Modern Day Gems

1:00 AM

Doesn't fall making you want to get outside? You just want to run to the park and then...find a nice bench on which to curl up with a good book. It is a great time to curl up with a book set in your world and time.  Here are five of my favorite contemporary books

1. Atonement for Emily Adams by Susan R. Lawrence
I'm always working through all those free books I get on Kindle. I've found good books and bad books. This book was a stellar book. This was the story of how different people handle the death of one little boy. It was very realistically done and Christ shone through the story.

2. October by J. Grace Pennington
This wasn't an easy story to read, but it was so powerful. I think a lot of young people need to read it and know they aren't alone in their struggles. This book is beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time.

3. Becoming Nikki by Ashley Elliott 
 From two very serious books, this one is just plain fun! Okay, there are some serious themes but this is a lighthearted sibling story that I enjoyed a lot.

4. Dear Mr. Knightly by Katherine Reay
This story was fun but also tugged at my heartstrings. It connected to my beloved Jane Austen, had a powerful message, and memorable characters.

This story has an old-style feel but connects with real issues of today. I liked seeing how the six cousins work together (sometimes not) to get a prize. This is full of realistic issues in dealing with relatives, solving problems, and living out your faith.

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  1. Sounds like I need to add all of these to my reading list!

  2. "October" sounds a really good book!! :) I'm so sad that this party only has 40 hours until it's over!

  3. I haven't heard of these before, but they look good! :)

  4. I want to read "Becoming Nikki" now. I like sibling stories. *adds it to my stack on the bench beside me* I've read "Family Reunion" but not the sequel. "Atonement for Emily Adams" sounds interesting. I'll have to look it up.
    Thanks for sharing these, Sarah!

  5. *puts more books onto my teetering TBR pile*

  6. I've read Atonement for Emily Adams! I got it when it was free too. =D It was a long time ago that I read it; I don't remember much about it, but I know it pulled me along. And it's made me extra careful driving. =D Thanks for sharing your favorites today. Becoming Nikki looks interesting. =)


    "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." II Corinthians 3:17

  7. One of my favourite contemporaries is “Quest for the Beast”. <3 :)

    ~Katja L.

  8. I got Atonement for Emily Adams! Excited to read it!

  9. All of these are on my TBR! They each look lovely. :D

  10. I actually haven't read any of these, so I will totally have to grab a copies to read soon! Great recommendations :D