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Spooky Christian Reads For Halloween

Happy Halloween Bookish Friends :)


I feel that during Halloween so many readers love to gobble up spooky stories, and it's something I don't do too often as so often a lot of the content makes me uncomfortable.


However, if any of you are in the same boat, and you're still wanting to enjoy spooky reads that don't compromise your beliefs, then I'd love to recommend some deliciously scary Christian fiction novels that will deliver on the spooky story side, but will keep the content clean and faith based.


Lonestar Series by Colleen Coble:



If you're looking for a series that combines dude ranches, cowboys, and sinister plots that will keep you on the edge of your seat, all wrapped up in a giant reminder that God's plan is always the perfect plan, than Colleen Coble's Lonestar Series is the series for you. This is still one of my favorite Colleen Coble series. Check out my reviews of this series here and here.


Alaskan Courage Series by Dani Pettrey:



If you love Ala…

An October Bride by Katie Ganshert Review

Hello Everyone :)


I recently shared my review of A September Brideby Kathryn Springer, which is the first novella in Autumn Brides. Today I'm here to share my review of the second novella from that collection, An October Bride. 

An October Bride by Katie Ganshert:




Source: Gift From My Hubby

Publisher: Zondervan

Publication Date: September 23rd, 2014

Genre: Christian Fiction/Contemporary

Series: Year of Weddings

Synopsis:

A year's worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed.
She wants to make her father's dream come true. She doesn't realize her own dream has been in front of her the whole time.
Emma Tate isn't a risk taker, so everyone in her small Midwest town is surprised when she suddenly becomes engaged to lifelong friend Jake Sawyer. No one but Jake and Emma know the true reason they're getting married---so Emma's dying father can walk her down the aisle.
While Jake and Emma plan an autumn wedding together, it becomes…

A September Bride by Kathryn Springer Review

Hello Everyone :)



I hope you're all doing well.


2018 has been the year that I've really dived into the Year of Weddings novella collection. I've read some pretty amazing stories, and I couldn't wait for fall to get here so I could jump right into Autumn Brides. 


I finished that collection a little while ago, and so today I'd like to post a quick review for you all of the first story in the collection.


A September Bride by Kathryn Springer:

Source: Gift From My Hubby
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication Date: August 26th, 2014
Genre: Christian Fiction/Contemporary
Series: Year of Weddings
Synopsis:
A year's worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed.
Annie's always wanted a home and a family. But will pretending to be a bride get her closer to her dreams?
All Annie Price has ever wanted is a place to call home. Growing up in the foster care system, that dream seemed far away, but now Annie's dream may be coming true. A frie…

The Wonder of You by Susan May Warren Review

Hello Everyone :)


I hope you're all having a lovely October.


I've got another book review to share with you all today.


The Wonder of You by Susan May Warren:




Source: Church Library

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Publication Date: June 18th, 2015

Genre: Christian Fiction/Contemporary

Series: Christiansen Family


Synopsis:

Mortified after her year abroad is cut short, Amelia Christiansen returns to Deep Haven, certain she isn’t brave enough to embrace the adventures she’s dreamed of. The last thing she expects is for the man who broke her heart to cross the Atlantic and beg forgiveness.

Heir to a European hotel dynasty, Roark St. John has trekked from one exotic locale to another, haunted by tragedy and the expectations that accompany his last name. Amelia is the first woman to give him a reason to stop running. He’ll do anything for a second chance—even contend with Amelia’s old flame, who is intent on sending Roark packing.

While one surprise after another leaves Amelia reeling, Roark’s continue…

Collective Fall Book Haul

Hello Everyone :)


I hope you're all having a great week, and living your best life :)


In some ways September and October weren't the greatest months for me. I spent a large portion of it sick with a cold, and then asthma complications, and it seemed to be a pretty stressful month for work as well. 

However, there were still many many moments throughout the months that reminded me just how blessed I am, and one of those moments was the weekend getaway my husband and I did to do some shopping. While we were away we visited my favorite Chapters bookstore of all time, and I picked up some new books that I'm very much looking forward to reading, and today I'm here to share them with you all.



One of my first finds was this particular edition of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I'd collected most of her other books in this exact design, but every store was always sold out of Pride and Prejudice, and this included online. We found it this time, and I snagged it immediately.…

Why I Hate Green Beans by Lincee Ray Review

Hello Everyone :)


I hope you're all doing well, and I want to thank you for joining me for another book review today here on The Preppy Book Princess.


I've mentioned before that I don't actually read a lot of non-fiction books, but every so often I do, and sometimes I find a new favorite book in the process. That's definitely what happened with my newest non-fiction read, and I couldn't wait to share all about it with you guys.


Why I Hate Green Beans: And Other Confessions About Relationships, Reality TV, and How We See Ourselves by Lincee Ray:


Source: Church Library


Publisher: Revell


Publication Date: February 6th, 2018


Genre: Christian Non-Fiction


Synopsis:

If there is one thing Lincee Ray has learned over the years, it's that the majority of women on the planet struggle with insecurities. Our skinny jeans mock us. Our just-trying-to-help mothers are just driving us crazy. Our social media feeds taunt us with everyone else's picture-perfect lives. It's enough …

In Peppermint Peril by Joy Avon Review

Good morning everyone :)


While fall is my favorite season, it feels in some ways that we've skipped right over it this year as we're already experiencing snow and freezing temperatures.


I'm missing my beloved fall temperatures, but I have to say that the snow has put me in the mood to read cozy mysteries, especially Christmas themed ones. I recently finished one from NetGalley that's coming out next month, and today I'd like to share with all of you what I thought about it.


In Peppermint Peril by Joy Avon:




Source: Publisher (Crooked Lane Books) Via NetGalley

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

Publication Date: November 13th, 2018

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Series: Book Tea Shop Mystery


Synopsis:

Joy Avon’s festive series debut featuring a book-themed tea party organizer will be tons of fun this Christmas for Lorna Barrett and Jenn McKinlay fans.

In the run-up to Christmas Eve, organizer of book-themed tea parties Callie Aspen and her lovable Boston terrier will have to conquer threefold …

Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History Of 80's And 90's Teen Fiction by Gabrielle Moss Review

Hello Everyone :)


Have you ever come across a book before that you just know by the synopsis that it was basically written for you, and you need to do whatever you can to get your hands on a copy immediately.

Well that's what happened to me when I stumbled upon Gabrielle Moss' Paperback Crush on Instagram. I couldn't wait to read this, and I was beyond belief excited when I got approved to read it on NetGalley.

It took me a little while to get my thoughts all in order to share this review with you guys, as this book just contains so much good stuff. I finally did though, and today I'm here to share all my thoughts and opinions on it with you all.


Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of 80's and 90's Teen Fiction by Gabrielle Moss:



Source: Publisher (Quirk Books) Via NetGalley

Publisher: Quirk Books

Publication Date: October 30th, 2018

Genre: Young Adult/Non Fiction


Synopsis:

A hilarious and nostalgic trip through the history of paperback pre-teen series of the 80…

Finally Fall Book Tag

I love fall, and I love book tags, so it seemed only fitting that as we're officially into the fall season now that I go ahead and do this fun book tag.

In Fall The Air Is Crisp and Clear. Name a Book With a Vivid Setting:



I'm not a fan of everything in this series so far, but it has by far one of the greatest settings I've ever seen in a fantasy novel. The idea of a young adult fantasy series being written entirely around the Great Library of Alexandria is definitely something up my alley. 


Nature is Beautiful, but Also Dying. Name a Book That Is Beautifully Written but Also Deals With a Heavy Topic Like Grief or Loss.



Morgan Matson is such a fantastic storyteller, and the realistic way that grief is portrayed in this beautiful YA contemporary keeps it one of my all time favorites.


Fall Is Back To School Season. Name a Non-Fiction Book That Taught You Something New.



This was one of the very first non-fiction books that I read when I switched to home schooling from public school…