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New Reviews Posted!

These reviews have been posted recently:

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BOOK AWARD WINNERS

I just read a number of the national book award winners — and I have reviewed some of them. For a complete listing of the award winners, see this list.

Newbery 2016 – LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET / Matt de la Pena

Newbery Honor 2016

  • The War that Saved My Life / Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Roller Girl / Victoria Jamieson
  • Echo / Pam Muñoz Ryan

Newbery 2015 – The Crossover / Kwame Alexander

Newbery Honor 2015

Caldecott 2016 – FINDING WINNIE: THE TRUE STORY OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS BEAR / Lindsay Mattick

Caldecott Honor 2016

Caldecott 2015 – The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend / Dan Santat

Caldecott 2014 – Locomotive / Brian Floca

Caldecott 2014 Honors – Mr. Wuffles / David Wiesner

 

CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARDS

CHRISTY AWARD 2015

Contemporary / Romance – Finalists

Contemporary Series Finalist

Visionary Winner

Visionary Finalists

Young Adult Winner

Young Adult Finalist

CAROL AWARD 2015

Contemporary
Speculative
Young Adult
  • Storm Siren / Mary Weber (HarperCollins Christian Publishing)

CLIVE STAPLES AWARD 2013-2015

2015:  The Warden and the Wolf King / Andrew Peterson

2014: A Cast in the Stones / Patrick W. Carr

2013: Starflower / Anne Elisabeth Stengl

 

 

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COVER REVEAL – The Refuge of Highland Hall / Carrie Turansky

Cover Reveal

The Refuge of Highland HallCarrie Turansky (Edwardian Brides, Book 3)
Multnomah     ISBN     978-1601425003

Coming October 20, 2015

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Publisher’s Summary:

Expect to be swept away to England and France in 1915 as Penny Ramsey and Alex Goodwin face the challenges and losses of World War One, yet also experience the hope and triumph that comes as they put their trust in God to carry them through. The Ramseys welcome a group of orphaned children to Highland and must send members of the family and staff off to war. You’ll be thrilled by action packed scenes when the hero, a WW1 British pilot, chases German zeppelins across the sky over the Front Line in France. And you’ll be delighted by two pure and heartwarming romances: Penny and Alex, and Lydia Chambers and Marius Ritter, a lady’s maid and a prisoner of war. But most of all I hope you’ll be inspired by the characters’ examples of trusting God through whatever trials you might face.

Have you read the first 2 books in this series? If not, read my reviews for A Governess of Highland Hall (Book 1) and A Daughter of Highland Hall (Book 2).

I was privileged to read an advance copy. See my review here.

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Review Posted: SABOTAGED / Dani Pettrey

Sabotaged / by Dani Pettrey (Alaskan Courage, 5)
Bethany House Publishers     ISBN     9780764211966
Adult     Rating: 4
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Dani Pettrey concludes the contemporary suspense Alaskan Courage series, a set in Alaska. Although each McKenna sibling is the main focus of a different book, they frequently appear in the other books.

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Cover reveal: DRAVEN’S LIGHT / by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Here it is! The cover reveal for Draven’s Light by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

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DRAVEN’S LIGHT / by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

SUMMARY:

In the Darkness of the Pit

The Light Shines Brightest

Drums summon the chieftain’s powerful son to slay a man in cold blood and thereby earn his place among the warriors. But instead of glory, he earns the name Draven, “Coward.” When the men of his tribe march off to war, Draven remains behind with the women and his shame. Only fearless but crippled Ita values her brother’s honor.

The warriors return from battle victorious yet trailing a curse in their wake. One by one the strong and the weak of the tribe fall prey to an illness of supernatural power. The secret source of this evil can be found and destroyed by only the bravest heart.

But when the curse attacks the one Draven loves most, can this coward find the courage he needs to face the darkness?

Coming May 25, 2015

7721_133549311830_623396830_3040333_1407935_n ANNE ELISABETH STENGL makes her home in North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, Rohan, a kindle of kitties, and one long-suffering dog. When she’s not writing, she enjoys Shakespeare, opera, and tea, and practices piano, painting, and pastry baking. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed Tales of Goldstone Wood. Her novel Starflower was awarded the 2013 Clive Staples Award, and her novels Heartless, Veiled Rose, and Dragonwitch have each been honored with a Christy Award.

To learn more about Anne Elisabeth Stengl and her books visit: www.AnneElisabethStengl.blogspot.com

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Want to ENTER a
GIVEAWAY FOR THREE ADVANCE READER COPIES:
Visit Anne Elisabeth Stengl’s blog to enter the giveaway!

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2014 INSPY Award Winners announced!

2014 INSPY Award Winners announced!

Award winners! I’ve read ANOMALY, CAPTIVES, DEAR MR. KNIGHTLEY, BAREFOOT SUMMER, and A NOBLE GROOM. I’ve reviewed the first 3 on my blog: worthy2read.wordpress.com — check them out!

The INSPY Awards were created by bloggers to recognize the “excellence in faith-driven literature.”

 

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Cover Reveal: GOLDEN DAUGHTER / Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Author Anne Elisabeth Stengl just released the cover for her forthcoming book, GOLDEN DAUGHTER (Tale of Goldstone Woods, book 7)!

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BEYOND THE REALM OF DREAMS
IS A WORLD SHE NEVER IMAGINED

Masayi Sairu was raised to be dainty, delicate, demure . . . and deadly. She is one of the emperor’s Golden Daughters, as much a legend as she is a commodity. One day, Sairu will be contracted in marriage to a patron, whom she will secretly guard for the rest of her life.

But when she learns that a sacred Dream Walker of the temple seeks the protection of a Golden Daughter, Sairu forgoes marriage in favor of this role. Her skills are stretched to the limit, for assassins hunt in the shadows, and phantoms haunt in dreams. With only a mysterious Faerie cat and a handsome slave—possessed of his own strange abilities—to help her, can Sairu shield her new mistress from evils she can neither see nor touch?

For the Dragon is building an army of fire. And soon the heavens will burn.

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AUTHOR BIO:

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Anne Elisabeth Stengl is the author of the award-winning Tales of Goldstone Wood series, adventure fantasies told in the classic Fairy Tale style. Her books include Christy Award-winning Heartless and Veiled Rose, and Clive Staples Award-winning Starflower. She makes her home in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, Rohan, a passel of cats, and one long-suffering dog. When she’s not writing, she enjoys Shakespeare, opera, and tea, and practices piano, painting, and pastry baking. She studied illustration and English literature at Grace College and Campbell University.

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BOOK COVER: The cover illustration was done by Julia Popova. Visit her website, http://www.forestgirl.ru/, to learn more about her and her fantastic work!

If you’d like to learn more about Golden Daughter, visit the book page for interesting articles, illustrations, and more!

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GIVEAWAY

Anne Elisabeth Stengl is offering any two of the first six Goldstone Wood novels as a giveaway prize! Winner’s choice of: Heartless, Veiled Rose, Moonblood, Starflower, Dragonwitch, or Shadow Hand.

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Follow this link to get the giveaway link!

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Read an excerpt of  GOLDEN DAUGHTER.

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Hello, and welcome!

Welcome to my blog!  I love to read — and I love to recommend good books to my students — and others. I’ll be sharing excerpts of my reviews here as well as my thoughts on the world of reading.

Worthy2Read is based on Philippians 4:8 “Whatver is worthy . . . think about these things.” I will focus on works that are worthy of praise, worthy to spend that precious commodity: our time — to read.

Thanks for joining me.

Carol G

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