Sunday, September 25, 2011

Patience and a Few Months of Anticipation

We have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of three books since mid-July: The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz, Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin, and Forsaking All Others by Allison Pittman.  These are novels by three of our favorite authors, which makes waiting even more difficult.  The Colonel's Lady has been released already, but Wonderland Creek and Forsaking All Others will be released in October.  We pre-ordered each of them in July, but they are all going to be shipped together, thus the delay in receiving Laura Frantz's newest novel.

The Colonel's Lady
This novel has already received numerous rave reviews!  We have no doubt that it will be just as wonderful as Frantz's other novels.
Synopsis from Revell: Roxanna Rowan may be a genteel Virginia woman, but she is determined to brave the wilds of the untamed frontier to reach a remote Kentucky fort. Eager to reunite with her father, who serves under Colonel Cassius McLinn, Roxanna is devastated to find that her father has been killed on a campaign.
Penniless and out of options, Roxanna is forced to remain at the fort. As she spends more and more time with the fiery Colonel McLinn, the fort is abuzz with intrigue and innuendo. Can Roxanna truly know who the colonel is--and what he's done?
Immerse yourself in this powerful story of love, faith, and forgiveness set in the tumultuous world of the frontier in 1779.

Forsaking All Others: 
Since reading For Time and Eternity last year, we have been hungry for the sequel, Forsaking All Others.   For Time and Eternity was extremely poignant; we can't wait to read more of Camilla's story in The Sister Wife Series.
Synopsis from TyndaleCamilla Fox is alive. The last thing she remembers is being lost in the snow after leaving her home to escape the Mormon faith she no longer calls her own. She’s been taken in by the 5th Infantry Regiment of the US Army and given over to the personal care of Captain Charles Brandon. As she regains her strength, memories of her two children she had to leave behind come flooding back, threatening to break her heart. Camilla is determined to reunite with her daughters. But when news of her father’s grave illness reaches her, she knows she must return to the family farm to reconcile with her father. As spring arrives, Camilla returns to Salt Lake City a changed woman, but nothing could prepare her for the changes to the city, to the Mormon church, and to the family she left behind.

Wonderland Creek
A novel by Lynn Austin with a bookworm heroine that promises romance, mystery, and adventure is definitely on the top of our must-read list.  We are looking forward to reading a plot set in the Great Depression and exploring the vivid scenes created through Austin's artistry.
Synopsis from Bethany House Publishers: Alice Grace Ripley lives in a dream world, her nose stuck in a book. But the happily-ever-after life she's planned on suddenly falls apart when her boyfriend breaks up with her, accusing her of living in a world of fiction instead of the real one. To top it off, Alice loses her beloved library job because of cutbacks due to the Great Depression.
Longing to run from small-town gossip, Alice flees to the mountains of eastern Kentucky to deliver five boxes of donated books to the tiny coal-mining town of Acorn, a place with no running water, no electricity, and where the librarians ride ornery horses up steep mountain passes to deliver books. When Alice is forced to stay in Acorn far longer than she planned, she discovers that real-life adventure, mystery--and especially romance--may be far better than her humble dreams could have imagined.
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A few more weeks of waiting, and then we will face a new challenge: Deciding which book to read first and who will read which first!

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