I really didn’t know if I’d get books read this month between travel and visitors and a book deadline, but when I look back, I see I did, indeed, read, too!
The Widow and the Highlander by Martha Keyes
I read this at the end of our Scotland trip because I enjoyed the other Martha Keyes book set in Scotland that I read in June. And it did not disappoint! A family feud, a marriage of convenience, and a woman finding her voice. All set in a castle in the Scottish Highlands, of course!
The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman
This is technically a short story, a quick, easy read but very poignant, as is so much of Backman’s work.
The House at the End of the Moor by Michelle Griep
I do love Michelle’s unique characters and situations. An escaped convict and an opera singer thrown together makes you keep reading, but the complications of situation and the backstory of each characters continue to surprise page after page. Great book.
Sunburst by Susan May Warren
This is book #2 of the Sky King Ranch series, and oh my! Even though I didn’t have time, I finished this book in two days! I simply could not stop, especially at night. After reading this book I had to wear my “No Sleep Club #bookworm” t-shirt, for it was so true! Can’t wait for the conclusion to the series!
The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh
This was our bookclub read for July. I confess that I wasn’t loving it through the first half because of what seemed to be the truth unraveling a family. But then everything changed. Nothing was as the reader—or the main character—assumed it to be. Great read, but be aware there is some language.
I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
I’ve had this book on my shelf for awhile. I kept putting it off because the setting wasn’t as compelling to me as her others. But I needn’t have worried. As usual, she put me in a time and place I knew little to nothing about. And like her other books, I came away with a heavy heart over pieces of history I didn’t know. A compelling, heartbreaking, and yet hopeful book.
The Women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray
This is my third Stephanie Dray book. She really brings historical figures to life through fiction. In this book, we encounter three women connected with Lafayette’s birthplace, each living in a different time period. (Sidenote: Two are actual historical figures, one is fictional but a conglomeration of various people.) I enjoyed all three, making it very hard to stop reading at night! A bit of language, but full of interesting history.
Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson
I’ve been working my way through this book for awhile now. Andrew Peterson is a Christian writer, songwriter, and musician, and these are his thoughts on faith and creativity. I always enjoy perspective on this subject. Not only did I receive encouragement in my own work, he made me want to experience his work as well.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?