Time to take a moment to tell you about some books. One of my favorite things to do.
First up, Skid, by Rene Gutteridge (one of my favorite people as well as favorite writers).
Blissfully unaware that Atlantica Flight 1945 from Atlanta to Amsterdam is about to make aviation history, First Officer Danny McSweeney focuses his energies on navigating the turbulent personalities of an eccentric female captain, a co-pilot with a talent for tactless comments and conspiracy theories, and a lead flight attendant with an outsized attitude that definitely exceeds the limits for carry-on baggage.
On the other side of the cockpit door, the unscheduled in-flight entertainment includes a potbellied pig, a jittery diamond courier, and the recently jilted Lucy Meredith, whose personal mantra of “What Would Oprah Do?” will be challenged by the sudden appearance of her ex and his new traveling partner. On her left sits Hank Hazard, whose unusually polite but constant requests–prompted by his covert role as a spy for the airline–test the limits of the crew’s customer service.
But as Lucy and the rest of the crew discover, Hank’s odd behavior is linked to a quiet faith that may play a key role in the fate of everyone on board. Especially when an unexpected traveler sets this already bumpy flight on a course toward the unfriendly skies.
Rene Gutteridge is the author of twelve novels, including the Boo series, the Storm series, and the novelization for The Ultimate Gift, as well as Scoop and Snitch, the first two Occupational Hazard novels. She lives with her husband, Sean, and their two children in Oklahoma City.
Next up, a couple of non-fiction books.
Shall we talk about getting into shape, eating healthy, etc.?
Never Say Diet by Chantel Hobbs
Chantel Hobbs, a mother of four, recounts her struggles with obesity, body image and health in Never Say Diet. Realizing that choosing to live well was one of the best gifts she could give her family, Chantel is so excited to encourage YOU to take the small but meaningful steps towards a healthier life. Ditch the diet! Buy some new skinny jeans! And don’t forget to read the five tips to get your family fit.
And since June is almost upon us, along with plenty of weddings:
With this Ring by Joanna Weaver
Many of you are fans of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World and Having A Mary Spirit. That’s why I'm delighted to share Joanna’s newest release: a gift book emphasizing the meaning and importance of the wedding vows! Walk down memory lane as you fill out the reflective journaling questions about your wedding ceremony, or share this book with your favorite newly engaged couple. Good wisdom, sweet poetry and powerful stories about wedding days of yore.
Hope you find something that will bring you or someone you love reading pleasure.