As Summer winds down I always feel like I need to squeeze as much in as possible. Those last days of summer are the busiest and yet the most enjoyable. They are usually a bit less hot and humid, at least in Michigan. Sitting outside is just nicer.
There are several books on the list below that are on my must reads. MaryBeth Whalen's, Michael Morris', and I am interested in Geraldine Brooks'. I don't think I will get them all read before Labor day so will need a few more nice evenings and weekends into Sept. I hope that can be arranged.
A Plain and Simple Heart - Lori Copeland/Virginia Smith - #2 the Amish of Apple Grove - 1884 Rebecca sets off to find her one true love. Colin is ready to move onto the next phase in his life. Can he convince Rebecca to forget her one true love.
The Guest Book - MaryBeth Whalen - Actually released several weeks ago, we didn't get our copies until this week. Macy is back on Sunset Beach twenty one years after her first drawing in the guest book. Will she find the boy who was drawing pictures to her?
Westward Hearts - Melody Carlson - #1 Homeward on the Oregon Trail - 1856 - When Elizabeth's husband dies she thought she would never make the move to the west. Until her parents and brother tell her that they want to go also.
Caleb's Crossing - Geraldine Brooks - 1160 - Inspired by a true story. Bethia is part of a small band of pioneering Puritans. She meets and befriends Caleb, son of the chieftan, who becomes a prize between the two worlds.
Mortal Fire - C.F. Dunn -#1 Secrets of the Journal - Emma finds a journal that contain a secret. It draws her into conflict with the present.
Where Love Grows - Jerry Eicher - #3 Fields of Home - What will Susan decide? The conclusion to Susan's story, will she decide to stay Englisha or will she return to the Amish ways?
The Reunion - Dan Walsh - Aaron Miller was once honored for his heroism, but now lives is obscurity as a handyman at a trailer park. But God has a way of redeeming lost things and bring it to a life in the light.
Man in the Blue Moon - Michael Morris - Ella gave up her dream for love, now she is struggling to keep her family's land. Can the stranger who mysteriously shows up help her or is he part of the problem?
Band of Sisters - Cathy Cohlke - 1910 - Maureen is desperate for a job after her and her sisters arrive through Ellis Island. The problem is the department store is hiding a terrible secret.
The Breakthrough - Jerry Jenkins - #3 Precinct 11 - Boone finally seems to be getting ahead of the tragedy that struck him and his family. Just a everything is looking up a case threatens him and his family.
The Romanov Conspiracy - Glenn Meade - Dr. Laura is about to unravel the mystery surounding the disapearnce of the Romanov family.
For Such a Time as This - Ginny Aiken - A Women of Hope Novel - Olivia's family is struggling, their farm has had some pretty tough years. Olivia thinks she has a solution, but even that comes with it's own set of problems.