What I’m Reading!!

Hi Everyone! Here’s my Gigantic Reading list and TBR list. When will I ever learn? Maybe never..lol!

~WHAT I’VE READ~

Gentleman of Her Dreams (Ladies of Distinction, #0.5)Mail Order Millie (Homespun, #1)Like a Flower in Bloom

~WHAT I’M READING NOW~

Take a Chance on Me (Christiansen Family, #1)Steadfast Heart (Brides of Seattle, #1)Lizzy and Jane

The Well (The Living Water Series, #1)The Daughter of Highland Hall (Edwardian Brides, #2)Finding Favor with the King: Preparing for Your Moment in His Presence

The Butterfly and the Violin (Hidden Masterpiece, #1)Miriam's Secret

~WHAT’S ON MY TBR LIST~

DubiosityMy Heart Stood StillThis Quiet Sky

Sabotaged (Alaskan Courage #5)Esther: Royal Beauty (Dangerous Beauty)Stranded (Alaskan Courage, #3)

Dauntless (Valiant Hearts, #1)

WELL I’M KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED! HOPEFULLY I’LL HAVE MORE REVIEWS POSTED SOON! ALSO I HOPE TO BE  CLOSER TO MY TBR LIST READING GOAL.

WHAT’S A GOOD BOOK YOU’VE READ LATELY? OR WHAT BOOK ARE YOU ANTICIPATING READING THIS YEAR? 🙂

Special Sundays!~Let God Take Care of It!~Jer.29:11~

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 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.~ Jer.29:11~

    Let it Go! Don’t worry about your future but keep your trust in the ONE who holds and knows your future.

Have a happy and blessed week everyone! 🙂

Like a Flower in Bloom~Siri Mitchell~

Like a Flower in Bloom

 

For years Charlotte Withersby has worked as an assistant to her father, an eminent English botanist. As she approaches the old age of twenty-four, her father pushes her out into society, swayed by an uncle who believes God’s only two roles for women are marriage and motherhood. When one of the Withersbys’ colonial correspondents, Edward Trimble, returns to England, he’s drafted as the new assistant so Charlotte is free to marry. This suits Edward’s plans quite well, since the last thing he wants to do is reunite with the family he is ashamed to call his own.

Though Edward proves himself vexingly capable on the job, Charlotte won’t surrender the job without a fight, and schemes with her best friend to regain her position. Perhaps if a proposal seems imminent, Charlotte’s father will see his error and ask her to return. Charlotte tries to make headway in her town’s social life, but reveals herself to be unaware of all the intricacies of polite society. Though Edward pitches in, tutoring her in society’s expectations, she just seems to make things worse. And the more she comes to know of her father’s assistant, the more trouble she has imagining life without him. Caught in a trap of her own making and seeing the hopelessness of her prospects, will Charlotte get to keep her work or will she have to cede her heart?

 

~My Review~

When I first saw his book, I was amazed at how bright and vibrant the book cover was! I was also amazed at how much I really enjoyed reading this story. It was very captivating and very well written.

I do so love reading about extraordinary women who defeated the odds. There were many women who didn’t want to conform to the “norm” but were willing to step out in faith and take a risk to follow their heart’s aspirations. I would count Siri Mitchell’s heroine along with famous women such as Madame Curie and many other women in history who overcame the odds. I like how Siri Mitchell really gives the reader a glimpse of what it would have meant for women living in this time period. It makes me thankful for the sacrifices women before me went through so that many opportunities could be opened to women today. I was inspired!

I honestly didn’t know botany could be so interesting to read about in fiction. The author did a well done job of really capturing my attention when it came to the botany life. It was really amazing and I truly enjoyed myself reading about Charlotte’s world. I thought it was very intriguing to learn about the different flowers and such.

All of the characters in this book were just delightful to read about! I found myself being totally immersed into the story and I would be laughing my head off at the many different scenes in this story. It was like a historical romantic comedy at its best!

I’m really looking forward to reading more from Siri Mitchell. Like a Flower in Bloom was filled with adventure,humor,and a taste of romance. I highly recommend this wonderfully written tale.

* I received this book from Bethany House Publishers through Netgalley. All opinions expressed are completely my own and I was not required to give a positive review.*

Happy Reading Y’all!!! 🙂

The Author~Siri Mitchell~

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Special Sundays!~Psalm 37:4~

Delight yourself in The Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart,

 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.~Psalms 37:4~KJV

Have a blessed Sunday and a blessed week everyone!! 🙂

Special Sundays!~God is With Us,Always!~

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Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.~Matthew 28:20~

Have a Happy and Blessed Sunday and the rest of your week! 😉

Beyond All Dreams ~ Elizabeth Camden~

Beyond All Dreams

~About~

Anna O’Brien leads a predictable and quiet life as a map librarian at the illustrious Library of Congress until she stumbles across a baffling mystery of a ship disappeared at sea. She is thwarted in her attempts to uncover information, but her determination outweighs her shyness and she turns to a dashing congressman for help.
Luke Callahan was one of the nation’s most powerful congressmen until his promising career became shadowed in scandal. Eager to share in a new cause and intrigued by the winsome librarian, he joins forces with Anna to solve the mystery of the lost ship.
Opposites in every way, Anna and Luke are unexpectedly drawn to each other despite the strict rules forbidding Anna from any romantic entanglement with a member of Congress.
From the gilded halls of the Capitol, where powerful men shape the future of the nation, to the scholarly archives of the nation’s finest library, Anna and Luke are soon embroiled in secrets much bigger and more perilous than they ever imagined. Is bringing the truth to light worth risking all they’ve ever dreamed for themselves?

 

~My Review~

I’m always eagerly anticipating a new novel from Elizabeth Camden and I wasn’t disappointed at all with this book!
Beyond All Dreams is just my kinda book because I’m a very big advocate for believing in dreams and aspirations. Dreams in my opinion can be a driving force in a person’s life even though it may look hopeless in the beginning. Trust me, it’ll all be worth it in the end. I think that Elizabeth Camden did a great job of portraying just that in her book.

The heroine, Anna O’Brien, has a very interesting and intriguing story. In the story, Anna is a librarian in for the Library of Congress which is by the way could be a dream job for any book lover out there! Who wouldn’t want to discover the wonders of the”King” of Libraries? I really liked Anna O’Brien’s character.

The hero, was another one of Elizabeth Camden’s smashing heroes! She is so talented at making her heroes some of the best heroes in Christian fiction, in my opinion, at least. Scarred by many things that happened in his early life, readers can sympathize and enjoy reading about Luke as his life unfolds in the story. Just take my word for it the hero is absolutely romantic! *sigh*

I think that the story came together very well as a whole. I was entranced by this novel from the beginning to the very end. There’s nothing that I would change about this story but I would love to read more of Anna and Luke’s story. It was perfect.

The book cover was also another beautiful work of art!

I highly recommend this book! It’s another beautiful tale by Elizabeth Camden with all the combinations of adventure,humor,and romance any book lover will certainly enjoy! (5 stars)

 

Happy Reading Y’all!! 🙂

Special Sundays!~In the Beginning, God!~

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   ~In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.~Genesis 1:1-KJV

 

Such Inspiration! No matter what anyone else says we know that God did it all. The most encouraging thing today is that God is still in the creating business! In this New Year may God continue to create in you in His likeness. With each day I want to be more like Him!

Have a blessed and wonderful Sunday! 🙂