I’m Back!

It’s been way too long, but I’m back! I hope you had a great holiday. The 14th Annual Children and Young Adult Literature Reading Challenge runs from January 1st – March 1st, so I’ll be posting about that a lot. My reading goal this year is 15,000 pages. We’ll see how I do! In the meantime here is a quick overview of the books I read last Wednesday when I was sick.

Afterlife by Merrie Destefano – Urban Fantasy. I don’t read much urban fantasy, but I liked this one. It’s not obviously christian and it’s definitely grittier than most inspirational readers will be used to. A great recommend for fans of Dekker and other edgier authors. It reminded me of The Last Christian by David Gregory.
~Thanks to Fresh Start and their microchip implants, you can now live forever! (Well not exactly, but nine lifetimes is pretty close right?)

Lonestar Angel is also romantic suspense. Another great read from Colleen Coble even if I did peg the villian almost immediately. I definitely prefer her suspense to her historicals.



The Spoils of Eden by Linda Lee Chaikin I love Chikin’s unique historical settings and her writing just keeps getting better. Occasionally a bit heavy-handed, she does an excellant job of linking spiritual truths to an interesting exploration of the social and medical treatment of leprosy in Hawaii in the late 1800’s. She makes me stop and think which is rare and enjoyable.

Lie for Me by Karen Young More romantic suspense. This was the first time I’ve read this author, but it won’t be the last!
~How far would you go to protect a loved one you believed was innocent? And how long would you believe they were innocent in the face of mounting evidence to the contrary? Young explores these questions skillfully.

Deadly Ties by Vicki Hinze – FANTASTIC romantic suspense. (For all you Dee Henderson fans)

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