Memorable Monday #62

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Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.


This week, I am featuring:

Between the Lines∗

by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

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Between the Lines is a fun book! Imagine if the hero from your favorite novel started speaking to you from the very pages you were reading. After the initial shock, it could be pretty cool! That’s exactly what happens to loner Delilah when she opens the pages of her beloved favorite novel. I definitely recommend this novel to readers of all ages, but especially teenagers. This is a fun and easy read I think teens would love.

∗ This novel is not Christian fiction, but it is Clean and Wholesome.

About the Book

Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.

And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.

A romantic and charming story, this companion novel to Off the Page will make every reader believe in the fantastical power of fairy tales.


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Memorable Monday #61

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Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.


This week, I am featuring:

The Cumberland Bride

Daughters of the Mayflower #5

by Shannon McNear

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Currently, I am reading The Rebel Bride by Ms. McNear and I am LOVING it so much. McNear is a very gifted storyteller. If you have not read The Cumberland Bride, I implore you to do so ASAP. It is one of the best books in this Daughters of the Mayflower series. And definitely check back soon for my full review of The Rebel Bride.

To read my full review of The Cumberland Bride, click HERE.

About the Book

Thomas Bledsoe and Kate Gruener are traveling the Wilderness Road when conflicts between natives and settlers reach a peak that will require each of them to tap into a well of courage.

​In 1794, when Kate Gruener’s father is ready to move the family farther west into the wilderness to farm untouched land, Kate is eager to live out her own story of adventure like he did during the War for Independence and to see untamed lands. And she sets her sights on learning more about their scout, Thomas Bledsoe. Thomas’s job is to get settlers safely across the Kentucky Wilderness Road to their destination while keeping an ear open for news of Shawnee unrest. But naïve Kate’s inquisitive nature could put them both in the middle of a rising tide of conflict. Is there more to Thomas’s story than he is willing to tell? Is there an untapped courage in Kate that can thwart a coming disaster?


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Memorable Monday #60

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Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.


This week, I am featuring:

The Memory Weaver

by Jane Kirkpatrick

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The Memory Weaver is an amazing story. As with most all of Kirkpatrick’s novels, the heroine of this novel was a real, living, breathing woman, and her story is intense. This is one of those novels that took me forever to read because I would stop to do my own research. Something in the novel would happen, would blow my mind, and then I would do research to verify the info because I just could not believe a woman could survive the ordeal I had just read. I love novels that force me into research mode. It makes the book all the more fun when I know the person I’m reading about was real.

If you have never read this book or any book by Kirkpatrick, I highly recommend that you add The Memory Weaver to your TBR pile immediately. It is a novel that will stick with you long after you’ve turned the final page.

About the Book

Eliza Spalding Warren was just a child when she was taken hostage by the Cayuse Indians during a massacre in 1847. Now the young mother of two children, Eliza faces a different kind of dislocation; her impulsive husband wants them to make a new start in another territory, which will mean leaving her beloved home and her departed mother’s grave–and returning to the land of her captivity. Eliza longs to know how her mother, an early missionary to the Nez Perce Indians, dealt with the challenges of life with a sometimes difficult husband and with her daughter’s captivity.

When Eliza is finally given her mother’s diary, she is stunned to find that her own memories are not necessarily the whole story of what happened. Can she lay the dark past to rest and move on? Or will her childhood memories always hold her hostage?

Based on true events, The Memory Weaver is New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick’s latest literary journey into the past, where threads of western landscapes, family, and faith weave a tapestry of hope inside every pioneering woman’s heart. Readers will find themselves swept up in this emotional story of the memories that entangle us and the healing that awaits us when we bravely unravel the threads of the past.


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Memorable Monday #59 — Veteran’s Day Edition

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Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.


This week, I am featuring:

The Things They Carried

by Tim O’Brien

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My dad is a Vietnam Vet. He served in the US Air Force from 1967-1971. Growing up with a wounded war vet was sometimes not the easiest thing, but it did teach me to be grateful. I sometimes take for granted the sacrifices our soldiers make so I can have the freedoms I enjoy today.

The Things They Carried is an exquisite, eye-opening novel. It showed me a brief glimpse into what our young soldiers experienced in Vietnam. My dad is a quiet man when it comes to Vietnam, as I suppose all war vets are in regards to the wars they’ve served in. It was actually this book that got him to open up a little to me. The first time I read this novel, I was a Junior in high school. It wrecked my world. My dad realized I was struggling with this novel assignment my teacher gave, so he shared a couple little things about his time in Vietnam. Some of the things were funny, and some were scary. I am grateful he shared some of these things with me because it helped me to understand him a little better.

I just want to say to all who have served our great United States by enlisting in military service, THANK YOU! I am honored by your sacrifice, and I am so grateful for your service.

About this Book

In 1979, Tim O’Brien’s Going After Cacciato—a novel about the Vietnam War—won the National Book Award. In this, his second work of fiction about Vietnam, O’Brien’s unique artistic vision is again clearly demonstrated. Neither a novel nor a short story collection, it is an arc of fictional episodes, taking place in the childhoods of its characters, in the jungles of Vietnam and back home in America two decades later.


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Memorable Monday #58

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Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.


This week, I am featuring:

The Solace of Water

by Elizabeth Byler Younts

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The Solace of Water is one of those novels that changes you. You are not the same after having read this book. It is an intense and powerful read that I truly don’t have adequate words to explain just how good this book is. If you have not read this book yet, I highly recommend that you do so ASAP.

To read my full review of this exquisite novel, click HERE.

About the Book

After the loss of her young son, Carver, an African-American preacher’s wife named Delilah Evans moves with her family from Montgomery, Alabama, to Sinking Creek, Pennsylvania, for a fresh start. The last thing she could have imagined was becoming friends with Emma Mullet, a reclusive Amish woman.

Emma is fighting personal battles of her own and feels estranged from her small Amish community. The secrets that have kept her isolated from her own community serve to unite her in an unlikely friendship with Delilah.

Sparrow, Delilah’s eldest daughter, knows she is responsible for the death of her little brother. When tensions at home become unbearable, she seeks solace at Emma’s house, becoming the surrogate daughter Emma has always wanted. Sparrow, however, is hiding secrets of her own, secrets that could sever all ties to her safe refuge.

Life for these three gets harder when church and social issues confront them, causing rifts within Sinking Creek’s three distinct communities: whites, blacks, and Amish. When their carefully protected secrets come to light, there seems to be little hope for friendship, restoration, or even forgiveness. But when the unthinkable happens, Delilah and Emma find themselves looking into the mirror of their own self-deceptions and are forced to make a choice that will set the way of their future.


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Memorable Monday #57

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Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.


This week, I am featuring:

True To You

A Bradford Sisters Romance #1

by Becky Wade

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I love Becky Wade novels. They are always SO good. True to You is one of my most favorite types of Contemporary Romance novels. I love stories where opposites attract. If you are in a mood for a really excellent story, and you haven’t read this book yet, I highly recommend reading True to You and all of the Bradford Sisters series.

To read my complete review, click HERE.

About the Book

After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now.

Unlike Nora, former Navy SEAL John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. However, when John, an adoptee, is diagnosed with an inherited condition, he’s forced to dig into the secrets of his ancestry.

John enlists Nora’s help to uncover the identity of his birth mother, and as they work side by side, this pair of opposites begins to suspect that they just might be a perfect match. But can their hope for a future survive their wounds from the past?


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Memorable Monday #56

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Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.


This week, I am featuring:

West for the Black Hills

Dakota Sunrise #1

by Peter Leavell

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I’m not a big reader of Western fiction. I don’t hate it, I just don’t gravitate towards it as much. But when I read the synopsis of this book, I knew I had to read it, and boy am I glad I did. West for the Black Hills is an excellent read that I highly recommend. There isn’t a dull moment in this book. And, the main character is very well written. If you have not heard of this novel, I implore you to put it on your TBR pile. It’s definitely worth the read.


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