Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday: The Headmistress of Rosemere
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Book: The Headmistress of Rosemere
Author: Sarah E. Ladd
Release date: Dec 31, 2013

From Goodreads: 
Patience Creighton will finally find the peace she lost years ago--if she can open her heart and forgive the man who loves her.

Bright, sensible Patience knows what is expected of her. At twenty-five, her opportunity for a family of her own has passed, so she finds contentment teaching at her father's school for girls. When her father dies suddenly and her brother moves away to London, she is determined to keep her father's dream alive.

Confirmed bachelor William Sterling also knows what is expected of him, but mistake after mistake has left him teetering on ruin's edge. As master of Eastmore Hall he owns a great deal of land but possesses little money to manage the upkeep. He is desperate to find a new source of income, including the sacrifice of land connected to Rosemere.

When her brother returns with a new wife to take over management of the school, Patience is heartbroken to no longer be responsible for her beloved school and is forced to reassess God's purpose for her life. After her sister-in-law's matchmaking brings Patience and William together, they both learn new truths about their character and find a common goal in restoring Eastmore's legacy

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that intimidate me

brought to you by: the broke and the bookish

Jeni's Picks

1. 11/22/63 by Steven King: This book is huge and everytime I start it I just can't get into it. But the reviews from my friends have been so good. I even bought it on my kindle so I didn't have to hold the book up. 
2. Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James: I love Pride and Prejudice but i'm just not sure I can read this one. I just don't want it ruining one of my favorite books. 
3. Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan: The first book in this series scared the crap out of me, and I'm not sure why. I am a huge fan of Dean Koontz and his books haven't ever freaked me out.  But I had nightmares of a girl in a red shirt chasing me for weeks after I read The Forest of Hands and Teeth.  I really want to finish the series so I need to get over my fear and read on. 
4. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rawlings: I'm not sure why I don't read these. Maybe its because I felt the movies were good so why read the books. I loved Percy Jackson and Fable Haven so I'm sure I would love Harry Potter but I just don't have any inkling to get there. When my son is older I guess I could read them to him???
5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer: I have had really good intentions of reading this and I just haven't yet. Cyborgs huh? My niece insists it isn't bad but who knows maybe I'll end up liking it. 

Emily's Picks

The books that are just daunting:
1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
2. The Count of Monte Cristo (unabridged) by Alexandre Dumas
3. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
4. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The one book I just refuse to read
5. Huckleberry Finn