Booking Your Weekend


Welcome back and happy Friday! Here are the newest recommendations for the weekend. As always, click on the title to read BIK's review of the book and click on the banner ad for purchase options. This weekend, we've got a book for each day and a little something for everyone.

Fiction: The Space Between Words by Michele Phoenix

"There were seconds, when I woke, when the world felt unshrouded. Then memory returned."

When Jessica regains consciousness in a French hospital on the day after the Paris attacks, all she can think of is fleeing the site of the horror she survived. But Patrick, the steadfast friend who hasn’t left her side, urges her to reconsider her decision. Worn down by his insistence, she reluctantly agrees to follow through with the trip they’d planned before the tragedy.

“The pages found you,” Patrick whispered.

“Now you need to figure out what they’re trying to say.”

During a stop at a country flea market, Jessica finds a faded document concealed in an antique. As new friends help her to translate the archaic French, they uncover the story of Adeline Baillard, a young woman who lived centuries before—her faith condemned, her life endangered, her community decimated by the Huguenot persecution.

“I write for our descendants, for those who will not understand the cost of our survival.”

Determined to learn the Baillard family’s fate, Jessica retraces their flight from France to England, spurred on by a need she doesn’t understand.

Could this stranger who lived three hundred years before hold the key to Jessica’s survival?


Historical Romance: The Promise Bride by Gina Welborn and Becca Whitham

In a booming frontier town, a heavenly match may be in store for mail-order brides seeking a fresh start . . . women of strength and spirit who embrace the challenges of life and love in the wild Montana Territory.
Determined to save her father and siblings from a crumbling Chicago tenement, Emilia Stanek becomes the long-distance bride of a Montana rancher. But when she arrives in Helena, a rugged lawman shatters her plans with the news that her husband is dead—and deeply in debt.

County sheriff Mac McCall can’t afford to be distracted by the pretty young widow, not with scandalous secrets emerging as he investigates his friend’s suspicious death. Mac’s gruff order that she leave town at once only spurs Emilia’s resolve to take ownership of her late husband’s ranch and face his debtors. But as her defenses soften, Emilia begins to accept Mac’s help, feel compassion for his own wounded heart—and learns that trust means taking a leap of faith . . .



Young Adult Fantasy: Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith

Young Countess Meliara swears to her dying father that she and her brother will defend their people from the growing greed of the king. That promise leads them into a war for which they are ill-prepared, which threatens the very people they are trying to protect. But war is simple compared to what follows, in peacetime. Meliara is summoned to live at the royal palace, where friends and enemies look alike, and intrigue fills the dance halls and the drawing rooms. If she is to survive, Meliara must learn a whole new way of fighting-with wits and words and secret alliances.

In war, at least, she knew in whom she could trust. Now she can trust no one.








Comments

  1. Thank you so much for this humbling review! I'm so, so glad you enjoyed the novel.

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  2. These are all new to me! Thanks for the recommendations.

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  3. I love TBR posts.. That means more discussions and more books to TBR

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    1. Yes , yes, yes! Me, too. I always need more TBR recommendations.

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  4. Your weekend TBR looks epic! I mostly love your pictures!

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    1. Thank you! We have an Instagram account, too. So I have to be clever with all my pictures and Pinterest graphics.

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  5. Love your picture. Nice review about this book but its new for me.

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  6. I love finding new to me books! Thanks!

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  7. I like the title. Booking your weekend. 😍

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    1. Thank you! My sister was the brilliant mind behind that one.

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  8. Interesting books! We never heard of those before but all look promising!

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  9. Will check out these books! Sound interesting!

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  10. The Promise Bride by Gina Welborn and Becca Whitham sounds super interesting, I'm so tempted to get a copy myself now!

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  11. The first book, THE SPACE BETWEEN WORDS sounds like a book I should read. Does the author use dual POV by any chance?

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    1. Yes, she does. It focuses mostly on the modern day terror survivor, but goes between the modern day terror survivor and the historic terror survivor for quite a bit. It is brilliantly done.

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  12. Thanks for compiling this list of books! Very interesting titles you have chosen. I don't know which I should get. Definitely can't finish them all!

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  13. definitely a good read for the weekend. It been a long time since I read a book, mostly magazine if I choose to read

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  14. Very interesting stories. Would like to start back my reading habit.

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  15. Interesting books to check out. Thanks for the review.

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  16. Your account is a such a great resource for book readers....I hate spending money on boring books....and always try to buy after recommendation

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  17. Good to know that there are some books for me to check out since thinking what book should I check out. Really should check it out now <3<3<3

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  18. Cool ! Is time for me to get some books and read it

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  19. Thanks k you for sharing. Just love it

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  20. Great in encourage reading culture! Thanks for sharing your post-reading review.

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  21. Nice collection of books. Hehe.. I know which book to look out for my next read.

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  22. As an English language student myself I could tell how worth a trip of reading is the books that you've got there. Would love to have a read on them if ever I come across to it one day :)

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  23. I am so looking forward to heading to the bookstore to check out these books..i surely need a couple of these

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  24. Nice books! I have lots of TBR too. And now will probably add these title too on my list. Thanks for this

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  25. Lovely story! Perfect timing coz am looking for new reads for this weekend. Thanks!

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