Thursday, August 4, 2011

What Are You Reading Today

Before I get started I wanted to share with my viewers what has been going on the past few days. I think I put too much on my plate and went into shutdown mode. I have problems with afibralation of the heart and it was really raising its head this past week. I am on meds for this and I missed a couple of days. Not in a row but within the week. I think the heat is affecting my heart also. So please keep me in your prayers. God sometime has to take us by the hand and tell us to slow down. I am doing fine now and have been given a thumbs up from my doctor. I plan on staying indoors and lighten my load a little. I have decided to drop the book blog hop. I want to stick with reading, blogging, book reviews, tours, etc. This will not effect anything but the book blog hop. I have actually had a lot more time to read the past few days.

So here we go:

1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What are you planning to read next?
4. What is the next book are you considering to buy?
5. If you were asked to recommend a book to your best friend what book would that be?

Here are my answers:
1. I am currently reading:
Lone Star Trail (The Texas Trail Series)
by Darlene Franklin

Paperback, 272 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Moody Publishers
ISBN 0802405835 (ISBN13: 9780802405838)

The six-book series about four generations of the Morgan family living, fighting, and thriving amidst a turbulent Texas history spanning from 1845 to 1896 begins with Lone Star Trail.

2. I just finished reading:(recieved a copy from FaithWords for review)
Kiss of Night: A Novel
by Debbie Viguie

Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Expected publication: October 7th 2011 by FaithWords

Centuries ago, Raphael was a blasphemous knight who fought in the Crusades purely for his own mercenary benefit, and to satisfy his taste for killing. Now, condemned for his evil passions and hypocrisy, he wanders the earth a vampire, cursed with first-hand knowledge of the supernatural world he once denied existed. The powerful relic he still possesses from his days as a Crusader has been stolen by a rival vampire who has recruited an army of soulless underlings to aid him in spreading evil. At the time he learns this, Raphael has been hunting this vampire for nearly a century, and it seems the final battle is destined to take place in Prague.
For help in this quest, Raphael must enlist the aid of two humans, David and Susan, who suddenly find themselves immersed in a world they never imagined, entangled with supernatural forces they can't control. Susan, in particular, finds herself conflicted as she struggles with her inexplicable attraction to Raphael. In the end, both Susan and Raphael will be called upon to exercise courage and faith, and in the process, the question What would happen if a vampire truly accepted God? is answered. from GoodReads

3. The book I plan on reading next from
by Kim Cash Tate

How can she believe God cherishes her when she can't forgive herself?

Kelli London once dreamed of being a songwriter. As crazy as it seemed, she hoped that God would use the lyrics that came to her while she slept. She dreamed about Brian too, that the love they shared would be a forever kind of love. But choices she'll forever regret upended her hope . . . and turned her dreams to dust. When those dreams come knocking once more, she's forced to deal with the pain of the past.

Heather Anderson's life has spun out of control-first, an affair with a married man, then a one-night stand with the drummer of a popular Christian band that left her devastated. Broken and alone, she cried out to the only One who can save her. And He did. But that's just the beginning, because now she must leave behind the only life she's ever known.

Two women with shame-filled pasts form an unlikely friendship. What does God's forgiveness look like for them? Will they ever believe that He loves them . . . and can still offer them a life where they are cherished?

Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: August 30th 2011 by Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
ISBN 1595548556 (ISBN13: 9781595548559)

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

4. I am considering buying:

The Lightkeeper's Bride (Mercy Falls #2)
by Colleen Coble (Goodreads Author)

A thrilling romantic mystery set in the lush Victorian age.

Central Operator Katie Russell's inquisitive ways have just uncovered her parents' plan for her marriage to wealthy bachelor Bartholomew Foster. Her heart is unmoved, but she knows the match will bring her family status and respectability.

Then Katie overhears a phone conversation that makes her uneasy and asks authorities to investigate. But the caller is nowhere to be found. Mysterious connections arise between the caller and a ship lost at sea.

Against propriety, Katie questions the new lighthouse keeper, Will Jesperson. Then a smallpox epidemic forces their quarantine in his lighthouse. Though of low social status, Will's bravery and kindness remove Katie's suspicion and win her love. Katie and Will together work to solve the mystery of the missing girl and the lost ship as God gives the couple the desire of their hearts.

Paperback, 284 pages
Published November 9th 2010 by Thomas Nelson (first published 2010)
ISBN 1595542663 (ISBN13: 9781595542663)
primary languageEnglish

5. The book I would recommend to my best friend:
Texas Rain (Whispering Mountain #1 of 5)
by Jodi Thomas

The first time Rainey Adams meets Texas Ranger Travis McMurray, she steals a kiss-and then his horse. Now Travis is determined to track down this intriguing woman and bring her back to the Whispering Mountain Ranch as his bride. But this renegade may be too much for even the toughest Ranger to handle.

Hardcover, 571 pages
Published March 21st 2007 by Wheeler Publishing (first published 2006)
ISBN 1597224634 (ISBN13: 9781597224635)
original titleTexas Rain
seriesWhispering Mountain #1
charactersTravis McMurray, Rainey Adams

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