April 2023 Book Reviews

Last month, I only read 3 books, but I got back to more reading in April with a little bit of a break in homeschooling. Plus, our local library started using Hoopla, so that opened a whole new world of available books for me! Yay!


Caught in Time by Julie McElwain

This is the 3rd book in a series about an FBI agent who falls through a wormhole through time back to the 1800s. It's a little strange of a concept, but I read the first 2 books a while ago. There were twists & turns - some obvious, some not so obvious, some actually pretty surprising. There is a romance, but I think the "bookstagrammers" would call it "closed door." No full-on steamy moments, but it's implied. The main character was a little tiresome with her know-it-all complaining, but now I'm committed & need to see where this series goes next.

The Warden and the Wolf King by Andrew Peterson

The conclusion of the Wingfeather Saga! It was *almost* everything you want in a finale. I wanted a little more Artham, a little more Nia, and fewer battle scenes. But it was bound to be an intense book with all the plots that needed closing out. My son wasn't completely satisfied with the last line, but I thought it was pretty perfect. Can't wait to read them over again!

If by Amy Carmichael

I read this a long time ago as a little girl who had just heard the story of Amy Carmichael in children's church. I can still picture the lady who would come in to read missionary stories to us. I can even picture the illustrations she'd hold up as she told the story. Reading this now as an adult is definitely humbling. This small book is worth the re-read!

All My Knotted-Up Life: A Memoir by Beth Moore

Having grown up in a much more conservative Baptist circle, I knew of Beth Moore but had little interaction with any of her studies. But listening to her read her story, hearing how much she loves Jesus & studying about Him in the Bible, I really came to respect her. I may not come to the same conclusions about some things that she does, but I can appreciate how she came to those opinions. I agree with her far more than I expected to. And I also talked with an Arkansas twang for a day or 2 while listening to her read.

Modern Miss Mason: Discover How Charlotte Mason's Revolutionary Ideas on Home Education Can Change How You and Your Children Learn and Grow Together by Leah Boden

Now, here's an accent that I wish I could imitate! Leah Boden has such a sweet, humble spirit about her. I appreciate her posts on Instagram & really enjoyed hearing her heart for learning & growing. I feel like this book doesn't just have to be for us homeschool moms. She has so many practical points about how we should cultivate an atmosphere of lifelong learning & slow growth in our homes. I borrowed this book on Hoopla, but I still plan to buy my own copy to read again.


Have you read any of these? Are there any that you'd like to read for yourself? What books have you read lately?

Let me know in the comments!

Cheering you on!


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