Friday, June 24, 2011

I Want To Read...

Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin. OCTOBER 2011. Bethany House. 400 pages.
Publisher's description:
Alice Grace Ripley lives in a dream world, her nose stuck in a book. But the happily-ever-after life she's planned on suddenly falls apart when her boyfriend, Gordon, breaks up with her, accusing her of living in a world of fiction instead of the real world. Then to top it off, Alice loses her beloved job at the library because of cutbacks due to the Great Depression.

Fleeing small-town gossip, Alice heads to the mountains of eastern Kentucky to deliver five boxes of donated books to a library in the tiny coal-mining village of Acorn. Dropped off by her relatives, Alice volunteers to stay for two weeks to help the librarian, Leslie McDougal.

But the librarian turns out to be far different than she anticipated--not to mention the four lady librarians who travel to the remote homes to deliver the much-desired books. When Alice is trapped in Acorn against her will, she soon finds that real-life adventure and mystery--and especially romance--are far better than her humble dreams could have imagined.
Why I want to read this one... I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Lynn Austin. I do. I've enjoyed so many of her novels. She's never disappointed me. And so many of her books are practically-perfect-in-every-way. But to see that this one is about a girl who loves to read and works in a library?! It has to be good, right?!

Love On the Line. Deeanne Gist. OCTOBER 2011. Bethany House. 368 pages.
Publisher's description:
Rural switchboard operator Georgie Gail is proud of her independence in a man's world . . . which makes it twice as vexing when the telephone company sends a man to look over her shoulder.
Dashing Luke Palmer is more than he appears though. He's a Texas Ranger working undercover to infiltrate a notorious gang of train robbers. Repairing telephones and tangling with this tempestuous woman is the last thing he wants to do. But when his stakeout puts Georgie in peril, he realizes more than his job is on the line.
Why I want to read this one... I've enjoyed several of Deeanne Gist's previous books. And it sounds like this historical romance has a fun premise.

Most Unsuitable Match. Stephanie Grace Whitson. AUGUST 2011. Bethany House. 352 pages.
Publisher's description:

Miss Fannie Rousseau is a young woman of privilege traveling west to uncover the truth behind a family secret.

Mr. Samuel Beck is on a mission to atone for past failures that still haunt him.

Their meeting aboard a steamboat to Montana sparks an unlikely attraction. They are opposites in every way... except in how neither one can stop thinking about the other.
Will the end of the journey bring the end of their relationship, or is it just the beginning?
Why I want to read this one... I just LOVED Sixteen Brides. And the cover of this one just says read me, read me.

The Colonel's Lady. Laura Frantz. AUGUST 2011. Revell. 416 pages.
Publisher's description:

Roxanna Rowan may be a genteel Virginia woman, but she is determined to brave the wilds of the untamed frontier to reach a remote Kentucky fort. Eager to reunite with her father, who serves under Colonel Cassius McLinn, Roxanna is devastated to find that her father has been killed on a campaign.
Penniless and out of options, Roxanna is forced to remain at the fort. As she spends more and more time with the fiery Colonel McLinn, the fort is abuzz with intrigue and innuendo. Can Roxanna truly know who the colonel is--and what he's done?
Immerse yourself in this powerful story of love, faith, and forgiveness set in the tumultuous world of the frontier in 1779.
Why I want to read this... I am a big fan of Laura Frantz. I just LOVED The Frontiersman's Daughter and Courting Morrow Little. I think she's a great writer. And I just love historical fiction!

Wings of Promise. Bonnie Leon. AUGUST 2011. Revell. 336 pages.
Publisher's description:
Kate Evans may be a woman in a man's profession, but as Alaskan bush pilots go she's one of the best. If only her personal life wasn't so complicated. Torn between her affection for fellow pilot Mike Conlin and doctor Paul Anderson, Kate longs for clarity in her heart. But when a terrible tragedy occurs, her mind may be made up for her.
Full of high-flying adventure and tender personal moments, Wings of Promise will sweep you away to the Alaskan skies.
Why I want to read this... It's the sequel to Touching the Clouds, a novel I enjoyed very much!

A Heart Revealed. Julie Lessman. SEPTEMBER 2011. 512 pages.
Publisher's description:
Ten years ago, Emma Malloy fled Dublin for Boston as a battered woman, escaping the husband who scarred her beautiful face. The physical and emotional wounds have faded with time, and her life is finally full of purpose and free from the pain of her past. But when she falls for her friend Charity's handsome and charming brother, Sean O'Connor, fear and shame threaten to destroy her. Could Sean and Emma ever have a future together? Or is Emma doomed to live out the rest of her life denying the only true love she's ever known?
Filled with intense passion and longing, deception and revelation, A Heart Revealed will hold readers in its grip until the very last page.
Why I want to read this...If you've ever read a Julie Lessman novel, you'll know why!

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

1 comment:

Melissa Wiebe said...

I am glad to know Lynn will be back with a new book; definitely looking forward to that one.