Summer is in full-swing, and if you’re like me, you enjoy reading a good book, whether that’s beside the pool or inside an air-conditioned refuge from the heat. Ever since my days getting plastic toys and Pizza Hut coupons from my local library, I’ve put “summer reading” on the top of my to-do list.
For your own summer reading, I can highly recommend Bethany House’s July lineup—there’s something here for everyone, whether it’s the new series starter from Mary Connealy, a trip to Seattle of the past with Tracie Peterson, Dina Sleiman’s mix of romance and adventure in medieval times, or a Regency love story from Kristi Ann Hunter.
Be sure to click on the covers below to read the first few chapters and see which story catches your attention!
A Beauty Refined by Tracie Peterson
Phoebe Von Bergen is excited to visit America at last! But when she accompanies her father from Germany to Montana in search of sapphires, she has no idea of his real plans. As handsome lapidary Ian Harper gets to know Phoebe, he slowly learns the truth about her family. Yet exposing her father’s deception could put Phoebe’s life in danger. . . .
An Elegant Façade by Kristi Ann Hunter
Lady Georgina Hawthorne has worked hard to become the Incomparable for her debut season. She is determined to marry well—and Colin McCrae is not her idea of eligible. But as their paths continue to cross, their ongoing clash of wits has both Georgina and Colin questioning their first impressions as well as their priorities and ambitions.
Courageous by Dina L. Sleiman
Inspired to become a defender of the cross, Rosalind of Ipsworth joins a crusade to set captives free from Saracen prisons. As she and fellow crusader Sir Randel Penigree train young recruits, the two find themselves unexpectedly drawn to each other. Amid many dangers, they are both forced to reconsider their priorities and the very nature of their God.
No Way Up by Mary Connealy
After ranch patriarch Chance Boden is wounded in an accident, he demands that the conditions of his will go into effect immediately: His children must reconcile and live at home for a full year or forfeit the ranch. He trusts hired hand Heath Kincaid to see it done. But when Heath suspects foul play, his desire to protect Chance’s daughter goes beyond duty.
Do you or your children participate in a summer reading program at your local library? If so, what are some of the prizes?