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This month I have had a fair bit of downtime due to snow days, so I’ve been using that to really catch up in some series I’m working through. Here’s my list of recent reads as I link up with Modern Mrs. Darcy in a monthly book review!
Book’s I finished this month:
Meissner is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors of historical fiction. The way that she blends the past and present keeps me turning pages as fast as I can!
This novel is about a house in Fredericksburg, VA that has a past going back to the Civil War, a past that may be casting a shadow over the present. This is an intriguing novel that blends family history with a present blended family and covers the issue of how much our attitude of the past affects our life in the present.
Oh, Mitford. Who doesn’t want to go visit this quintessential small town? As I continue this series I keep thinking about how sad it will be when I am through, I think I only have two left, but then again, I could always re-read them in a few years!
This books continues the tale of Father Tim and Cynthia and their delightful friends and neighbors. With a new mission, Father Tim seeks to minister to a community that has been forgotten. Excellent read that has me impatient for the next time I can get to the library to pick up the next one!
We pick right up with our friends Meg, Calvin, and Charles as them team up to save Charles life by driving out the evil Echthroi. As we learn more and more about the strange world that these children live in we are also confronted with the importance of defeating evil so that good may prevail. I’ve really enjoyed these children’s books, in fact, I would say that they are for any age, child or adult!
I blew through the next two books in the Maisie Dobbs series this month. There’s something about them that makes them so perfect for a snow day! Maisie Dobbs continues to grow as a character and reveal more about herself and the post-war world that she lives in. Excellent read for the history buff or someone who enjoyed Nancy Drew as a child.
Despite my belief that non-fiction is important and well worth reading, this is the only non-fiction book that I managed to finish this month. After being motivated to begin the 500 words challenge, I decided that I would read Jeff Goins’ book as well.
I’ve read a fair amount of books on calling, especially in college, and I have to say that this is one of the best and most readable that I’ve come across. Goins weaves real life stories into each chapter and uses them to illustrate how his points actually play out in real life. Great read for those interested in self-development and how/why we work.
What books have you been reading this month? Do you have any awesome recommendations?