Thursday, July 5, 2012

Throwback and the Review Pile ~ 7/5/12

The read and the unread.

We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles (released 5 or more years ago) that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.

Echoes (Glenbrooke)

Series:  The Glenbrooke Series Book 3
Author:  Robin Jones Gunn
Publication Date: 1999

In this dramatic contemporary romance by bestselling author Robin Jones Gunn, Lauren Phillips enters the wild, uncharted territory of the Internet on her home computer and "connects" with a man known only as "K.C." As she struggles to recover from a broken engagement, Lauren keeps busy by working full time and striving to finish her college degree. But her correspondence with K.C. quickly becomes the thing she loves most...and the source of dreams she cannot bear to relinquish. When the opportunity comes for them to meet after a year of corresponding, Lauren faces a tough choice: Is she willing to risk everything...including a broken heart?  

From the Review Pile is hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday.
The aim is to showcase books that you've received but haven't yet got around to reading.

Maggie Rose (Daughters of Jacob Kane, Bk 2)

"Maggie Rose"
Series:  Daughters of Jacob Kane Book 2
Author:  Sharlene MacLaren
Publication Date:  6/8/2009

The year is 1904, and Maggie Rose, the spunky, friendly, twenty-year-old middle daughter of Michigan resident Jacob Kane, feels compelled to leave her beloved hometown of Sandy Shores to pursue what she feels in her heart are God's plans for her life - in New York City. Maggie Rose adjusts to her new life at Sheltering Arms Refuge, an orphanage that also transports homeless children to towns across the United States to match them with compatible families.

Most of the children have painful pasts that make Maggie aghast, but she marvels at their resiliency. As she gets to know each child, her heart blossoms with new depths of love and compassion. When a newspaper reporter comes to stay at the orphanage in order to gather research for an article, Maggie is struck by his handsome face-and concerned by his lack of faith. She can't deny their mutual affections, though. Will she win the struggle to maintain her focus on God and remain attuned to His guidance?

I look forward to getting lots of great book ideas for my TBR from everyone's Throwbacks and Review Pile.

Happy Reading!


  1. Haven't heard of Maggie Rose before, but I do enjoy historical fiction.

    Thanks for sharing. Here's my Awhile on the Pile post. Happy Thursday! :D

  2. Remember the movie You've Got Mail with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan? That's what the synopsis of Echoes made me think of, even though the tones are probably completely different. On the one hand, it's definitely romantic to think about falling in love with someone you've only ever known through letters (or email). On the other, there is a lot of creeper potential there. Sounds really interesting!

    Great Throwback! Here's mine!

  3. Maggie Rose sounds like it would be a sweet and good book to read. Not my usual choice for books, but I'm always to give them a try. I hope you enjoy it!

  4. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I just followed your blog through GFC as lucyatmax.... Hadn't heard of Maggie Rose, but sounds interesting and I will add to my ever growing stack of TBR's!
    Beth at


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