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National Geographic Readers: Volcanoes

We haven’t spent a whole lot of time on volcanoes. But they have come up as an interest piece that we have researched a little bit. I mean AppleBlossom has read Pompeii: Buried Alive! many a time. The Enginerd has made a few baking soda and vinegar eruptions on demand. We also have been known to be found on the floor immersed in reading Magic School Bus Presents: Volcanoes and Earthquakes as well as National Geographic Readers: Volcanoes and others.   This level four early reader is one that I’ve seen on nearly all the lists for a recommended read. As soon as AppleBlossom was set free on an adventure of self-reading this was one that she read again and again recounting the adventure and fear that those people must have endured! This reader didn’t scare her with the tale, but filled her with a thirst for more.   While mamas can definitely enjoy books. . .

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A Treasure Concealed (Sapphire Brides) in stores!

Bestselling Author Tracie Peterson Launches Exciting New Series Set in 1890s Montana Who is ready to head back to Montana in the 1890s in a new historical series with the fabulous storytelling imagination of Tracie Peterson? I know I am! Tracie Peterson was one of my first introductions to Christian Historical Fiction with a series set in Montana, so I’ve always been fond and thus I’m delighted to head back to a similar place and time period for a new story.

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America’s First Daughter {Excerpt}

America's First Daughter

. “Painstakingly researched, beautifully hewn, compulsively readable — this enlightening literary journey takes us from Monticello to revolutionary Paris to the Jefferson White House, revealing remarkable historical details, dark family secrets, and bringing to life the colorful cast of characters who conceived of our new nation. A must read.” (Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Empress)   AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER EXCERPT Mr. Short’s Declaration “Patsy, will you allow me to walk you home?” Mr. Short asked. In that moment, I’d have gone anywhere with him. It didn’t matter that my feet ached from dancing or that I’d left my shawl upstairs, or even that my chaperone would soon notice I was missing. That spring in Paris, defiance of rules was the norm. And a wild defiant liberation had taken hold of me, so I didn’t fight it. I simply went with him out into the night,. . .

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Christian Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

It’s a new year coming soon, and a new opportunity to participate in a challenge for reading Christian Historical Fiction. I know this year is going to be awesome! The more participants we have, the more giveaways there will be. You can also sign up and participate through the Goodreads group as well if you’d like. (I love it because of the widget that tells me just how many books I’ve read! And it’s automatic to counting a book if it’s found on the Christian Historical Fiction shelf.) Now here’s for the fun… Every month, a new post will be created here on www.ChristianHistoricalFiction.com with an opportunity to participate. (Guests are invited to post as well, just ask!) Everyone can participate, even those who do not have a blog or a Goodreads membership (just use the comments section to add your book title and thoughts if you desire). Add the link(s). . .

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Shakespeare’s Rebel by C.C. Humphreys {Exclusive Excerpt}

Exclusive excerpt   In the small part of his brain that was not focused on survival, he was aware of an irony here; for in his other life, the life he preferred, the life of the playhouse, one of his tasks had been to arrange the fights that occurred in most plays. And so, like players upon a stage, he set about organizing his enemies’ moves. There were more of them crowding the top of the stair and, in good conscience, two were as many as he could handle, so he was determined to hold the combat near the door and prevent entrance. As always, he watched their weapons. For all the firmness of their guard, he could see the men’s hesitancy—­and that was not just because of the constant shiftings of their feet, a trait of your Spanish swordsman, forever dancing as they fought. Perhaps the sight of their. . .

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Lone Star Brides 3 in 1 available now!

Now, if you know me, you know I love my books. But I have to tell you that I absolutely adore omnibus editions! Getting an entire trilogy under one cover excites me to no end! I cannot explain it, but it is pure delight! Now you can get the entire Lone Star Brides trilogy in one book by Tracie Peterson. I think they did a great job of combining the covers.

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Everlasting Love (Brides of Seattle) in stores now!

Can you believe it is time already for another Tracie Peterson novel?! I have about a dozen or so go-to authors that I wouldn’t hesitate to buy before reading or previewing and Tracie is one of them. Her stories always make me think and her characters are always so real with the quirks and personalities that come to life off the page. Everlasting Love, the third novel is the Brides of Seattle series is available now to finish out the series started with Steadfast Love and continued with Refining Fire this past summer. This is my favorite cover in the series yet! Grab your copy now!  

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2015 Christmas Christian Historical Fiction {Reading Challenge}

Okay, hear me out! I’m definitely one of the first people that wants to celebrate the crisp beginnings of fall… And the events of All Saints Day or Halloween (no matter which you celebrate). After all, November is my birthday month! and perhaps Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. But Christmas is something special. This year I want to make sure to get the word out for any and all who wish to join me in reading for the Christmas Christian Historical Fiction Reading Challenge through ChristianHistoricalFiction.com! So I’m announcing it early! So you can start picking your titles and making your to-be-read piles and stacks!! I want you to join me!

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Far in the Wilds (eNovella) by Deanna Raybourn {Review}

Far in the Wilds novella Review

Last night I finished reading Far in the Wilds, the prequel novel to A Spear of Summer Grass. A few years ago I started to read ASoSG but was turned off by the over sexual nature of the story. After recently reading A Curious Beginning, I decided I would give this saga another try because I do so enjoy Deanna Raybourn‘s writing. This week I started reading ASoSG again and when I came across the introduction of the character Ryder, I decided I wanted a little background on his story. So I hiatus ASoSG and picked up FitW. Far in the Wilds was a great read. I got it when it was a freebie on Kindle, but I have noted that it is also available in the Overdrive R.E.A.D.S. Library system as a digital book as well. It apparently translates to about 54 physical pages and I read it in about. . .

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The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick {Review}

The Winter Crown

You might also be interested in reading my previous posts and reviews featuring Elizabeth Chadwick including a great Guest post! For the King’s Favor {Review} Guest post from Elizabeth Chadwick Lady of the English {Review} A Place Beyong Courage {Review} More to come!   When I read a historical fiction novel from Elizabeth Chadwick I know that I can expect it to come off the page and alive in my imagination. Her writing is always so clear and vibrant with visual information. As always I enjoy her stories. While my heritage is here in the English vibe, there is so much about British history that I do not know. Reading these stories gives me an interesting founding people to imagine how it might have been. Then as true to her writing and the way that it affects me I want more. I wouldn’t mind reading all of her books one. . .

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A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell) by Deanna Raybourn {Review}

  First in a new historical mystery series about intrepid Victorian England adventurer Veronica Speedwell Following my reviews you know that I spend most of my reading hours in the realm of Christian Historical Fiction; however, there are a few authors that are in the general fiction market that I gladly and eagerly jump into their novels. Therefore, I realize this recommendation is not for everyone who reads my normal reviews. With that said, A Curious Beginning is an amazing book and a wonderful start to a new series with an author divined with a creative mind Deanna Raybourn. I absolutely loved the Lady Julia Grey series that I started reading on recommendation of my author friend Michelle Moran and I devoured every additional story. Deanna does have another series set in the 1920s that I have not entered into yet. Stepping back into 1887, Veronica is an incredible character.. . .

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