What I am Reading ~ Weekend 8/23-25/12

Be Still My Soul: A Novel

I am on my way home with a bunch of books just waiting to be blogged about! I had a great time, riding horses and hanging out. Plus the other day my brother had fun killing a bothersome rattlesnake. Bue enough about that and more about the books!

I am so excited to be digging into Joanne Bischof's debut Be Still My Soul. It should be fantastic for a long car trip home.

Here's the blurb:

Pretty Lonnie Sawyer is shy and innocent, used to fading into the background within her family, and among the creeks and hollows of the Appalachian hills. Though her family is poor and her father abusive, she clings to a quiet faith. But when handsome ladies’ man and bluegrass musician Gideon O’Riley steals a kiss, that one action seals her fate.
Her father forces her into a hasty marriage with Gideon—a man she barely knows and does not love. Equally frustrated and confused by his new responsibilities, Gideon yearns for a fresh start, forcing Lonnie on an arduous journey away from her home in Rocky Knob.
Her distant groom can’t seem to surrender his rage at the injustice of the forced matrimony or give Lonnie any claim in his life. What will it take for Gideon to give up his past, embrace Lonnie’s God, and discover a hope that can heal their two fractured hearts?
Gideon only ever cared about himself. Now that Lonnie is his wife, will he ever be worthy of her heart?

I might be the only person on planet earth (OK I am being overdramatic) who has not read a book by Karen Kingsbury. A friend recommended that I started with Unlocked, so I am.

Here's the blurb:

Holden Harris is an autistic 18-year-old who is bullied at school. Laura Reynolds, the head cheerleader who befriends Holden, has problems of her own at home. In her trademark way, Kingsbury tackles real-life issues of high school bullying, autism, adultery, and ultimately acceptance.

So now I want to ask you, what are you reading this weekend?
I hope y'all have a blessed weekend.



  1. You're not the only one! I haven't either. Haha! But Unlocked sounds like a book I would enjoy reading.

    I'm reading Elisha's Bones and Serpent of Moses by Don Hoesel.

    1. Yay! I'm not the only one :) Hopefully you get around to trying her books too, so we can both know what all the hype is about!

      Those sound like they will be page turning suspenses for a great weekend read!

  2. I'm so eager for Be Still My Soul to arrive at my house!! :) It looks great!

    I hope you have a safe trip home - and enjoy the reading! I found that our recent trip to Disneyland and back gave me plenty of time to get some fun reading done. :)


    1. It sounds fantastic doesn't it? So excited!

      It is awesome how vacations can give you so much more time to relax and read! The perfect vacation :)

  3. Rosie, My favorites of Karen Kingsbury's are When Joy Came to Stay and Oceans Apart.

    This weekend I plan on finishing Dying to Read, starting The Girl's Still Got It, and another one or five.

    Also I plan on running a TON of errands and finishing the baby blanket I'm working on.

    1. Dawn,it sounds like you have got one busy weekend!

      Even though we read all the time there are always more books to read. But it souns like you have got some good ones :)

      I am knitting a sweater that I hope to finish on the ride home. I bet the baby blanket will be lovely!

  4. Dawn, thanks! I'll be sure to check that one out as well! :D

  5. Faye, So fun to be scrolling through blogger and suddenly see Lonnie pop up :) I'm so glad you've got the book in hand and are looking forward to reading it! I have not read Karen Kingsbury's book but I will have to check it out and I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

    1. I am very much looking foward to it! Karen Kingsbury sure has alot of books out, and I am interested to finally try out one of her books. I am looking forward to my weekend of reading :)
      Have a great weekend!


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