October Book Picks and Back in Action

Have you noticed I’ve been STRUGGLING with a capital S on my blog lately?  Yeah, well, I have.  Let’s just say that big summer blogging goals (ie. a post every weekday) wore me out.  I couldn’t even bear to log in for awhile.  So, I gave myself a month off… September 1st through October 1st.  No blog posting, no social media, no nothing.  And I have to say, I’m feeling refreshed!  And I have some fun and exciting plans for the next few months.  So, stay tuned!

But, since it’s the first of the month, I thought it’d be fun to start things off with my October book picks.  And man, I have some great ones this month!  Some of my old favorite authors have new releases and some of my new favorite authors have first time releases.  And so, in no particular order, here are my pics for this month:


Screen Shot 2013-10-02 at 8.19.36 PMWhen Mountains Move

by Julie Cantrell

I have been waiting for this one for a long, long time.  Julie Cantrell’s first book “Into The Free” is still one of my favorite novels of all time.  And so, I was so excited when the sequel, When Mountains Move, was released.  I loved it!  Millie’s story is so fantastic and so real and raw and wonderful…. you just need to read it.



Screen Shot 2013-10-02 at 8.07.47 PMA Rebellious Heart

by Jody Hedlund

I’ve been a fan of Jody’s since The Preacher’s Bride and A Rebellious Heart didn’t let me down.  I love how Jody is able to weave history and story and romance together in a way that makes me want to keep learning, keep reading and keep buying her books.



Screen Shot 2013-10-02 at 8.10.02 PMBurning Sky

by Lori Benton

I’m telling you:  Lori Benton is one to watch.  Her debut novel blew me away with it’s historical detail and compelling story.  I could not put this book down.  As soon as I finished it, I brought it to my mom’s house and she read it in two days and then told me that it was one of the best debuts she has read in a long time.  I wholeheartedly agree.


Screen Shot 2013-09-17 at 10.12.26 AMConfessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe


by Jenny Sulpizio

I already wrote about this one a few weeks ago, but I would be remiss if I didn’t add this to my book picks.  It’s a great, fast and fun read for any mom who wants to figure out how to have her secret stash of Dove chocolate and eat it, too.

Screen Shot 2013-10-02 at 8.16.12 PMHarvest of Gold

by Tessa Ashfar

Tessa Ashfar is another one of my old favorites.  Her book “Pearl in the Sand” was a fascinating look at biblical history so I knew I’d like this one.  And Tessa didn’t disappoint.  I love her scholarly take on history and her believably flawed characters.