Memorable Monday #55

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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:

Mind Games

Kaely Quinn Profiler #1

by Nancy Mehl

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I’m currently at the 75% mark in Fire Storm, book 2 in the Kaely Quinn Profiler series. It’s awesome! So I thought for today’s Memorable Monday I would share book 1, Mind Games. Mind Games is a novel that blew my mind. I had never read anything like this book before. This is a novel that kept me on my toes the entire time, and I HIGHLY recommend it.

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

About the Book

Kaely Quinn’s talents as an FBI behavior analyst are impossible to ignore, no matter how unorthodox her methods. But when a reporter outs her as the daughter of an infamous serial killer, she’s demoted to field agent and transferred to St. Louis.

When the same reporter who ruined her career claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely’s, the reporter’s ulterior motives bring his claim into question. But when a body is found that fits the poem’s predictions, the threat is undeniable, and the FBI sends Special Agent Noah Hunter to St. Louis.

Initially resentful of the assignment, Noah is surprised at how quickly his respect for Kaely grows, despite her oddities. But with a brazen serial killer who breaks all the normal patterns on the loose, Noah and Kaely are tested to their limits to catch the murderer before anyone else–including Kaely herself–is killed.


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Memorable Monday #54

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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:

Take a Chance on Me

Christiansen Family #1

by Susan May Warren

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Susan May Warren really is one of today’s best Christian Contemporary authors. Her writing is so engaging, and her treatment of sensitive topics is always so well done. Take a Chance on Me is the first book I ever read by Warren and I absolutely loved it. This story is so good, and it ripped my heart out in several places. I think I cried three different times. It is a novel filled with excellent writing, great characters, and a timely discussion on redemption. If you have not read this novel, I highly recommend it and every other novel in this beautiful series.

About the Book

Darek Christiansen is almost a dream bachelor—oldest son in the large Christiansen clan, heir to their historic Evergreen Lake Resort, and doting father. But he’s also wounded and angry since the tragic death of his wife, Felicity. No woman in Deep Haven dares come near.

New assistant county attorney Ivy Madison simply doesn’t know any better when she bids on Darek at the charity auction. Nor does she know that when she crafted a plea bargain three years ago to keep Jensen Atwood out of jail and in Deep Haven fulfilling community service, she was releasing the man responsible for Felicity’s death. All Ivy knows is that the Christiansens feel like the family she’s always longed for. And once she gets past Darek’s tough exterior, she finds a man she could spend the rest of her life with. Which scares her almost as much as Darek learning of her involvement in his wife’s case.

Caught between new love and old grudges, Darek must decide if he can set aside the past for a future with Ivy—a future more and more at risk as an approaching wildfire threatens to wipe out the Christiansen resort and Deep Haven itself.


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Memorable Monday #53

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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 Christmas Remedy

An Amish Christmas Romance #1

by Cindy Woodsmall & Erin Woodsmall

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If you have not read The Christmas Remedy yet, I highly recommend that you do. It is so good! Anything by Cindy Woodsmall is excellent, but her Christmas novellas are in a league of their own. They capture the spirit behind Christmas so well — friends, family, community, good food, and trusting the Lord through thick and thin. You can actually read my full review of The Christmas Remedy by clicking HERE.

And, just so you know, book 2, A Christmas Haven will release tomorrow, September 24, 2019. I just finished it and it is another home run for Cindy and her daughter-in-law, Erin. Check back tomorrow for my review and a free giveaway.

About the Book

Twenty-four-year-old Holly Zook lives a unique life for a young Amish woman. Years ago, her bishop allowed her to continue her education and become the lead technician for Greene’s Pharmacy, an old-timey drugstore that looks out for the Amish community–a group largely without secure healthcare plans. She knows she can’t marry and hold onto her professional job. She’s Amish, and she can only have one or the other, so she spurns love and works toward addressing treatable diseases–like the one that claimed her father’s life.

As long as Holly continues to avoid Joshua Smucker, the one man who draws her like a warm hearth in winter, she should be fine. When something unexpected threatens Greene’s Pharmacy, Holly and Joshua must work together to unravel what’s happened and find the “missing” patient before the Board of Pharmacy shuts them down. As the snows of December arrive, with Christmas in the air, will Holly succumb to the generous spirit of the season?


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Memorable Monday #52

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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:

A Worthy Pursuit

by Karen Witemeyer

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I’ve never read a novel by Karen Witemeyer I didn’t like. In fact, I’m not sure Karen is capable of writing a bad story. A Worthy Pursuit is one of the first novels I ever read by Karen, and to this day I remember it as if I read it yesterday.

I absolutely love the play on Dime Novels that takes place in this story. So clever! This book is also filled with excellent adventure, there are no breaks…just action, action, action. I found the characters to be well crafted and highly endearing, especially the children. And, when it came to the end, I was very sad — I wanted to keep reading! This is definitely a book I highly recommend.

About the Book

Stone Hammond is the best tracker in Texas. He never comes home empty-handed. So when a wealthy railroad investor hires him to find his abducted granddaughter, Stone eagerly accepts.

Charlotte Atherton, former headmistress of Sullivan’s Academy for Exceptional Youths, will do anything to keep her charges safe, especially the orphaned girl entrusted to her care. Charlotte promised Lily’s mother she’d keep the girl away from her unscrupulous grandfather, and nothing will stop Charlotte from fulfilling that pledge. Not even the handsome bounty hunter with surprisingly honest eyes who comes looking for them.

When Miss Atherton produces documentation that shows her to be Lily’s legal guardian, Stone must reevaluate everything he’s been led to believe. Is she a villain or a victim? Then a new danger forces Charlotte to trust the man sent to destroy her. Stone vows to protect what he once sought to tear apart. Besides, he’s ready to start a new pursuit: winning Charlotte’s heart.


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Memorable Monday #51

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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:

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

by Judy Blume

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I’ve been thinking about this book a lot lately. It may be because my daughter is starting to change. She’s not a baby anymore and that is becoming tremendously apparent day by day. We’re still a few years off from where the girls are in this book, but it’s coming, and it is coming fast. If you have never read Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, I highly recommend that you do so, especially if you have young tweens in your household. This book meant everything to me when I was 10. I might have read it about 10 times, it was that important to me in my tween-age years.

About the Book

No one ever told Margaret Simon that eleven-going-on- twelve would be such a hard age. When her family moves to New Jersey, she has to adjust to life in the suburbs, a different school, and a whole new group of friends. Margaret knows she needs someone to talk to about growing up-and it’s not long before she’s found a solution.

Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret. I can’t wait until two o’clock God. That’s when our dance starts. Do you think I’ll get Philip Leroy for a partner? It’s not so much that I like him as a person God, but as a boy, he’s very handsome. And I’d love to dance with him… just once or twice. Thank you, God.


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Memorable Monday #50

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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 Simple Soul of Susan

by Noel Branham

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The Simple Soul of Susan is SO good! I mean “the kind of book you will re-read a bunch of times and tell everyone about” kind of good. It’s exceptionally fast-paced (I read it in a day), well written, and gripping. I have nothing but praise for this fabulous story!!!

Click here to read my entire review for this excellent novel.

About the Book

Love hopes for the simple things to last forever, even though life itself does not.

When Susan Combs discovers a heart-breaking truth from the boy she has loved her entire life, she must make a life-altering choice. Will she still cling to the simple, small-town life she has always cherished, or will she chart a new path by overcoming this unforeseen trial?

Calder Hurtz hopes to escape his dumpy Texas town for a promising career and life away from the dusty dirt roads…and even farther away from his family’s tragic loss. In his escape, he intends to leave behind his simple childhood ideals of family and love, but perhaps he will learn that redefining one’s identity isn’t that simple after all.

Can two hospitalizations, two confessions of love, and one betrayal bring two simple souls together?

Compulsively readable, The Simple Soul of Susan is an engaging, soul-endearing romance and a mesmerizing debut.


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Memorable Monday #49

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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 True Story of the Three Little Pigs

by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

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One of my most favorite picture books ever. I first read this book in college when I took a Children’s Literature class. Truly that was one of the BEST classes I ever took in college. I got to read kid’s lit for an entire semester! Is there a better class?! Anyway, since then, my daughter and I have read it probably 1, 847, 629 times since her birth. It’s one of her favorites too. Why do we love it so much? Because it is hilarious. And, it is a great tool to teach unreliable narrator, which really is a great way to teach about stranger danger. If you are a mom or dad looking for a really good, highly engaging, hilarious read I highly recommend The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.

Click here to read Bella’s thoughts too!

About the Book

You thought you knew the story of the “The Three Little Pigs”… You thought wrong.

In this hysterical and clever fracture fairy tale picture book that twists point of view and perspective, young readers will finally hear the other side of the story of “The Three Little Pigs.”


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