A Bibliophile’s Path Forward in February

Can you believe we’ve already passed through 2 months of 2023? It’s crazy.

You know what else is crazy? The amount of pages I have read this month. Not all those are recorded here mind you. You’ll have follow along on GoodReads because I’m reading a lot of things and finishing books slowly.

This is actually the smallest amount of books finished in one month I’ve had in a while.

Romancing the Bride by Melissa Jagears


This was a great book to kick off Melissa Jagears’ series! I had actually read the last book in this series already as a library book so… *eyeroll* I decided I need this series and to read the rest in order. Here we are.

This was a book full of faith and family dynamics. I got really frustrated with the characters, but I think that’s just believable because real life people are pretty frustrating too.

This is book one of the Frontier Vows series. I’ll be reading the others soon!

My Phony Valentine by Courtney Walsh








Which was really like a month. As soon as I read that Courtney Walsh was releasing another story for us, I was like YES. But then I found out it involved a hockey player? I was THERE for it, 100%.

And… now I’m HERE on the other side. It was a great funny, entertaining book. I love the fake dating trope even if it’s not realistic in my world, LOL.

I first want to thank Courtney Walsh for providing this book for us with her creativity and wit.

Secondly, I want to thank Amazon for not making me wait too long after it’s February 8th release date before shipping and delivering.

This is looking to be the first book in her new Hart romance series.

Memory Lane by Becky Wade



Two of my favorite authors released books in the same month and in my birthday month! WHAT A GIFT!!

I can’t remember when I heard Becky Wade was releasing this either, but just like with the Courtney Walsh book, I was ecstatic!

This book had many elements to it and I enjoyed it all. Man injured at sea, a woman on this island rescues him and nurses him back to health, he has amnesia, tension and banter, mystery and suspense. It was no doubt a page Turner and I definitely would have finished it on February 16th had I not gotten tired.

Amazon was a bit better on shipping this time. They had the audacity to first say this would be shipped in March which would not work for me, at all. It was quickly updated on release day, February 14th, my birthday! It was a special time.

I’m so glad this is book one of the Sons of Scandal series, but hopefully I don’t have to wait too many ages before book two to find out the rest of the story on a few people we got hints about!!

Hope Springs Books 4-6 by Valerie M Bodden


This is the second “book” by Bodden I’ve read (even though it’s 3 books in one) and I will be reading more!!

Each of these stories are unique with characters with relatable problems, dealing with sin, forgiveness and hurts. Valerie has a way of developing characters, relationships and weaving in faith beautifully into their stories that you can also look back on through the next sequential books.

When ordering this, and the one previously, it does save a little bit for my wallet to get the 3 in 1 book like this rather than ordering each individually, but it is quite bulky. Lol. At the moment books 7-9 are only available individually so I’m debating those. It’s going to mess up the look of the collection if I get them individually and not the rest… *sigh*

I highly rrecommend this series and this author if you haven’t read her work before! LOOK HER UP.

That’s it for February then y’all. Come back next month for more!

Thanks for reading! Have a great Wednesday. 🙂

2 Comments Add yours

  1. You cracked me up with “They had the audacity to first say this would be shipped in March which would not work for me, at all.” 🙂 I am waiting to read the Becky Wade book until all three are out, I think! The others on your list sound great. Especially the first two. But I have never read any of the other authors (besides Becky) and I am hesitant to get attached to another author because I have trouble keeping up with the ones that are already on my list. LOL.
    In February I read:
    – 3 novellas by Laurel Hawkes: Giving Thanks, Christmas Lost, and Blessing Basket.
    – Drawing Closer to Christ: Her Hurting Heart Healed by Dawn Ivey. Short 10 day devotional, but packed with a lot of insight that helped bring peace.
    – 5 Minutes with Jesus: Quiet Time for Your Soul by Sheila Walsh. A lovely and meaningful devotional.
    – The Cairo Curse by Pepper D. Basham. This was a sequel to her book “The Mistletoe Countess.” I loved the first book. But the second was not for me. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I was into it.
    – Yours is the Night by Amanda Dykes. Wow! I have never read anything by this author before. But this book was Captivating. I loved it.
    – The 40-Day Feast by Wendy Speake. This is the second time this book has been on my list. I was part of the launch team in the fall and read through it then. But I felt I went through it too quickly and didn’t digest everything. So I read it again. A wonderful devotional all about the Word of God and digging into the Bible more.
    – Fashionable Goodness: Christianity in Jane Austen’s England. A large book with so much interesting information.
    – Declarations by Steve Backlund. I have read this before but wanted to go through it again because I need the nudge. Stress has made me negative. I want to stop complaining and be more optimistic. This book is helpful.
    – New York, New Year, New You by Rachael Bloome. LOVED it!

    1. Summer says:

      Lol 😆
      You might be smart on that Becky Wade book… it’s definitely left me wondering where the next book(s) will go!!
      Well the next months may have you curious about new authors! I have some on my shelf that are new for me, so we’ll see how those go. 😏
      You got so much reading done!! Look at you. These all sound so good! Pretty sure I marked some as Want to Read on GoodReads. 😄 Of course.

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