Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Book Recommendations~Series

I'm back today to share with you all some of my favorite series! :)

A Life of Faith: Millie Keith by Martha Finley (adapted by Kersten Hamilton) 
Millie Keith is a bright, energetic, and happy twelve-year-old living in the charming town of Lansdale, Ohio, in 1833. Her world is about to be turned upside down when her Pappa announces that he is moving the family west to an undeveloped town on the Indiana frontier. The eldest daughter of eight lively children, Millie must shoulder responsibility for her mischievous brothers and sisters on the perilous journey and learn to trust God for her uncertain future. Will her Christian faith sustain her as she leaves behind friendships and everything she has ever known? 

Circle C Adventures by Susan K. Marlow
Living on the Circle C ranch in 1880s California provides 12 year old Andi Carter with more than her fair share of adventures. Whether nearly trampling her schoolmaster with her palomino horse, Taffy, or outwitting an escaped convict, Andi's life is never boring. Her hair-raising escapades always end up teaching her valuable lessons about family, faith, and friends. 

Stoney Ridge Seasons by Suzanne Woods Fisher
The Keeper
When her fiancé postpones their wedding a second time, Julia Lapp is determined to change his mind. But when traveling beekeeper Roman Troyer comes to Windmill Farm, all of Julia's plans are challenged. Can she secure the future she's always dreamed of? Or does God have something else in mind?

The Haven
On a warm spring day, Sadie Lapp returns home to her quiet, unassuming life in Stoney Ridge after spending the winter in Ohio. But she brings with her a secret that could change the Lapp family forever. It seems like the only person who's willing to give her the benefit of the doubt is a handsome young Englisher with a secret of his own . . . 

The Lesson
Mary Kate Lapp yearns for adventure, but all she seems to find is trouble. When an unexplained death coincides with the arrival of a mysterious young man, M.K. is determined to take matters into her own hands and get to the bottom of it. Will she find more than she bargained for?

The Rose Trilogy by Beverly Lewis
Rose Kauffman, a spirited young woman, has a close friendship with the bishop's foster son. Nick dresses Plain and works hard but stirs up plenty of trouble too. Rose's sister cautions her against becoming too involved, but Rose is being courted by a good, Amish fellow, so dismisses the warnings. Meanwhile, Rose keeps house for an English widower but is startled when he forbids her to ever go upstairs. What is the man hiding? 

Rose's older sister, Hen, knows more than she should about falling for the wrong man. Unable to abandon her Amish ways, Hen is soon separated from her very modern husband. Mattie, their young daughter, must visit her father regularly, but Hen demands she wear Amish attire--and speak Pennsylvania Dutch, despite her husband's wishes. Will Hen be able to reestablish her place among the People she abandoned? And will she be able to convince Rose to steer clear of rogue neighbor Nick?

Homeward on the Oregon Trail by Melody Carlson
Kentucky, 1854—Elizabeth Martin has mourned her husband’s death for three years, but now she feels ready to fulfill the dream they had shared—to take their two children west. The dream becomes reality when her middle-aged parents and bachelor brother surprise her with the news that they want to go as well.
After converting three of their best wagons to prairie schooners and thoroughly outfitting them, the little party travels from Kentucky to Kansas City, where they join a substantial wagon train. Elizabeth soon finds herself being drawn to the group’s handsome guide, Eli Kincade.
The long journey and deepening relationships challenge the travelers to their core, and Eli’s mysterious past leaves Elizabeth with more questions than answers. She knows there’s no turning back, but she wonders, What have I gotten myself into?

The Christy Series by Catherine Marshall (adapted by C. Archer)
Christy Huddleston's dream was to teach the poor mountain children. But she never imagined that the treacherous journey into the heart of the Smoky Mountains would bring danger into the lives of one mountain family.
Join Christy as she crosses the bridge from the familiar world of parties and pretty things into the strange, new world of Cutter Gap. There she meets the country doctor, Neil MacNeill, who needs her help to save a man's life. And the handsome young minister, David Grantland, rescues Christy when her own life is in danger, and helps her face the challenges of teaching, and loving, the proud mountain people.

--This is the first of twelve books in the Christy series, based off of Catherine Marshall's original book "Christy". --

Have you read any of these series?


  1. All of these books sound great!! The only ones I've read is the Circle C Adventures. The Millie Keith series has been on my TBR for evvvveeerrrr, but they're quite expensive and I've never found them at a library. =/
    I have the first of the Stoney Ridge series and the first of the Rose trilogy in e-book format, but I haven't gotten around to those yet either. :P
    Homeward on the Oregon trail and the Christy books sounds amazing as well! :D

    Great book recommendations, Rebekah! :)

    1. The Circle C books are really good! :)
      Yeah, the Millie books can be expensive, but they are super good!! :D That’s too bad that your library doesn’t have them.
      Hopefully you’ll enjoy the Stoney Ridge Seasons and the Rose Trilogy when you get a chance to read them. ;) The Rose Trilogy is one of my favorite series by Beverly Lewis.
      Yes! Both the Homeward on the Oregon Trail and the Christy series are really good. I think you would like both of them. ;)
      I’m glad you enjoyed it, Faith! Thanks for commenting! :D