Friday, September 9, 2011

Fall Friday

To steal an idea from You've Got Mail, I'd love to send ya'll a bouquet of sharpened pencils to celebrate the beginning of autumn! As it is, I hope this post will still help you get into a celebratory mood, even without the pencils. ;)

Why are we celebrating? Well, besides it being a new season (not quite officially yet, but soon!), it's also time to "hit the books." For me and all you other students out there, that can refer to textbooks and the like. But for all of us who are Christian fiction fans, there are some great books releasing this fall!!!

I "dolled up" a bit (ie: put on my fancy hat and my nice green shirt!) to do a photo shoot with Emma (on the cover of Julie Lessman's A Heart Revealed). Don't we look spiffy? ;)

I'm definitely not fancy in this picture (and I missed the top part of my head...), but I just had to share my excited face with you - my copy of Torrent arrived on Wednesday from!!! (Can you tell that I'm super excited to read the conclusion to this fantastic series???)

So are you ready to "hit the books"? This fall I hope to do some book discussions (including discussions of the two books pictured above!) and share plenty of reviews with you! I say, "Bring it on!!!"

What books have been pouring into your mailbox lately? Or what books are you most looking forward to reading later this fall?


Bluerose said...

I just ordered A Heart Revealed yesterday, so I'm excited! And, Waterfall finally arrived in my mailbox yesterday, so I'm excited to finally start that series!

Very cute pictures!! :)

Katie McCurdy said...

Ohh, both those books look great! I've read Torrent (and assure you, it IS awesome! ;-) and am looking forward to reading A Heart Revealed.

Hmm, other books that are publishing this fall and that ended up in my mailbox are...

The Doctor's Lady by Jody Hedlund
Deadly Pursuit - Irene Hannon (which was VERY good, btw!)
The Chair - James Rubart
The Queen - Steven James

And those are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head. :-D

Ruth said...

I love your Emma-esque/Heart Revealed hat!

Christy said...

Cute pictures! Spiffy is right! :o)

AHR is also in my TBR stack...cannot WAIT until I can start on it! Some other ones that need to be read soon are:

The Harvest of Grace by Cindy Woodsmall
Wings of a Dream by Anne Mateer
The Doctor's Lady by Jody Hedlund (started on this one last night - very good!)

Amber S. said...


Yay!! I'm so excited to read AHR, as well, and I just know you'll LOVE Waterfall!!

Thank you for the compliment, as well! :) Your new bird image is so pretty and fits the feel of your blog so well!


Amber S. said...


Oh, I can't wait to read both!!! I think I'm going to start Torrent today now that it's the weekend... :D

Sounds like you've had some good reads arrive, too!! Happy reading!


Amber S. said...


Thank you!! I think I got it at Gottschalks several years ago or so... I really don't wear it much, but I just had to wear it for this picture! ;)


Amber S. said...


Aww, thanks! :)

I know - I'm super excited to read AHR! And I have A Harvest of Grace on my TBR stack, too! :)

Are those last two books for the CFBA tours? I skipped those ones, as I ordered three others, but they sure look good!


Elyssa said...

Okay, so how'd you know that the quote from You've Got Mail that you mentioned is my favorite line in the movie? ;) Btw, I LOVE your hat Amber! It's very '30s. =)

Hmmm, what books am I looking forward to? Let's see...

The Thorn by Beverly Lewis
Longing by Karen Kingsbury
Along Wooded Paths by Tricia Goyer
oh, and Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee looks pretty good!

I think that's it... for right now, at least! lol.

God bless! =)

Cathy said...

You're so cute Amber! I always get excited when a new book comes in the mail too. I recently won "The Colonel's Lady" by Laura Frantz and just started reading it. This fall I'd also like to read,"Summer's Dream" by Martha Rogers, "The Doctor's Lady" by Jody Hedlund and I can't wait for Deeanne Gist new book "Love on the Line!"

Cathy :)

Katie McCurdy said...

Real quick, I just wanted to hop back over here and let you know that you won the lovely blog award over on LoaW. Follow the link to find out how to claim it!

Charity U said...

Hi, Amber! I have read "A Heart Revealed" and it was pretty awesome! A few things not quite my style, but overall, I loved it. :) Katy McCurdy is always talking about the River of Time series...I'm hoping to read it someday! :)

Amber S. said...


Lucky guess? ;) Just kidding! I love that line, too - I just love that movie, period! Oh, and thank you for the compliment about my hat. :)

I'm looking forward to Along Wooded Paths, as well - I'm quite curious to see which guy she ends up choosing in the end!

May God bless you, as well, and I hope you have a great weekend! :)


Amber S. said...


*Blush* Thank you! :)

I think you'll LOVE The Colonel's Lady!! Wonderful book!!

I've been hearing good things about The Doctor's Lady! And I'm also quite eager to read Love on the Line. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Amber S. said...


Wow, you are on top of it!! So glad to hear you liked the book, as I am quite eager to read it myself! :)

Oh, and you should definitely listen to Katie regarding the "River of Time" series - I don't think you'll regret it! ;)


Amber S. said...


Thank you so much for the award!! :) I'm hoping to post about it soon (maybe next week)!


Julie said...

I just bought all 3 of the River of Time books. I read Waterfall on my Kindle but love the covers so decided to buy all of them for my shelves. I'm starting Cascade next. I'm excited but a little nervous about how it is going to turn out. Ack!

Amber S. said...


Aren't these covers great?? I'm glad you have all 3 of them!! Hope you like Cascade! I think it will help that you have the third book waiting for you as soon as you finish Cascade. ;)

Happy reading!


Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Wow you hit the jackpot this week too! I'm still waiting on my copy of Cascade that I won so I can't read Torrent until that comes....grrrr! Other than that I also got Julie's book which I'm SO excited to read along with 8 other books, some to read for fun some to review..,busy busy busy!!!

XOXO~ Renee

Amber S. said...


Hahaha, yes, ever since I got back to school I've been reeling in the books! ;) Glad you have Julie's books, and that you'll be getting Cascade soon! And 8 other books?? Yep, I think you're going to be busy! ;) Me, too!

Happy reading, and thank you for stopping in! Your Book Birthday week has been really fun, by the way! :D


Michelle said...

Hey Amber! LOVE the pictures! : )

On my fall line up are A Heart Revealed (of course!!), Grace for the Good Girl by Emily P. Freeman (non-fiction), Walk Strong, Look Up (non-fiction), The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena Miller -- all for Revell Blog Tours. Really looking forward to all of them!! Like all of you, I have so many books that I want to read. After those, I think I might read An Unlikely Suitor by Nancy Moser (got that one for review, but never got around to it).

Have a great weekend, Amber!

Amber S. said...


Thank you!! :)

Aren't the Revell Blog Tour offers the best?? I'll be reviewing AHR (I guess that's obvious, LOL!) and The Measure of Katie Calloway, as well! So excited about both of them! :)

And yes - so many books, so little time! But I like knowing that I have so many options and plenty to keep me busy for months (or years...) to come! ;)

Hope you have a great weekend, as well!


Casey said...

BRING IT ON AMEN!!! I've got so many books to catch up on, but HEY, I'm not complaining. :)

Lookin' good, girl!

Kav said...

Oh, I'm so jealous, Amber! You have two of the books I'm looking forward to reading the most this Fall. Ack. I don't even have copies yet. They weren't in my bookstore when last I checked. I guess I better try them again. I'm looking forward to two Seekerville releases too...Debby Guisti has a new LI Suspense and Tina Radcliffe has the second in her Okalahoma series with LI coming out in October, but they are both available now on eharlequin.

And love the pictures. This is a great trend pairing readers with their favourite books, isn't it?

Amber S. said...


Hahaha, glad you agree! ;D



Amber S. said...


I'm sorry you have to wait. :( I hope you get to read Torrent and A Heart Revealed soon!! I'm sure those two LI ones will be great, too - I really enjoyed Tina's first book!

Glad you like the pictures! It is a lot of fun seeing more and more people taking pictures with new releases! :)


Juju at Tales of said...

I'm SO with you. Bring on fall. Oh and I'm loving your hat! Bravo!

Juju at Tales of said...

PS I added your blog to my list of "Must-see Christian Book Blogs" at the bottom of my page :)

Amber S. said...


Yes - hooray for fall! I love this time of year. :)

And thank you for both the compliment and for adding my blog to that list!! I'm so honored, and I really appreciate your support. :)