I received for review and in anticipation of his upcoming blog tour and a guest post on my blog, Blue by Lou Aronica
Goodreads description: Chris Astor is a man in his early forties who is going through the toughest stretch of his life. Becky is Chris's fourteen-year-old daughter, a girl who overcame enormous challenges to become a vibrant, vital young woman - and now faces her greatest obstacle yet. Miea is the young queen of a fantasy land that Becky and Chris created when Becky was little, a fantasy land that has developed a life of its own and now finds itself in terrible, maybe fatal trouble. Together, Chris, Becky, and Miea need to uncover a secret. The secret to why their worlds have joined at this moment. The secret to their purpose. The secret to the future. It is a secret that, when discovered, will redefine imagination for all of them. Blue is a novel of trial and hope, invention and rediscovery. It might very well take you someplace you never knew existed
I am so excited to read Blue, it sounds like a wonderful, moving story!
The other book I was excited to receive this week was Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball by Donita K. Paul. I requested this book from http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/bloggingforbooks/ because I wanted something Christmas related to read this month.
Goodreads description: Can mysterious matchmaking booksellers bring two lonely hearts together in time for Christmas?In a sleepy, snow-covered city, Cora Crowder is busy preparing for the holiday season. Searching for a perfect gift, a fortuitous trip to Warner, Werner, and Wizbotterdad's (a most unusual bookshop) leads to an unexpected encounter with co-worker Simon Derrick. And the surprise discovery of a ticket for a truly one-of-a-kind Christmas Ball. Every year, the matchmaking booksellers of the Sage Street bookshop host an enchanting, old-fashioned Christmas Ball for the romantic matches they've decided to bring together. This year, will Simon and Cora discover a perfect chemistry in their opposite personalities and shared faith? Or will the matchmakers best laid plans end up ruining everything this holiday?
I can't wait to start both of these great books! I'm hoping for even more goodies to post about as I start opening my Christmas gifts! I've left enough hints! (by hints I mean spamming family members with my book wishlists)