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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.

Proverbs 2:10-11

1. Through the Tunnel by Rebekah A. Morris

Through the Tunnel book cover. Sad girl standing in front of frosty window.

“’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.

Check it out on Goodreads!

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.

Check it out on Goodreads!

If you want to order a free, paperback copy for just the price of postage, you can find it here.

Always and In Everything book cover. Sunset over hills.

3. Snow-Globe World and Through the Veil by Chelsea Burden

Snow-globe World & Through the Veil book cover. Gloved hands holding a snow globe with a little church inside. Snowy background.

“‘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!

Check out Snow-Globe World on Goodreads!

Check out Through the Veil on Goodreads!

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.

Check it out on Goodreads!

A Homewood Christmas book cover. Christmas tree and other Christmas decor by a little garland-festooned shed in the woods.

5. Set Free by Rebekah A. Morris

Set Free book cover. Older lady sitting in chair and young cowboy leaning against it. A ranch house in the background.

“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?

Check it out on Goodreads!

And there you have it! Five of my favorite independently published books.

Let’s Chat!

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!

In Christ,


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  1. I’ve read the first two in the TCR series, but I want to read the rest of them. I loved book 1 haha. And Through the Tunnel is SUPERB. Also Chelsea’s books of courseeee (that book is also on my wishlist!). Good job sneaking them both in. I need the paperback of Homewood Christmas too!! I love my ebook of it though. And Always & Everything looks really good—thanks, Bethany!

    1. Oh yes, you need to read more of the TCR! You haven’t gotten to any of my favorites yet. 🙂 Though they’re all six so good! Yes, Through the Tunnel is amazing!! I love it so much. Maybe I’ll reread it this winter. Thanks! Got two amazing stories in for the price of one. Always and in Everything is really good, and I hope you get the chance to read it.

  2. The only book here that I haven’t read is Always and in Everything.
    I also have Chelsea’s two story book on my wish list. 😉
    And thanks for loving my stories! *hugs*

    1. Sounds like Chelsea’s paperback is in demand! And you’re so welcome. Thank you for writing such amazing and encouraging stories!!

  3. Lydia Coral W says:

    Yes yes yes Through the Tunnel is lovely!!!! And I need to finish TCR soon. I’ve read the first three so far. 😁

    1. Isn’t it though? Such a heartfelt story. And you definitely need to continue with TCR so you can meet Stephen and have Ky’s story and all the rest! 🙂

  4. Through the Tunnel is literally one of my Favorite Morris books <3

    1. Yay! It seems to be one of her more popular ones! Such a touching story.

  5. I have Unbroken on my Kindle, and I’m also in the middle of Lessons For Liberty (which, I adore Libby and Alec! Rebekah’s child characters are so good!)

    1. I just finished Lessons from Liberty not too long ago! It has such a fun, summertime vibe! Yes, she’s so good at writing cute children with lots of personality. I hope you enjoy Unbroken! It has horses, so that should give it brownie points. 🙂

  6. Kate Willis Hoppman says:

    Aw, I love both Rebekah books so much! At one point I was trying to convince her to do a TCR spin-off, and I still think it would be fabulous.

    1. I’d vote for a TCR spin-off! 🙂 There are plenty of characters in the story to work with and create new plots.

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