Friday, July 17, 2015

Book Haul #4 (July 2015 Pt. 1)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews

As I type this (July 9, 2015), I am preparing to go away on vacation with my family so I am trying to stock pile a few scheduled posts. As we will be travelling through several provinces on the way to our vacation home on the east coast, I am hoping to be able to pick up a few books along the way. My goal is to see if I can find books that are set in each province I go through. This would be a great help towards the 12 books I want to read for The Canadian Book Challenge. The only problem is that I will be flying home and those pesky luggage weight limits may interfere with the number I can bring home. Anyway like the title for this post states, this is only part 1 of my July book haul. A pre-vacation book haul, I will call it. Stay tuned later in the month for the remaining books I’m bound to be adding to my collection. I also hope to make some posts about my trip, but I will save those for August month.

NOTE: For more information on The Canadian Book Challenge, which was created by John Mutford over at The Book Mine Set, click on the links provided.
Here are the newest additions to my book collection:

Hope Harbor by Irene Hannon 
Tracy Campbell never wanted to leave Hope Harbor, Oregon, or the idyllic three-generation cranberry farm where she grew up. But life–and love–altered her plans.
When tragedy strikes and changes her plans yet again, she finds herself back in her hometown with a floundering farm to run and a heartbreaking secret. Romance is not on her agenda. Nor is it on Michael Hunter’s. The visitor from Chicago has daunting secrets of his own. But when Tracy recruits him to help save a struggling charitable organization, the winds of change begin to sweep through Hope Harbor, bringing healing, hope, and love to countless lives–including their own.
Description via Goodreads

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review by Revel Reads at Baker Publishing Group. This will be my first time participating in this program and my first time reading a book by this author.The harbor scene on the front cover gives me the impression that this will be a perfect summer story and I look forward to discovering what it is all about.

The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom
The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. An allegory about the power of belief--and a page-turner that will touch your soul--Albom's masterful storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected.

Readers of The Five People You Meet in Heaven will recognize the warmth and emotion so redolent of Albom's writing, and those who haven't yet enjoyed the power of his storytelling, will thrill at the discovery of one of the best-loved writers of our time.
Description via Goodreads

What happens when my local grocery store begins selling discounted and scratch and dent books? They end up in my shopping cart of course. Originally with a suggested retail price of $19.99 CAD, I picked this up for only $4.98! What a great deal eh? After reading Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith back in May, I knew I wanted to read more from this author. So when I saw it (and for such a great deal) I couldn’t pass it up.

NOTE: This is a scheduled post as I will be on vacation for the next 3 weeks (July 12- August 2). I apologize if I am unable to respond right away to comments as I am not exactly sure when I will be able to get internet access. Hope you are all having a great summer.

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