What I'm Reading ~ Weekend 4/13-15/12

Leaving Lancaster: A Novel

Hello there! I'm here again, and I'm reading as always :)

And of course I'm reading a large amount of books at once...yes, I do it often.

So here's a peek at my bookshelf for this weekend!

Leaving Lancaster by Kate Lloyd. So far it's a very interesting, well written book with part of the story written in first person, and the other part written in third person.

Here's the back cover excerpt:
Can a splintered Amish family reconcile?

More than anything else, thirty-something Holly Fisher longs for family. Growing up in Seattle without a dad or grandparents, she wonders what it would be like to have a heritage, a place of belonging. Holly is furious when her mother, Esther, reveals a long-kept secret: Holly’s grandmother and uncles are still alive and begging Esther to return. And Holly is shocked when she learns that the family she’s never known lives on a Lancaster, Pennsylvania, farm—as part of an Amish community her mother once abandoned.

Guilt-ridden Esther, terrified to see her mother and siblings, begs Holly to accompany her on a visit to Esther’s mother before she dies. But can their journey to a conflicting world heal their emotional wounds and finally bring them home?

Set in the heart of contemporary Lancaster County, Leaving Lancaster explores the power of forgiveness, family reconciliation, and love where least expected.

The Dublin DestinyAlso on my to-be-read-this-weekend list is Dublin Destiny by Jill Twigg. I love Ugly Duckling tales, and who can resist Ireland? I think I'm gonna like it :)

Here's the back blurb:

Can an introverted ugly duckling be God's perfect match for the most eligible bachelor in town?

Running from imminent danger back home, shy, awkward Irishwoman Rylee Shannon flees to small town, USA, forced to live under the protection of unfamiliar family friends.

Prompted to protect her, the McLellans arrange the marriage of Rylee and their son, Patrick, one of Georgia's most prominent and handsome doctors.

Willing yet hesitant, the two marry. But bound by her wallflower personality and unruly looks, she fails to make any connection with Patrick.

While Patrick is away on a long-term medical mission trip, crossing off days until the annulment, Rylee is determined to change—both inwardly and outwardly—to win the affections of her husband. Battling rumors and echoes of her past, she wins over Patrick's family and friends with her amiable personality and perpetual state of embarrassment.

Patrick returns home to find his wife transformed into a beautiful, confident woman. When he realizes that God's arrangement of the marriage was intentional and permanent, Patrick begins to see his wife in a different light.

But as their feelings develop, their relationship is continually derailed by Rylee's unusual habits and stubborn pride. As Rylee's good-natured presence begins to change the lives of the McLellans, they are also determined to conquer Rylee's inhibitions and alter her eternity.

Patrick's protection turns to affection, but Rylee's past threatens to collide with her future. You won't want to miss Patrick and Rylee McLellan fight to discover The Dublin Destiny in this captivating tale of secrets, romance, forgiveness, and divine love.

Echoes of TitanicAnd as you might know, I didn't quite get Echoes of Titanic done by the time I had planned, so I fully intend to read it and post my review when I can :)

Here's the back blurb:

Kelsey Tate comes from sturdy stock. Her great-grandmother Adele endured the sinking of Titanic and made it safely to America, where she not only survived but thrived. Generations later, Kelsey works for the firm Adele founded nearly 100 years ago.
Now facing a hostile takeover, the firm’s origins are challenged when new facts emerge about Adele’s actions on the night Titanic sank. Kelsey tries to defend the company and the great-grandmother she has long admired, but the stakes are raised when Kelsey’s boss is murdered and her own life threatened. Forced to seek help from Cole Thornton, a man Kelsey once loved—and lost, thanks to her success-at-all-costs mentality—she pursues mysteries both past and present. Aided by Cole and strengthened by the faith she’d all but forgotten in her climb up the corporate ladder, Kelsey races the clock to defend her family legacy, her livelihood, and ultimately her life.

So there you have it, that's my TBR for this week. What about you, what are you reading? You know that I would love to hear about it :)

Have an amazing weekend!


  1. Looks good! I love seeing what other people are reading : ) I'm reading an Amish book too right now "An Amish Family Reunion" by Mary Ellis. It's pretty good. Enjoy!

    1. So do I :) Oh, I loved "An Amish Family Reunion"! It's a good book, Megan, you will enjoy it :)

      Have an awesome weekend!

  2. I'll be reading Deadly Pursuit by Irene Hannon this weekend. And I'll most likely will also be reading Replication by Jill Williamson.

    1. Rosie, Irene Hannon's books are always great! I bet you'll have a hard time putting that one down. Jill Williamson is great too, I actually have Replication sitting on my shelf, from what I've heard it should be pretty awesome :D


    2. Faye, yes they are! :)


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