June 2018 – Month in Review

There have been some wonderful stories that I’ve enjoyed reading this past month! Join me as we take a look back at the bookish fun we enjoyed in June.

Clicking on the link will take you to the blog post for that book, interview or reveal.

Books Reviewed:

TheOrphansWish  The Orphans Wish by Melanie Dickerson

WhereTheFireFalls  Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnett

AmongThePoppies  Among the Poppies by J’nell Ciesielski

TheLoveLetter  The Love Letter by Rachel Hauck

ADaringEscape  A Daring Escape by Tricia Goyer

MoreThanMeetsTheEye  More Than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer

TheHopeOfAzureSpringsThe Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham

EnduringLove  Enduring Love by Toni Shiloh


Author Interviews:

InterviewKarenWitemeyerKaren Witemeyer

InterviewTaraJohnson  Tara Johnson


Cover Reveals:

BetweenTwoShoresBetween Two Shores by Jocelyn Green


I’d love to hear from you:

Have you read any of the books I reviewed this month? If so, did you have a favorite?
What book(s) are you looking forward to reading in July?


A Daring Escape (The London Chronicles #2) by Tricia Goyer


At the height of World War II, American Amity Mitchell is living a comfortable life abroad as a tutor in England. But that changes when an urgent telegram arrives from her brother, Andrew, summoning her to Prague. Andrew’s efforts to help Jewish children escape Czechoslovakia have grown desperate as Nazi forces tighten their grip on the country. Amity knows she can’t ignore God’s call to join Andrew in coming to the children’s aid.

Amity’s boss, Clark, follows her to Prague to urge her to return but soon finds himself helping the Mitchell siblings prepare Kindertransports bound for the safety of England while threats of German occupation escalate. As Amity and Clark race to save innocent lives, God is drawing them closer to each other.

A Daring Escape is a gripping tale of hope, self-sacrifice, and the power of unrelenting love to overcome unspeakable hate.

My Thoughts:

I found all of my senses fully engaged in this story right from the very first lines. Tricia Goyer weaves a story that will keep you turning pages and staying up late just to see what will happen next. I didn’t want to look away or put the book down for even a moment.

Amity is a heroine that faces her fears by putting her trust in God and walking in faith. She admits that she is afraid, and she presses on knowing that God will be with her. Even when it would have been safer and easier to return to England, she followed God’s leading on her heart. I admired that about her.

I was also deeply touched by the strength of character the Jewish mother’s had. To lead their children to safety. To put them on a train and send them away, while staying behind themselves. I can’t even begin to imagine how heart-rending it would be to put my young child on a train and send them away without me.

This story is filled with strong women, who trust in God even when it’s hard and they don’t understand. It is written so well that I felt like I was there in the story and wanting to help get as many children to safety as possible. It also gave me a new insight on the people who find themselves as displaced refugees today.

This second book in The London Chronicles is easily a stand-alone story. However, with that said, the first book is just as fantastic as this one is and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to read either of them. I give this story 4.5 stars and would encourage you to grab a copy.

(I borrowed a copy of this book from my local library for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Favorite Quote:


About the Author:

TriciaGoyer  Tricia Goyer is a driven, passionate and charismatic author with a detail-focused approach to her unique blend of storytelling. A prolific writer, she’s published well over 55 books, including her debut novel, From Dust and Ashes, which was about the liberation of the Mauthausen Concentration camp in Austria at the end of World War II. Tricia traveled to the actual location and interviewed over 100 veterans to collect their remarkable experiences…passing them on to a new generation of readers. Tricia puts the same dedication and detail into every book she writes. Tricia’s writing style is vivid and heartwarming, allowing readers to take home more than engaging stories, but also incredibly inspiring messages of faith and hope. Her goal is to write stories that matter. Tricia Goyer is a homeschooling mom of ten, grandmother of two, and wife to John. With a busy life, she understands the importance of making every word count.

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A Daring Escape (The London Chronicles #2)

A Secret Courage (The London Chronicles #1)


First Line Fridays: A Daring Escape

Welcome to First Line Friday’s hosted by Hoarding Books.

Today I’m featuring A Daring Escape by Tricia Goyer. This page-turning World War 2 story is set primarily in Czechoslovakia. Watch for my review coming soon. I’m going to share with you the first line from the Prologue!



Ustin, Czech Republic
September 20, 1993

          Condensation dripped from stone-hewn walls as Charles lowered himself down into the dry well, seeking the treasure his grandfather had tucked away just days before the Allies sacrificed the Sudetenland to Hitler’s death squad like a lamb to the slaughter. The rock walls and the earthy, wet smell reminded him of medieval dungeons and secret tunnels he had read about as a child, and of tales of adventures hunting treasure.


Ok, you caught me. I gave you two delicious lines. I couldn’t help myself!
What do you think? Will Charles find the treasure that his grandfather tucked away?


Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books