Hello and welcome to the third 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…
There’s just something about bushels of apples and Indian corn that screams fall to me. It makes me think of thanksgiving and walks in the woods or our tilled under garden space back home. It also really makes me want to visit Lancaster, Penn. For whatever reason.
As we munch on our favorite apple goodies and mugs of yummy chili beans, let’s discuss some awesome go-to favorite books of mine!
1| O To Be Like Thee by Kassie Angle
I read this book for the first time in 2019. It is one of my all-time favorite books and I will be surprised if that ever changes. I love the Army and when I just need me a good dose of military, this is the book I grab. It makes me laugh, it makes me ugly cry and reminds me of just how expensive freedom is, not just in the loss of a life, but in the pain those left behind have to live with for the rest of their lives. If you have a problem with the military, do yourself a favor and don’t tell me *halo* It’s one of the few things that I will “fight” people on.
(Others are that Jesus is the Only Way to Heaven, the sanctity of life, America’s Godly Heritage, and that the War Between the States was NOT over slavery. I always try to disagree with kindness, but these topics do tend to prove a struggle for me. 😊)
2| Dawn of a Life by Rachel McBride (now Davis!)
I love me a good western/homesteader story and this book scratches that itch for me every time! I’m also a huge fan of details when it comes to characters and their families and backstories. So yeah, this is a favorite! Follow the Goodton and Sampson families as they marry, have children, raise them in rural Indiana and face the joys and sorrows of life together. This book spans about 20 years and it will always be a book that I remember with fondness!
3| The Accidental Cases of Emily Abbott by Perry E. Kirkpatrick
Sometimes you need a little adventure and comedy in your life! Ever since I first got these books, I’ve read them twice a year! When I was sick with the virus that shall not be named + a double ear infection, I binged the first six books in three days! If you love coffee, sibling-like banter, mystery and spies with villains that keep you on your toes, you need some Emily and Brent in your life!
4| Iron Scouts of the Confederacy by Lee McGiffin
This is the first year in a long time that I haven’t read this book… and sadly I think this one book I left back home… Might need to fix that! This book reads like a novel but is the true story of the Fane brothers and their service first as Mosby’s Rangers and then Iron Scouts! This book is full of history on the War Between the States and for once doesn’t muddle the story with inaccurate opinions! *halo* Highly recommend!
5| Manhunt: the 12-Day Hunt for Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson
I admit it. I have a slight fascination with the Lincoln assassination. I apologize, lol! I’m by no means happy that Lincoln was killed. As some have said, there are other’s who’s death would have saddened me more, but murder is never right. Lincoln had much to answer to God for that I won’t get into here, but vengeance is God’s and He will repay it in His time.
That being said, this book is fascinating (Note! This is not a children’s book. 18+)! There are so many people and events involved in the assassination and subsequent chase, it’s simply mind blowing! And there are so many unanswered questions surrounding evidence that leads one to wonder if there wasn’t even more going on in the background… Looking at you, Edwin Stanton. Rather interesting that it was only his political opponents that were targeted and not him, which if the stories about Booth’s motive are true, it would have made more sense for Stanton to be on the hit list. But that’s just my theory, haha!
I could go on and on about this book, so I’ll stop there. If you would be interested in future posts about some Assassination facts or my personal theory behind some of the unanswered questions, drop me a note in the comments!
Don’t forget to stop by the Literary Lodge for more Fall Favorites Fun!
What are your Go-To reads?? Are you adding any of these to your TBR list? Share them below!
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