Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 04/14/19

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It's a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

The first part of this week was pretty normal. We've FINALLY finished our dining room remodel and moved some of the furniture back in. We've been slow about moving stuff back because having the room mostly empty has offered a great play space for the kids. I LOVE the look of our new floors. And I'm doing a better job keeping them clean already. Friday, Husband was off work and we took the kids to our local zoo. It was a wonderful day. The weather was nice. The kids were so well behaved. We just had a wonderful day together. Friday night I went to see After with Holly even though neither of us have read the book. Saturday I decided to take the kids to an event held at a local church for Easter. There were bounce houses and game and Easter egg hunts. They had a blast there too. Little Girl was all over the play. Little Boy clung to me or Aunt Holly for the most part. But he was taking everything in and was in love with the soccer ball game they had there--mostly the balls were his interest. GOT starts back this week and while I'm so excited to see how things end, I'm just still plum disappointed that GRRM hasn't published book 6 in the series yet. I received several books this week. Actually, my to-review list is getting quite long, and I probably need to take a break from requesting. But goodness there are just so many good looking books coming out.

THE PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Shadow Among Sheaves by Naomi Stephens (3 Stars)
Wednesday:Can't Wait for Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday?
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday

Don’t forget to link up for the 2019 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15th, 2019 to sing up. Each month there will be a giveaway for those participating with an end of the year giveaway too! Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Brentwood's Ward (The Bow Street Runners, # 1)

By: Michelle Griep

Publication: January 1st 2015 by Shiloh Run Press

314 pages

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Regency

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--Place an unpolished lawman named Nicholas Brentwood as guardian over a spoiled, pompous beauty named Emily Payne and what do you get? More trouble than Brentwood bargains for. She is determined to find a husband this season. He just wants the large fee her father will pay him to help his ailing sister. After a series of dire mishaps, both their desires are thwarted, but each discovers that no matter what, God is in charge.

The Noble Guardian (The Bow Street Runners, # 3)

By: Michelle Griep

Expected Publication: June 1st 2019 by Shiloh Run Press

320 pages

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Regency

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--A Cross-Country Trip through Regency England Brings Intrigue, Rogues, and High Adventure

The must-read conclusion to Michelle Griep’s Bow Street Runners Trilogy: Life couldn’t be better for Abigail Gilbert—but it’s been a long time in coming. Having lived with a family who hated her, it’s finally her time for love. Abby sets off on a journey across England to marry one of the most prestigious gentlemen in the land—until highwaymen upset her plans and threaten her life.

Horse patrol captain Daniel Thatcher arrives just in time to save Abby. But she’s simply another victim in a job he’s come to despise. Tired of the dark side of humanity, he intends to buy land and retire.

Abby pleads with him to escort her for the rest of her journey. He refuses—until she offers him something he desperately needs to achieve his goal. . .money. Delivering her safely will give him more than enough to buy property.

So begins an impossible trek for the cynical lawman and the proper lady. Each will be indelibly changed by the time they reach her betrothed, if they don’t kill one another first—or fall in love.

The Matrimonial Advertisement (Parish Orphans of Devon, # 1)

By: Mimi Matthews

Publication: September 4th 2018 by Perfectly Proper Press

388 pages

Genre: Adult, Historical Fiction

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--She Wanted Sanctuary...

Helena Reynolds will do anything to escape her life in London, even if that means traveling to a remote cliffside estate on the North Devon coast and marrying a complete stranger. But Greyfriar's Abbey isn't the sort of refuge she imagined. And ex-army captain Justin Thornhill--though he may be tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome--is anything but a romantic hero.

He Needed Redemption...

Justin has spent the last two decades making his fortune, settling scores, and suffering a prolonged period of torture in an Indian prison. Now, he needs someone to smooth the way for him with the villagers. Someone to manage his household--and warm his bed on occasion. What he needs, in short, is a wife and a matrimonial advertisement seems the perfect way to acquire one.

Their marriage was meant to be a business arrangement and nothing more. A dispassionate union free from the entanglements of love and affection. But when Helena's past threatens, will Justin's burgeoning feelings for his new bride compel him to come to her rescue? Or will dark secrets of his own force him to let her go?

A Modest Independence (Parish Orphans of Devon, # 2)

By: Mimi Matthews

Expected Publication: April 23rd 2019 by Perfectly Proper Press

476 pages

Genre: Adult, Historical Fiction

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Goodreads description--He Needed Peace…

Solicitor Tom Finchley has spent his life using his devious intellect to solve the problems of others. As for his own problems, they’re nothing that a bit of calculated vengeance can’t remedy. But that’s all over now. He’s finally ready to put the past behind him and settle down to a quiet, uncomplicated life. If only he could find an equally uncomplicated woman.

She Wanted Adventure…

Former lady’s companion Jenny Holloway has just been given a modest independence. Now, all she wants is a bit of adventure. A chance to see the world and experience life far outside the restrictive limits of Victorian England. If she can discover the fate of the missing Earl of Castleton while she’s at it, so much the better.

From the gaslit streets of London to the lush tea gardens of colonial India, Jenny and Tom embark on an epic quest—and an equally epic romance. But even at the farthest edges of the British Empire, the past has a way of catching up with you…

Raise Them Up: Praying God's Word Over Your Kids

By: Sally Burke & Cyndie Claypool de Neve

Expected Publication: August 6th 2019 by Harvest House Publishers

224 pages

Genre: Non-fiction, Christian, Parenting

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Goodreads description--“When God fills a parent’s heart with His Word and then, out of the overflow of the heart, prayer flows, the very same earth-changing power is released into the lives of our children.” Jennifer Kennedy Dean, author and executive director of The Praying Life Foundation

“Praying scriptures over your children is the key to raising up leaders.” Pam Farrell, bestselling author and international speaker

“This book is a beautiful tool to encourage our souls to press on and continue to ask, seek, and knock for the lives of our children.” Wendy Palau, National Prayer Team

With Raise Them Up you will learn effective strategies to lift your children up in prayer. You will discover the joy of interceding for your children as you pray specific scripture prayers. Through inspirational stories and thoughtful guidance, you’ll be motivated to…

pray bold prayers to help your children in every situation
experience the impact of powerful prayers to fulfill God’s purposes
trust God more when you speak His Word over your children
live out your purpose as you seek God’s will for your family

When you pray Scripture over your children’s lives, you can trust that you are praying God’s will.

Encouraging Words for Mothers: Morning Evening: Daily Devotions for a Mother's Soul

By: Michelle Medlock Adams

Publication: August 1st 2019 by Barbour Books

384 pages

Genre: Non-fiction, Christian, Parenting, Devotional

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Moms, find wisdom and support when you really need it!

This 365-day morning and evening devotional book is by a mom—award-winning writer Michelle Medlock Adams—for moms. Especially for women with children still at home, Encouraging Words for Mothers offers brief, relevant, and biblical reflections with monthly themes such as worry, unconditional love, discipline, and praying. Each will show you how scripture applies to your everyday life—and equip you to be the best mom you can be.

Creative Lettering and Beyond: Timeless Calligraphy: A collection of traditional calligraphic hands from history and how to write them

By: Laura Lavender

Publication: April 30th 2019 by Walter Foster Publishing

144 pages

Genre: Non-fiction, Arts, Crafts

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Goodreads description--Discover everything you need to know about historic flourished hands and how to create elegant, modern artwork inspired by traditional calligraphy techniques in this follow-up to the first and best-selling lettering book in Walter Foster’s Creative…and Beyond series.

Beginning with an introduction to pointed pen and how to get started with this timeless tool, you’ll find a brief overview of the recommended tools and materials, as well as how to set up your work space. In addition, you will explore essential techniques used throughout the book, learn to hold the pen properly, and find tips for warming up.

Talented artist and teacher Laura Lavender introduces you to a wide range of traditional, historic flourished hands and lettering styles, including Copperplate, Spencerian, Italian hand, Bickham script, Victorian embellished capitals, Art Nouveau capitals, Gothic capitals, and more. Each style includes an engaging introduction and history of the hand, an alphabet sampler, step-by-step instructions for creating the letters, and lots of inspirational examples and ideas for using the hand.

Throughout the book, you will also find practice templates that can be copied and used time and again to perfect your technique and style.

Creative Lettering and Beyond: Timeless Calligraphy is the ideal guide for learning the techniques of traditional lettering styles.

That's it for my shelves and recaps of my past and upcoming week. What did you add to your shelves this week? Any bookish news you want to talk about? Let me know!

3 comments:

  1. Jessica @ a GREAT readApril 14, 2019 at 7:23 AM

    Sounds like a nice week all in all! Nice new reads too! All new to me ones but I hope you will enjoy them all!


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  2. I don't watch GoT but I've read the books, and yeah, it's super frustrating that it's been over 6 years since the last book!

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  3. I'm not convinced GRRM will ever finish it... But I'm looking forward to the final season!

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