Since last month I’ve finished:
(All links in this section are to my reviews.)
Beyond the Shadows by Robin Lee Hatcher (audiobook) about a woman whose husband is an alcoholic. Very good.
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns, about a small-town Southern community’s reaction when a widower remarries just three days after his wife’s funeral. Not crazy about it but it did have some good points.
Coming Home by Karen Kingsbury. End of the Baxter family saga.
Lost Melody by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith (audiobook). A promising classical pianist is severely injured in a subway accident, ruining her career hopes and dreams. Then she begins to have a recurring nightmare and an impression that she’s supposed to warn her small seaside town of a coming disaster. Mixed emotions.
Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan, about a woman recovering from alcoholism and learning how to respond to her controlling husband.
The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis. Two children are sent on a quest to find a lost prince held captive by an evil queen. Good stuff. A part of Carrie‘s The Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge and July Book Club choice.
I’m currently reading/listening to:
The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis.
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. A former maid is the only living person associated with an old manor house and has a secret she’s kept quiet all these years. Pretty intriguing so far. I’m sorry to have listed this here. The story ended up being very sordid with some use of vulgar language and I cannot recommend this book or author.
Not By Chance: Learning to Trust a Soveriegn God by Layton Talbert. Excellent.
Roots by Alex Haley, audiobook. This book was not on my radar at all, but I was looking for a new audiobook and scrolling through the classics listing at Audible.com, and saw it. I don’t know that I’d call it a classic just because it is not that old. But it’s pretty fascinating. I do have another reason for reading it (listening to it) that I’ll share later.
I still haven’t decided whether to join in the summer Louisa May Alcott reading challenge but since there is only one more month of summer, I guess I’d better decide soon. I always enjoy a visit with her books. I have The Discovery by Dan Walsh on hand and I’ve got about 38 downloads on my Kindle app, so I should probably work on a few of them.