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Friday, February 5, 2016

Renovating The Richardsons by Virginia Smith - my review

Renovating The Richardsons by Virginia Smith is a fun enjoyable read. 
I haven't read any other books in this series but still totally enjoyed this fun book. I will be reading the other books in the series now, as I have fell in love with these characters! 

Set in a small town in Kentucky with quirky characters a fun enjoyable book. Millie and Al are renovating their bed and breakfast. Everything that can go wrong does. Lots of fun and humor in this story. 

I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) from NetGallery in exchange for my review.


Saturday, January 23, 2016

21 Seconds To Change Your World by Mark Rutland - my review

21 Seconds To Change Your World : Finding God's Healing and Abundance Through Prayer by Mark Rutland  is a powerful book showing a new way to look at The Lord's Prayer and the 23rd Psalm. The author shows how using the two of these daily can restore your soul.

Examining both and who they came from as well, Jesus and David and how they relate to each other. He goes in to an in depth study of both, I enjoyed reading this book and can't wait to give it a try in my own life. For I know that prayers are answered, miracles can and still do happen. What better way to pray then how Jesus taught us?

I highly recommend this book
I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.





Saturday, January 2, 2016

Natural Hair Coloring by Christine Shahin Wood - my review

Natural Hair Coloring: How to Use Henna and Other Pure Herbal Pigments for Chemical-Free Beauty by  Christine Shahin Wood is a great book telling ways to safely color your hair using natural ingredients vs chemicals.

With Chapters titled...

Why Color Your Hair?
Basic Understanding of Hair Coloring
The Four Pure Herbal Colorants
How To Use Herbal Colorants
Wrap Styles
How To Take Care Of Hair Colored With Herbal Pigments
Frequently Asked Questions

The author covers everything, telling how to use natural ingredients and your natural hair color to get the color desired. Coloring your hair doesn't have to be done with chemicals, I'm glad to learn this!!

I started graying early (in my late 20's) way to young to look so old! I started using over the counter hair colors to cover my gray, but totally dislike the chemicals and what they are doing to my hair. I'm a lot older than that now, which means that I have been using chemicals for way to long on my hair! I was VERY HAPPY to see this book, and can't wait to try a more natural approach to covering up my gray, which I still don't want.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that colors their hair or is thinking of coloring their hair.
Look for this book on the shelves in May 2016

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


Thursday, December 17, 2015

A Girl's Guide To Moving On by Debbie Macomber - my review

A Girl's Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber is not your usual Mother-in-law/daughter-in-law story. I enjoyed reading Nichole and Leanne's stories as they move on from their cheating husbands (father and son) to start new lives. I had met Nichole when reading Last One Home, but A Girl's Guide To Moving On, is a great stand-alone book as well.

I enjoyed the story of how Nichole and Leanne deal with their exes, Jake and Sean, and their cheating ways. Also both still trying to control their lives even after divorce.  The new men, Rocco and Nicolai, that come into their lives, showing them how women should be treated.

I am a HUGE Debbie Macomber fan, and this one didn't disappoint me in the least. I highly recommend it to all Macomber fans or anyone wanting to read one of her books for the 1st time.
Look for this book on the bookshelves in February 2016

I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) from NetGallery in exchange for my honest review.




Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The New Generation Breast Cancer Book by Elisa Port, M.D. - my review

The New Generation Breast Cancer Book by Elisa Port, M.D. is an informative book for anyone with breast cancer or who has family and friends with it. My Mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer several years ago, now is battling Metastatic Breast Cancer, so this book was very interesting to me. The author covers all of these subjects, letting us know what to expect and what can be done.

Each chapter can stand on it's own or can be read cover to cover. Easy to understand for the layperson.
I recommend this book to anyone with a loved one battling this terrible disease or battling it themselves.

I received an ARC (advanced reader's copy) from LibraryThing in exchange for my honest review.



Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Word Game by Steena Holmes - my review

The Word Game  by Steena Holmes is the first book I have read by this author but won't be the last! A story that takes us into a family dealing with young girls and sexual abuse.

An over-protective mother, Alyson, finally agrees to let her daughter,Lyla, attend a sleep over with her cousin and friends. After which she ask Lyla how she liked it, thus opening a whole new set of questions. Is it her (Alyson) over-protective mind at work or is something seriously wrong? Who should she talk to about it? What should she do? What would you do?


This book tore at my heart!

I received an ARC (advanced reader's copy) from Net Gallery in exchange for my honest review.







Friday, November 6, 2015

Rising Darkness by Nancy Mehl - my review

Rising Darkness by Nancy Mehl is the third book in the Finding Sanctuary series, but is also a great stand alone book as I haven't read the others in this series.

Sophie/Emily grew up in a strict Mennonite town, with abusive parents. She felt unworthy of being loved by anyone, especially God. She left home and her Mennonite roots as soon as she was old enough.

Then a chance for a story that could change her career arises. Taking her into another Mennonite town where an armed robber may be hiding with millions of dollars that he got away with. She also meets someone from her past here.

The author kept me on the edge of my seat with this twist and turns of this mystery in Mennonite country. Sophie/Emily receives threatening notes as someone doesn't want her to find out if Terrance Chase is in Sanctuary or not. A book full of love and forgiveness.

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