Friday, May 22, 2015

Weekend Wrap Up (May 22) - Friday Memes

This is the Weekend Wrap-Up, inspired by Melanie at Christian Bookshelf Review. This is where I will tell you what I've read in the past week, what I'm currently reading, and what I plan to read in the week ahead. I might also share some interesting events from the past week!

I love Kim Vogel Sawyer. Her books are always heartfelt and amazing. I just finished reading the second book in the Zimmerman Restoration trilogy. In honor of that, and thanks to Blogging for Books, I have a copy of the first book, When Mercy Rains to give away! Simply comment on this post by Thursday, May 28! Winner will be announced next Friday!

What I've Read
As Love Blooms: A Novel12127810

Reviews Posted
As Love Blooms by Lorna Seilstad
When Grace Sings by Kim Vogel Sawyer
A Heart's Danger by Colleen Coble

What I'm Currently Reading:

What's Next in May:

The Question: Why would you stop reading a book? Too long, wrong genre, bad language, not what you expected, or something totally different?

My Answer: I have only stopped reading one book because it was just not what I expected. The cover and description made it sound so intriguing, but I was bored to tears. I made it halfway through before I finally just gave up. Other than that, I feel like if I start a book, I have to finish it.

Hosted by: Rose City Reader
"Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name."

"Henry Phillips slices into the venison steak on his plate and savored the rich meatiness of it. Mom always cooked his favorites when he came home from college, and this Christmas break was no different." - Until the Harvest by Sarah Loudin Thomas

I've read the first book in the Appalachian Blessings series, Miracle in a Dry Season, and loved it. I've also read the free e-novella, Appalachian Serenade, and loved it! So it stands to reason, I'll love this book too!


  1. When Mercy Rains sounds like a wonderful book, I would enjoy this book. Thank you

  2. I quit reading a book by a Christian author because it was so awful reading about harvesting kids brains. Another one had such raw sex scenes I ripped it up. Not enjoying awful cussing in ons reading now. jrs362 at hotmail dot com

  3. Awesome! Thanks for the chance!

  4. I would love a chance to read When Mercy Rains, thanks.
    melissa dot snoopy at yahoo dot com

  5. I would love to win this! I'd heard about and really wanted to read When Grace Sings, but I want to start at the beginning with When Mercy Rains first! :) Thank you for the opportunity to do just that!

    Amada (pronounced:

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! Kim always writes great books and I haven't read one of hers in a while.