As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, we spent several days in Chicago this past week. Here are some highlights of our trip.
And now on to a few posts I enjoyed reading this week.
Kristen shares How to Walk Through Our Circumstances.
Shaunti says This Is What Inadequacy Feels Like to Your Man.
I don’t have sons, but I thought Lori’s 12 Dating Red Flags to Share with Your Dating-Age Son would be very helpful if I did.
As for July reading…I just read one non-fiction book this month, Why I Didn’t Rebel by Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach. She basically dispels the myth that all teens “have to” rebel, and shares what she believes her parents did right as they raised her. There were some good insights here.
Then I fell down a fiction rabbit hole this month!!
So let’s start with the three Donna Parker books I read back then. We found these at an antique store, and I remembered them from my childhood, though I’m not sure which particular ones I read. Our girls and I all read A Spring to Remember, Donna Parker in Hollywood, and Mystery at Arawak.
Becoming the Talbot Sisters by Rachel Linden was not in the genre of book I usually read, but I enjoyed it. It’s the story of two sisters who’ve grown apart, but are brought back together through some difficult life circumstances. I enjoyed seeing how the sisters matured throughout the book and grew in their different relationships.
The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron is one of the best fiction books I’ve read in a long time. It’s a split-time romance, which means it has a story line in the present, as well as in the past. Each part was exceptionally well-told, and I was almost sad when it was over!
Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson was written in a similar style as the one above, though I enjoyed the modern-day portion of this story more so than the historical part.
Finally, I decided to give The Butterfly and the Violin, also by Kristy Cambron, a try since I’d enjoyed her other book so much. It was another excellent story, and very poignant – it had me in tears a couple of times!
Let me know if you’ve read any good books lately. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
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