Four Books to read this year in 2020


Today I went for a visit to Koorong the Christian bookstore in Mount Lawley PERTH Western Australia 🇦🇺

I bought two gifts on prayer but won’t include them here as I want to focus on the four that I bought for myself and you will see what categories they come under once I’ve talked about them.

I initially had all the books in a basket walking around the store before I purchased this stunning tote bag saying “Do everything in love”.

I absolutely love this bag, I was able to fit everything in it and the books fitted perfectly in it.

Next I bought a journal that is a Joyce Meyer journal. It’s got scriptures at the bottom like most Christian journals but at the top on the left it has quotes to do with that scripture. It is called Living a life I Love Journal đź’“ I will be using it for either writing songs or a novel writing idea đź’ˇ ✍️ and carrying it with me everywhere I go whether it’s this bag or my handbag.

I then bought The Faith of Queen Elizabeth which I was intrigued about for ages. Someone had told me about just on Saturday and I knew I HAD to have it! I will be posting this one on Instagram for sure! I bought three English historical novels From this moment is by Elizabeth Camden and she is the author of 8 historical novels and has been honoured with the RITA Award, the Christy awar and the carol award. She has a Masters in history and also library sciences, she is a research librarian by day and works on her novels at night. She lives in Florida. http://www.elizabethcamden.com

Stella West’s artistic talent made her the toast of London but when her sister dies under mysterious circumstances she abandons everything and heads for Boston. With single minded determination she fights to pierce the ring of secrecy surrounding her sisters death. Upon meeting Romulus White a publisher with connections into every important power circle in the city, she quickly realised he could be a valuable ally in navigating Boston society.

Romulus has been pursuing Stella for years to create art for his magazine. Her luminous illustrations are the missing piece he needs to propel his magazine to the forefront of the industry and he will stop at nothing to get her on board.

Sparks fly the instant they join forces but he is unsettled by the unwelcome attraction he feels towards Stella, fearing she might be the one woman who could disrupt his hard won independence. He may have finally met his match in Stella but is helping her solve the mystery of her sisters death worth the risk to his publishing empire?

This happily ever after romance tells the captivating story of two women bound together across time by a shared dream and a mysterious writing desk. 

Tenley Roth’s first book was a runaway bestseller. Now that her second book is due, she’s locked in fear. Can she repeat her earlier success or is she a fraud who has run out of inspiration?

With pressure mounting from her publisher, Tenley is weighted with writer’s block. But when her estranged mother calls asking Tenley to help her through chemotherapy, she packs up for Florida where she meets handsome furniture designer Jonas Sullivan and discovers the story her heart’s been missing.

A century earlier, another woman wrote at the same desk with hopes and fears of her own. Born during the Gilded Age, Birdie Shehorn is the daughter of the old money Knickerbockers. Under the strict control of her mother, her every move is decided ahead of time, even whom she’ll marry. But Birdie has dreams she doesn’t know how to realize. She wants to tell stories, write novels, make an impact on the world. When she discovers her mother has taken extreme measures to manipulate her future, she must choose between submission and security or forging a brand new way all on her own.

Tenley and Birdie are from two very different worlds, but fate has bound them together in a way time cannot erase. 

“Rachel Hauck enchants us again! Tenley and Birdie are bound together by the understanding that creativity is a guiding force and that their stories must be told. A tale both bittersweet and redemptive, The Writing Desk is your must-read.” —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author 

This sweet, split-time read is a standalone novel, though characters in this story appear in Rachel Hauck’s book, The Fifth Avenue Story Society. Includes discussion questions.

“To escape a scheme to marry her off to a dishonorable man, Margaret Macy flees London disguised as a housemaid. If she can remain unwed until her next birthday, she will receive an inheritance, and with it, sweet independence. But she never planned on actually working as a servant. And certainly not in the home of Nathaniel and Lewis Upchurch–both former suitors. As she fumbles through the first real work of her life, Margaret struggles to keep her identity secret when suspicions arise and prying eyes visit Fairbourne Hall. Can she avoid a trap meant to force her from hiding?

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