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Monday, 23 June 2014


I've needed to take some time for intentional self-care -
incredible amount of rainy days driving my health to extremes.
Hoping and praying for all that to settle and I can
be 'myself' once again.
{Will 'dry' and 'heat' connect at some point this summer ?!}

Reading at a relaxed pace to keep reading possible...
I'm enjoying the 2nd in the Anne of Green Gables series,

At sixteen, Anne is grown up...almost. Her gray eyes shine like evening stars, but her red hair is still as peppery as her temper. In the years since she arrived at Green Gables as a freckle-faced orphan, she has earned the love of the people of Avonlea and a reputation for getting into scrapes. But when Anne begins her job as the new schoolteacher, the real test of her character begins. Along with teaching the three Rs, she is learning how complicated life can be when she meddles in someone else's romance, finds two new orphans at Green Gables, and wonders about the strange behaviour of the very handsome Gilbert Blythe. As Anne enters womanhood, her adventures touch the heart and the funny bone.

A Post Hypnotic Press audiobook and also, reading

Mark Batterson's amazing

“Celtic Christians had a name for the Holy Spirit–An Geadh-Glas, or ‘the Wild Goose.’ The name hints at mystery. Much like a wild goose, the Spirit of God cannot be tracked or tamed. An element of danger, an air of unpredictability surround Him. . .I cannot think of a better description of what it’s like to follow the Spirit through life. I think the Celtic Christians were on to something….
Most of us will have no idea where we are going most of the time. And I know that is unsettling. But circumstantial uncertainty also goes by another name: Adventure.” --from the introduction

I completed the excellent debut WWI novel from Stacy Henrie
which releases Tuesday, June 24th!
Historical insights I had no idea of that made for intrigue, action and emotional engagement that recommends this novel. 
With her brothers away fighting the Great War overseas, Livy Campbell desperately wants to help her family. Her chance comes when she meets a handsome stranger who lands her a job as a teacher in a place far from her parents' farm. But the war casts a long shadow over the German-American town that Livy now calls home—and the darkness will test everything she thought she knew about family and love . . .

More than anything, Friedrick Wagner wants to be part of his adopted country's struggle for peace. But when the bitter animosity between Germans and Americans soon turns citizens against newcomers, friend against friend, he will do whatever it takes to protect Livy from the hysteria that grips their town. As tragedy—and dark secrets from the past—threaten their future, Friedrick and Livy have one chance to stand up for what's right . . . and one chance to fight for their love.

{OF LOVE AND WAR #1 of series}
Not my usual ambitious reading self!  Life takes its own turns.
 At the moment it's
ensuring intentional choices for my best health and
being mindful of what's essential.  
Hoping your week's reading is all you're hoping for!
I also want to announce the upcoming August reading feature
for Jane Austen fans ~ AUSTENinAUGUST ~

Signups opened today at the new host blog,
Lost Generation Reader

See you there?


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and add  yours...

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• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
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Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it,
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Kucki68 said...

Thank you for mentioning Hope at Dawn, I was looking for books to read set during the WW I area.

Terra said...

I would like to read the Anne of Avonlea books, thanks for the review. I recently read Jane Austen's books so will check out the Austen in August blog events.

iris said...

je lis toujours dans mon lit
à n'importe quelle heure
mais surtout le soir
je suis une passionnée des auteurs
du xviii et xix siecle
comme Troloppe , Flaubert, warton , Austen , Caldwell ,
Gaskel, Monpassant , et bien d'autres
un peu Ann Perry
bonne journée
edith (iris)

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