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7 Inspiring and Entertaining Books to Read This Summer

Dig into these page-turning mysteries, Bible-inspired stories and laugh-out loud comedies from Guideposts. 

No matter what your summer plans are—a trip to the beach, to the park, or just hanging in your backyard—they can always be enhanced by bringing along a good book. Solve a mystery about a mysterious quilt. Visit balmy Savannah and its cobblestone streets. Or read short stories that are sure to tickle your ribs and remind you of God’s humorous ways. Check out these seven must-read Guideposts books; they’ll make your summer days shine. 


1 of 7 Summer Harvest Secrets

It’s June in Lancaster County, and farmers are harvesting their early summer crops. Martha Classen Watts and her sisters, Elizabeth and Mary, are excited to go strawberry picking and attend the annual Strawberry Festival at the Beiler farm. That is, until their friend Rachel Fischer tells them the Beilers’ crops have failed and there are hints of sabotage. Who would destroy the strawberry fields—and why? Martha dives into the mystery, determined to help her friends get to the bottom of this. 

Read this classic in Mysteries of Lancaster County series. 


2 of 7 Laughter is the Spice of Life

Add some happy zest and comfort to your life with Laughter is the Spice of Life—the wholesome “spice-rack” of laughter shared by beloved speakers from Women of Faith®. These hilarious and uplifting anecdotes, quips, and jokes are sure to produce everything from gentle chuckles to roll-in-the-aisle laughter, no matter what your circumstances might be. 

Order now and receive another rib-tickling book, Help, I Can’t Stop Laughing. 


3 of 7 Song of Silence

Forced to retire from her position as a music educator, Lucy Tuttle can only watch helplessly as the program her father started years ago disintegrates before her eyes. As the music fades and a chasm separates her from the passion of her heart, Lucy wonders if her faith’s song has gone silent, too. The musical score of her life seems to be missing all the notes. When a simple misstep threatens to silence Lucy forever, a young boy and his soundless mother change the way she sees—and hears—everything. 

Order now and get another faith-filled book, They Almost Always Come Home.  


4 of 7 The Healer's Touch

More than a decade ago, Jewish Sailor’s wife Tikva received word of a family tragedy; the shock of the news sent her into premature labor and she delivered a stillborn son. Since that time, despite chasing after a multitude of healers’ promises and spending all she had on torturous treatments, she hasn’t been able to stop the resulting hemorrhaging. The doctor she saw recently, like all the others, had given her lofty promises of a cure but turned out to be yet another charlatan. Defeated, Tikva returns home to her aged mother-in-law, who has heard tell of a miracle-working Rabbi visiting their province. Does Tikva dare hold out one last hope for healing? 

Read this gripping story in the Ordinary Women of the Bible series.  


5 of 7 Southern Fried Secrets

Magnolia Investigations is given a new case when Meredith’s old friend Davis Hedgerow, a well-known local newspaper writer, comes knocking on their door. Davis is releasing a book that highlights the most popular locations in Savannah, along with the town’s new and upcoming attractions. But things take a dangerous turn when Davis receives a threatening note demanding that he cancel his book’s publication…or else. It is up to Meredith and her partner Julia to discover who sent the note and why. From restored diners, to haunted bed-and-breakfasts, and a beloved bookstore, Meredith and Julia find themselves with lots of suspects but no clear motive. Can they figure out who threatened Davis before that person makes a lethal move? 

Read this page-turning mystery in the Savannah Secrets series.  


6 of 7 Seaside Summer

Lazy summer days give way to harsh reality when a storm damages the roof of Margaret’s new gallery. She is forced to close the fledging business just as tourist season is starting to take off. With the local handyman out of commission, Margaret struggles to get the roof repaired, but with her income cut off, she is quickly running out of money. Will the gallery’s doors have to stay closed for good? Will she be forced to let go of her dream so soon? As the days wear on, it becomes clear that it will take a miracle to save the struggling gallery. 

Read this wondrous book in the Miracles of Marble Cove series.  


7 of 7 River of Life

Tess finds a quilt with an unusual pattern in the underground secret room that once housed runaway slaves. Does the quilt provide something more than a source of warmth? What bygone stories and secrets are waiting to be deciphered in its intricate stitch work? Within the walls of the Wayfarers Inn, and amid the streets and residences of this historic Ohio River town, LuAnn, Tess, and Janice find evidence that exposes the darker chapters of local history—as well as its citizens’ unsung acts of heroism and kindness. 

Read this classic in the Secrets of Wayfarers Inn series.  

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