Books, Books, and More Books!

This past month, three friends released their latest book!  I don’t know if August is prime time for book releases or if it was all coincidence.  It’s exciting either way!  If you’re needing something new to read, I’d encourage you to try one of these.  So many books, so little time.

You’ve heard me talk about Monica many times before.  She is the older sister to one of Kenny’s junior high and high school classmates, Carrie.  We’ve known their family for years and Carrie and Monica are dear friends.  I was a huge fan of Monica’s first book, Slow Lane, when it came out three years ago.  It is near and dear to my heart and I can’t wait to dive into Beauty Maker.  Both books are full of Monica’s beautiful photography, are part bible study, handbook, and reflection questions.

My cousin, Leah, wrote Unraveling Glenmore four years ago and now her second novel, Finding Adley, is available.  Her books are part historical fiction and drama with some mystery thrown in.  Leah does a wonderful job of developing characters and I really enjoyed reading her first book.  Looking forward to this new one too!

And, I would also recommend these books written by a friend from church, Kristen Strong.  Kristen’s first book, Girl Meets Change, was one I devoured several years ago.  It was so helpful while walking through change at the time, and honestly, I’ve picked it up numerous times since, as life continues to throw curve balls.  Her new book, Back Roads to Belonging, I’m sure will be wonderful as well.

Kenny and I attended a marriage conference at our church a few weeks ago and won a book, Each for the Other, by Bryan & Kathy Chapell, the speakers at the conference.  We’ve been to a good handful of marriage conferences over the years hosted at our church, and this one was really great.  The content was biblical and practical and we both walked away with several things to think about.  I’m looking forward to reading more in their book.

So, if you need me, I’ll be reading!  There are always too many books for the time I have but I enjoy having some ready and waiting.  What are you reading right now?

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