Thursday, July 9, 2015

A Bit of Summer Reading

With so many wonderful books to choose from this summer, here are three in my 
TBR (To Be Read) stack.

Melanie Dobson has quickly become one of my favorite writers. Her works are poignant, mysterious and faith-driven.

In Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor...
When Heather Toulson returns to her parents cottage in the English countryside, she uncovers long-hidden secrets about her family history and stumbles onto the truth about a sixty-year-old murder....

Bethany House Publishers, June 2015

Jen Turano's writing style knocks my socks off! She is witty to the point of eliciting spontaneous out loud laughter. Her books are stand alone titles yet interrelated, so don't cheat yourself out of a full them in order.

In Good Company...
After growing up as an orphan, Millie Longfellow is determined to become the best nanny the East Coast has ever seen. Unfortunately, her playfulness and enthusiasm aren't always well received and she finds herself dismissed from yet another position.

Everett Mulberry has quite unexpectedly become guardian to three children that scare off every nanny he hires. About to depart for Newport, Rhode Island, for the summer, he’s desperate for competent childcare...

Thomas Nelson, July 2015
Susan May Warren's talent is undeniable and her stories irresistible.

Be swept away in book five, The Wonder of You...
Mortified after her semester abroad is cut short, Amelia Christiansen returns to Deep Haven, certain she isn’t brave enough for the adventures she’s dreamed of. The last thing she expects is for the man who broke her heart to cross the Atlantic and beg forgiveness...

I love both historical and contemporary stories. Melanie Dobson's book is a contemporary/historical hybrid, so I get the best of both!

All links take you to Goodreads where you can read more about the books and their authors. It's a great place to connect with other bibliophiles, too.

What's in your TBR?

~Happy Reading~


  1. Looks like we have very similar tastes in books :) I'm definitely adding that first one to my list!

    1. Hi Alexis, You will want to add Chateau of Secrets by Melanie Dobson, to your list, too! My review is @
      Also, Susan Meissner writes hybrids that are riveting.

  2. Ooooh, what great books, my friend! I am not familiar with Melanie Dobson, but boy-oh-boy does this new book of hers sound great! I am off to check it out. Just what I need, another book to add to my growing pile {{smiles}}

    Hugs to you!

    1. Hey Steph, I think you would love Melanie's books. Chateau of Secrets is a favorite of mine.

      EnJoY your week!

  3. Next up for me - Water From My Heart (Charles Martin), To Win Her Favor (Tamera Alexander), and A Love Like Ours (Becky Wade). Not sure which I will read first!

    1. Hey Patty, Thanks for sharing your 'up next' books. I haven't read any of those yet. They allsound like engrossing stories. EnJoY!!!


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