Happy Saturday friends! Are you curious to know which books I read and reviewed this month? You’ve come to the right place because it’s time to reveal the March 2018 wrap up!
Any personal comments and thoughts will be found in bold italics.
Let’s get started!
A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette
After being branded during the battle of Jericho, Moriyah has had no prospects for marriage–until now. She hopes to please the man, but things go horribly wrong and she is forced to flee for her life. Seeking safety at one of the Levitical cities of refuge, she is unprepared for the dangers she faces, and the enemies–and allies–she encounters on her way.
This was the first book that I’ve read by Connilyn Cossette and it won’t be my last. I really enjoyed a tale that featured something different. A woman who murdered accidentally and seeks a City of Refuge. Check out my full review here. Thank you to Bethany House and the author for my review copy.
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion?
Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha’s past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.
With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.
This isn’t a Christian novel so it does contain some cursing and sexual innuendoes. However, if you enjoy science-fiction with non-stop action told through instant messages, radio transmissions, emails, surveillance videos, etc., then this is for you. I still can’t believe that this is the end of the trilogy but I’m satisfied with how it ended. I’m so glad I pre-ordered a copy on Amazon.
The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin
In 1944, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton arrives in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France. He works closely with Dorothy Fairfax, a “Wren” in the Women’s Royal Naval Service. Dorothy pieces together reconnaissance photographs with thousands of holiday snapshots of France–including those of her own family’s summer home–in order to create accurate maps of Normandy. Maps that Wyatt will turn into naval bombardment plans.
As the two spend concentrated time together in the pressure cooker of war, their deepening friendship threatens to turn to love. Dorothy must resist its pull. Her bereaved father depends on her, and her heart already belongs to another man. Wyatt too has much to lose. The closer he gets to Dorothy, the more he fears his efforts to win the war will destroy everything she has ever loved.
The tense days leading up to the monumental D-Day landing blaze to life under Sarah Sundin’s practiced pen with this powerful new series.
Sarah Sundin never fails to hook me on one of her books. This time we are stationed in England but are headed towards Normandy for the D-Day invasion. This will play with your emotions because there is so much happening. I loved every moment of it and the cover is beautiful. Check back on the blog to read my full review coming soon. Thank you to the publisher for my review copy.