Monday, January 25, 2021

Recent reads.

Women of the Bible by Ann Spangler and Jean E. Syswerda- A Bible study I was in awhile back started this, but ended up dispersing before we got too far in, so when I was looking for a new devotional I decided to finish it. It's laid out as a year long study, with studying one woman of the Bible every five days. Each day isn't too long, so I did a two or three days at a time, so I finished it faster, but it could be done either way. I thought it was interesting! I had never done a study on women of the Bible before, and it made me look at things in ways I don't think I would have otherwise. The first day was a summary of the woman, second was something about the cultural times that applied to them, third was scripture and verses specifically about the woman, fourth/fifth were encouraging words and verses/prayer.

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn- I waited awhile to get this one from the library, and I enjoyed it. It's more of a thriller- suspenseful but not horror (I can't do horror). I found the storyline very engaging and I wanted to keep reading to find out what happened. It's about a woman named Anna Fox, who suffers from agoraphobia, so she hasn't left her home in over ten months. She observes her neighbors a lot out her window, and ends up witnessing (part of) a murder one night. I am terrible at predicting what happens, which is nice in the fact that I never see what's coming. Finding out bits about Anna's past that made her the way she is and also more background (and eventually what happened during the murder) of the family across the street was captivating.

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain- This book is about time travel, which I would never say that I am into reading about, but I enjoyed this book. It's about a woman named Carly living in 1970, who is a widow who's husband just died in the Vietnam War. She is pregnant and is told her baby has a heart defect and there is nothing they can do. She finds out her brother-in-law works with time travel and is actually from the future. He sends her to 2001 to have the baby receive the heart surgery she needs, and then it spirals into what happens to their family. It was interesting and I was very pleased with the ending!


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