Ya’ll may know how much I just love to drool over book covers!! I know that saying where it says you can’t judge a book by its cover and I’ve found that to be true many times! But I must say that a beautiful book cover really cajoles me into reading a certain book. So here are a few books that I’ve found and also a little bit about them. So, with that said, I will try to post these every once and a while. 🙂
The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen
Release Date: December 2,2014
Book Info via Goodreads
Abigail Foster fears she will end up a spinster, especially as she has little dowry to improve her charms and the one man she thought might marry her–a longtime friend–has fallen for her younger, prettier sister.
When financial problems force her family to sell their London home, a strange solicitor arrives with an astounding offer: the use of a distant manor house abandoned for eighteen years. The Fosters journey to imposing Pembrooke Park and are startled to find it entombed as it was abruptly left: tea cups encrusted with dry tea, moth-eaten clothes in wardrobes, a doll’s house left mid-play . . .
The handsome local curate welcomes them, but though he and his family seem to know something about the manor’s past, the only information they offer Abigail is a warning: Beware trespassers who may be drawn by rumors that Pembrooke contains a secret room filled
Hoping to improve her family’s financial situation, Abigail surreptitiously searches for the hidden room, but the arrival of anonymous letters addressed to her, with clues about the room and the past, bring discoveries even more startling. As secrets come to light, will Abigail find the treasure and love she seeks…or very real danger?
My thoughts: Let me just begin to say that I love the color scheme of this book cover. I usually am not the fan of blue but this really works. The castle in the background adds a kind of mysterious story in itself. I can’t wait for this one!
In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar
Release Date: July 1,2014
Book info via Goodreads:
Two women. Alone. With no provision. Can a woman who has lost everything, except her beloved mother, find hope in a foreign land?
Ruth leaves her home with a barren womb and an empty future, after losing her husband. She forsakes her abusive parents and follows the woman she has grown to love as a true parent, her husband’s mother, Naomi.
Ruth arrives in Israel with nothing to recommend her but Naomi’s, love. She is destitute, grief-stricken, and unwanted by the people of God. Her loftiest hope is to provide enough food to save Naomi and herself from starvation. She is reduced to gathering leftovers once the harvesters have finished collecting grain from the field. A job only for the lowest of the low.
But God has other plans for her life.
While everyone considers Ruth an unworthy outsider, Ruth is shocked to find the owner of the field-one of the wealthiest and most honored men of Judah-is showing her favor. Long since a widower and determined to stay that way, Boaz finds himself irresistibly drawn to the foreign woman with the dark, haunted eyes. He tells himself he is only being kind to his Cousin Naomi’s chosen daughter when he goes out of his way to protect her from harm, but his heart knows better.
Obstacles. Heartache. Withered dreams. How can God forge love, passion, and new hope between two such different people?
My thoughts: I am a very big fan of Tessa Afshar! I’ve read all of her books and am eagerly looking forward to reading this one!
Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke
Book release date:June 1,2014
Book Info via Goodreads
Increasingly wary of her father’s genetic research, Rachel Kramer has determined that this trip with him to Germany–in the summer of 1939–will be her last. But a cryptic letter from her estranged friend, begging Rachel for help, changes everything. Married to SS officer Gerhardt Schlick, Kristine sees the dark tides turning and fears her husband views their daughter, Amelie, deaf since birth, as a blight on his Aryan bloodline.Once courted by Schlick, Rachel knows he’s as dangerous as the swastikas that hang like ebony spiders from every government building in Berlin. She fears her father’s files may hold answers about Hitler’s plans for others, like Amelie, whom the regime deems “unworthy of life.” She risks searching his classified documents only to uncover shocking secrets about her own history and a family she’s never known.Now hunted by the SS, Rachel turns to Jason Young–a driven, disarming American journalist and unlikely ally–who connects her to the resistance and to controversial theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Forced into hiding, Rachel’s every ideal is challenged as she and Jason walk a knife’s edge, risking their lives–and asking others to do the same–for those they barely know but come to love.
My thoughts: I do enjoy reading WW2 fiction books. Though I know it wasn’t good time for the people who lived in this era, I do like learning about the first hand stories of what happened back then. I’ve never read a book by this author but what the book is about sounds promising. I hope to read it soon.
Well that concludes this post. I have so many things that I want to post but my blog life have been interrupted for a little while. So I’m not as consistent as I want to be. Lord willing I hope to get them up soon! 🙂
Happy Reading Y’all!
What is a new release you’re looking forward to? 🙂