Saturday, October 9, 2021

Five Fall Favorites || Day Six { Top Five + Backpacks }


Can you believe the final day is already here? And it's a special one too! We have oodles of books available for less than a dollar each. Many are even free! You can check all those out by clicking over to Rebekah's blog


Backpacks! What better way to carry your bookish treasures from this week home with you? After this full week, you may need several to tote all your books in! 


T O P   5   O F   2 0 2 1


Finding Lady Enderly by Joanna Davidson Politano

Raina Bretton is a rag woman in London's east end when a handsome stranger appears in a dank alley and offers her a glittering smile and a chance for adventure. Rothburne Abbey has a unique position for her, one that will take her away from her hardscrabble life and give her a chance to be a lady. Things she could only dream of might be coming true. But some dreams turn out to be nightmares.

Though Raina has traded squalor for silk and satin, something about the abbey is deeply unsettling. As she wrestles with her true identity, the ruin, decay, and secrets she finds at the heart of the old mansion tear at her confidence and threaten to reveal her for who she really is. Only one man stands between her and the danger that lurks within--and only if he decides to keep her biggest secret hidden. 

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Oh, I do love me a good Politano novel. Every one I've read has been an absolute pleasure, but I do believe this one is my favorite. <3 


Sweet on You by Becky Wade || A Bradford Sisters Romance #3

Britt Bradford and Zander Ford have been the best of friends since they met thirteen years ago. Unbeknown to Britt, Zander has been in love with her for just as long.

Independent and adventurous Britt channels her talent into creating chocolates at her hometown shop. Zander is a bestselling author who's spent the past 18 months traveling the world. He's achieved a great deal but still lacks the only thing that ever truly mattered to him—Britt's heart.

When Zander's uncle dies of mysterious causes, he returns to Merryweather, Washington, to investigate, and Britt is immediately there to help. Although this throws them into close proximity, both understand that an attempt at romance could jeopardize their once-in-a-lifetime friendship. But while Britt is determined to resist any change in their relationship, Zander finds it increasingly difficult to keep his feelings hidden.

As they work together to uncover his uncle's tangled past, will the truth of what lies between them also, finally, come to light?

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I love me a good Wade novel, too. ;)  I read the first two books in this series as soon as they came out, but didn't get to this one until almost two years after it released. But oh, it was worth the wait. Britt and Zander are my favorites. 


The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer || Swiss Agents #1

It is August 1944 and the Gestapo is mercilessly rounding up suspected enemies of the Third Reich. When Joseph Engel, a German physicist working on the atomic bomb, finds that he is actually a Jew, adopted by Christian parents, he must flee for his life to neutral Switzerland.

Gabi Mueller is a young Swiss-American woman working for the newly formed American Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner to the CIA) close to Nazi Germany. When she is asked to risk her life to safely "courier" Engel out of Germany, the fate of the world rests in her hands. If she can lead him to safety, she can keep the Germans from developing nuclear capabilities. But in a time of traitors and uncertainty, whom can she trust along the way?

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This book had been on my TBR for ages and I finally read it this spring. The beginning was a little slow and hard to keep up with who was who, but the ending made up for it. 


A Promise is Forever by Robin Jones Gunn || Christy Miller #12

Throughout the series, Christy learns about friendships, dating, becoming responsible, waiting on God, being faithful, and God's rewards for obedience.

Off on a European jaunt with her best buddies, Christy Miller discovers foreign adventure is her cup of tea. But tension between her friends, struggles with her boyfriend, and indecision about her future dampen Christy's enthusiasm for all her new experiences.

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It's not as gushy as the synopsis sounds—I promise. (Get it? Promise?) This book started out as my least favorite Christy Miller book and ended as my top favorite. The ministry angle spoke to my heart. <3 


How Far You Have Come: Musings on Beauty and Courage by Morgan Harper Nichols

How Far You Have Come is an exquisitely illustrated collection of poetry and essays from bestselling artist and writer Morgan Harper Nichols. In the midst of the hurt and the mundane, the questions and the not yets, you can forget just how far you have come. Morgan weaves together personal reflections with her signature poems, encouraging you to reclaim moments of brokenness, division, and pain and re-envision them as experiences of reconciliation, unity, and hope.

As Morgan reflects on the moments that shaped her, she invites you to:

Awaken your heart and recognize how your own history has made you who you are today

Into a deeper understanding of pressing on and pressing in, of transformation and surrender, of meaning in the losses and wild anticipation for the splendor ahead 

Reclaim moments of brokenness, division, and pain and re-envision them as experiences of reconciliation, unity, and hope

Become who you are in the moment you hold right now

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I've loved Morgan Harper Nichols writing for years—back before she had three published books and a massive social media following—and her words never fail to make an impact. 




so.... how many new book recs have you nabbed this week? 

5 comments:

  1. Haven’t read any of these but really want to…

    Thanks for joining the party, Faith <33

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  2. Wow, I haven't read any of the books on your list today, Faith. But I have heard of some.
    Thanks so much for being a part of this year's Five Fall Favorites! I've enjoyed your posts and seeing what books you like. :D

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  3. Finding Lady Enderly and A Promise is Forever!! :) I love those two. <3
    I should give that Becky Wade series a try!
    Morgan Harper Nichols’ books sound really encouraging and I really need to read them.

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  4. These sound amazing!!! *heart eyes* Thank you for sharing all your favorites this week! I had so much fun! <3

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  5. I’m glad you liked The Swiss Courier!

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