What I'm Reading This Weekend Away ~ 7/6-8/12

Hello there! As you may already know I am away on a trip, but thankfully I am able to pop into a local library every once and a while and update my blog! We have already had quite a few advenutures! The sky is gray, and there is the smell of smoke everywhere, because where we are visiting wildfires rage, so a smoke veil hangs over us at all times though we are in no immediate danger. And on Tuesday, my brother got to use his shotgun to decapitate a rattlesnake who very rudely decided to camp in front of the outhouse! Yes, we actually have to use an outhouse where I am!

Well, enough said about that, and on to the books!

A Promise for Miriam
I am very excirted to start Vannetta Chapman's newest, A Promise for Miriam.

Here's the blurb:
A Promise for Miriam, the first book in a brand-new romantic series from popular author Vannetta Chapman, introduces the Amish community of Pebble Creek and some of the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges to their community from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways.

Amish schoolteacher Miriam King loves her students. At 26, most women her age are married with children of their own, but she hasn?t yet met anyone who can convince her to give up the Plain school that sits along the banks of Pebble Creek. Then newcomer Gabriel Yoder steps into her life, bringing his daughter, an air of mystery, and challenges Miriam has never faced before.

Will Gabe be able to let go of the past that haunts him? He thinks he just wants to be left alone, but the loving and warm community he and his daughter have moved to has other plans for him. After a near tragedy is averted, he hesitantly returns offers of help and friendship, and he discovers he can make a difference to the people of Pebble Creek?and maybe find love again.
I am also reading a biography of a man named Zvi. It's an older classic!

Here's the blurb:
Zvi is the biography of a man who, like his nation Israel, defies explanation apart from God. His story in the early stages is reminiscent of the Book of Esther in the Bible--God is not consciously represented, yet He is obviously present and at work.

One will recognize, as the story unfolds, that people and events touched Zvi's life at strategic points in ways that cannot be coincidental. Over the tortuous course he followed in his flight for survival, the reader will discern a clear pattern of divine provision.

Unlike many of the stories that confront us today, this true-life epic has a satisfying climax. Zvi's life is far from over, of course, but the issue has been settled. He is alive today and living a joyfully triumphant life in the land of his fathers.
How he survived the Holocaust, found his way to the shores of Israel, and faced his life-transforming encounter with the Messiah is a story one can ill afford to miss. A careful study of his life is a revelation of the lengths to which a loving Lord will go to bring one soul safely home.

Well now you know what I'm reading :)

What are you reading this weekend?


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