Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I haven't done this is a while and saw that sugarandgrits had and figured I'd join in today too. :) In case you don't know how Teaser Tuesday works here are the "rules":
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers
His prayers had failed once again. And once again, a woman he cared for would die.
That is from page 139 of The Blue Enchantress by M.L. Tyndall
Monday, August 24, 2009
A vivid story of a private grief, a secret painting, and one woman’s search for hope.
Still mourning the loss of her family in a tragic accident, Lillian Diamon finds herself drawn back to the Rose House, a quiet cottage where four years earlier she had poured out her anguish among its fragrant blossoms.
She returns to the rolling hills and lush vineyards of the
What kind of artist would dare to intrude on such a personal scene, and how did he happen to witness Lillian’s pain? As the mystery surrounding the portrait becomes entangled with the accident that claimed the lives of her husband and children, Lillian is forced to rethink her assumptions about what really happened that day.
A captivating novel rich with detail, Rose House explores how the brushstrokes of pain can illuminate the true beauty of life.
Tina Ann Forkner is the author of Ruby Among Us. Originally from
The future is clearly mapped out for
As Gennie adapts to the rough-and-tumble world of 1880s
Kathleen Y’Barbo is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than thirty novels, novellas, and young adult books, with more than a half-million in print. A graduate of
Once a month, the six women of the Sweetgum Knit Lit Society gather to discuss books and share their knitting projects. Inspired by her recently-wedded bliss, group leader Eugenie chooses “Great Love Stories in Literature” as the theme for the year’s reading list–a risky selection for a group whose members span the spectrum of age and relationship status.
As the Knit Lit ladies read and discus classic romances like Romeo and Juliet, Wuthering Heights, and Pride and Prejudice, each member is confronted with her own perception about love. Camille’s unexpected reunion with an old crush forces her to confront conflicting desires. Newly widowed Esther finds her role in Sweetgum changing and is surprised by two unlikely friends. Hannah isn’t sure she’s ready for the trials of first love. Newcomer Maria finds her life turned upside-down by increasing family obligations and a handsome, arrogant lawyer, and Eugenie and Merry are both asked to make sacrifices for their husbands that challenge their principles.
Even in a sleepy, southern town like
RITA Award-winning Beth Patillo combines her love of knitting and books in her engaging Sweetgum series. Pattillo served churches in
Angie here: I didn't get Rose House read but I did read the other two books so first I'll start with The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper. Gennie Cooper is a lady wanting a wild west adventure and she ends up getting just that and perhaps a little more than she bargained for. This was an enjoyable read and I look forward to reading other books by Kathleen Y'Barbo.
The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love is apparently the second book in a series. I didn't realize that when I started reading this book but I was still able to enjoy this story. Actually, I read this book in about three days which is extremely fast for me. There are a lot of characters in this book and at first I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to remember who was who but I didn't have any problems. Anyway, I enjoyed this book and recommend both this book and The Confidential Life of Eguenia Cooper.
If your interested in any of the books just click either the picture of the cover or the name of the book to find out where to buy these lovely books. :)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Readers thrilled to the phantasmagorical adventures in On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, Book One of the Wingfeather Saga. Now in Book Two, Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby, mom Nia, ex-pirate grandfather Podo, Peet the Sock Man, and trusty dog Nugget flee north to rebel headquarters.
Their escape brings readers to the very brink of
Andrew Peterson’s lovable characters create what FantasyBookCritic.com says made Book One “one of the best fantasy novels in a very long time,” and Book Two contains even more thrills, exploring “themes universal in nature, ranging from the classic good versus evil, to the importance of family, and burdens of responsibility.”
If you are interested in this book then check it out here.
Andrew Peterson is the author of On the Edge of the Dark Sea of DarknessThe Ballad of Matthew’s Begats. He’s also the critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter and recording artist of ten albums, including Resurrection Letters II. He and his wife, Jamie, live with their two sons and one daughter in The Warren near
Monday, August 17, 2009
So after my sample sock turned out I decided to start on an actual pair of socks and I have the first sock done:
It fits and everything!! I'm so excited. :D Now I'm just hoping that sock #2 will look like it's mate. Plan on starting sock #2 tonight. I'll let ya know if it ends up matching the first sock. ;)
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Well, it's Friday so that means it is time for Friday's Fave Five. If you would like to to part of Friday's Fave Five then be sure to go to Living to Tell the Story to join in the fun. So let's begin, shall we?
1) Knitting. I started knitting my first sweater a month or so ago but had set it aside but I picked it back up this week and am enjoying watching the back of my sweater take shape. Also, I'm planning on trying my hand at knitting socks. That should interesting.
2) Pictures from my trip to Pennsylvania. I finally downloaded my pictures from my vacation and it was fun to look at them and think about my vacation.
This is a picture of a barn that has been standing before the Civil War. If you look you can see a hole in the side of the barn that is from the a cannon ball from the Battle of Gettysburg.
3) Getting a surprise gift. My husband got me a game for my Nintendo DS. Love getting surprises. :D
4) Pretzels. When I was in Pennsylvania I bought a bag of Sourdough Special Pretzels..they were soooo good. Sadly, they don't sell them here in Texas but you can order them from the company's website so I ordered me some. I have no idea what makes them so tasty but tasty they are. :)
5) Air Conditioning. I am so thankful to whoever invented the air conditioner. I don't think I would be able to survive this summer if I didn't have it.
So that is my list of Five Favorites from this week. Hope all have a wonderful weekend. :)
Monday, August 3, 2009
Raised in foster care and now the widowed mother of a little girl, Cara Moore struggles against poverty, fear, and a relentless stalker. When a trail of memories leads Cara and Lori out of
Completely opposite of the hard, untrusting Cara, Ephraim’s sister Deborah also finds her dreams crumbling when the man she has pledged to build a life with begins withdrawing from Deborah and his community, including his mother, Ada Stoltzfus. Can the run-down house that
Cindy Woodsmall is the author of When the Heart Cries, When the Morning Comes, and The New York Times Best-Seller When the Soul Mends. Her ability to authentically capture the heart of her characters comes from her real-life connections with Amish Mennonite and Old Order Amish families. A mother of three sons and two daughters-in-law, Cindy lives in
Angie here: Last month I went to Pennsylvania and saw the Amish in their horse and buggies which was neat and it made me feel like I had stepped back in time. Pennsylvania is a pretty state and seeing the Amish country was really nice. So I must admit I was a little more interested in reading The Hope of Refuge after having been in Pennsylvania. I haven't ever read any Amish fiction before probably because I figured I wouldn't be able to relate but after having read The Hope of Refuge I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed this book. Actually I enjoyed it so much I hated that it came to an end. I highly recommend this book and if you were like me and thinking Amish fiction isn't for you well I say give this book a try and I think you will be like me, pleasantly surprised.
Tuesday, August 11 7 – 8:30pm
Barnes & Noble
Wednesday, August 12 7 – 8pm
Barnes & Noble Opry Mills
Thursday, August 13 6 – 8pm
Barnes & Noble
Friday, August 14 6 – 8pm
Barnes & Noble
1550 West 75th
Saturday, August 15 1 – 3pm
Sunday, August 16 2 – 4pm
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Monday, August 17 7 – 8:00pm
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Tuesday, August 18 7– 8:30pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers
Wednesday, August 19 6 – 8pm
Hackman’s Bible Book Store
Thursday, August 20 1 – 3pm
Rachel’s Country Store (Amish dry goods store)