Anticipation 2020// Exciting Releases!

Hey Everyone.

A few days ago Abigail posted a list of her most anticipated releases and it inspired me to put together a list of my own. I had a lot of fun looking at all of the books that are coming out this year! So many of my favorite authors have something coming out, it’s so exciting!

I hope you enjoy this list!


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I am really excited to go see this movie. I enjoyed the older Emma movie with Gwyneth Paltrow and the BBC series Emma and so I am really excited to see new adaptation of this story!

Black Widow

I cannot wait for this movie. Many of you may not know that I am a fan of the Marvel Universe, definitely a new and not super hardcore fan, but still a fan. My dad, two of my siblings and I are currently watching the movies in chronological order (we are on Captain America: Civil War). Natasha Romanoff is amazing and possibly my favorite character (I also love Tony Stark and Wanda Maximoff. I can’t wait to see her movie.

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The trailer for this movie looks amazing! I have enjoyed all of Disney’s live action remakes and I can’t wait to see this one!


The Thief of Lanwyn Manor (Cornwall, #2)

January 7, 2020

The Land Beneath Us (Sunrise at Normandy, #3)

February 4, 2020

Cry of the Raven (The Ravenwood Saga Book #3)

February 4, 2020

My Calamity Jane (The Lady Janies, #3)

June 2, 2020

Storing Up Trouble (American Heiresses, #3)

May 5, 2020

Selah (The Sugar Baron's Daughters, #3)

March 3, 2020

A Portrait of Loyalty (The Codebreakers, #3)

September 8, 2020

Vying for the Viscount (Hearts on the Heath, #1)

August 4, 2020

The Story Hunter (The Weaver Trilogy #3)

May 19, 2020

Love & Olives (Love & Gelato, #3)

July 7, 2020

To Steal a Heart (The Bleaker Street Inquiry Agency, #1)

November 17, 2020

The Fifth Avenue Story Society

February 4, 2020

At Love's Command (Hanger's Horsemen, #1)

May 2, 2020

An Ivy Hill Christmas (Tales from Ivy Hill)

September 1, 2020

Like Flames in the Night (Cities of Refuge, #4)

March 3, 2020

Well…there you have it! A very long list of books that I am excited about that I haven’t read yet and that have been or will be released this year! It’s going to be a good year for reading if this list is any indication. I am so excited for all of these books! Especially A Portrait of Loyalty! I am currently reading On The Wings Of Devotion and it is amazing, absolutely amazing, I’ll be writing a book review of it soon.

What are some books that you are looking forward to reading? are any of these books on your tbr?

BIBPC #7// Category 7

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I can’t believe that it is already time for my seventh BIBPC #7 entry! The contest has flown by. I’ve really enjoyed participating, despite the fact that my team has had a very difficult time. It’s really fun to see what everyone comes up with for each category and seeing the range in how each person interprets each category. I’m really glad that I could participate in BIPC again and I already can’t wait for BIBPC #8!

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As you all are well aware by now I am part of Team Autumn. 😀

And without further ado, Category 7 is………………colorful.

Isn’t this gorgeous and so colorful! My aunt let me use her camera to take a couple pictures and this was one of them, I’m very pleased with how it turned out.

Wouldn’t the world be a far more boring and sad place without color? Can you imagine never seeing the vibrant colors of a sunset or the bright colors of flowers? So much of how we think of things being beautiful is connected to their color or even lack of color.

What is your favorite color?

BIBPC #7//Category 6

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We got some snow and quite a bit of ice. I’ve taken a bunch of pictures over the past few days and I’m excited to share them with you, soon, hopefully. Anyway………’s time for the second to last BIBPC category! I can’t believe it is already almost over. Time flies when you are busy. (By busy I mean reading every chance I get and probably not doing enough school. Just kidding, kind of.) 😀

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The sixth category of BIBPC #7 is……………………gentle.

The fog softens everything giving the trees the soothing and gentle appearance. Fog can be scary if you are driving but it has a gentle beauty.

Do you have school break this week or next week? Have you had any snow or ice where you live?

The Painted Castle: A Book Review

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Title: The Painted Castle

Author: Kristy Cambron

Published: 2019


Genre: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction

My Thoughts:

Wow, another beautiful book from Kristy Cambron. I haven’t read anything by Kristy Cambron that I haven’t enjoyed. I love her writing style and how she alternates POVs from different periods of time. She weaves her stories together beautifully.

The Painted Castle is the third Lost Castle novel and possibly the last, sadly. It is every bit as wonderful as The Lost Castle and Castle on the Rise. All three books definitely have a spot on my favorite books shelf and books I wish I owned shelf. If anyone is ever telling you that Christian Historical Fiction is a waste of time, Kristy Cambron’s books are ones that I would recommend to them, and her books might change their mind about the genre.

I loved Kiera, Amelia and Elizabeth, they were all beautiful, strong and unique characters. Other then that they don’t have much in common, but the estate and painting brought their stories together, across several hundred years. Each of the women lost people they loved and had to work hard to end up where they did. These women went through difficult things and came out stronger.

“The sun drooped low on the horizon as they talked, until it’s rays were gone and only an ink-sky and coffee by the firelight remained.”

“Perhaps God whispers my name instead, and gave me an artist’s heart all along.”

Quotes from the The Painted Castle

Have you read this book? Have you read any of Kristy Cambron’s books?

BIBPC #7//Category 5

Hey Everyone.

It feels like it has been awhile since I’ve posted, but it’s only been a week. I’ve had a busy but okay week. The weather has been weirdly warm which is pleasant but slightly disturbing. My siblings have been enjoying the opportunity to play outside without freezing to death. It’s been nice, but I wish it would snow, maybe soon.

Anyway…………Here you go!

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I am a proud Team Autumn member. Sadly we are having a bit of trouble, I think that we are currently in third place, hopefully we will do better this category. Even if we don’t win, I’ve still been having fun participating in this year’s BIBPC. 🙂

The fifth category of BIBPC #7 is………………..surprise.

I found this rainbow by surprise. I was walking in our hallway a couple weeks ago when I saw it. It’s slightly dizzying because of how bright it is but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. It’s always special when we can capture a rainbow, even if it is only a small one.

How’s your week been? What do you think of this picture?

Wintery Photos//feat. Pieces – Steffany Gritzinger

Unreserved, unrestrained

Your love is wild

Your love is wild for me

It isn’t shy, it’s unashamed

Your love is proud to be seen with me

‘Cause You don’t give Your heart in pieces

You don’t hide Yourself to tease us

Uncontrolled, uncontained

Your love is a fire, burning bright for me

It’s not a spark, it’s not just a flame

Your love is a light that all the world will see

All the world will see, that You don’t give Your heart in pieces

You don’t hide Yourself to tease us

Your love’s not fractured

It’s not a troubled mind

It isn’t anxious, it’s not the restless kind

Your love’s not passive, it’s never disengaged

It’s always present, it hangs on every word we say

Love keeps its promises, it keeps its word

It honors what’s sacred, because its vows are good

Your love’s not broken, it’s not insecure

Your love’s not selfish, Your love is pure

You don’t give Your heart in pieces

And You don’t hide Yourself to tease us

Pieces – Bethel Music

Hey Everyone.

I love this song so much. I been listening to it over and over again for the past couple days. It is such a beautiful illustration of God’s love for us. It always makes me want to cry.

Have you heard this song? What have you been listening to? Do you have snow where you live?

P.S. Hannah is having a really fun giveaway! You should go check it out!

BIBPC #7// Category 4

Hey Everyone.

It’s been awhile since I last posted. I missed the last category because of a busy week of school and stuff. I’m excited to have this picture though!

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The word for category four of BIBPC #7 is…………….lopsided.

And here is my picture. the pile is sort of lopsided or at least it is uneven. I’m not sure why I’m having so much trouble with this. *sighs*

These are all really great books that I totally recommend. I have reviews coming of several of them! My sister and I got Mark of The Raven for Christmas. It is so good! I’m excited to share (and write) a review of it.

Have you read or heard of any of these books? What is one of your favorite winter activities? (Reading definitely counts!)

Before I go, if you haven’t checked out Jo’s blog yet you really should! This piece of writing that Jo and Clara wrote together is definitely worth reading!