First in my pile is a nonfiction book. Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women by Marianne Monson celebrates the accomplishments of some of the women who helped to shape our country. This seems especially appropriate as we continue to see women rising to prominence in our country. This book is the story of twelve women who took the challenge of settling the West.
My second book will make you think of Cinder by Marissa Meyer. It is Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky. Frost is a young girl who has never left her small home. She has never been outside. She has never met another human. The only contact that she has had with a human is in the fact that her father uploaded his conscience to a robot before he died. So, the robot that serves as a friend to Frost speaks to her with her father's thoughts. But, her father is fading and Frost has the hope of a cure - if she leaves the only place she has ever known.
If you are a Jane Austen fan, then you might like Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey. This is an old fashioned romance. Juliana is busy doing scientific research and has no interest in romance. Spencer is a spy for the War Office and has been assigned to spy on Juliana. Sounds like a perfect set up for romance.
My final book today is Still a Work in Progress by Jo Knowles. This book is about the child that is left behind when a family deals with another child with health issues. This idea could be transferred to so many things. Children get lost in the competition. Parents don't mean for this to happen, but it does. This book will give you lots to think about.