Roadside Assistance by Amy Clipston -- a girl tries to find her faith after losing her mother to cancer
Secrets Over Sweet Tea by Denise Hildreth Jones -- this book is based around a community and church family - eh, my mom read it and passed it along
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees -- So this author enjoyed reading about LMA, and wondered if there was a romance in her life so she uses a summer the Alcotts went to Walpole, New Hampshire and creates a story about Louisa's "lost summer" of meeting some guy that she adores, but also her attempts at getting published. I liked this more than I thought I would! And I got it at an area book exchange.
The Bible and the Land by Gary M. Burge - I enjoy these colorful books, and I requested this one on my Amazon Wishlist. The author talked about the wilderness, water, bread, names and such things mentioned in the Bible from that culture.
Rainwater by Sandra Brown -- I found this at one of those book exchanges. I realized right away that I'd read it before, but decided to read it again. It was an easy read - just an ol' fiction book
Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall -- a friend sent this to me for my birthday. Interesting read. "My story of growing up in a polygamous sect, becoming a teenage bride, and breaking free of Warren Jeffs" -- I won't even bother mentioning yet again how much I detest men who "speak for God" and ruin so many lives
December 1941: 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World by Craig Shirley -- this is quite a big book that I bought on a whim at Barnes & Noble a few months ago. I remember it was in the bargain books, and I thought the subject was interesting. Curious what the US was like just before, during and after the bombing of Pearl Harbor? This book shares interesting tidbits not just about what was happening militarily, but also cultural news such as:
The power of movies in 1941... "One of the biggest stars of the era, [Clark] Gable, took off his shirt in the movie 'It Happened One Night' to reveal his bare and masculine chest. Unlike most men in America, he did not wear a T-shirt and as a result T-shirt sales dropped 40 to 50 percent in one year." (pg. 32)
Of course I got to wondering later if perhaps the war and maybe a shortage of cotton or people using clothes more contributed to this drop. This book was so-so. Not terrible, but not the best either.Accidental Pharisees by Larry Osborne -- "Avoiding pride, exclusivity, and the other dangers of overzealous faith." -- I had this one on my Amazon wishlist and got it for my birthday. I think a friend recommended it to me.