Inspirational

The treatment of orphans has come a long way in the last hundred years. But it still has a long way to go to fully meet the needs of orphans and children in crisis. This book highlights how children in London were treated in the 1900s. #amreading #orphans #bookreveiw

What Happened to Orphans in the 1900s?

The treatment of orphans has come a long way in the last hundred years. But it still has a long way to go to fully meet the needs of orphans and children in crisis. This book highlights how children in London were treated in the 1900s. #amreading #orphans #bookreveiw

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While not fitting into the formulaic 'sweet contemporary romance' genre, these books are just the ticket for those looking for a longer, well-developed plot. #amreading #romance #inspirational

Sweet Contemporary Romances for Your Summer List

While not fitting into the formulaic ‘sweet contemporary romance’ genre, these books are just the ticket for those looking for a longer, well-developed plot. #amreading #romance #inspirational

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Lovers of Contemporary Christian Fiction

Becoming Mrs. Lewis Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis, a fictionalized biography (is that even a genre?), reads like an autobiography and simmers like a good novel. The author has taken the life story of the woman who captured C..S. Lewis’s heart and turned it into an intimate look inside the mind and heart of a brilliant woman. The author weaves a beautiful first-person narrative Joy Davidman, who as a child escaped…

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Don’t Miss The Orphan’s Wish by Melanie Dickerson

A Lonely Heroine “When does Melanie Dickerson’s next book come out?” one of my students asked me the last day of school. “Not until June 26,” I told her. Her crestfallen face made me assure her, “Don’t worry, you’ll be here for leadership session when it comes out! Maybe you won’t have to wait until August to read it!” We went on to discuss the cover of The Orphan’s Wish (she loved it), and that it would retell Aladdin’s story…

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Not Your Typical Fluffy Romances

  The Love Letter Rachel Hauck Thomas Nelson, 352 pages, June 12, 2018. Chloe Daschel has grown up in Hollywood—but for the first time in long career she’s fallen in love with a character and she’s willing to call in a few favors to get the part. Something about the character of Esther Longfellow pulls at her like no other character has done before. The script, a freshman effort by the unknown Jesse Gates tells the epic story of a…

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A Daring Venture Makes a Perfect Companion for Long Summer Evenings

A Daring Venture Elizabeth Camden Bethany House, 352 pages, June 5, 2018. Elizabeth Camden’s newest release, A Daring Venture, hits it out of the ballpark with humor, romance, intrigue, and inspiration. Dr. Rosalind Werner, biochemist and crusader for clean water, has her work cut out for her. Despite the modern conveniences of life in 1908, men’s views of educated women haven’t caught up to the modern realities. Scandal chased her and her brother Gus and his wife from Heidelberg, Germany…

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You’ll Swoon for these New Historical Inspirational Titles!

More Than Meets the Eye (A Patchwork Family Novel) Bethany House, 354 pages, June 5, 2018. Karen Witemeyer Karen Witemeyer’s latest release has everything swoon-worthy tucked between its covers. Logan Fowler arrives in the tiny Texas town of Pecan Gap in the 1880s with carefully laid plans to wreak revenge on the gambler who stole his family’s ranch. Determined to hunt down Zach Hamilton and bring him to justice, Logan starts to question his quest when he finds no evidence…

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The One Book You Must Read This Summer

The Book You Need to Read This Summer The Solace of Water—Thomas Nelson Publishers By Elizabeth Byler Younts Sometimes a book sets me back on my heels and makes me really think. The Solace of Water did just that. I read it months ago through NetGalley’s advanced reader program, and I can’t get it out of my mind. And sometimes I get all bossy and tell people that they need to read a books, but not often. The story starts…

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Book Talk Tuesdays: Sweet, Clean Romances

Note: Clicking on the picture of the book will take you to Amazon. I am an Amazon affiliate. Net Galley sends me advanced digital copies of these books in exchange for my honest opinion on their website. I only feature books that I really love on my blog. A Borrowed Dream By Amanda Cabot, published by Revell, March 20, 2018, 353 pages. The second installment of the Cimarron Creek series by Amanda Cabot features Catherine Whitfield, the town’s schoolteacher. Her…

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