20 February 2018

The Hunt for Reclaiming Shilo Snow | Clue & Book Review

Welcome to the Scavenger Hunt Tour for Reclaiming Shilo Snow by Mary Weber in collaboration with Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction and JustRead Publicity Tours!


She was far more capable than Earth’s leaders had accounted for—and they had no idea what she’d do next.

Known as a brilliant mind that could hack humanity’s darkest secrets, seventeen-year-old Sofi Snow is the most wanted teenager alive. She found her way to the icy, technologically brilliant planet of Delon to find Shilo, the brother everyone but Sofi believes is dead.

But as she and Ambassador Miguel partner to find her brother and warn those on Earth of Delon’s dark designs on humanity, Sofi’s memories threaten to overtake her, distorting everything she holds true. She knows the Delonese kept her in a dark, deceptive place... and destroyed a portion of her life. Now, the more they discover of Sofi’s past, the more Sofi feels herself unraveling—as each new revelation has her questioning the very existence of reality.

In this harrowing sequel to The Evaporation of Sofi Snow, Sofi and Miguel must trust each other and discover the secrets locked inside Sofi’s mind as the line between what’s real and what they imagine begins to slip away... threatening to take humanity with it.

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Fiction
Release Date: March 6, 2018

19 February 2018

Character-Driven With Exquisite Detail | A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline


“Exquisite. A must-read.” –Kristin Hannah
This paperback edition includes a color reproduction of Andrew Wyeth’s painting Christina’s World, along with a Q&A with bestselling author Kristin Hannah and a bonus short story, “Stranded in Ice.”

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.

“Later he told me that he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won’t stay hidden.”

To Christina Olson, the entire world is her family farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. The only daughter in a family of sons, Christina is tied to her home by health and circumstance, and seems destined for a small life. Instead, she becomes Andrew Wyeth’s first great inspiration, and the subject of one of the best-known paintings of the twentieth century, Christina’s World.

As she did in her beloved bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction to vividly reimagine a real moment in history. A Piece of the World is a powerful story of the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, her complicated relationship to her family and inheritance, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.

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17 February 2018

A New Series With Adventure, Mystery & Romance | Phoebe's Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher


Phoebe Starbuck has always adjusted her sails and rudder to the whims of her father. Now, for the first time, she’s doing what she wants to do: marrying Captain Phineas Foulger and sailing far away from Nantucket. As she leaves on her grand adventure, her father gives her two gifts, both of which Phoebe sees little need for. The first is an old sheepskin journal from Great Mary, her highly revered great-grandmother. The other is a “minder” on the whaling ship in the form of cooper Matthew Marcy, a man whom she loathes.

Soon Phoebe discovers that life at sea is no easier than life on land. Lonely, seasick, and disillusioned, she turns the pages of Great Mary’s journal and finds herself drawn into the life of this noble woman. To Phoebe’s shock, her great-grandmother has left a secret behind that carries repercussions for everyone aboard the ship, especially her husband the captain and her shadow the cooper. This story within a story catapults Phoebe into seeing her life in an entirely new way—just in time.

In this brand-new series, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher brings her signature twists and turns to bear on a fascinating new faith community: the Quakers of colonial-era Nantucket Island.

16 February 2018

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | Reclaiming Shilo Snow

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

With the recently fallen snow here, this snow-titled, upcoming release seems like an appropriate book to read, and I'm so glad to finally be learning what happens after the end of the first book. So, here's a peek at a few lines from Reclaiming Shilo Snow (and if you haven't read The Evaporation of Sofi Snow yet, take a peek here)enjoy!

09 February 2018

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | The Arctic Incident

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

I'll be finishing this second book in Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series today, and I am loving rereading the series. It's just so fun and clever and makes me so happyI have to share it. Enjoy!

06 February 2018

Top Ten Tuesday | Books That Have Been on My TBR the Longest

Hosted weekly by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Happy Tuesday!

It's been too many months since I last joined in the Top Ten Tuesday fun, but I'm happy to be back making lists! 

When I started thinking about all the books on my TBR, my list quickly turned from simply "Books That Have Been on My TBR the Longest" to "Books I Should Have Read in School, But Didn't & Have Been Meaning to Read Ever Since"to my shame. But I'm trying to motivate myself to read more classics this year, so hopefully, they won't all still be unread in December.

02 February 2018

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | The Mayflower Bride

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday (and February)!

I've been enjoying the adventure of The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse recently (and conveniently, it's one of the shorter books I've read this week, so it works for the "Little Month, Little Story" theme for Hoarding Books today!). Here's a quick peek at a few lines from it.

30 January 2018

Family Drama & OCD | The Promise Between Us by Barbara Claypole White


From the bestselling author of The Perfect Son comes a hopeful tale of redemption, renewal, and the promise of love.

Metal artist Katie Mack is living a lie. Nine years ago she ran away from her family in Raleigh, North Carolina, consumed by the irrational fear that she would harm Maisie, her newborn daughter. Over time she’s come to grips with the mental illness that nearly destroyed her, and now funnels her pain into her art. Despite longing for Maisie, Katie honors an agreement with the husband she left behind—to change her name and never return.

But when she and Maisie accidentally reunite, Katie can’t ignore the familiarity of her child’s compulsive behavior. Worse, Maisie worries obsessively about bad things happening to her pregnant stepmom. Katie has the power to help, but can she reconnect with the family she abandoned?

To protect Maisie, Katie must face the fears that drove her from home, accept the possibility of love, and risk exposing her heart-wrenching secret.

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26 January 2018

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | Where the Red Fern Grows

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

I'm getting excited about the 24 in 48 Readathon that starts tomorrow, and my TBR stack is ready to go. Well-loved favorites, most of these books will be rereads for me, but I'll be reading Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls for the first time. As a child, the movie was one of my absolute favorites, yet I never got around to reading the book. Now, that's about to changeand it's going to be a good weekend, I'm sure.


22 January 2018

Faith & Hope Amid Darkness & Despair | The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma


Anna has one chance for survivaland it lies in the hands of her mortal enemy.

It's 1943 and Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian living in Prague, has lost nearly everything. Most of her family has been deported, and the Nazi occupation ended her career as a concert violinist. Now Anna is left to care for her grandmother, and she'll do anything to keep her safea job that gets much harder when Nazi officer Horst Engel is quartered in the flat below them.

Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Horst, dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them.

Anna finds herself falling in love with the handsome officer and his brave heart. But what he reveals might stop the music forever.

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