I thought it’d be fun to attempt to post about five fall favorites daily.. Today it’s romance.
Although I really don’t read romance that often, I do have some clean favorites. I tried to layout this post differently, with more info and organized better. I feel like the post yesterday was a mess.
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Left to Die by Ivy Rose
“Lindy Greene’s life is perfect. Too perfect. But living as a missionary nurse, serving in a small hospital in China, soon brings the disaster she fearfully anticipates. All of her well-thought-out plans for the future disintegrate after pulling a fatally ill, disfigured, abandoned child from a pile of trash. She doesn’t even like babies. Nathan Thomas can’t find balance. College suited him just fine until his cash ran out, forcing him to the Chinese mission field with his parents. The chaotic atmosphere in China does little to relax his agitated mind, and the pretty blonde nurse at the hospital does nothing to help him focus. The Chinese mission field isn’t for the faint of heart. Nathan wonders how he can survive his remaining time there, while Lindy struggles to help everyone she can. With different ideals pulling them in separate directions, there is one thing drawing them together: a tiny, sickly, crippled orphan who relies on them to stay alive.”
Left to Die by Ivy Rose is very thought-provoking. It doesn’t necessarily focus on romance, but instead on the abandonment of babies in China. The threads of romance throughout the book are so sweet! It might be a little scary for the younger audience, but certainly a great read for tweens. I’m going to read the book again and post a review on the blog in the future.
When Calls the Heart (Canadian West #1) by Janette Oke
“Nothing in her cultured East Coast upbringing prepared Elizabeth for a teaching position on the Canadian frontier. Yet, despite the constant hardships, she loves the children in her care. Determined to do the best job she can and fighting to survive the harsh land, Elizabeth is surprised to find her heart softening towards a certain member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.”
When Calls the Heart by Janette Oke isn’t my favorite series, but it’s still a good one. I prefer the first two books and maybe the last one. It’s been a year since I’ve read it, and seeing my review on Goodreads…. I should probably check it out again. It’s not the same as the tv series, though.
Where Courage Calls (Return to the Canadian West #1) by Janette Oke
“Her courage and her heart will be tested in ways she never expected…
Beth Thatcher has spent her entire life in the safe, comfortable world of her family, her friends, and the social outings her father’s wealth provides. But Beth is about to leave it all behind to accept a teaching position in the rugged foothills of western Canada. Inspired by her aunt Elizabeth, who went west to teach school several years ago, and gently encouraged by her father, Beth resolves to put her trust in God and bravely face any challenge that comes her way.
But the conditions in Coal Valley are even worse than she’d feared. A recent mining accident has left the town grieving and at the mercy of the mining company. The children have had very little prior education, and many of the locals don’t even speak English. There isn’t even a proper schoolhouse. In addition, Beth’s heart is torn between two young men–both Mounties, one a lifelong friend and the other a kind, quiet man who comes to her aid more than once.
Despite the many challenges, Beth is determined to make a difference in the rustic frontier town. But when her sister visits from the East, reminding her of all the luxuries she’s had to give up, will Beth decide to return to her privileged life as soon as the school year is over?
A special companion story to Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart TV series”
Where Courage Calls by Janette Oke is a great read… I think I actually like this series better than the original. This one is based off of the television series, or maybe it’s the other way around. It’s a cute and sweet romance set in the 1900s if I remember correctly. Totally read it sometime.
Christy by Catherine Marshall
“At nineteen, Christy Huddleston left home to teach school in the Smokies — coming to know and care for the wild mountain people, with their fierce pride, terrible poverty, dark superstitions…and their yearning for beauty and truth. But in these primitive surroundings, Christy’s faith would be severely tested by the unique strengths and needs of two remarkable young men — and challenged by a heart torn between desire…and love.”
Christy by Catherine Marshall is a great, but long read. It has been two years or so since I’ve read it. I think it’s clean, since my mother let me read it… but yeah.
Secrets of the Jedi by Jude Watson
“Three generations of Jedi.
Three untold secrets.
A Jedi is never to fall in love….
Grieving for the loss of his friend Tahl, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn has been sent back to the Jedi Temple to recover. But this peace is soon shattered by an urgent mission — a young boy with a knack for technology has intercepted a message that indicates a mass assassination of planetary leaders is about to take place. It is up to Qui-Gon and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, to protect the boy from the bounty hunter assassins…and to foil the deadly plot.
Joining Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan on their mission are the Jedi Master Adi Gallia and her headstrong apprentice, Siri. Obi-Wan and Siri have been sparring friends for a long time. But as the assassins’ pursuit tightens, they find their relationship beginning to change in an unexpected direction….
A generation later, Obi-Wan, Siri, and the boy they tried to save are reunited once more — with the fate of the Clone Wars hinging on the outcome. Old tensions rise once more — as well as new conflicts and secrets. Obi-Wan’s apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, has many things to hide, and when his secret wife, Padmé Amidala, joins the Jedi mission, the risks becomes even greater than before.
Secrets are dangerous.
Secrets are difficult.
Secrets can kill.”
Secrets of the Jedi by Jude Watson is not a christian book nor my favorite book, but I thought the romance between Obi-Wan and the blonde girl named Siri was cute.
Might be back tomorrow for another post. I promise I’ll have a review up and running soon. 🙂
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