Welcome back! I’m so glad you’ve returned for another fun day at the Literary Lodge! It looks like the weather has warmed up a bit. Perhaps we won’t need quite so many blankets, or the bonfires to keep us warm. There are still bushels of apples waiting to be made into something, so if you get tired of looking at books, you can munch a few apples while you relax on the benches and chat with some friends.
It looks like we have a fun list for today. I’m sure you’ve been waiting for Romance and Historical Fiction. Haven’t you? I thought so.
Don’t forget to go visit the other Party Rooms and see what books they have on their lists for today’s genres. And there’s a new door prize being given away on the Books room! So don’t forget to enter that.
But before you run off, here are my Top 5 books for today’s genres.
The quick definition of a “Romance” book is this: If you can take the romance out of the book and still have a story left, it’s not a romance.
I don’t read the typical romance books. I just don’t. (I’ll try to write a post on that some day.) But these are about as close as I get to actual “Romance” books. Enjoy!
- The Light in My Window (A story about finding Christ’s redemptive love even for the deep hurts of the heart.)
- Eighty-Seven (This story is about the beginning of Chautauqua. The very start of it. It follows the life of one orphan boy and his journey to Christ and eventually . . . Well, I don’t want to give it away. 🙂 )
- The Lamplighter (A story of pain, love, joy, sorrow. It is a long story, with plot twists that you didn’t see coming, others that you wondered about, and an ending that leaves you satisfied.)
- Rose in Bloom (Of course you have to read “Eight Cousins” first if you want to really enjoy this book. Oh, this book. I laugh, and cry, I grow so frustrated at some people that I really would like to shake them, or at least tell them what I think of their actions! Yet, I love the characters so much that I can’t stay mad forever.)
- Freckles (I love Freckles, and Angel, and the Bird Woman, and Mr. McLean. This story is full of nature, passion, a fight for right and a willingness to die for that right. Just a note of caution, there are a few words we have marked out in our copies.)
I love history, and I love fiction. When I put them together . . . I really love it!
- To Him that Hath (A look at life in Canada after the Great War and the plight of the returned soldiers. I really enjoyed this book.)
- Toward Morning (If you like reading books about WWII, you should read this one. It is a story about the Hungarian freedom fighters. Told by a wonderful author in a way that many ages will enjoy! I think I want to go read it again. Please excuse me . . .)
- Iron Scouts (“It has a delicious nutty flavor.” Yes, I’ve read this book so many times that I can quote parts of it. It’s the story of the Iron Scouts serving under John Mosby. Ride with young Ben Fane as a scout for the Confederate army.)
- Ivanhoe (I first read this book many years ago. It was the first time I’d read anything this long and complex. But I was hooked. Since that time I’ve listened to the audio several more times and have enjoyed it each time.)
- How Sleep the Brave (It’s a mixture of Robin Hood, the Scarlet Pimpernel and Zorro all combined together with swards and Scotland! It’s the unknown rescuer of the Protestants who won’t change their beliefs because some king or queen said to.)
Here are the entry ways for the other Party Rooms. They are just a click away and one of them is holding a Door Prize today! Find out who it is, leave a comment, and visit a while.
This giveaway is open to both US readers and International readers. The prizes will be different, however. Sorry. We just can’t afford to ship internationally.
A US winner will get a “bright ideas” jar full of story prompts, plus four paperback books.
If we have an International winner instead, they will receive a $20.00 Amazon gift card and three kindle books.
I hope you enjoyed the second day of our Five Fall Favorites! What are your Top 5 books in today’s genres? I’d love to know! Don’t forget to invite your friends. We are always wanting new faces, and new book suggestions!