Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Awesome, Fabulous, Must Read Books

I love books.

Guess that doesn't surprise anyone who knows me at all. Ask any member of my family to describe me and "she always has her nose stuck in a book" comes out within the first 30 seconds.

Recently, I have come across two new authors and 4 amazing books. Wait, make that 5.

The first author is Liz Curtis Higgs. I read the first 3 books in her Leana and Rose series and LOVED them! It sets the Leah and Rachel story in Scotland..oh, a couple of centuries or so ago. It was an amazing experience, rich in detail and dialogue. The titles are Thorn in My Heart, Fair is the Rose, and Whence Came a Prince. There's still one more in the series that I'm looking forward to reading, Grace in Thine Eyes.

So I then went out and bought her book, Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible, which is a study that includes the stories of Leah and Rachel. It is also amazing. Liz has such an fabulous, personal style that is fun to read.

And then Marybeth did a review of a book entitled, Blue Heart Blessed by Susan L. Meissner. I tried to win a copy of the book, but I didn't. However, I was so taken by her recommendation and the interview with Susan, that I went out and bought the book. And I am so glad I did! It was an awesome book and I loved it so much I packed it up to ship to Mom for Mother's Day (shhhh, don't tell her. And Mom, when you read this, just forget I said anything. Or twiddle your thumbs in impatience. Whatever works for you.)

So if you're looking for something new to read, something to take to the mountains or the beach this summer, go get these books!

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