November “To Be Read” Pile . . .

 

 

Hello Bookworms!  It’s that time to post a new batch of books of the To Be Read Pile.  I’ve been in a massive reading slump all year.  Autumn is my favorite season, so I’m hoping it will inspire me to read more.  I’ve set an ambitious goal this month to read 10 books for November.  *I’m not sure if I’ll reach this projected goal.  Without further ado, my TBR is:

 

 

 

 

 

One woman searches for love—and herself—in a wild land.

LOVELY AND HIGH-SPIRITED, Lael Click is the daughter of a celebrated frontiersman.  Haunted by her father’s ties to the Shawnee Indians and her family’s past, Lael comes of age in the fragile Kentucky settlement her father founded.  As she faces the many trials of life on the frontier, Lael draws strength from the rugged land.  But the arrival of a handsome doctor threatens her view of her world, her God, and herself.  Can the power of grace and redemption break through in this tumultuous place?

This epic novel gives you a glimpse into the simple yet daring lives of the pioneers who first crossed the Appalachians, all through the courageous eyes of a determined young woman who would not be defeated.

 

 

At a different time, in a different place, under different circumstances . . . could two people fall in love all over again?

Ten years ago Kathryn Jennings made a vow.  For better or worse.  And that promise still holds true, even though her marriage has not turned out as she expected.  When her husband fails to return home one stormy winter night, she struggles to keep their ranch, but her efforts are blocked at every turn.  After a shocking glimpse into her husband’s past, Kathryn uncovers a hidden truth.  What she wouldn’t give to turn back time and be able to love her husband for the man that he was, not for the man she always wanted him to be.

Larson Jennings has spent his entire life running from a broken past, unable to trust, reluctant to try again.  One fateful night, his life takes an unexpected twist, and soon he is forced to make a choice.  Whatever he chooses, his decision may cost him his life.

 

 

 

Will a chance meeting in a time of war change her life forever?

Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval—even marry a man she doesn’t love.  While Allie has nearly resigned herself to that fate, Lt. Walter Novak—fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women—takes his last furlough at home in California before being shipped overseas.

Walt and Allie meet and begin a correspondence that will change their lives.  As letters fly between Walt’s muddy bomber base in England and Allie’s mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them together.  But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart?

Book I in the Wings of Glory series, A Distant Melody is an exciting and tender story of love, courage, and sacrifice during World War II.

 

 

 

 

EVEN A PROPER VICAR’S DAUGHTER CAN MAKE A MISTAKE . . . and now Charlotte Lamb must pay a high price for her fall.  To avoid the prying eyes of all who know her, she hides herself away in London’s forbidding “Milkweed Manor,” a place of mystery and lore, of old secrets and new birth.

But once there, she comes face-to-face with a suitor from her past—a man who now hides secrets of his own.  Both are determined, with God’s help, to protect those they love.  But neither can imagine the depth of sacrifice that will be required.

Sprinkled with fascinating details about the lives of women in Regency England, Lady of Milkweed Manor is a moving romantic drama about the redemption of past failings and the beauty of sacrificial love.

 

 

 

No matter the sacrifice,

Elizabeth Whitbread would serve a wounded family.

No matter the danger,

John Costin was determined to speak God’s word.

Neither expected to fall in love.

As enemies threaten to silence Costin—and those close to him—will following their hearts cost John and Elizabeth everything?

 

 

 

CAUGHT BETWEEN THE WILDERNESS AND CIVILIZATION, MORROW LITTLE MUST FIND HER WAY TO TRUE LOVE.

MORROW LITTLE is haunted by the memory of the day her family was torn apart by raiding Shawnee warriors.  Now that she is nearly a grown woman and her father is ailing, she must make difficult choices about the future.  Several men—ranging from the undesired to the unthinkable—vie for her attentions, but she finds herself inexplicably drawn to a forbidden love that both terrifies and intrigues her.  Can she betray the memory of her lost loved ones—and garner suspicion from her friends—by pursuing a life with him?  Or should she seal her own misery by marrying a man she doesn’t love?

This sweeping tale of romance and forgiveness will envelop you as it takes you from a Kentucky fort through the vast wilderness of the West.

 

 

 

Words, once spoken, can mend a broken life…or cripple it. But words left unspoken can haunt the soul, inflicting a far deeper wound.

Annabelle Grayson has been given a second chance at life, but she can’t claim it with the cloud of her past hanging over her in Willow Springs. After her husband dies, she advertises for a trail guide to accompany her to land waiting for her in Idaho—and a most unlikely candidate applies for the job.

Matthew Taylor is a man on the run, with consequences of past mistakes pursuing him at every turn. Meeting Annabelle Grayson the first time was unpleasant enough, but when she crosses his path again, her presence in his life—and what she reveals—is devastating. If given a single wish, Matthew would turn back time and right a grievous wrong. If given a second wish, he would make Annabelle Grayson pay.

 

 

 

Can they overcome the past to find a brighter future together?

Major Jack Novak has never failed to meet a challenge—until he meets army nurse Lieutenant Ruth Doherty.  When Jack lands in the army hospital after a plane crash, he makes winning Ruth’s heart a top-priority mission.  But he has his work cut out for him.  Not only is Ruth focused on her work in order to support her orphaned siblings back home, she also is determined not to give her heart to any man.

As the danger and tension of World War II rise to a fever pitch, Jack and Ruth will need each other more than ever.  Can Jack break down her defenses?  Or are they destined to go their separate ways?

From the English countryside to the perilous skies over France, A Memory Between Us takes you on a journey through love, forgiveness, and sacrifice.

 

 

Lilly Haswell remembers everything—whether she wants to, or not . . .

AS LILLY TOILS IN HER FATHER’S APOTHECARY SHOP, preparing herbs and remedies by rote, she is haunted by memories of her mother’s disappearance.  Villagers whisper the tale, but her father refuses to discuss it.  All the while, she dreams of the world beyond—of travel and adventure and romance.

When a relative offers to host her in London, Lilly discovers the pleasures and pitfalls of fashionable society and suitors, as well as clues about her mother.  But will Lilly find what she is searching for—the truth of the past and a love for the future?

Blending romance, family drama, and fascinating historical detail, The Apothecary’s Daughter is a novel to savor and share.

 

 

 

Pricilla White KNEW God Wanted her to be a missionary, NOT A WIFE.

Then, the missionary board declares the ONLY WAY she can serve is to be MARRIED.

Now, married IN NAME ONLY, her epic journey west will test her spirit . . . and the new LONGINGS of her heart.

 

 

What’s in your November TBR pile?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blogging For Books . . .

I’m really excited to rejoin the blogging world. What better way than to start fresh with a new blog for the Fall?  I’ve decided to make a switch from Blogger to WordPress. I LOVE the concept of receiving books from publishers or authors and posting a review in exchange. I’ve been accepted into a couple of Blogger programs and I can’t wait to get started. There are so many books that I would like to read and share my reviews with you. The one genre that stands out to me the most right now is historical romance. I love stories that transport me back to another place and time.

*With the new blog, I also plan on refreshing my older book reviews.

Until next time,

– Cait