March has been a month! Between travel, my book deadline fast approaching, and an unexpected procedure on both of my big toes, I thought I’d have fewer books than usual to share with you. But as tends to happen in my life when chaos ensues—I’ve actually read as much or more than usual!
My non-fiction book for this month was:
Living Fearless by Jamie Winship
I thought there were a lot of good things in this book. I didn’t always agree with the way they were presented, but the concepts themselves resonated with what the Lord has taught me through the years—and showed me some of the places where I’m still believing Satan’s lies about who I am.
And a ton of great fiction:
Until Leaves Fall in Paris by Sarah Sundin
I’m loving Sarah’s most recent books! Each one keeps getting better. This one, set in Paris as the Nazi’s take control, was a wonderful story of two very different people finding they had things in common. Of them growing not only in their faith in God, but their faith in one another. So. Good.
The Heart of the Mountains by Pepper Basham
Can I just say—Jeb McAdams might be one of my most favorite heroes ever! Loved his heart for Jesus and for Cora. Love how he and Cora bond over their experiences on the battlefields of the Great War. And I love both of their hearts for the people around them. I’m becoming a big Pepper Basham fan. Good thing she has several other books I can read.
Fraser by Susan May Warren
Hello, Minnesota Marshalls! Love the first book in a new series—getting to know the new characters as well as revising ones from other series. Susie always pulls you right in and then goes non-stop until the end. And the non-stop takes us through Europe and back to Minnesota, which is always fun. Loved these characters. And the lead-in in the final chapter to the next book, Jonas, which I have pre-ordered!
A Cowboy for Keeps by Jody Hedlund
Historical fiction set in 1860s Colorado. I liked the story and the characters. Lots of good stuff in there. My only issue was a few uses of “fixin’” that didn’t feel quite right. As someone who has used that word all my life, it was clear Jody hasn’t. A tiny, nit-picking detail, but one that kind of irritated me. Still, a good romance.
To Disguise the Truth by Jen Turano
The is the third and final book in the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency series. I confess, it was my least favorite of the three. Although it had that screwball comedy feel that I love, I felt like it was a bit over-the-top melodramatic and the story had too many things trying to go on at once. Not that it wasn’t good, just not as good as the other two before it.
Of Mist and Mirrors by Rebecca Connolly
Oh how I love both of Rebecca’s Regency spy series! This one is the third Agents of the Convent series, which is about woman operatives. And I loved it! Great banter. Great romance. And lots of both suspenseful and hilarious action. Another good one. Looking forward to more!
On to April–and several of my pre-ordered books! I’m so excited!
What did you read this month? What are you excited about reading in April?