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Thoughts and musings on books I’ve read.

Book Review: Courting Morrow Little

I took a chance on a new author with a book on a good sale, only to find out a couple days later my book club was reading it. So, I moved it to the top of my pile, and I’m so glad I did. Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz is quite a treasure.

Home wasn’t a place, she was coming to realize. Home was family.

Book Description from Amazon

6973752Morrow Little is haunted by the memory of the day her family was torn apart by raiding Shawnee warriors. Now that she is nearly a grown woman and her father is ailing, she must make difficult choices about the future. Several men–ranging from the undesired to the unthinkable–vie for her attentions, but she finds herself inexplicably drawn to a forbidden love that both terrifies and intrigues her.Want to read more?

Book Review: To Comfort a King

When you think of people from the Bible, Abishag is probably not someone most people would name. Yet she is there in 1 Kings 1, the Shunammite virgin found to keep King David warm at the end of his days.

There are many things we take for granted, child. Many pleasures we do not recognize until we have to look at them from a distance we cannot span.
King David to Abishag, page 45

Book Description from Amazon

21954919When Abishag leaves her home to fulfill the commission to comfort King David during his final months of life, she leaves behind a deaf sister, a small brother, and a father who is still grieving the death of his wife. Also left behind is Abishag’s betrothed, Joseph, who has already waited many months to claim his bride.Want to read more?

Book Review: A Memory Worth Dying For

It's not often I truly have trouble putting a book down. Yes, I find many books I enjoy, many books I look forward to picking up again. But a book so good I make a deal with my children that I'll cook them lunch if they can find their own breakfast--just so I can finish a book? Yeah, I did that with A Memory Worth Dying For.

Book Review: Full Disclosure

I was hooked on Dee Henderson's writing from the first 50 pages of The Negotiator, a book she published in 2010 about a hostage negotiator and FBI agent. Not only does Full Disclosure introduce great new characters, it brings back many of my favorites from the O'Malley series.

Book Review: A Hope Undaunted

A great plan for the future that seems to be right on track, but then the unthinkable happens. What do you have when what you most want is taken away? Much like life, Julie Lessman addresses this question repeatedly throughout A Hope Undaunted as God presses forward with His plan in the character's lives.

Book Review: Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas

Titus 2:3-4 says, Teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands.... I'm not sure I can find a better example of this principle from Scripture than in Sandra Dallas' book Prayers for Sale.