Reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula — a first for me — allowed me to cross two items off my list: 1) fulfilling my goal to read at least one classic this year, and 2) giving me something appropriately creepy to read this fall. What I liked best: the atmospheric thrills, strong Christian themes, and unequivocal battle […]
The Space Between Words by Michèle Phoenix About the book: (from the publisher) “There were seconds, when I woke, when the world felt unshrouded. Then memory returned.” When Jessica regains consciousness in a French hospital on the day after the Paris attacks, all she can think of is fleeing the site of the horror she survived. But Patrick, the […]
The Trust by Ronald H. Balson About the book: (from the publisher) When his uncle dies, Liam Taggart reluctantly returns to his childhood home in Northern Ireland for the funeral―a home he left years ago after a bitter confrontation with his family, never to look back.
Undercut by Heather Day Gilbert About the novella: (from the publisher) When Marine sniper-turned-lumberjack Zane Boone finds himself in the crosshairs of vengeful terrorists, will he be able to protect Molly McClure and save his own heart in the process?
The Pretender: A Blackguard in Disguise by Ta’Mara Hanscom About the book: (from the publisher) First in a volume of five in the epic Caselli Family series. It begins in South Dakota in 1975 where eighteen-year-olds could order 3.2 beers in a bar and loaded guns were kept under the counter. Frankie Valli sang “My Eyes Adored […]
Loving My Actual Christmas: An Experiment in Relishing the Season by Alexandra Kuykendall About the book: (from the publisher) The Christmas season is a particularly difficult time for women to slow down and relish what’s right in front of them. An annual marker for many, it is a holiday that can often remind us how life is […]
Liar’s Winter: An Appalachian Novel by Cindy K. Sproles About the book: (from the publisher) “The choices you make determine who you are. Not no mark.” Lochiel Ogle was born with a red-wine birthmark—and it put her life in jeopardy from the moment she entered the world. Mountain folks called it “the mark of the devil,” […]
Introducing a warmhearted new memoir from award-winning Thistlewood Farms blogger KariAnne Wood… So Close to Amazing: Stories of a DIY life gone wrong…and learning to find the beauty in every imperfection by KariAnne Wood About the book: (from the publisher) This is a book celebrating the incredible, awesome, special individual within each of us. It’s also a […]
When We Were Worthy by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen About the book: (from the publisher) A win brought them together, but loss may tear them apart. When the sound of sirens cuts through a cool fall night, the small town of Worthy, Georgia, hurtles from triumph to tragedy. Just hours before, they’d watched the Wildcats score a winning touchdown. […]
Want to make HER MEMORY OF MUSIC a part of your book club? I’ve made it easy by putting together a Reading Group Guide, found here on my website. I’ve also suggested a couple of ways you can enhance your book club experience, namely be inviting me to be a part of it. 🙂 You’ll […]