Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hatteras Girl and Other Books I'll be Reading: Part 1

There are two things twenty-nine-year-old Jackie Donovan asks God for: an honest, wonderful man to marry, and to own a bed-and-breakfast in the Outer Banks region. In the meantime, Jackie works for Lighthouse Views magazine, writing articles about other local business owners, and intrepidly goes on the blind dates set up by her well-meaning but oh-so-clueless relatives. There's one specific property Jackie dreams of purchasing: the Bailey Place, a fabulous old home where Jackie spent many happy childhood afternoons, a place that has now fallen into disrepair because of its outrageous price tag. When Jackie meets handsome Davis Erickson, who holds the key to the Bailey Place, Jackie is sure God has answered both her prayers. But as Jackie learns some disturbing details about Davis's past, she begins to question her own motivation. Will she risk her long-held dreams to find out the truth? Visit Alice J. Wisler's website!

This is a list of books that I'll be reading (and reviewing) in the coming weeks and months ahead. One of my favorite authors is Alice J. Wisler, and I will be buying Hatteras Girl for my birthday. I can't wait to get this!!! AHH! Excuse my over eagerness, but I have been dying to read it! I am sure that my book-loving pals understand exactly how I feel ;)

Trish James is tired of being rescued. When a spooked horse claims her husband's life, she's determined to blaze a path for herself and her traumatized son without outside help. But will that mean leaving the place etched on her heart? Andy Tyler has had to struggle for everything, and starting a new law practice in Miller's Creek, Texas is no different. Though prepared for business challenges, he's not prepared for falling in love--especially with yet another woman who will probably abandon him for her career. Will Andy and Trish be able to see past their limited human understanding to take a path less traveled? Visit Cathy Bryant's website!

I have book one of the Miller's Creek Series by Cathy Bryant, and I will soon be reading book two! I really liked Texas Roads, and I am sure that A Path Less Traveled will invoke the same feelings. This will probably be the first of many new reviews to come!

What was going on? Was she allowing herself to think too much of this little town? Or just the people in it. She blushed as she remembered how her heart had sped up as Joe had sat next to her. Carly Richards is on the run. For the last two years, she's skipped from town to town, ducking her dangerous and well-informed ex-fiance every few weeks, never settling anywhere for long. With the death of her parents, Carly's vulnerability made her trust a man with an attractive facade, now that same man tracked her across the country, always nipping at her heels, preventing her from reaching out to anyone other than her God. Now she's in Montana, and surely that is far enough away from Texas and her abusive past that she can rest. But her emotional scars are reluctant to heal, and Carly resists the friendliness of those in the small town she lights upon, especially handsome farmer Joe Baird. Without a car and money, though, she has little choice but to dig in and begin building back up her savings so she can run once more. Caught in the circumstances, the kind people around her begin to creep into her softening heart. God is at work, and she has to trust him to not only take care of her, but care for the people she is learning to love. Carly must learn the Price of Trust. Visit Amanda Stephan's website!

I am super excited to receive The Price of Trust by Amanda Stephan. From the synopsis, it looks like it will be a fascinating read!

*Note* Next week, I'll finish this list with Part 2! 

God bless!


Amanda Stephan said...

Thanks, Grace for posting the link to my website! I hope you have a marvelous New Year ~
God Bless!

Grace said...

You're welcome, Amanda! *Thanks* May you have a blessed New Year =)