Tuesday, August 26, 2014

$10 great dates by Peter and Heather Larson and David and Claudia Arp

What a fabulous book.This book is full of great date ideas and the best thing is they do not cost very much at all, in fact many of them are free! This book is just what one needs to get some innovative ideas to bring some creativity and fun into your marriage. I think this book is a great book for a couple who has been married any length of time to have, or even a good one to give at a wedding!

I received a copy of this book for my honest opinion.

The wonder within you by Carey Wickersham

What an absolutely wonderful book! I think this book would make an wonderful gift for any expecting Mother or just a fabulous book to buy for oneself! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it had great advice and interesting little stories that women wrote about their pregnancies,some that were really amusing and others that were just really touching.
I am not even expecting but I find this fascinating and think it will come in handy when I am expecting my first.

I received a book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Fluent forever by Gabriel Wyner

What a fascinating and interesting read. For anyone who took a language class in school and felt like it really taught you very little, this is a completely different approach and it seems to be much more effective. This book was filled with great resources and it made learning so much more interesting and fun. I loved how the author broke down many problems that people run into when learning a language and makes it all see much more doable.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin

In Perfect Time
In Perfect Time | Wings of the Nightingale series
Bold, sophisticated, and flirtatious, Army Air Force flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, leaving men pining in airfields all across Europe. So how can ruggedly handsome C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper be all but immune to her considerable charms? In fact, he seems to do everything he can to avoid her.
Still, as they cross the skies between Italy and southern France, evacuating the wounded and delivering paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them closer to where they don’t want to go.
Can they confront the fears and misunderstandings in their pasts?

My opinion: This was a delightful read once you got into the book.At first I really was not crazy about the main character Kay,but after getting into the book I started tolerating her and enjoyed the book.I found the book to be well written and engaging overall and would recommend it.
I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Little book of book making by Charlotte Rivers

What a delightful little book! For anyone who is crafty or just enjoys anything book related this is an absolute must! I thoroughly enjoyed pouring over this book and getting some fabulous ideas for gifts and things I would enjoy for myself.
I highly recommend this book,it is full of pictures and great directions for book making that I really enjoyed.

I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Fire and Smoke by Chris Lilly

I think this book would make a great present for the grill master in anyone's family.With succulent recipes and amazing insight,this book is excellent and is a welcomed addition to ones library.
I am super excited to try out some of the recipes and I really feel like it has a great variety and can appeal to people no matter where their cooking skill is.

I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

The Butterfly and the Violin
The Butterfly and the Violin
A mysterious painting breathes hope and beauty into the darkest corners of Auschwitz—and the loneliest hearts of Manhattan.
Manhattan art dealer Sera James watched her world crumble at the altar two years ago, and her heart is still fragile. Her desire for distraction reignites a passion for a mysterious portrait she first saw as a young girl—a painting of a young violinist with piercing blue eyes.
In her search for the painting, Sera crosses paths with William Hanover, the grandson of a wealthy California real estate mogul, who may be the key to uncovering the hidden masterpiece. Together, Sera and William slowly unravel the story behind the painting’s subject: Austrian violinist Adele Von Bron.
A darling of the Austrian aristocracy, talented violinist, and daughter to a high-ranking member of the Third Reich, Adele risks everything when she begins smuggling Jews out of Vienna. In a heartbeat, her life of prosperity and privilege dissolves into a world of starvation and barbed wire.
As Sera untangles the secrets behind the painting, she finds beauty in the most unlikely of places: in the grim camps of Auschwitz and in the inner recesses of her own troubled heart.
My opinion: I love books about World War 2 and I found this one to be very well written and engaging. I liked how it went back between the present and the past it made it all the more interesting and I loved it!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Murder at the Mikado by Julianna Deering

I am a huge fan of the mystery genre so I was incredibly happy to see a series that is Christian mystery and it did not disappoint! This is the 3rd book in Julianna Deering's series and it was a great read.
If one likes books along the lines of Agatha Christie mysteries than look no further as this book has the murder,mystery and mayhem that one enjoys. I
I highly recommend this book!

I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

When I fall in love by Susan May Warren

When I Fall in Love
A Christiansen Family Novel |When I Fall in Love
Hawaii was the last place Grace Christiansen ever imagined she’d vacation, much less fall in love. But when her family surprises her with a cooking retreat in paradise, she is pulled—or maybe yanked—away from her predictable, safe life and thrown headfirst into the adventure of a lifetime.
Max Sharpe may make his living on the ice as a pro hockey player, but he feels most at home in the kitchen. Which is why he lives for the three-week culinary vacation he takes each year in Hawaii. Upon being paired with Grace for a cooking competition, Max finds himself drawn to her passion, confidence, and perseverance. But just when Grace dares to dream of a future beyond her hometown, Max pulls away.
Wrestling with personal demons, Max fights against opening his heart to a love he knows he should never hope for. And as his secrets unfold, Grace is torn between the safe path in front of her and what her heart truly desires. If love means sacrificing her ideal happily ever after, Grace’s faith will face its toughest test yet.
My opinion: I have read the other books in the Christiansen family series and I must admit that this book is my least favorite one so far.The characters were fine but to me they were not nearly as engaging as the other characters in the past were.It was still a good and easy read but it was not her best work.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Treat Yourself by Jennifer Steinhauer

What a simply wonderful book! For anyone who has a sweet tooth and would like to have some  of their favorite goodies without all of the junk in it then this book is exactly what you need.I was super excited to see that there was a recipe for Oreos in there that looked pretty darn good.I am very excited to try some of these recipes out as they look excellent in the pictures and the instructions are very easy to understand and are made with ingredients that one would have on hand.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.