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Monday, March 31, 2014

My Review of - The Last Bride by Beverly Lewis

I enjoyed The Last Bride by Beverly Lewis. It is book # 5 in the Hickory Hollow Series, but also a stand alone book. It had me hooked from page one until the end, as all of her books on the Amish do.

Tessie Miller & Marcus King elope when her father is against them getting married. Her Father has someone else in mind for her to marry.  They come back and live as singles thinking they can change his mind. Then when a tragedy happens, she is left to face her parents and the Amish Church who all think she needs to confess her sins before the entire Church.

Tessie's sister - Mandy (and husband Sylvan) longs for a baby, as so many of her family and friends have.

Beverly Lewis does an awesome job in writing about the Amish/Mennonites. I have learned a lot about their traditions and believes through her books. The Amish put the will of God in everything they do. Because of the independence I have always had some of their traditions are hard for me to relate too, but I can understand why they believe that way.

I highly recommend this book if you like books about Amish.

I received an advanced copy of this in exchange for my review rather it be good or bad.



My Review of - Between Heaven And Earth: Finding Hope, Courage, and Passion Through a Fresh Vision of Heaven by Steve Berger

I finished reading Between Heaven And Earth: Finding Hope, Courage, and Passion Through a Fresh Vision of Heaven by Steve Berger who is a Pastor at Grace Chapel in Leipers Fork, TN.

Steve & Sarah Berger's 19 year old son was in a fatal car accident August 2009. Some will say at a time like this they have LOST a loved one, they don't. They KNOW where Josiah is, alive and in the arms of God!! What a beautiful way to look at death. I know none of us want to be without our loved ones, but how great is it to know that they are in the arms of God!!!

In the book Between Heaven and Earth the author uses Bible scripture to show a beautiful vision of Heaven. He uses scripture to show what IS in Heaven & what ISN'T in Heaven.

He shows how to accept Jesus as your Lord & Saviour if you haven't already done so.
He uses the apostle Paul to show how we should strive to live our lives in order to make Heaven our home.

I highly recommend this book.

I received an advanced copy of this in exchange for my review rather it be good or bad.



People as I look around at the things that are taking place in the word today, I can see that it won't be long until Jesus calls us home. I pray that you are all ready!


 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My Review of - Pleasure of His Company : A Journey to Intimate Friendship With God by Dutch Sheets

I enjoyed reading Pleasure of His Company: A Journey to Intimate Friendship With God by Dutch Sheets tremendously. It has 30 chapters full of ideas to bring you closer to God.

Yes I LOVE the idea of God being the life of the Heaven's Party and dancing at the return of a lost soul.
I too want Jesus to be my friend and walk with me daily, sharing in the good and the bad. Laughing and crying along me.

This book will help you get to know the Lord on a more intimate level. In this fast paced world we live in we need to take time to slow down and hear what God has to say. The author gives you ideas on how to do this and steps to set up your own place to meet with God.  Several bible verses are mentioned to help you in this journey to get closer.

Also some humor thrown in, which is always good. I would like to add that I too like tomato and mayonnaise sandwiches, yes it is a southern thing.

On a more serious note if you too would like a more intimate walk with God I definitely recommend this book. Watch for it! Will be available January 2014!

I received an advanced copy of this in exchange for my review rather it be good or bad.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Full of Information

I received a copy of the Ebook Work From Home for Low Income Families by Lia Burres This is a great book for anyone wanting or needing to get started working online from home.

It is full of information on ways that you can work from home. You’ll learn how to  sell online, advertise, and create your own website all FREE!

It has LOTS of links to get you on your way and she has only added things that HAVE actually worked for her which I think is a big PLUS as she has weeded out the bad to only give you what will really pay off.

As she has said herself the book isn't very well organized but I can see where that would be hard to do with all the information and links that she has in there. I have personally learned a lot from this book.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, rather it be good or bad.


Saturday, November 9, 2013

A Simple Faith - A Simply Beautiful Story

I love reading Amish books but had never read one by Rosalind Lauer, after reading A Simple Faith I will have to say this won't be the last time I read her books.

Have the kleenex ready, as there are both sad and happy times in a Simple Faith. And how we use the strength of God to get through these times.

A tragic car accident brings the Amish and English together in the start of this story.

I love the way Rosalind Lauer shows that faith, hope, forgiveness, and love bring people closer together.

She does a great job of telling the love story of both an Amish (Elsie/Ruben) and an English couple (Haley/Dylan). I enjoyed all of these characters, not sure if I have a favorite of the characters, they are all great.

I learned about Ellis-Van Creveld Syndrome (EVC) which Elsie has, and Ruben shows a very tender side and big heart when it comes to Elsie.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, rather it be good or bad.



Friday, November 8, 2013

Jaw Dropping & Surprising

I just finished Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn. WOW! I really learned a lot from this book, I was only a small child at the time the Tate/LaBianca murders, so can't really remember when this all took place. But have read and heard lots about it since.
The author gives a lot of background history of the 60's and 70's and what was going on in the world at that time as well as the early years of Charles Manson.

How his mother and and uncle spend time in prison, leaving Charlie to be raised by his grandmother and another aunt and uncle. His mother did try for a while after being released but Charlie was a manipulator from the early years. His early years in reform schools & the penitentiary he learned more ways to get people to do what he wanted.

The book contains interviews from adopted sister Nancy, and cousin Jo Ann. And pictures of Charlie as a young boy who you would not know by looking at the pictures that he would grow up to be the "The Most Dangerous Man Alive".

It is scary that one man could have such influence over people that they would do whatever he told them to.

This is a must have book for anyone interested in the Manson family and the Tate/LaBianca murders.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, rather it be good or bad.



Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Twisted Truth - my review

I read The Twisted Truth by Erin Armstrong in one day as I could not put it down. I figured it out early on, and wanted to keep reading to see how long it would take for Michelle (the heroine) to figure things out that were right in front of her. There is such a fine line between love and hate as this story shows. Also in her case love was blind, as she she couldn't see what so many were giving her hints about. The author does a good job with the twists and turns this book takes. This had a different ending than I was expecting.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, rather it be good or bad.