Conspiracy In Kiev – Around The World In 80 Books #13

Setting: Kiev, Ukraine; Jungle Venezuela; Paris, France Time Period: Modern Day This novel is a tragic story of an FBI agent who was sent on a field assignment in Kiev for a presidential visit and came back forever changed… At first, Miss Alex DaLuca didn’t want to brave being back on the field, but the…

The Peacemakers – Around The World In 80 Books #12

Setting: Vietnam and US Time Period: 1970’s I had reservations about reading The Peacemakers, it wasn’t my typical genre and I wondered if the story would keep my interest. Man, was I wrong about that! I fell in love with this book from the first chapter and now I want to go back and read…

Intended For Evil – Around The World In 80 Books #11

Setting: Cambodia Time Period: 1975 “Intended For Evil” is a deeply moving re-telling of a man’s suffering and survival in the killing fields of Cambodia during the reign of the Khmer Rouge. I have always loved true stories and reading ones like this remind me how blessed I am to live in a country that’s…

Nagasaki – Around The World In 80 Books #10

Setting: Nagasaki, Japan Time Period: 1945 – 2011 My first “real” exposure to the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima were a visit to the Smithsonian in Washington DC two years ago. After walking through that exhibit, reading the posted information and watching video clips, I was both fascinated and sad at the power that ended…

Secrets Revealed – Around The World In 80 Books #9

Setting: Warsaw, Poland Time Period: 1946 “Secrets Revealed” by Roberta Kagan is the second book in her “Proud To Be A Jew Series” set in post WWII Warsaw, Poland. I downloaded this one as an ebook on my Kindle for my “Around The World In 80 Books” reading challenge. Though I didn’t read the first…

Najila – Around The World In 80 Books #8

“Najila” by C. J. Illinik is a sequel to another book called “The Tablets of Ararat.” (I haven’t read the first book yet.) In the story, Najila, her Christian father and Muslim grandmother leaves Baghdad to return to Constantinople. Young and spoiled, Najila has only known Baghdad as her home and has no desire to…

Where We Belong – Around The World In 80 Books #7

Setting: Sinai Peninsula Time Period: 1860-1890 The gorgeous cover of this book caught my eye the first time I saw it advertised and thought it would make a great addition to the “Around The World In 80 Books” reading challenge I’m doing this year. At first, I thought I would place it under Egypt for…

Of Fire and Lions – Mesu Andrews

Ever since I read Mesu Andrews book, “In The Shadow of Jezebel,” I fell in love with the author’s ability to make me think about Biblical stories in new ways.  Ways that make me realize that God intended a godly life to be practical and filled with blessings…sounds boring, right? Well, not when Mesu Andrews…

Keturah – Around The World In 80 Books #6

I’ve been on a little bit of a Lisa Bergren kick lately. I read one of her books for the first time a few weeks ago and fell in love with her style. After taking an Eastern Caribbean Cruise with one stop at a British West Indies island at the end of January, I knew…