5.3.15

February Reads

During 2015 I am aiming to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Each month I will record what I have read in order to keep a running total, and to inspire others who may be looking for book suggestions.

You can catch up on my January reads HERE.

10. The Yorkshire Shepherdess - by Amanda Owen

This is the autobiographical account of a self-taught shepherdess who ended up marrying a hill farmer and living on a remote farm high up in the Yorkshire Dales. I really enjoyed this book and thought it had just the right balance of countryside/agricultural anecdotes and family life (she has seven children!). It's a glimpse into a very different lifestyle from my own. 4 Stars.



11. The Light Between Oceans - by ML Stedman

This is the story of what happens when an Australian Lighthouse keeper and his wife find a baby and have to make a life-changing decision. This book was recommended to me and I thought it was a well-written and intriguing story. At points I thought it was going to turn out to be rather predictable but the plot twists and turns kept me reading until the end. 4 stars.



12. On the Banks of Plum Creek - Laura Ingalls-Wilder

This is the next instalment of the Little House on the Prairie series (which I began in January). It is a quick and easy read and I enjoyed the insight into the simple, but incredibly harsh life lived by the American pioneers. 3 Stars.




13. Sabotaged - by Dani Pettrey

This is the fourth and last book in the Alaskan Courage series by Dani Pettrey, described as 'Christian romantic suspense'. A friend of mine has leant me all four books and we have shared our joy in how cringe-worthy all have been. I must admit I did really enjoy the first two books and found them very addictive but by the third and fourth book the cheesy Christian will-they-won't-they-but-of-course-they-will-so-just-get-married-already romance part was annoying me. The crime storyline is okay if you can get past the cheese! A quick and non-challenging read. 2 stars.

What have you been reading recently? Please share your recommendations.

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