#BookReview #Twofer – Amy Blake’s Whitewashed & Colorblind

If there’s an upside to having a sick child and spending an evening on the couch on “trashcan watch”, it’s having a good book (or two) to use as a distraction. I was definitely lucky last night to have recently downloaded author Amy C. Blake’s Whitewashed and Colorblind to my Kindle.
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#BookReview: A Light in Bailey’s Harbor

A Light In Bailey's Harbor by [Baker, Bethany]Recently, I had the pleasure to spend an afternoon reading A Light in Bailey’s Harbor, by Bethany Baker (Follow her on Facebook here).

As the listing on Amazon reads, “Katy Kippling has an abundance of personality, or so she was told by a recent male acquaintance. Trying to conform to the etiquette of an 1880’s lady is difficult enough, without adding the challenges of having an abundance of personality.

Katy loves the Cana Island Lighthouse, serving her small lakeside town in Bailey’s Harbor, Wisconsin. In the summer of 1880, the new lighthouse keeper arrives. While Katy imagines his stately captain’s beard and noble brow, Blake Strawberry, the new keeper, is quite the opposite.

Blake is a young man searching for something to heal the pain and heartaches of his past. By moving west and accepting this new position, he plans to forget all of his painful memories and disappointments. What he hasn’t counted on is that the Lord’s voice can be heard just as clearly in Wisconsin as in Massachusetts.”

A Light in Bailey’s Harbor was a pleasant afternoon read. I enjoyed the very interesting potential origin story of the hymn “It Is Well With My Soul”. While Katy Kippling is the main character, my personal favorite was her friend, a non-native English speaker who frequently spouted malapropisms in her endearing accent.

I wasn’t ready for A Light in Bailey’s Harbor to end; in fact, I double-checked my Kindle to be sure I hadn’t accidentally skipped more chapters. Alas, it was over, and so was my stay at the Wisconsin lighthouse. Why don’t you pick up a copy of the novel and go for a visit yourself?

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December Book Review: Dead Broke

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m an avid reader. I devour a ridiculous number of books a year. Goodreads tells me that I read 196 electronically so far this year. That doesn’t count the ones I read in print (or that I re-read). So, I thought I’d start sharing with you some reviews of my discoveries. Continue reading “December Book Review: Dead Broke”