Great Summer Reads!
By Adele Meadow
Summer is in full swing and what better time to lie back, relax and enjoy a good book. Tucked away in our little church library are some real gems that can make you laugh, make you cry, challenge you, uplift you and everything in between. We have many new titles that will be arriving this month, plus a lot of hidden treasures just waiting to be unearthed.
Hot Off The Press – Coming This Month
‘Misery Loves Company’ by Rene Gutteridge. Dealing with the grief caused by the death of her husband, Jules has withdrawn from the world almost entirely. Venturing to the grocery store she meets her favourite author and that’s the last thing she remembers before waking up in a strange room. She’s been kidnapped and what she learns will alter what she believes about her husband’s death and her faith.
‘On Distant Shores’ by Sarah Sundin. Set on the battlefields of World War II, this novel explores the uncertainty we face when life doesn’t go as planned, emphasizing the need to turn to God. Focused around the life of Lt. Georgina Taylor, it follows her journey thousands of miles away from all she knows and loves and how she learns to turn to God for wisdom.
‘Winter in Full Bloom’ by Anita Higman. Lily is a lonely widow facing the reality of her empty nest. After reconciling with her mother she discovers a family secret that has been buried for decades and leads her on a journey half way around the world.
Lost in the Stacks
‘Self Incrimination’ by Randy Singer. A tense legal thriller about a lawyer taking on her first trial defending a sixteen year old girl accused of killing her step-father. Throughout the book the characters grapple with ethics as they also try to determine what they really believe about Christianity and Jesus as their savior.
‘Head in the Clouds’ by Karen Witemeyer. A delightful romantic western with an engaging female lead. This book follows the whimsical Adelaide as she becomes governess to a five year old girl on a sheep farm in Texas. Throw in a dastardly villain plotting evil schemes and the characters struggling to listen to God then you’ve got a perfect, light summer afternoon read.
‘What’s So Amazing About Grace?’ by Philip Yancey. A glimpse into the grace of God told through a collection of diverse, complex, beautiful and amazing stories. A humbling read that’s written in a very down to earth, easy to follow manner that makes you think about the tremendous gift that we all enjoy.
So why not pop by the church library and take advantage of this wonderful resource that we have at our fingertips.