Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Why Motherhood Matters: A Book Review

About The Book:

Mama, Your Work Has Deep Worth
Do you ever wonder if your efforts as a mom make any difference? 

Take heart. Whether you’re struggling through sleepless nights with your toddler or endless battles with your teen, September McCarthy’s story offers practical insights and powerful inspiration to encourage you on your own mothering journey. 

As a mom for 25 years who continues to raise young children and love her young adults, September imparts words of wisdom and grace in key areas of Christian parenting, including…
  • faith—getting honest with your family about your need for Jesus
  • wellness—learning to take care of your kids…and yourself
  • education—raising a new generation with creativity and character
  • relationships—speaking to the heart of your children in unique ways
In these pages you’ll find sweet anecdotes and gentle guidance for those moments you need both a breather and a lifeline. Motherhood is an incredible labor of love—and in the scope of eternity, it matters more than you know.
You can read an excerpt of this book, here, in PDF format
About The Author:
September McCarthy believes every woman needs someone to speak into her life with understanding and truth. She encourages women in each season of motherhood through her blog One September Day and her ministry Raising Generations Today. As a speaker and writer, her vision and mission is for the generations. September lives in rural Upstate New York with her husband and their large family. Visit www.septembermccarthy.com for more information.
My Review:
Parenting is so full of joys but it is also full of stressful, sometimes very difficult times. We all come from different situations and all have things we can teach one another. And this book is another such way that we can learn from one another. Author September McCarthy has come before us with tricks and ideas that will help those of us struggling in our journey's as mom. Helping us find purpose and understand why it matters what we do. She writes in an amazing, relational way that is raw and honest. This allows the reader to relate and know that we all have experienced good and bad but we have a purpose to hang on to our faith in Jesus and that He will carry us. A very inspiring read to be sure! 
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
BUY IT: You can purchase Why Motherhood Matters at your favorite Christian book retailer from Harvest House Publishers
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of the publisher, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Monday, November 27, 2017

The God Guarantee: A Book Review

About The Book:

Do you have enough . . . resources, time, love, relationships, margin?

Most of us would live, love, and give differently if we knew God would provide for all our needs. In The God Guarantee, you will

· discover God's four-step pattern of provision
· understand how a secularized worldview exacerbates the wealth-poverty gap
· see how to avoid both a scarcity mind-set rooted in fear and a faulty prosperity gospel
· learn how to improve your intimacy with the God who provides

You can find freedom from the fear of not having enough!


You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Jack Alexander is chairman of the Reimagine Group and has rich experience leading a variety of businesses. A previous recipient of an Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Award, he is a regular speaker, coach, and advisor. He and his wife, Lisa, live in Atlanta. They have three grown sons and five grandchildren.

My Review:

A wonderful read that reminds of the blessings that come when we are obedient to God in what He asks of us. The author does a wonderful job at conveying thoughts around these themes and showing us the connection between generosity and God's capacity in our lives so that we can live intimately with Him and others.

I give this book a thumbs up and highly recommend it. 

BUY IT: You can purchase The God Guarantee at a book retailer from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Walk It Out: A Book Review

About The Book:

Women often pack their lives with family, friends, and faithful service, yet still end up feeling empty and unfulfilled. In Walk It Out, Tricia Goyer demonstrates to women that walking out the mandates of Scripture allows God to spark passion and mission within them.
 
Whether believers realize it or not, God intended for them to do what the Bible says: adopt the orphan, take the gospel into all the world, and care for the needy. These are mandates that point believers down the path of true living and eternal life.
 
Sometimes those steps are easy, but many times they require a move outside of what feels safe or secure. When women stop focusing on their own dreams and purposes, and instead focus on God’s dreams and purposes, everything changes.


You can read the first chapter of Walk It Out here, in PDF format


About The Author:

Tricia Goyer is a driven, passionate, and charismatic author with a detail-focused approach to her unique blend of storytelling. A prolific writer, she's published well over 60 books. Tricia's writing style is vivid and heartwarming, allowing readers to take home more than engaging stories, but also inspiring messages of faith and hope. Tricia is a homeschooling mom of ten, grandmother of three, and wife to John. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Center in Kalispell, Montana and leads a teen mom support group in Little Rock, Arkansas.

My Review:

I was incredibly blessed to be a part of the launch team for Tricia Goyer's most recent book release, Walk It Out. This book is written in a conversational manner and I felt like I was sitting with Tricia, drinking tea and learning all about how God used her and her family for His purpose. It was a great read to see her A-ha moments and how she moved to obedience and walks out her faith daily, whether its with her large family, the teen MOPS group or through her books. The book encouraged me to listen to the pushing of the God in my life too and to trust Him even when I may not see the whole picture. The most important take away from the book for me was to re-examine my activities and life and evaluate it as to the purpose of them in regards to doing His work. A great read that has impacted me immensely.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up. 

BUY IT: You can purchase Walk It Out at your favorite book retailer from David C. Cook

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of the author and David C. Cook, for the purpose of review on this book. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Friends, Partners and Lovers: A Book Review

About The Book:

Great marriages don't just happen--they're made, intentionally, day by day. 

The number one cause of divorce isn't adultery or finances or disagreements. It's apathy--a lack of intentional emotional, physical, and mental investment in the relationship. It's forgetting that as a husband or wife you have three distinct roles: friend, partner, and lover.

With engaging stories and clear, simple language, pastor Kevin A. Thompson shows how to live out those roles. Using solid biblical principles, he helps you and your spouse grow your friendship, be supportive partners through the good times and the bad, and develop a healthy and satisfying sex life.

Whether you are starry-eyed in love or struggling to make it work, this book will show you how to keep your marriage healthy, strong, and fulfilling.


You can read an excerpt of the book here, in PDF format here

About The Author: 

Kevin A. Thompson is lead pastor at Community Bible Church, a growing multisite church with four locations in western Arkansas. Every year he meets with nearly one hundred couples with a range of needs, from premarital counseling to navigating the most serious betrayals. A marriage and parenting conference speaker, he lives with his wife, Jenny, and their two children in Arkansas. He blogs at www.kevinathompson.com

My Review:

Anyone who has been married for any length of time knows that marriage has ups and it has downs. We all know how fun it can be to plan a wedding but how many of us really understand the work involved in keeping communication lines open, to make time for one another and continuing to be friends and lovers after years of jobs, moving, having kids and stress about finances and other things. The book is well-written, easy to read and would be a wonderful bridal shower or wedding gift. There is wisdom and tips for couples whether newlywed or married 40+ years! A great read!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Friends, Partners and Lovers at your favorite book retailer from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group 

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Fault Lines: A Book Review

About The Book:

What if reality is only the edge of possibility?

There isn't much that can throw Charlie Hazard off balance. But the mystery woman with the striking eyes and the intense request to follow her--now--is about to shake his world. Knowing little more than her name, Charlie leaves his post as a guard at the Satellite Beach community center for what he thinks is just another risk-containment job. But Gabriella, an experimental psychologist, has far more in store for him than protection duty--if the two of them survive the test.

Reese Clawson relishes her work at the Combine and all the perks and power that come with it--including the ability to manipulate perceptions. But the Combine never anticipated this mind-shifting technology. If Gabriella's experiments succeed, the Combine would be destroyed. And Reese will never
 allow that to happen.


About The Author:

Thomas Locke is a pseudonym for Davis Bunn, an award-winning novelist with worldwide sales of seven million copies. His work has been published in twenty-five languages. Davis divides his time between Oxford and Florida and holds a lifelong passion for speculative stories. He is the author of Emissary and Merchant of Alyss in the Legends of the Realm series, as well as Trial Run and Flash Point in the Fault Lines series. Learn more at www.tlocke.com.

My Review:

I am beginning this review with a warning that you will not want to put this book down! It is riveting, intriguing and unstoppable in action and mystery. It is one of three books in the series and while it could work as a stand alone novel, it would do the reader well to read the other two books in the series. The main character Charlie is remarkable and I thoroughly enjoyed the development of him and the story lines surrounding him.

This book had a ton of twists and turns and was a fantastic suspense novel to partake in! I look forward to reading more of this author in the future.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase Fault Lines at your favorite book retailer from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

The Perfect You: A Book Review

About The Book:

There's only one you!
When God created the blueprint for the universe, you were already part of the plan. Science and Scripture show you're a unique, brilliantly designed, and intelligent individual who fills a role no one else can. So the more Perfect You you become, the more fulfilling and impactful your life will be.

What is the Perfect You? It's how you process and exhibit your uniqueness through the way you think, feel, and choose. Everything you do and experience has an impact on the world, which is why it is vital for you to understand

· what your Perfect You is
· when you are stepping out of your Perfect You
· the mental, physical, and spiritual implications of stepping out of your Perfect You 
· and how to stay in your Perfect You

In this book, Dr. Caroline Leaf tackles this concept from theological, philosophical, and scientific angles, challenging you to think deeply about your identity and enabling you to apply these insights to your daily life. Drawn from thirty years of original research and twenty-five years of clinical experience, The Perfect You includes groundbreaking new insights and an eye-opening questionnaire designed to help you understand your Perfect You. 

Are you tired of living in a suffocating box of expectations? The Perfect You will help you realize there was never a box to begin with!


About The Author:

Dr. Caroline Leaf is the author of Switch On Your Brain and Think and Eat Yourself Smart, among many other books and journal articles. Since 1981, she has researched the science of thought and mind-body connection as it relates to thinking, learning, emotions, renewing the mind, healing from TBI and other neurological and mind issues, potential, and education. Dr. Leaf practiced clinically for twenty-five years while simultaneously working in impoverished areas in South Africa and doing research. She has worked in education for as many years. She is currently still doing research on the mind-body connection and is an international and national conference speaker on topics relating to optimal mind and brain performance such as stress, toxic thoughts, male/female brain differences, thinking and learning, controlling our thought lives, and how to identify and use one's uniqueness. She is frequently interviewed on TV stations and media around the globe, has published many books and scientific journal articles, and has her own TV show, The Dr. Leaf Show. Leaf and her husband, Mac, live with their four children in California.

My Review:

A very interesting read that combines faith and science in a way that the everyday reader can both understand and relate too. I have had the pleasure of reading previous books from Dr. Leaf and this was just as high a calibre as the other books. As the book is very technical and includes a lot of brain research, as well as a very extensive Assessement tool for readers to use, I will be going back and re-reading it again and doing the full assessment. However, just reading through briefly, for sake of review, I know I will be getting a lot from this book as I move to understand who God wants me to truly be. 

I highly recommend this book, and others from the author, and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Perfect You at your favorite Christian book retailer from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pierced and Embraced: A Book Review

About The Book:

How would you describe the love of God?

Throughout the Gospel accounts, Jesus engaged women differently than He did men. Sometimes the difference is subtle. Sometimes it is stark. Always it is profound.
Sometimes the love He offers them is gentle. Sometimes it is fierce. Always it is powerful.
Sometimes that love feels like a warm embrace. Sometimes it's more like a piercing jab. Always, it changes everything.
Women today long to experience the same sort of life-changing love that Jesus lavished on His followers 2000 years ago. We still want to be completely seen and known and valued and set free—as painful as that process might sometimes be.
Pierced and Embraced digs deeply into seven encounters that Jesus had with a wide variety of women in the Gospels to show how His love can be equally transformative in our lives today. It mixes attentive Scriptural engagement with personal narrative and relevant application, making the content fresh, accessible, engaging, and practical.
You will:
  • Understand the unique and powerful and complex ways in which Jesus loves the women of the gospels.
  • Recognize your own longings for love and the (often inadequate) ways we seek to satisfy them.
  • Discover how to live in the fullness of Jesus' love for you.
Includes study/reflection questions at the end of each chapter, inviting women to dig into the passages for themselves.
Winner of the ECPA's Top Shelf Cover Award 2017 
You can read an excerpt of the book here in PDF format
About The Author:
KELLI WORRALL has been teaching in the Communications Department of Moody Bible Institute since 1998. She teaches both writing and public speaking courses. She has also directed many of the plays and advises several of the drama teams on campus.
Kelli studied communications at Cedarville University and spent the first part of her career writing church curriculum products for children and youth at Regular Baptist Press. Kelli studied religious education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MRE) and creative writing at Roosevelt University (MFA).
Kelli enjoys speaking and writing. She authored the popular article "20 Things I Wish I Had Known in My Late 20s," published in Relevant Magazine. She enjoys speaking at women's events and retreats. She and husband, Peter, speak together at marriage, college, and young adult retreats, and Kelli blogs at www.thisoddhouse.org. They are parents of Daryl (6) and Amelia (3) through adoption. Kelli's hobbies include running, cooking, and decorating their Craftsman house.
My Review:
Taking on the subject of women in the Bible and the impact that Jesus had on their lives is not an easy thing to do. Its a heavy topic that author Kelly Worrall has written about in a remarkable manner. She works through the lives of seven women and reminds us that we are loved regardless of where our lives have taken us and He will use us, where we are and with whatever talents and gifts we have. Each chapter has discussion questions which are perfect for individual or group study, making it perfect for small group study. 
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
BUY IT: You can purchase a copy of Pierced and Embraced at your favorite book retailer from Moody Publishers
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Moody Publishers, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Two of Us: A Book Review

About The Book:

After two broken engagements, Mia Robinson is done with dating. From now on, she's focusing on God and her goal to join an international aid organization as a nurse practitioner. But when her 18-year-old sister, Lucy, calls with an invitation to her Vegas wedding, it throws a wrench into Mia's plans.

Jake Tanner has recovered from the injuries he sustained as a police officer--on the outside. Inside, he's yet to heal from losing his partner in the tragedy, but finds some solace in keeping an eye on her young adult son, Sam, who's asked him to be best man at his wedding.

Mia expects a mess when she arrives to sort out the situation with Lucy, but she wasn't expecting Jake, who views the marriage a little differently. As Jake's and Mia's lives slowly become more intertwined, could his courage and her caring heart be enough to bring them a lifetime of healing?


You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Victoria Bylin writes contemporary and historical romances known for their realistic, relatable characters. Her work has finaled in contests such as the Carol Awards, the RITAs, and the RT Reviewers' Choice Award. A native of California, she and her husband now make their home in Lexington, Kentucky. Visit her website at www.victoriabylin.com to find out more.

My Review:

Another wonderful read from contemporary romance author, Victoria Bylin. This book had adorable characters, with whom anyone who is reading the book will relate to. The topic of Alzheimer's Disease and it's impact on family dynamics. It was a little difficult for me to read, as my late grandfather journeyed through this disease and it was devestating. However the book was wonderful to read as we saw a journey of a family through both good and bad times and it was a great reminder that it is God who walks with us, and even carries us at time, through these times. I felt at times the story line was rushed but overall it was a very good read. The book was full of emotion and I felt as though I was right in the room for most of the book, experiencing these emotions along side the characters themselves. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up. 

BUY IT: You can purchase The Two of Us at your favorite Christian book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Return: A Book Review

About The Book:

In a wild country, the true cost of love may be more than they can bear
Beautiful and winsome, Betsy Zook never questioned her family's rigid expectations, nor those of devoted Hans--but then she never had to. Not until the night she's taken captive in a surprise Indian raid. Facing brutality and hardship, Betsy finds herself torn between her pious upbringing and the feelings she's developing for a native man who encourages her to see God in all circumstances. 

Greatly anguished by Betsy's captivity, Hans turns to Tessa Bauer for comfort. She responds eagerly, overlooking troubling signs of Hans's hunger for revenge. But if Betsy is ever restored to the Amish, will things between Hans and Tessa have gone too far? 

Inspired by true events, this deeply layered novel gives a glimpse into the tumultuous days of prerevolutionary Pennsylvania through the eyes of two young, determined, and faith-filled women.


You can read an excerpt of The Return here in PDF format

About The Author:

Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including Anna's Crossing and The Newcomer in the Amish Beginnings series, The Bishop's Family series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

My Review:

First I will say this is book three, and the conclusion, in the Amish Beginnings series, however it does well as a stand alone book. It helps to read the first two books in the series, but you won't be completely lost if you have not.

With strong storylines and characters you will be intrigued with each word read. I loved all the characters and the multiple story lines that come into play make it a great reading experience. A fascinating read to be sure. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Return at your favorite book retailer from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Monday, October 9, 2017

High As The Heavens: A Book Review

About The Book:

A British nurse in WWI German-occupied Brussels, Evelyn Marche spends her days at the hospital and her nights working at a cafĂ© . . . or so it seems. Eve's most carefully guarded secret is that she also spends her nights carrying out dangerous missions as a spy for a Belgian resistance group.

When a plane crashes as she's en route to a rendezvous, Eve is the first to reach the downed plane and is shocked to recognize the badly injured pilot as British RFC Captain Simon Forrester. She risks her life to conceal him from the Germans, but as the secrets between them grow and the danger mounts, can they still hope to make it out of Belgium alive?




You can read an excerpt of High As The Heavens here, in PDF format

About The Author:

A Florida girl who migrated to the Pacific Northwest, Kate Breslin was a bookseller for many years. She is the author of For Such a Time and lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington. Find her online at www.katebreslin.com.

My Review:

Anytime a book is set in World War 1 or 2, that immediately grabs my attention. Through in a little mystery, well rounded characters and a plot that captures my attention so much I was up late in the night reading and you have a fantastic book on your hands. This is one that I would love to see made into a movie. It has a ton of spy attention too for those that like that plot addition. It is very obvious that a lot of effort and research was done to make this book as historically accurate as possible and with each page read, I visualized myself right in the action. Such a great read from one of my favorite authors of the last decade! I look forward to reading more of this author in the future. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up. 

BUY IT: You can purchase High As The Heavens at your favorite book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

A Name Unknown: A Book Review

About The Book:

She's Out to Steal His Name. Will He Steal Her Heart Instead?
Rosemary Gresham has no family beyond the band of former urchins who helped her survive as a girl in the mean streets of London. Grown now, they are no longer pickpockets--instead they focus on high value items and have learned how to blend into upper-class society. Rosemary is beginning to question whether she can continue in this life when she's offered the challenge of a lifetime--determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany. After all how does one steal a family's history, their very name?

As Europe moves ever closer to World War I, rumors swirl around Peter Holstein. Awkward and solitary, but with access to the king, many fear his influence. But Peter can't help his German last name and wants to prove his loyalty to the Crown--so he can go back to anonymously writing a series of popular adventure novels. When Rosemary arrives on his doorstep pretending to be a well-credentialed historian, Peter believes she's the right person to help him dig through his family's past. 

When danger and suspicion continue to mount, both realize they're in a race against time to discover the truth--about Peter's past and about the undeniable attraction kindling between them.


You can read an excerpt of A Name Unknown here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award-nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she's homeschooling her two kids, designing book covers, editing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books . . . .to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at www.RoseannaMWhite.com.

My Review:

This is the first time reading author, Roseanna M. White, and I was absolutely not disappointed. There is something for everyone in this book, from humor to romance to twists and turns aplenty. It is the first book in the Shadows Over England series and it was a fantastic job! I look forward to reading the next book, A Song Unheard, when in releases in January 2018. Book Three, An Hour Unspent will also release soon. 

The book has great characters who were developed well, and had a fantastic plot that kept me reading late into the night! The suspense part of the book had me intrigued throughout reading and even though it is part of a series the end of the book tied up nicely. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase A Name Unknown at your favorite book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***


The Ebb Tide: A Book Review

About The Book:

Oh, to see the ocean, Sallie thought. And to spend the summer as a nanny. She shook her head in amazement. This seemed too good to be true, but she really must talk it over with Dat and Mamm, especially since she'd be gone so long. And after I promised Mamm I'd take baptism classes this summer . . .
The Ebb Tide

Sallie Riehl has dreamed of traveling at least once before settling down to join church, so she is thrilled at an unexpected summer opportunity to nanny in Cape May for a well-to-do family. However, saying even a temporary good-bye to Paradise Township means forgoing baptism another year, as well as leaving behind a would-be beau. Yet the weeks in Cape May soon prove unforgettable as Sallie meets a Mennonite young man whose friendship she quickly begins to cherish. Has she been too hasty with her promises, or will she only find what her heart is longing for back home?


You can read an excerpt of The Ebb Tide here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Beverly Lewis (www.beverlylewis.com), born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in twelve languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family.

My Review:

The Ebb Tide is another hit for prolific author Beverly Lewis. I have read Lewis' books for many years, and with each book I remember why I love her writing so much. As I read The Ebb Tide I was drawn in from page one and my attention was kept from page one until the end of the book. This was an incredible remember that we need to go to God in prayer for all decisions that we make in our lives. It is a different type of writing than i have read in the past from this author but it is a great read. In fact I believe that The Ebb Tide is her best book to date! I am currently reading The Proving and cannot wait to see what will be next for Beverly Lewis.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Ebb Tide at your favorite book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Heart On The Line: A Book Review

About The Book:

When Danger Arrives, It's More Than Just Her Heart on the Line
Grace Mallory is tired of hiding. She hungers for a normal life, perhaps even a suitor like two of her friends in Harper's Station have found. But when the man she believes responsible for her father's death discovers her whereabouts, survival takes priority. 

Amos Bledsoe prefers bicycles to horses and private conversations over the telegraph wire to social gatherings with young ladies who see him as nothing more than an oddity. His fellow telegrapher, the mysterious Miss G, has been the ideal companion. For months, their friendship--dare he believe, courtship?--over the wire has fed his hope that he has finally found the woman God intends for him. However, when he intercepts an ominous message and discovers her life is in peril, Amos must shed the cocoon of his quiet nature to become the hero Grace requires.


You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Winner of the HOLT Medallion and the Carol Award and a finalist for the RITA and Christy Award, bestselling author Karen Witemeyerwrites historical romance to give the world more happily-ever-afters. Karen makes her home in Texas, with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books at www.karenwitemeyer.com.

My Review:

This was another fantastic read from author Karen Witmeyer. It has been a bit since I have had the opportunity to read her work, but I was not in any way disappointed. From great writing, to wonderful characters that everyone can relate to, to engaging story lines, I did not put this book down until late into the night. My attention was drawn from the very first pages, and i found myself cheering on the good guys and frowning at the bad, laughing and very pleased with the way the book wrapped up. A great, overall read to be sure.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Heart On The Line at your favorite book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***