Sunday, April 22, 2018

Journey to Respect by Lyn Cote

This is book 3 of the series entitled Patriots and Seekers by Lyn Cote.  It can certainly be read as a stand-alone book, so no worries if you haven't read the series.

I loved this book!  I love historical and I loved the social aspects of this book and how it came together for good.  The story has great ethical and social lessons and lots of great historical information.

There were no slow moving parts in this book. It was a page turner and I had a difficult time to close it and get some sleep!

Lyn Cote is an excellent author and I have enjoyed many of her writings and will continue to do so.

I received an ebook copy of this book from the author with no expectations of a review.  All thoughts are my own.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Proud Shall Stumble by Gerald N. Lund

Author Gerald N. Lund sets the stage in vol. 4 in his Fire and Steel Series for the very hard times yet to come.

People are living in plenty in the US not paying attention to the signs of the times.  As Hitler gains followers and power, people are misled to believe all he says.

This is a time of history, where the world starts to crumble both physically and spiritually.

This is a really good book and helps to awaken your thoughts to see things around you unfold.

Very interesting read!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Amish Teacher's Gift AND GIVEAWAY!

This was the first book that I have read and reviewed for this author and I loved it. 

Ada is a teacher in a special needs Amish school.  The incidents the author writes about aren't glossed over but very accurate in how it is to have a special needs child and that they can be very difficult at times.  I know this first hand.  That honesty came through and appealed to me, personally.  I enjoyed the characters and the experiences that they shared and the not always perfect lives they led.  They had issues to overcome and to deal with.  Made it real!  Made it believable.

I really loved reading this book and hope I will have a chance to read many more from this very talented author.

I received an ebook copy of this book from the author.  All thoughts are my own.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

An Unexpected Redemption by Davalynn Spencer

The second in a 2 book series called Front Range Brides was a sweet and very interesting book by Davalynn Spencer.

Elizabeth finds herself abandoned by a husband more interested in the gold mines then in her and returns to her hometown planning on finding her own way.  She meets the sheriff, Garrett, and their first encounter does not make a good impression.

As their paths intertwine and they find themselves interacting together, they both hold back something of their past they aren't yet willing to share and be open about.

This book is really a good book.  I even like the cover as she does fit the time period.  A lot of the historical covers I have been seeing have "modern" looking women, with modern make-up and hair styles.  This one fits the time and the book.

I have enjoyed both books of this series, and can't wait till another book comes out from this same author.

I received an ebook copy of this book from the author.  All thoughts are my own.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Sanctuary by David and Beverly Lewis

Melissa James has a good life, or does she?  There are underlying things from her past that are keeping her alert, aware and afraid.

This mystery is a page turner and a very captivating read.  It's a book that once you start it, you can't put it down.  I read it in one sitting.  It's really good.  And it keeps you guessing as to who she should trust till the very end.

As she finds some peace at an Amish and Mennonite community, she also worries for those who befriend her.

Although this book was published quite some years ago, it is contemporary in every way.

I enjoyed this book very much!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Edith and the Mysterious Stranger (Audible Version) By Linda Weaver Clarke Narrated by Carolyn Kashner

Just love listening to Linda's Audible books!  She has chosen a great narrator and I have enjoyed this and other Audible books that she has narrated.  Audible books are great for busy people like me, who don't always have time or free hands to "turn the pages".  It's nice to have someone do that for me.

This was another sweet romance by Linda Weaver Clarke and book 2 to her Bear Lake Family Saga does not disappoint.  I have been enjoying this series and happy that I was given a chance to read these books.

Edith is an educated woman who is very particular about men.  She doesn't wait to get to know the inner man if the first or second encounter with this person are not what she expects.  Knowing this, her secret admirer decides that he would like her to get to know him before she has the chance to reject him.  As he finds his own way to court her, she finds herself enthralled with this mysterious man who has not revealed his identity to her.  Will he have better success than the others who have attempted to court this interesting woman?  You will need to read this one for yourself and I am sure that you will enjoy it. 

I hope that I will be able to read this entire series.  

Disclosure: I received this ebook from the author for my honest review which I have given.

First Love Forever Romance Collection by Susanne Dietze, Cynthia Hickey, Marcia Gruver, Carrie Fancett Pages, Martha Rogers, Lorna Seilstad, Connie Stevens, Jennifer Uhlarik

Here's a collection of very sweet love stories about "first loves".  There is always something special about first loves, something you never forget about.  These stories are interesting and uplifting.

The authors are well-known and blend well into a 9 part collection that make for a very enjoyable read.  They are historical in nature and range from 1861-1910.

Each story is a story of rekindled love of the past.  I love the idea of the book and the contents of it.  I enjoyed reading each one!

I received a copy of this book from one of the authors.  All thoughts are my own.