Carolyn Astfalk has a first Wednesday of the month book review linkup!
The aforementioned Carolyn also joins me every month for Sabbath Rest Book Talk.
JUNE’S THEME: FORTITUDE
Special Guest: Lisa Hendey, author of CHIME TRAVELERS
Lisa Hendey is the founder of http://www.CatholicMom.com and the author of several books including A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms, The Grace of Yes and the Chime Travelers children’s fictions series. Lisa hosts two podcasts and is a frequent radio and television guests. She speaks and writes internationally and resides in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Join us this month as we discuss:
Dying for Compassion (The Lady Doc Murders Book 2) by Dr. Barbara Golder
GIVEAWAY: COMMENT ON JUNE’S SRBT by June 30 and be entered to win a paperback copy of DYING FOR COMPASSION (North American mailing addresses only)
What happens to a new love when an old one appears to claim first rights to a man and a marriage? Just as Telluride Medical Examiner Jane Wallace and Irish writer Eoin Conner take their first steps toward romance, Eoin’s beautiful wife Fiona arrives to resume her long-abandoned life with Eoin. When Eoin discovers that Fiona was responsible for the denial of their annulment, he returns to Ireland to find the proof to free him to marry Jane. After Fiona is found dead in her hotel room, Eoin is indicted for her murder. Unwilling to leave the matter solely in the hands of Irish authorities, Jane goes to Ireland to follow the evidence wherever it leads. She leaves behind a tangle of problems in Telluride, where it is left to her trusted friend Father Matt to unravel the mysteries at home, unaware that they hold the key to Jane’s mystery abroad.
Shane by Jack Schaefer
In this true Western classic Jack Schaefer tells the story of a mysterious stranger who finds himself in the Wyoming Territory joining local homesteaders in their fight to keep their land and avoid the intimidating tactics of cattle driver Luke Fletcher. While trying to leave his gunslinging days behind him, the mysterious stranger, Shane, is tested by Fletcher and his men. In Shane, Schaefer executes a perfect Western narrative while exploring the overarching themes of virtue, the human condition, and a man’s search for self.
Sisters of the Last Straw 1: The Case of the Haunted Chapel by Karen Kelly Boyce
GIVEAWAY: COMMENT ON JUNE’S SRBT by June 30 and be entered to win a paperback copy of SISTERS OF THE LAST STRAW #1 (US mailing addresses only)
The Sisters of the Last Straw and the Case of the Haunted Chapel is the first in a series of children’s books that convey the fun-filled story of a group of misfit nuns. These sisters and their madcap adventures teach the importance of tolerance and forgiveness. Each book focuses on the virtues of Gospel living and the frailties of human nature. While children delight in the humor and fast-paced exploits of this special group of nuns, they learn the need to be forgiving of the faults of others and to look for the good in all people. Children are enchanted and entertained with the humorous escapades of the characters while learning the importance of basic Christian values, growth, and love.
Check out the reading list for all of 2018.
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