At the Water's Edge
“The monster—if there was one—never revealed itself to me again. But what I had learned over the past year was that monsters abound, usually in plain sight.”  Maddie has lived a life devoid of love. She is an afterthought to her parents with a father focused on business and a […]

At The Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen


Rising Tide series
“The scene was surreal. A large vessel had planted itself firmly along the side of the Orion. Neither vessel was moving. It’s as though they’ve been fused together on contact.” The ocean waters have risen, leaving very little livable land on Earth and only one source of oil out in […]

Rising Tide Series by Lynn Steigleder


Bookshelf 3
I read a variety of books in October. I read self-help, fiction, parenting and scary books (it is October after all). With the change in the weather, I feel like I read slower and enjoyed not rushing through any books. I’m about caught up on all book review requests, so […]

Sarah Anne’s Bookshelf – October 2018



Man's Search for Meaning
“They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” As a survivor of the […]

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl


Kelegeen 2
“I hate this famine,” Meg whispered in his ear. “’Tis the cruelest thing in all creation.” The village of Kelegeen in Ireland is struck by the potato famine and each family does what it takes to survive. The first year isn’t so bad as most have pigs or services they […]

Kelegeen by Eileen O’Finlan


The Aviator's Wife
“Were we women always destined to appear as we were not, as long as we were standing next to our husbands?” Anne and Charles Lindbergh were America’s favorite couple when they were making strides in the aviation front. Together, they charted new routes and went places no airplane had gone […]

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin



TwoSpells
“As they crested the next hill, a set of towering gates rose in the distance. TwoSpells.” Sarah and Jon are taken by their mother to visit their grandparents in Wales for summer vacation instead of somewhere fun, or so they think. Near their grandparents’ house looms a castle called TwoSpells […]

TwoSpells by Mark Morrison



A Light So Lovely
“As Madeleine taught more and more aspiring writers, she began articulating a unique, transformative understanding of art as a spiritual discipline.”   Madeleine L’Engle is probably best known as the author of A Wrinkle in Time. However, she was also a wife, mother, believer in God, artist, mentor, speaker, teacher […]

A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L’Engle ...