What I've Been Readin'

Hey y'all! I haven't done one of these posts in a while, but maybe it's a good thing, considering I haven't had much chance to read lately! lol But, nonetheless, here is my list of recently read books! ;-)

The Brethren (Annie's People Series #3)The Englisher (Annie's People Series #2)Recently, Kait let me borrow her book series, Annie's People - The Preacher's Daughter, The Englisher, and The Brethren. When she heard that I had only read one Amish book, she decided to remedy that 'error' and see if she could get me hooked on Amish books! :-P lol So, anyway, I borrow the three-book series and enjoyed my time spent with Annie, Louisa, and Ben.
The Preacher's Daughter (Annie's People #1)The ending was, to me, a little disappointing. I don't want to give away any spoilers here for those of you who have not read the book, but I had been hoping for a totally different outcome...especially since Annie was already opening up to the idea that you can have a personal relationship with the Lord - a thing that the Amish evidently believed was prideful to think. But I enjoyed reading the series. Am I an Amish fan? Nah...not really...not yet anyways! :-) Maybe I just need to read more...or stick to reading about the New Order Amish! ;-) lol

Almost HeavenThe other book I read, Almost Heaven, was from an author I've never heard of before, Chris Fabry. It was fairly good, although it lagged in a few points and I didn't feel 'gripped' to continue reading. I gave this new book three stars. Interested in hearing more of my thoughts on this book? You can read my review of it HERE.

No Greater Love (Extreme Devotion Series: South Africa #1)No Greater Love is the last book I have completed, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this lovely book by Kathi Macias! This book won 5 stars for it's adventure, suspense, and heart-touching story about Chioma and Andrew. I can't count the number of turns this book took that completely surprised me! While the whole book was underscored with a very sad note, I didn't find this to diminish the book in my eyes. The story was very real, and while I mourned the touching, heartbreaking ending, it was a beautiful end. I hope to write a review of this book soon on my blog, so be looking for it! ;-) But in the meantime, if you're interested in getting this book for yourself to read, you can purchase it HERE for under $12!

 CrestmontThat's all that I have currently finished reading since last I posted here (I know, quiet pitiful, isn't it?!). But I am currently in the middle of reading Crestmont by Holly Weiss. So far, it is a good book, though I haven't gotten far enough into the plot yet to say that it's gripping! ;-) I guess youi'll have to wait till my next "What I've Been Reading" by me to find out how I liked it! ;-) If you can't wait for that, you can check out the book HERE in the meantime! :-)


Linda said...

Beverly Lewis was my first introduction to Amish reads. She is still my favorite because of it. Since then, I've delved into many genres.

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Katie Marie said...

Really? That's neat, Linda!! Which Beverly Lewis was your first, if you remember?? Have a favorite Lewis? Maybe I'll look into it!!

- Katy

Charlotte Kay said...

Beverly Lewis is THE Amish writer! I had the privilege of meeting her at a book signing. She is a most gracious lady!
She writes great books for children as well!

Katie Marie said...

Yes, I agree with you that Lewis is THE Amish writer, Charlotte! If you ever look up Amish books, her name is sure to overwhelm you! ;-) lol

That'd be cool to meet her! How neat!

- Katy

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