The Salt House by Lisa Duffy About the book: (from the publisher) In the coastal town of Alden, Maine, Hope and Jack Kelly have settled down to a life of wedded bliss. They have a beautiful family, a growing lobster business, and the Salt House—the dilapidated oceanfront cottage they’re renovating into their dream home. But tragedy strikes when […]
Secrets: a true story of addiction, infidelity, and second chances by Jonathan Daugherty About the book: (from the publisher) Everyone has a secret or two areas of their life they would rather not share with the general public. But Jonathan Daugherty had a life-altering, relationship-ending secret that he wanted to keep hidden at all costs.
The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon About the book: (from the publisher) Both Cassie Hugo and Margaret Brickshaw dutifully followed their soldier husbands to the U.S. embassy in Jordan, but that’s about all the women have in common. After two years, Cassie’s become an expert on the rules, but newly arrived Margaret sees only her chance to […]
The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and a Life-Changing Journey Around the World by Kim Dinan About the book: (from the publisher) What would you do with a yellow envelope? After Kim and her husband decide to quit their jobs to travel around the world, they’re given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give […]
We tend to seek out community when confronted with struggles larger than ourselves. It’s human, after all, to want to gain inspiration and encouragement from each other’s trials and triumphs. We find strength in numbers. There’s something especially powerful, I think, when we discover that the community we seek begins in the distant past. When we […]
If My Husband Would Change, I’d Be Happy: And Other Myths Wives Believe by Rhonda Stoppe About this book: (from the publisher) Like most brides on their wedding day, you no doubt were filled with love for your husband and the hope of a happy life together. But perhaps today, as the realities of life together have settled […]
Walking Distance: Pilgrimage, Parenthood, Grief, and Home Repairs by David Hlavsa About this book: (from the publisher) In the summer of 2000, David Hlavsa and his wife Lisa Holtby embarked on a pilgrimage. After trying for three years to conceive a child and suffering through the monthly cycle of hope and disappointment, they decided to walk the […]
In this season of naming our blessings, I like the idea of also counting how we may bless others–especially our nearest and dearest. Dr. John Trent has four new books to encourage our proactive, intentional blessing of loved ones. Each book is geared toward a specific relationship (wife to husband, father to child, and so on) and filled […]