My Book Recommendations

1. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this marvellous book by Corrie Ten Boom, The Hiding Place (Hodder Christian paperbacks)

In fact, I was so profoundly affected by it, that I made it a goal to visit corrie's house in Harlaam, Netherlands. I was pleased to accomplish that goal this summer.
The building on the right is where the book is set.

I also purchased the DVD, which is also very good, but for me the books are superior.
Billy Graham Presents: Hiding Place [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

The book wasn't a title that would normally interest me, but my daughter asked me to speed read it for her bookclub at church, so that I could comment on it, just in case no-one else had read it.
I was truly hooked by the whole story. I'm in awe of such intrinsically good people, and how they put themselves in the path of danger because it was the right thing to do, and because they love Jesus.

I have since gone on to read In My Father's House: The Years Before the Hiding Place
and, Tramp for the Lord: The Years After the Hiding Place
both of which are superb.

Christians seem to me, to get quite a rough press and verbal bashing these days, so it's refreshing to read about a Christian family living in the Netherlands, who were and still are a remarkable example of what all Christians and people of good morals should aspire to be like.

Let me know if you read them and what you think.

2. I pretty much adore every novel written by Elizabeth Chadwick (@Chadwickauthor for those of you on Twitter) and this is no exception The Leopard Unleashed

3.This book was recommended to me by a lady in Waterstones, Plymouth. I needed something gripping to help me overcome my overwhelming sadness of missing my daughter when she went to university in Hawaii. This book ticked all the boxes, Cross Stitch (Outlander 1) and, happy discovery, there were more in the series.....Dragonfly In Amber (Outlander 2)  Voyager (Outlander 3)  Drums Of Autumn (Outlander 4) The Fiery Cross (Outlander 5)  A Breath Of Snow And Ashes (Outlander 6)  An Echo in the Bone (Outlander 7) (they have an adult theme, and there is some strong language contained in them)

4. These are so well known, but I simply had to add them here, because I totally loved each and every one. Twilight (Twilight Saga)  New Moon (Twilight Saga)  Eclipse (Twilight Saga)  Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga)  I would also highly recommend you visit and read Midnight Sun which is the first part of Twilight but from Edwards perspective.

5.  Another happy discovery in a table top sale was this fab book The Innocent  by Posie Graeme Evans. There are two more in the series, also fab The Exiled and The Beloved  well worth reading.

6. This is a book which I follow and read over and over as a great self help guide The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

7.  This cook book is one of my absolute favourites. I have never had a culinary disaster while following any of the recipes. Nadine has a seductive vocabulary, even more so than Nigella I think. The Cranks Bible: A Timeless Collection of Vegetarian Recipes

8.  Absorbing and epic Katherine by Anya Seton.

9.  I want to study this again in more detail because he was such an interesting man C. S. Lewis: A Biography

10.  I learn't such a lot about the Middle East and in particular, Jordan Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life (Thorndike Paperback Bestsellers)

11.  I read these with my youngest, and one of  my nieces Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set: Contains: Philosopher's Stone / Chamber of Secrets / Prisoner of Azkaban / Goblet of Fire / Order of the Phoenix / ... Hollows (Harry Potter Signature Edition) Do I really need to say any more?

12.  I read this whilst living in California in 2004. It's an incredible testimony of the power of food and diet in our lives.  Recovery from Cancer: The Remarkable Story of One Woman's Struggle with Cancer and What She Did to Beat the Odds by Elaine Nussbaum.

13.  The very first novel I read, moving away from children's books and comics was The Invisible Chord
by Catherine Cookson. I lent the book to my Nan who also became a great fan. We both continued to read Catherine's books and my favourites are: The Dwelling PlaceTilly Trotter Trilogy - 3 Books Set (Tilly Trotter Widowed; Tilly Trotter ....)The Black Velvet Gown.

14.  I became hugely interested in William Marshall as a result of this finely written book of The Greatest Knight: The Story of William Marshal He was every bit the hero, full of courage, honesty and integrity. Treading a fine line through difficulties surrounding Henry V, Richard The Lionheart, and John.