What I'm Reading ~ Weekend 2/10-12/12

 Hello there! Back again with another update. Goodness this week has been really busy, I had a book review pretty much everyday! Our family has been fighting off a cold which was great because it meant more time to read :)

Anyway, onward to the books!

I'm in the middle of Marcia Gruver's Bandit's Hope. I"m not sure what I think of it yet, but I really think that Ms. Vee is certainly an interesting character!

Bandit's Hope
Back Blurb: Stream on down to Mississippi, the setting of Marcia Gruver’s second book in the breathtaking Backwoods Bride series. Reddick “Tiller” McRae is tired of the outlaw life, even more so when he falls for a respectable innkeeper’s daughter. Will he face the gallows before he can win her hallowed heart? Maria Bell is tired of waiting for God to bring her a husband and protector. Taking matters of the law and love into her own hands, she sets a trap to catch a thief and a husband. What will she do when she finds out they are one and the same?

Wonderland CreekAfter reading alot of positive reviews, I'm really excited to start Wonderland Creek. The first line just reeled me in! "If my life were a book, no one would read it. People would say that it was too boring, too predictable."

Here's the back blurb: Alice Grace Ripley lives in a dream world, her nose stuck in a book. But the happily-ever-after life she's planned on suddenly falls apart when her boyfriend, Gordon, breaks up with her, accusing her of living in a world of fiction instead of the real world. Then to top it off, Alice loses her beloved job at the library because of cutbacks due to the Great Depression.

Fleeing small-town gossip, Alice heads to the mountains of eastern Kentucky to deliver five boxes of donated books to a library in the tiny coal-mining village of Acorn. Dropped off by her relatives, Alice volunteers to stay for two weeks to help the librarian, Leslie McDougal.

But the librarian turns out to be far different than she anticipated--not to mention the four lady librarians who travel to the remote homes to deliver the much-desired books. When Alice is trapped in Acorn against her will, she soon finds that real-life adventure and mystery--and especially romance--are far better than her humble dreams could have imagined.

When the Smoke ClearsAnd I'm hoping to get this one started soon!

Back Blurb: As a member of the North Cascades Smokejumpers, Alexia Allen always takes care of the equipment that keeps her safe. So when she nearly dies in a fire due to equipment failure, she knows something is up. Ordered to take time off while the investigation continues, Alexia makes a last-minute decision to recuperate at her mother's home and attend her high school reunion. Yet trouble seems to be following her, and within hours of arriving home she's involved with murder, arson--and a handsome detective. But the conflicts ahead are nothing compared to the ghosts of her past. As she strives to remember and forgive her family history, she must also decide if the secret she's been guarding for the last ten years must finally come to light.
Chock-full of the suspense and romantic tension readers have come to expect from Lynette Eason, "When the Smoke Clears" is the explosive first book in the Deadly Reunions series.

The Rose of Winslow StreetAnd I've been waiting for this one forever it seems! After reading The Lady of Bolton Hill, I just couldn't wait for it's sequel and now it's here!

Back blurb: The last thing Libby Sawyer and her father expected upon their return from their summer home was to find strangers inhabiting a house that had been in their family for decades. Widower Michael Dobrescu brought his family from Romania to the town of Colden, Massachusetts with a singular purpose: to claim the house willed to him long ago. Since neither party has any intention of giving up their claim, a fierce legal battle ensues between the two families.When important documents go missing from the house, Libby suspects Michael is the culprit. Determined to discover the truth behind the stolen papers, Libby investigates, only to find more layers of mystery surrounding Michael and his family. Despite their rivalry, Libby finds herself developing feelings for this man with the mysterious past. As a decision about the house looms in the courts, Libby must weigh the risks of choosing to remain loyal to her family or give her heart to a man whose intentions and affections are less than certain.

To Love and to Cherish (The Bliss Creek Amish)
Let's just say that I hope to get alot done while sick :) I'm also hoping to get going on Kelly Irvin's To Love and to Cherish.

Here's the blurb:
In author Kelly Irvin's first installment in the Bliss Creek Amish series, readers will find a charming, romantic story of how God works even in the darkest moments.
It's been four years since Carl left. Four years since he left the safety of the small Amish community for the Englisch world. And in four years, Emma's heart has only begun to heal.
Now, with the unexpected death of her parents, Emma is plunged back into a world of despair and confusion. It's a confusion only compounded by Carl's return. She's supposed to be in love with him-so why can't she keep her mind off Thomas, the strong, quiet widower who always seems to be underfoot? Could the man she only knew as a friend be the one to help her to heal?
In a world that seems to be changing no matter how tightly she clings to the past, this one woman must see beyond her pain and open her heart to trust once again.

Well that's what I *hope* to be reading this weekend. How about you? What are you reading? I'd love to hear from you feel free to comment below and have a wonderful weekend :)


  1. Wow - ambitious! ;) Looks like some great reading! I loved Wonderland Creek, as well as The Rose of Winslow Street! :D

    Besides homework, I'm hoping to do a bit of reading for fun. (I actually devoted quite a bit of time this week to reading Windchaser and Windfall - 2 YA books that knocked my socks off!!) Anyway, I've got to read Beyond Molasses Creek and A Wedding to Remember in Charleston, South Carolina. And I'm hoping to start Words Spoken True soon, too. :)

    Hope you have an enjoyable weekend!


  2. Yes, indeed! I just started Wonderland Creek last night. Love it :)

    Sounds like some great books, and Windfall and Windchaser sounds really interesting! Words Spoken True looks great! Can't wait to start that one.

    Have a wonderful weekend :)

  3. Well, Faye, it looks like you already have a copy of Elizabeth Camden's new book. Do you? Because you just won it on Overcoming Through Time - With God's Help http://cfpagels.blogspot.com

  4. Looks like an awesome list of books! I loved Wonderland Creek so much, a book that will always have a spot on my bookshelf. Rose on Winslow street is another amazing book. I just finished When the Smoke Clears and it was so good, but makes me not want to wait for book 2. Happy reading, looks like you will be busy!

  5. Thanks, Carrie! That's awesome. I actually got The Rose of Winslow Street from the library and would love to own a copy!

    Jen, thank you for stopping by. I'm really lovin' Wonderland Creek, it's hilarious how much I can actually relate to Alice! I will totally be marking it down as one of my favorites :) Thanks, and yes I am VERY busy. When the Smoke Clears is really hard to put down!


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