Monday, July 29, 2019

An Amish Spring by Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Vannetta Chapman

I really enjoyed these 3 stories and loved that they were all faith-promoting and inspiring in their content.  These are three of my fave authors.  And this book left me feeling happy.  Love happy endings, love stories of faith and love of family.

These stories were previously published in three other books, An Amish Cradle, An Amish Year and An Amish Garden and are now in a different compilation.

Enjoyed the stories and the authors' work.

Friday, July 26, 2019

The Healing Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Loved this book by Wanda Brunstetter.  Book 3 in the series of The Prayer Jars was excellent. Lenore Lapp feels she has pretty much missed the marriageable time of her life when widower Jesse and sweet daughter Cindy appear in town.

I love the characters in this story and as Lenore tends for Jesse's daughter, they become friends as she learns to love the sweet little one in her care.  During this time Lenore finds the jar filled with scriptures, thoughts and feelings which were placed by someone long ago.  Who wrote these?  No one seems to know.

This story has some interesting twists and turns.  You will enjoy it especially if you have read The previous books and followed the family through each.

Very nice story.  Great author.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Fire Games by Lorana Hoopes

This was a different book for this author! It is the first book in a new Series called The Men of Fire Beach.  It's the story of  the character, Cassidy Marcel from the reality show story "Who wants to Marry A Cowboy?"  I really enjoyed that book and was excited to see Cassidy in this book.

It's a good Christian read and the author is very talented.  Firefighters and police officers bring action into any book as they did here.  Cassidy is a fire fighter who actively participates in her work.  The book is very entertaining and lots of action to keep your interest.  There is action, suspense and romance.  A great combo and a great read!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.  All thoughts are my own.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower

This was a new and refreshing mystery story and a part of the Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series.  This was actually the first of this series that I have read.  But I am definitely going back to see what I have missed.  I love a cozy mystery and this was a unique one that I truly enjoyed.  It was fun and entertaining throughout!

I received an ebook copy from NetGalley.  All thoughts are my own.

A Family For Gracie by Amy Lillard

I haven't yet read an Amish book written by this author that I absolutely haven't loved.  They are all just "plain" wonderful!  The characters were well-developed and the book was well paced as the changes in the lives of Matthew and Gracie took place.

I loved Gracie's personality.  I thought she was amazing and had wonderful qualities, yet was not afraid to speak her mind when she felt it was needed.  She had a lot of faith in God's path for her and those she came to care about deeply.

This was a genuinely good read, a clean and inspiring book.  Loved it!

I received an ebook from the author.  All thoughts are my own.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Muddy by Dean Hughes

I was immediately taken in by this book. It's my first book from this author and yes, I will be reading the sequel!

I totally enjoyed this historical novel of the experiences of faithful LDS as they followed the call that they were given by church leaders.  It made me aware of the struggles, the faith and sometimes wavering faith as they gathered to go, to endure, to make changes and uproot themselves from their hard work.

This book was very enlightening and interesting with a very human touch as to the deep feelings and emotional and physical struggles that went on at this time.  I highly recommend it!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Until The Mountains Fall by Connilyn Cossette

Honestly, I never thought I would want to read Biblical fiction, but this author has it down!  The research that goes into this series is phenomenal.  I have loved this series and this book just added on to the already fantastic books of The Cities of Refuge Series.

Rivkah is a recent widow whose father has arranged a marriage to her deceased husband's brother.  A type of arrangement known as a Levirate marriage where she is to marry the brother of her husband.  She is not happy...  And she flees the city of Kedesh where she lives.  Eventually her heart changes and .... well, you will need to read it!  Can't give it all away.

The book is so fascinating it will be impossible to lay down.  You'll love reading this book!  It brings Biblical times to life.  It's so interesting to find yourself there in those days and the different culture and lives that these people lived.  It was a well-crafted book you will want to share with all your friends!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley.  All thoughts are my own.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse

This is a part of the Daughters of the Mayflower series as it follows the family of William Lytton as the years proceed from the Mayflower sailing to the Pony Express days.  This has been a great series and I have followed it from the beginning of the series.  I don't want to quit reading them as they are very interesting and I love the historical content.

I love when a book takes place in an area where I have either lived or visited as does this one in the Utah territory.  Jack,as she is nicknamed, takes good care of her Pony Express stop after the death of her father.  She's a woman doing a man's job in a man's world and does a great job at it.

The book has history, genealogy, and romance and western excitement!  This is a wonderful addition to the series!  The characters are wonderful!

I really enjoyed this story and highly recommend it!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and NetGalley and was under no obligation to post a review.