The Hunted – Around The World In 80 Books #22

Setting: Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand Time Period: Modern Day The co-author of the popular book, “Every Man’s Battle,” Fred Stoeker, has teamed with novelist D.W. Smith for series of books written for men that deal with the same issues as their non-fiction titles. The Every Man Series puts a fictional twist on the situations…

The Constantine Codex – Around The World In 80 Books #21

Setting: Istanbul, Turkey Time Period: Modern Day Archaeological digs. Dangerous religious discoveries. A whirlwind trek around the world. That’s The Constantine Codex in a nutshell. Professor Jonathan Weber and his wife, Shannon find a rather authentic codex that leads them to believe they found a missing piece of the Bible…and it sets the religious world…

All God’s Children – Around The World In 80 Books #20

Setting: Munich, Germany Time Period: 1942 There are so many choices for Germany when it came to choosing a book for my reading challenge, but “All God’s Children” by Anna Schmidt caught my eye on the TBR pile. This novel tells the story of Beth, a German/American who has lived with her aunt and uncle…

From Russia With Love – Around The World In 80 Books #19

Setting: Russia Time Period: Modern Day I’ve always been attracted to books that deal with Russia. Whether they be novels, true stories or other works, the frozen tundra of North Europe and Asia fascinates me. Maybe that’s because I have ancestors from there and I know so little about them? And maybe that fact in…

By The Waters Of Babylon – Around The World In 80 Books #18

Mesu Andrews is becoming one of my go-to authors for Biblical Fiction – she can take a time period from the Bible, mix in some interesting characters and tell a story both entertaining and educational regarding the Biblical record. By The Waters Of Babylon, second book in the Psalms Series, does all of that. Different…

Courageous – Around The World In 80 Books #16

Setting: Lebanon Time Period: Middle Ages / Crusades If you’re familiar with the Valiant Hearts Series by Dina L. Sleiman, then you know that children play a big part in her books. The last installment in this series, Courageous, takes that to a whole new level with a group of kids who take part in…

Dauntless – Around The World In 80 Books #15

“If I still believed in God, I might have whispered a thanks. But I do not. I only believe in me. And the children I must protect. Robyn of the Hode might steal from the rich and give to the poor, but we are the poor, and I concern myself only with caring for us.”…

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…

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…

Glamorous Illusions – Around The World In 80 Books #4

The Grand Tour. Oh, to be among the wealthy in the days when parents sent to their children to England, France and Italy to complete their education in luxury, among the world’s finest cities. (Insert swoon here!) Lucky for us, Lisa T. Bergren takes us around the world on this very tour with Cora, a…