Hello and welcome to the fourth day of Five Fall Favorites, hosted by Rebekah Morris! (Be sure and visit her site for more fun content and links to more posts!)
For those who are new to FFF, this is a week-long fall celebration of books we love from different genres! Each day, each participant will have a different theme and one of them is a Book Room with a free story so make sure you check every post! My theme for the day is…
That’s right! I’m the book room today! I just realized yesterday that this past August was my 5 year Blogiversary! And to celebrate, late though it is, I am giving away TODAY ONLY my book, The Land of Cotton! (Sorry, offer closed now :( )There are no strings attached, but if you would like to drop a review on Goodreads, I would really appreciate it!
Today’s genre is books on Hope. I didn’t think I knew of any until I brainstormed with Katja! Thanks, Dear! So excited about today’s list!
1| Stop the Rain by Kassie Angle
This book is my number one favorite book. Before, I would have told you something else, but this book has forever taken it’s place, I think. Unless Kassie somehow tops herself XD This is a story about a soldier struggling with PTSD and survivor’s guilt. It’s heartbreaking and it doesn’t have that perfect ending. But there is hope. It doesn’t rain forever. And with God on your side, there is always hope… Recommended 16+
2| Through the Tunnel by Rebekah A. Morris
Anyone else a softie for a foster kid story? For found family stories? When those sweet babies finally discover what it’s like to be loved? This book is amazing and had me close to tears more than once. It shows the ups and downs of learning to love and learning to trust. It’s real and doesn’t just fix all the problems as they come up; it’s a battle, and it is worth fighting! The message of hope is well presented and ahh! Just go get this book already *hal0*
3| A Touch of Purple Paint by Hailey Rose
I think I’ve raved about this book more than once here on the blog, lol! I hope someday a hardcopy is produced cause I want it so bad! For now, kindle will have to suffice. This book shows how sometimes the trials seem to pile up on us and we don’t understand. But God always knows what He’s doing and while we may not understand, He gives us the Hope of knowing He is in control of it all. Beautiful story and worth the read!
Content to be aware of: Mentions of social media and a Disney show.
4| Freedom by Faith Potts
Can we just appreciate that all these books so far are indie? That just makes me so happy *halo* Anyway! This is another gem that I was honored to work with in the beta stages and oh! It was good then and it’s even better as a finished product! This story is another PTSD awareness story and oh! I just can’t find words to describe this book… Just go read it for a story of how a Marine finds Hope in his darkest moments…
Content: Suicide, mild violence remembered, a dance, pre-marriage hugging and forehead kissing, one scene where couple is alone in a questionable setting, but it’s handled well.
5| The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin
This book is so convicting. The message of hope for the broken and condemnation of hypocrisy is convicting. Set in WWII, this story follows a missionary wannabe and a crazy airman that end up hitting it off by the end of the book, lol! (This is for adults, not children, 21+, see list below.) Very powerful and convicting.
Content: War violence, but not too detailed for the audience, mentions of immorality (email me for more information).
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What are your favorite Hope reads?? Are you adding any of these to your TBR list? Share them below!
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