Saturday, June 2, 2018

My To-Be Read List -- June Voting #MyTBRL


 Hosted by Because Reading. On the first Saturday of the month you pick three books from your TBR list and ask for help from your followers and the people on the linky to help you choose which book to read that month. Then, on the second Saturday, you announce the results and get to reading. :) The goal is to review said book on the last Saturday of the month.

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I failed at this challenge in May, as I never got around to reading the book (I'm planning on getting it done this month, though!).

For June I picked three books from my NetGalley shelf. There's a poll at the bottom of this post for you to vote. I'm looking forward to seeing which one gets the most votes. :)


The Books:



What Promises Can You Believe?

In The Promises of God, Dr. R. C. Sproul shows how God—the one true Promise Keeper—always keeps His promises. Drawing from his expansive theological background, Dr. Sproul addresses questions such as these:
·      How do we know that God will fulfill His promises to us?
·      What can we learn about God’s faithfulness as we wait for His promises to be fulfilled?
·      What was the agreement God the Father had with Jesus before the beginning of the world?
·      What does God’s covenant with Adam mean for us today?
·      What common covenant do atheists and other non-Christians participate in with God?
·      What does God’s covenant have to do with His forgiveness of our sins today?
·      Why did Jesus have to die to complete God’s covenant with us?

God’s promises throughout history are the foundation for your relationship with Him. Here you will see how and why He keeps His promises to you, from now through eternity.




1859

Presque Isle, Michigan

What Is the Secret That Could Shipwreck Both of Their Lives?

All Emma Chambers ever wanted was a home, but when her steamboat sinks just outside Presque Isle, she's left destitute and with no place to stay.

An unlikely solution arises when the lighthouse keeper arrives in town. He's just lost his wife and is having a difficult time caring for his child. So a traveling preacher gets the idea that the keeper and Emma might be the answer to each other's dilemma. After a hasty marriage, she finds herself heading to the lighthouse with this handsome but quiet stranger. Nothing in her aimless life, though, has prepared her for parenting a rambunctious toddler, as well as managing a household.

Emma soon suspects Patrick may be hiding something from her, and then she hears a disturbing rumor about the circumstances surrounding his late wife's death. It seems as if her wish for a home and family of her own could end up leading her once more into turbulent waters.






Broken-down walls and crumbling stones seemed to possess a secret language all their own.


What stories would they tell, if she finally listened?

Ellie Carver arrives at her grandmother’s bedside expecting to find her silently slipping away. Instead, the beloved woman begins speaking. Of a secret past and castle ruins forgotten by time. Of a hidden chapel that served as a rendezvous for the French Resistance in World War II. Of lost love and deep regret . . .

Each piece that unlocks the story seems to unlock part of Ellie too—where she came from and who she is becoming. But her grandmother is quickly disappearing into the shadows of Alzheimer’s and Ellie must act fast if she wants to uncover the truth of her family’s history. Drawn by the mystery surrounding The Sleeping Beauty—a castle so named for Charles Perrault’s beloved fairy tale—Ellie embarks on a journey to France’s Loire Valley in hopes that she can unearth its secrets before time silences them forever.

Bridging the past to the present in three time periods—the French Revolution, World War II, and present day—The Lost Castle is a story of loves won and lost, of battles waged in the hearts of men, and of an enchanted castle that stood witness to it all, inspiring a legacy of faith through the generations.

Pick one of the three books in the poll below to help me choose what book I will read this month:


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4 comments:

  1. I chose Love Unexpected (Beacons of Hope #1) by Jody Hedlund. Sounds like a Hallmark Movie I saw.

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  2. I voted for "The Lost Castle" because I liked the sounds of the story.

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