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.

Friday, April 17, 2015

After A Fashion by Jen Turano

I was ready for a good story and laugh.  I got both in this book.  I was even quite surprised how the book ended.  Oliver and Harriett's story was a delight.  I read this on a cruise and I was so happy I packed this book.  I enjoyed every page.

Buford is a great addition to the story.......he is an unexpected hero!  I'll be looking for more books by Ms. Turano in the future....maybe a sequel with Harriett's  friends?

The Creole Princess by Beth White

This was a delightful book of mystery and intrigue.  I learned so much about that time period....I didn't know that much about this subject manner.  Lyse And Rafa had a love that slowly developed over time.  Enjoyed their story as well as the historical background.  Beautifully written.  I have never read anything by Beth White before but I will in the future.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Great Read!

Anna's Crossing by Suzanne Woods Fisher


I go through spells where I don't pick up a book for a few days....maybe weeks. This book was sitting on my nightstand and I had every intention to start it. How I regret that I took so long to start this remarkable book about Anna. I was swept away by her journey. God had a plan for Anna. She trusted the Lord with all her being and he was faithful. I read this in two days. Great book. Highly recommend!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Where Trust Lies by Janette Oke

Just finished a delightful book by Janette Oke.  It is a story that the  Hallmark’s When Calls the Heart series is based on.   I read this in one night.  I didn’t want to put the book down.   I love Beth and her concern for others.  Jarrick is what every girl dreams for in a beau and he even wears an uniform.  The book took a turn that I didn’t expect.  It had me turning page to page hoping for a good outcome.  I highly recommend this book.

I received this book free from Revell to review.  I’m so glad I was lucky to get my hands onthis one.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Important life stories - It's Not Who You Know, It's Who you Are From Winners

I received this book free to review. I had never heard of Pat Williams. I am not a basketball fan. I enjoyed reading this book. I felt that the stories were relevant to anyone's life. You didn't have to be a sports enthusiast to enjoy reading this. I would recommend this for young people.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Trouble With Patience

I read a lot of books. I started this book and thought "okay,,,,same story, predictable characters."  I was wrong.  I loved it.  I started to like Patience right away.  She could have lived her life easier by staying with her mother.  She was driven to make more out of her life.  She was determined to be a success in her business.  She was kind to others and a good friend to all.  This book was more than just a romance.  I enjoyed the many facets to this story.

I received this book free to review.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden

Really enjoyed this book. It was more than just a romance. Storyline behind romance was quite interesting. I loved Anna. She was strong and vulnerable. She was just what Luke needed. He was just right for her. Thank you for not writing the typical story. This is a must to read!


I received this free from Bethany Books to review.  I would have paid for this book.

The Amish Twins Next Door

I loved Deborah and her two boys.  She thought her life was complete. She was convinced that GOD's plan was for her to remain single and...