52 in 52 week 27, 2020: The Words Between Us

by Erin Bartels, fiction The story inside lived up to the eye-catching cover. Such a beautiful, compelling story of brokenness and finding wholeness, full of heart-tugging moments, life-altering choices, and what it truly means to love and be loved. Bartels expertly weaves between past and present, piecing together the mysteries of the story stitch by stitch.

52 in 52 week 23, 2020: Sanditon

by Jane Austen and another lady, fiction Austen’s unfinished novel comes to life with the help of “another lady,” while still following Austen’s style through to the end. Though there’s nothing unpredictable in the story line, I always enjoy being immersed in the social mores of another time and place, deciphering the nuance of period communication and social standards.