Tuesday, June 10, 2014

All My Belongings

One of my great treats is finding a new author whose work I enjoy. I'm happy to say I added Cynthia Ruchti to the list of writers I want to keep reading. Thanks to my friends at Abingdon Press and Litfuse Publicity Group I have some happy reading coming up this summer. I will definitely be adding at least one more of her books to my list of books that I've read and I am sure I will enjoy it, too.

I love my mysteries, but I also like a good, solid novel with engaging characters. I found it in "All My Belongings." I was completely engaged on a number of subway rides and ran the great subway reader risk of missing my stop. This is the story of Jayne Dennegee who leaves a painful family situation, the town she grew up in and even her name to look for new horizons in California as Becca Morrow. There is a good story, romance, and there is some mystery, too. There is also a strong faith component and it winds through the plot and the characters without being overdone.

This is a difficult book to write about because I don't want to spoil any of the turns in the plot. But it kept me reading and I am happy I have another book by Cynthia Ruchti right behind this one.

Whether you're reading this summer, with a tall glass of iced tea at your side or next winter with a cup of cocoa, "All My Belongings" is a very enjoyable book.

I'm not sure where the weekend or the weekdays go. My projects seem to have taken on a life of their own and even with a new to-do list every morning I'm not getting all the things I hope to do accomplished. I did start yesterday morning at my neurosurgeon for a two-year checkup. For newer readers I had a spinal cord tumor removed in June 2012. This was my first visit back to my surgeon since my follow-up ten days after surgery. The appointment went well and I will have my next follow-up MRI in June 2015. Hurray! I feel very fortunate and I am so thankful.

Please stop by and visit tomorrow. I will have a very quick BookExpo America tote bag giveaway.

As always thanks for visiting. Take good care and happy reading.

Please note: I was given a copy of "All My Belongings" for review purposes, but the opinions I've shared here are all mine.  


Sola Scriptura said...

That looks like a book I would really enjoy reading. I'm so happy to read that your recent follow-up appointment went so well. Take care and I'll be stopping back tomorrow :)

Susie said...

Carol, That is wonderful news about your drs. visit. I wish I could get back into reading. I swear I am like a fly on a pile of poo...just jumping around from here to there and can't seem to settle for any length of time. :):) Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

So happy I came by today and read this awesome news from your Doctor's visit. Wonderful to hear this and I know how Blessed you are feeling getting such great news.
This book sounds like something I would enjoy so I have to add it to my must read list.
Love it when I can find a good read.
I have missed you. Life out here on the North Forty keeps me from being a faithful blogger but I think of you often.

Deanna said...

Thanks for sharing the book info. I will definitely look into that one. And so glad that all went well with your visit to the surgeon. Happy summer!!

Anonymous said...

So happy for you about your dr. visit.

Thanks for the book review. It sounds very good for one of these hot Georgia afternoons with a glass of iced tea.

Have a restful night.


The book sounds interesting, for sure. I'm glad your doctor appointment went well.

Jacquelineand.... said...

So glad you got good news from the doctor!

Marie Rayner said...

CArol, I have spent a good time catching up on all of your posts this morning. So much has been going on in your life over these past weeks and I have enjoyed reading about it all, the cooking, the television shows, the shops, restaurants, books, etc.! It's been all just perfectly lovely! xxoo

PS - Love the new look too!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

So glad your doctor's appointment went well.

From the Kitchen said...

I'll have to check this author out! Have you read the Mitford series by Jan Karon?


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Glad to hear the good news on your Doctor visit. What a blessing that is for you !

Theresa said...

I am looking for a good book to take to the beach:) I love getting good reviews on a book and author! Have a blessed and beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!

Simply Linda said...

I have written her name down (I keep a list of authors/book reviews), unfort, when you live in a small town, it is often hard to get new books.

That is awesome news about your appointment. Blessings

Nellie said...

Yay for a good followup appointment with the doctor! You've made such excellent progress!

I've jotted down the name of this book. It sounds like one I would enjoy reading.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'll put this one on my reading list, too! Thanks for the excellent review! I love mysteries, too but like to mix it up! Hugs!

Grammy Staffy said...

I'm so glad that your exam went well. Yeah! Thanks for the book review. I love a good book. I never get my do lust done. It is because I don't have the pressure of having to do it before I go to work. Since I'm retired I tell myself I can do it later.... So I do. Hugs, Lura

Julie Corbisiero said...

Thanks for the recomendation and I will add this to my reading list!

BJ PUP said...

Sounds like a good read.