14.  The Hope Within (Heirs of Montana #4) by Tracie Peterson

This was a pretty good book.  When I picked it up, it had been a few months since I read the others and I actually got it confused with another series so it took me a few pages to remember where I was :).   I really FELT this one.   It was so very real with very tough marriage and life struggles and I completely identified.  I actually questioned whether it would be a happily ever after.

15. Tomorrow’s Garden (Texas Dreams #3) by Amanda Cabot

This was a good book, too.  I liked the characters, it didn’t feel contrived or unrealistic and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the old idea of courting.  So much nicer than serial dating.   I think that’s why I love historical romances :).  I wrote a full review last month.

I just didn’t feel like reading much during Lent.  As always, I’m striving to do better and be a better wife and mom and am in my quarterly “Should I really be spending time on this?” quest.   I’m ALMOST finished with Finding Your Purpose as a Mom: How to Build Your Home on Holy Ground by Donna Otto.  LOVING that one.   I’ll be linking up a more in depth review on May 10 with Life As Mom – Booking It 2011.

How about you?  Did you read anything good during Lent?


This post is linked to What’s On Your Nightstand? @ 5 Minutes for Books and Booking It 2011 @ Life As Mom.

8 Comments on What’s On Your Nightstand – April 2011

  1. Trish
    30 April 2011 at 8:24 AM (11 years ago)

    I’ve read a lot of fiction the last month and am getting ready to start on the growing nonfiction pile! Great to hear your thoughts on your reads. 🙂
    Trish´s last blog post ..Spring Reading Thing 2011 Update


  2. bekahcubed
    28 April 2011 at 10:44 PM (11 years ago)

    I love your comment “I actually questioned whether it would be a happily ever after.” I generally tend to like happily ever after stories–but there definitely is something nice about it not being inevitable. So few books have true dramatic tension.
    bekahcubed´s last blog post ..Thankful Thursday- Rituals


    jen Reply:

    I totally agree! Thanks for stopping by :).


  3. Beth
    27 April 2011 at 8:37 PM (11 years ago)

    Finding Your Purpose As a Mom sounds good. I’ll have to add that to my TBR list.


  4. edj
    26 April 2011 at 8:33 PM (11 years ago)

    It’s good to take breaks from everyday activities to be contemplative during Lent. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on more books next month!

    elizabeth from 5MFB


  5. Lisa notes...
    26 April 2011 at 11:34 AM (11 years ago)

    Finding Your Purpose as a Mom…sounds wonderful.

    I re-read The Cross He Bore during Lent; always helpful.


    jen Reply:

    Hmmm… I haven’t read that one. I’ll have to check it out!

    Thanks for stopping by!


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