Here are some books that I recently got: two of them were sent to me by Bethany House Publisher's for review, one I bought Barnes and Novel, and the rest are thrift store finds.
I love finding books at thrift stores - often I find ones I've been eyeing at book stores for a full price, but get it there for 99 cents instead. I usually shop at Goodwill. You can't beat that!! 90 percent of books there are in mint condition - so they are truly treasures.
And I turn to Barnes and Noble when I absolutely need something - and they never fail, with their quick and free shipping.
1. Reflections on the Psalms by C.S. Lewis
(Barnes and noble buy)
A repackaged edition of the revered author’s moving theological work in which he considers the most poetic portions from Scripture and what they tell us about God, the Bible, and faith.
I recently read C.S.Lewis short autobiography and it re-sparked my interest for his books. Especially his theology books, as I really enjoyed The Screwtape Letters, and really am curious to see what this book brings to me.
2. The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun (The Happiness Project #1) by Gretchen Rubin
(thrift store find)
2018 is a year of reading new things -more non fiction included, so I was very happy to pick this up. I've never heard of this before, but I feel like this would be like reading somebody's diary while they are trying to better themselves.
Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.
3. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
(thrift store find)
During a summer party at the family farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house and is happily dreaming of the future. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and watches as her mother speaks to him. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime. A crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy—her vivacious, loving, nearly perfect mother.
I've been eyeing this one for a while - so of course seeing it a Goodwill I just had to pick it up.
4. The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad #6) by Tana French
(thrift store find)
In The Trespasser being on the Murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she's there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point.
I know this ill ike the 6th book in the series, but hey, maybe one day I will get there, right?
5. A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green
(Bethany house publishers)
A book I received from Bethany House Publishers for review. It was published only a while ago, in the beginning of February 2018, and it has very high ratings on Goodreads so far, so I am actually very intrigued.
Vivienne Rivard fled revolutionary France and seeks a new life for herself and a boy in her care, who some say is the Dauphin. But America is far from safe, as militiaman Liam Delaney knows. He proudly served in the American Revolution but is less sure of his role in the Whiskey Rebellion. Drawn together, will Liam and Vivienne find the peace they long for?
6. Deadly Proof (Atlanta Justice #1) by Rachel Dylan
(Bethany House Publishers)
Another book I received from Bethany House Publishers for review.
In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits.
Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. Trying to forget the past, he is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower's allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit. He also soon finds himself falling for this passionate and earnest young lawyer.
Freelance BETA reader.