Book Recommendations

   If you’ve been sitting at home because of the coronavirus or even if you’re crazy busy hopefully you can find time to do something as important as reading. Here we have a list to keep your mind occupied! You can find most of these books on Amazon or at the library. If your library is closed, please know that most libraries offer curbside service or you can download a sweet library app such as Libby, Overdrive, or Hoopla. Feel free to leave comments recommending your favorite stories; we are always looking for new great books! Happy reading!

“All the Days Past, All the Days to Come”

by Mildred D. Taylor

Historical fiction; based on a true story

I highly recommend reading the entire series, but this book is my personal favorite. Based on a true story and written in an intense style that pulls readers into the story, “All the Days Past, All the Days to Come” centers around Cassie Logan and details racial prejudice, deep sorrow, and strong family love.

“The Orphan Keeper”

by Camron Wright

Fiction; based on a true story

This book is the story of Chellamuthu, an Indian boy who was kidnapped in India and then adopted by an American family. Because it is so full of contrasting hatred and love, you will have a hard time putting it down!

“My Friend Flicka”

by Mary O’Hara


“My Friend Flicka” is an epic book filled with adventure, sorrow, and horse love. It follows Ken McLaughlin and his hard won horse Flicka around his wild Wyoming ranch. There are two books that follow this one to make a great series!


by Jameel McGee & Andrew Collins


This is one of those “good guy, bad guy” stories, and I think it’s the best I have read. This book is the case of a crooked cop and the man whose life he ruined; how they turned to love God and each other and ended up writing their story together.

“Twice Freed”

by Patricia St. John

Historical fiction

Pulled from the book of the Bible, “Philemon”, “Twice Freed” is a captivating story about the imagined life of Onesimus the slave. Follow Onesimus through a depressing life and discover in the end how he gains complete freedom through being twice freed. It is a book I have read many times and plan to read many more times.

“Feminine Beauty”

by Evelyn Miller

Inspiration for women

I love this book! Evelyn does a wonderful job at explaining the reasons for modesty in all areas of our lives. She shows that a Christian woman can be attractive and feminine while following her King.


by Gene Stratton Porter


This is a classic wholesome book by an author whom I love. Freckles is an orphan boy who is loyal, brave, and loves the Limberlost swamp and the things it holds.

“Not My Will”

by Francena H. Arnold


I recommend all of Francena’s books, but this is one of my favorites. It is the story of how a strong-willed girl is brought to surrender to God’s will.

“Johnny Tremain”

by Esther Forbes

Historical fiction

This story makes the history just before the Revolutionary War come alive!

“Authentic Beauty”

by Leslie Ludy

Inspiration for women

If you are looking for encouragement or answers to your questions about many topics for women, this is the book for you. Leslie writes with compassion but is totally honest with readers; I love this book!

Published by Pursuing Our Purpose

Welcome! We are two sets of sisters that are best friends; longing to live the purpose and design that God has specially planned for every one of us. We would love to have you come along with us as we learn what it looks like to be a true woman glowing with an inward beauty that comes from our Heavenly Father.

3 thoughts on “Book Recommendations

  1. This looks like a really good list of books. I have one to suggest for you: Mara Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw.


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