Great Reads for Autumn 2016


I’ve recently had to move house and leave my job due to unforeseen circumstances. Thankfully I now have another job in the pipeline, once all the paper work has gone through.

It’s been a tough couple of months, but it has meant that in the last few weeks I have had time to catch up on doing some of the things I love, like reading and crochet!

These are books I have read and enjoyed during this transient time, that I think others will enjoy as well. I am thankful to the publishers and Netgalley for allowing me to read the following in exchange for an honest review.

Non- Fiction


Everyday Supernatural by Mike Pilavachi

Awesome book about living a supernatural life, everyday. It focuses on subjects such as prophecy, healing and power evangelism. It is biblically based, practical, and full of hilarious quotes and anecdotes, including stories of the authors own failures, which were humbling to read. Reading this book I felt re-energised in my faith and ready to step out and do big things for God.
I would reccomended this book to anyone, no matter how many times they’ve been round the block! Don’t be put off because it’s written by the soul survivor guys, even older Christians have a lot to gain from this book.


Without Rival by Lisa Bevere

“God doesn’t love us equally, he loves us uniquely.”
We can break free of the rivallry we feel in so many areas of our life, our friendships, our relationships and even in our churches.
I particular enjoyed her thoughts on women preaching and her stories of early believers. I would reccomend this book to anyone who needs to know that they are loved without rival.


From Depths We Rise by Sarah Rodriguez

I had never heard of this book or author before, but the story intrigued me so I decided to give it a read, as I love reading Christian autobiographies.
I soon found myself gripped by the story of Sarah’s life, to the point where I managed to finish this book within 24 hours. I loved reading about an ordinary Christian woman who had gone through so much and still found she had faith.
Although this was a sad story it was one filled with hope. (This book will be released on 01/10/16)

Christian Fiction


Thin Ice by Irene Hannon

I was holding my breath reading this book.
Christy is grieving after losing both her parents and her sister within a year. But then a sinister letter appears telling her that her sister is still alive. Despite warnings from the kidnapper, Christy goes to the FBI, and the adventure begins.
Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys a good thriller with a dash of romance.


Mrs. Lee & Mrs. Gray by Dorothy Love

I thoroughly enjoyed this biographical novel. I appreciated unique perspective of black slave and her mistress. It really opened my eyes even more to the atrocities of this terrible period of history. Well worth a read.


The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck

A sweet love story about a wedding shop. It was perhaps a little bit too sweet for me, but I decided to include it as I’m sure fans of romance and weddings will find this one adorable.



The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

Confession time: I’ve not actaully finished reading this book yet, but so far, it’s so good that I couldn’t not include it!



The Girl from the Savoy by Hazel Gaynor

Oh, this was just such a gorgeous book: Glamorous, adventurous and epic A tale of how the first world war has a lasting impact on four lives.. I couldn’t wait to pick it up again, to read more about Dolly’s quest to let go of her past, find fame as an actress, and maybe just fall in love.
Full of period details about life working in the savoy and as a stage girl, this is a must read for fans of all things glamorous. I’m sure people who enjoy TV shows like Mr Selfridge and The Paradise will love this


The Silk Merchants Daughter by Dinah Jefferies

I started reading this book in the bath, and before I knew it the book was half finished and the bath freezing cold.
Truly this was an enjoyable story, set in Vietnam during the war with the French. The tale of a mixed raced girl who struggles to find her place in her family and society. Full of adventure, family and political drama, romance and excitement, this is a highly recommended read.
I do, however, feel the need to warn readers that due to this book being set in the war there are scenes which make difficult reading, as all kinds of corruption and evil are portrayed, this book may not be suitable for the most sensitive readers.

Thanks for reading to the bottom, I hope you have found some great books to add to your reading list!




16 thoughts on “Great Reads for Autumn 2016

    • Well, some are pretty cheesy, but there are some good ones out there as well. Really enjoying the butterfly and the violin at the moment, and loved thin ice. I guess you just need to be a bit picky!


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