It’s the first Nightstand post of 2017! And I love that it is on the actual last day of the month.
Since last time I have completed:
A Patchwork Christmas Collection by Judith Miller, Nancy Moser, and Stephanie Grace Whitson, reviewed here. Christian fiction romances set in the Victorian era and based on second chances. Nice Christmas read.
A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner has a double timeline, one on 1911 with a nurse on Ellis Island, and another in 2011 with a single mom, both timelines connected by a scarf, reviewed here. Very good.
The Sea Glass Sisters by Lisa Wingate, reviewed here, is an novella prequel to The Prayer Box. A woman whose life is unraveling travels with her mother into a predicted hurricane to try to avert a family crisis. Excellent.
June Bug by Chris Fabry, reviewed here. Sort of based on Les Miserables, a man and his daughter travel the US in an RV, until one day she sees her photo on a missing children’s bulletin board. Very good.
I’m currently reading:
How to Read the Bible For All Its Worth by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart
The Tidewater Sisters by Lisa Wingate
Two Roads Home by Deborah Raney
12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Spiritual Mothering: The Titus 2 Design for Women Mentoring Women by Susan Hunt. Our ladies at church are going through this over the next few weeks. I probably can’t attend the sessions, but wanted to read it.
Up Next: Not sure yet, but my next choices will be from these:
A Place of Quiet Rest by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Something from my reading plans for the year – I am leaning toward Middlemarch by George Elliot.
Either Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More by Karen Swallow Prior and Eric Metaxas or When Others Shuddered: Eight Women Who Refused to Give Up by Jamie Janosz
Traces of Guilt by Dee Henderson.
The Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay
These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge.
Speaking of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge – it starts tomorrow, runs through February, and it is hosted right here! More information is here, and I’ll have a sign-up post tomorrow. I’d love to have you join us!