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 (10 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. 🙂
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  2. bekahcubed
    28 April 2011 at 10:44 PM (10 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

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    jen Reply:

    I totally agree! Thanks for stopping by :).

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  3. Beth
    27 April 2011 at 8:37 PM (10 years ago)

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

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  4. edj
    26 April 2011 at 8:33 PM (10 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

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  5. Lisa notes...
    26 April 2011 at 11:34 AM (10 years ago)

    Finding Your Purpose as a Mom…sounds wonderful.

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

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    jen Reply:

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

    Thanks for stopping by!

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