Wow! Did ya miss me last week? Yeah, me too. I was SICK! We’re not talking just a little sick, either. We’re talking, I was so sick I slept about 16 hours at a time. Finally, I went to the doctor and they said I possibly had flu (didn’t test) and I most definitely had strep. This was the sickest I’ve been in years! I’m still not fully recovered but I did start reading again this week. I wasn’t up to my usual 3 book a week pace but who can blame me?
So, I reread Mockingjay this week! I’ve been wanting to for a while. I’m surprised at how melancholy I felt after reading it this time. Maybe I was just worn down from being sick but I felt Katniss’ sadness so much more than I did the first time that I read. Maybe I’m just better at reading, retaining and getting into books with first person perspective these days. I found that for me, it was an acquired taste.
Anyway, moving right along…
New on the Blog this week:
- [20 Mar] The Imposter by Suzanne Woods Fisher ★★★★
- [22 Mar] God Loves Mommy and Me by Bonnie Rickner Jensen ★★★★★
The Imposter by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Series: The Bishop’s Family #1
Published by Baker Publishing Group on October 6th 2015
Genres: Fiction, Amish & Mennonite, Christian, Romance, Contemporary
Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: she was going to marry John and live happily ever after. Those plans started to crumble when her father moved the family to Stoney Ridge, then completely collapsed when John decided to marry someone else. Katrina is devastated. How could she have felt so loved, yet been so deceived?
As she struggles to face a future without him, a widow asks for her help to start a new business and Katrina quickly agrees. She needs time to heal her broken heart, to untangle her messy life, to find a purpose. What she doesn’t need is attention from Andy Miller, a farm hand who arrives at the widow’s farm just when help is most needed–and who always seems to say the right thing, and be in the right place, at the right time. Is Andy for real, or too good to be true? Deceived once before, Katrina is determined to keep her feelings in check.
When a cascade of events is set in motion by some surprising information, the little Amish church is turned upside down. Soon, everyone has a stake in the outcome, and the community struggles to find the best response to an imposter in their midst. Can they forgive even the most deceitful deeds?
God loves Mommy and me, He knows we love Him too, When we pray we always say, “You’re so good, God—thank You!”
Snuggle in cozy-close with a sweet reminder of God’s love for mommies and their little ones. Celebrating loving mothers, precious children, and the God who loves them all, God Loves Mommy and Me will remind parents and little ones of how much they are loved.
- Mar 27, 12:00 pm The Illusionist’s Apprentice
- Mar 31st, 11:30 am Her Secret by Shelley Shepard Gray
- Apr 3rd, 12:00 pm The Seekers by Wanda Brunstetter
- Apr 6th, 2:00 pm The Quieting by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Since I just finished reading Mockingjay, I searched for items that were inspired by or reminded me of The Hunger Games. As always, the images will lead you straight to the super awesome listing in case you’d like to shop!