Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Love Impossible by J.E.B.Spredemann

Love Impossible was exactly that. Sarah's life suddenly has a major turn-around and she finds herself in a completely unexpected situation causing her to have to turn to God to find the answer to her extremely difficult dilemma.

Each decision impacts those she loves.  As a result she finds God and finds a way to continue her life.

I enjoyed this book and really wondered what was she going to do with this very difficult situation.  I read it in one sitting.  Really liked how it kept me on the edge on my seat.

You'll love it!

You can find it here at this link.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Christmas At Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard

I am loving the Promise Lodge series and enjoyed this book so much.  It is a great book to get anyone into the Christmas mood.  Charlotte Hubbard is such a good author.  Her characters are unique and so interesting that it is hard to stop reading the books.  She is amongst my favorite Amish authors and I hope to read as many of her books as I can.

The Promise Lodge is about a new start-up Amish community and the trials, happiness and struggles that come with it, and some sweet romance to add to the mix.

This light and fun read will be a great addition to any reader's collection of Amish books.  Ms. Hubbard knows the Amish and has some very good insights to the day to day life of this group of people.  I am very anxious for the next book in the series!  Can't wait!

I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

You can find this book at Amazon!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Barely Above Water by Gail Pallotta

This book was really, really good.  So different than most of the books that I have read lately, so a nice and very interesting read, to say the least.  A young woman gives up a job and home to move to another location where she feels God has lead her to help her with the mysterious health issues she has been dealing with.  Starting up a new life when health is causing so many problems is difficult at best.  

Having had no success with conventional medical help she seeks another route, hoping for better results.  

This was a very thought provoking book for me as I have also dealt with health issues that are still unresolved.  The story is faith promoting and a good reminder to trust in the Lord in all things.  

Great book, and I loved it!

I received an Ebook version from the author for my honest review which I have given.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Breaking Barriers by Gail Pallotta

I was really happy to be able to have an opportunity to read this book.  When Christian churches are under attack, and Christians band together to resolve the threats and violence, Ann finds herself being stalked by someone.  The book gave some wonderful descriptive detail of the trip in the Everglades.  The story, set in coastal Florida, was enthralling and I found myself reading through to the end without stopping.  I think you will enjoy this book which has mystery, romance, suspense and danger with a Christian theme.

I received an e-book copy of this book from the author for my honest review, which I have given.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

An Amish Harvest Four Novellas

I received this book a week or two ago and have not been able to put it down.  I don't always care for novellas as much as full length books because occasionally the characters are not as well developed.  But in these stories, each one was unique and special in its own way.  I loved the detail of each story and the way it left me feeling that I was so happy that I was able to read this wonderful book.

I highly recommend it to all of you who enjoy Amish fiction.  I will continue to read books written by all of these authors!

I received this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given.

Amish Quilts Giftable Inspiration Along With Quilting Tips Richard Brunstetter, Sr. and Wanda E. Brunstetter

I got this beautiful book in today's mail and wanted to review it as soon as I could.  The photos of the many quilts are just amazing.  The patterns are colorful and very appealing.  Makes me want to fly to Ohio to get one of these beautiful pieces of Amish artwork and creativity.  Each pages as a scriptural passage and a quilting tip for the reader.  All I can say is BEAUTIFUL.  I would treasure such a beautiful quilt.  But it is very nice to be able to have such an exquisite book!  Thank you, Richard and Wanda Brunstetter!

I received this book from the author, and although not required to review, have chosen to do so.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The book I am reviewing today is a children's book.  I have read one of her books before.  This book is all about what your life would have been had you been born in another time and in a different place.  It's a great way for kids to learn about history, culture and all of the differences you might experience had you lived then or there.  There is a glossary in the back which teaches new terms to children.

The book is another in a wonderful collection of children's books.  I recommend it for your children!  And the illustrations are very nice!

You can find this book here!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Ties that Bind by Cindy Woodsmall

This is the first book of the Amish of Summer Grove Series and I just really enjoyed this.  It was about a young man, Quill, who was luring the Amish away from their community and helping them to start life with the "English".  Arianna Brenneman is trying her hardest to try to prevent more of this from happening, especially with immediate family members.  

It is an amazing story, definitely a different theme than many of the others that I have read.  I highly recommend this one!  Loved it!!!!  Cindy Woodsmall is one of the first authors whose Amish books I originally started reading and will always be a favorite Amish author of mine.

I was given an ebook version of this book from NetGalley for my honest review.

You can snag a copy at this link.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Her Lost Love by Linda Weaver Clarke (Audible Version)

I always love a good Audible book because then I can read and multi-task.  I was really happy to read book 5 in the Amelia Moore Detective Series, because I had really enjoyed the others.  This one did not disappoint.  Narrator Diane Lehman was an enjoyable narrator and very expressive.

Ms. Clarke's books are always a good and clean read.   It is a fun cozy mystery and I love how it brings in the area in St. George, Utah, which I am so familiar with.  Ms. Clarke always makes you feel as though you are right there enjoying the scenery and the surroundings.

I loved how Rick and Amelia work so well together, have their bucket lists, and seem to always get into a few tight fixes.  I really enjoyed the book, loved the fact that it was audible and could listen without turning a page!

Great book!  You can grab a copy here!

The Author:
I received an Audible version of this book from the author for my honest review which I have given.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Texas Maker by Eric M. Nishimoto

This book by Eric M. Nishimoto is also illustrated by him, as well.  beautiful artistry for a well researched novella.  The story is based on historical fact, mixed with some of the authors words to make an interesting and appealing story.  The story appeals to me as I also have founding fathers as ancestors in Karnes county, Texas.

For this founding father and historical figure, whose name is given to the Texas county, this is a great way to carry on his memory.  Good read!

Monday, August 1, 2016

A Different Beautiful by Courtney Westlake

This was an amazing story of an amazing family and the things they learned about life and God and human nature.  The daughter of the author, Brenna, was born with a rare and life threatening skin disorder that changed the entire lives of this family.  As their child went through countless trials, the author recounts these experiences and the things they learned that could have driven them apart, but rather brought them together to do the best they could to help their daughter thrive and have as good a quality of life as she possibly could.

This book was really good.  I felt as though I could relate to this family in many ways.  Courtney's insights were really wonderful.  In one part of the book she uses a picture puzzle as an analogy and teaching moment for her son.  And the letter she wrote to him as he goes to his first day of preschool will really make you think.  I loved it.

I received this book from the publisher for my honest review which I have given.

You can find your copy here.