Sorry I missed a couple days here! I’ve been thinking about Christmas and Thanksgiving and making gifts. I’ve pulled out all my yarn and crochet hooks and have been busily crocheting. I forgot how relaxing it was – and how rewarding when you finish something! I’m not going to be able to post pictures of what I’m making until after Christmas (wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise for anyone! haha), but I’ve found some great free patterns to share!

I’ve also been reading every spare moment I get. I’m in the middle of The Queen’s Secret by Jean Plaidy aka Philippa Carr aka Victoria Holt at the moment. I’m really enjoying it! It’s one of the first royal regency England (is that what that time period and genre is called?) books I’ve read and the detail is fascinating. I can’t wait to read more! I think Plaidy wrote one about Queen Victoria so that would be my next choice by this author since I just finished watching Victoria and Albert on DVD (enjoyed that, too!). I also have The Other Boleyn Girl to read.

Also, on Saturday I received a book to review that I’m SO excited about: Shadow of Colossus by T.L. Higley. Its synopsis is … tantalizing!

(From In a world enslaved by money and power, one woman dares to be free. Will an explosive secret enslave her again?

The place is the island of Rhodes; the time, 227 BC. In the ten years that Tessa of Delos has been in bondage as a hetaeira, a high-priced Greek courtesan to a wealthy politician, she has learned to abandon all desire for freedom and love. But when her owner meets a violent death, Tessa is given the chance to be free—if she can hide the truth of his death and maintain a masquerade until escape is possible. Now Tessa must battle for her own freedom and for those she is beginning to love, as forces collide that will shatter the island’s peace and bring even its mighty Colossus to its knees.

Here is a powerful story showing how the love of God can transform even the most hardened person and bring back to life a soul jaded by sin and grief.

And since I missed the Saturday Christian Fiction Carnival (sad! but I was so busy…),

Here was Saturday’s question:

There are many outstanding characters in the books we read but often there’s that one special character we remember for a long time. Sometimes it’s because we relate to them, or maybe we were going through something similar to what they experienced. Or maybe they are just the sort of person we wish we were. Who is the most memorable character in Christian fiction for you and why?

Okay well I read so many books and have many favorites… but a few of the characters that stand out are:

Cheney from The Cheney Duvall, M.D. series (because she is so real and likeable),

and Hadassah from the Mark of the Lion series because she fought for what she believed in even in the face of death and torture… that is a truly amazing series – if you haven’t read it, you must!


3 Responses to Madly Crocheting and Reading

  • I’ll have to check those books out. I’m looking for new books that can captivate me the way the Twilight series did! (visiting from BPOTW)

  • I thought I already left a comment for this. Then I remembered that I was trying to leave a comment on my phone and the battery was so low it wasn’t playing nicely with me. Anyway, I really enjoyed The Other Boleyn Girl. Philippa Gregory is a great author in my opinion…I’ve read several of her books and am waiting for The Other Queen at the library.

    Thanks for submitting your post again!

  • Love both of those series–especially the Cheney Duvall books. I still remember getting the first two books on Christmas morning, long ago!

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