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There's nothing quite like finishing off a cool autumn day with a bonfire and some smores. So I think it is fitting that we are ending Five Fall Favorites with Bonfires and going over my favorite books of the year, so far.

This whole series was not only amazingly written, but impactful. This last book made me so happy with its inspiring ending. I couldn't read anything else for a couple of days because they seemed so pale in comparison. 

This book is the perfect mix of history and fiction. I love how real this story is about emotions and desires, yet handled in a godly way. I've never liked books that pretended that girls could choose not to have feelings almost as much as I disliked books that acted as if we have no control over them. I knew a little bit about David Brainard and quite a bit about Jonathan and Sarah Edwards, but this book made me want to read more about their lives.  

I've wanted to read this book since the day it came out. I finally read it on Kindle Unlimited and will probably be buying the paperback early next year because it was so good. This is a deep look at the sanctity of life and what that really means. This book isn't easy to get through, but it is powerful.

I loved the first book in this series but I think I enjoyed this one even more. I fell in love with this family in the first book and it was so fun to see them again and continue their story. If you like Jane Austen, only you want something with more faith in it, this book is for you.

White is a masterful storyteller. While I love many authors, there are a few that just stand out, and she is one of them. This story gripped my heart and didn't let go. I was a puddle of emotion during the whole book (as my sisters will attest to).


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  1. This Five Fall Favorites party has been so much fun! That last one on your list looks really good! :)

  2. I've never read any of these, but they look epic! (And Monster nearly creeped me out for a sec... XD)

  3. I havne't read any of these, but I want to read "A Holy Passion." "Beloved and "The Lost Heiress" sound good too!

    Thanks for sharing so many wonderful books, Sarah! I've enjoyed coming over each day to see what you had to say. *settles around the bonfire to talk books*

  4. This Five Fall Party has been the BEST! Already looking forward to next year's. (and Monster looks. . . interesting )

  5. I haven't read any of these, but I've been wanting to try Roseanna White's books for awhile. :) Thanks for sharing your favorites all week!