Welcome to The Sound of Silver birthday blog tour! I’m posting today about Rachelle Rea Cobb’s second installment in the Steadfast Love series, an inspirational historical romance set during the 16th century.
Rachelle is also the author of The Sound of Diamonds, the first book in the series, and a newlywed! This summer, she married a man with the same first name as the hero of the series. I’m joining in this blog tour to tell you a little more about Silver and spread the news about the giveaway Rachelle is hosting—make sure you enter using the Rafflecopter form to win the lovely necklace pictured and your choice of any of the Steadfast Love titles!
I am not a fan of Amish fiction. (Weird way to start a review of an Amish fiction book, right?) However, I am a fan of Suzanne Woods Fisher's writing, and she happens to write Amish fiction. I've read each fiction release of hers since A Lancaster County Christmas came out in 2011, and I see no signs of stopping.
The Chicago Cubs!!!!!!!!!!
This week's reading will probably be light for the same reason ... I'll be watching the World Series (and getting far too little sleep). I sincerely hope the Cubbies can pull it out, but even if they don't, it's sure been fun watching them!
Last year, I was able to read the three books that made up Dawn Crandall's Everstone Chronicles. I loved them! When I heard that a fourth book was being written, I knew I had to read it. And guess what? It's just as great as I'd hoped!
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly linkup hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It's all about the new books accumulated over the week. This week was a bit unusual in that I bought several books...I just couldn't pass them up!
At some point, kids who grow up knowing about Jesus want to know if what they've learned about Him is really true. Cold-Case Christianity for Kids is a great book for those kids—and for anyone who wants to investigate the claims of Christianity.
Recently, I was given the opportunity to review The Complete Jewish Study Bible, a Bible geared toward both Jews and Christians. Taking a look at this Bible intrigued me, especially since I recently learned there's a good chance I have some Jewish heritage.
Happy Monday! Last week was a pretty light reading week for me, in large part due to the Chicago Cubs. In general, I am not a baseball fan. I've been to a few games over the years (though none major league), and each time, my boredom reached epic proportions. There's no major league team in Nebraska, and baseball isn't that big here. But my dad, who was born near Chicago, is a lifelong Cubs fan, so I've always wanted good things for the Cubs, even though I rarely pay any attention. The postseason is different, though. There's something about the stakes being higher that turns me into a raging fan, if only during the month of October. So I've spent several evenings over the last week able to do nothing but stare at the TV screen and cheer for the Cubbies as if my screaming could make a difference!
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly linkup hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It's all about the new books accumulated over the week. I missed out on participating last week because I was down with a horrible cold. Here's hoping it's my only cold of the season!
Happy Monday! It's time for another reading check-in, and I read way more than I anticipated last week. Why? Because on Wednesday, I felt the beginnings of a cold, and by Friday afternoon, I had retreated to my couch, where I remained through today. While most of the time I didn't feel like doing anything except watching TV (or, more accurately, dozing while the TV was on), at times I felt like reading—and I ended up finishing three books! I also made some good headway on the cross-stitch project I've been working on for a while. Who knows, I might actually finish it this fall!
I read bits and pieces of a lot of things over the past week—and I even managed to finish two books! (Honestly, this is because I'm finally slowing down in my One Tree Hill watching. But now my CW superhero shows are beginning again, so there goes some reading time!)
Time for my second month of participating in Best of the Bunch, hosted by A Cocoon of Books. I read quite a lot in September (a change from my measly reading in August): I reviewed 15 books, and I have several others in progress! It's nice to get back into a reading groove.
I love Regency-set (and slightly later) movies, television series, and books that take place in villages and focus on a variety of characters. Lawana Blackwell's Gresham Chronicles, the Cranford miniseries, and the TV show Lark Rise to C...
I have long been a fan of Jody Hedlund's historical romances. My favorite of her novels has always been A Noble Groom (swoon!), but Forever Safe is giving it a run for its money!
Forever Safe is about heiress Victoria Cole, who is engag...
Something about Scientology has long fascinated me. Not in a "I have to learn more and get involved" kind of way, but more like a questioning of how on earth people can follow this "religion." A few years ago, I read Jefferson Hawkins' C...