Book Review: Plain Proposal (Daughters of the Promise #5) by Beth Wiseman

Hello everyone,

Today’s review is on Plain Proposal by Beth Wiseman.


Plain Proposal is the fifth installment in Beth Wiseman’s Daughters of the Promise series, and while I enjoyed it, it seemed to be missing something that the other books had, but I still haven’t been able to figure out what that is exactly. Also, I want to give a shout out to my amazing fiance who found a copy of Plain Promise at a book store and bought it for me! Thank you for feeding my reading habit! 🙂
Plain Proposal follows Miriam Raber, who is in the middle of her running around years, but she is fairly certain that she will be baptized into the Amish community in the Fall. However, she has also taken notice of Saul Fisher and wants to get to know him better, but there are rumors in the community that he doesn’t plan on being baptized into it. But that doesn’t stop Miriam, she is determined to get to know him better and is even willing to leave behind everything she has ever known to build a new life with him. As their attraction for each other starts to grow, Miriam’s Englisher cousin, Shelby comes to spend the summer with her and her family. While Shelby is curious about the Amish life, she is also resentful towards her parents (who recently went through a divorce) and towards God. However, during her time with the Rabers she starts to learn what it means to have faith in God, and that He indeed will never leave her even if we don’t always understand His ways.
As I mentioned before, Plain Proposal was good, but there was something missing from it that the other books had, I think part of it is that while it mentions characters from past books, it also included details about these characters from the first two books in the companion series, Land of Canaan. While there is nothing wrong with this, I did find myself trying to figure out how much space had passed between this book and the previous book, and also having to realize that some of the details that seemed slightly out of place was due to not having read the other books that some of the minor characters appear in. And I am definitely planning on checking out that series soon!
Miriam was an interesting character to get to know and I liked watching her relationship with Saul blossom over the course of the novel. The author does a good job a of explaining why Saul wants to leave the community, but also explores one of the main reasons why he might not leave – his father is an alcoholic and he doesn’t want to leave his younger brothers under his father’s care until he knows that his alcoholism is under control. I liked Shelby and watching her grow as a character and come to love the Amish community that at first she thinks of as weird. It was also interesting to watch Miriam’s parents also come to terms that their daughter’s life might not turn out exactly as they want it to be. There were also several characters mentioned in this books from the previous books since Miriam is related to the other characters, however I was sad that there was no mention of Linda and Stephen, especially since they had gotten engaged at the end of the last book, it’s as if they just disappeared from the world of these characters.
Overall, Plain Proposal is a good read, especially for those who’ve already invested themselves into this series. However, it just wasn’t as good as some of the other books and I don’t know if its because the plot jumps significantly and the ending seems kind of rushed, but it is still enjoyable! 3.5/5 Stars.
Happy Reading,
Janelle L. C.

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Reading Experiment #2: Wonderland Creek Read-a-likes

Hello everyone,

Today I’m excited to tell you about another reading experiment that I am embarking on this year, along with a couple others! So Wonderland Creek is one of my favorite books, but  I’ll also admit that it’s been about six years since the last time I read it, so it is definitely time for a re-read. I also wanted to re-read it because it seems very similar to The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes (I haven’t read it yet, this is based on the synopsis) and I thought it would be interesting to read both of them to see the similarities. However, I also figured, why not try and read a bunch of read-a-likes to Wonderland Creek this year? So that’s what I’m going to do!


In order to get this list of read-a-likes (which includes The Giver of Stars), I used a database that was available through my local library called NoveList, which is a great resource if you are looking for read-a-likes. However, in order to use it, your local library needs to be subscribed to this database and you do have to have a library card. Also, I noticed that the lists seem to change for certain books every few days…it happened for this book as well as a few others that I checked out, so just a word of warning that if you look up the list that I compiled, there is the chance that it might be slightly different than what I have right now.

My plan is to read at least one or two of the books on this list – except for this month, where I am going to re-read Wonderland Creek and read The Giver of Stars because there is a waitlist for The Giver of Stars. I am planning on keeping a log as I read all of these books, and I will also probably have reviews up for all of them in the future.

Here are the books that I am planning on reading through out this reading experiment:


The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes


Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas


The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows


The Quilter’s Homecoming by Jennifer Chiaverini


The Patient One by Shelley Shepard Gray


The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg


The Homestead by Linda Byler


Rainwater by Sandra Brown


The Edge of Town by Dorothy Garlock


Happy Reading,

Janelle L. C.

With You Here by Sarah Monzon Promo Blast

Hello everyone,

Today I’m bringing you a Promo Blast for With You Here by Sarah Monzon!


Before I share my thought, here is a little bit more about the book.

About the Book

Holy Roman Empire, 1527
In the wake of Martin Luther’s religious reforms, Princess Christyne von Heidelbraum is compelled by her sense of duty to help ease the burden of her people. When she stumbles upon a dying man in the woods, she vows to aid him—even when she discovers the arrow shot in his leg was put there by a heretic hunter. With both her physical and spiritual well-being in danger, she must choose between conscience or adhering to the laws of the Empire.

Present Day
Doubting her calling to become a hospital chaplain, Amber Carrington takes time off from her theology studies to volunteer with refugees in Germany. Working with children, making a difference, reconnecting with the conviction that once drove her—these were her expectations. An instant attraction to a professional soccer player wasn’t a part of the plan…and she can’t let him distract her from her purpose.
As a new Christian, Seth Marshall is determined to put his popularity as a world-renowned footballer to good use. Unfortunately, old habits and public opinions are hard to overcome. When he falls hard and fast for Amber Carrington, his former life—and her no-dating policy—may block his perfect shot for the woman he loves.

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My Thoughts 

When I started reading With You Here I didn’t realize it was the last book in a series – the Carrington Family series – however, it can be read as a stand-alone because each book follows a different sibling of the Carrington family. Even though there are mentions of events that happened in the previous books, they are not necessary to have read before reading this installment in the series.

As seen in the description above, With You Here  follows a dual timeline, the first being set in 1527 during the Reformation in Germany. I liked following Christyne as she learns more about the Gospel through Lorenz, and what the reformers taught and how they were persecuted by not just the Roman Catholic Church, but even by some of the leaders with in the Reformation movement. I am definitely interested in learning more about this time period.

The story set in the present day was alright, although there a couple of times I did roll my eyes at the romance, especially when Amber seems to be drooling over Seth’s muscles, I don’t know it just something I disliked and it seemed to make Amber a little bit hypocritical. However, I did like how she was someone who struggled with being an effective servant for the Lord because she doesn’t have a testimony where she was saved from an awful situation, e.g. drugs, etc. I can relate to this because like Amber, I grew up in a Christian home and was saved sometime during my growing up years. However, like Amber learns in the novel, I know that the Lord can still use me in the way he so chooses.

I also liked getting to know Seth and how he strives to live  a life that is pleasing to the Lord, even if it is contrary to the kind of life that his job seems to require from him – a famous soccer player. However, there were also a couple of times I did find him to be a little bit too pushy with Amber.

One other thing that I appreciated learning a little more about while reading With You Here was about some of the things that the Syrian refugees have experienced. I think no matter what your view on immigration is, it can be agreed upon that what people from countries like Syria experience is awful, and most of us here in the U.S. are extremely blessed.

Overall, I liked With You Here,  but there were also a few things that bugged me throughout the book, however, I am definitely interested in reading the other books in this series in the near future. 3/5 Stars.

About the Author


A Carol award finalist and Selah award winner, Sarah Monzon is a stay-at-home mom who makes up imaginary friends to have adult conversations with (otherwise known as writing novels). As a navy chaplain’s wife, she resides wherever the military happens to station her family and enjoys exploring the beauty of the world around her.


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Reading Experiment #1: My Fiance Chooses My TBR

Hello everyone,

So today I am going to be starting a series of different reading experiments that will probably take place over the rest of the year. My first reading experiment is to read 6 books that my fiance picked for me (by the time I plan on finishing this experiment, he’ll be my husband 🙂 ). My plan is to read at least one of these books a month, and then I’ll also keep a reading log about how I feel while reading them, after reading them, etc. And then when I finish reading the last book on this list I will post my reading log so you all be able to follow me as I read these books.

Here are the books that my fiance chose for me:

  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster


  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy


  • Waiting for God by Simone Weil


  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac


  • The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce by Judith S. Wallerstein, Julia M. Lewis and Sandra Blakeslee


  • The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides


I’m planning on starting with The Phantom Tollbooth and then beyond that I don’t know which one I’ll move onto next, but I am excited to get to each of these books in the next few months.

Happy Reading,

Janelle L. C.

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Freedom in the Mountain Wind



About the Book


Book: Freedom in the Mountain Wind

Author: Misty M. Beller

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release Date: January 14, 2020

The last epic journey before her life changes forever.

Susanna Wilkins will do anything to make her father’s final dream come true, including trek along the path Lewis and Clark explored into the untamed wilds of the Rocky Mountains. Every mile is more crucial now that lung cancer is stealing Pa’s last days faster than she can come to terms with losing him. The journey becomes harder than she ever expected, but paddling upriver through fierce rapids and fighting hungry grizzlies isn’t what terrifies her the most.

Beaver Tail endured more than he can stand from the women in his Blackfoot camp, but the last disaster gave him the final shove he needed to join this band of brothers searching for one of their group who’s gone missing. The last thing he expected was to find a white woman and her sick father stranded at the base of massive waterfall. His plan is to help them carry their oversize canoe and supplies, then leave them to their strange mission. Yet, the more he learns about the pair, the more he realizes his life is about to be derailed—again.

From a USA Today bestselling author comes another epic journey through breathless landscapes and adventure so intense, lives will never be the same.

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My Thoughts

When I picked this up, I’ll be honest that I barely knew anything about it, which is probably a good thing. I was in for a surprise, and a treat. But before I get into everything that I enjoyed about this book, let me first mention the couple of things that I didn’t like. 

Firstly, I felt like the romance seemed to happen too quickly, and it seemed to be based mostly on infatuation, i.e. Beaver Tail’s strong arm muscles and muscular frame. Second, although this book is categorized as Christian fiction, I felt like the only references to God were when it seemed to be the source of conflict as to why the main couple couldn’t be together – because they would be “unequally yoked”. Not that I disagreed with that, but it just seemed convenient, but I’ll admit that I could be wrong, especially since I was partially jetlagged when read it. 

Okay, now onto everything I enjoyed about the book. The plot was interesting, I liked the idea of a father and daughter going on a journey together before it’s too late. Especially since their adventure is following the journey of Lewis and Clark. There are also elements of the story that were sad and even made me cry a couple times. 

I loved getting to know the characters. Sussanna was lovely, although she was a little bit of a flat character. Beaver Tail was alright, but I didn’t like that we never really find out why he is wary of women at first. It’s mentioned briefly, but that doesn’t really fully explain everything that happened in his past. All the other characters introduced were good, but they were also flat in some ways. 

Overall, I did enjoy Freedom in the Mountain Wind, it was fast-paced and held my interest throughout the novel. However, while the plot was interesting, the characters were and we don’t get to know much else about them besides what we’re given at face-value. 3/5 Stars. 

I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher and Celebrate Lit in exchange for my honest opinion. 

About the Author


Misty M. Beller is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love.

She was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her Southern roots run deep. Growing up, her family was close, and they continue to keep that priority today. Her husband and children now add another dimension to her life, keeping her both grounded and crazy.

God has placed a desire in Misty’s heart to combine her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life, writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.

More from Misty

When God Directs a Google Search…

I’m a history lover, but you may have guessed that since I write historical romance stories. 😊 Most of my books are set in the Rocky Mountains during the mid-1800s, but as I began brainstorming ideas for this new series, my heart became drawn earlier to the earlier part of the century—a time period with which I wasn’t quite as familiar with the history.

I love when God orchestrates even the most mundane part of our lives, including Google searches! During one particular search (I can’t even remember what I was originally looking for), I stumbled across part of a journal entry from the Lewis and Clark expedition, which trekked across Montana during the time period I was looking into. I’d forgotten that expedition had even entered the territory that would later become Montana, but now I was fascinated.

After finding an audiobook of the abridged journals of Lewis and Clark, I happily listened to almost 19 hours of fascinating stories from the Corp of Exploration’s journey up the Missouri River and across the mountains to the Pacific Ocean, then back mostly the over the same path they’d come. The stories the men told were so amazing, and the detail of their trials so absorbing, I’ve actually re-listened to the audiobook twice! Many of the true tales wouldn’t be believable in fiction, but as I listened, my mind formed the premise for Freedom in the Mountain Wind: a father/daughter duo who sets out almost two decades after Lewis and Clark’s journey, determined to retrace the steps of that famous expedition.

I hope you enjoy this story as much as I loved writing it! And whether you’re a history lover or not, I pray that you too will be touched by this “epic journey through breathless landscapes and adventure so intense, lives will never be the same.”

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SPLASHES of Joy, January 17

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 17

Emily Yager, January 18

Deanne’s Book Thoughts, January 18

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, January 18

A Baker’s Perspective, January 19

Adventures of a Travelers Wife, January 19

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 20

Jeanette’s Thoughts, January 20

Mary Hake, January 20

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, January 21

Wishful Endings, January 21

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Pause for Tales, January 22

Bigreadersite, January 22

D’S QUILTS & BOOKS, January 22

Through the Fire Blogs, January 23

Betti Mace, January 23

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, January 23

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For the Love of Literature, January 24

Locks, Hooks and Books, January 25

Rebecca Tews, January 25

For Him and My Family, January 25

She Lives to Read, January 26

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 26

Inklings and notions, January 26

Blessed & Bookish, January 27

janicesbookreviews, January 27

deb’s Book Review, January 27

Texas Book-aholic, January 28

Hook Me In A Book, January 28



To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon Gift Card!!

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Blog Tour and Giveaway: Thief of Lanwyn Manor by Sarah E. Ladd


About the Book

44441973Book: The Thief of Lanwyn Manor

Author: Sarah E. Ladd

Genre: Regency Romance

Release Date: January 7, 2020

In this sweet Regency romance, Julia knows Matthew Blake, copper mine owner and very eligible bachelor, is the gentleman she should set her eyes upon. But why can’t she steal her gaze away from his younger brother, Isaac?

Cornwall, England 1818—Julia Twethewey needs a diversion to mend her broken heart, so when her cousin invites her to Lanwyn Manor, Julia eagerly accepts. Lanwyn Manor is at the heart of Cornwall’s mining industry, and as a guest Julia is swept into its intricate world. It’s not long, though, before she realizes something dark lurks in the home’s ancient halls.

As a respected mine owner’s younger son, Isaac Blake is determined to keep his late father’s legacy alive through the family business, despite his brother’s careless attitude. In order to save their livelihood—and the livelihood of those around them—the brothers approach the master of Lanwyn Manor with plans to bolster the floundering local industry. Isaac can’t deny his attraction to the man’s charming niece, but his brother has made his intentions to court the lovely guest clear. And Isaac knows his place.

When tragedy strikes, mysteries arise, and items go missing, Julia and Isaac find they are pulled together in a swirl of strange circumstances, but despite their own best efforts to bow to social expectations, their hearts aren’t so keen to surrender.

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My Thoughts

I’ll be honest, I didn’t know what to expect when I read this book. The last time I had attempted to read a historical romance novel I ended up putting it aside. I expected to slog through The Thief of Lanwyn Manor, but I was pleasantly surprised. 

The Thief of Lanwyn Manor starts off with a bang, right in the beginning we’re thrown into the action – and I loved it and I was fully invested in the story. The pacing of events seemed to be pretty good until about the middle when it dragged, but it quickly picked up again. My only complaint is that it took a while to get the “thief” part of this book. 

I really enjoyed the plot, it was pretty intriguing, but about half-way through the book I kind of predicted the big reveal that comes at the end, which honestly felt a bit rushed. 

I enjoyed getting to know the characters in this novel. Julia was a great leading lady, and although I know that the previous book in the series isn’t abut her, I am intrigued to see her as one of the side characters in The Governess of Penwythe Hall and see her character development since then. 

Isaac was a great male lead, but there were times he aggravated me, especially towards the end of the novel. I get that this is also set in a different era where societal expectations and norms were different, but I was still bugged and I don’t know inf I can pinpoint an exact moment without sharing a spoiler. 

I also found Julia’s aunt and uncle – Mr. and Mrs. Lambourne – extremely irritating, especially with her aunt’s disregard for Isaac and her uncle’s disregard for the mine that he owns. I will say that the villains in this novel – I don’t want to reveal who they are, because it is a spoiler – but they were developed really well and I liked how their dastardliness was slowly revealed until they were fully exposed to the other characters. I also liked Margaret Benson and how she also contributed to the story, albeit in a small way. 

Overall, I really enjoyed The Thief of Lanwyn Manor, I think the story was pretty great despite the couple of things I didn’t like. This was the first book I’ve read by Sarah E. Ladd, and I think I will be reading a lot more of her books in the future. I am giving this a 3.5/5 Stars. 

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher and Celebrating Lit in exchange for an honest review. 

About the AuthorLanwyn2

Sarah E. Ladd received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical romance for The Heiress of Winterwood. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has more than ten years of marketing experience. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing family and spunky golden retriever. Visit her online at; Facebook: SarahLaddAuthor; Twitter: @SarahLaddAuthor.

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Bigreadersite, January 15

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Through the Fire Blogs, January 16

Pause for Tales, January 16

Wishful Endings, January 16

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Betti Mace, January 17

KarenSueHadley, January 17

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, January 17

Robin’s Nest, January 18

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 18

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 18

The Christian Fiction Girl, January 19

Remembrancy, January 19

Books, Life, and Christ, January 19

Christian Chick’s Thoughts, January 20

My Devotional Thoughts, January 20

Hallie Reads, January 20

Blogging With Carol, January 20

Kat’s Corner Books, January 21

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Danielle Lozada, January 21

She Lives to Read, January 22

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, January 22

Jeanette’s Thoughts, January 22

By The Book, January 23

Blossoms and Blessings, January 23

SPLASHES of Joy, January 23

My Precious Bits and Musings, January 24

Mary Hake, January 24

Back Porch Reads, January 24

Daysong Reflections, January 24

Tell Tale Book Reviews, January 25

Mamma Loves Books, January 25

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, January 25

Hookmeinabook, January 26

Stephanie’s Life of Determination, January 26

Simple Harvest Reads, January 26 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

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Book Review: Plain Paradise (Daughters of the Promise #4) by Beth Wiseman

Hello everyone,

Today’s review is on Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman.


After taking a short break from The Daughters of the Promise series to read some other books that were screaming at me to finally read them, I jumped back into this series and ended up reading the last three books one after the other, starting with Plain Paradise. Plain Paradise was another great installment in this series, and the more of Beth Wiseman’s works I read, the more she becomes one of my new favorite authors!
Plain Paradise follows seventeen-year-old Linda Raber, who is a typical young Amish woman who is in the middle of her running around period, and is also dating the bishop’s grandson. However, life as she knows it is turned upside down when she finds out she is adopted and that her birth mother longs to have a relationship with her daughter. This not only has an impact on Linda’s life, but on the lives her family that raised her and love her as if she was their own flesh and blood. Throughout the book, Linda reconnects with her birth mother, Josephine, while Josephine also struggles with the fact that she only has a few months to live and her faith. Meanwhile, there are many things that Linda experiences that she had not experienced before.
Even though there is a sweet romance in this book, it is definitely not the main focus of this book, unlike the other installments in the series. Rather, the main focus is on Linda learning more about her birth mother, and Josephine in turn learning more about having faith in the Lord even during hard times. It focuses on how a family deals with an adopted child being reconnected with her birth mother, and the implications that that can bring, especially since to them Linda is their daughter in every way but blood. There are some other subjects that are covered in this book that I thought was really well done, such as death, impending death, and even sex.
One scene that I really liked in this book was one in which Josie and Linda go to a movie, which turns out to be very steamy (Linda picked it out), and leads to a discussion about sex. It is a pretty clean discussion, but through Linda there are questions asked that I’m sure several young woman have before they get married and have sex for the first time. I thought it was very brave of the author to include this conversation, and also very important because often times in books it isn’t discussed or it is done so in a rushed and not very helpful way. I personally appreciated that this was discussed (not in detail) and in some ways I feel like more Christian authors should be willing to discuss a topic such as sex in their works. Beth Wiseman definitely shows how this can be done in a tasteful way.
Unfortunately for readers of this series, there was a beloved character that we finally have to say goodbye too, dear old Jonas, who had been fighting cancer for years. However, he was a lively character in the first three books that many readers grow to love, but unfortunately the cancer finally catches up to him and he loses the fight. Even though it was sad to see him die, it was also beautiful to see what an impact he had had on the Amish community, especially Linda.
Overall, this was a great book, I loved getting to know all the characters and appreciated the topics that the author tackles in this book. It should also be noted that this serves as an introduction Beth Wiseman’s Land of Canaan series, which also looks like a great series and I am looking forward to checking it out soon! 4/5 Stars.
Happy Reading,
Janelle L. C.

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What I Read in 2019

Hello everyone, 

Well, here we are, 2019 is over and 2020 has begun. Not only is it the start of a new year, but also a new decade! Last year was pretty great year, both reading wise and with some events that took place in my personal life, and I think 2020 is going to be a great one too – there are a lot of changes on the horizon, but all good things. Maybe in a few weeks I’ll do a life update post, I’m still undecided on whether or not to do that. 

Today I’m going to share with you all the books I read in 2019! If you are interested in seeing some of my stats for my reading year, here is My Year in Books on Goodreads.

I decided to split all the books I read this year by month, kind of just to get an idea of how I did each month, and also to see what kinds of books I gravitated towards in those months. Without further ado, here are the books I read in 2019: 


  1. Lumberjanes: Beyond Bay Leaf Special by Faith Erin Hicks28167546
  2. Lumberjanes Issue #25 by Shannon Watters29963399
  3. Lumberjanes Issue #26 by Shannon Watters30226953
  4. Lumberjanes Issue #27 by Shannon Watters 30624702
  5. Lumberjanes Issues #28 by Shannon Watters31176663
  6. Lumberjanes Issues #29 by Shannon Watters 31522252
  7. Sincerely, Harriet by Sarah Winifred Searle      40753069
  8. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart42118827
  9. Lumberjanes Issue #30 by Shannon Watters 32294095
  10. Women and God by Kathleen Nielson36273240._sy475_
  11. Lumberjanes Issue #31 by Shannon Watters32792269._sy475_
  12. Lumberjanes Issue #32 by Shannon Watters32978868._sy475_
  13. Lumberjanes Issue #33 by Shannon Watters32978867._sy475_
  14. Lumberjanes Issue #34 by Shannon Watters33983165._sy475_
  15. Lumberjanes Issue #35 by Shannon Watters34311307._sy475_
  16. Lumberjanes Issue #36 by Shannon Watters34659881._sy475_
  17. Lumberjanes Issue #37 by Shannon Watters34962205._sy475_
  18. Lumberjanes Issue #38 by Shannon Watters34962206._sy475_
  19. Lumberjanes Issue #39 by Shannon Watters35235560._sy475_
  20. Lumberjanes Issue #40 by Shannon Watters35516199._sy475_
  21. Lumberjanes Issue #41 by Shannon Watters35626376._sy475_
  22. Lumberjanes Issue #42 by Shannon Watters36095608._sy475_
  23. Lumberjanes Issue #43 by Shannon Watters36426774._sy475_
  24. Lumberjanes Issue #44 by Shannon Watters36625746._sy475_
  25. Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass by Lilah Sturges39912382._sy475_
  26. Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole16127238
  27. Clueless: Senior Year by Amber Benson34623127._sx318_
  28. Lumberjanes Issue #45 by Shannon Watters37748112._sy475_
  29. Lumberjanes Issue #46 by Shannon Watters38111054._sy475_
  30. Lumberjanes Issue #47 by Shannon Watters38111057._sy475_
  31. Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee34966859
  32. The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan 30269104
  33. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid32620332._sy475_
  34. One Piece, Volume 13: It’s All Right! by Eiichiro Oda364949


  1. The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers 35605477
  2. One Piece, Volume 14: Instinct by Eiichiro Oda364953
  3. Giant Days Volume 1 by John Allison25785993
  4. Giant Days Volume 2 by John Allison25814105
  5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl6310
  6. One Piece, Volume 15: Straight Ahead! by Eiichiro Oda364961
  7. Meet Me At the Museum by Anne Youngson – Did Not Finish 36237290
  8. Giant Days Volume 3 by John Allison29989615
  9. Giant Days Volume 4 by John Allison30312557._sy475_
  10. Giant Days Volume 5 by John Allison32333007._sy475_
  11. Gods and Kings by Lynn Austin359994
  12. Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan39189837


  1. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See25150798
  2. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers152380
  3. Love in a Broken Vessel by Mesu Andrews13550926


  1. Once Upon Eliza by Erynn Mangum30739028._sy475_
  2. Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss6836622
  3. Happily Ever Ashten by Erynn Mangum33807834._sy475_
  4. The Sacred Search by Gary Thomas14981152._sy475_
  5. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White 24178


  1. My Ideal Boyfriend is a Croissant by Laura Dockrill42934379._sy475_
  2. Love and Other Mistakes by Jessica Kate42802262._sy475_
  3. El Deafo by Cece Bell20701984
  4. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo33294200._sy475_
  5. My Antonia by Willa Cather5388899
  6. Moo by Sharon Creech28217808


  1. Sandy Toes by Robin Jones Gunn – Did Not Finish31863481._sy475_
  2. Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks34389773._sy475_
  3. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata36739755._sx318_
  4. Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne35259727
  5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern9361589


  1. The Perks of Being a Wall Flower by Stephen Chbosky – Did Not Finish22628
  2. One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp8592946
  3. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman23878688._sy475_
  4. Who I Am With You by Robin Lee Hatcher38915884
  5. The English Son by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter25784963
  6. Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas22574077
  7. The Stubborn Father by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter25986549
  8. The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis22504484
  9. The Walk by Richard Paul Evans7187395._sy475_
  10. The Betrayed Fiancee by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter25986550


  1. Love Without End by Robin Lee Hatcher21556054
  2. The Missing Will by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brusntetter25986551
  3. The Divided Family by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter25986548
  4. A Wedding Song in Lexington, Kentucky by Jennifer Collins Johnson12394501
  5. The Selfless Act by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter25986552
  6. Cherish by Gary Thomas29491894
  7. Cross My Heart by Robin Lee Hatcher42772057._sy475_
  8. Maid to Love by Jennifer Collins Johnson17221465
  9. Miles to Go by Richard Paul Evans8720415._sy475_
  10. Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman 4114427
  11. The Road to Grace by Richard Paul Evans12275907
  12. A Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans15802930
  13. Fierce Marriage by Ryan and Selena Frederick35138434
  14. Walking on Water by Richard Paul Evans18144105
  15. Plain Pursuit by Beth Wiseman6069124._sy475_
  16. As You Wish by Cary Elwes 21412202
  17. The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis 30259033
  18. The Accidental Bride by Denise Hunter 11942627
  19. The Discovery Saga Collection by Wanda E. Brunstetter 23534644._sy475_
  20. William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future by Ian Doescher 43256364._sy475_
  21. Made with Love by Tricia Goyer by Sherry Gore 23883140._sy475_


  1. Plain Promise by Beth Wiseman 6570737._sy475_
  2. A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans17201737
  3. A Promise Kept by Robin Lee Hatcher 18126901
  4. The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg 33406778._sx318_
  5. Matilda by Roald Dahl 109059._sy475_
  6. Surrender Bay by Denise Hunter 1670616._sy475_
  7. Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury 7903236._sy475_
  8. An Amish Home by Various Authors 30649385
  9. Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman 6600231
  10. Plain Proposal by Beth Wiseman8702424._sy475_
  11. Plain Peace by Beth Wiseman17657642
  12. The Preacher’s Daughter by Beverly Lewis 102960


  1. The Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter 2288045
  2. The Englisher by Beverly Lewis 346028
  3. A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber 43581897
  4. Seaside Letters by Denise Hunter 32064656
  5. The Brethren by Beverly Lewis60812
  6. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo37190
  7. Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock 38915854._sx318_
  8. Petticoat Ranch by Mary Connealy100999
  9. The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller11389341
  10. Brides of Ohio by Jennifer A. Davids20448044


  1. Leaving by Karen Kingsbury 8139321._sy475_
  2. The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Niell 42369064
  3. An Amish Year by Beth Wiseman26449130
  4. Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson29429875
  5. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones16204601._sx318_
  6. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks 40864790
  7. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia36510722
  8. Learning by Karen Kingsbury9803046
  9.  The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton36337550


  1. Longing by Karen Kingsbury
  2. Loving by Karen Kingsbury
  3. Back Home Again by Melody Carlson
  4. Coming Home by Karen Kingsbury
  5. Smile by Raina Telgemeier
  6. Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle
  7. A Baxter Family Christmas by Karen Kingsbury – DNF’d
  8. Space Boy Volume 1 by Stephen McCranie
  9. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  10. Space Boy Volume 2 by Stephen McCranie38811628
  11. Space Boy Volume 3 by Stephen McCranie40628884
  12. Space Boy Volume 4 by Stephen McCranie42667463
  13. Driftwood Lane by Denise Hunter7140409
  14. Space Boy Volume 5 by Stephen McCranie44059084
  15. Space Boy Volume 6 by Stephen McCranie46687826
  16. Sisters by RainaTelgemeier 18225810
  17. Guts by Raina Telgemeier 42190572._sx318_
  18. The Babysitters Club: Kristy’s Great Idea by Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier24477015._sx318_
  19. Star Wars: Aftermath Chuck Wendig25131600
  20. White Bird by R. J. Palacio42898923._sx318_
  21.  Lumberjanes Volume 8: Stone Cold by Shannon Watters35606631
  22. Blessing Bentley by Chautona Havig 45436380._sy475_
  23. The Thief of Lanwyn Manor by Sarah E. Ladd44441973


Happy Reading, 

Janelle L. C. 

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