Thursday, October 28, 2010

Simple Pleasures-Reading

Happy Thursday dear friends….hope your having a great week and are enjoying this fall weather.  I am loving everything about this time of year…

Last night I spent the evening making pumpkin bread and my house smelled so yummy, the mixes of cinnamon and nutmeg and pumpkin spice filling the house was a aroma to behold.  Anyway, I could go on about that and the smells of cooking are a wonderful simple pleasure, but today the one I am really enjoying now is reading.


This is my favorite…Amish Fiction, next to my bible and bible study books, this is what I enjoying reading the most.  These stories are full of family, love, faith.  Such strong family values.  Where life slows down and the real things in life that matter are tended to.

“If you think all romance novels have covers displaying a shirtless Fabio clone embracing a woman with heaving bosoms and are filled with torrid sex scenes, think again. The hottest trend right now in the romance genre is the “Amish inspirational,” which are books with chastely dressed women on the front and no sex inside. Yep, that’s right, kissing is about as racy as it gets in an Amish inspirational. But, for many readers, that’s very appealing. As a recent article in USA Today says, “In our sex-soaked society, nothing seems to inflame the imagination quite like the chaste.””

If your a reader, and you love the simple life, I highly recommensimple pleasured these books.  You will not be disappointed.

So what is your simple pleasure today?  Check out what others are saying, by stopping in at Simple Pleasures. Join Dayle (our wonderful  hostess) @ A Collection of This and That


1 Peter 1:24-25“For, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the word that was preached to you.”

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Christine said...

Thank you for letting us know about these books.
I appreciate when others review books for me.
Makes the choice so easy.

Happy Day!

Denise said...

Hi Cindy, I love reading but still haven't tried one of these books, I really must do so. Are there any that have a 'Christmasy' theme too that you can recommend? It's getting that time of year when I like to read Christmas/holiday fiction :) Have a lovely day sweetie.

elizabeth said...

Oh I love your blog and the design is fabulous! Over here from Simple Pleasures....thanks so much for visiting my place and leaving your kind encouragement!

Donna said...

Hi Cindy! Oh, pumpkin bread sounds SO good! The books you recommend look very interesting. And thank you for stopping by my blog. Yes, cat napping is very popular at our house! ... Donna

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I'm enjoying yours. Perfect weather for reading and pumpkin bread. So cozy sounding. Book series looks great too. Thanks for sharing.

Dayle said...

Cindy, so nice to see you at the party today, as always. I've been wanting to find a good fiction series. I will check this one out. I don't know much about the Amish way of life, but what better way to find out?

As for that pumpkin bread, this is such a hard time of the year to be a good girl in the kitchen... at least it is for me. So many delectable flavors and eating options. LOL!

Jen said...

What more could you ask for? Yummy smelling house, good food, and a good book! Divine!

Sue said...

Hi Cindy,
I am a reader, but have never read these series, but will now check them out. Thanks for sharing. I do love the smell of pumpkin bread baking.
Just sounds so warm and cozy.

dee dee said...

I love pumpkin bread, I can just picture the smells in your home as I read this post! Like you, I am also a avid reader and have read some books by a few of these authors! I normally stick with Christian fiction and have found an amazing amount of talented writers over the past few years in a wide variety of genres(sp).! Thanks for sharing!
Dee Dee

Bella said...

I just love pumpkin bread - yum! It's one of my favorite things to make this time of year. I am an avid reader, too - I just adore books. I have never read this series, but it looks interesting. I am visiting from the Simple Pleasures party. Stop by if you get a chance. :)

Angel said...

These simple pleasures go hand in hand - reading while eating a piece of pumpkin bread. Yum to both! Thanks for sharing :)

Debbie said...

I love the Amish fiction genre too! My love affair with them started years ago when I read Beverly Lewis's "The Shunning". One of my daughters loves it as much as I do.

I will admit to being sorely vexed as I tried to wait for new books in the Abram's Daughters saga a few years ago.

Anyway, love them too and find great simple pleasure in reading them.

Ms.Daisy said...

I so love the Beverly Lewis books. We live 3 hours from Lancaster County where much of Lewis's books take place. It is easy to imagine the storylines when we've seen the horse and buggys traveling up and down old Route 30! Love your Simple Pleasure today.


sarah said...

will have to check these out. I love to read a good book that holds me and I really like the amish people. Thanks for the update on them...

It's Just Dottie said...

I will read all of them. I have enjoyed reading all of my life. It one of my pleasures ,too. Pumpkin bread sounds so good but my oven is broken. We had to order a part.

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

Hell Cindy, I love your simple pleasures post. What a delightful cosy scene you painted for an Autumn day. I enjoy the Beverly Lewis books too!
How good to hear that 'chaste' writing is gaining popularity :-) blessings..Trish

Joan said...

Reading is one of my favorite simple pleasures.

Love this.