Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fun with Flowers | The Heart's Spring Book Tag

Welcome to The Heart's Spring Book Tag! Feel free to continue this tag on your blog, or you can simply post your responses in the comments below. There are only five prompts, so it should be a quick way to share with other readers about some books that have stirred your emotions. :)

Note: The prompts are based on book titles/flower names and themes in The Heart's Spring series.

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Bellflower: Name a book with beautiful writing or a profound plot that made you immediately fall in love.

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton has both wonderful writing and an engaging plot. My friend Courtney at The Green Mockingbird recently posted about rereading this book...and I think it's one I ought to reread sometime too! 

Forget Me Not: Name a book you adored in your childhood and can't forget even now.

The Disney Girls series was a fave of mine in elementary school. I still have the collection of a dozen books, minus #11, which I sadly lost at some point. This one, Adventure at Walt Disney World (#7), is super fun, with the group of friends taking a trip together, and with certain chapters featuring a journal of their time. So cute!

Bleeding Heart: Name a book that made you cry with deep compassion for a character.

I would be remiss if I didn't feature Against the Tide. There are some scenes near the end that were gut-wrenching to read, making me feel so much compassion for the heroine of the story. You can read my full review HERE.

I should also include Yesterday's Tomorrow by Catherine West, as that story affected me to the point of tears, as well. (My review can be found HERE.) Both are powerful reads!

Fairy Slippers: Name a fantasy book or fairy tale that utterly charmed you.

I absolutely enjoyed Entwined by Heather Dixon (a retelling of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses"). This is another book quite deserving of a reread!

Morning Glory: Name a book that has not yet released but you just know you'll love.

Keturah sounds really good, and I love both the author and that gorgeous cover. :) This book is set to release February 2018.

I also have to mention The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep, another author I love with a promising story premise! (The book is scheduled to release June 2018.)

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Your turn! How would you answer these prompts?


  1. How fun! I just wrote my post and it should go live tomorrow. Thanks, my friend! Also, great choices. I, too, LOVED The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn. And I keep hearing such delightful things about Against the Tide, clearly I must read it someday soon! :)

    1. Kara,

      Isn't The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn SO good? A beautiful historical romance, for sure! And Against the Tide is quite an intense, emotional historical novel. :) I think you'd like it!

      And yay!! I'm thrilled you're participating, friend. :) Off to comment on your post in a moment...


  2. I had no idea about this blog, Amber! Why did you never tell me until now!? I am liking it! This tag looks fun, I think I'll do it!


    1. MovieCritic,

      Aww! Hehe, I'm sorry I kept it secret. ;) I guess it's mostly because I haven't posted here in quite a while, so I haven't needed to promote the blog. :) I don't post here as often as I do at Seasons of Humility, but I liked the idea of having a separate blog for focusing on author things.

      Anyway, I'm so glad you found your way here, and I'm excited you might participate in the tag! :D


  3. What a fun tag! And THANK YOU A TON for the shoutout! TPOTL is such a wonderful historical novel, it deserves all the gushing. (Now you HAVE to read Many Sparrows - Jesse Bird from TPOTL is a young side character in it!!!!

    I've listened to about half of the audiobook of Against the Tide .... it's been a few months since I stopped. I need to finish it! It was just starting to get very intense.

    I hope I can participate in this tag soon! *drafts blog post*

    1. Courtney,

      Of course, friend!! TPOTL is definitely a reread-worthy novel. :D And oooh, I bet Many Sparrows is wonderful! I have Burning Sky and The Wood's Edge (neither of which I've read yet!). :)

      Yes, if I remember right, the latter half of Against the Tide is much more intense! I think it's one worth finishing, although I totally understand that sometimes reading time works out differently for audiobooks. :) Hope you get to hear the rest of the story sometime!

      And yay! I would love to know your responses to this book tag! Can't wait to see your post! :D