2019 Reading List


I mentioned in my OneWord post that I would be focusing more on non-fiction Christian books in the new year, and I wanted to share some of the books I plan to read. Her-Story is a devotional. Each day of the year, you learn about a woman from the Bible or Christian history who had […]

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Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva


Charles Dickens is well-known in London. People greatly anticipate his next story, until his latest book all but flops. His publishers are concerned, and push him to write a Christmas story in just a matter of weeks. But with the holiday so close, a new baby, and children too young to grasp the idea of […]

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The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield


Vida Winter is a famous and loved author, but very little is known about her. Countless interviews turn out to be simple stories she uses to keep her past hidden. As her life is reaching it’s end, she decides to finally tell her story. Vida chooses Margaret Lea, a young biographer who has yet to […]

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Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd


The Sheffield Brothers firm is well-known among collectors. Trained by her father and her uncle, Miss Eleanor Sheffield is a talented evaluator, able to tell a fraud from a genuine artifact. But in 1860’s England, Eleanor is unable to run the firm as un unwed woman. After her father’s death, her uncle’s health begins to […]

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Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan


After Hamish DeLuca’s anxiety gets the better of him during his first real court case as a lawyer, he runs away to his cousin, Luca Valari. Luca was the only person who never focused on Hamish’s flaw, and treated him like everyone else. Regina Van Buren comes from high-class society stock, but she flees when […]

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Sandra Byrd: Author Q&A


The first book I read by Sandra Byrd was Mist of Midnight, the first novel in her (incredible!) Daughters of Hampshire series. I was hooked. Now, she has a new series in the works. The first novel, Lady of a Thousand Treasures, will be released on October 9. Sandra was kind enough to answer a […]

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A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin


Published in 1539, the second edition of Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion contained a new chapter: On the life of a Christian Man. It has since been published many times in various languages as part of the entirety of the Institutes, as well as separate books, such as this one. In this new English […]

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For Love and Honor by Jody Hedlund


At his mother’s request, Sir Bennet returns home to help his family. They are deeply in debt, and their situation has become dangerous as the people they owe threaten to attack and take everything. His mother feels the only way out is for Sir Bennet to marry a wealthy woman. Lady Sabine doesn’t consider herself […]

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White by Ted Dekker


Thomas Hunter isn’t sure which is more real, the virus that will kill practically every person on the planet in less than two weeks, or the Horde that threatens the existence of his people. The fate of two worlds rests in Thomas’s hands, and they are somehow connected. More than Thomas could have ever imagined. […]

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Outlining Your Novel by K. M. Weiland


  Outlining can seem like a daunting task. Especially to someone who has never used one when writing fiction. Memories of high school term papers come to mind, with mandatory outlines, complete with roman numerals, letters, and numbers. K. M. Weiland sets out to erase that picture and give a more accurate presentation of what […]

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