I’m so happy to be participating in the Five Fall Favorites linkup this year! For six days in a row, I am sharing five of my favorite books in six categories. To find the links to all the bloggers who are part of this blog tour and to see what books they are posting, visit the hosting blog. There are free books and a giveaway, so make sure to check it out. And now, let’s take a look at five of my favorite indie discovery books!
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee.
1. Through the Tunnel by Rebekah A. Morris
“’I hate being a foster kid!’ Fourteen-year-old Lissa had thought those words dozens, if not hundreds, of times over the last twelve years. She and her twin brother, Leigh, had been foster kids for as long as they could remember. Naturally shy, this life of bouncing around from one foster home to another, of changing schools mid-term, and of never having a real place they could call home had left Lissa with feelings of insecurity and doubt. Would they ever have a real home?”
This is possibly my favorite book by Rebekah A. Morris, and she is one of my favorite authors. It’s a heart-stirring story! Lissa and Leigh went through some really hard things, and it was so special to watch them slowly learn to receive not only the love of a family but also the unfailing love of their Heavenly Father.
2. Always and In Everything by Gabriel Cleator
“Do you long to walk in constant fellowship with God all throughout the day? Does your heart hunger to know the presence of the Lord in a deeper way even when you are facing trials and difficulties? Do you desire to experience the Lord’s joy in the midst of pain? In God’s simple command to give thanks in everything, we are given a powerful key to walking in unbroken fellowship with Him and experiencing the joy only He can give!”
This convicting, challenging, encouraging book is one of my favorite non-fiction reads. I highly recommend it. Thanking the Lord is such an important part of knowing Him and receiving His grace.
If you want to order a free, paperback copy for just the price of postage, you can find it here.
3. Snow-Globe World and Through the Veil by Chelsea Burden
“‘It’s Christmas,’ Mia told herself for the fiftieth time. “Christmas.” From the outside, the snow-globe world is a picture postcard of Christmas joy and peace. A world of snowflakes and church-bells, of happy people and cozy churches nestled into their wintry world like merry children cuddled to sleep in their downy beds at night. But are there aching hearts concealed beneath the dancing flakes or drowned by the chiming bells?”
Yes, I’m sneaking in two stories for one on this one. But the author does sell them bundled as one paperback (which is on my wishlist), so it counts, right? Anyway, these are some of my favorite Christmas stories! The writing style is beautiful and the stories tug at your heartstrings and clearly point to the real meaning of the holiday. I recommend you take a visit to the snow-globe world this Christmas!
4. A Homewood Christmas by KDWC Aunties
“Come home to a small-town Christmas through the ages… The close-knit community of Homewood, Minnesota might not even be a dot on most maps. But from its earliest settlement to the present day, a warm Christmas welcome and a shining Moravian star have been its hallmarks of the holiday.”
My sister bought me a copy of this book last year for a present, and I loved reading it during the Christmas season. The stories are so well done and have wonderful, encouraging lessons. Little did I dream when she got me the book that I would be part of its sequel, but more about that tomorrow.
5. Set Free by Rebekah A. Morris
“Mysterious gunmen, a note of warning, and Kyle James, a young hand on the TCR, has his past brought back to haunt him. Meanwhile, Stephen’s dislike of school, Mrs. O’Connor’s sick sister, and a man eager to own part of the Triple Creek, all combine to make life anything but dull for the Mavrich family and the members of the Triple Creek Ranch.”
So I tried not to duplicate authors in the same category, but that didn’t quite work out for this one. What can I say? Rebekah is one of my favorite indie authors! I love this whole series, but Set Free is possibly my favorite book (with Rustlers in close competition). I really like Ky, and I love seeing him work through his hard past and the fear that holds him captive. And who could help loving the Mavrich family, Mrs. O’Conner, and every single one of the cowboys on the Triple Creek Ranch?
And there you have it! Five of my favorite independently published books.
Did you see any books you’re interested in? Any that you’ve not heard of before? Any that you’ve already read?
Until next time, find a good book to read and enjoy some cozy fall reading!