Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WWW Wednesdays

Hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading

What I'm currently reading
Since she was just a little girl, Jessie Stone dreamed up hundreds of marriage proposals, doodled the romantic ideas in her journal with her treasured purple pen, and fantasized about wedding dresses and falling in love. She’s been a bridesmaid nearly a dozen times, waved numerous couples off to sunny honeymoons, and shopped in more department stores for half-price fondue pots than she cares to remember.

But shopping for one key component of these countless proposals hasn't been quite as productive–a future husband. The man she thought she would marry cheated on her. The crush she has on her best friend Blake is at very best…well, crushing. And speed dating has only churned out memorable horror stories.

So when God shows up one day, in the flesh, and becomes a walking, talking part of her life, Jessie is skeptical. What will it take to convince her that the Almighty has a better plan than one she’s already cooked up in her journals? Can she turn over her pen and trust someone else to craft a love story beyond her wildest dreams?

What I recently finished reading
Brian O'Connor has spent a lifetime proving he can conquer life's trials. Despite his blindness, he's built a sold life with a loving wife, two children others say are as beautiful outside as Brian knows them to be inside, and a thriving legal career in Boston.

But hard work doesn't stave off tragedy. A truth that crashes into Brian's life when his young son is diagnosed with cancer. The long ensuing battle brings Brian to his knees as he comes to terms with his own limitations and his need for faith.

What I think I'll read next week
Lt. Raymond Novak prefers the pulpit to the cockpit, but at least his stateside job training B-17 pilots allows him the luxury of a personal life. As he courts Helen Carlisle, a young war widow and mother who conceals her pain under a frenzy of volunteer work, the sparks of their romance set a fire that flings them both into peril. After Ray leaves to fly a combat mission at the peak of the air war over Europe, Helen takes a job in a dangerous munitions yard and confronts an even graver menace in her own home. Will they find the courage to face their challenges? And can their young love survive until blue skies return?

5 comments:

  1. Wow - what an awesome selection of books. I really like the sound of the first two. 'A Short Life Well Lived' sounds like a bit of a tearjerker!!

    http://thebookgatherer.blogspot.com/2011/07/www-wednesdays_27.html

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  2. These all look like really good books. The synopsis of Blue Skies Tomorrow got my attention and the first two are intriguing.

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  3. @The Book Gatherer - Thank you :) 'A Short Life Well Lived' did make me cry a few times.

    @Shirley - Thank you, I can't wait to start reading 'Blue Skies Tomorrow'

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  4. Hi Crystal! Just wanted to let you know I received 'Leaving' today. Thanks again for the giveaway.:)

    Melanie

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  5. Oh good! You're welcome =) thanks for letting me know!

    Crystal

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