Saturday, January 4, 2020

Anticipated Books for 2020

A new year means new book releases! There's not a ton of books that I'm anticipating this year but I did find a few.

The Land Beneath Us by Sarah Sundin
Release Date: February 4
While I have yet to read the other two books in the series I do own them. A friend gave them to me and I'm super excited to read them and this new one all together!

Woman of Sunlight by Mary Connealy
Release Date: March 3
I still need to read book 1, Aiming for Love, but this series looks enjoyable so I definitely can't wait to read book 1 then 2 when it comes out this spring. 

The Englisch Daughter by Cindy Woodsmall
Release Date: April 21
I've only read a few books by Cindy Woodsmall. I liked one of her books, thought one was okay, and didn't really care for the other, so I don't know how I'll like this one but I love the cover! It sounds like a pretty good story too. 

Being Known by Robin Jones Gunn
Release Date: April 28
This book is one I am especially excited about!! I really, really liked Becoming Us, so I am so excited to read book 2!!!!

Unyielding Hope by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
Release Date: May 5
I am super excited about this book!!! It's based off the new show When Hope Calls and I really enjoyed that show. Janette Oke writes really good books and I just can't wait!!

The Stone Wall by Beverly Lewis
Release Date: Fall 2020
I love Beverly Lewis' books and I always eagerly await each new book. There's no cover or exact release date for this one, but I'm just so excited and it sounds really good!!

What's your top anticipated book for 2020?

Friday, January 3, 2020

My Bookish Recap (2019)

In 2019 I didn't read near as much as I would've liked to. I had a goal to read 75 books, but I ended up reading 40. 40 is still pretty good considering how busy I was and I'm happy with that number.
Out of those 40 I read some really amazing books.

My top two favorites were Becoming Us by Robin Jones Gunn and Katie in Waiting by Erynn Mangum.

Becoming Us had such a great friendship theme to it and I surprised myself with how quickly I read it. It was so good and I am eagerly anticipating book 2, Being Known!
I'd love to re-read Becoming Us sometime in the near future.

Katie in Waiting was so amazing. I related to Katie in SO many ways it was crazy!! I really want to re-read it again soon then read books 2 & 3!! :)

Some other great books I read this year were:
Through the Tunnel by Rebekah A. Morris
Beloved by Kaitlyn Krispense
Mr. Brownsfield by Jonathan Hangstefer
The Inn at Ocean's Edge by Colleen Coble

In 2020 my goal is to read 50 books.

Some that I'm most looking forward to are: The Stone Wall by Beverly Lewis, Once Upon Eliza and Happily Ever Ashten by Erynn Mangum, Mermaid Moon and Twilight at Blueberry Barrens by Colleen Coble, Aiming for Love by Mary Connealy, Love Unexpected by Jody Hedlund, and the Sunrise at Normandy series by Sarah Sundin.

What was your best read of 2019? What book are you most anticipating for 2020?

Thursday, January 2, 2020

A New Year

It's 2020! Happy New Year!

2019, like most years, was filled with both good and not so good times. I made some amazing memories though!
In August I went to Los Angeles and Hollywood, CA, with my mom then a week later my family piled into the car and we headed to the Oregon Coast.
Throughout the year I had lots of great family time, and also had lots of fun hanging out with friends.
I wrote in my journal pretty regularly, continued the book club, and started a Bible study.

In 2020 I want to deepen my relationship with God, write in my journal almost everyday, take many walks, make more amazing memories with my family, have fun with friends, and take a few trips.
I would also like to finish writing my book!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas ~ 2019

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Let’s always remember, that Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas. He saved us from our sins and because of that if we accept Him into our hearts we can live forever with Him in heaven.

that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;
Romans 10:9 NASB

Thank you so much to Faith for hosting the 12 Days of Christmas blog party. It's been a lot of fun!

Sunday, December 22, 2019


I am here today with another 12 Days of Christmas post.

Today I’m sharing about some of my favorite things to do at Christmas time.

Christmas trivia! I really like trivia games, especially Christmas ones.

I love gathering with my family and watching movies. This year it’s mostly just been my parents and I that have been watching Christmas movies together but it’s still just as fun as always.
I think everyone knows how much I enjoy a good Hallmark Christmas movie. ;)

Driving around and looking at lights is lots of fun. We don’t do it too often, but it’s fun when we do. There’s this one house not too far from us and they have a big lights and music display. The lights and music are synchronized!

I love playing in the snow. It’s unfortunately only snowed once this Christmas season. (Well, technically twice but the first time it hardly lasted.)

Reading Christmas books, especially by the tree is so fun!

Can you believe that Christmas is only 3 days away?!🎄

There's more Christmas fun over at Faith's blog.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Favorite Christmas Movies

Christmas is in just a little less then a week!!! The time is flying!

In today's 12 Days of Christmas post I will be sharing about a few of my favorite Christmas movies. Make sure to head over to Faith's blog for more Christmas party fun!

Once Upon A Christmas Miracle is such a good movie! I watched it a few weeks ago for the first time and now it’s a new favorite of mine. It was so sweet. 

Home for Christmas Day is another sweet one. I watched this one last year for the first time and re-watched it earlier this Christmas season.

Last year’s When Calls the Heart Christmas special The Greatest Christmas Wish was really good! Some new characters came to Hope Valley at Christmastime and while they didn’t stay long, they are the main characters in the spin-off show When Hope Calls.
I especially liked this one since Elizabeth had her and Jack’s baby!

Christmas Getaway is so great!! The storyline was lots of fun and I really liked the two main characters.

I just watched Christmas Scavenger Hunt last night with my parents. This movie came out just this year. I thought it was fun and it hardly had any conflict in it which I enjoyed. ;)

Merry and Bright was lots of fun and it also came out this year! I always enjoy movies where the main characters get off on the wrong foot with each other. ;)

Have you seen any of these? 🎄

Monday, December 16, 2019

Christmas Book Recommendations

It's hard to believe that Christmas is in just a little over a week! I really need to finish my Christmas shopping.

Today for the 12 Days of Christmas party I will be recommending some Christmas books. I've done a post like this for the last few years, so I won't mention a ton because I don't want to keep recommending the same books. ;)

I didn't realize it when I started reading Through the Tunnel, but this book takes place around Christmas time. The story was really good and I enjoyed it a lot. It's my favorite book by Rebekah A. Morris.

I haven't gotten very far at all into Hear Them Ring but so far it's been lovely! I read my first Erynn Mangum book this summer, Katie in Waiting, and LOVED it so I'm excited to be reading more by her.

This was a short sweet book that I just recently finished reading and I just reviewed it the other day.

These four books are all really cute and enjoyable stories!

What's the last Christmas book you read?

Don't forget to check out Faith's blog for more Christmas fun! :)