Tuesday, June 24, 2014

On my nightstand

Summer is the perfect time to read, isn’t it?  Whether you’re at the beach, in a tent or on your back porch in a comfy lounge chair, these long warm days and a good book are just right! 

Of course, winter is the perfect time to read too – a cozy fire, soft blanket and a good book are just right!  And then there’s fall…

Here’s what I’ve been reading:

A Light in the Window by Jan Karon
Every few years I reread this series and I fall in love with it all over again.  I’ve heard people say they’ve had a hard time getting into the first book (At Home in Mitford) though I didn’t find that to be so but let me tell you, it is worth it to press through.  This second book is one of my favorites.  I love Karon’s writing style, her characters are beyond wonderful and I find myself laughing out loud and wiping away a tear or two.  Her next book Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good comes out Sept. 2nd and I can’t wait! 

My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
This was my first book by this author and I immediately liked her writing.  But this story was so sad and I didn’t find anything to like about the main character – which is a must for any good story.  Set during the Civil War with great descriptions of the incredible deprivation soldiers on both sides faced, the author gives us a heroine who never overcomes her oppositional nature and I couldn’t figure out what the men who loved her were drawn to apart from her stubborn work ethic.

Havah by Tosca Lee
I was fascinated by this fictional account of Adam and Eve, told from Eve’s perspective.  It made me think so much about the incredible sorrow sin brings into every part of our lives.  Really good story!

Heaven – for Kids by Randy Alcorn
Years ago I read Randy’s book ‘Heaven’ and it changed the way I think about eternity.  I’ve been thinking about heaven a lot lately and rather than reread his very thick and weighty book, I chose his version written for kids to get a fresh look at what the bible says about our eternal home.  I’m ready!

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