52 in 52 week 41, 2020: Maisie Dobbs

by Jacqueline Winspear, fiction Winspear’s thorough attention to historical detail showcases interesting and wonderful characters who are real and believable. This beautiful and heartbreaking tale pulls back the curtain on the realities and repercussions of war while leaving room for the reader to discover parts of the story without each and every detail being spelled out.

52 in 52 week 37, 2020: Eragon

by Christopher Paolini, fiction A lengthy read, this epic fantasy includes rather dark and disturbing moments, especially for its intended audience. Though not brilliantly written, fans of fantasy, adventure and bloody battles should find this engaging. Packed with lots of detail, this could have been a briefer story with less over-explaining, and therefore perhaps more satisfying.

52 in 52 week 35, 2020: Reframing Foster Care: Filtering Your Foster Parenting Journey Through the Lens of the Gospel

by Jason Johnson, nonfiction This is for all of us who have a heart for children but may feel uncertain about how to act on our passion, don’t see the multiple ways we can be involved. Full of short, easy-to-read chapters and thought provoking questions, this is a wonderful resource for individuals, couples, or small groups.