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Monday, 1 December 2014



Ready to Travel the World in Books? Grab the button and “arrivederci”, “bon voyage”, “sayonara” and
enjoy your travels!

Join the Goodreads Group HERE

**Fresh start participation begins with Jan 1 2015 for me.
~ Foodie February News ~
Join us as we read foodie books in February from around the world as part of our Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge. Sign up with a blog post, social media or Goodreads account where you are talking about your foodie reads.

My Foodie Posts?

Canada - Celebrations by Mennonite Girls Can Cook 
and HERE
Mennonite, Hutterite , AmishAt Home in the Kitchen by Judy Walter
France - Sweet Macarons by Mercotte
Adding my participation HERE
America ~ Christmas Every Morning [Bergren] New Mexico
Hidden in the Stars [Caroll] Arkansas
Traveling Mercies  [Lamott] California
The Girl Got Up [Srubas] Illinois
Christmas Past [Smith] Georgia
The Promise Keeper [Norato] Massachusetts
Somebody Like You [Vogt] Colorado
The Rivers Run Dry [Giorello] Washington
Snow Angel [Carie] Alaska
A Promise Kept [Hatcher] Idaho
Dear Mr Knightley [Reay] Illinois
The Travelling Tea Shop [Jones]
NY, Connecticut, RI, Mass, Maine, NH, Vermont
Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe [Lucado] Texas
The Fringe Hours [Turner]
The Bound Heart [Crandall] Massachusetts
Radical Grace [Rohr] New Mexico
The Tea Lovers Devotional [Barnes]
The Captive Imposter [Crandall] Maine
A Confident Heart [Swope]
Sweet Dreams [Stewart] Texas
Secrets of Sloane House [Gray] Illinois
Miss Merriweather's Proposal [Y'Barbo] Georgia
To Win Her Favor [Alexander] Tennessee
The Second Sister [Bostwick] Wisconsin
Appalachian Serenade [Thomas] West Virginia
The Hatmaker's Heart [Stewart] New York
Island Refuge [Johnson] Washington 
Lizzy & Jane [Reay] Washington
Hope in My Heart [Goring] 
Mended Heart [Manners] Tennessee
Hope's Promise [Henrie] New York
Irish Meadows [Mason] Long Island, New York
Summer's List [Higman] Texas
To Mend a Dream [Alexander] Tennessee
A Heart So True [Love] S Carolina
An Outlaw's Heart [Gray] Texas
Full Circle [Ingram] California
A Wee Murder in My Shop [Stewart] 
What is Visible [Elkins] Maryland
Beyond All Dreams [Camden] DC
Deception on Sable Hill [Gray] Illinois
Hope Harbor [Hannon] Oregon
Paper Hearts [Walsh] Colorado
Elderberry Croft [Doughty] California
The Artist's Way [Cameron] NY++
Conspiracy in Kiev [Hynd] DC ++
Quiet [Cain] NY CA 
Every Little Thing [Riggs] Pennsylvania, CA Nebraska
50 Ways to Pray [Blythe] AZ
Overcoming Negativity Through Rest [Cooke] CA
The Nightingale Before Christmas [Andrews] PA
A Peril at Christmas [Moody] IL
All is Calm [Coble] TX
All is Bright [Coble] NC
Christmas BLessing [VanLiere]
Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante [MacNeal] WA DC


My personalized reading map of the USA

Asia ~
All the Tea in China [Orcutt]
The Tea Planter's Wife [Jefferies] Ceylon

Australia ~
All Together Now [McInerney]
The Forgotten Garden [Morton]
The Art of Mentoring [Zschech]

Austria ~ 
The Butterfly and the Violin [Cambron]
Homestead [Lippi]

Belgium ~
Whisper on the Wind [Lang] Brussels WWI

Canada ~ 
Healing Spaces [Sternberg]
Snow Angel [Carie] Yukon
Be My Companion [Stairs] Ontario
Anne of the Island [Montgomery] PEI
In the Name of Jesus [Nouwen] Ontario
Life of the Beloved [Nouwen] Ontario
Taking the Leap [Chodron] Nova Scotia
A Dangerous Place [Winspear] Ontario
Hutterite Diaries [Maendel] Manitoba
Anne of Windy Poplars [Montgomery] PEI
Anne of Green Gables [Montgomery] PEI
The Kite [Mitchell]  AB
Street of Riches [Roy] MB + Quebec
The Golden Road [Montgomery] PEI

England ~ 
Death and the Oxford Box [Stallwood] Oxford
A Lady Most Lovely [Delamere] Lincolnshire
The Seafront Tea Rooms [Greene] North Yorkshire
The Promise Keeper  [Norato] Cornwall
I Only Want to Be With You [Norato] Cotswolds
The Harlequin Tea Set [Christie]
The Daughter of Highland Hall [Turansky]Kensington
Finding Father Christmas [Gunn] Suffolk
London Dawn [Pura] Camden
The Vintage Teacup Club [Greene] Sussex
Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas [Barron] Hampshire
After the Funeral [Christie] 
At Home with Mr Darcy [Connelly] Derbyshire
Lady at Willowgrove Hall [Ladd] Wiltonshire
Mist of Midnight [Byrd] Hampshire
Brentwood's Ward [Griep] London
The Secret of Pembrooke Park [Klassen] Berkshire
Prelude for a Lord [Elliot] Somerset
A Hope Remembered [Henrie] Cumbria
Sarah Love [O'Neill] Northumberland
Secrets of a Charmed Life [Meissner] Gloucestershire
Crooked House [Christie]
A Pocket Full of Rye [Christie]
Busman's Honeymoon [Sayers]
Monogram Murders [Hannah] London
Death Comes to the Village [Lloyd] 
The Forgotten Seamstress [Trenow] London
Death at Buckingham Palace [Benison] London
Escape to Mulberry Cottage [Connelly] Suffolk
A Dangerous Place [Winspear] British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar
A Summer to Remember [Connelly] Norfolk
A Stranger's Secret [ Eakes] Cornwall
The Hatmaker's Heart [Stewart] London
Life & Love [Aminadra] London
The Winter Garden Mystery [Dunn]
An Appetite for Violets [Bailey] Cheshire +
The Forgotten Garden [Morton] Cornwall
After the War is Over [Robson] Merseyside
The Rose Girls [Connelly] Suffolk
Price of Privilege [Dotta] London
A Lady of Esteem [ Hunter] London
The Curiosity Keeper [Ladd] London + Surrey
Lady Maybe [Klassen]
Emma [Smith]
Death in the CLouds [Christie]
The Baron's Apprenticeship [MacDonald]
Pride and Persistence [Ellsworth]
Nemesis [Christie]
A Jane Austen Daydream [Southard]
The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen [James]
Pemberley [Tennant]
The Watsons [Austen]
Sanditon [Austen]
First Impressions [Lovett]
All the Tea in China [Orcutt]
Suspicion at Sanditon [Bebris]
Shadows of Ladenbrooke [Dobson]
London Tides [Laureano]
Superfluous Women [Dunn]
Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate [Beaton]
The Cook's Tale [Quinn/Jackman] Norfolk
At Home With Jane Austen [Wilson] Hampshire
Wycliffe and the Last Rites [Burley] Cornwall
Partners in Crime [Christie] London
The Vow [Hedlund] medieval England
Partners in Crime [Christie] London
Not By Sight [Breslin] Kent
Lost Heiress [White] Yorkshire
The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge [Lovett] London

France ~ 
The Girl Got Up [Srubas] Paris
Chateau of Secrets [Dobson]
Evan and Elle [Bowen] Paris +
Before Paris [Cimino] Paris
Ink and Honey [Reynolds] Verezny
An Appetite for Violets [Bailey] Paris
City of Darkeness and Light [Bowen] Paris
Tides of Honour [Graham] 
A Year in Provence [Mayle] Provence
Lisette's List [Vreeland] Paris
The Sweet Life in Paris [Lebovitz] Paris
Family Guide France [ Kindersley] France
I'll Never Be French [Greenside] Brittany France
Chasing Mona Lisa [Yorkey/Goyer]
The Paris Key [Blackwell/Sands] Village St Paul, Paris
Fairchild's Lady [White] Versailles

Germany ~ 
London Dawn [Pura]
The Butterfly and the Violin [Cambron]
The Princess Spy [Dickerson]

Greece ~ 
Wish You Were Here [Connelly]

Holland ~
Iceland ~

India ~
Words to Love By [Mother Teresa]
Mist of Midnight [Byrd]

Ireland ~
There You'll Find Me [Jones]
Sarah Love [O'Neill]
Amersham Rubies [Bowen]
Irish Girls About Town [ various Irish authors] 

Israel ~
In the Field of Grace [Afshar]
The Handmaid and the Carpenter [Berg]

Italy ~
An Appetite for Violets [Bailey] Tuscany + Florence
The Golden Egg [Leon] Venice

The Lost Heiress [White]

New Zealand ~

Philippines ~
Remember the Lilies [Tolsma]

Scotland ~ 
Manx Gold [Christie] Isle of Man
The Pilgrim Spirit [Skevington] Iona
The Prime Minister's Secret Agent [Macneal] Inverness
Death of a Liar [Beaton] Highlands
Death of a Chimney Sweep [Beaton] Highlands
A Wee Murder in My Shop [Stewart] Highlands + USA
Death of a Gentle Lady [Beaton] Highlands

South America ~
Before Paris [Cimino] Colombia

Spain ~ 
Barcelona Calling [Kirkpatrick] Barcelona
A Dangerous Place [Winspear] Spain ++

Switzerland ~
Hotel du Lac [Brookner]

Ukraine ~
Conspiracy in Kiev [Hynd]

Wales ~ 
Evan and Elle [Bowen] Llanfair co. Conwy
Evanly Bodies [Bowen] Llanfair co. Conwy
The Unexpected Guest [Christie]
Evan Blessed [Bowen]
 personalized reading map of Europe


Travel the World Book Adventures  
150+/12 books

My reading visited these countries

Current Readathon READING LIST ~

Travel the World in Books 2015
The “rules” are simply thisYOU choose your own adventure!
[Thanks for the FuN, Tanya!]
Your goals, but you can change them any time.

1. Determine length of time you will participate in the challenge. 
One month, An entire season, a year [finished up this year] or 5 years?
Jan 1 2015 begin a new adventure!

 how many countries you would like to read about during your adventure. What criteria are you using to determine the number of countries you read about (ex. book setting, author, background or both)? 

{I also like to include characters as a location criteria}
How will you 
track the countries you visited in books? You could create a map in Google Maps, track on your blog or on Goodreads
{I have a Goodreads list created for 2014 of this challenge and 

will add 2015 on this blog post}
4. Determine your book list or genre if you like. Will you be listing specific books you would like to read? Do you aim to read fiction, nonfiction or a mixture of both?  {I read a mix and don't plan ahead}

5. Link up your posts. **Linkies are available for sign up/goals, wrap up, and a linky for each continent for you to add your book reviews .

6. Please follow each of Tanya's 3 hosts by at least one social media or bloglovin, RSS, GFC so you can keep informed regarding this challenge. 
That’s it, are you ready to Travel the World in Books? Grab the button and “arrivederci”, “bon voyage”, “sayonara” and enjoy your travels!

Join via Goodreads Group HERE


2014 Travel the World Challenge

My progress is tracking at Goodreads 

80+ books + 5 Continents throughout 2014
AFRICA - Girl Who Married a Lion
N AMERICA - The Road Past Altamont [Canada]
S AMERICA - Elusive Hope [Brazil]

AUSTRALIA - Uncanny Life of Polly
EUROPE - Shadowed by Grace [Italy]
MIDDLE EAST - Blades of Valor [Holy Land]

Antarctica and Asia settings to read...


Titles need updating due to my unexpected departure for studies this year.
80+ locations as books read are now 122.


The Adventure of the Christmas PUdding
All My Belongings
The Art of Arranging Flowers
As I Lay Pondering

The Best of Daughters
Blades of Valor
A Beauty So Rare
Bon Appetit
Born of Persuasion

The Christmas Child: a story of coming home
A Child's Christmas in Wales
Christmas Kisses
Christmas Angel
A Cup of Christmas Tea
Creating Your Perfect Christmas
The Christkindl's Gift
Cold Tangerines

The Dancing Master
The Darcys of Derbyshire
Death by the Book
Death Goes on Retreat
Death of a Charming Man
Death of a Dentist Hamish Macbeth Mystery #13 
Death of a Scriptwriter - Hamish Macbeth #14
Death of an Addict - Hamish Macbeth #15
Death of a Valentine - Hamish Macbeth #25
Damsel in Distress - Carola Dunn #5
Dead in the Water - Carola Dunn #6

Daisies are Forever - Liz Tolsma

Elusive Hope
Engaging Father Christmas

A Flight of Fancy

The Girl Who Married a Lion: Adult Edition: Folktales from Africa
The Girl in the Gatehouse
Goodnight June

The Headmistress of Rosemere
A Highlander for Christmas
Hercule Poirot's Christmas
Hope at Dawn
Hope's Rising

In Perfect Time

Jane Austen's First Love


Lady in the Mist
Love's Refuge
A Lady's Honor
Listening for the Soul
Lessons in Love

Martyr's Fire
Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane
Murder on the Flying Scotsman
Mr. Darcy's Noble Connections
Moonlight Promise [Sincerely Yours]
Merry's Christmas: a love story
A Mediterranean Christmas
Merry's Christmas: a love story
Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart
Miss Marple Investigates
Murder at the Mikado
A Marriage in Middlebury
Martyr's Fire
Mark of Distinction

Northanger Abbey

The Outcast
One December Night
Out of Solitude
One Little Word [Sincerely Yours]
One Perfect Spring

Pardonable Lies
The Pigeon Pie Mystery
A Promise in Pieces
The Promise- A Christmas Tale
Pilgrim Principles
Postern of Fate

Quilter's Apprentice
The Queen's Christmas Speech

The Road Past Altamont
Round Robin
Reflections for Ragamuffins

Shadowed by Grace
Shepherds Abiding
Stories from the Vinyl Cafe
The Sheriff's Mistletoe Law
Spiritual Direction
A Saving Grace [Sincerely Yours]
Sweet Macarons

The Tutor's Daughter
Trustworthy Connections

The Uncanny Life of Polly
Underground to Canada 

Victoria's Intimate Home
Very Holly Christmas

With Open Hands

Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the EXtraordinary Nature of Everyday Life

Yohanan I, II, III
Show Me Your Way



Tanya @ Moms Small Victories said...

So glad to have you joining us for the Travel the World in Books challenge for another year. I look forward to seeing where your travels take you! Happy New Year!

Lucy said...

Beautiful maps, Sharon! And so impressive your catalog of reading widely and well. Delighted you'll be traveling along again for the readathon!

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