Discovering Gold at the Local Bookseller

While out and about yesterday, I happened to stop in our local bookstore and was very surprised and happy to find new releases I’ve been waiting months to read. It’s almost like finding gold. 🙂 (I also helped myself to a little shelf-rearranging to make sure the covers were displayed, not just the spine.)

IMG_0174WHEN LOVE CALLS, Gregory Sisters Series #1 (Revell) by Lorna Seilstad

You can read my Tuesday blog post about this book <here>. Also be sure to  hurry over to Lorna’s Facebook page. She’s having a Likefest. Once she reaches 800 likes, her publisher is offering a set of books FREE to one person who likes her page.


UNDENIABLY YOURS (Bethany House) by Becky Wade

This book doesn’t officially release until May 1st, so seeing it on the shelves was pure delight. I absolutely loved Becky’s CBA debut My Stubborn Heart and can’t wait to read this one.


WHEN THE MORNING GLORY BLOOMS (Abingdon Press) by Cynthia Ruchti

I thoroughly enjoyed Cynthia’s debut, They Almost Always Come Home. She has the kind of literary voice I dream of reading (and writing). For three years I’ve anxiously awaited her next novel, and now I finally have it.

Have you recently discovered any gold at your local bookseller?

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    1. Hi Cynthia!

      I LOVE supporting gifted writers. I’m a picky reader, so when I discover an author whose work transcends the norm, whose work exudes beauty & excellence, I love to tell others!

  1. What a thrill for me to see that my May book has already snuck onto the shelves at your local bookstore! Your sighting is the official first for UY! Thanks for posting the picture. I’m always somewhat amazed when I look at snapshots like this. I think, ‘Wow… the story that once existed only in my mind, my Bo and Meg, made it THERE.’ !! Remarkable.

    1. I was so surprised to see it there, Becky! Perhaps that’s one of the benefits of living close to the publisher. I can imagine how thrilling it must be to see what was once just imagination, now available for everyone to read. 🙂 How exciting! Congratulations!!!

  2. I,too, am a picky reader….I value your insight and just love reading your blog. When I read it, I feel like running out and getting every one book you mention. I read a book on my kindle but need to have one going in my hand, as well. Keep up the good work for us, Brenda.

    1. Hi Sharyn!

      I’m so glad you appreciate my book *insight*. 🙂 I typically don’t gravitate toward what’s popular, or what’s easy, as I love a challenge, I love to learn. Sounds like you’re the same way.

      The Kindle is a wonderful invention, isn’t it? I didn’t think I’d use it much, but it comes in very handy. But I still would rather read the actual paper book.

  3. Brenda, that is SO exciting! I can’t believe you went back and took a picture. And I think your shelf rearranging worked perfectly. 🙂

    I’m so excited to Becky and Cynthia’s books, too. Both are high on my list as I’m sure they are on yours.

    1. Well, of course I had to go back & take a picture! And I think my shelf rearranging nicely showed off your previous books as well as the new one. Customers won’t be able to resist picking it up, and then they’ll fall in love with your writing. 🙂

  4. Like Nicole above I have been avoiding the bookstore because I own so many books already that I need to read! The local literacy association did have a used book sale recently, and that I couldn’t resist… Found a copy of My Stubborn Heart and read it in about three days which is pretty good for me. Loved it!

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