Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 07/14/19

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.

Monday, I had a chiropractor appointment so Grammy kept the kids for a few hours. Tuesday and Wednesday were normal days. I let the kids fill up the little pool and play with the water hose because it's just been so hot here. Thursday, Holly and her mom came to swim and hang out with us. Little Boy wasn't feeling swimming for some reason. I think he'd worked up an appetite because as soon as we came inside he started asked for lunch even though it was about an hour earlier than we normally eat. Friday, we went for a walk and then I let the kids play in the water again. It's really helped them want to play outside. Saturday we did get to play outside a little before the rain came in. I finished two books this week and I'm excited about the one I just started as well.

THE PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Daughters of the Northern Shores (Blackbird Mountain, # 2) by Joanne Bischof (3.5 Stars)
Wednesday: Can't Wait for How to Speak Boy by Tiana Smith

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness Duology, # 1) by Robin LaFevers
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday?
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

With This Pledge (Carnton, # 1)

By: Tamera Alexander

Publication: January 8th 2019 by Thomas Nelson

352 pages

Genre: Adult, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction

Source: Amazon Vine (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--History takes on vivid life in the stunning first full-length installment of Tamera Alexander's new series, The Carnton Novels.

On the night of November 30, 1864, a brutal battle in Franklin, Tennessee, all but decimates the Confederacy and nearly kills Captain Roland Ward Jones. A decorated Mississippi sharpshooter, Jones has a vision on the battlefield and, despite the severity of his wounds, believes his life will be spared. But a life without his leg, he can't abide. He compels Elizabeth "Lizzie" Clouston—governess to the McGavock family at the Carnton mansion—to intervene should the surgeon decide to amputate. True to her word, Lizzie speaks on his behalf and saves not only the captain's leg but also his life.

When a fourteen-year-old soldier dies in Lizzie's arms that night, the boy's final words, whispered with urgency, demand that Lizzie deliver them to their intended recipient. But all she has is the boy's first name. And, as she soon discovers, there's no record of him ever having enlisted. How can she set out alone across a land so divided by war and hatred to honor her pledge? Even more, does she dare accept Captain Jones's offer to accompany her? As he coalesces at Carnton, romance has blossomed between him and Lizzie—a woman already betrothed to a man she does not love.

From the pages of history and the personal accounts of those who endured the Battle of Franklin, Tamera Alexander weaves the real-life love letters between Captain Roland Ward Jones and Elizabeth Clouston into a story of unlikely romance first kindled amid the shadows of war.

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!

2 comments:

  1. Jessica @ a GREAT readJuly 14, 2019 at 8:23 AM

    Sounds like a nice week! I unfortunately didn't get any books finished as I dnf'd my current read on Thursday. The rest of the week was just meh.


    Nice new read! That's a new to me one but I hope you will enjoy it!


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  2. Keeping the kids entertained with water in the heat sounds sensible!

    Have a great reading week
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