Monday, October 25, 2021

Honor in the Mountain Refuge by Misty M. Beller (Call of the Rockies Series)

Another winner by Misty Beller!  This was an amazing and heartwarming story.  You see some characters from the last book of the series and there is a wonderful continuation.  The story tells of Telipe, who we met in the last book as having been taken captive by the Blackfoot warriors.  However, we find out a little more that started to transpire from that event.  A beautiful story develops and as with each of the author's books, there is action and adventure, and some trials and struggles along the way. And of course, some romance! And I absolutely love the characters, Chogan and Telipe being the characters that the story revolves around.

So this book was wonderful and I always look forward to each and every book this author writes.  There is so much history to learn from and amazing stories.  You won't want to miss this excellent series.  It is very good reading!

I received a copy of this book from the author and was not required to post a positive review.  All thoughts are my own

Sunday, October 24, 2021

The Pretender by Jennifer Spredemann

This was book 9 of the Amish Country Brides series by Jennifer Spredemann.  It was an engaging and fun read.  Poor Amy Troyer, whose fiance left to join the Englisch, with or without her.  After he returns to their Amish district after a 2 year departure, Amy discovers that he is engaged.  She talks to Nathaniel about having a pretend courtship with her in the hopes that it will make former fiance, Toby jealous.  Perhaps even to get them back together.

What happens between them is heartwarming and then Toby returns and decides he wants to have her back.  Now Amy has to decide what is best for her future.  The book has an interesting twist that will catch you by surprise!  

This book was a great addition to the series and as with each of the earlier books, a great read that you will totally enjoy!  The author is very talented and brings good Christian values to each of her books.  And of course, Sammy was there to add some helpful advice to those who need it.

I received a copy of this book from the author with no requirement to give a positive review.  All thoughts are my own.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Christmas in Mistletoe Square: Christmas Romance Novella Collection by Cara Putman, Teresa Tysinger, Pepper Basham and Janine Rosche

This book contains four stories written by four amazing authors that wrote enjoyable and cohesive stories revolving around a town called Kedgewick Creek in North Carolina.  This book is a contemporary romance for four couples.  The stories are unique and very interesting and will put you in a happy holiday mood.

Being a former drama major and fan, there was a story which was about the town theater and the struggles of a couple as they work through a difficult rocky road in their relationship.

The authors are Christian authors and so the stories all reflect this along with themes of forgiveness of things which occurred in their past and hope for things yet to come.  The four stories are each unique from one another, yet blend together so well as the book progresses.  I enjoyed it very much.

I received a copy from the authors with no expectation of a positive review.  All thoughts are my own.

One Good Word A Day by Julie Fisk, Kendra Roehl, Kristin Demery

It didn't take me too many pages of reading this to know that I loved this book.  I read each page and felt  the sweet peace it gave.  I read the personal vignettes and pictured myself in their place and loved the examples of truth they shared with me, the reader.

I especially enjoyed the example given of a child with a bad dream, coming to the mother's bed for comfort and peace.  And how this compared to our relying on God as our comforter and going to Him at the time of our needs with our worries and life's day to day concerns.

This book warms the heart and brings peaceful thoughts to your mind as you read it.  I loved each page and the feelings it brought to my heart.  There are scriptures that apply to the stories and and the end of the day's Word or thoughts, there is a prompt for "One Good Step".  These are suggestions as to how you can implement these suggestions and lessons into your life.  

I highly recommend this book to bring you happier days and peace with all that life gives you.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and was not required to give a positive review.  All thoughts are my own.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Inventions of God (and Eva) by Dave Connis and illustrated by Amy Domingo

 I love how this book teaches that we are all created in God's image and that we are his sons and daughters.  And although Eva's creations that she loves to invent aren't quite as those of God's, it shows that we can all do things of value and things that bring joy to ourselves and others.  And sometimes as humans we need to try and try again to make things just a little better each time.  And sometimes the things she/we invent are not all that great.  But not to give up! We are still OK!  

I think this book shares and teaches lots of good values.  And not to give up if we are not perfect on the first try.  Just keep trying and that God is there for us!

I received a copy of this book from Waterbrook and Multnomah and was not required to write a positive review.  All thoughts are my own.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

As Dawn Breaks by Kate Breslin

This is an amazing historical fiction taking place during the Great War in 1918 England.  Rose is a munitions worker facing a marriage to someone that her uncle arranged for his personal benefit, not hers.  As a terrible explosion literally  rocks her world at the munition factory she takes the place of her best friend who perishes in the explosion. This transfer of identities brings Rose unexpected days of fear, secrecy and a chance to leave behind the fiance that she has no desire to marry.  

Her new life also brings great fear of discovery and lots of unexpected danger. She worries that she will get all tangled in the web of lies that she has had to tell.

This book was so intriguing, I couldn't put it down.  Her adventures were quite thrilling as you watch to see if the goals she has will come to fruition.  She hopes to rescue her brothers from an uncle who has no concern for them except in how they will profit him.

You really start to love the Baird family and how they care for one another.  I can't say enough about this wonderful book.  You will just want to read this and enjoy it for yourself!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and was not required to post a positive review.  All thoughts are my own.

Freedom's Song by Kim Vogel Sawyer

 This wonderful book launched today!  You can get it here! You will love it.