Hello ladies and gents!
Welcome to my blog … and to my first post in Five Fall Favorites 2017! I’m sure you remember the amazing blog party we did last year, and if you don’t, this invitation will give you the highlights:
To find out more, check out today’s post by Rebekah A. Morris. Through this post, you will also find the other blogs participating, etc. Which is all stuff you need to find the “book room” for the day. (More on that later!)
Basically, we’re sharing our favorite books in six categories, handing out free ebooks, and giving away a grand prize including several paperbacks! (The winners will be announced this Saturday.) (And if we get enough entries, we will add a second … and then a third … prize!)
*squeals* THIS IS GOING TO BE AMAZING! I can’t wait to share my favorites in each category with you, to direct you to the giveaways, and all the other awesome stuff!
Without further ado …
Five Books Set in Bible Times
This was kind of hard for me since, though I love historical fiction, I don’t really like historical fiction set in Bible times all that much? I’m very much a Victorian and early 1900s girl. 😉
But … I did find up five amazing historical stories set during the time of the Bible.
The Centurion’s Wife by Janette Oke & Davis Bunn
When I first read this book, I was absolutely mind-blown! I’m not a huge reader of Biblical fiction, but … wow. Just wow! What an incredibly moving story. When I read it, I was going, “How can anyone not believe in Jesus?!” Read my review here.
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
I read this a couple years back and really enjoyed it. Besides being pretty moving, it’s also a great adventure story. I found myself really caring about the choices of the main character, Daniel. I enjoyed how he slowly changed and became a better person, following a higher calling instead of his own agenda.
The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Although this book does not include any stories from the Bible, and therefore is not “Biblical fiction,” it is set during the time of the Bible – around 1400 B.C. It’s an exciting adventure story, and I really enjoyed the characters. Also, Ancient Egypt is one of my favorite settings. 🙂
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
When I first read this play, I was ten or eleven and really didn’t like it (despite the fact that Julius Caesar has always been one of my heroes). I mean, I was just a kid. I was seriously too young to understand Shakespeare! Now, however, I think it’s beautiful. I really love Shakespeare … it’s like a riddle to be solved.
I LOVE RIDDLES!
A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
I promised myself I’d never read a Francine Rivers book, but I did read this one because it’s one of my best friend’s favorites. And … I didn’t love it. I liked it, though. My full review will explain my reasoning behind it. (Although this is an adult book; it’s not for children, and parental guidance is recommended for teens.)
The grand prize consists of a basket filled with …
• Signed copy of Dylan’s Story by Rebekah A. Morris
• Signed copy of Dandelion Dust by Faith Potts
• Signed copy of Kate’s Innocence by Sarah Holman
• Signed copy of The Twin Arrows by Kate Willis
• Signed copy of Journey to Love by Amanda Tero
• Coffee Nut M & M’s
• Packets of Apple Cider
• Cute Fall Mug
If we reach 75 people we’ll add a 2nd prize. If we reach 100 people, we’ll add a 3rd prize.
Now, here’s another way (besides the giveaway) to get your hands on some free books!
Every day, one blog in the party with host the ‘book room.’ The ‘book room’ will have a free ebook – probably a short story or novella – for everyone!
So find it to get a free ebook! *is excited for you* *and for me since I’m gonna track down the book rooms* 😉 (You can track down the book room through Rebekah’s blog.)
On that note, my room for today is …
DON’T YOU DARE LEAVE JUST ‘CAUSE THERE AREN’T FREE BOOKS!
I MEAN IT.
NO LEAVING ME.
I’m lonesome …
Look, I’ve got bicycles! I mean, yes, they’re virtual bikes, but … but … bicycles are fun!
So, I looked for a picture of me riding a bike, but wasn’t able to find one. Sooo … I ended up finding this super-cool picture of a couple old bicycles:
That’s me and Bailey when we travelled back in time to the Victorian era and one of us did that Shakespearean thing where you pretend to be a guy because being a girl wasn’t safe back then. *nods*
(And yes, I do realize that makes no sense …)
Did you enjoy the book recommendations? Did you find the book room? What are some of you favorite Biblical fiction reads (if you’ve read any)? What era would you travel back to if you got the chance?
For me lovely followers: Ivy Introspective could possibly be Book of the Month at LAS Reviews! Hop over and vote!