417 pages, 136 of 139 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Pampered Margaret Macy flees London in disguise to escape pressure to marry a dishonorable man. With no money and nowhere else to go, she takes a position as a housemaid in the home of Nathaniel Upchurch, a suitor she once rejected in hopes of winning his dashing brother. Praying no one will recognize her, Margaret fumbles through the first real work of her life. If she can last until her next birthday, she will gain an inheritance from a spinster aunt–and sweet independence. But can she remain hidden as a servant even when prying eyes visit Fairbourne Hall? Observing both brothers as an “invisible” servant, Margaret learns she may have misjudged Nathaniel. Is it too late to rekindle his admiration? And when one of the family is nearly killed, Margaret alone discovers who was responsible. Should she come forward, even at the risk of her reputation and perhaps her life? And can she avoid an obvious trap meant to force her from hiding?On her journey from wellborn lady to servant to uncertain future, Margaret must learn to look past appearances and find the true meaning of “serve one another in love.”
272 pages, 57 of 72 reviews are 4 or 5-star
Note: Bookwi.se does not have a review of this, but i read it before I knew who Donald Miller was and really enjoyed it.
From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a road-trip memoir about three months spent crossing the country in a Volkswagen camping van, wondering out-loud if there is more to life than nine-to-five jobs, than the ruts the entire world seems to be stuck in. Follow Don and Paul as they dive headlong into the deepest of human questions and find answers outside words―answers that have to be experienced to be believed.
Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin – $2.99
403 pages, 74 of 77 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Alice Grace Ripley lives in a dream world, her nose stuck in a book. But 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 the 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. While Alice is trapped in Acorn against her will, she soon finds that real-life adventure and myster–and especially romance–are far better than her humble dreams could have imagined.
267 pages, 49 of 51 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
“Wednesdays were pretty normal,” writes Michael Kelley, looking for a bright spot amidst the chemotherapy routine brought on by his two-year-old son Joshua’s cancer diagnosis. His book of the same name offers much to anyone who’s tired of prescriptive spirituality and would rather acknowledge and work through the difficulties of faith with some transparency.
Joshua battled and beat the disease, but not before his family had to reconcile what it means to believe in God despite a broken world. His dad’s personal account of that fight to survive sparks a larger discussion of how Christians must learn to walk in the light of Christ’s promises despite the dark shadows of earthly pain. Indeed, it’s pain that sometimes opens the door to a deeper experience with Jesus, an authentic relationship that holds steady even when life loses the comfort of normalcy.
416 pages, 55 of 66 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Though she had planned to spend the summer in Vermont with her sweetheart, Abigail Harding cannot dismiss her concerns over her older sister. Charlotte’s letters have been uncharacteristically melancholy, and her claims that nothing is wrong ring false, so Abigail heads West to Wyoming. The endless prairie seems monotonous, but when her stagecoach is attacked, Wyoming promises to be anything but boring. Luckily, the heroics of another passenger, Lieutenant Ethan Bowles, save the day. When circumstances–and perhaps a bit of matchmaking–put Abigail and Ethan together, there’s certainly attraction. But Abigail is planning to marry another man and return to life in Vermont as soon as she is finished attending to her sister. And Ethan loves his life in the Army and the wilds of Wyoming. When summer ends, will Abigail go back East? Or will she fall in love with this rugged land herself?Book 1 of the new Westward Winds series, Summer of Promise is a tale of following your heart to unexpected places. Readers will enjoy Amanda Cabot’s passionate characters and vibrant setting in the beautiful high prairie.
176 pages, 14 of 14 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Are you one of the millions who crave a new direction in the church? Have you had enough of religious games, empty promises, and “playing” church? It’s time to discover what happens when Jesus interrupts an average life.
Join author Jen Hatmaker in a transformation that begins with one dangerous prayer, “Raise up in me a passion,” and concludes with a life of service to the last, the least, the forgotten, and the forsaken.
It’s time for revolution in the church. Are you ready?
352 pages, 48 of 57 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
When young widow Lady Lydia Gale helps a French prisoner obtain parole, she never dreamed he would turn up in her parlor. But just as the London Season is getting under way, there he is, along with a few other questionable personages. While she should be focused on helping her headstrong younger sister prepare for her entré into London society, Lady Gale finds herself preoccupied with the mysterious Frenchman. Is he a spy or a suitor? Can she trust him? Or is she putting her family in danger?Readers will enjoy being drawn into this world of elegance and intrigue, balls and masquerades. Author Laurie Alice Eakes whisks readers through the drawing rooms of London amid the sound of rustling gowns on this exciting quest to let the past stay in the past and let love guide the future.
The Captive Heart by Dale Cramer – $2.99 (Amish Fiction)
355 pages, 63 of 64 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving the Church…and Rethinking Faith by David Kinnaman – $3.99 (Youth Ministry/Church History/Research)
256 pages, 34 of 36 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
A Heart Divided by Kathleen Morgan – $2.99 (Historical Romantic Fiction)
337 pages, 45 of 56 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Bathsheba: A Novel by Jill Eileen Smith – $2.99 (Biblical Fiction)
353 pages, 40 of 41 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
To Have and To Hold by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller – $2.99 (Historical Romance)
355 pages, 27 of 36 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Torch Red by Melody Carlson – $1.99 (Young Adult)
212 pages, 9 of 10 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
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