Friday, August 9, 2019

A lady's maid by Jen Geigle Johnson

If you are looking for an utterly fanastic, well researched, engaging historical fiction than look no further! I loved the premise of this book and how it has strong, engaging female leads.

Molly O’Malley, lady’s maid to the progressive Lady Amanda Halloway, is determined to continue the life’s work of her lost love, killed in the Peterloo Massacre. But when her efforts and a trip to Lady Halloway’s charitable orphanage culminate in her own abduction, Molly’s eyes are opened to the horrifying crimes transpiring in the city’s slums. Despite the risks, she broadens her mission and is drawn ever closer to the peril all around them. 

Thomas Flaherty, a footman in the Halloway household, has been with Molly from the beginning, but he fears she will never trust him with her heart. Even though her cause and happiness are of foremost importance to him, his loyal patience is tested by the fears that keep her at a distance. But with their safety on the line, Thomas is resolved to sacrifice everything for the woman he loves. 

Risking their lives and their love, Molly and Thomas and a team of nobles on their side will stop at nothing to empower the powerless, no matter the personal cost.

My opinion: I loved how this book dealt with a not as well known aspect of British history, I know I learned a lot reading it! I loved the characters, from the feisty Molly to the loyal Thomas and sweet Lady Chloe  this book has such a colorful and engaging array of characters which is wonderful. 
I love how this book handled some tough situations with grace and skill without being really graphic, but it was based on historical facts and there were some very awful things going on! The romance was a great part of the book but I for one enjoyed that there was a lot more going on than just romance. 
Filled with excitement, romance and great characters this book is a fabulous read and I cannot recommend it enough.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Vertical Marriage by Dave and Ann Wilson

Even for the people who feel like their marriage is going great all the way down to those who are struggling to hang in there this book offers so much wisdom and encouragement and is a great addition to anyone's bookshelf.
I loved how honest both Dave and Ann are and how they both bring their unique perspectives and advice to the book. This book covers a lot of the hard issues that so many couples face, everything from romance, communication, intimacy and more. This book is sure to help strengthen marriages and  help you grow together.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Nigh night Bible stories by Amy Parker

This is an absolutely delightful book that my daughter insists sits by her bed so we can read it whenever we put her down. She is almost 4 and is enthralled by the illustrations and loves the 30 stories they included in here. Each story is a perfect blend of information without being too much and there is a perfect amount of illustrations to keep kids interested in what is going on.
I love how each story ends with a prayer and talks about going night night, it is great addition to ones bedtime routine for sure!
I think it is right on target for kids around 3-4 as there is a decent bit of words, but that is partly why I love it!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

To best the boys by Mary Weber

An absolutely delightful read this is a fabulous book with a very strong female lead that is sure to encourage and inspire girls anywhere! Not only are the characters utterly engaging and memorable but the writing style is engaging and keeps you flying through the pages, eager to see what is going to happen next! I had never read a book by this author before but I am very thrilled to have found this book and look forward to checking out her other books.
I love all of the characters and loved how strong the female lead was and her cousin was great as well. So much going for this book, I highly recommend it!
I received a copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Jelly bean blessings by Maddie Frost

What a bright and cheery book to get one in the mood for Spring, and with the eternal winter we are having I am so glad to have such a fun book to read to my kids and cheer us all up and give us some hope for Spring.
Filled with whimsical and adorable illustrations and sweet words this book is the perfect addition to any library and is sure to thrill and delight kids of all ages as well as adults.
Having the animals is so much fun for the kids and my daughter loved finding all of the jelly beans in the pictures.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

The Third Jihad by Michael Youssef

Utterly fascinating and meticulously researched this book is really a wake up call to so many Americans, myself included, as to what is going on in the world. It is a great reminder that we need to not turn a blind eye to what is going on. Well written and utterly fascinating this book was a wonderful, fascinating read that keeps you thinking long after the last page is turned.
I loved how well informed and insightful the author is, there is so much information that I did not know at all and that makes perfect sense! You can tell he really knows his stuff and has researched a ton. This book is a great way to get this information into the average persons hands and help you want to play a more active part and not bury your head in the sand.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Stop-and-Go Devotional: 52 Devotions for Busy Families by Diane Stortz

For young families or Sunday school teachers this book is an absolute must. My 3 year old loved this book and to be honest I loved it because it has so much packed into a small book! Not too many books have a great devotional that is thought provoking, some questions that work well for a lot of ages (I was afraid they might be too advanced for my 3 year old but she did well,you can make the questions as in depth or simple as you like) and a song or craft, this really made my life so much easier and I felt like my daughter was really learning something.
The devotions are just long enough to hold kids interest without being too much. I cannot recommend this book enough and look forward to going through the whole thing.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.