Wow! Can you believe it’s Thursday already? Where has the time gone? Only today and tomorrow to enter the giveaway! And we’ve added a 2nd Place Winner! Help us spread the word so we can reach 100 people and add a 3rd place winner!
Come in out of the rain! Those clouds did bring cooler weather, didn’t they? It looks like the rain is almost gone, so that’s a good thing, but it sure is chilly. A few brave folks have gone out and started the bonfire. I think I’d wait to join them until it stops raining. When the rain does stop, the trails might be slippery, so be careful if you use one of the bikes. The barn would be a nice place to be right now if you took a blanket along with your books. I don’t think anyone has been down to the boats yet this morning. And the bushel baskets are waiting in the barn to be taken and filled with more apples. If they aren’t all filled with books. Of course today you might be able to get away with just filling a backpack with books instead of a full bushel basket. If you want to go read on the benches later, there’s a box of old towels you can use to dry them off.
Just listen to that wind though! It makes me cold just looking out the window. I think I’ll head to the kitchen and get something hot to drink. Want to come along? We’ve got hot chocolate, apple cider, and yes, we do have coffee, for all you coffee lovers. I never cared for the stuff myself.
If you haven’t been here before, let me give you a quick tour before you get lost. Each of the participating blogs/party rooms, have their own Top 5 books to share. The buttons to read these rooms are down below. And 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.
Okay, I’ll stop talking and 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.
And yes, you will probably notice I have a favorite country. 🙂
“By Faith” by Dr. & Mrs. Howard Taylor
A wonderful story written about the life of Henry W. Frost and the China Inland Mission. I read this many years ago and was blessed by it. Written by Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor, it isn’t one of those dry, and dull books. This is full of life and encouragement.
Goforth of China by Rosalind Goforth
The story of the Goforths (don’t you just love that name for missionaries?) is very interesting. It was written by Mrs. Goforth, so you get first hand accounts of what life in China was like. Everything from sending your children off to school, to dealing with sickness, or those who don’t want you in their country. It’s a book I highly recommend.
With P’u and His Brigands by Mrs. Howard Taylor
I doubt many people have ever heard of this story. It’s not very long, but it is the story of Mrs. Howard Taylor and her husband when they were captured by brigands in China and what happened. It’s a story that will keep you turning pages.
Exodus to a Hidden Valley by Eugene Morse
This is the continuing story of the Morse family who were missionaries in China until the Communists took over. (For that story read Dogs May Bark but the Caravan Moves On.) Then they were forced to flee. Disappearing into the jungles of Burma (where they were not wanted) with their Christian converts, this family settles and lives for six years like Swiss Family Robinson. And when they were discovered and deported, the reactions of some of their children to modern civilization will leave you chuckling.
(Side note, the author, one of the sons in the story, actually lived in my city and we met him personally many years ago! I just wish I had been old enough to have read this book first.)
A Foreign Devil in China by John Pollock
I never step into an elevator without thinking of this book. Dr. Nelson Bell, the father of Ruth Bell Graham, served as a medical missionary in China for over twenty-five years. During his time there, he worked in a hospital and saw the arrival of the Japanese at the start of WWII. It’s a fascinating read.
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 many acres of land around the Literary Lodge.
Don’t worry about trying to write all these books down. I’ll have a download for you on Saturday with ALL of them, from all the blogs.
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. 🙂