Welcome to the Literary Lodge! And to our Five Fall Favorites party! Come on in and let’s get started, shall we?
This is the Literary Lodge as I have mentioned. It’s a wonderful place to spend a week, and we’re so glad you came to spend it with us. Grab some books, and go read on one of the benches under the trees, or fill a backpack for a hike up into the hills. If you’d prefer to stay closer to the cabin, there are some charming boats you can sit in to read if you’d like, or take them out on the water. It’s a calm day, and the sun looks like it’s going to penetrate the fog any minute now. But if it doesn’t get warm enough for you, there is a stack of blankets right over there; feel free to help yourself. Oh, and we have a bonfire going if you’d like to sit around the fire and talk books. If you’d like to take a bike ride, out to the barn to read, each one has a basket for your books. And while you’re out that way, stop by the orchard and fill a bushel or two of apples. This year has been great for the apples, and I don’t know if we can get them all picked before winter hits.
Now, before you run off to some party room, let me give you a quick tour. Each of the participating blogs/party rooms, have their own Top 5 books to share. The buttons to read these rooms are down below. But one of them is going to give a FREE short story to anyone who wants it! It’s the Books room, and somewhere on their post they’ll share the link to it. (Remember, the rooms change every day.)
But don’t forget to visit all the other rooms and comment, follow, sign up, etc. because that’s going to earn you more entries into the amazing giveaway we are offering! It’s so good that we all wish we could enter it ourselves.
And now, with no more chatter, I’ll share my Top 5 books in today’s genre. If you wish to add a book to your TBR (To Be Read) list on Goodreads, or just read more about the book, find the link for Amazon, or whatever, click on the book image.
Historical Fiction/Bible Times
Adam and His Kin by Ruth Beechick
It’s been a long time since I’ve read this book, but I still remember how interested I was in it. Even though many things were imagined, the author brought the story to life in a way that kept my attention and made Bible people come to life.
Pillar of Fire by Joseph Holt Ingraham
This was a fascinating story about Moses in Egypt, the plagues, the exodus, and what it might have been like. The story captured my attention and I thought about things I’d never thought about before.
A Cry from Egypt by Hope Auer
Taking us into Egypt with the Israelite slaves, this story was well done. The main characters were, for the most part, the slaves and their perspective on the plagues and what they thought of Moses. Having not read a lot of books set during Bible times, I wasn’t sure I would enjoy this book, but I did.
A Stand at Sinai by Hope Auer
Coming almost right after A Cry from Egypt ends, this book continues the story of the Israelites’ journey to Mt. Sinai. I enjoyed this book though there were a few times the characters seemed to act a little modern, but it wasn’t much. There is also trouble with the parents and rebellion against God. (This is, after all, what really happened in the Bible.) I am looking forward to reading the 3rd book in this series when it comes out.
The Runaway by Patricia M. St. John
This is the fictional account of the family in the Bible from Tyre. The daughter is possessed by a demon and the mother goes to Jesus asking for help. Told from the son’s perspective, this story held my attention. It may be a bit intense for younger readers if they are sensitive, but there is nothing to defile. It’s a fascinating look at what might have happened.
And now, here are the doors, I mean buttons, to take you to the party rooms! Have fun and don’t forget to leave comments, add books to your TBR list and enter the giveaway! Oh, and these will open in a new tab, so don’t worry, you won’t get lost in the acres of land around the Literary Lodge. 🙂
Grand Prize Giveaway!
• Signed copy of Dylan’s Story by Rebekah A. Morris
• Signed copy of Dandelion Dust by Faith Potts
• Signed copy of Kate’s Innocence by Sarah Holman
• Signed copy of The Twin Arrows by Kate Willis
• Signed copy of Journey to Love by Amanda Tero
• Coffee Nut M & M’s
• Packets of Apple Cider
• Cute Fall Mug
And there might be an Amazon Gift Card in there too. 😉
This giveaway is open to everyone. International as well as US. However, if we have an International winner, they will get kindle copies of all these books, and an amazon gift card. (Sorry, we just can’t mail this internationally.)
If we get more than 75 different people entered into the giveaway, we will add a 2nd place winner, so be sure to tell you family and friends!
Please be honest in your entries because they will be checked.
This has to be updated manually, and I can only do that every 3 hours, so if you enter and don’t see any progress, don’t despair, I will update it. 🙂