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Friday, August 26, 2016

The Wish by Beverly Lewis - my review

The Wish by Beverly Lewis is another awesome Amish story told by one of the best Amish story writers, in my opinion.


A story of close friendship between two girls, Leona and Gloria, that feel as sisters and wish that they were. Even after Arkansas Joe, Gloria's father moves her family far away in the middle of the night, they find their way back to each other and their friendship, and wishes start coming true.

Gloria is torn between her family and the world, English ways, or what her heart tells her is right, the Amish way of life that they lived before leaving Lancaster County. Torn between and old Amish beau, Orchid John and a new English boyfriend Darren, which will win her heart.

When Gloria contacts Leona, to come for a visit, she decides to go, praying that she can help her sister/friend. While her beau, Tom wonders if he should be concerned because Leona is going so far away to visit Gloria and her family who are now English.

I highly recommend this to anyone that loves the Amish stories, or is a Beverly Lewis fan, you will not be disappointed.

I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) from the publisher Bethany House and NetGallery in exchange for my honest review.


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Jesus Talked To Me Today by James Stuart Bell - my review

Jesus Talked To Me Today by James Stuart Bell is an inspirational book full of stories of children's encounters with angels, miracles, and God.

I was captured from the very first page, each chapter is only a few pages long and tells a different child's story. This book brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face as I read these children's stories. A fast read inspirational and uplifting, has been added to my favorite books.

One of my favorites is 'Giants in the Land' where 3 children were met everyday after school by bullies wanting money from them. Until their family prayed with them about it and asked God to send his angels to protect them. And that is EXACTLY what he did!

A 15 year old boy who has stage 4 cancer - my favorite quote from this chapter
"With His single touch, my terminal disease recoiled. He alone stilled my storm with one command."

I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. I highly recommend this book, you won't regret reading it.



Saturday, August 20, 2016

Now That It's You by Tawna Fenske my review

Now That It's You by Tawna Fenske starts with Meg going to the hospital to forgive her cheating ex-finance who she hasn't saw in 2 years, they were together for 10 years before she left him standing at the alter. Once arriving at the hospital she runs into Kyle who surprises her with an unwanted and unexpected outcome.

Meg and Kyle's paths keep crossing. With Matt out of the picture their relationship grows. Until Meg's cookbook takes off in sales and Matt's family wants a share of the profits.

I was hooked from page one in this book and couldn't put it down until finished. Although there is some language in it that might offend some, I enjoyed the book.

I received an ARC (advanced reader's copy) from NetGallery and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.




Saturday, July 30, 2016

Angels by Jack Graham - my review

Angels : Who They Are, What They Do, and Why It Matters by Jack Graham is an interesting book on the topic of Angels.  I always loved the TV show - Touched By An Angel starring Roma Downey, which showed guardian angels always helping people. Roma Downey writes a beautiful forward to this book as well.

The author uses scripture as well as true life stories to explain Angels and who they are and what their purpose is in this book. Broken up in four parts,
1. The Wisdom of Angels as You Start the Journey
2. The Protection of Angels as You Sustain Life's Blows
3. The Encouragement of Angels as You Soar on Eagle's Wings
4. The Presence of Angels as You Stay the Course With Christ

No we shouldn't idolize them, but LEARN from them. As they watch over us, protect us, and teach us to worship God! I loved this book and highly recommend it to others who also would like to learn more about Angels.

I received a FREE copy from Bethany House in exchange for my HONEST review, rather it be bad or good.






Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Anxious Christian by Rhett Smith - my review

The Anxious Christian : Can God Use Your Anxiety For Good? by Rhett Smith starts out with the author telling of his own anxiety when younger, and how God uses it and him.

I've always thought badly of my anxiety but the author has given me hope with this book, and how God can use me.

One of my favorite quotes from the book says...
"It is ok to be anxious, but don't hide and bury those anxieties in hopes that they may somehow get better or completely disappear. They won't. Instead, choose to face them and allow God to grow you in the process. It is an act of courage you will not regret." page 88

Doesn't that say a lot? It has gave me hope that even though I have anxiety, God can still use me if I open up and let him guide me.  I enjoyed reading and learning from this book and would recommend it to others who may also suffer from anxiety.

I received a free copy from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review of this book.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore - my review

June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore was such a joy to read and get lost in the old love stories as Cassie Danvers tries to find out her grandmother's secrets. June, Cassie's grandmother has passed away leaving Cassie with a crumbling old mansion Twin Oaks,  full of ghosts that visit with Cassie nightly. Are they trying to tell their story?

The story takes us between now and the year 1955 and what took place when several movie stars, including Jack Montgomery were in St. Jude, Ohio filming a movie. Did Cassie's Grandmother really have a secret affair with the famous Jack Montgomery? If so why was everything kept so secret?

A story of love, and family secrets, full of suspense and passion.
I highly recommend this book full of twist that will keep you guessing throughout.
I received a FREE copy from NetGallery and the Publisher in exchange for my honest review .




Monday, April 11, 2016

The Atonement by Beverly Lewis - my review

The Atonement by Beverly Lewis is about an Amish girl, Lucy Flaud who does volunteer work trying to atone for mistakes that she has made in her past. Her Daed, Christian, is also grieving over the same thing, only for different reasons.

 Tobe Glick is Lucy's lifelong friend who is in love with her and wants to court her. Lucy doesn't feel worthy of his love, will she ever overcome this feeling of quilt that weighs her down?

I'm a HUGE fan fan of Amish books and Beverly Lewis is an awesome author of such.
This is a heart-warming story about love and forgiveness. And being able to forgive one's self.

 I did enjoy this book, just not as well, as some others by the same author.
I received a FREE copy of this from Bethany House and NetGallery in exchange for my honest review.