Introducing: Time Crunch Twosday, a new post series that will appear on randomly selected Tuesdays in which I will tell you about two books I really, really, wanted to read for review, but for which the clock and calendar would not cooperate and allow into the schedule.
If you've read them, I would love to hear what you think!
This week's TCT picks are:
|Click to purchase FOREVER FRIDAY at Amazon|
by Timothy Lewis
Here's the amazon.com blurb:
Every Friday, a postcard.
Every Friday, a love poem.
Every Friday for sixty years.
Adam Colby is just doing his job, sorting through the unsold Alexander belongings after the estate sale. He is unprepared for what he finds in an old photo album, overlooked by the bargain hounds and treasure hunters—six decades of postcards and poems from Gabe Alexander to his wife, Pearl. The mystery of the Alexanders’ love entices Adam, a man unhinged by divorce and puzzled by the depth of commitment that he finds in the unabashedly romantic cards.
Forever Friday invites you to travel back in time to the early twentieth century Texas Coastal Bend where a young couple—Gabe and Pearl Alexander—are swept up in a miraculous love. As the heartwarming, pulse-quickening story of their relationship develops through Gabe’s poems, the Alexanders reveal a new way to consider what it means to be truly devoted to each other. Could the secrets of their love affair, laid to rest twenty years ago, hold the key to one man’s future?
Doesn't that sound like a great story? I know, right! And I'm totally bummed that I couldn't fit it into my schedule. *sad face* I do have a copy, however, and when I get a break in my schedule, I might just manage to fit it in.
Fear Has a Name
by Creston Mapes
Here's the blurb from Amazon:
It was more than a break-in. More than a stalking. It was personal. When a stalker targets his family, journalist Jack Crittendon must uncover who the person is and what his motives are—if he is to protect the ones he loves. It will lead Crittendon into a world of behind-closed-door secrets and faith gone awry, as does his investigation of a missing pastor, whose apparent suicide is more than it appears. Each move Crittendon makes weaves him tighter and tighter into a web of lies, greed, hypocrisy, sin, and danger. He believed he’d never give in to fear. But that was before. And holding on to his faith won’t be easy. Nor will keeping his family safe, and ending the terror. Because that might require him to step over lines he never dared to cross.
This book released in June and several reviewer and publicist friends have told me that it is an absolutely riveting thriller. For now, it's sitting sadly on my shelf, but I am keeping hold of it for another one of those "someday" moments when I get a break to read something older, rather than my usual diet of "new release only" books.
What books are sitting in your "someday" shelf or in your Kindle cue?
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