Friday, 9 November 2018

[ A Few 2019 Releases // Victoria's Book Nook ]




Hey guys! Today, I thought I would share a few anticipated releases for 2019!! You'll probably need to except a part two later this month or in December!! So many gorgeous releases!! Here are a few of my most anticipated releases!
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Yours Truly Thomas // Rachel Fordham 
As y'all know, I simply ADORED Rachel Fordham's debut novel, The Hope Of Azure Springs, and when I found about Your's Truly Thomas!
Release date: July 2nd 2019
Synopsis: 
"A young woman working at the Dead Letter Office in 1883 opens a series of heartbreaking love letters. She's determined to find their rightful owner and make things right. But a trip to Azure Springs, Iowa, may provide love and healing for more than just the letter writer."

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The Sky Above Us //Sarah Sundin 
The Sea Before Us was absolutely amazing so yes, I legit screamed when I saw the sequel cover and synopsis! 
Release Date: February 5th 2019
Synopsis
"Numbed by grief and harboring shameful secrets, Lt. Adler Paxton ships to England with the US 357th Fighter Group in 1943. Determined to become an ace pilot, Adler battles the German Luftwaffe in treacherous dogfights in the skies over France as the Allies struggle for control of the air before the D-day invasion.
Violet Lindstrom wanted to be a missionary, but for now she serves in the American Red Cross, where she arranges entertainment for the men of the 357th in the Aeroclub on base and sets up programs for local children. Drawn to the mysterious Adler, she enlists his help with her work and urges him to reconnect with his family after a long estrangement.
Despite himself, Adler finds his defenses crumbling when it comes to Violet. But D-day draws near. And secrets can't stay buried forever.


Bestselling author Sarah Sundin returns readers to the shores of Normandy, this time in the air, as the second Paxton brother prepares to face the past--and the most fearsome battle of his life."



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 The Warrior Maiden // Melanie Dickerson
AHHHHH! I love Melanie Dickerson and her Hagenheim series SO MUCH and Mulan is such a great fairy tale. ;D
Release Date: February 5th 2019
Synopsis: 
Mulan isn’t afraid to pretend to be a son and assume her father’s soldier duties in war. But what happens when the handsome son of a duke discovers her secret?
Mulan is trying to resign herself to marrying the village butcher for the good of her family, but her adventurous spirit just can’t stand the thought. At the last minute, she pretends to be the son her father never had, assumes his duties as a soldier, and rides off to join the fight to protect the castle of her liege lord’s ally from the besieging Teutonic Knights.
Wolfgang and his brother Steffan leave Hagenheim with several other soldiers to help their father’s ally in Poland. When they arrive, Wolfgang is exasperated by the young soldier Mikolai who seems to either always be one step away from disaster . . . or showing Wolfgang up in embarrassing ways.
When Wolfgang discovers his former rival and reluctant friend Mikolai is actually a girl, he is determined to protect her. But battle is a dangerous place where anything can happen—and usually does.

When Mulan receives word that her mother has been accused of practicing witchcraft through her healing herbs and skills, Mulan’s only thought is of defending her. Will she be able to trust Wolfgang to help? Or will sacrificing her own life be the only way to save her mother?



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Far Side of The Sea // Kate Breslin

I just recently read Not By Sight and loved it, so I am eagerly anticipating this one!! The cover is also just...*sighhh*
Release Date: March 5th, 2019
Synopsis:
In spring 1918, Lieutenant Colin Mabry, a British soldier working with MI8 after suffering injuries on the front, receives a message by carrier pigeon. It is from Jewel Reyer, the woman he once loved and who saved his life--a woman he believed to be dead. Traveling to France to answer her urgent summons, he desperately hopes this mission will ease his guilt and restore the courage he lost on the battlefield.
Colin is stunned, however, to discover the message came from Jewel's half sister, Johanna. Johanna, who works at a dovecote for French Army Intelligence, found Jewel's diary and believes her sister is alive in the custody of a German agent. With spies everywhere, Colin is skeptical of Johanna, but as they travel across France and Spain, a tentative trust begins to grow between them.

When their pursuit leads them straight into the midst of a treacherous plot, danger and deception turn their search for answers into a battle for their lives.


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One Thing I Know // Kara Isaac 
One thing that I, MYSELF, know abiut Kara's books are AHHHMAZINGGG. I'm currently reading Then There Was You, and AH <3333
Release Date: February 12th 2019
Synopsis:

A fresh, heartfelt romance involving a case of mistaken identity when a ghostwriter masquerades as a relationship expert and the man who is determined to expose her holds not only the key to her success, but also her heart…
Rachel Somers is America’s #1 relationship coach—America just doesn’t know it. Rachel writes the books, but her Aunt Donna plays the face of the operation. Afraid of their secret being exposed, Rachel has no choice but to keep up the charade or lose the big money required to care for her father.
Lucas Grant is a star of late night radio and set on achieving his dream of syndication. When a big-time producer calls, it looks like his hard work is about to pay off. But the offer comes with a catch—the producer is convinced Dr. Donna is not what she seems and he wants Lucas to discover her secret. To do that, he needs to win over her tight-lipped assistant who holds the key to his success and—he begins to suspect—his heart. Can love find a way through the lies that force them apart?



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Its 10 o'clock guys, and I feel DEAD, so sorry about the short late post! Anyways, Comment below what you most anticipated release of 2019 is!









                          

Friday, 2 November 2018

[ Goodbye October, Hello November // Victoria's Book Nook ]





Hey guys! Again, another month has past, so another Monthly Wrap Up. It feels like I just did my September Wrap Up!!

October was SO busy and just flew by!!

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// thanksgiving // my Mom's birthday // schooool // fabulous movies //great coffee // lots of reading // so. many. new. books. // working on a secret project ... to be revealed in this post ;DD // a new kitty // buying my cat a sweater .... don't ask xD xD // reading SO MANY amazing blog posts // some fabulous music //

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// b o o k s //

I had a really bad reading month but I have a huge TBR for next month soooo, we'll see. xP

// r e a d 

-I'd Rather Be Reading // Anne Bogel // 4.5 stars
-An Untamed Land //Lauraine Snelling // 5 stars.
-Perfectly Matched by Maggie Brendan // DNF-ed
-River To Redemption // Ann H. Gabhart // 5 stars.
-David Livingston // Janet and Jeff Benge // 2.5 stars.
-Twice Promised // Maggie Brendan // 4 stars.
-The Bridge To Cutter Gap //  Catherine Marshall // 4 stars.

I did't read a lot but most of the books I read were AMAZINGGGG.

// b o u g h t

Since I won't be buying any books in November, to catch up on my TBR, I bought a ton this month for such great deal!

-King's Folly // Jill Williamson // $0.99 on CBD
-The Icing On The Cake // Janice Thompson // $2.79 on CBD
-Through Water's Deep // Sarah Sundin // $9.99 on CBD
-Courageous // Dina L. Sleiman // $0.99 on CBD
-The Bridge To Cutter Gap // Catherine Marshall // $5.99 on CBD
-Little Amish Lizzie // Linda Byler // $6.79 on CBD
-The Sound Of Distant Thunder // Jan Drexler // From Revell
-Everything She Didn't Say // Jane Kirkpatrick // From Revell
-The Light Before Day // Suzanne Woods Fisher // From Revell
-Heart On The Line // Karen Witemeyer // $4 at used bookstore
-Lethal Legacy // Irene Hannon // Under 99 cents at local thrift store
-Washington's Lady // Nancy Moser // Under 99 cents at local thrift store
-Jane Eyre // Charlotte Bronte // $2 at local used bookstore
-Meet Lily // Nancy Rue // under 99 cents at local thrift store
-Clouds // Robin Jones Gunn // $7 on Amazon, used.

// p h o t o s
Our new dog, we got today, Dixie!

I had a craving for apple crisp...so yes, it happened xP



GEEESSSSEEEE.



A bookstagram picture from this week.

Coalie Bean. ;DD

Our kitty, Shasha who we thought was going to have kittens but ended up just having more then her fair share of food xD



// h a p p e n i n g s
-Well, Coffeeee of course!
-My Mom's birthday.
-Thanksgivin'
-SNOW!
-A new kitty, named Max, he's so cute ^-^
-Schoool-that-i-still-hate
-A ridculous amount of sleeping (How could I not include that?? ^_^)
-book shopping!!! the bestest kind!

Anddd that's like literally it bc it wasn't very exciting.xDD

// m o v i e s
-All Of My Heart // Hallmark
-Oklahoma! // Musical
-Stranded in Paradise // Hallmark
-Christy //Historical
-Murder She Baked: Chcolate Chip Cookie Mystery // Hallmark
-Chesapeake Shores // Hallmark
-Billy Madison*** // Humor
-Meet The Parents*** // Humor
***- Watched on Vid Angel, cannot recommend.

// m u s i c
-Brand New // Willow City
-Rise Of The Sun // Willow City
-Hometown Sign // Willow City
-Born and Raised // Hunter Brothers
-Feels Like That //  The Reklaws


Anddd thats about all we did this month. xD Thanks for reading, guys!!

OH wait! The big annoucment! Well, its actually not THAT big butttt I have been designing a Wordpress blog, actually considering switching VBN this month!! What do you think about Wordpress???








Friday, 26 October 2018

[ River To Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart Review // Victoira's Book Nook ]

I know, I know . . . your probably thinking ANOTHER book review?? Butttt I have so many books that I need to review!! xP
Next week, I have a SUPER exciting annoucment for the blog and my Monthly Wrap Up so be sure to check back for that.


    River To Redemption by Ann H. Gabehart
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I was VERY surprised by this book! I got it back in July and finally picked it up. the first seven chapters were quite boring to me and I almost DNF-ed it when it fast forwards to when Adria Starr, the young girl who lost her parents in the Cholera Epidemic, is 19. I was incredibly excited and the story really picked up.
I loved Adris so much! She was such a great spunky character. 
Louis and Matilda were so amazing too! I was so shocked at the end when it revealed Louis was a real person!! I just loved his character. 
Logan was an idiot and I hated him to know end for the last chapters. I thought for sure that he and Adria would get married and when he turned horrible and idiotic, literally my face: 😨🤔😭
The ending. I am so happy. FINALLY, Revell published a book where *SPOILER* the character doesn’t get married at the enddddd! !! Yussss. 
5/5 stars. I really really loved this book!! 

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Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed it and added RTR to your TBR. 🙌🏻😄


Friday, 19 October 2018

[ I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel Review // Victoria's Book Nook ]




Hey guys! So I'm back with a book review today, and its on a very good book indeed!





I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel was such a witty relatable book that I instantly loved when I read the first few pages. Anne's stories were so hilarious and I found my self relating to her a lot. Espcially on the hobby of reorginzing my bookshelves...heh.

I loved Anne's taste in reading and her idea's about it. It was a very fresh and book that I really enjoyed!

I only had a few dislikes. One was, I didn't like that Anne read a lot of books that were very secular and not a lot of Christian Fiction yet this was published by a Christian publisher. It was a huge deal but it bothered me a bit.

One thing I really appreciated was that Ann didn't brag about reading so much or being a huge reader but she simply stated she loved books. I extremely appreciated that!

Something I found really hilarious was the part about John and his Allergies when her class was reading "Where The Red Fern Grows" , I thought that part was quite humorous!

Overall, this was a lovely, relatable book that I would recommend to anyone who is a huge reader and is up for a laugh!

***Special thanks to Baker Publishing for sending me a lovely hardcover copy of I'd Rather Be Reading By Anne Bogel!***

Thanks for reading guys! Be sure to comment and tell me what kind of post you'd like to see in the future !!


Friday, 12 October 2018

[ A Collab With My Cousin // Victoria’s Book Nook ]



Hey guys! I have a fun post for you today, a Q+A with my friend and cousin, Rachel. Enjoy! (She’s asking Questions, I’m answering !!)

1. If you could write a sequel to any one of your favorite books, which one would it be? 
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. That book was absolutely amazing, and if there was a sequel about Avery and Rill, I would adore it! I’m pretty sure I would fail at writing it though —— I’m not the best writer exactly!! 😉 

2. Who's the better author: Robin Jones Gunn or Erynn Mangum? 😉

Rachel! This question is horrible! 😂 I feel like Robin Jones Gunn’s books are AMAZING, and I love the characters so, so much but I feel like I don’t love her style of writing. It’s very simple but very captivating. Erynn Mangum has some incredible characters too, and she has a very heartwarming writing style. I feel like, I like Erynn Mangums a wee bit 
more, but both are my go-to authors when I need a book I can trust that’s good! 🙌🏻😄 


3. Would you rather read sappy romance or wacky fantasy? 

Oh yikes. Both would be so horrible to write. I know this is strange but I’d rather read a sappy romance like Janice Thompson! I cry ally can’t stand brain-hurtingly strange fantasy!!! It drives me nuts! 

4. How many books have you read so far in October? 

I have read almost seven books so far this month. This month is off to a great start, considering almost all the books are more then 350 pages!! 


5. Favorite historical fiction book? 

Oooohhhhh. Such a hard one! I’d have to say *one* of my favorite historical fiction books is The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham. It was such a sweet story and it was definitely one of my favourites! **Full Review under the
 tab “Book Reviews”** 



6. Best book series you've read in the past year? 

Ahhhhh! There’s been sososo many! One of my absolute favourites is the Millie Keith series. It blew me away on how incredible those eight, short books were. All I can say is 
WOW!!!! 

7. What's the worst/dumbest book you've read recently? 

Hmm. I haven’t read a “blegh” book in forever. I’ll go with a Amy Clipston book I just wasn’t enjoying, called Reckless Heart. It was pretty good but Lydia was very foolish sometimes and had some angry thoughts in her head about the situation she was in that I just didn’t appreciate. 

8. Would you rather read a book about a kid or an adult? 

Definitely an adult. I actually love to read Adult fiction even though my go-to genre is more young adult.


9. Do you like dialogue or description more in a book? 


Dialogue for sure! I actually get really tired of a book when an author puts too much description in a book. I like an even bit of both in books usually! 

10. Best drink to sip while reading? 


Sorry guys. Coffeeeeeee! But I have also been drinking more tea lately bc I’ve been to lazy to use the coffee machine but both are just the best! Some coffee is horrible and same with tea, but when it’s made right, I do love both.

Thanks for reading guys! I hope you enjoyed this post! Next weeks post, is going to be TWO book reviews’ (So many reviews, so little time! 😂) 


Friday, 5 October 2018

{ Cool Beans by Erynn Mangum Review // Victoria's Book Nook }



Hey guys!  It's already Friday so that means a new post!! RN, I am currently rereading the Maya Davis Trilogy by Erynn Mangum I knew I absolute must review it on here! Soooo, here's my review of book one: Cool Beans!! Enjoy. :DD

                                           Cool Beans (Maya Davis, #1)
Synopsis:

   Everything seems to be going perfectly for Maya Davis: She has a great job at a coffee shop, gets along with her parents, and is happily single. That is until her best friend starts dating Maya's high school sweetheart.
This funny, heartwarming fiction story by best-selling author Erynn Mangum uses the power of story to challenge teens to discover the relevance of faith in their relationships and their lives.


             
             // MY REVIEW //

This book was one of the best books I have ever read in my entire life. Like literally! When she announced book four, Room For Cream, I legit starting screaming!!!! It was entirely too relatable, exactly what an Erynn Mangum book should be! Maya Davis was a relatable, hilarious, sweet, fun-loving character that I grew to adore. I think what most appealed to me was the light heartedness of the book. It's the perfect book to relax with, no deep thinking necessary. 
I was absolutely hooked after the first thirty pages filled with my favorite little beagle, Calvin, Jen and Maya's crazy life including Cocoa Puffs and a million cups of coffee and the unique storyline. It was the perfect read! 
When Maya discovers her roommate, Jen is dating her old boyfriend, I was shocked. what a fabulous idea for a book1 I also loved that Travis doesn't recognize her until a good part through the book. AHHHHHH! 
The spiritual content in here was fabulous, just like every Erynn Mangum book I've read. Erynn seems to pick some sort of thing to teach the character in each of her books and in this one it was to trust God and I found she taught the lesson to Maya in a really good, realistic way. She didn't put the message across ina  preachy sort of way, which I really appreciated.
I also LOVED Liz and Andrew! Andrew was hilarious and so awkward and such a great character!
The whole crazy storyline was so appealing and fresh in the Christian Fiction world and I've never read a book quite like this one. A must-read fro everyone who enjoys a Contemporary with a splash of romance!!
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Thanks for reading! Have you read any of the talented Erynn Mangum's books?? ;DDD








Friday, 28 September 2018

{ Hello, October, Goodbye September // Victoria's Book Nook }

                                                              



















Hey y'alllll! YES, that's right another wrap up post. Where did my September go?!?! :O

Anywayssss, Today I'm sharing what I did in September and some of favorite things in September. Music, Books, and Blogposts! And of course coffee!!!  ;DD ( Yes, it still is coffee. Not much has happened in a week...

In September we started school, which I *DISLIKE* SO MUCH ITS NOT EVEN POSSIBLE. School is NOT my favorite thing to do as you can probably tell. And lets just briefly talk about school and not-think-about-the-33%-I-got-on-my-LA-quiz today. *face palm* I've been doing a new online school for some of my subjects and it's quite complicated and frustrating and ughhhh. At least today marks three weeks of survival!! 

I also drank wayyyy too many iced coffees, got TBR anxiety ( It's a thing, y'all! aka worried I wasn't going to read all the books on my bookshelf xP xP), learned I can't cross my Middle and Index fingers on my left hand (long storyyyy. Including a lawn mower steering wheel...;) ), read till twelve almost every. single. night. watched SNOW fall on my front lawn (lolol), almost burnt cheesecake AND banana bread. that banana bread was like a tiny bit black on top?? But it was still raw in the middle? What is this!

I also made a lovely, QUIET, reading nook in my closet and moved several things around so it's quite nice. I especially like that the sun is not streaming right in my eyes like when I'm reading on my bed.

I didn't really do much this month except for talk and text a lot of people and did school and read. It was very busy but quite boring xP

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                                      { B O O K S }

Reading wise, I had a FABULOUS reading month compared to the last two months where I read like 4 books bc summer y'all, summer. I finished several books including....

            Not By Sight By Kate Breslin // 4 stars.
            A Summer Secret by Kathleen Fuller // 4 stars.
            Sunsets by Robin Jones Gunn // 5 stars.
            Hide and Secret by Kathleen Fuller // 4 stars.
            ReMatch by Erynn Mangum // 5 stars.
            The Secrets Beneath by Kathleen Fuller // 4.5 stars.
            The Promise Of A Letter by Kathleen Fuller // 4.5 stars.
            Anne Of Avonlea, by L. M. Montgomery // 5 stars.
            Words Of The Heart by Kathleen Fuller // 5 stars.



                           { M U S I C }

Now onto Music. I listened to a lot of great music this month including....

                 Anthem // Brett Kissel.
                 Look Up Child // Lauren Daigle.
                 You Say // Lauren Daigle.
                 Amen // King and Country.
                 What If // Kane Brown.


                              { B L O G  P O S T S }

                                  Rebekah Ashleigh // Books I Read In July and August
                               
                                      Shantelle Mary // A Little Post About Vacation

                                       Stories By Firefly // The Hallmark Movie Tag

                                      Shower Of Blessing's // September Early Wrap up


  

// H E L L O - O C T O B E R //

I don't have a lot planned in October except for catching up on like ten review books...xD I CAN'T RESIST THE FREE BOOKS GUYS. 
 On my October TBR, I have...
-River To Redemption by Ann H. Gabehart
-Minding The Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher
-The Edge Of Over There by Shawn Smucker
-Everything She Didn't Say by Jane Kirkpatrick
-I'd Rather Be Reading by Ann Bogel
-Cool Bean by Erynn Mangum
-Latte Daze by Erynn Mangum
-Double Shot by Erynn Mangum.

I hope I can get a few of those done! We also have my Mom's birthday and Thanksgiving on the same day, October 8th. And I have to go the dentist the day after Thanksgiving, ugh! 
ALSO I just finished my Reading Challenge of 120 books so I upped it to 150! Think I can do it??
Anyways, I hope you had a great September and I'll see you next Friday!