Dark Glass Ponderings

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. -1 Corinthians 13:12

For my first giveaway I would like to share some of my favorite reads of 2010.  A few years back I was involved in an online group entitled book boxes and remember the excitement of getting that first box of books.  I'm not sure if that list is still around, but in that spirit I would like to give away a box of books containing some of my favorite reads of 2010 so far.

1) Answer the question: What are your favorite reads of 2010 so far? in the comment box.
2) Include your email address in the following format:
3) The random drawing will be held June 13th and the winner notified by email.  Good luck!

This box includes:

Virginia Smith's Sister-to-Sister Series:
#1 Stuck in the Middle
#2 Age Before Beauty
#3 Third Time's a Charm
  Wildflowers of Terezin by Robert Elmer
The Anonymous Bride by Vickie McDonough
No Dark Valley by Jamie Langston Turner
How to Read and Why by Harold Bloom (signed)


Hard question!!! I may have to go over some of my lists of the books I have read.
#1 Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers. It held alot of interest for me especially because it was based on a true story.
#2 Becca by the Book Laura Walker...loved, loved this book and the rest of the series
#3 Series by Erynn Mangum...Miss Match and the rest. They were so funny! I wished for more
#4 The secret Holocaust diaries by Nonna Bannister
#5 Life in Spite of me by Tricia Goyer and Kirsten Anderson
And I could go on, those were the top favorites!

Well, To be totally self serving, No Other is one.Lol! But apart from that, Nicole Zoltack's book, Knight of Glory is really great. I also enjoyed Michelle Sutton's In Plain Sight, and K. Dawn Byrd's Queen of Hearts. Tina Pinson's new book is also really good.

I enjoyed some older books: Who's Grace by James Coggin;THe Suncatchers by Jamie Langston Turner; Divided Loyalties by LK Malone; Conquered Heat by Lisa Samson and a current one is A Stray Drop of BLood by Roseanna White; Twelve Extraordinary Women by John Mscarthur; Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze; The Sacred Echo by Margaret Feinberg

Oooh, what a fun giveaway! Love this. You can never have too many books...life is too short, gotta read as much as possible! I've got several going at the moment ;)

Right now...I just finished "Sacajawea" by Anna Lee Waldo and it was AMAZING. loved it. Also loved Laura Frantz's "Frontiersman's Daughter" and am eagerly awaiting her next book.

My email is audreyeclectic (at) gmail.com
thanks for the chance!~

Wow - I have read some really great books so far this year and it is hard to say which are my favorites. However, some that I really liked, in no particular order, are:

Silent Sea by Clive Cussler
Take Three by Karen Kingsbury
Through the Fire by Shawn Grady
Exposure by Brandilyn Collins
Edge of Apocalypse by Timothy LaHaye
Intervention by Robin Cook
Intervention by Terri Blackstock

Thanks for sharing your collection!


Please enter me!! :) I'm working on the second passion book of Julie Lessman's right now, so those are two of my favorites. Also, I read what is now a favorite: Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier, and A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist
Thanks! :)

Favorite read of 2010 so far is
SLEEPLESS by Cyn Balog (YA book coming out in July).


Apparently, I posted this on the wrong post .. so sorry!! Reposting correctly:
What a great giveaway! Who WOULDN'T welcome a box of great books!?

I've been reading a lot, but not finding many that I really really like. By that I mean, books that I'm willing to let keep shelf space so that I can read them again another time. So far this year:

"The Heart Mender" by Andy Andrews
"I Wish You Were Dead" by Todd Strasser
"Play Dead" by Ryan Brown
"Graceling" by Kristin Cashore

Quite a variety there, I know .. but I like all different kinds of books, so ...

jewell330 at aim dot com

I think my fave this year is GREEN by Ted Dekker. Nice one. :)


I love the banner on your website. It is very colorful. I would love to win your box of books. I just finished reading Beguiled by Deeanne Gist and J. Mark Bertrand. I totally loved it. If you haven't read it, I would definitely recommend it. It's a romantic suspense. Anyway, definitely put me in the drawing.


Hi Julia -

The Last Christian by David Gregory
The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen
A Kiss of Adventure by Catherine Palmer
My Heart Remembers by Kim Vogel Sawyer

and many more!

susanjreinhardt (at) gmail (dot) com

Susan :)

My favorites for 2010 so far have been:
Too Close to Home- Lynette Eason
Intervention - Terri Blackstock
Before I Wake - Dee Henderson
Fools Rush In- Janice Thompson


my favorite books this year have been:

Veiled Freedom by J.M. windle
Not a Sparrow Falls by Linda Nichols
Seeing Things by Patti Hill
and The Heroes of Quantico series by Irene Hannon

Thanks for the chance to win!

1. the Bible - I've been focusing on the beginning and end - the Pentateuch and Revelation
2. How We Love by Milan and Kay Yerkovich

I love the fact that you read Harold Bloom. He was one of my favorites in college.

I am new to CF and so far I have enjoyed Finding Jeena by Miralee Ferrel and No Other by Shawna K. Williams. So I really hope I win this contest :)))

Thanx for hosting this giveaway.


Hmmmm. That is NOT easy. :) I will try to narrow it down to five.

1: The Frontiersman's Daughter
2: She Walks in Beauty
3: Predator
4: Third Times a Charm
5: The Substitute Bride

I would love to win, I really would like to own all three of Virginia Smith's books!

Email in profile and thank you!!

We posted about this book at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/06/box-of-books.html

My favorites would probably be One Million Arrows and Desert Fire.

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

I've enjoyed Eyrnn Magnum's Series, Robert Elmer's Young Underground and Hind's Fee On High Places.


Highland Blessings Jennifer Hudson Taylor
The Right Call Kathy Herman
The Meeting of the Waters Fritz Kling
I'm currently in the middle of Never Let You Go by Erin Healy.

A BOX of books!?! Now that's a deal!

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Oh wow, I'd love to enter the contest!! I just started following your blog!

My favorite Christian Fiction reads of 2010 is She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell.

Thank you!!

inthehammockblog (at) gmail (d0t) com

-Mama Rock's Rules by Rose Rock
-Never Let You Go by Erin Healy
-Saving Max by Antoinette Van Heughten
-Anathema by Colleen Coble
-Limelight by Melody Carlson
-Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

All favorites from this year so far!

Aleksija at ymail dot com

I have just discovered books by James Scott Bell. THe first two I read were Final Witness and Deadlock. I found them at the local libary and when I brought them back the libarian wanted to know if I liked them. She has got two more: Sins of the Fathers and Deceived. Hope they get them all. I also have read some of the latest Terri Blackstock books. I have read all of hers except the last one that just come out. Thanks for the chance to win the box of books Giveaway. ybutler@oppcatv.com

my favourite reads include:

...a stray drop of blood by roseanna white
...the daughters of boston series by julie lessman
...eve: a novel of the first woman by elissa elliott

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

I read claude and camille. It was a really good book.

So many books I've read, but I really like the Rocky Mountain Legacy Series by Kristen Heitzmann and So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore. shondaet(at) gmail (dot) com

Here's my short list of faves:

The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
0 to 60 by Susan Slater
The Benefactor by Margaret Reyes Dempsey


One of my favorites this year has been Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs.


Favorite reads this year so far:
German Boy by Wolfgang W. E. Samuel
The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
The Secret Holocaust Diaries by Nonna Bannister, Denise George and Carolyn Tomlin
No Greater Love by Kathi Macias
Psalm 23 The Song of a Passionate Heart by David Roper
These are my favorites in the last month.
Annette @ http://awell-wateredgarden.blogspot.com
Thank you.

Julia M. Reffner

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