers come to understand the fact that if God gifts us with a talent, we have a responsibility to use it to glorify HIM, not ourselves—even if it means stepping outside of our comfort zone.If God gifts us with a talent, we have a responsibility to use it to glorify HIM. #ANoteYetUnsung @tameraalexander Click To Tweet
Non-Fiction that Reads Like Fiction
One of my favorite books so far this year releases tomorrow—Katharina & Martin Luther. Michelle DeRusha does a marvelous job telling their story and placing it in the proper historical context. I came away with a renewed appreciation for not only what Luther did for the Reformation of the Catholic church, but what he did to reform marriage.
You can find the complete review on yesterday’s blog post.Don't miss these four great new releases from @DeannaJulDodson, @DaniPettrey, @Tameraalexander and @MichelleDeRusha #amreading Click To Tweet
Q4U: What great books (new or new-to-you) have kept your attention in January?
The books look great Anita! I’ve been slacking this month on reading. The kids have been in a lot of activities so when I try to read, I fall asleep!
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Oh, I can certainly relate to that! I’m lucky because I teach English and I have to model reading for my students :). I even take quizzes like they do and earn points!
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Pinning this to my list of books to check out as soon as I finish my current stack!
Thanks, Lisa! I hope you get a chance to read some of them! Let me know if you do!
Thanks for sharing these books, Anita! I always love hearing good recommendations from others. I’m looking forward to reading Michelle’s book myself hopefully sooner rather than later. Monk-marrying-nun isn’t the everyday true tale we hear about. 🙂
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That’s for sure! The lady next door when I was a teenager was an ex-nun who taught at a Catholic school.
Thanks for including Murder on the Moor! The others look fabulous, especially the one about Luther. Nice list! 😀
Thanks for stopping by, Julianna! The Luther book IS fabulous :).
The one about the Luthers sounds particularly good. I read Kitty My Rib about them some years ago, but it would be good to read an updated book on them.
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I hope you pick it up and enjoy it, Barbara!
I just finished interrupted and well it has interrupted things. I love that God is opening my eyes, but I also enjoyed living in my bubble where I could pretend like things didn’t matter to God, much less me. I am also reading How We Love and it is really interesting as I am beginning a road to recovery from past life situations.
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I’ll have to check those out, Amanda!
Love getting recommendations! I just finished Finding Spiritual Whitespace and realized how bad I am at resting!
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Great post. I love mystery and suspense novels. Thanks for sharing on #LMMLinkup this week.