Books, Show Us Your Life

Show Us your Life – Book List

As you know, I love to read and I read a lot.  That being said I’ve read some great books lately and want to share.

She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell
Period Christian fiction piece set in the late 1890’s about a young society woman in NYC.  Clara Carter is being introduced to society and isn’t sure that this life is the one that she wants.  This book pulls you right in to the drama and the time period and allows you to experience her first society season right along with Clara!

Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin
As a Southerner it’s hard reading a book about a spy for the North in the Civil War but when her reasons for doing so are so solid it’s easy to bypass that fact and enjoy the book.  I read this one on our trip to Colorado and was surprised at how it kept me engaged.

Leaving by Karen Kingsbury
I’ve been reading Karen Kingsbury since high school and have read pretty much everything that she’s published.  This is the first in the Bailey Flanigan series which is a continuation of sorts of three(?) other series that Karen has written around the Baxter family in Bloomington, Indiana.  But I think I’m going to like this series of the series the most because it focuses on Bailey’s journey to New York and her career on Broadway.

Leota’s Garden by Francine Rivers
Like Karen Kingsbury, I’ve been reading Francine Rivers for a long time.  I love everything of her’s that I’ve read but you do have to be a little careful searching for her books because she wrote at the beginning of her career in the non-Christian sector so if you’re looking for Christian fiction make sure the book you’re looking to buy is published by a Christian publisher (I think her’s is Tyndale House).  This book is old and I read it in college but recently found it for free on my Kindle and I was pulled in again to this lovely story about a college aged woman and her reconnection with her grandmother.

I got some gift certificates to book stores for my birthday so I can’t wait to see what books everyone else recommends so that I can make out a new reading list for myself! Check out Kelly’s Show us Your Life post for more reading suggestions!  Or check out my booklist page for lots of other reviews.

*These are all my actual recommendations and I wasn’t asked to review any of these books.  I either bought these books for myself or they were free for a period of time on Amazon’s site for the Kindle.

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6 Comment

  1. Reply
    April 15, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Great suggestions!

  2. Reply
    April 15, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    These sound like great books. I want to give them a try!

  3. Reply
    April 15, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Found your blog through Kellyskorner! Am now following! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

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    His Doorkeeper
    April 16, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Hi Jennifer!
    Like your book choices. I have read ALL the Karen Kingsbury books and have not had a chance to get my hands on this new one, The Leaving. However, i did read in Sunday’s paper that this book is already second on the fiction best-seller list.

    I have read lots of Francine Rivers books (all-time-favorite “Redeeming Love”). But I also read Leota’s Garden and it was very good!

    Charlotte is beautiful and congrats on the new baby-to-come!
    Kelly’s Mom/Judy

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    Healthy Branscoms
    April 17, 2011 at 2:33 am

    I have all of the above saved on my kindle and I can’t wait to read them! Great pics! 🙂 Erin

    Love your blog! I am following you!

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    Mrs. Jones
    April 21, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Love this list! I wish I could come raid your bookshelf. I need to head to the library! 🙂 I love, love, love Karen Kingsbury. I can’t wait to read Leaving!

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