What I've(We've) Been Reading

Hey y'all! Katy was  unable to write her post for this week, so I will be writing in her stead! But she sent me a list of books she's read so I'll make sure to add those in! ;-)

The Choice (Lancaster County Secrets, Book 1)

This week, I read a very charming story called The Choice  by Suzanne Woods Fisher. It was a very good book and I enjoyed it thoroughly! It took place in an Amish community like a Beverly Lewis or Wanda Brunstetter, but the story line was a bit different and unique in my opinion. Suzanne Woods Fisher is a young Amish woman torn between following the man she loves and joining the community of faith that sustains her. Her choice begins a torrent of change for her and her family, including a marriage of convenience to silent Daniel Miller. Both bring broken hearts into their arrangement...and secrets that have been held too long. The Choice was a touching story about letting go of the past, embracing the future, and making the right choices - no matter the cost. I very much recommend you read this great book! Order it for only $6 HERE!

Songs of DeliveranceAnother book I started was Songs of Deliverance by Marilynn Griffith. You can read my review and thoughts on it on my other blog, here. 
Fifteen years ago, Zeely Wilkins and Ron Jenkins were students the school district stopped believing in. Lucky for them, their teacher knew something the principal didn't; they were cream of the crop but they just hadn't sprouted the way people expected. Though they went their separate ways, the past is calling them back to the school and the teacher who wouldn't give up on them. Now they'll have to decide what love really means--and whether they're willing to dance to a new tune to get it. But can they rediscover the songs of deliverance that once brought them together? Or will secrets keep them apart?  If you're interested in purchasing this book, go

Through the Fire
A book I just started and am excited to read is Through The Fire by Shawn Grady. This book looks really good, with a bit of suspense and maybe some mystery thrown in there. I am eager to get into it!
Firefighting burns in Aidan O’Neill’s blood, but his innate gift for reading flames has made him overconfident and sometimes puts lives in danger. When one call goes horribly wrong and a rookie is hurt, Aidan ends up suspended and finds himself questioning everything.
It couldn’t have happened at a worse time. An arsonist is targeting Reno, leaving a scorched path of destruction. The department calls Aidan back, but his return is troubled. The gift he relied on for so long has gone silent and it’s as though the fires are coming for him, hunting him down. Teaming with a beguiling fire investigator who may know more than she’s saying, Aidan must discover where his trust rests as the flames burn ever closer.
Get this book for less than $6 HERE!

Tahn: A NovelKaty reread Tahn this past week - "What a book! It was full of adventure, peril, forgiveness, redemption, and with just a touch of romance it made the perfect story! ;-) I loved reading about Tahn and his heart wrenching childhood history which left him scarred as an adult.  I couldn't help but smile to myself as I watched him walk through the rest of his life in search of a merciful and loving God. Lady Netta made the story all the better! If you enjoy GREAT stories that take place in the medieval times, capture your attention, and touch your heart, than this is the book for you! Buy Tahn today for less than $2 used here!!" - excerpt from our last What I've Been Reading by Kait I personally know this is one of Katy's very favorite books, and I really enjoyed it, too! I would encourage you to read it!

From Dust and Ashes: A Story of Liberation (The Liberator Series, Book 4)Katy and I have both started, and Katy finished, Dust And Ashes by Tricia Goyer.  Though I am only a little ways into it and cannot affirm that this is a good book yet, Katy has stressed it to me that it was an amazing and sensational story, saying that it was very touching. Taking place during the closing of World War II, it's a very good historical book also! So far, I am really enjoying it, but I haven't gotten too far into it yet! :-)
Nazis flee under cover of darkness as American troops near the town of St. Georgen. A terrible surprise awaits the unsuspecting GIs.  And three people—the wife of an SS guard, an American soldier, and a concentration camp survivor—will never be the same.   Inspired by actual events surrounding the liberation of a Nazi concentration camp, From Dust and Ashes shows the healing power of forgiveness.  Purchase it HERE!

Annie's People, Vols. 1-3 (The Preacher's Daughter, The Englisher, and The Brethren)Katy is also reading the Annie's People series by Beverly Lewis which I let her borrow on our last visit. She informed me she doesn't like Amish stories, so I had to give her a good ol' Beverly Lewis to show her what real Amish book is like, and from what she's told me she's enjoying em, though a bit "ferhoodled" about the strange Old Amish ways! But it's really cool to learn about a different culture like that! Annie Zook is forced by her father, the bishop, to choose between her forbidden art and joining the church, the only life she knows.These books are GREAT! Get The Preachers Daughter, The Englisher, and The Brethern, or all three in one terrific volume!


tracysbooknook.com said...

I also enjoyed “The Choice” and look forward to reading Suzanne Woods Fisher’s next novel.

I thought the plot was great – robust and satisfying – like a flavourful wine. There were twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. There were love triangles, wise old grandmas, wise elders who gave loving counsel, caring sisters, jail birds, guarded secrets, mystery, and sweet, sweet romance. The chemistry between the two main characters was very believable and I enjoyed it immensely.

I wrote a more in-depth review on my own web-site:


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