Top 5 Second Hand Favorites

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I absolutely love thrift stores and bargain bins. And I am very happy to report that I have found some amazing books and authors by snagging a book on at a thrift store. Oh, and if you are ever in Georgetown Texas, check out The Caring Place. I have found so many awesome things there. Here are my top five

I love when you hear about an author and are able to find a copy of one of their books to try at the thrift store. Just Jane by Nancy Moser was one such book

This book is well-researched, well-written, and deeply satisfying. I loved this book not only as a history and Jane Austen lover, but as a writer.

Sometimes, God prompts you to pick up a book for a later time. That was what happened with Stumbling Into Grace by Lisa Harper.

I got it deeply discounted, knowing nothing about the author. But it encouraged me at a time when I needed it. This author has such a love for God even with some of the horrible things she has been through. 

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Joseph is my favorite Old Testament character, so when I found a fictional book about his life at the thrift store, I grabbed it.

Dreamers by Angela Elwell Hunt might not be my favorite book ever, but I loved all the research and got a fun glimpse into what might have happened. 

I found a couple of books by indie authors at a thrift store a few years back and snagged What Dreams May Come by Alana Terry right away because I had heard some good things about her. I loved this book so much! I devoted it in one afternoon.

I really do need to read more by her. Don't you think?

I was excited to find I Don't Wait Anymore by Grace Thornton as I was on a quest to find good books for singles. But what I found in the pages was a message both singles and married need. This book was about finding a satisfying relationship in God. 

While yes, this book has some wonderful advice for singles, I think everyone could benefit from it. 

What is your favorite book you've found at the thrift store?

Don't forget to head over to Kate's blog and check out the giveaway and the other blogs taking part. 

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  1. I don't know what my absolute favorite thrifted book has been, but one that definitely sticks out is Fruit for Tomorrow by Fracena Arnold. Joseph is my favorite Old Testament Bible character too😊

  2. Definitely adding The Caring Place in Georgetown as a place to visit if I ever go to Texas. Thanks so much for this great list! I can't wait to check them all out.

  3. These all look so good and very "Sarah". <3

  4. Somehow I missed this day! These are great recs, Sarah. I haven’t heard of most of those.