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Title: The Message in the Hollow Oak (Nancy Drew #12) by Carolyn Keene Pages: 181 Genres: Mystery, Children’s Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (1972) Summary: A group of professional detectives challenge Nancy to tackle a mystery that they have failed to solve: find an invaluable message hidden by a missionary centuries ago in a hollow oak tree in Illinois. While searching the woods for the ancient tree, Nancy and her friends live with a group of young… Read More

Title: Everything That Was by E. Graziani Pages: 323 Genres: Women’s Fiction, Romance Publisher: The Wild Rose Press (Feb. 8th, 2021) Summary: What would you do for a secret love? Despite not speaking for nearly twenty years, Massimo Damiani, a ‘rags-to-riches’ oil executive, summons Sofie to his hospice bedside in picturesque Tuscany—his last wish?…to reconcile their stormy history and set long-buried secrets to rest. Sofia Romano, a powerful Wall Street banker in Manhattan’s financial district, reeling with… Read More

It’s Top Ten Tuesday!  TTT a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is: Ten Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud!

Title: Unveiled: A Poetry Memoir by Ivy Cirillo Pages: 203 Genres: Memoir, Poetry Publisher: Orion Publishing House (Aug. 30th, 2019) Summary: Unveiled: A Poetry Memoir, is a collection of poetry organized into three sections: My Story, My Pain, and My Future. It was written for those that need to release their past, experience their pain, and look forward to their future. It was not written to instill pity or sorrow within you,… Read More

Title: Enter Wild by Carlos Whittaker Pages: 208 Genres: Nonfiction, Christian Faith Publisher: Waterbrook & Multnomah (June 16th, 2020) Summary Break free from a safe (and boring) faith to truly live the abundant life with all the wonder Jesus promised in John 10:10. You are meant to receive the abundance God promises here and now. You are not meant to wait until heaven to experience His best. Even in the midst of… Read More

Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) by Brigid Kemmerer Pages: 484 Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Retellings Publisher: Bloomsbury YA (Jan. 29, 2019) Summary Fall in love, break the curse. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious… Read More

Title: Where You Lead by Leslea Wahl Pages: 249 Genres: YA, Christian Fiction, Contemporary Publisher: Vinspire (Sept. 15th, 2018) Summary A vision from God leads to the adventure of a lifetime. Sixteen-year-old Eve Donahue’s lonely existence changes in an instant when visions of a mysterious stranger haunt her. Certain God is calling her for a mission, she bravely says yes and begins her quest to meet this young man. Thousands of miles away, Nick Hammond has been… Read More

Title: Amish Covert Operation by Meghan Carver Pages: 244 Genres: Romance, Mystery/Suspense, Amish, Christian Fiction Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense (July 1st, 2019) Summary Can an agent in disguise keep her safe? After Amish widow Katie Schwartz’s search for her reclusive brother results in a shooting and her finding a cryptic message, she must rely on federal agent Adam Troyer to shield her. But, undercover as a Plain man, can Adam save her brother’s life and protect Katie? Trusting the… Read More

Hi everyone! I don’t know about you, but I love Valentine’s Day.  I just love all the pinks and reds and just the overall love all around. 💕😍 So, of course, I was so excited to see that the InLoveAThonwas back this year.  It’s one of my favorite readathons! This year, the dates run from today, February 9th, through the 15th.  And today, I’m sharing my TBR with you all.  So, here… Read More

Title: Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire Pages: 304 Genres: Fantasy, Retelling Publisher: William Morrow (Oct. 31st, 2017) Summary From the author of the beloved #1 New York Times bestseller Wicked, the magical story of a toymaker, a nutcracker, and a legend remade . . . Gregory Maguire returns with an inventive novel inspired by a timeless holiday legend, intertwining the story of the famous Nutcracker with the life of the mysterious toy maker named Drosselmeier who carves him. Hiddensee: An island… Read More