Newer TBR//Summer Reading!

Hey y’all. I just am on a posting kick! I decided maybe I can cram in a couple posts, since I’ll be away next week and may not get around to posting! Anyways! I just love reading. When I see a darling book in the bookstore, or one I get offered to review, I just cannot say no. So, I have like thousands (okay maybe that’s a bit of a exaggeration…) of books to read that are sitting on the shelf! I’m not going to go in a bunch of detail for each book since that would take forever (hehe *exaggerates*) but here is the books sitting on my shelf screaming, “READ ME!” 🥳

Where Courage Calls by Janette Oke//Laurel Oke Logan

This one is a (when calls the heart?) book! It’s about Beth Thatcher who has spent her entire life in a safe, comfortable world with her family and friends and everything she’s used to- but she gets a teaching position in western Canada and accepts it- things are about to change.

They Called her Mrs. Doc by Janette Oke

My Grandma gave me this one and I honestly don’t totally know what it is about…. ummm looks like it’s about a girl named Cassandra….I’ll have to read it and let y’all know😂

The Calling of Emily Evans

(Again by Janette Oke) this one looks soooo good! Sooo…

Emily Evans heads off to Bible School, and takes on the task of opening a new church in a pioneer community! But we’re the years of her bible school days enough training to prepare her for this?

A Woman Named Damaris (Janette Oke)

When Damaris is 15 she thinks about escaping from her home again, her dad comes home drunk and mean, and the flashbacks of trauma are almost too much. Is she old enough to manage on her own?

(AHH THIS LOOK AWESOME)

*by the way, some of this is copy-cat from back of book and some with my own writing sooo*

The Tender Years

This is a continuation for the Love Comes Softly series so I needa finish the Love series before I read this one!

Drums of Change by Janette Oke

Ahhhh!! This one looks DARLING!

Red River of the North Series

I have read book #1 and it was sooo good! I really can’t wait to read the rest of the series EEE!

The Sky Above Us Sarah Sundin

Ahhh!! Victoria has told me to go get The Sea Before Us for forever now, and I really should go borrow it from the library, since I’m waiting to read this darling book!

An Amish Year by Beth Wiseman

This one looks really good too, there are 4 books in one, so I’m thinking to take this book on vacation since it would keep me busy and…well yeah. My Grandma also gave me this one, and it looks really amazing!

Never Let Go by Elizabeth Goddard

I actually received this one for review, but it took FOREVER to come in the mail and I wasn’t able to review it in time, BUT, this one kinda creeped me out cause it sounds kinda creepy, but Victoria insists on me reading it, so we’ll see😂

Kisses From Katie and Daring to Hope by Katie Davis

I’m really excited to read these books, they look super interesting and they are non-fiction (which I hardly read) but Victoria and a couple other of my goodreads followers really recommended them, so here they are!

Going Home by Wanda E. Brunstetter

This book looks pretty good, I got it for $1.99 ish on Thrift Books, so I hope I’ll like it.

The Final TBR Look.

I think I have a lot to read…

I hope you enjoyed this post, please give it a like and comment me with any questions and what you thought about the post! What books have you read recently? What’s on your Summer TBR?

<<Kennedi>>

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Love Comes Softly//Good-bye May, Hey June!

Hello Everyone! Sorry for the very up and down posts. It’s been a long, busy, month and I seemed to have gotten no time to hardly put a post in. Hopefully that’ll stop during the summer, but I can’t guarantee that Victoria and I will be having a consistent posting time!! As I said, very busy. Anyways, enough of my blabbering, let’s get to the post!

Good-Bye May!

May was a great month! The books I read in May were….

-Double Shot by Erynn Mangum

-Millie’s Remarkable Journey by Martha Finley

-Millie’s Faithful Heart by Martha Finley

-Millie’s Steadfast Love by Martha Finley

-Saving Sailor by Renee Riva

-Taking Tuscany by Renee Riva

-Heading Home by Renee Riva

I didn’t get too far in my book reading for May…

I didn’t have a lot of time to read, but Double Shot was absolutely AMAZING! I love Erynn Mangum, her books are so funny, cute, and just… ah… wonderful!! Millie Kieth is of course, fabulous, and the Renee Riva series were FABSOME!!

(Fabulous + Awesome = Fabsome)

Hmm what else can I tell you about May?

Mostly all my sheep have lambed, the lambs are absolutely darling! Calving is mostly complete, and farm things are wrapping up!

The Photographs in May

My Puppy “Mr. Fuzz” (Aka. Muffin, Fuzzy-Muffin, Muffy, Moofie, Muffleufflegus, Fuzzy.) yes, crazy nicknames. I’m not sure how they all came about….

A delicious McDouble 😂

Hanging out with Baby Bubbles, who sadly passed away.

Alrighty, that seems to some up practically all of May. Haha!

Love Comes Softly

I picked up Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke, not sure of what to expect. I let it sit on my shelf for a long time, then finally decided maybe it would be good. I was really suspicious though. Boy, was I ever wrong. IT WAS AMAZING. From the very first sentence I was hooked. This book was so emotional, cute, funny, charming, and of course, romantic. There was so much amazing ness in this book and I finished it in… 2 days? Then I read Loves Enduring Promise (will be reviewed in a later post) and now I’m reading Loves Long Journey.

Well I guess that sums up the post.

Have a good wee-

Oh wait!! I forgot the most important thing!!

HELLO JUNE!

There. Okay….

Have a good week!

Love, Kennedi.

Update

Hey everyone! Just a reminder that if you previously followed VBN or you be interested in reading Victoria’s personal blog go follow HERE! I’m reentering my info for review programs and don’t have the same amount of followers on WordPress as i did on Blogger and i would really appreciate it!

Thanks! 🥰

Victoria

Lauraine Snelling//Kennedi

Today I am taking a peek at a couple of books that I still want to read by Lauraine Snelling! Some are newer, and some are not as new. Let’s jump right into this post!!

This first series:

The Wild West Wind

Looks like an amazing trio! The covers are stunning and I am in love with Lauraine Snelling’s work! I loved her Ingeborg Series, (Red River Of the North) and her Golden Filly Series (check those out if you haven’t already!) I actually own book #2. Victoria found 2 copies in a rummage sale at her local town, so she picked them up for under a dollar each! UM DEAL! So I’m super excited to get to know these new characters and the love Lauraine put in these pages!!

This next one is:

Under Northern Skies

This series is a bit newer, and looks amazing!! I can’t wait to read these ones too!! I am in LOVE with book two’s cover 😍😍😍 I don’t own any of these, but that’s what libraries are for!!

If you have not already checkout Lauraine Snelling, then you are missing out big time! You’ll want to start out with Ingeborg (or one of these series above) it can get pretty tricky when you look into a library, and find Lauraine Snelling. Her first series (Red River Of The North) goes all the way down Ingeborg’s family, so if you don’t know Ingeborg herself, you’ll be pretty confused. I can’t say how much I LOVE Lauraine Snelling’s work, so please check her out!!

If you want to learn more about her Ingeborg series, check out Victoria’s post here!

Thanks for clicking on the post and reading it! I’d love to hear what you thought of it!

<<Kennedi>>

[ 5 Of My Favorite Book to Movie Adaptations || Victoria ]

Hey everyone! Welcome back to Beyond The Pages. 😊

Today, i’m going to be sharing several of my favorite book to movie adaptations. I do love books but i also love a good movie. Most of these I haven’t read the book but I have them on my TBR 😉

Anne Of Green Gables (Kevin Sullivan)

I absolutely adore the Anne Of Green Gables series. It is WONDERFUL. And the movies are almost as good ( Except for the third one… just UGH!) The first two follow some of books 1, 2 and 3 pretty well. I loooove Megan Follows as Anne Shirley-Blythe SO much! She is perfect, and I find myself hearing her voice when I’m reading Anne’s lines in the books. 🤩

Emma, BBC 2009

Emma is seriously my favorite movie ( miniseries) ever. It combines matching, regency and romance together in a way that will capture your heart in the 4 episodes 😉 So many fun characters and wonderful actors! Emma is also on my TBR but hopefully i’ll get to it sometime this year! 🥳

David Copperfield, BBC Version.

I have watched this short miniseries a few times last year and LOVED it! The story is very engaging and entertaining. There was a few uses of the d-word, which I didn’t really appreciate. I also am planning on reading this sometime soon!

The Giver

I remember especially enjoying this a few years ago before reading the book and would have to say it was a touch better then the book, with more of Jonas and Fiona which i loved 😉

Thanks for reading! what’s your favorite book to movie adaption?

Victoria

Happy Easter//ChristyMiller—Kennedi🐣

Happy Easter everyone!! I hope you got some family time and reading time this happy Easter week! He is risen! I got some GREAT reading time in!! I recently picked up the first 2 Christy Miller collections at Kennedy’s Parables- both under $25! Starting with book one–

I really liked this book!! Christy Miller is soooo cute and amazing and…. ahh- TODD😍. So many characters are introduced in this first book that you will be hearing about in the rest of the collection: Todd, Shawn, Alissa, Doug, Tracy, Uncle Bob, Aunt Marti and many more! All the characters are fabulous. Christy has sooo many tough choices to make- her first summer in sunny California- WITHOUT HER PARENTS! Summer beach parties, “God People” that Christy isn’t sure of, surfing, and just fitting in with the new group of teens she meets. Will Christy make the right choices??

Book Two–

We learn more about the characters from the first book, along with some new ones: Katie, Janelle, Rick, and many more!! This is a must read, and also shares so much information!

And the last book today:

Yours Forever.

TODD!!! CHRISTY!!! You really have to read these and just…ahhh you just have to read them! It’s a demand- READ CHRISTY MILLER😂

This was my first book with Robin Jones Gunn- and I thoroughly enjoyed it!! (I don’t care for the old book covers, but the new collection covers are GORGEOUS!)

Have any of you guys read Christy Miller books? What books did you read this week?

~~Kennedi~~