The folks at 5 Minutes For Books host What’s On Your Nightstand? the fourth Tuesday of each month in which we can share about the books we have been reading and/or plan to read. You can learn more about it by clicking the link or the button.
August was a busy month, but a long road trip provided a lot of good reading time.
Above the Line: Take Two by Karen Kingsbury, the second in the Above the Line series about two Christian filmakers trying to make films of Hollywood quality in technicality yet contain life-changing values. The daughter of one is pushing her boundaries much farther from the faith she was raised in, and some of the scenes, though not explicit, might need to be preread and discussed before letting daughters read it. I can appreciate the fine line Karen is trying to walk between not showing too much yet needing to show the consequences of compromises and poor decisions.
An Unexpected Love by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller, second in the Broadmoor Legacy series about three cousins from a wealthy family in the 19th century. This one focuses on Sophie, wose mother passed away years earlier and whose father, in his grief, has thrown himself into charity work in neglect of his daughter. She in turn becomes flirtatious and seeks attention in the wrong ways. Very good book though maybe a little predictable.
Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes by Robin Jones Gunn. An abnormal medical test sends Summer into a need to escape for a while. So she goes to visit her long-time pen pal in Holland, Noelle. Loved this book and the glimpses of Holland as well as the interaction between the two friends.
How Do I Love Thee? by Nancy Moser about the relationship between Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. I was always fascinated by what little I knew of their story — how does a reclusive near-invalid with an authoritarian father who insists none of his children marry ever find love? I have to admit I am not yet enjoying the book as much as I thought I would, but I am only about a third of the way through, so hopefully that will change before long.
Things Left Unspoken by Eva Marie Everson. Just barely started but I am drawn in already.
Next in the queue:
Fatal Illusion by Adam Blumer which I agreed to read and review for a blog tour.
A Surrendered Heart by Tracy Peterson and Judith Miller, third in the Broadmoor Legacy series.
Still haven’t gotten to How To Read Slowly by James W. Sire but hope to before reading any other non-fiction.
And if I complete those — I have a stack comprised of some new additions from my birthday as well as some I purchased on a clearance table back in January as well as a few others purchased here and there.