Thursday, October 17, 2019
The characters had some life-changing trials and challenges. And I loved the promises made, the difficulties, the forgiving and the deep friendships.This book took place during the Civil War period making it a hard time for the Amish.
This book was so good. I really loved reading it. Didn't want it to end...
I felt all the feelings of Gideon at the passing of his wife, the promise she wanted him to make and the responsibility he felt towards his children. This book was very poignant and stirring. I highly recommend it to all those who love Amish fiction.
I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing. All thoughts are my own.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Welcome Charlotte Hubbard to my blog!
I am so happy to be a part of Charlotte Hubbard's blog tour. I've read this book and loved it! And Charlotte will be awarding a $15.00 Amazon card or Barnes and Noble gift card to one randomly drawn commenter via rafflecopter! So be sure to leave a comment! And leave a comment on each blog stop!
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When Frances suffers a serious injury, she's determined to prove she can recover—and remain independent—without burdening Marlin. Now, with his steadfast belief in real love tested, Marlin's hope is that Promise Lodge's irrepressible residents can help him restore Frances's joy—and that faith will show them a way to turn their fragile second chance into a blessed and abiding future together.
And don't miss the first three books in the Promise Lodge series!
Enjoy an excerpt from "New Beginnings at Promise Lodge":
Frances shaded her eyes with her hand, enthralled with what she saw. “It doesn’t seem like you and I have walked such a long distance, yet from here, the lodge and our homes look like part of a toy village.”
“We’ve come a long way,” Marlin remarked softly. “I’m glad you’ve walked with me, Frances. Our community has taken on even more of a glow because I’m seeing it through your eyes.”
The tone of his voice made Frances’s pulse thrum with an unusual sense of energy, as though the preacher had something on his mind besides the view.
We’ve come a long way.
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Allen treasured Phoebe’s rapt expression and the closeness of her slender body as she leaned against him. He’d given her a gift by showing her Promise Lodge from this hilltop vantage point.
“What about that parcel of land behind the Lehman places?” she asked dreamily. “We’d have a beautiful view of the lake. What do you think, Allen? Should I ask Mamm if I can have it?”
Allen’s throat closed with a sudden case of nerves. He eased away from her, pretending to look at something near the lodge so she wouldn’t see how she’d startled him. Their relationship, which had felt so comfortable over the past week, now gave him the sensation that an invisible halter had been fastened around his head—and that Phoebe was holding the lead rope.
About the author: In 1983, Charlotte Hubbard sold her first story to True Story. She wrote around 70 of those confession stories, and she’s sold more than 50 books to traditional or online publishers. A longtime resident of Missouri, she’s currently writing Amish romances set in imaginary Missouri towns for Kensington. She now lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband of 40+ years and their Border collie, Vera.
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September 24, 2019
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Monday, October 14, 2019
I am not a fan of Kimchi so those are classic Korean but I love Bulgogi, which was my first introduction into Korean food. I was glad to see that recipe there. And will be making that for sure!
Looking forward to trying out some new recipes. I am really into classic Korean and Asian food. I can see that there are some new/modern type recipes in this book and those I was not familiar with, such as the Ko-Mex, Korean-Mexican style recipe.
I received an ebook copy of this book from NetGalley. All thoughts are my own.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
He finds a way to help the community by finding placement for foster children among his church community. There are challenges and things aren't as good as he had hoped for. And the girls are sometimes troubled and wayward.
This is a great addition to this series. It is the second book in the Deacon's Family series. The story line was really believable as I saw the stress and concern Luke had as he became the Deacon by the drawing of lots.
It's a book that will be hard for you to put down. If you like Amish fiction, it's well worth the read! I loved it.
I received an ebook copy from NetGalley. All thoughts are my own.
Monday, October 7, 2019
As the photographer Meg, begins her adventure to go with the expedition to determine a route through the Grand Canyon, she is not happily welcomed. It was expected that the contract to photograph during the expedition, signed by M. Pero, was a male photographer. Not a woman.
This book was filled with adventure, beautiful descriptions, and some romance. Ben Coleridge is a man from her past whom she refused to marry. So that little twist brings some fascinating moments.
It was amazing some of the things Meg did to get that perfect shot. Wow! She was pretty courageous! The heights she would go or descend to, to get that picture. I would never have that kind of courage. As other dangers start to happen, the book fills with intrigue, suspense and adventure.
This book is the start of the author's American Wonders Collection series. I will definitely be waiting and watching to read each volume.
I loved Meg and Ben. Their chemistry was perfect and even though she had refused him before, perhaps the second opportunity will be different?
This was my first book that I have read from this author. Quite frankly, I loved it! I loved the new and fresh series idea. A good read. I highly recommend it.
I received a copy from Revell books. All thoughts are my own.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
The four stories cover four different time periods, 1840, 1870, 1894, and 1904. So you get a little different perspective of those years in the different stories about school teachers and their responsibilities and rules, etc.
Having been an immigrant myself, the story of the Swede's called "Love in any Language" really hit home as I remember learning the English language and then trying to help my mom to understand, which took much longer. It is a challenge.
I loved "In Desperate Straits", the title being a cute play on words, and how Maggie dresses as a man to work the job that is a job that would otherwise go to one of her brothers. Such a great story by a very talented writer.
The book was so nice to read. I can only say I am glad not to have been a teacher back in the day. The rules!
I received an ARC copy from one of the authors. All thoughts are my own.