What I'm Reading ~ Weekend 2/24-26/12

Heart of the Country 
Another week has come and gone, and my TBR pile has gotten higher! We got something of a blizzard yesterday, which was a surprise considering we have had an almost snowless winter until now. lol.

So onward to my cozy winter reads :)

First up is the soon to be made into a movie, Heart of the Country by Rene Gutteridge & John Ward.

Here's the blurb:
Faith and Luke Carraway have it all. Faith is a beautiful singer turned socialite while Luke is an up-and-coming successful businessman. After taking his inheritance from his father’s stable, lucrative business to invest in a successful hedge fund with the Michov Brothers, he’s on the fast track as a rising young executive, and Faith is settling comfortably into her role as his wife.

When rumors of the Michovs’ involvement in a Ponzi scheme reach Faith, she turns to Luke for confirmation, and he assures her that all is well. But when Luke is arrested, Faith can’t understand why he would lie to her, and she runs home to the farm and the family she turned her back on years ago. Meanwhile, Luke is forced to turn to his own family for help as he desperately tries to untangle himself from his mistakes. Can two prodigals return to families they abandoned, and will those families find the grace to forgive and forget? Will a marriage survive betrayal when there is nowhere else to run but home?

Another book that I hopw to dig into is Laurie Alice Eakes' Heart's Safe Passage. I just noticed that I have a "Heart" theme this weekend ;)

Heart's Safe Passage
Here's the blurb: It's 1813 and all Phoebe Lee wants out of life is to practice midwifery in Loudon County, Virginia. When Belinda, her pregnant sister-in-law, presses Phoebe to accompany her onto a British privateer in order to cross the Atlantic and save her husband from an English prison, Phoebe tries to refuse, then finds herself kidnapped.

Captain Rafe Docherty is a man in search of revenge. His ship is no place for women, but he needs Belinda in order to obtain information about the man who destroyed his family and his life. Between Belinda's whining and Phoebe's hostility, Rafe can't help but wonder if he made the right choice.
When it becomes apparent there is an enemy among them on the ship, the stakes are raised. Will they reach the English shore in time? Can love and forgiveness overcome vengeance?

Book 2 in The Midwives series, Heart's Safe Passage is a stirring tale of love, intrigue, and adventure on the high seas. Readers will feel the salt spray and the rolling waves as they journey with Laurie Alice Eakes's vivid characters on the treacherous path toward redemption.

Well, that's what I've got in store for this weekend. What are you reading? I'd love to hear from you :)

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I like your "heart" theme. ;) I've been hearing about Heart of the Country - and something about an upcoming movie...? I'll be curious to hear your thoughts. :) And Heart's Safe Passage sounds really good!

    I'm planning on reading some more of A Wedding to Remember in Charleston, South Carolina, and maybe Firethorn. :) After that...maybe Heart of Gold by Robin Lee Hatcher or The Messenger by Siri Mitchell.

    Oh, and I just finished Promise Me This by Cathy Gohlke - talk about a powerful, intense, beautiful read!! I highly recommend it!


    1. Heart of Gold is really good story! You should enjoy it!

  2. Thanks! Yes, very interesting, indeed! It's great ot be able to read the book before the movie comes out!

    Awesome! Heart of Gold sounds amazing, and the Messenger just looks too good to pass up! I'm hoping to be able to read those both int he future :)

    I've heard so many great things about Promise Me This. I'm hoping to hit it hard this week! Promise Me This seems to be on everyone's lips this week :)

    Have a great weekend, Amber!

  3. You have a great week too, Jen :)


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