Hello and welcome to the second 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 weeklong 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…
I love a good bonfire with a hot mug of Apple Cider and a warm brownie (I’m not big on s’mores 😉)! I love singing songs and talking about upcoming plans with friends and family. Who’s getting married and when the next baby in the family is due… precious memories! I actually remember a time we met with other young people and discussed classics we thought were over or underrated! It was fun to see literary factions form and reform as different works were brought up!
All that being said, let’s get by the fire, grab a mug of cider and talk about some family favorites to add to your TBR list today!
1| The Moody Family Series by Sarah Maxwell
This series is a huge hit with my family! There are 10 books and two Christmas novellas all about a sweet homeschool family and their daily lives! As a conservative, homeschooling family, it was an encouragement to us to know there were other people with similar standards and convictions as us and reminded us of why we do what we do: not to get attention from or to look down on others with different standards, but to please God above all else! Highly recommended to the entire family!
2| The Sugar Creek Gang by Paul Hutchins
Having grown up on the radio programs that shared these stories, I was thrilled to gift my sister with a complete, matching edition set for Christmas! She has read them to all of us over the years and we have all enjoyed them so much! She even changes her voices for each character, so it's the best “audio book” ever! If you like wholesome stories about boys growing up and growing in their walk with God, these books will not disappoint! It’s like the Christian version of the Hardy boys!
3| The Ester Reid Series by Isabella Alden
My heart…these books hold such a dear spot in our family’s life. My mom raised us on books and read to us often and this series has been read to us at least three times. It is so deep and captivating, convicting and yes, entertaining as well. Are you saved, but miserable in your Christian life? Are you asleep to your reasonable service? Have you strayed from the teaching of the Word of God? Please, pick these books up and give them a read. They are worth the time.
4| The Courtship Series by Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Castleberry
These books are some of my personal favorites! They explain relationships in a way that romance novels will never be able to grasp. What does a Christ-Honoring relationship look like? How does one guard their heart exactly? What if you are interested in the wrong person? What if…God has called you to wait? This series is beautiful and my whole family has enjoyed them over the years! Modern classics *halo*
5| The Farm Mystery Series by Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Castleberry
Ten books of logical, hilarious and scientific goodness! The mysteries these siblings solve range from farm fiascos, suspicious cars, the science of vapor and even who borrowed the tools that no one remembers lending out! Is it possible to blend a family with children who don’t speak English? And if dad takes on a new job, what does that mean for the farm?? This is a minuscule sampling of what is in store for you when you pick up a Farm Mystery book! Get your copy ASAP!
Don’t forget to stop by the Literary Lodge for more Fall Favorites Fun!
What are your family favorites?? Share them below!
Hello and welcome to the first day of Five Fall Favorites, hosted by Rebekah Morris ! (Be sure and visit their sites 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…
Let’s grab a shawl, a cup of our favorite warm drink (coffee for me!) and have a seat on the benches here along the wooded walk! And while we’re here, let’s chat about some lovely books with Adventurous story lines! Nothing like a good adventure to get the blood pumping on a brisk autumn day!
1| The Homelanders Series by Andrew Klavan
I must preface this recommendation with a little warning. This series is disturbing. It’s not for younger readers, I would say 16 at the youngest. It explores the possibility of a homegrown terrorist organization in the United States. It’s scary realistic and intense. There is some minor romance and minor descriptions of torture. Lots of intense action scenes and a medium about of violence.
That being said, this is an amazing series and I highly recommend mature readers give it a try. It’s frighteningly possible and eye opening about what men and women do for us everyday to keep us safe.
2| The Tides of War Series by C. Alexander London
Again, this is a very high action series that I personally recommend older readers looking over before handing to, say, a 12-year-old. It covers the now out of service Marine Mammal Program and the U.S. Navy SEALs in a way that is unique and gripping. I personally loved the idea of dolphins and sea lions helping our guys to keep us safe (though all of these stories are completely made up). My one complaint is that they are too heavy handed on the animal rights issues. I love animals, but I wouldn’t hesitate to utilize them to protect our men and women in uniform. I stand by our furry or finned service members *halo*
All in all, these is a fun series that gives you a peek into our Special Ops and little-known programs! I can’t wait to read them again!
3| The Adventures Down Under Series by Robert Elmer
These books are true gems! Although I censor them for inaccurate depictions of racism and the American South (y’all know how I feel, no need to rehash it *halo*), I highly recommend this series for ages 12+! Certain books in the series are totally fine for younger readers, but there is one scene in a later book that Moms/siblings might want to skip 😉 (email me for details.)
I love Australian animals and the idea of a country so unique from the other continents! So when I found this series set in the 1860-1870s, I knew I had to give it a try! I’m currently rereading the books and thoroughly enjoying them as much if not more than I did as a ten-year-old! Action packed, family oriented and Faith building adventures for the win! And I’ll just through this in there…the family is Irish!
4| If We Survive by Andrew Klavan
A missions trip gone way wrong. What would you do if a revolution broke out in the nation you intended to minister to? And they kill a member of your team? And you must depend on a practical stranger to protect you? Not my idea of a relaxing week of ministry! This story was hear-stopping and not one to read at night! The ending was worth it, but every chapter left me on the edge of my seat!
There was some mild romance, violence and discussions of pagan native religions. Also Catholicism, which was annoying and didn’t add to the story. I would recommend this for 16+. Well worth the read though!
5| The Unexpected Request by Rebekah A. Morris
Raise your hands if you like westerns! This story combines the elements of westerns, mountaineers and old-timely cities so well! The mystery of the story is well interweaved, and I couldn’t wait to see the resolution! Very well done!
My only content warning is that there is a mixed-race marriage in the story, which some find off-putting. They aren’t in the story very long, but long enough to mention, if that is something that you prefer to avoid in literature.
The Gospel is well presented and the sibling relationships and growth are amazing! Highly recommend for the whole family!
Don’t forget to stop by the Literary Lodge for more Fall Favorites!
What are your favorite Action Novels?? Share them below!
Hello! Popping in quickly today to share a new book with you! Hope you enjoy!
About the Book ||
Twenty-five short reads inspired by themes from the Christmas story
Celebrate the true spirit of the season with this collection of five-minute holiday stories. Perfect to pair with your morning coffee or binge-read while curled up with a favorite blanket on a snowy afternoon!
From a stately mansion to a rough barn, from a cheerful fireside to a lonely mountain road, from a chaotic church pageant to the grim aftermath of war, no heart is without its burden. But no trouble is too deep to be touched by the light of love and the warmth of Christmas.
About the Author ||
An avid reader and incurable story-spinner, Angie Thompson also enjoys volunteering in her church’s children’s program and starting (but not always finishing) various kinds of craft projects. She currently lives in central Virginia near most of her incredible family, including two parents, six brothers, one sister, and five siblings-in-law—plus four nieces, six nephews, and several assorted pets!
Get a FREE short story when you sign up for her author newsletter!
Blog Tour ||
Tara | Tower in the Plains
Becky Dempsey | Blossoms and Blessings
Chelsea Burden | Sheep Among Wolves Publishing
Abby Elissa | Abby Elissa's Writings
Kelly Barr | Kelly F Barr
Rebekah Morris | Read Another Page
Abigail Kay Harris | Read Review Rejoice
Rachel Rossano | Rachel Rossano
Erika Mathews | Resting Life
Brianna Harpel | Spread the Spark
Ebos Aifuobhokhan | Batya's Bits
Natalie Claire | Kenmore Pines
Katja | Old-Fashioned Book Love
Emily Harris | E.J.’s Journal
Kylie Hunt - The Film Director's Wife
Ryana Lynn | Life of Heritage Corner
I will be reviewing this book in the future!
Have a blessed day!
Today it's my turn to share about a new book in Author Kellyn Roth's Chronicles of Alice and Ivy Series! I'm so excited to share an interview with you from my favorite character, Nettie Jamison! Let's jump into the fun!
Title: At Her Fingertips
Series: The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy, Book #3
Author: Kellyn Roth
Genres: Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Women’s Fiction
Era: Late Victorian (1880)
Release Date: July 17th, 2021
She’s willing to do anything to follow her plan.
Debutante Alice Knight is ready for her first social season in London. She’s determined to impress society and her mother with an affluent match, at last escaping her past and embracing a future of her own making.
Peter Strauss, an American reporter visiting England, isn’t exactly what Alice had in mind. However, his friendship proves invaluable as Alice faces the challenges of her debut. Almost immediately, she attracts the attention of a well-born gentleman—perfect save for the simple fact that he’s not a Christian.
The life she longs for is finally at her fingertips, but between her own heart and the convictions of her faith, she isn’t sure she ought to grasp it.
Book Links ||
About the Author||
Kellyn Roth is a Christian historical women’s fiction & romance author from North-Eastern Oregon who has independently published multiple novels, the most notable being The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy series. You should definitely call her Kell.
Kell lives on family-owned property outside an unmemorable but historical town with her parents, two little brothers, arbitrary cat, precious border collies, a dozen cows, and lots of chickens. She also possesses a classic, vintage aesthetic which does not at all speak to her country girl side, but such is life.
When not writing, Kell likes to blog, teach writing to her various students, have day jobs which allow her to keep her car properly insured, and spend lavish amounts of money on Dairy Queen french fries. She also likes to talk about Keira Knightley and her own books way too much.
Get in touch with her!
An Interview with Nettie Jamison ||
1| What is your favorite pastime?
Oh, I enjoy knitting, and I like to read. However, I'd much rather spend time with my family, particularly my children. I enjoy watching them grow and learn, whatever that looks like. And I like talking to them, rather giving advice or simply chatting about their lives. I enjoy talking with my friends and my husband, too, of course, but there's a special delight when it comes to my own babies.
2| What is some advice you wish Alice would take to heart?
That she can't be in control. That, like Claire before her, she is going to have rough, hard times in her life ... and that those rough times will shape her into the woman God wants her to be, if she can only surrender. But she won't surrender, not easily. She's too much of a fighter - Heaven help me, I do raise fighters, even if that hadn't been my intention! And she may have to be beaten until she must give up, though of course, I would never wish that on my girl.
3| What is some advice you wish Ivy would take to heart?
I think, with maturity, she will realize the difference between humility and failing to understand the inherent value of herself. However, I'm not worried about Ivy. She listens to God. I've seen her doing this since she was a child, and I know she'll be all right in the end. Actually, she seems to have a strong connection to God than I do! I don't hear from Him the way she seems to.
4| If you could change anything about your life what would it be?
In the end, if I could go back, how could I do anything different? With a small glance into the future, I might've chosen to walk in a different passage or to trust in a different person or ... any number of things. But knowing all I know now, I wouldn't want to change a thing.
5| What is your favorite food?
I don't love food in particular. I sip on tea periodically throughout the day, though!
Tour Schedule ||
Wednesday, July 14th
Introduction Post // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs
Review // Hannah E.M. @ Precious Book Stacks
Thursday, July 15th
Introducing Alice // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs
Interview with Gibson Ashfield // SawyerMarie @ SundropGirls
Review // Kristina Hall, Author
Friday, July 16th
Introducing … Love Interests!? // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs
Interview with Ivy Knight // Grace A. Johnson @ Gabbing with Grace
Review // Jenavieve Rose @ Living Outside the Lines
Saturday, July 17th
Launch Day // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs
Review // Loretta Marchize @ Just Writing
Interview // Vanessa Hall
Sunday, July 18th
Themes // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs
Interview with Alice Knight // Katja L. @ Little Blossoms for Jesus
Monday, July 19th
Siblings // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs
Guest Post // Andrea Cox @ Writing To Inspire
Review // Tara Savanna @ Tower in the Plains
Interview with Nettie Jameson // Ryana Lynn @ Life of Heritage Corner
Tuesday, July 20th
Mothers // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs
Character Spotlight with Peter Strauss // Abigail Kay Harris @ Read Review Rejoice
Wednesday, July 21st
Wrap-up Post // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs
Review // Michaela Bush @ Tangled Up in Writing
Saturday, July 24th
Giveaway Wrap-up // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs
Have you read anything by Kellyn Roth? If so, what where your thoughts? I haven't read the latest book yet, but I have it in my kindle, ready to go! When I finish it, I will be reviewing it on Goodreads and Amazon. Would you like to see the review here?
Have a Blessed Day and God Bless America!
First off, I want to apologize for this post being late. My internet went out, I had to go out of town, and I've been scrambling to catch up ever since. But! Better late than never! So today, I bring you a short post to reveal the title of my Pro-Life WIP!
A Few of you guessed correctly and congrats to you! Thank you so much for your interest in this project! I will have a working blurb soon and I'm excited to share this story with you in more detail in the near future!
God Bless and God Bless America!
Christian. American. Southern. Author.
Subscribe for Blog Updates and a Free Short Story!