Ten Great Books for Mom's Summer Reading, a 1500 Post Celebration and an Awesome Giveaway

Ahhh! It's summer time. It's time to hang out by the pool or sit on the sand, looking at the ocean. But I have a confession.

It's not the pool or the ocean that appeal to me. I don't particularly care for swimming, and sand, salt, and sea creatures aren't my cup of tea either. Wondering why I'm loving the pool and the beach? My secret is- the books.

You see, at my house, I can rarely sit down and enjoy a book. There are dishes to wash and laundry to move and kids asking questions. But at the pool or by the ocean, I have uninterrupted time to read, and reading is one of my favorite things to do.

Christian fiction books

I've recently posted summer reading lists for all ages. Today, it's mom's turn. You can find the posts for other ages at the bottom of this post.

In addition to mom's reading list, we're having a little celebration here at As We Walk Along the Road. You may notice that I've "spruced up" the blog a little. And, I realized that I've now passed 1500 posts! To celebrate, I'm offering an awesome giveaway. I'll be sharing ten Christian Fiction books for mom's summer reading list. These are all books I've reviewed on my Good Books for the Journey book review blog. After you take a look at the list, you can enter the Mom's Summer Reading List Giveaway to win all ten books on the list. That's over $100 in great books to keep you reading this summer.


So check out ten great Christian fiction books that you can enjoy this summer, and then enter the giveaway. It will run through midnight on June 18, 2016.

Tide and Tempest by Elizabeth Ludwig

This was a sweet and suspenseful romantic fiction novel. I loved the historical setting- New York in the early 1900s- and the primary characters who were Irish. This was the third book in a series, but I didn't have any trouble jumping in and following the story. I think the stories must be interwoven but feature different characters in each installment. Read more at Good Books for the Journey.

Christian fiction review

Soul's Prisoner by Cara Luecht

I was absorbed into the book from the beginning. It starts off quickly and was very compelling. There is a dark and foreboding feel, but this drew me in and made me want to keep reading because I was just sure something was around the next page. Read more at Good Books for the Journey.

Christian fiction reads

Direct Hit by Mike Hollow

The story moves at a good pace as leads unfold. Occasionally there is a bit of action or dialogue that seems a little forced or incongruous, but all in all, the story flows well. And I certainly stayed interested and involved throughout the story. Read more at Good Books for the Journey.

Christian fiction book review

Promise to Keep by Elizabeth Byler Younts

I'm not always an Amish fiction fan, but occasionally I come across an author in the genre that I really enjoy. And Promise to Keep by Elizabeth Byler Younts turned out to be one of those that I really enjoyed. Read more at Good Books for the Journey.

Christian fiction book

The Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

There isn't anything particularly deep here, and occasionally the action didn't flow, and it seemed a little stilted. But it was a light, enjoyable read. And I did enjoy following some of the characters I had met in the first book. Read more at Good Books for the Journey.

Christian fiction review

A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

Set in London and the English countryside during World War 1, A Refuge at Highland Hall is a Christian historical fiction read. Although it refers to characters and story lines of the previous books, you can read it without having read the other books in the series. Read more at Good Books for the Journey.

Review of Christian fiction

Rise and Shine by Sandra B. Bricker

This was a very sweet and funny easy romantic read. It's a contemporary romance, and the setting is interesting- Shannon is coming out of a ten year coma. But she wakes to find life very different from ten years ago when she was injured and slipped into the coma. As she redefines exactly who she is and what God's plans for her are, she's also learning to love again. Read more at Good Books for the Journey.

Book suggestions for moms

Together at the Table by Hillary Manton Lodge

The book is the culminating book in a series. I haven't read the previous two books, and I did have a little trouble following some of the storyline. But there was enough information to help me pick up the gist of the plot, and I was still able to thoroughly enjoy this one. Read more at Good Books for the Journey.

Summer reading for moms


Born of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta

Born of Persuasion appears to be the first of a series of novels called Price of Privilege by Jessica Dotta. The novel is described as a Gothic, Victorian novel. I loved it. Read more at Good Books for the Journey.

Book suggestions


The Jazz Files by Fiona Veitch Smith


The Jazz Files is the first is what I think is going to be a great new series about Poppy Denby, a girl living in London in the 1920s. I quickly fell in love with Poppy and thoroughly enjoyed this mystery, so I'm looking forward to the others. Read more at Good Books for the Journey.

Book ideas


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And now for the Mom's Summer Reading List Giveaway!


Christian fiction giveaway

Enter the Giveaway Tools giveaway below to win all ten books from this list. The giveaway will run through midnight on June 18, 2016.



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I'm linking up with Literary Musings Monday!

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1 comment :

  1. Well it is hard to pick favorites, but a book is easy, it is the Bible! Amazing giveaway, thank you!

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