Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Burden is Light by Jon Tyson

This book is such a fascinating and insightful book, filled with wit and wisdom. It is a great reminder that we shouldn't be looking for validation  and fulfillment from the world but should be instead looking towards God who made us with a longing for Him. This book is great for those who feel like they just don't measure up and aren't enough.
In a world that is often so loud and bombards us with the message that we will never be enough this is a great reminder that Jesus already paid the price and that we are worth so much in God's eyes.
Refreshing, uplifting and encouraging this book is just what I needed to refresh my heart and soul.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Gift of Christmas Past by Cindy Woodsmall


The Gift of Christmas Past(Woodsmall Press, October 2017)
Arson wasn’t the only fire that ignited between them.
Promises shattered.
Lies spoken.
She was arrested.
He returned to the safety of his wealthy parents.
Almost ten years later, Hadley and Monroe are both specialists in the field of speech therapy. They meet again . . . thrown together to help a four-year-old-girl rendered mute after being rescued from a fire.
Years of secrets and anger beg to be set free as Hadley and Monroe try to push aside past hurts and find common ground in order to help the traumatized child and her family.
Can the love of Christmas past drift into the present, bringing healing and hope for all?
My opinion: This was a heartwarming, well written book that will help get you into the spirit of Christmas. Such a heartwarming story about redemption and love lost and found. I loved the characters and how they really grow on you,they are flawed and yet very likable. I loved how this book had a lot more going on and really kept one engaged until the very end. Well written and fascinating this book was a great read. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

The Last Girl by Nadia Murad

Wow,this book is incredibly heart breaking and utterly captivating. Nadia has been through so much and has lived to tell the tale. Losing her family to ISIS and being used as a sex slave Nadia has been through a living tale but her story of escaping and the people who helped her along the way are encouraging as well.
This book is harrowing and are a great reminder of what is going on in our world today and why ISIS must be stopped. Poignant and well written this book will stick with you long after the last page is read.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christy by Catherine Marshall

Christy (50th Anniversary Edition)(Evergreen Farm, October 2017)
New edition of Catherine Marshall’s inspirational classic!
The train taking nineteen-year-old teacher Christy Huddleston from her home in Asheville, North Carolina, might as well be transporting her to another world. The Smoky Mountain community of Cutter Gap feels suspended in time, trapped by poverty, superstitions, and century-old traditions.
But as Christy struggles to find acceptance in her new home, some see her — and her one-room school — as a threat to their way of life. Her faith is challenged and her heart is torn between two strong men with conflicting views about how to care for the families of the Cove.
Yearning to make a difference, will Christy’s determination and devotion be enough?
My opinion: I loved the Christy book and movies growing up so I was utterly delighted to dive back into the memorable world of Christy as an adult and found it to be as utterly enchanting and heartbreaking as it was many years ago. Filled with heartbreak and wisdom this book tells the mesmerizing tale of a young girl entering a world very different from what she was raised in, trying to make a difference among a people who view her as an outsider. It is not wonder this book is a classic and I love this edition that commemorates the 50th anniversary of its publishing. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon

Yet another outstanding read from the Queen of Christian suspense. I loved this book and how it really engages the reader and keeps you guessing until the very end, not to mention the main characters are fabulous and you really grow to love them and thoroughly enjoy the romance.
This book is at times very sad and very heart breaking especially when Trish thinks she made a very terrible mistake that haunts her. Colin is such a great guy that is trying to find out the truth even as his heart becomes engaged.
Well written and very enjoyable this book will keep you guessing until the very end.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

The secret life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner

Witty and utterly engaging this book was a fun read that sucked you in and kept you engaged until the very end. I loved the character of Sarah who learns to find her own way after a devastating divorce to her high school sweetheart. She quickly becomes a bestselling author of raunchy romance novels but when she becomes a Christian and falls in love with the Pastor she tries to reconcile her faith with her writing.
This book was an utterly charming and interesting read that I thoroughly enjoyed, it took a little bit to get involved in the book but once I was I was totally hooked!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano

This engaging read from a new author is just the right touch of mystery, intrigue and romance to keep one on the edge of ones seat, fully engaged until the very end.
The authors style and writing reminds me of Charles Dickens so this book will very much out one into the world of Dicken's with debtor prisons, a sinister plot and plenty of mystery to keep you reading until the very end.
I loved the romance between the two main characters and how the grew to understand and love each other.
Well written and utterly engaging this book is a fabulous read that I highly recommend!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.