Sunday, 12 May 2019

GOODBYE VICTORIA'S BOOK NOOK?!?

So maybe that title was clickbait. xD BUT ITS TRUE 😱
Kind of. 
Not really...
Victoria's Book Nook moved to Wordpress and changed its name tooooo....
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VICTORIA PAIGE
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My first and middle name 😄 Blogger just wasn't working for me and I also wanted to try out a new name, because I wanted to do some different posts like painting and life-type posts. 
I am also changing my bookstagram to a blog Instagram account and I am SUPER excited about that! I will still be featuring books on my new blog and Instagram along with other things. :D

So where's the link, you ask?! 
RIGHT HERE
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I shared ALLLLL about my busy April too, so be sure to check that out and subscribe!

Thank you guys so much for your support!
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Victoria 

Thursday, 25 April 2019

[ Jesseca Wheaton Has A New Book?! // A Question Of Loyalty Blog Tour ]

Alriiight. Its been WEEEKS since I posted on here.... xDDD let's just say I had a lil unintentional hiatus bc I was binge reading Anne of Green Gables (*siiighhhh*)
Soooo! A few weeks ago I saw Jesseca Wheaton had tour signups for her newest book A Question Of Loyalty and of course, I just HAD to sign up! Then, yesterday I remembered I was supposed to post about it on Thursday.... and do an interview xD
Thank you SO MUCh Jesseca for answering so quickly and agreeing to do this interview! 😘😘😘



The Amazing Interview


V. How did you first become interested in writing?? 

J: I saw a fan fiction creative writing contest for one of my favorite series, and decided to enter it. I didn't win that year, but the next year I placed 2nd. I guess you could say the rest is history. ;) 



V. Which of your books is your favorite?? 

J: Ohh, that's an awful question to ask! I love them all, but I'd have to say either A Question of Courage, or this one, A Question of Loyalty. Both deal with situations and characters that are close to my heart, and they're about the only two I can read without cringing at myself. XD 



V. Do you any ideas for a new series after your “Questions Of War” books?? 

J: As of now, no. In fact, I'm kinda gonna be taking a break from writing and publishing, at least for this season in life. I'm about to start a new job as an EMT, and I want to pursue further education in that field. I still plan to write but It'll be more of a side thing that I do when I have the time - working full time and doing school takes a ridiculous amount of time. 



V. What is your favorite part of the writing process?? 

J: Either getting it all on paper, or seeing it as the finished book. Both are super exciting. The one because you're piecing together the story and you have no idea where it's gonna go. And the other because you can finally see that all your heard work has paid off. 



V. From start to finish, how long did your first book take??

J: A month or two? I honestly don't remember, that was so long ago. XD I think that's about right, though. All the books in the Questions of War series were written during NaNoWriMo, so the first drafts all got completed in a month. If you mean how long from start to publication ... I think my first book took around 9 months. ;) 


J: Thank you so much for having me! 


A Question of Loyalty

About the book:




A Man. A Brother. A Traitor.

The war has taken everything Micah Wilson has ever held dear, and with all his being he wishes he could do something to stop the heartache. But he often wonders if he'll

ever be able to move on after the war, or forget the brother who left six years before. How can God still have a plan when it seems that the world around him is falling to pieces, to say nothing of his own heart?
Ann Sullivan has seen two brothers changed by the war. And she's resolved to do something to stop the pain she sees in their eyes from becoming a reality for so many others. The world is on the brink of Normandy when her nursing unit is shipped to England and, while there, an unexpected encounter promises to change her own life . . . forever. But it's only the beginning. As the war in Europe rages on, Ann is caught in the crossfires. And when the unthinkable happens, she comes face to face with the evil of the Third Reich. Is it possible that the reality of it all is more deadly than even her worst nightmares?
Erich Essler never questioned his duty to his country. All his life he's struggled to live up to his father's expectations, and bring honor to the Essler name. But when the man he thought of as his only friend turns out to be the enemy, he can no longer rid himself of the questions that continue to torment him. Is what he's doing really honorable? And does he owe his loyalty to his country . . . or a higher power?
Freedom for Europe dawns on the distant horizon. But in the midst of the fight, four lives will be forever changed, and their loyalty to God and Country brought into question.


About the Author:

Jesseca is a daughter, sister, and a child of God. Her days are spent reading, cooking, spending time with siblings, or playing piano. And writing, of course! At an early age words fascinated her, and her love for the printed page has only grown. She lives with her parents and seven siblings in the sunny state of Kansas, and she’s convinced there’s no place like home.

GIVEAWAYYYYY



SCHEDULE

Tuesday, April 23rd:

Laura Guenot - Review -  Beautiful Things
Kaylee Harrison - Review - Kaylee’s Kind of Writes

Wednesday, April 24th:
Soliel - Review - Reviews by Soliel
Abby G. - Review - Photos by Abby Rose
Libby May - Review - Geoturtle

Thursday, April 25th:
Faith P. - Book Spotlight + Review - Stories by Firefly
Victoria G. - Book Spotlight + Interview - Victoria’s Book Nook

Friday, April 26th: (Release Day)
Molly Anne - Review - Set Apart for Him
Kaitlyn S. - Review - Maidens for Modesty

Saturday, April 27th:
Kellyn Roth - Review - Reveries
Angela Watts - Book Spotlight + Interview - The Peculiar Messenger
Ryana Lynn - Review - Life of Heritage Corner
Kaitlyn K. - Book Spotlight - Twin Thoughts
Thanks for reading! Have you read any of Jesseca's books?
                        Victoria

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

[ GOODBYE MARCH, HELLO APRIL // Victoria's Book Nook ]

March went by SO FAST. I hardly remember what I did last month, it wasn't super busy, pretty quiet, and went by so quickly! And also, yes, this post is extremely late. xD let's just blame it on the fact, ITS SO WARM OUT and it sucked me in xP

Now for some SUPER boring...

// HAPPENINGS
[ jsyk, i did nothing this month soooo... ]

-We got our first bottle calf, Twitch! We've only had him for a little over a week but its been so fun to feed him. 😊
-I painted! I also listened to two of my favorite Lauraine Snelling books, A Promise For Ellie and Sophie's Dilemma while I painted and loved rereading them!

-I did a lot of school. And it was  awfulllllll… guess i'm not much of a scholar. Or a writer. Or a mathematician. 😂

-I made oatmeal successfully. Yes, this was an accomplishment. xDDD

-Melanie came over one weekend 😄

-When Calls The Heart stopped airing...for awhile... *growl* *huff* *sob*

-I got a fishie! i needed him Ambrosia, bc i was reading guess what series?!?

// B O O K S 

6,320 pages (More pages then last month, less books! )

-Mending Fences // Suzanne Woods Fisher // 4 stars
-A Promise Is Forever // Robin Jones Gunn // 5 stars
-Millie's Unsettled Season // Martha Finley // 5 stars
-Millie's Courgeous Days // Martha Finley // 5 stars
-Millie's Remarkable Journey // Martha Finley // 5 stars
-For Such A Time // Kate Breslin // 3.5 stars
-The Sky Above Us // Sarah Sundin // 4.5 stars
-I Dared To Call Him Father // Bilquis Sheikh // 2 stars
-Elsie's Endless Wait // Martha Finley // 3 stars
-Elsie's Impossible Choice // Martha Finley // 3 stars
-Elsie's New Life // Martha Finley // 5 stars
-Elsie's Stolen Heart // Martha Finley // 5 stars
-Elsie's True Love // Martha Finley // 5 stars
-With Every Letter // Sarah Sundin // 4.5 stars
-A Promise For Ellie // Lauraine Snelling // 4 stars.
-Sophie's Dilemma // Lauraine Snelling // 4 stars.
-Until Tomorrow // Robin Jones Gunn // 5 stars
-Cool Beans // Erynn Mangum // 5 stars.
-Once Upon A Summer // 4.5 stars
-The Tuesday Café // Don Trembath // 2 stars.

Favorite Read: The Sky Above Us (Ackkkkk, it was brillianttttt 😍😍)

Least Favorite Read: The Tuesday Cafe (This book was so boring and had like no point 😂)

// M U S I C 

-Old Friends // Ben Rector
-Crash and Burn // Thomas Rhett
-Make It Sweet // Old Dominion
-Mary Poppins Returns Soundtrack // So many fun songs!































Thanks For Reading !! What was the highlight of your March? 
-Victoria 


Wednesday, 3 April 2019

{ Five Books That Didn't Meet My Expectations // Victoria's Book Nook }

I saw Lillian from Green Tea With Books did a post about her "5 Recent Favorites" and I thought it was a fun idea and I would steal it and do 5 Books That Didn't Meet My Expectations!


Nowadays, amazing books are hard to come by and so many are great disappointments! Here are 5 Books That Weren't My Cup Of Tea. ( yes, Rachel, you may pat me on the back for saying "tea" not "coffee" xD)
*You may have loved or hated some of these but this is MY personal opinion and I can understand how others would enjoy them! I do not mean to offend anyone.*

// The Bluebird And The Sparrow by Janette Oke
I was expecting to love this but it ended up getting a 2.5 star rating from me, mainly because I wasn't in the right mood to read it and I found a great deal on the last 1/2 depressing, gloomy and boring. It might be someone else's "Cup Of Tea" but it definitely wasn't mine. I adore the cover though! 😍


// Everything She Didn't Say by Jane Kirkpatrick 

I can see someone else enjoying this but it was more like a dry piece of bread for me. There was some interesting history but lack of dialogue and not a lot of action made it so much less enjoyable for me. I do really like the cover though!  😄





// The Hawaiian Discovery by Wanda E Brunstetter
I really enjoyed the first book, The Hawaiian Quilt but this one really fell flat for me. It was quite annoying incredibly cheesy and the characters had me rolling my eyes. 😂😉 I would definitely recommend her older books but not so much her newer releases.







// Reckless Heart by Amy Clipston 
Amy is one Amish fiction author I really enjoy and so I quickly bought this one for a few dollar son Amazon with a  few other things last Spring. This turned out to be one of the worst Amish fiction books I ever read. The main character was so rebellious and quite stupid, so I pulled my bookmark out and gave it to a bookstore 😂


// Love Finds You In Poetry Texas by Janice Hanna Thompson

    There was nothing bad or wrong with this book but I just found it very predictable and it frustrated me quite
a bit xD I didn't like the main guy and I was just kind of bored with the plot. Someone else might like it, just not me! :P







Thanks for reading! What was one book you expected to love but ended up hating?? be sure to check back on Friday to hear all about my March!! ( Where did it go, btw?!)



Friday, 22 March 2019

[ For The Love Of Lauraine Snelling // Victoria's Book Nook ]

    Hey everyone! So sorry I missed posting last week, I had a super busy week and This post was so far from done that I just decided to take a week off. xD  I have been a huge fan of Lauraine Snelling since Sarah Grace Grzy recommended them to me last year and I have gotten so many questions about what order you should read them, how they all connect, etc.   

                                   

 I have talked OH. SO. MUCH. about her books and I cannot recommend them enough! In this post I just wanted to discuss WHERE to start, and in WHAT order you should read them. And there's like 20+ books, so if you need a LONNNNNGGGG series, here's the one to go to! 😊😉
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**Note: I cannot recommend all of her books since I have not read them all, but the ones I've read so far have been clean.**
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What Are They?!
The whole "Blessing, North Dakota" series is all about a family of Norweigan immigrants. There is some really interesting history and facts along with a sweet story about these amazing characters in everyone. 

Where, Oh, Where, Should I Start??
TheAn Untamed Heart first Lauraine Snelling book you should start with is, An Untamed Heart. It the prequel, (book #0.5) to the Red River Of The North Series and takes place before they immigrate. You don't absolutely have to read this, but it's a great backstory before An Untamed Land.







NEXT, up on the list is the Red River Of The North Series. There are two different editions for these, and I personally LOVE the old covers. 😊😍
#1. An Untamed Land.
#2. A New Day Rising
#3. A Land To Call Home
#4. The Reaper's Song
#5. Tender Mercies.
#6. Blessing In Disguise.

An Untamed LandA New Day RisingA Land to Call HomeThe Reapers SongTender MerciesBlessing in Disguise

NEXT, the Return To The Red River Trilogy featuring Thorliff. I personally have not read these but I am planning to sometime this month. I definitely like the new covers a bit more then the old ones.😉
#1. A Dream To Follow
#2. Believing The Dream 
#3. More Than A Dream



And then, we have Daughter's Of Blessing, all about Ellie, Sophie, Grace and Rebecca. I loved this series so much! 😄😍
#1. A Promise For Ellie 
#2. Sophie's Dilemma 
#3. A Touch Of Grace
#4. Rebecca's Reward


The fifth series is Home To Blessing, which is about Astrid! I've read the first two books and started the third book and I loved them!! Astrid is definitely a favorite of mine. 😋
#1. A Measure Of Mercy

#2. No Distance Too Far 
#3. A Heart For Home

And then the very last series (as of right now 😉) is the Song Of Blessing series. They are all about, Deborah, Tryve, Miriam and Toby. I haven't had the chance to pick these up, and couldn't bring myself to read them after I read two HUGE spoilers by accident and haven't gotten over it. 😭😭😭 I am going to try and read them sometime though!! 
#1. To Everything A Season
#2. A Harvest Of Home
#3. Streams Of Mercy
#4. From This Day Forward




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I hope you enjoyed today's post and you'll look into Lauraine Snelling whether you have a chance.. :D