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Book-Talk Monday: What Are You Reading (March 2012)

Monday, March 5, 2012

It’s the first Monday of the month, so it’s time to share what we’re reading!


  • What are you currently reading?

    Currently reading: I’m not allowing myself to start reading anything new until I get the first draft of Follow the Heart finished. Reading will be my treat for finishing.

    Currently listening to: Christy by Catherine Marshall (read by Kellie Martin)

  • What’s the next book on your To Be Read stack?

    Follow the Heart, Book 1 of the Great Exhibition series by Kaye Dacus—I must finish this manuscript so that I have time for rewrites, revisions, and edits before I have to turn it in on May 1!

  1. Monday, March 5, 2012 2:24 am

    I finished yesterday a firstling from a German author (…und der Preis ist Dein Leben von C. M. Singer). The book tells the story about Elizabeth a young journalist in London who tries to do a good job.
    She arranged a accidental meeting with an policeman in a club to question him about a murder series.
    Danny the policman likes her, they talk till the morning and as he tries to kiss her for the first time in front of the club they’re ambushed and Danny get killed.
    Liz is devastated but then she notices that Danny is still there as a ghost.
    This book is sooo touching and sweet and funny and sometimes sad and I laughed and cried…….it was really great and I don’t know what I’ll read now


  2. Monday, March 5, 2012 2:24 am

    I finished Saving Hope by Margaret Daley last night and would recommend it to all. It deals with a very prevalent issue child prostitution and shows how young teens are recruited, groomed and kidnapped into this life style. The book deals with the heroine who runs a program for the girls who have gotten out either by escaping, being rescued or police intervention. The program is to show these girls there is life for them and they can move one. The story has one girl going missing and the heroine and hero looking for her and into this issue. I would call it light suspense but there are passages that explain to a teen how they can be recruited and what to watch out for. I would recommend parents, friends, etc of teens and preteen read this book to learn about the issue and also for teens to read and see how they could be targeted.

    My next book I think will be Susannah’s Gold by Carol Preston, its an aussie historical book which I am looking forward to reading.

    Then I am not sure. Possibly another LIH or a historical. possibly in a state I have yet to read this year.


  3. Monday, March 5, 2012 3:37 am

    I’m not reading right now. Just finished a book that was meh and am supposed to be editing my own work. If I had to choose, it might be Volition by Shawn Kirsten Maravel as I’ve been curious about that one for a while.


  4. Monday, March 5, 2012 5:28 am

    I really enjoyed tailor-made bride, and Christy is my favorite book of all times. I just finished The Healers Apprentice and The Merchants Daughter – I loved both.


  5. Monday, March 5, 2012 5:32 am

    I am reading Love on the Range, Jessica Nelson’s debut book from Harlequin’s LI. It is good…sweet and fun!


  6. Anita Smith permalink
    Monday, March 5, 2012 6:43 am

    I’m reading Wings of Morning (Highland Hills Series by Kathleen Morgan), Ransome’s Crossing (by Kaye Dacus 🙂 on iPad/Kindle app!, and Code Blue on my nook. It is by Richard Mabry, I believe. Also enjoying daily readings from A Jane Austen Devotional by Steffany Woolsey. Finished The Guardian Duke by Jamie Carie in Feb…can’t believe she left us hanging!


    • Monday, March 5, 2012 10:41 am

      A Jane Austen Devotional by Steffany Woolsey? THIS I have to check out. 🙂


  7. booktalkandmore permalink
    Monday, March 5, 2012 8:30 am

    Just finished Siri Mitchell’s The Messenger yesterday and am currently reading The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden and The Luxe by Anna Godbersen.


    • Monday, March 5, 2012 1:50 pm

      “The Lady of Bolton Hill” is SO charming. Loved it. =)


  8. Dora permalink
    Monday, March 5, 2012 9:04 am

    I have just finished listening to Wanda Brunstetter’s Indiana Cousins series. I am currently reading about three books on my Nook Tablet–Robinson Crusoe, James Patterson’s Witches and Wizards Series (book 1), and 24 Hours that Changed the World by Adam Hamilton (Our Lenten Study). I read mostly classics. I think the last book I finished Jane Austen’s Persuasion. I had never read Austen before I got my ereader, so I didn’t know what wonderful stories she told. I have recently added her to my favorite author list.


  9. Monday, March 5, 2012 10:40 am

    What is the most recent book you’ve finished reading? The Apothecary’s Daughter, by Julie Klassen. This book’s been out for a while and so likely most have read it. Like!

    What are you currently reading? Mostly research, but the one novel I have nearly finished is Mesu Andrew’s new release, Love’s Sacred Song, about King Solomon and the Shulammite in Song of Songs. I hope to write a review of it soon. I’m also Listening to Last of the Mohicans, and The Confession, by Grisham. And a writing craft book the title of which escapes me. 20 Rules for Writers or something like that.

    What’s the next book on your To Be Read stack? More research! And probably The Loom, by Shella Gillus. But there are several novels calling me, so I will likely read first chapters of a few and see which one calls the loudest.


  10. Sarah Richmond permalink
    Monday, March 5, 2012 12:43 pm

    The Daring Adventures By Peter Reese Doyle.


  11. A foolish one permalink
    Monday, March 5, 2012 1:13 pm

    Just finished John Hart’s best seller books, THE IRON HORSE, THE KING OF LIARS, DOWN RIVER and THE LAST CHILD. Eagerly awaiting his next one.
    Haven’t started any new novels because I’m trying to wind up a Beth Moore study on the Fruit of the Spirit and get my garden in shape to plant in April. Between them both I don’t even have time to clean my house. You can tell which I prefer doing!


  12. Monday, March 5, 2012 1:31 pm

    LOL!! I’ve just finished The Art of Romance, Stand-in Groom and Love Remains. Honestly. Just check my Goodreads page.

    Art of Romance and Stand-in Groom in particular were excellent. Now I have to get Turnabout so I can re-read that (I had a NetGalley copy, but my old Kindle was then replaced under guarantee, and for some reason I can’t get it on the new one).

    Other than that… next up are a couple of non-fiction, a self-published historical and Lady Anne’s Quest by Susan Page Davis.


  13. Monday, March 5, 2012 1:52 pm

    I have WAY too many books on my TBR stack…

    I am currently reading series by Karen K. and Tracie P., both of which are good (although I like Tracie’s better). Because I am seeing it “everywhere,” I did start “The Hunger Games,” too.


  14. Abigail Richmond permalink
    Monday, March 5, 2012 2:15 pm

    “The Hearts Lonely Secret” by Janet Peart is what I am currently reading, don’t know what I will be reading next.


  15. Rachel Wilder permalink
    Monday, March 5, 2012 2:31 pm

    Currently reading Sweeter Than Birdsong by Rosslyn Elliott. Loving it!!

    Next up are the finalists for the Grace Awards category I’m judging.


  16. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 9:31 am

    I recently read an older collection by Pamela Griffin, Silver Mountain Brides. Enjoyed it much! I’m now reading Ruth Axtell Morren’s Hometown Cinderella on my Kindle. Next up – Highland Crossings.


  17. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 11:19 am

    Just finished Awakening Mercy, a re-release from Angela Benson. Originally pubbed in 2002, first ever Christian romance featuring African American characters that I read (or even know of).

    Now reading two books, When Rain Falls by Tyora Moody and Love’s Sacred Song by Mesu Andrews. The first is a murder mystery with a bit of romance and the latter is a fictional retelling of Solomon’s story.

    After that, it will be Always the Designer, Never the Bride by Sandie Bricker


    • Wednesday, March 7, 2012 12:32 am

      If you want good Christian romance from an African American author, check out Chesapeake Weddings by Cecelia Dowdy.


  18. Jennifer permalink
    Friday, March 9, 2012 7:09 am

    just finished ‘the rivers run dry’ by Sibella Giorella (sp?)-new author for me & I really enjoyed it lots! Now re-reading Summer in Fairacre by Miss Read. Will soon read The Maiden of Fairborne Hall by Julie Klaussen (since ya’ll seem to have loved it so much)& I like all her other stuff!


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