It’s our final full day here at the Literary Lodge. Most of us will be back tomorrow, but not everyone can make it. So be sure you stop by every blog and tell them what you’ve enjoyed!
Burrr! You’ll probably be glad for some blankets today if you aren’t going to be sitting by the bonfire. But perhaps if you load up the basket of one of the bikes, and ride out to the orchard or the barn, you’ll warm up. Or if you’d rather, grab a backpack and fill it with your favorite books from today’s picks and take a hike. There are benches along the trails if you want to stop and do a little reading along the way. After the storm yesterday, many folks came and helped gather apples and now there are bushels waiting in the kitchen to be emptied. Feel free to take some along on your excursions. Oh, be careful if you go down to the boats! The water is rather rough today.
I can’t believe that tomorrow we’ll have to put everything away and pack up. It seems like we just got here. But let’s not talk about that now. Let’s just enjoy today, shall we?
I doubt there will be many new faces this late, but there might be, and if you are one of them, 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.
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 on Amazon, or whatever, click on the book image.
This was a very hard genre to choose! I’ve started reading quite a lot of indie published books in the last few years, and picking just 5 is . . . Well, let’s just say I feel bad because I can’t include everyone like Kate Willis, Jesseca Wheaton, and others. I just kind of had to pick. And they are not in any order of most favorite first. They’re just there. Enjoy!
Left to Die by Ivy Rose
I knew this was a shorter story, so wasn’t expecting it to take me very long to read. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was longer than I had thoght. I was pulled into the story right away, and my heart cried over Jia, but especially over the other children in the orphanage Lindy visited. There’s a bit of sweet guy/girl interest, but that’s not the focus of the story and it was all done tastefully. One thing I appreciated about this book was the talk about God’s ways and how we so often think we know His will, and when things change, we can’t figure out why. It’s not that God has changed His mind, but it’s because we didn’t understand in the first place.
Sufficient Grace by Jessica Greyson
I started reading this book with a bit of hesitancy. After all, I had never read this author before, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I found myself drawn into the story so much so, that when I put it down to do other things, I found my mind replaying scenes, wondering what was going to happen next, and wishing I could go back and read some more. I don’t remember every wishing I could re-write any scenes or change something. The story was full of heartache, compassion, danger, and learning to trust.
The Case of the Missing Hero by Perry Kirkpatrick
I’m not a cat person. I don’t care for them, and never have. But this book . . . It’s the second in the series, but I enjoyed it more than the first one, so I decided to share it. I cracked up reading it! That doesn’t happen very often. I knew exactly what expressions were on the cat’s face when it was saying things, uh, I mean writing things. Yes, it writes. Actually, Mia tells the story. I need to go read it again.
Kate’s Innocence by Sarah Holman
Since I also love “Sue Thomas F.B.Eye,” this was a delightful book to read. Even if I did have the right suspect picked from the beginning, all the twists and turns kept me reading until the very end. I enjoyed the second book in the series, and I’m very much looking forward to reading the 3rd book, as soon as it comes out.
Journey to Love by Amanda Tero
This was a wonderful story. Well told, yet not complex. It made me want to go visit the town and meet the characters in person. Amanda did a good job of explaining and dealing with some hard issues, but she did it with grace and without “preaching” to the readers.
I also love the fact that, at the end of the book, she tells you what was real and what had been changed to make the story.
And now, here are the doors to take you to the party rooms! Have fun and don’t for get 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 achers 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 have reached 75 people and will add a 3rd place winner if we reach 100, 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. 🙂