Above The Bay Of Angels

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Above the Bay of Angels: A Novel by Rhys Bowen is a new historical fiction book set during the reign of Queen Victoria. The descriptions of food and the main character being a cook for the Queen made this book very enjoyable. There was some mystery in this story set in England and France. Overall it was good historical fiction book and was refreshing to read about a different time than WWII.

I have also read these books by the same author:

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Followers

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I listened to Followers by Megan Angelo on audio and enjoyed the narration. This story begins in 2015 and also has a timeline in the future in 2050. The book shows what life would be like if our devices ruled our lives. It reminded me of The Truman Show movie where there is a town that has reality TV stars living with their lives almost always on camera. This was the first dystopian book that I actually enjoyed. I usually do not even read this genre. What genre do you not read very often?

 

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The Girl With The Louding Voice

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“Is like I am inside one kind heaven of books and educations.”

“I want to be reading every day.”- p153 The Girl With The Louding Voice

The Girl with the Louding Voice: A Novel by Abi Daré is the Read with Jenna pick for February 2020. This story about a fourteen year old Nigerian girl and the hardships she endures. The book gives a great glimpse into the Nigerian culture. I really enjoyed this book and hope that there will be a sequel to see what happens next for Adunni.

“Your schooling is your voice, child. It will be speaking till the day God is calling you come.”

“…because I don’t just want to be having any kind voice…I want a louding voice.”                                                        -p25 The Girl With The Louding Voice

If you enjoyed this book, then I would recommend reading:

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Collision Of Lies

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Collision of Lies by Tom Threadgill is a new mystery book that had me drawn into the story within the first few chapters. A detective happens upon some new information on a closed case from 3 years ago involving a school bus crash that killed all of the people onboard. Once she starts investigating she finds that the case was not what it seems. I won’t spoil this story, but would recommend reading this mystery.  This was an enjoyable police mystery book and I look forward to reading the next book in this series. Thanks to Revell for this review copy.

About the Author:
Tom Threadgill is a full-time author and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). He is currently on the suspense/thriller publishing board for LPC Books, a division of Iron Stream Media. He lives with his wife in rural Tennessee.

 

 

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Wild At Heart

Wild at Heart: A Novel by K.A. Tucker releases today and I preordered mine on Kindle. I am really excited to read the follow up book to The Simple Wild. My family just booked a cruise to Alaska so I can’t wait to read this book set there.

About K.A. Tucker:

K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge.

She is the USA Today bestselling author of 17 books, including the Causal
Enchantment, Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series, He Will Be My Ruin, Until It
Fades, Keep Her Safe, and The Simple Wild. Her books have been featured in national
publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, First for Women,and Publisher's Weekly. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award forBest Romance 2013 for TEN TINY BREATHS and Best Romance 2018 for THE
SIMPLE WILD. Her novels have been translated into 16 languages.
K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her family.

 

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In Want + Plenty

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In Want + Plenty: Waking Up to God’s Provision in a Land of Longing by Meredith McDaniel is a new Christian non-fiction book. The author uses examples from Exodus to show how the Israelites longed for manna and how we long for things in our own lives. God will always provide for us as he provided the manna to the Israelites. This book encourages us to look to Him during our longings. I really enjoyed how this book was set up with thought provoking questions that didn’t seem like homework. The author also shares from her own life and from experiences from those she counsels to give real life examples.  Thank you to Revell for this review copy.

About the Author:
Meredith McDaniel is a licensed professional counselor and owner of her private practice Milk + Honey. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, she has also served on staff with Young Life and as the lead counselor with Inheritance of Hope. Meredith says she feels called to sit with and listen to the stories of women and men, helping them discover who they are and live out their lives more fully. She enjoys entering into the quieter places of people’s lives in a safe setting to offer hope and help others taste of the land of milk + honey. She and her husband, Ben, have three young children and live in a small town near Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

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All The Ways We Say Goodbye

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All the Ways We Said Goodbye: A Novel of the Ritz Paris by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and  Karen White. This team of writers knows how to deliver a great historical fiction story. It is told from three different female perspectives during three different timelines centered around The Ritz in Paris. There is some mystery and romance and it was very enjoyable.

 

I also enjoyed their other book:

 

 

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Managing Worry And Anxiety

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Managing Worry And Anxiety by Jean Holthaus is a Christian non-fiction book with practical ways to manage anxiety and worry. This book would be a great resource for anyone struggling with worry and anxiety or if you have someone in your life struggling with this issues. The author shares Scripture to help encourage the reader and give them practical tools to combat worry and anxiety. Thank you to Revell for this review copy.

About the Author:
Jean Holthaus, LISW, LMSW, has more than 25 years’ experience providing therapy. She currently works as a clinician and manages two clinics for Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. Her professional experience includes working with individuals, couples, and families dealing with abuse, anxiety, depression, marital issues, divorce, spiritual issues, changes of life, parenting, and more. A member of the National Association of Social Workers and the American Association of Christian Counselors, Jean lives in Pella, Iowa.

If you enjoyed this book, then I would recommend:

 

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Lola Dutch

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Lola Dutch I Love You So Much by Kenneth Wright (Author) and Sarah Jane Wright (Illustrator) is the newest book in this adorable series. This husband and wife duo have created a beautiful series about a little girl and her animal friends. This one is not necessarily about Valentine’s Day, but would make a great book to read or gift.

We have the other two books in this series:

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Central Park Pact Series

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Marriage on Madison Avenue by Lauren Layne is the third book in the Central Park Pact series. I really enjoyed all 3 of these romance books and recommend reading them in order. Each book focuses on one of the three friends and their romantic life. They all take place in New York City full of fashion and romance. It was refreshing to read a great romance with closed door scenes.

I listened to the first 2 books on audio and they were delightful:

 

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