Monday, March 7, 2022

A Reading Feast


Dear Book Lovin' Friends ~

The TV is seldom on anymore.  Thankfully.  For this has been a season of cozy evening fireside reading.  Which leads to this month's bookbag featuring three historical fiction titles that have kept me company.  And bookish links.  A Beth Moore quote.  Plus a haul of e-book deals for you to browse through. 

My e-book deals page has been up and running for about 3 weeks.  I'm having so much fun choosing all kinds of titles that I believe will resonate with this community.  It's being updated every few days ... come back often to see what's new!  

Enjoy.

HISTORICAL FICTION
Hazel Gaynor
1838 - 'Longstone Lighthouse has been Grace Darling’s home for all of her twenty-two years.  When she and her father rescue shipwreck survivors in a furious storm, Grace becomes celebrated throughout England.'
1938 - 'Nineteen-years-old and pregnant, Matilda Emmerson has been sent away from Ireland in disgrace.  She is to stay with Harriet, a reclusive relative and assistant lighthouse keeper, until her baby is born.  A discarded, half-finished portrait opens a window into Matilda’s family history.'

Susan Meissner
1906 - 'Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about ... But Martin's odd behavior leaves her with the uneasy feeling that something about her newfound situation isn't right.'  The eve of the San Francisco earthquake, 'a stranger at the door sets in motion a transforming chain of events as Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women.'

Hazel Gaynor
1912 - 'Fourteen members of a small Irish village set sail on the Titanic hoping to find a better life in America.  Maggie Murphy is one of the few passengers in steerage who survives.  Waking up alone in a New York hospital, she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that terrible night ever again.'
1982 - 'When Grace Butler's Great Nana shares the painful secret she harbored for almost a lifetime about the Titanic, the revelation gives Grace new direction—and leads her and Maggie to unexpected reunions.'


BOOKISH LINKS
Ed Cyzewski

Kaitlyn McInnis
Jeff Somers


Camille Catherine


THE BIBLE'S IMPACT
'I can't even put into words the preciousness of the Scriptures in your aging years after they have led you, fed you, taught you, warmed you, consoled you, scared you, shaken you, thrilled you, blessed you, baffled you, cheered you, changed you, and convicted you for a lifetime.'


E-BOOK DEALS
updated 3/14

BIBLES 
The Beginner's Bible
$2.99

Thomas Nelson
$2.99

Zondervan
$1.99 

Zondervan
$3.99


Thomas Nelson
$3.99

King James Version
$.99

BIBLE COMMENTARIES
David C. Cook
$2.72

David C. Cook
$2.66

Warren Weirsbe
$1.99

Be Transformed (John 13 - 21): Christ's Triumph Means Your Transformation
Warren Weirsbe
$1.99

Warren Weirsbe
$2.99

Warren Weirsbe
$1.99

Warren Weirsbe
$1.99

Warren Weirsbe
$1.99

Warren Weirsbe
$5.14

Warren Weirsbe
$1.99

Warren Weirsbe
$2.99

Warren Weirsbe
$5.57

Warren Weirsbe
$5.14

BIOS
$2.99

Karen Swallow Prior
$2.99

Laura Story
$2.99

CHRISTIAN CLASSICS
He Giveth More Grace: One Hundred Poems - Book 1
Annie Johnson Flint
$.99

God Hath Not Promised: One Hundred More Poems - Book 2
Annie Johnson Flint
$1.99

Grace Sufficient: One Hundred Further Poems - Book 3
Annie Johnson Flint
$1.99

The Making of the Beautiful: The Life Story of Annie Johnson Flint - Book 4
Annie Johnson Flint
$1.99

Andrew Murray
$2.99

Andrew Murray
$3.99

Frances Schaeffer
$4.99

Charles Spurgeon
FREE

Charles Spurgeon
FREE

Charles Spurgeon
FREE

John R. W. Stott
$5.36

St. Teresa of Avila
$.99

A.W. Tozer
$2.99

A.W. Tozer
$4.99

A.W. Tozer
$3.99

A.W. Tozer
$.99

A.W. Tozer
$2.99

CHRISTIAN LIVING
Randy Alcorn
$2.84

Randy Alcorn
$2.84

Randy Alcorn
$1.99

Randy Alcorn
$1.59

Ruth Haley Barton
$5.99

Sarah Bessey
$1.99

Henry Blackaby
$4.99

Mary DeMuth
$1.49

Phillip Keller
$1.99

Max Lucado
$2.99

$1.99

Max Lucado
$1.49

Max Lucado
$.99




Agatha Christie
$1.99

Denise Hunter
$1.99

Jan Karon
$1.99

Karen Kingsbury
$1.99

L.M. Montgomery
$1.99

Dr. Gregory Jantz
$1.99

Dr. Kevin Leman
$1.99

Happy reading, friends ~
Linda

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50 comments:

  1. There are so many books to read and not enough time to read them. Especially the classics like Shakespeare, Chaucer, Moliere, Racine, Hugo, Goldoni and the like. I never really liked reading Shakespeare. Not a car chase in any of his plays.

    God bless.

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    1. mmm ... I never thought of Shakespeare in that light 🤔!

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  2. Most of my reading is for my work...as a pastor. I try to read so I am "learned" in what I am preaching about, whether it be a book of the Bible or whether it be on Truth Decay (comparing Truth to Progressivism) or other subjects. I do like to read both fiction and non-fiction at home. I just recently read a book on Frederick Douglass and Abe Lincoln. I'm reading one now on U.S. Grant. I also read one that took place during Nazi Germany and a family that hid in the sewers, as well as one on a woman who met C.S.Lewis and his brother (fiction about the origin of Narnia). I love to read and do read more during the winter (since I can't ride my bike outside). I love that you encourage people to put the screens down and turn the TV off.

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    1. Most pastors / ministry leaders that I've spoken with have very limited reading lives outside of sermon prep, meeting notes, or other church stuff. I'm fascinated that you make the time to explore different genres. I know spare time in full time ministry is limited, so I find this interesting ... and encouraging, Bill ⏳.

      Sounds like you've got some healthy boundaries and time management skills. Maybe you should write a book?!

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  3. The book about the lighthouse looks interesting! I’ve loved lighthouses since I was a kid. I’ll have to check it out! And that’s a great deal on the Anne of Green Gables series!

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    1. Yep, I'm a lighthouse fan, too, Anita. And all those Anne books for $1.99 📚? Unheard of!

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  4. Cashing in on the truth of the Beth quote!
    And you're so right to be reading in this late winter blah time.

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  5. I love historical fiction, Linda, so these books sound right up my alley. I do have to start going to the library, though, and not spend $ on books I'll probably only read once. Thanks for the recommendations!

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    1. I'm with you, Martha. 95% of my reading comes from the library and I know I miss out on some good stuff because that's how I roll. But I know alot of readers love their Kindles ... and I've always been a 'hunter' for 'good stuff cheap.'

      So this new feature is like a match made in heaven 🥰!

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  6. Thanks for putting this collection together, Linda! The Anne of Green Gables deal is a great one! I tend to still like hard copy books, even the ones I just borrow and return. I find I forget about my digital books! I may have to invest in an actual Kindle or Kobo at some point as a device that is just for books. May you have more cozy moments of reading this week!

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    1. I'm absolutely with you on the Anne deal and our beloved real-life hard copy books. I've never enjoyed an ebook ... already spending too much time on screens. I can't imagine it's relaxing ... but it IS portable and that seems to be the go-to reading preference for many.

      I'm happy to oblige 😉!

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  7. I ordered a book (I AM A SUCKER when it comes to books) and The Moore quote---LOVE IT!
    Blessings

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    1. Well, thanks, Lulu! I hope you enjoy 👓...

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  8. This was a great post! I did click and read a few of the articles. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh I'm glad you found something here, Cindy 😇!

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  9. Historical fiction is such a treat and these look very good. Thanks, too, for all the terrific links. I'll be busy!

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  10. Love the reading choices you've been sharing, Linda! Keep enjoying those cozy times! I'll report on what I have delved into from that list.

    Two good ones I've recently picked up from the library are, "Daughter of the Reich", by Louise Fein, and The Woman They Could Not Silence", by Kate Moore. Both look very enticing, along with a bio by Chris Christie, "Martin Luther", by Eric Metaxas, and a few others.

    Have plenty of books at home to get to, too!

    Think of you often, my friend. Love your blog, and all the beautiful pix, too!

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    1. Hey friend - thanks for sharing all the goodies you're reading. I'm off to check out a few of them right now! I"m glad you hit REPLY to today's post ✍️.
      xo

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  11. Thanks for the book suggestions!

    Yes, your eagle eyes spotted Peaches and Cream Chai in my Dessert by Deb haul!

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    1. Honestly, that sounds SO GOOD right about now ☕!

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  12. Historical fiction is my favorite. I will be checking out your recommendations. Our tease of spring ended quickly with temps in the low 20’s by the weekend!

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    1. I hear you about that tease of spring, Pam. Last time I looked, the hugest flakes of snow were cheerfully falling ☃️.

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  13. I am a big fan of historical fiction and yes, lighthouses!

    These books sound right up my alley.

    Happy Wednesday, Linda!

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    1. That book was tailor made for all us lighthouse fans 🕯️!

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  14. Just read ur blog from yesterday ... those historical fiction ones look fantastic

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    1. I love Susan Meissner's books ... Hazel Gaynor is new to me and one book was so good I had to read the next one right away 👓!

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  15. The Girl Who Came Home sounds interesting. For some reason I've always been interested in books about the Titanic. And I was intrigued by the "6 books you probably should have read by now" link. The Hiding Place is one of my all-time favourite books, but I have to confess I haven't even heard of any of the others!

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    1. Rumor has it that my Grandmother from Scotland cancelled her trip on the Titanic right before it sailed ... although I'm not so sure if that's true or embellished family lore 🤷‍♀️!

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  16. There are so many goodies here, Linda. I started yesterday and continued today, but I'm keeping it in my inbox to check out some more and to again reread and process Jenna Giesow's article. So helpful. And to check more into the free stuff we can get through our library card. And to check into more of the books. Thank you, dear friend, for all these great resources and links! Love and blessings to you!

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    1. I just doubled the number of e-book deals and updated the post right after your visit!
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  17. Thank you for the book recommendations, Linda. I too love historical fiction, which offers the benefit of learning a bit of history while enjoying a good story! Also GREATLY appreciate that quote of Beth Moore's and add a big AMEN to her statement!

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    1. 😇 Didn't Beth's words just grab you with the immensity of God's Word on our lives? Where would we be without Jesus ...

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  18. A feast indeed! I checked out one of the links and took advantage of several e-book offers. Thank you!

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  19. Somehow I missed this blog post! I have read two out of the three historical fiction books you listed. The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter and the Nature of Fragile Things. Both are good choices!

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    1. Susan Meissner is one of my favorite authors. I hadn't heard of Hazel Gaynor so it was fun to get to know her better by reading both books, one after the other 🤝. I'll have to get caught up with what you're reading in book club these days.

      But there does seem to be quite a bit to talk about already ...

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  20. I appreciate your book recommendations, Linda.

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  21. Wow, Linda you weren't kidding when you said "Reading Feast"! With this comprehensive post I have more than I could possibly read for some time to come!

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    1. Yeah, it IS hefty! I'm getting ready for a blogging break {no wonder} and it'll give you something to remember me by!
      😂

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  22. Beth's quote definitely resonates, Linda. The historical fiction authors you highlighted are new to me ... I'll need to check them out. And I love, love, loved the article about decorating bookshelves. Although I can't understand why anyone would arrange their books by color ... how could you ever find anything? But, to each his or her own, I suppose. :-)

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    1. So pretty to arrange books by color ... but if you've got a good-sized library, you'd never easily find what you're looking for!
      😂

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  23. I started reading The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter and I can see you in the pages: seaglass, ocean, seagulls, waves, lighthouses, the smell of sea air even the footstep crackling on broken shells. I like it…thanks for recommending.

    Last book club read was The Personal Librarian by Benedict and Murray. Very interesting about JP Morgan’s librarian who was a black woman passing as white all her life.

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    1. The Personal Librarian was a fascinating read, it really held my interest. Beautifully written, it sure enlarged my borders.

      I bet the discussion was really good! Six years later, I'm still missing that group.
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    2. Well we have one lady in Oregon, one lady in NC and I think we are staying on zoom if you care to join us

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  24. I had to laugh at the link for using our journals because I have SO many unused journals. People often give me a journal as a gift because they know I like to write so they have piled up. I'm off to read that article now! :)

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