20 May 2012

Summer Reading Lists

This week our format is different.  Carrie is the ACFW BookClub Discussion Facilitator for MaryLu Tyndall's Surrender the Dawn. The other book featured is by Carrie's MidAtlantic Zone member, Cathy Gohlke.  "Promise Me This" will be reviewed this week on OTT-WGH.So instead of an interview this week here are the OTT-WGH reviewer's planned Summer reads: 

TERESA's and MARIAN's lists: By order of release!

Teresa Mathews' Summer Picks
1. Veil of Pearls by MaryLu Tyndall July 1
2. The Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carie July 1st
3. Angel of the Cove by Sandra Robbins August 1
4. Hunter's Prize by Marcia Gruver August 1
5. To Write a Wrong by Robin Caroll September 15th

Marian Baay’s Summer Reading List 
1. Trauma Plan by Candace Calvert (See Marian’s review last week on OTT-WGH!)
2. Glamorous Illusions – Lisa Bergren (June 1)
3. Veil of Pearls by ML Tyndall  (July 1)
4. Central Park Rendezvous (4 in 1) by Kim Sawyer, Ronie Kendig, Dineen Miller & ML Tyndall (Aug. 15)
5. Injustice for All (book 1) + To Write a Wrong (book 2) by Robin Caroll (Sept. 15) 

What are you reading this summer? Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of any of MaryLu's books and any of Kathy Gohlke's this week, one each given away, paperback or ebook format.


  1. What wonderful list all of you ladies have!
    What do I have on my list?

    Messenger by Siri Mitchell
    Skip Rock Shallows by Jan Watson
    Red River Rose by Gilbert Morris
    The Secret Keeper by Sandra Byrd

    Thanks so much for sharing your lists with us, Marian and Tamera!

    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

  2. I have so many books on my summer "to be read" list that I don't know where to begin.

    Amish Summer of Courage, Samantha Bayarr
    The Fiddler, Beverly Lewis
    Chasing Fireflies, Samantha Bayarr
    Ella's Wish, Jerry Eicher
    Words Spoken True, Ann H. Gabhart
    .....and man more!

    Thanks for posting your summer reading lists!

  3. FAYE, sounds like fabulous books! I'm very curious about Jan Watson's! Let me know how you like that one.

  4. NANCEE, I have read Ann Gabhart's book and it's a VERY good one. Haven't read any of the other books on your list. Hope you enjoy reading those books this summer!

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  6. Those looks like awesome lists! I've read some of those books and they are amazing! I have many books. Herem are just a few:
    1. A Necessary Deception by Laurie Alice Eakes
    2. Highland Sanctuary by Jennifer Hudson Taylor
    3. Pirate of My Heart by Jamie Carie
    4. The Healing Season by Ruth Axtell Morren
    5. The Fairest Beauty by Melanie Dickerson
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    Megan S. Meganleigh844@gmail.com

  7. MEGAN, thanks for your list of wonderful books!
    I also have the first two books on my TBR pile. I still have to read my first Jamie Carie book. I hope to get to that this year.
    And Melanie Dickerson's next book must be a delight to read!
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. I've got a ton of books I want to get read but there are a couple of new releases that I can't wait to read.

    The Ride of Her Life by Lorna Seilstad
    Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer
    Veil of Pearls by MaryLu Tyndall
    Trauma Plan by Candice Calvert
    The Secret Keeper by Sandra Byrd
    Tributary by Lisa T. Bergren

    Thanks for sharing your summer reads with us!


  9. LIZ, you sound like me. I also have tons of books I want to read. Too bad there are only 24 hours in a day!

    Can't wait to read Tributary! I love Lisa Bergren's River of Times Series!

    Thanks for sharing your want-to-read list!

  10. love the covers & the reviews - I will NEVER surrender the dawn or anything else - I come to offer these ladies a wonderful home! ;o)

  11. As a homeschooling mom it's a dream to have a summer reading list for myself...lol
    This is a good start! Thanks!

  12. Looks like you have some good reads ahead of you!

    I'm looking forward to:

    "To Die For" by Sandra Byrd
    "A Bride's Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas" by Erica Vetsch
    "Love's Sacred Song" by Mesu Andrews
    "Promise Me This" by Cathy Gohlke

    I would love a copy of "The Redemption" by MaryLu Tyndall.


  13. These books look awesome! I need to look these up in my local library.

  14. The Anniversary Waltz by Darrel Nelson
    Lucy Come Home by Dave & Neta Jackson
    Missing Your Smile by Jerry Eicher
    Knowing, a series of gift by Tammy Hill
    A Bride's Dilemma by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
    A Veil of Pearls by MaryLu Tyndall
    A Life Restored by Karen Baney
    The Messenger by Siri Mitchell
    Pirate of my Heart by Jamie Carie
    Shoot the Wounded by Lynn Dove
    Petra by TL Higley
    Shadow of Colossus by TL Higley
    Spring Hope by Martha Rogers
    Guardian of the Flame by TL Higley
    City of the Dead by TL Higley
    Follow Your Heart by Jerry Eicher
    A Heart Renewed by Karen Baney
    The Huguenot Sword by Shawn Lamb

    for starters, lol. :)

  15. I know I will be reading Short Straw Bride but need to read all those free books stored on my kindle!

    Would love either author's book.

    Peace, julie

  16. I am reading The Pursuit Of Lucy Banning right now and it's really good!
    My email is my_oceaneyes@yahoo.com


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  18. I'm waiting on some new releases for my summer reading & there are so many I doubt if I'll get through them all.
    I've read Trauma Plan
    Veil of Pearls is on my list
    A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado,CA..Keli Gwyn
    A Promise For Miriam.. Vannetta Chapman
    just to name a few.

  19. MURRAY, I love seeing you around here. I think you're the only male visitor. :)

  20. MA PETERSON, thanks for coming by. Please leave your email so we can contact you if you win.

  21. GWENDOLYN, I've read Promise Me This and I hope to read Mesu Andrews' book soon! The other two sounds great, too!
    We'll enter you in the drawing!

  22. PWNMOM, wow you have a lot to read in the next weeks. LOL
    I guess you've discovered TL Higley's books and now you want to read more of them. I have one of her books on my shelf, but didn't have the time to read it yet.
    You're entered in the drawing!

  23. JULIE, I also have sooo many free books on my Kindle. I don't know if I ever get to read them, but it's nice to have them anyway. ;)
    Can you leave your email so that we can contact you if you win? Thanks!

  24. JENNY, I want to read that one too!

  25. Well WILMA, you have at least read Trauma Plan, so you can't miss that fabulous read anymore. :))
    Hope you'll enjoy reading the other books on your list!

  26. I love your books! Thank you for posting a reading list! It is wonderful to be able to read stories without the bad language and sexual content. Its refreshing to see how things were and I wish they could be again. Again, I want to thank you!

  27. I'm currently reading The Chase by DiAnn Mills!

  28. I have sooooo many on my TBR list!! Here's just a few.

    Heiress by Susan May Warren
    In too Deep by Mary Connealy
    Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist
    Words Spoken True by Ann H. Gabhart
    Blue Moon Promise by Colleen Coble


  29. I cannot write my list here as I have a long list and hope to accomplish reading three or four books a month this summer. I would love to win one of the books to review.
    MaryLu I dearly love your books and have reviewed some of them. God Bless you and annoint you as you write for his glory. jrs362 at hotmail dot com

  30. I have quite a few that I want to read so will just give a few
    The Fiddler by Bev Lewis
    Threads of Hope by Andrea Boshaar
    A Promise for Miriam by Vannetta Chapman
    I am a book reviewer so will be reading whatever comes open on that too.
    Happy Summer one and all...
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.co)

  31. Happy Sunday, Ladies!! Just taking a break from gardening to drop by and say Hi and thank you all so much for commenting!! And for your kind words! I'm currently reading Protection for Hire by Camy Tang... not my normal fare since it's contemporary, but Camy is a good friend of mine. Besides, it's really good! Next in line is
    Beside two Rivers by Rita Gerlach
    Pursuit of Lucy Banning by Olivia Newport

    Have a great evening!

  32. MARYLU, I love Camy's writing, too. Haven't been able to keep up with contemporaries, though, with reading all the comps -- including yours, lol!

  33. PAULA, those are some of my fav authors, too!!!

  34. JSQUIRE, I don't think MARYLU saw your blessing and annointing but I thank you just the same!

  35. MARISSA, I loved Maid to Match! Hope you do, too!

  36. JENNIFER, I am grateful to God for DIANN's healing. She was either the first or one of the very first ACFW teachers I had in the online courses.

  37. GRACE, I think you are another one speaking to MARYLU and she probably didn't see your comment.

  38. Wow--what wonderful reading lists! Mine is so long it's scary. At the moment I'm deep in history books, researching WWII Germany for the setting of my next book--at least the one I hope to write!

    Siri Mitchell's, "The Messenger" is next on my TBR fiction list.

    Thank you so much for sharing my books through your blog--I'm truly honored, and look forward to discussing "Promise Me This" through the ACFW Book Club!

    God's Blessings and Happy Reading!

  39. This is so nice - I'm reading everyone else's comments and see so many books I haven't read and new authors for me too.

    I'm looking forward to Veil of Pearls by MaryLu Tyndall. I've just started reading Composing Amelia by Alison Strobel.

    On the list are also:

    Chronicles of the Kings series by Lynn Austin
    The Frontiersman's Daughter by Laura Frantz
    Heart of Gold and Belonging by Robin Lee Hatcher
    Five Miles South of Peculiar by Angela Hunt
    The Girl's Still Got It by Liz Curis Higgs

    Ahhhh... isn't reading great?

    Caroline mcallister@bmts.com

  40. From my other comment above - That's "The Girl's Still Got It : Take a Walk With Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World" by Liz Curtis Higgs. Sorry for the typo!

  41. CAROLINE - Laura's The Frontiersman's Daughter is still my fav Christian book. But I have been warned by Julie Lessman that Laura's upcoming release is even better, so we'll see. And I have to say Veil of Pearls is AMAZING and not to be missed. I would love to see that made into a movie.

  42. I am SO excited to see all of these ideas of books to read!

    Here is my list so far (in order of what I am looking forward to most):

    "Veil of Pearls" MaryLu Tyndall
    "Central Park Rendezvous" Mary Lu Tyndall
    "The Rose of Winslow Street" Elizabeth Camden
    "Lady of Milkweed Manor" Julie Klassen
    "The Ride of Her Life" Lorna Seilstad(setting: summer lake in Idaho)
    "Prize of my Heart" Lisa Noradto
    "Hearts Safe Passage" Laurie Alice Eakes
    "Short Straw Bride" Karn Witemeyer
    "Dark Hour" Ginger Garrett (great historical/biographical fiction)
    ("One of the darkest and bloodiest stories of all time comes not from a medieval battlefield but from inside one of the most opulent palaces ever built. The strategies come not from men eager to extend their influence but from women bent on exercising their wit and prowess in a kingdom not their own. Treason and murder are fair game. Marriage is manipulation, a means to an end. Children are the enemy. And the days of the House of David are numbered--unless one woman can find the strength to conquer them all").
    "Book of Days" James Rubart
    (maybe reread Debrah White Smith's "Central Park" -- a take on Jane Austen's Mansfield Park)

    And then, of course, I'll probably reread one of MaryLu's books (Redemption or Surrender the Heart) and try out some of the authors listed above. I am not doubt bookmarking this page!

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    I really enjoyed Lynn Austen's Chronicles of the Kings series! It makes that history totally come to life! I also really enjoy Ginger Garrett's perspectives.

    Have you read any of Francine River's Lineage of Grace books?

  45. LifeDance :

    Yes, I've read one of the Lineage of Grace books. I forgot that I have them all in one book ... I'll add that to my reading list now! Thanks for the reminder! All of Lynn Austin's books are great too for the historical fiction. I finished her "Wonderland Creek" not too long ago and really enjoyed it.

    I'm also hoping to read MaryLu Tyndall's "Charlestown Belles" series ...

  46. What's the chance of winning a second swashbuckling book?

  47. LIFEDANCE, you have an intersting list of books to read! MaryLu's and Julie Klassen's are not to be missed!

  48. CAROLINE, I also enjoyed reading Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin. Her next one sounds great, too! The Frontiersman's Daughter is my favorite historical fiction ever. Enjoy reading!

  49. MELIDY, we'll enter you in the contest. Good luck!

  50. JOLEEN, thanks for sharing. Love your new moniker! Life Dance sounds like a celebration!

  51. Wow..I love seeing everyone's book lists! I found a few I'll add to mine! By the way, Joleen (LifeDance) is the one who made (for free) the book trailer for The Redemption. I just adore it! You can find it on this page if you'd like to check it out: http://legacyofthekingspirates.blogspot.com/

  52. I have lots of books in my TBR stack, don't usually determine a reading order ahead of time.

    I just started Prize of My Heart, a few others are
    The Measure of Katie Calloway - Serena Miller
    The Baroness - Susan May Warren


  53. My book list for this summer:

    A Proper Companion by Louise Gouge
    The Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carie
    Veil of Pearls and The Raven Saint


  54. PATTY and JANELLA, thanks for sharing your lists!

  55. MARYLU, I think JOLEEN did a marvellous job with that book trailer!

  56. Thanks Marian, I think she did an awesome job too! I was so thrilled when I first watched it!! Joleen is such a sweet generous lady.

  57. Aww, shucks! Thank you, ladies. I have realized that God has given me a gift for "Creative Communication" and I LOVE to use it. I am so blessed that you are using YOUR gifts. Thank you!

  58. NANCEE - random.org, and GOD!, loves you! You are a winner again! CONGRATS! Pick any of MaryLu's ebooks! Would like to suggest Surrender the Dawn, this week ACFW Book Club discussion! Blessings!

  59. Already read and reviewed The Forgiven Duke on Diana's list! and looking fwd to Veil of Pearls by ML Tyndall
    thx for a great offer ..!

  60. Children of Angels by Kathryn Dahlstrom
    Celtic Run by Sean Vogel

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com


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