Five Fall Favorites: Pro-Life,

I loved the FFF last year and was really excited when I saw the sign ups this year. Now here we are! You are about to find some awesome books! What are some of your favorite books on adoption? Or elderly care?

Pick a blanket to keep warm and come and join me while we find new books, from authors we know and love even new to us authors. Today, we’ll be checking out some wonderful Pro-Life books! Thank you for joining me as we look over amazing books and new author, and enter a wonderful GIVEAWAY!


Pro-Life

Pro-Life is a special genre to me one because I hope to adopt, and two because my Dad was adopted!



Hope for the Adoption Journey: 28 True Post-Adoption Stories to Comfort and Encourage

Hope for the Adoption Journey: 28 True Post-Adoption Stories to Comfort and Encourage

“Adoption can make your heart ache and your head spin, and it can turn things in your family upside down for a while. But the blessings do outweigh the chaos, and every struggle and disappointment too. Remember, you are not alone in this endeavor. There are many others who have been or are in the trenches with you. And God will never leave your side…
Love fiercely as He loves you.”
—Mother of adopted & foster children 
Are you a mother facing the chaos of adoption in your family?
Do you feel alone and overwhelmed with the struggle of adoption?
Or are you considering adoption and wondering if you can do it? 
This remarkable book will give you
• Clarity about your doubts
• Light for the journey
• Helpful principles
• Hope in your struggles
• Comfort from those with similar experiences
• Peace in the hard times 
Hope for the Adoption Journey, compiled by Katherine Piper, features the heartrending stories of twenty-eight women from very different circumstances who have adopted and fostered children, both domestic and international, of various ages and backgrounds, with a wide range of needs—and who have endured to share their joy. All profits will be used to help prospective adoptive parents bring their children home.
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(My thoughts on this book: It is a sad and yet hope-filled book. I am happy to have read about people who are giving their lives to raise children who need love and family. I recommend it for 13 or 15 up, with 4 and 1/2 stars. I hope to review this soon!)

Aggie’s Inheritance

Ready or Not (Aggie's Inheritance, #1)
Fresh out of college, Aggie Milliken thinks she’s prepared for anything life can throw her way. Think again, Aggie!
After the abrupt loss of her sister and brother-in-law, Aggie is stunned to find herself the sole guardian of their eight lively children. If learning basic parenting skills wasn’t complicated enough, she
must also battle the children’s half-crazed grandmother, survive a massive remodeling project, and navigate the waters of new friendships—alone.

She has little experience with children and none with housekeeping, and it shows. What she has going for her is grit, a double dose of determination, and the confidence that this is exactly where the Lord wants her to be. With an unlimited P-mail account and enough hymns to keep her spirits bolstered, she tackles one catastrophe after another.
It seems like nothing Aggie does is right, but ready or not, here she comes!
(My thoughts on this book: One of my favorite books! This is one of the first books I read by Chautona Havig, and I absolutely loved this series! I do recommend it for 13 up, with 5 stars. Review to come!)

Through the Tunnel

Through the Tunnel
“I hate being a foster kid!” Fourteen-year-old Lissa had thought those words dozens, if not hundreds, of times over the last twelve years. She and her twin brother, Leigh, had been foster kids for as long as they could remember. Naturally shy, this life of bouncing around from one foster home to another, of changing schools mid-term, and of never having a real place they could call home had left Lissa with feelings of insecurity and doubt. Would they ever have a real home? Why didn’t anyone want them? Then one cold, winter afternoon, Lissa persuades her brother to make believe that a tunnel under a snow covered bridge is the entrance to a new world and a new life; together they walk through it, and it changes their lives forever.

(My thoughts on this book: I read this book a couple years ago, and loved it though I haven’t yet reviewed it! I recommend it as a family read, with 5 stars. I loved the twins, and how they were so protective of each other! Review to most definitely come . . . even if it’s next year!)


Bound: Two Broken Souls. One Journey


Bound: Two Broken Souls. One Journey
Two souls don’t find each other by simple accident. ~Jorge Luis Borges~ 
Levi thought he was making this journey alone. But when he meets an eight-year-old girl at the train station, that plan is turned on its head. 
Casey is running away and finds out that Levi is too. They decide to journey together and their lives are suddenly bound together in a journey they will not soon forget. 
Both children come from abusive situations and are
running from the dangers of their previous life. Levi is confident he can handle this on his own, but when Casey is injured on the journey, he must seek help from the first person that comes into his path, or rather people. Mr. and Mrs. Bellworth are simple farm folk with a heart for kids and a passion for serving God. When their unconditional love and gentle care surrounds Levi and Casey, the troubles of their previous lives melt away and they start to flourish. But when Casey is dragged back into the abusive world she came from, the emotional trauma, pain and distrust resurfaces. Will they be forever bound by their past? Or will God answer their prayers?
(My thoughts on this book: You can check out my review at the above link!)

Journey to Love


Journey to Love: Marie's Journey, 1901 (Orphan Journeys #1)
Now orphaned, Marie is swept miles away from the only life she knew to be sheltered by unknown guardians. Caught in the challenges of a new life, she cannot prevent changes from happening, but she can keep the Bowles and their friends at arm’s length. Or can she?

While things appear to transition smoothly on the outside, Marie struggles against the turmoil she faces on the inside. She sees something in the Bowles and her new friends that she had never experienced before…but should she trust what the preacher is teaching when it goes against everything she had accepted as truth? Is God really a God of love? If He is, then is Marie willing to accept it? 
Follow Marie as she begins the journey to love.
Recommended for ages 10-13, suitable for all ages.
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(My thoughts on this book: Umm, I loved it but it’s been a while since I read it! I plan on rereading it soon! 13 down, with 4 and 1/2 stars . . . I’ll post a review soon.)

Have you read any of these books? Do they sound interesting?
If you saw these books in a store would you buy them? Don’t forget about the GIVEAWAY under the picture linked to Rebekah’s post!

Want to find more Five Fall Favorites? Check out Rebekah Morris’s post at the linked picture below! Be sure to thank Rebekah and Kate for running the FFF party again this year!


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32 Comments

  1. My favorite was the first one! It's going on two years now since we took in a sibling group of three with the intention of adopting, sadly we're beginning to think God has other plans. But “Hope for the adoption journey” is a book I'd love to get my mom.

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  2. Hello from a new reader! Like you, I love Five Fall Favorites. 🙂 I have heard of all the books besides the first one, but I haven't read any of them. The last three have been on my TBR for quite some time now. ;)CutePolarBear

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  3. Oooh yes, Journey to Love was super! ❤ I still need to read Bound, and that first book definitely sounds like I need it!Great post, Kaylee!!

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