Friday, May 29, 2015

Hearts Made Whole by Jody Hedlund

Another excellent book by Jody Hedlund! I literally consumed this book in one day. I anxiously turned one page after another to see what was going to happen with Caroline and Ryan. I was not disappointed. I can't wait to read more by this wonderful author. I highly recommend this book.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Heart of the Amish by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Forgiveness as the subject manner is a difficult book to get through.  Everyone holds on to anger or resentment about something.  But the key is to learn how to forgive and move on with your life.  I particularly enjoyed how each chapter started with an Amish proverb.  We have a lot to  learn from the Amish.   It did make me think of the events and people who I still had not forgiven.   To not to forgive is "a choice".   

I need to rethink my choices to hold on to grudges, to be revengeful and to be angry.  Life can be so much better to let go and just "FORGIVE".   This is not an easy task.  

Easy to read book.   Examples of forgiveness were excellent.   I loved the study guide after each chapter.  Powerful subject matter.  


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Love's Rescue by Christine Johnson

"To be forgiven,we must forgive."  

I couldn't put this book down.   Elizabeth's journey into womanhood teaches her compassion and forgiveness.  She must learn to forgive herself as well as others.  A wonderful love story with a very important message.  Rourke and Elizabeth's love story is one I will remember for awhile.

This book is part of the Keys of Promise Series.  I can not wait to read the next one.  I highly recommend this book!

Monday, May 25, 2015

As Love Blooms by Lorna Seilstad

An enjoyable book. I had no clue this was part of a series. I didn't read the first two books but it didn't really matter. It brings us to a time when women could not vote and were limited in career choices. Should a woman not be her true self in order to marry? The women characters in this book had to make difficult choices and sometimes suffered the consequences. Tessa was very adventurous and ambitious. She tried so hard to be true to herself and others. It didn't always work out as she planned.