Five Fall Favourites is here!!! Yay!! 😀 Welcome! I’m so glad to have you stop by! 😀
I know, I know! 🙂 Here in Australia Spring has just begun . . . But since Autumn is my favourite season, I’m glad to be imagining and thinking about Autumn-y things! 😛
If you’re a book lover and looking for more books to add to your to-be-read list you’re in the right place! Every day for the next five days, myself and other authors will be sharing five of their favourites from a lovely array of genres. Be sure to stop by the other “party rooms” for more books! And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for more fun! 😀
You can find links to the other blogs by heading over to Rebekah Morris’s Literary Lodge below! Just click the button to be taken to the Five Fall Favourites headquarters! Also, thanks so much to Rebekah and Sarah for all the work they’ve put into this year’s Fall book party.
Before I share Day One’s stories with you, make yourself at home! Doesn’t the air have a delightful crispness to it as everything starts to head towards winter?! But it can be a bit chilly in the afternoons. So be sure to grab a cozy blanket before you settle down on the porch swing to read your new found books! 😀
Doesn’t that just make you want to head outside for a relax in the fresh in air?! And nothing beats one of Grandma’s quilts.
Now without further ado, I’m going to share my first five story picks with you! And just so there’s no confusion, I chose to swap out the “Real Heros” category for “Short Stories.” I have to admit that I’ve never been a huge short story person (I prefer to really get involved with the plot and characters over a substantial length of time), but short stories can still be fun every once in awhile! 😀
Five Fall Favourites: Day 1–Short Stories
Hartly Manor by Amanda Tero
There were six of them . . .
And these six children have an important lesson to learn when it comes to Mr. Hartly and his manor. Is he the scary man that Rees says he is? Or will the children discover something else as they get to know him?
Amanda’s stories are sweet, God-centred, and good for the whole family! 😀
The Art Contest by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick
Two days ago, the Nazis rolled into Marie’s hometown. With her mother trapped in the countryside and her father ordered to perform piano concerts for the invaders, the 12-year-old’s life is turned upside down. When she learns there is more to her pianist father than meets the eye, Marie must work with him to sneak important information past the watching Nazis.
This is first story I’ve read by this author. I enjoy books set in WWII and this was no exception. It was a sweet story with a well-illustrated point! No matter how things appear, God is always bigger!
A Place Called Lonesome by Jesseca Wheaton
All seems lost for a wounded soldier left behind on Utah beach after the Normandy invasion. As he gives up all hope for a rescue and resigns himself to never making it off the sand, a touch on his shoulder startles him.
Is it possible that help can come from a man who is his enemy? And just where are the hardest battles of the war fought?
Yep! Another WWII story. 🙂 It’s been quite awhile since I’ve read this one. But I know I enjoyed it and that it was a tear-jerker. 🙁 Writing this is making me want to go and read it again!
Letter of Love: Edward’s Story by Amanda Tero
Edward Dixon is convinced that life is cruel, and he is not willing for anything to change his mind from that. A letter from his sister, Marie, reveals that she views life otherwise.
Will her letter, filled with love and forgiveness, make a difference in Edward’s life? Or will he stubbornly refuse to change before it’s too late?
This a a short sequel to Journey to Love: Marie’s Journey. I enjoyed Marie’s story, but I have to admit that I was probably more moved by Edward’s part of the story! So if you’ve only read Journey to Love, I’d highly recommend that you go read Edward’s story too. 😀
War and Grace: Short Biographies from the World Wars by Don Stephens
Here is a fascinating insight into the influence of the gospel on the lives of people who lived through the World Wars and the events that led up to them. Read about: The Japanese pilot who led the attack on Pearl Harbor. The German pastor who was prepared to suffer imprisonment and death for the sake of his faith. The American airman who was converted while a prisoner of the Japanese and who later returned to Japan as a missionary. The Jewish girl who came to know Christ as her Saviour while in hiding from the Nazis. What did these people, and the others whose lives are told in this book, have in common? During the turbulent events of those momentous years, God was at work in their lives. He brought these thirteen people to trust, know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore to give themselves to the service of others.
Historical non-fiction (or novels and stories based on real people and events) is my favourite genre (with historical fiction close behind!). Reading of God’s faithfulness, even through adversity, is always inspiring and encouraging. We truly serve an almighty, compassionate Father.
I haven’t read all the stories in it yet, but the ones I’ve read have been good! 🙂
. . . the grace of God will always triumph where evil seems to reign.War and Grace, Don Stephens
And now for the Five Fall Favourites’ giveaway. It’s open to international entries as well (non-Americans will receive e-books instead of physical items). 🙂a Rafflecopter giveaway
Have any of you read any of the short stories above? Which one would you most like to read? 😀
Hope to see you again tomorrow for Day Two of Five Fall Favourites!! 😀 😀