Monday, June 6, 2011

It's Monday - What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! This weekly meme is hosted by Book Journey.

I just finished reading Sarah's Quilt by Nancy E. Turner. This was the second book in the Sarah Agnes Prine trilogy books - you can read my review here.

LinkI am now reading and absolutely loving Star Garden by Nancy E. Turner. This is the third book in the Sarah Agnes Prine trilogy and is a true historical fiction favorite. Here is the summary from Goodreads:

From the bestselling author of These Is My Words comes this exhilarating follow-up to the beloved Sarah's Quilt. In the latest diary entries of pioneer woman Sarah Agnes Prine, Nancy E. Turner continues Sarah's extraordinary story as she struggles to make a home in the Arizona Territory.

It is winter 1906, and nearing bankruptcy after surviving drought, storms, and the rustling of her cattle, Sarah remains a stalwart pillar to her extended family. Then a stagecoach accident puts in her path three strangers who will change her life.

In sickness and in health, neighbor Udell Hanna remains a trusted friend, pressing for Sarah to marry. When he reveals a plan to grant Sarah her dearest wish, she is overwhelmed with passion and excitement. She soon discovers, however, that there is more to a formal education than she bargained for.

Behind the scenes, Sarah's old friend Maldonado has struck a deal with the very men who will become linchpins of the Mexican Revolution. Maldonado plots to coerce Sarah into partnership, but when she refuses, he devises a murderous plan to gain her land for building a railroad straight to Mexico. When Sarah's son Charlie unexpectedly returns from town with a new bride, the plot turns into an all-out range war between the two families.

Finally putting an end to Udell's constant kindnesses, Sarah describes herself as "an iron-boned woman." She wants more than to be merely a comfortable fill-in for his dead wife. It is only through a chance encounter that she discovers his true feelings, and only then can she believe that a selfless love has at last reached out to her. . . .


When I am finished this book I am definitely moving on to Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus. This is the book club selection for June for my teacher book club.


I also wanted to share something neat that is upcoming - I recently received a short story for review called Missus Buck by Katrina Williams. I will be reading that this week as well, and Ms. Williams has agreed to do an author interview - COMING SOON! Be sure to check her out on Goodreads :)

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