Hello! It’s Victoria here again from Creative Home Keeper!
Last month I shared some of my favorite reasons of why I love my local library so much. This month to go along with my favorite past time of reading, I wanted to share with you 5 novels for spring, which are some of my favorite books that I have personally read and loved over the years.
These are the novels that have stayed with me long after I turned the final page. The stories that made me disappointed to learn there was no sequel or continuation. That’s what makes a good story though, the development of characters and the words so well written, you feel like you are actually there taking part in the story yourself.
With the arrival of spring comes another favorite past time… outdoor reading. I love to grab my current book and hit the outdoor patio on warm lazy, Sunday afternoons. There is something so wonderful about reading great fiction while breathing fresh air and feeling the warm sun shine down on your skin.
Hopefully the weather is starting to become warmer where you live too, and if you are looking for a few good reading recommendations for this spring I’ve got some for you!
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
All of Ms. Morton’s four novels are well written and page turners, but The Secret Keeper is my favorite in the sense that the ending is such a twist I found myself going back and re-reading it looking for clues along the way. Two stories intertwined from present day to the city of London during WWII, that unfolds a mystery of past events. Like all of the plot twists that Kate Morton is known for, this ending certainly doesn’t disappoint.
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
When a women wakes up from a head injury with no memory of the past few years and to a life that is virtually unrecognizable, Alice goes on a quest to try and get her life and family back in order. The “what if’s” that were asked throughout reading stayed with me. They served as a reminder to not let life go by unchecked. To live in the moment with our families. I recently heard that What Alice Forgot will be adapted into a movie next year so if you like to read the book before watching the movie, now is your time.
A Daughter’s Inheritance (The Broadmoor Legacy Book #1) by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller
The first book in The Broadmoor Legacy introduces you to three young cousins who are best of friends and born into a family of wealth, greed and secrets. With the passing of their grandfather and the family’s inheritance divided up among the three families, each cousin must make a choice of what path to take in their future. Each book in the series focuses primarily on one cousin but all of their stories are beautifully interwoven throughout all three novels. I may have read all three in less than a month because they were that good!
Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey
As Paris is being invaded by Germany, a group of allies must protect some of the countries most valuable art from being looted by the German soldiers. The most soft after piece is the famous Mona Lisa. Action, twists, turns and deception make this story so engrossing, some of the well written descriptions even made me feel like I was there in the midst of it all.
The Preacher’s Bride by Jody Hedlund
Set in England during the 1650’s among the conflict of the English Royalist and the Puritans, this is a compelling fictional account of the famous preacher John Bunyan, writer of Pilgrim’s Progress, and his second wife Elizabeth. The pages of this wonderfully written book are so well researched of that time and contain so many stunning details, you actually feel like you are among the Puritans fighting to hold on to your freedoms.
All 5 of these novels (actually 7 if you include the next 2 books in The Broadmoor Legacy trilogy – and you WILL want to read them after you start the first one) are perfect to add to your spring reading list. They are all page turners drawing you into another world and time with beautifully written plots and developed characters. They are hearty books but once you start reading, you will fly through the pages not wanting to put the book down.
So what novels are you hoping to add to your spring reading list this year?