Ahh, this has been a wonderful week of reading! I will share reviews about the books I actually finished this week. I also want to share a list of what I’m actively reading because I’m really enjoying them.Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot – This is a nice historical fiction romance. Sarah travels with her younger sister, whom she is raising, to marry a man in Texas as his mail order bride. By the time she arrives her intended is dead, murdered, and a brother picks her up with plans to send her back East soon so he can keep looking for his brother’s killer. She has other plans and begins looking for work in the nearby town.
The story unfolds with realistic characters who struggle with real emotions of anger, fear, and more. The mystery balances out the book and I enjoyed reading it. I got this book free for my Kindle.One Hundred and One Devotions for Homeschool Moms by Jackie Wellwood – I am not sure exactly how I came across this book but I am so glad I did. Each two page devotion has the following:
- A scriptural theme.
- Mrs. Wellwood’s thoughts on a topic relevant to homeschool mothers.
- A written prayer.
- Food for Thought – three questions to help you evaluate your own life related to the topic.
I loved this book because it is one that fits in easily to my day. I’m not trying to get 15 uninterrupted minutes to read, I can pick it up and spend 5 minutes. I also like that it relates to my life as a homeschool mother because it feels like I’m having a short chat with another homeschool mom when I read it. I got this book from my library and loved it enough that I bought my own copy.
Books I’m in the middle of:
- HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method by Marie Mongan – Have you ever heard of this? I’m doing some labor prep and this book is fascinating (and does not involve actual hypnosis).
- One Hundred and One More Devotions for Homeschool Moms by Jackie Wellwood – Yes, she wrote a second book. I’m enjoying it as much as the first.
- Lark Rise to Candleford: A Trilogy by Flora Thompson – My husband and I have been watching the BBC series of the same name for months now as our ‘date night’ and enjoying it. I finally broke down and got the original trilogy on Kindle for $3.99 and started it at the hospital with Mason yesterday. As a matter of fact I read it aloud to him for about three hours (and read two more hours while he was under anesthesia). I got some funny looks from nurses and doctors – sad that it’s not normal to read aloud to your child anymore. It was one of the comforting things Mason loves about our hospital stays – our read aloud times snuggled up with a fleece blanket.
I have also added quite a few books to my list to read for this year. I’m finding it quite helpful to keep these lists because when I finish books I can browse my list to see what sounds good next.
What have you read for yourself this week?