October Reads

So many good books this month!  I only post about books I love and feel good about recommending. I don't get any charge out of being critical of another's creativity. I want you to know before you read that you will be getting only positive reviews here!

I get some of the books I review for free or at a reduced price in exchange for my honest review.

I have been reading this series for a while now, and this one is a little different from the others.  The series is about an Amish community (I really like reading about their lifestyle!) and the problems and adventures they have while trying to maintain their beliefs in a modern world. 

The book is called The Devoted by Suzanne Woods Fisher and the series is called The Heart of the Amish.  I have read some of the series and I really like it. It is a perfect book to sit down with, not have to think too much, and just get swept away by the descriptions and human interaction.

Another book I enjoyed this month was Another Day Another Dali by Sandra Orchard.  It is a book in the Serena Jones mysteries.  This was my first one in the series and I really enjoyed it.  The book has a nice pace, quick enough to keep you interested but not so fast that you miss small details that matter.  Serena is a lovable character, all business on the job, but definitely someone you'd want to hang out with.  The mystery is a mystery-within-a-mystery.  The series carries a thread that started in the first book of Serena's grandfather's murder.  I won't tell you if this book solves the mystery or not, you'll have to read for yourself!  The storyline of this book is that a Dali is stolen, Serena is on the case to figure out who is doing the copycat paintings that the originals are replaced with.  Along the way, clues to her grandfather's murder are found.  Does that get you interested?

Other great reads for this month:

Daddy Long-Legs by Jean Webster   This is a classic book, with a heroine that is so lovable!  A must read!

The Selection, The Elite and The One by Kiera Cass.  (three separate books) As my book club said, this is a cross between The Bachelor and Hunger Games.  Interesting read, I got hooked.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.  A fascinating story of a young woman who helps a disabled man finish his bucket list.  There's a thread of controversy about this book, so look it up and see if it is for you.

What recommendations do you have?

Terri Steffes
Terri Steffes

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