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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Finding Me by Kathryn Cushman - my review

Finding Me by Kathryn Cushman was a book I was anxious to read from the time I first read the description, I was NOT disappointed! The name of the book is great as Kelli, who was born Darcy , searches for answers to troubling questions. A real page-turner I didn't want to lay it down for any reason.  As it keeps you wanting to find out along with Kelli/Darcy what happened. Why would her Dad fake their deaths and leave her Mom, brother, and sister behind? Why did he lie to her all of her life? A great Christian fiction book with suspense, and a little romance thrown in as well. As I read I wondered how I would react to being in a situation such as any of these characters were. It is a wonderful story with a great lesson about forgiveness.


I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) from Bethany House and NetGallery in exchange for my honest review rather it be good or bad. Thank you.



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis - my review

I enjoyed reading The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis. Marlena Wenger is staying with her grandmother to help her out after the passing of her grandfather, when her sister is hospitalized and her niece Angel Rose also comes to stay. Marlena quickly becomes connected to the baby, which her beau Nat is not happy about.
 The neighbor boy Jacob finds a homeless man, who is having problems with his memory, living in the old mill.

I found myself quickly involved in their stories, disliking Nat and his parents for there judgemental ways, and absolutely loving 'Small Jay'. I love reading books about the Amish and Beverly Lewis has created another wonderful story with characters to love and dislike.

I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) from Bethany House and NetGallery in exchange for my honest review rather it be good or bad. Thank you.



 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Authentic Amish Cookbook by Norman and Marlena Miller - my review

I can't wait to try some of these YUMMY recipes in the The Authentic Amish Cookbook by Norman and Marlena Miller. It is full of family favorites of the Amish in Evart, Michigan.

With recipes for Caramel Pie, Pear Pie, Pineapple Pie, Shoo-Fly Pie, and Apple Cake, along with so many more wonderful sounding desserts to fill your sweet tooth.  A Cheese Soup that sounds so goo-ood for these cold days! Recipes to make your own bologna even (my husband's favorite). There are recipes for canning and freezing, a section for cooking for crowds, one for weight watchers. Collections of lots of helpful tips which will come in handy.

With popular hymns, scripture, and inspirational thoughts throughout this book it has everything you need to bless you and your family as you fix your meals or plan a get-together. The recipes for friendship and life, along with the garden for a mother were actually some of my favorites.

I have so many of these recipes highlighted to go back and try out, just don't know which I want to try first, they all sound so good!


I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) from Harvest House Publishers and NetGallery in exchange for my honest review rather it be good or bad. Thank you.




Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Chet Atkins: The Greatest Songs of Mister Guitar by Mark S. Reinhart - my review

Chet Atkins: The Greatest Songs of Mister Guitar by Mark S. Reinhart is an interesting read by a fan of Chet Atkins. There are many (137) of his greatest hits listed in this book. The author goes into great detail of each song , such as composer, producer, the musicians, location and date of recording, and the original release information. Plus telling more detailed information about each and every song. Mark Reinhart and his parents were really huge fans of Chet Atkins as you can tell by the reading of this book.

I highly recommend this book to other Chet Atkins fans it is a must have for your collection or if you want to learn more about the music of Chet Atkins.
I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) from LibraryThing in exchange for my honest review rather it be good or bad. Thank you.



Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Sons of Isaac by Roberta Kells Dorr - my review

The Sons of Isaac by Roberta Kells Dorr takes you back to another time and place. It is an old story that can be found in the Bible (found in Genesis, starting book 24), one the author has brought to life with her telling of it. Starting with how Isaac and Rebekah met , with her traveling miles to marry a man she had never met. Then on to the birth of twin sons, Jacob and  Esau. Through the lives of these two boys and into Jacob's marriages to Leah and Rachel. Even though the story is an old one it could very well have taken place in today's world. With a family that has love, jealousy, greed, hope, manipulation, stubbornness, and faith in God. Roberta Dorr has done a remarkable job of bringing all of the characters back to life in her telling of their story and the way things might have been.

I highly recommend this book.
I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review rather it be good or bad. Thank you.


Jesus, Jihad, and Peace by Michael Youssef - my review

In Jesus, Jihad, and Peace by Michael Youssef , he explains the difference in beliefs of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Dr. Michael Youssef uses Biblical scripture to show how things that are happening in the world today, line up with the prophecies in the Bible. I personally gleaned a lot from this book.

I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) from NetGallery in exchange for my honest review rather it be good or bad. Thank you.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Authority in Prayer by Dutch Sheets - my review

Authority in Prayer: Praying With Power and Purpose by Dutch Sheets is an awesome book filled with faith, humor, testimonies and so much more. The author shows Biblical reasons for taking authority in our prayers. A real faith-builder as you read of answered prayers and know that God does answer our prayers. Prayer is powerful! This book helped me to see that it is important to use the power we are given, by God, in our prayers.

I highly recommend this book.
I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review rather it be good or bad. Thank you.