What I've Been Reading

Hey everyone! Today is Kait's turn to post what she's read these past two weeks. Well, as you all know, it was her birthday yesterday. That being the case, her family planned a surprise trip this morning and she is all caught up in the adventure at the moment.

Since she isn't able to get on the computer today (why should she, on such a special day, right?! lol), she gave me the list of books she read and I will be posting it! :-) So...enjoy!

Patchwork Dreams (Amish of Seymour V1) (Amish of Seymour County)Her first book to read after her post two weeks ago was the upcoming novel by Laura Hilton, Patchwork Dreams. Having never heard of this author before, she was curious to see if she'd found a new favorite. The book had a sweet story that took place in an Amish community. While she found it a bit simple for her taste, she enjoyed this story by none the less. She will be posting a review of it on her blog in the upcoming weeks, so be on the look out for it! :-) 

The Call of the Wild by Jack London, with an Illustrated Reader's Companion by Daniel DyerAfter that she read The Call of the Wild by Jack London for her school. She enjoyed this classic read and regrets that it took her a school assignment to get around to reading it. She loved the story of Buck and the circumstances he had to endure as a dog. This is one that she will be sure to reread in the coming years!

The Clouds Roll Away (Raleigh Harmon)When she visited me in December, I gave her The Clouds Roll Away by Sibella Giorello to read. Thought there wasn't much tense action or major suspense in it, she still thoroughly enjoyed the story and loved learning about Raleigh's life. (If you are curious to read a review on it, you can visit my review I wrote for it HERE.)

A Crown in the Stars (Genesis Trilogy)A Crown in the Stars by Kacy Barnet-Gramckow came in the mail about a week ago, much to Kait's eager anticipation. This book grabbed her attention and whisked her away to years gone by, during the biblical time of the Tower of Babel. Soshannah's story was amazing and she felt as if she was there with her through the story. This book has earned a spot on her bookshelf for life. :-)

Pearl in the SandLastly, she received Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar and buried herself in the book that night, finishing it by morning. She cant put into words how much she enjoyed this book. It was well written and historically accurate. She was enthralled by Rahab's story. Afshar did an amazing job at keeping it clean while still portraying the life of a prostitute. Redemption soaked the pages and at times she felt herself on the verge of tears at the beautiful reconciliation. A must read!

Well, there you have it! :-) Hope you enjoyed seeing what Kait has read these last two weeks. She's really sorry she isn't able to post today, but she should be back in action on Monday, Lord willing!


Renee said...

I so enjoyed The Clouds Roll Away and Pearl in the Sand. Two great stories! . . . Hope the birthday trip went well.

Unknown said...

Ms. Renee - I'm glad you were able to read those two book; I too found them exceptional! :-)
The birthday trip went great! Thanks!

Charity U said...

I so want to read Pearl in the Sand! It sounds great. :)

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