December is a lean time for new titles to hit the shelves. I really just don't understand why. Christmas is a time of year when people love to buy books for others. How much easier is it for those buying gifts for their favorite reader if the clerk in the store can say "Yes this book is brand new. Arrived this week. I know your reader has not read this book yet."
Thankfully we do get a few and the two titles we have here are by two favorite authors. They quickly were added to the TBR pile.
Of Stillness and Storm - Michele' Phoenix - It took Lauren and her husband ten years to achieve their dream—reaching primitive tribes in remote regions of Nepal. But while Sam treks into the Himalayas for weeks at a time, finding passion and purpose in his work among the needy, Lauren and Ryan stay behind, their daily reality more taxing than inspiring. For them, what started as a calling begins to feel like the family’s undoing.
The Pattern Artist - Nancy Moser - English housemaid Annie Wood arrives in New York City in 1911 with her wealthy mistress. Annie chooses to risk everything, taps into courage she never knew she had, and goes off on her own, finding employment in the sewing department at Macy’s. While at Macy’s Annie catches the eye of a salesman at the Butterick Pattern Company. Through determination, hard work, and God’s leading, Annie discovers a hidden gift: she is a talented fashion designer—a pattern artist of the highest degree. Annie enters a creative world that takes her to the fashion houses of Paris and into a life of adventure, purpose, and love