December 23, 2012

Review: A Kingsbury Collection

Book Title: A Kingsbury Collection
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction,
Publisher: Multnomah Books
Pub Date: October 2, 2012
Book Source: Received for Honesty Review
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Synopsis:
Where Yesterday Lives:
Ellen Barrett is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist with an uncertain marriage, a forgotten faith, and haunting memories of her picturesque hometown and the love she left behind. The eldest of five siblings, she longs for the time, long ago, when they were a happy family. Now Ellen’s beloved father is dead, and she returns to her childhood home to make peace–with the people who still live there, with the losses and changes that time has wrought, and with the future God has set before her.

When Joy Came to Stay:
Maggie Stovall is one of the golden people. She has it all together...at least on the surface. Ben Stovall is a godly husband and successful attorney. He has no idea of the darkness about to overtake his life. Amanda Joy is a child of society–abused, broken, thrown away. But her trust in God is still alive. When Joy Came to Stay is the heart-wrenching story of one woman’s descent into the shadows of depression, her husband’s search for understanding, and a precious child’s unwavering faith.

On Every Side:
Faith Evans is an up-and-coming newscaster, a woman of honor and integrity who must take a stand against the one man she never imagined would be her enemy. A beloved, hundred-year-old statue of Jesus stands in a small-town park–but some say it’s a clear violation of separation of church and state that must come down. Jordan Riley is a powerful attorney fighting for human rights and against God, but still reckoning with bitter boyhood losses. Amid political intrigue, social injustice, and personal conflicts, will love be enough when the battle rages on every side?
My Thoughts:
I enjoyed all three stories in this book. I was with emotional though out the book. The first book is about learning to deal with death of a love one and learn to get though your marriage struggles of your marriage that you when though.

The second book talks about depression and a bit about marriage struggles. This book also talks about telling the truth and adoption. This is quite  a story and about foster care as well.

The third story is about death as well and learning to trusting in good.

Sorry for the lack on this it was hard to come up for each one and I really can not come with more.

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Note: "I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."

December 14, 2012

Attention to all Readers and Followers

I have not been inoring you at all. I have been busy celeabrating the holidays and other stuff are coming and I  am keep tabs and trying to check in. I also have been reading books for review. At the moment I am in a middle of a 3-1 book called "A Kingsbury Collection" and in "Charles Towne Belles Trilogy". I will post the review for both as soon as I finish the book. One is a review book. I will be updating my blog in a little while with a new layout for Winter. I hope you have a great and wonderful Christmas. I do have some Christmas books read for the season. You may check it out. I plan to post a review on a book called "Small Town Love".

To Authors:

I know I have a few books on my nook that I have put my nook to read. I plan to read them and review as soon as I get some time to do so. Also if I have accepted and I do not have it on my nook. I will need redownload it. This is because at the moment my other compter is may be down. I tried to get on it last weekend and I have no success. I am working hard on all books to read and review. At the moment I am using my laptop and I may not have all of your books that you sent. I will redownload the ones can if I still have the orginal e-mail that you or your publisher sent me. I will beable to get the one that were on Smashwords and I know so are on my nook so I know that I have a few and I did keep a few e-mails not many but please if you can resend them the email you sent me before with the book I will glad keep them. I hoping that i have them on my backup jumpdrive. I will post more of the ones I do not have in few days and work though this.

Sorry for the incovenice. Sorry for the lack of post though I am here and working hard on it. Happy Holidays to all and Have a Happy New Year. I will be here it just my not respond right away and I enjoy my family company on the holidays and on Christmas.

Merry Christmas
Lindsay

November 18, 2012

Review: Christmas in Apple Ridge

Book Title: Christmas in Apple Ridge
Author: Cindy Woodsmall
Genres: Fiction, Amish, Christmas, Amish Fiction, Collection, Series, Christian Fiction,
Series: Apple Ridge
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Pub Date: October 9, 2012 (576 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Received it for an Honesty Review
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Synopsis:
Experience the holidays with the Plain folk of Apple Ridge, Pennsylvania, in these touching novellas centered around love, romance, heartache, and restoration from best-selling author Cindy Woodsmall.

The Sound of Sleigh Bells:
Beth Hertzler is unable to let go of a past tragedy, but when she discovers a large, intricately carved scene of Amish children playing in the snow, something deep inside Beth’s soul responds. Determined that her niece meet the gifted artist, her aunt tracks him down, but it’s not that simple – will Jonah be able to offer Beth the sleigh ride she’s always dreamed of and a second chance at real love?

The Christmas Singing:
Mattie thought her childhood sweetheart adored her until he abruptly ended their engagement on Christmas Eve. Brokenhearted, Mattie moves away and pursues her longtime dream of becoming a cake decorator, and even finds a new beau. But when Mattie is forced to return home three years later, will learning the truth behind Gideon’s rejection restore her Christmas joy – or open the door to even deeper heartbreak?
   
The Dawn of Christmas:
Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it’s time to come home and settle down. Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance. To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan—but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down. Can they let go of their prejudices, learn to trust each other, and embrace a future together?


My Thoughts:
This book has 3 stories in one. I enjoyed them all. The three stories are connected to the previous story in this book. It also mentions Aden and Annie in the last story called "The Dawn of Christmas".

The first story in the book in about Beth Hertzler and somewhat about her aunt Lizzy. The story revels some secrets throughout the book and a romance forms between Beth and Jonah. Will Beth take a chance at second love. Read to find out. You could read the the book called "The Sound of Sleigh Bells" to read about Beth and Jonah and Beth's aunt Lizzy.

The second story is about Mattie and Gideon. Mattie is living in Ohio for some time but something happen to bring her home to Apple Ridge. Her cousin Beth and Lizzy wedding. Though coming home will Mattie learn the truth of Gideon's break in the engagement on Christmas eve. Well they get back together. To find out what happens you can read it or you could read the book called "The Christmas Singing". You can read about Gideon and Mattie and about Lizzy and Beth weddings.

The third story is about Sadie and Levi. Levi is a cousin to Beth and Mattie in someway. Sadie and Levi do not trust the other gender. Though the way they met is somewhat strange that Sadie came and found him laying in the hay-field hurt. Can Sadie and Levi let go of their prejudices and learn to trust each other. You also get to hear about Lizzy and Beth and also about Mattie. There the other couple that is mention that is Aden and Annie. You can read about Aden and Annie story in the book called "The Scent of Cherry Blossoms". If you want to read about Sadie and Levi you can be getting the book called "The Dawn of Christmas".

If you want all three of the stories you can get this book called "Christmas in Apple Ridge".

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Note: "I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."

November 2, 2012

Review: Last Plane out of Paris: Collectors Edition

Book Title: Last Plane out of Paris: Collectors Edition
Author: Paul Moxham
Genre: Action, WWII, Adventure, Romance,
Book Source: Won in a Giveaway (E-book)

Synopsis:
When the Germans invade France in June 1940, two British officers parachute into the country in an attempt to rescue a French aircraft designer, a man whose designs could decide the fate of the upcoming war.

With the help of the French resistance they manage to get their man, but are pursued by enemy agents who blow up the rescue plane. With no other options, and with the full force of the German Army heading their way, the team decide to make their way to Paris, where allied forces still remain in control.

And so the desperate race to get to Paris before the Germans begins. Follow them as they escape a burning barn, get swept into a raging river, and survive a tank attack. Read with bated breath as they try to escape the clutches of a traitor, have the Gestapo breathing down their neck, and much more!

Blending fact with fiction, this account of one of the darkest days of World War 2, told through the eyes of two British airmen, is a rip roaring novel that will have readers eagerly turning the pages in an attempt to find out the vital question - will the British airmen get to Paris before the Germans?


My Thoughts:
This story starts out slow at first. Though once things get going it non stop action. It felt like what going to happen to these two agents. Though it was something. British Airmen have a mission to do but we are not told until they reach the France Resistance  Though though out the whole  thing they  spect one person and they hold the spies with them think it the other person.

Things to got from bad to worse but how are the German getting the information  Though things are getting more execting has the book goes on. Their original mission is failed though they get a new mission. The new mission is to save a person that is to land in England. I am so in to this book for it give you sence of what happening before the United States enter the WWII.

I am looking forward to find out more about this even though it part fiction and part fact. I am waitting to see if there another book to follow.

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October 26, 2012

Review: Her Reason to Stay

Book Title: Her Reason to Stay
Author: Anna Adams
Series: Twins #19Welcome to Honesty #3
Genres: Romance, Family
Publisher: Harlequin
Pub Date: June 10, 2008 (250 pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Download for Free

Synopsis:
Daphne Soder has come to Honesty, Virginia, to find the twin sister she was separated from at adoption. And it's here in this unlikely small town that she can make a fresh start. First she has to come clean about her past. But truthfulness has a price. If she confesses all, she could lose Patrick Gannon, the single father who's already staking a claim to her heart. Can she make the leap of faith? Together with Patrick's son and her sister, they could create the family they both want. All he has to do is give her a reason to stay....
My Thoughts:
This is lovely story. I read this book early some time in year. It was a wonderful story and I really enjoyed it and it had my heart.

Daphne went looking for her twin sister who was adopted though out it did she get what she been searching for. She find a single father with a son. Does she get the family. Patrick give her a reason to stay. To find out you need to read it for yourself and decide.

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Review: The Cowboy's Secret Twins

Book Title: The Cowboy's Secret Twins
Author: Carla Cassidy
Genres: Romance
Series: Silhouette Romantic Suspense, Top Secret Deliveries #2
Publisher: Harlequin
Pub Date: November 1, 2009 (216 pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Download for Nook for Free

Synopsis:
One cold December night, Henry James Randolf III wanted to escape. His money, his heritage, his lonely life. But when the blizzard drove the sexy Melissa Monroe into his arms he made sure to avoid that trap, too.A year later, when she shows up at his Texas ranch with adorable twin boys, he can't believe his eyes. The boys look just like him. Was their night of passion a premeditated snare or a Christmas surprise? But when shots ring out, his instincts take over. He'll stop at nothing to keep Melissa and the boys safe. And he just may recognize where his true wealth lies, if it isn't too late for them all.
My Thoughts:

I know this book clearly as if I read it yesterday. I loved this book and it so loving. For Henry come to the door Melissa is surprised. Though she does not know she is going straight to her boys father place. There a mystery to it all. Though I loved this Henry's mother is something.

This is a wonderful book to pick up  and read. You enjoy it and cost nothing. You can get it free.


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Review: A Very Special Delivery

Book Title: A Very Special Delivery
Author: Linda Goodnight 
Genres: Romance, Christian Fiction, Family
Series: Love Inspirational Romance #349
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Pub Date: May 1, 2006 (250 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Download from Barnes and Noble for Nook for Free

Synopsis:
It was the surprise of a lifetime for recluse Molly McCreight when single dad Ethan Hunter entrusted her with his infant daughter while he delivered medicine to an elderly man during an ice storm. Past experience had taught Molly how fragile life could be, but she was touched by this stranger's faith in her abilities. Once the storm had passed, though, and her guests returned home, normalcy eluded Molly. The Hunters' presence had brought much-needed joy to her quiet world, but their absence threatened to crush her forever. Still, was she ready to admit that this tiny family held the key to the future she'd always secretly craved?
My Thoughts:
I read this in early in the year. From what I can remeber is that there a snowstorm and Ethan is looking for a place to have his daughter safe and sound until he can make it back after making his delievery. There so much going on.

Molly has a hard time with the infant and she can not come with her faith until it a strangers. She is always wanted to a family and does she get it or not. you will need to read to find out.

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Review: Having His Child

Book Title: Having His Child
Author: Amy J. Fetzer
Genres: Romance
Series: The Baby Bank #5, Silhouette Desire #1383, Series
Pub Date: March 21, 2011
Book Source: Download for my nook which is a E-book for free

Synopsis:
A powerful, primal longing to be a mother enveloped Angela Justice. But her best friend, Dr. Lucas Ryder, intercepted the strong-willed unwed
beauty at the sperm bank door, insisting some things be left to passion. At his touch, her body
became a map of desire — and he traveled every inch, leaving her pleasured, exalted, and pregnant. Though Angela loved Lucas with a
ferocity that shook her, she vowed to shun his pledge of commitment... until her soul was certain of his true, eternal love!

My Thoughts:
It is about a romance and one having his child. Though they are friends. She want to make sure father is really is in love with her before telling him of his child. There more to it but I rather leave your wonder and that way you pick it up to read.

I read this in early of the year as well. Free to get I believe I got it though Freebookspot.com. It is by all mean free books for your nook or kindle.

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Review: Hide in Plain Sight

Book Title: Hide in Plain Sight
Author: Marta Perry
Genres: Christian, Fiction, Mystery, Christian Fiction, Romance, Series
Series: The Three Sisters Inn #1, Love Inspired Suspense #65
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Pub Date:  August 7, 2007 (250 Pages, E-book)
Book Source: Bought from Barnes and Noble for free

Synopsis:
She couldn't turn her back on her family in their time of need. So when her sister was injured, financial expert Andrea Hampton traded the big city for Amish country to help turn her grandmother's house into an inn.

But life with the Plain People took a treacherous turn when a string of accidents and pranks threatened her family. Someone didn't want the secrets the old house harbored to come to light. Trusting anyone-- even the handsome carpenter who seemed so genuine--was a battle for Andrea, but her life depended on her ability to find the truth.


My Thoughts:
I read this way in the beginning of the year. So forgive me if I can not remember much about it. It been that long since i read the book.

I know that i enjoyed it and that the romance is something. I know she is trying to find the truth about something what that a surprise to find out by reading. I know it a free on barnes and Noble and I still think it might be. If you want you could read it and it cost you nothing and also it about amish a bit and a mystery mixed in as well.

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October 24, 2012

Review: Trouble with Cowboys

Book Title:  Trouble with Cowboys
Author: Denise Hunter 
Genres: Romance, Christian, Fiction, Cowboys, Western,Christian Fiction
Series: A Big Sky Romance # 3
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pub Date: October 2, 2012 (304 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: I got for review from BookSqueeze in a form of an E-book

Synopsis:
Only one pair of boots-and the cowboy wearing them-can get Annie out of the mess she's in. ""

Annie Wilkerson is Moose Creek's premiere horse trainer and equine columnist for "Montana Living." Money is tight as she tries to put her kid-sister through college and provide for her young nephew.

When Annie's column is cancelled, she's given first shot at a new lovelorn column-and she can't afford to turn it down. Only problem is . . . Annie's never been in love.

Always resourceful, she reluctantly strikes a deal with the town's smooth-talking ladies' man Dylan Taylor: She'll work with his ailing horse, Braveheart, if he'll help her answer the reader letters.

Working closely with Dylan is harder than Annie imagined, and she quickly realizes she may have misjudged him. But her unwavering conviction that cowboys are nothing but trouble has kept her heart safe for years. And she can't risk getting hurt now.

The more Annie tries to control things, the more they fall apart. Her feelings are spinning out of control, and her sister's antics are making life increasingly more difficult. Annie knows she needs to turn the reins over to God, but surrender has never come easily.

When Dylan reveals his feelings for her, Annie doesn't know what to trust-her head or her heart.

The trouble with "this" cowboy is that he might just be exactly what she needs.


My Thoughts:
This was a found read. It also got my emotions for what a surprising ending as well. Dylan and Annie have to struggle with their past to get though. Though Annie is more worried about her sister and nephew more so then what really is bothering her.

Though it all though they do find somethings. I suggest if you pick this one up you get some tissues. It reach the value of true love and having faith and letting go. Annie as though things needing to learn though out the book. Dylan need to learn somethings though most of it is Annie needing to learn to trust as well.

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Review: A Wreath of Snow

Book Title: A Wreath of Snow
Author: Liz Curtis Higgs
Genres: Holiday, Christmas, Christian, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance
Publisher:  WaterBrook Press
Pub Date: October 2, 2012 (224 Pages, Hardcover
Book Source: Recieved from WaterBrook Press for Honesty Review
About this Author: Website/ Bio/

Synopsis:
All Margaret Campbell wants for Christmas is a safe journey home. When her plans for a festive holiday with her family in Stirling crumble beneath the weight of her brother’s bitterness, the young schoolteacher wants nothing more than to return to the students she loves and the town house she calls home.

Then an unexpected detour places her in the path of Gordon Shaw, a handsome newspaperman from Glasgow, who struggles under a burden of remorse and shame.

When the secret of their shared history is revealed, will it leave them tangled in a knot of regret? Or might their past hold the threads that will bind their future together?

As warm as a woolen scarf on a cold winter’s eve, A Wreath of Snow is a tender story of love and forgiveness, wrapped in a celebration of all things Scottish, all things Victorian, and, especially, all things Christmas.


My Thoughts:
My I love this. It really keeps the holiday spirt a live. It is centered around Christmas season. Something happen about dozen years that though both Gordon  and Margret. I love this book because it bring in the historical fiction with a romance that blooms though out the book.

The Campbell's do not realize that they hold a grudge towards someone. There son is hiding something as well about this injury. Though it all things get cleared up and worked though since there train was abandon because of snow and something else.

If you enjoy historical fiction or looking for one during the holiday season. This one is quite a pick and you get  two in one with one.

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Note: "I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."

October 14, 2012

Review: Wildflowers From Winter

Book Title: Wildflowers From Winter
Author: Katie Ganshert
Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Woman Fiction
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Pub Date: May 8, 2012 (320 Pages, Paperback
Book Source: Received for Review
About the Author: Website/Twitter/

Synopsis:
Like the winter, grief has a season. Life returns with the spring.

A young architect at a prestigious Chicago firm, Bethany Quinn has built the life she dreamed of during her teen years in a trailer park. An unexpected interruption from her estranged mother reveals that tragedy has struck in her hometown and a reluctant Bethany is called back to rural Iowa.

Determined to pay her respects to her past while avoiding any emotional entanglements, she vows not to stay long. But the unexpected inheritance of five hundred acres of farmland and a startling turn of events in Chicago forces Bethany to come up with a new plan.

Handsome farmhand Evan Price has taken care of the Quinn farm for years. When Bethany is left the land, Evan must fight her decisions to realize his dreams. But even as he disagrees with Bethany’s vision, Evan feels drawn to her and the pain she keeps so carefully locked away.

For Bethany, making peace with her past and the God of her childhood doesn't seem like the path to freedom. Is letting go the only way to new life, love and a peace that she’s not even sure exists?

My Thoughts:
I had tear running down my cheeks a bit. The story was heartfelt throughout the whole book. It was very good and I can not wait for the second book that come out in 2013 called "Wishing on Willows."

This book is about letting go, facing your past, trusting god. It really is good and it captures all them though out book and struggles of each one. The book is mainly about Bethany. It also about Robin and Evan a bit. Things happen and you need to learn to trust and let go and face the past as it comes.

You still need to find your faith though this and learn to trust God with your struggles.

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October 8, 2012

Review: Daniel's Bride

Book Title: Daniel's Bride
Author: Linda Lael Miller
Genres: Romance, Western, Historical Romance
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pub Date: July 1, 2010 (400 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Download to Nook (E-Book)

Synopsis:
Jolie McKibben figured that when a woman has to choose between death and marriage to a total stranger, she must be in a desperate predicament. And Jolie, standing under the hot sun with a noose around her neck, surely was. But something -- the defiant lift of her chin or her frightened blue-green eyes -- had caught the attention of Daniel Beckham. He stopped the hanging by invoking the town's wedding ordinance and married the pretty "outlaw" on the spot.So Jolie's hide was saved...only her pride was wounded! Daniel didn't believe she was innocent, and he barely spoke on the drive out to his farm. Worse still, two desperados were on her trail, and she didn't dare confide her troubles to her new husband. Yet under the star-splashed Western sky, Jolie trembled whenever this rugged giant of a man came near. Now she hungered for his kisses, dreamed of his touch, and knew she would do anything a woman could to win his love -- to be, with her body and her soul, truly Daniel's bride.
My Thoughts:
Jolie is in a little trouble. She going to die if she doe not marry a man. Though the town people say she a part of the gang that stole money is she part of it or not. She must prove them that she did not have anything to do with the robbery.

Daniel comes along and saves her by saying he will marry her. He save her from being hung, Though he does he has his own troubles and struggles with losing his wife and unborn child. He also loss a daughter (I think) though not complete sure. It been a while since i read it.

Things start happening and getting interesting throughout the story. Can they work though it or do they break the marriage. Do they find the money that been stolen? Read it to find out.

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Review: A Season for Tending


Book Title: A Season for Tending
Author:  Cindy Woodsmall
Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Amish, Amish Fiction, Romance, Series
Series: Amish Vines and Orchards #1
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Pub Date: September 18, 2012 (352 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Won in a giveaway on Goodreads

Synopsis:
Old Order Amish Rhoda Byler’s unusual gift and her remarkable abilities to grow herbs and berries have caused many to think her odd. As rumors mount that Rhoda’s “gift” is a detriment to the community, she chooses isolation, spending her time in her fruit garden and on her thriving canning business.

Miles away in Harvest Mills, Samuel King struggles to keep his family’s apple orchard profitable. As the eldest son, Samuel farms with his brothers, the irrepressible Jacob and brash Eli, while his longtime girlfriend Catherine remains hopeful that Samuel will marry her when he feels financially stable.

Meanwhile, Samuel’s younger sister Leah is testing all the boundaries during her rumschpringe, and finds herself far from home in Rhoda’s garden after a night of partying gone badly. But Leah’s poor choices serve as a bridge between Rhoda and the King family when a tragic mistake in the orchard leaves Samuel searching for solutions.
Rhoda’s expertise in canning could be the answer, but she struggles with guilt over the tragic death of her sister and doesn’t trust herself outside her garden walls. As the lines between business, love, and family begin to blur, can Rhoda finally open up to a new life? And what effect will this odd, amazing woman have on the entire King family?
My Thoughts:
Ronda is having trouble letting go of her guilt. Though it all she meets Leah King. Ronda starts to see that her family struggle  But her dreams with her garden she will not let go. Sumuel starts having trouble with the apple orchard. Though Samuel is having some trouble he starts something with Ronda as partner with King's Orchard.

Samuel struggles with this family orchard. Things show that Ronda care about Samuel. For she goes after Samuel when something happens.

Things go from one thing to another. Is Ronda in love with Jakob or is god trying to get Samuel and Ronda together in another place. Where they will be working together ten hours away. To determine this it hard to say. For me I think God wants Samuel and Ronda together but the only way I will now is for the second book. Though there surprises and twist in this book.

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Review: Child of Promise

Book Title: Child of Promise
Author:  Kathleen Morgan
Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Series
Series: Brides of Culdee Creek #4
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Pub Date: March 1, 2002 (304 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Borrowed from the library

Synopsis:
Kathleen Morgan's books for the general market have earned rave reviews and hooked thousands of romance fans. Her first inspirational series, Brides of Culdee Creek, has proven successful as well. Woman of Grace and Lady of Light each climbed the CBA Marketplace best-selling fiction list. This new release, Child of Promise, is the final book in the series. Beth MacKay, the daughter of Culdee Creek's owner, returns home after completing medical school to take over the aging Doc Childress's practice. Reluctantly, her life and heart become entwined with that of Grand View's Episcopalian priest, Noah Starr. But Noah struggles with his faith and calling since his wife died and his daughter, Emily, was disabled with cerebral palsy due to the difficult birth. When Beth becomes embroiled in a spousal abuse case between two of Noah's parishioners, she encourages the battered woman to leave her husband for her own safety. Noah cautions the woman to try to work things out, and when the abuse ends in tragedy, it's the last straw for the already-doubtful priest. Despondent and shaken, he announces his resignation to the church. Only with Beth's faith and love, and a little help from the community, can Noah find his way back to the life and calling God has always intended for him.
My Thoughts:
This is so heartbreaking that it hard to believe it the final book in the series. Beth has her heart set on the priest in Grand View  Though she try to be not heartbroken by it. Beth goes to medical school. She hold a heartfelt past as well.

Noah is having struggles with his faith and calling once his wife dies and his daughter has disability from her birth. Noah grandmother help with letting Beth stay with them when she has some trouble with finding a place to stay.

Can things go the way they intend or do Noah and Beth find the love and the god they need and for Noah does he stay and learn that god is there for him and he is doing what god wanted him to do. Come read this series if you enjoy it. The first is emotional though the last.

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Review: Woman Of Grace

Book Title: Woman Of Grace
Author:  Kathleen Morgan
Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Series
Series: Brides of Culdee Creek #2
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Pub Date: June 1, 2000 (304 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Borrowed from the library

Synopsis:
Haunted by her shameful past, Hannah Cutler struggles to accept the love of Devlin McKay. Brides of Culdee Creek book 2.

Even though her name means "grace", Hannah Cutler struggles to accept true mercy and love—especially from Devlin MacKay, the only man who remembers her past as well as she does.

This sequel to Daughter of Joy weaves an honest, emotive tale of one woman's struggle to accept redeeming love. Hannah Cutler, a former prostitute, is trying to begin her life anew. But she struggles with the notion of being loved, even by the Lord of love whom she recently accepted as her Savior.

Devlin MacKay adds to Hannah's feelings of shame by unjustly blaming her for his own guilty past. But as Hannah becomes a Woman of Grace, Devlin is forced to confront his feelings for her and toward the God who has transformed her life.

My Thoughts:
Hannah has some trouble accepting her past. Devlin also is struggle with his past. He also has to deal with his wife. Hannah as a secret she must tell Devin about. Hannah comes to help when Devin wife becomes ill after giving birth to their daughter.

This book is somewhat a tear emotions for just about what going to happen. Devlin still need to come to terms with his guilt and he need to step up when he told something. For there several surprises in this book I do not want to give them away.

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Review: Daughter of Joy


Book Title: Daughter of Joy
Author: Kathleen Morgan
Genres: Adult Fiction, Fiction, Western, Romance, Christian Fiction, Series
Series: Brides of Culdee Creek #1
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Pub Date: August 1, 1999 (335 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Downloaded to Nook (E-Book)

Synopsis:
Abigail Stanton's whole life was rooted in her faith, a faith she now clings to solely to survive. In the wake of losing her husband and young son, Abby sets out alone, bereft and heartsick, to discover what God wants her to do. When he leads her to Conor MacKay's doorstep, though, the very foundation of her beliefs starts to shift.

As the volatile rancher's new housekeeper, Abby is supposed to keep his affairs --- and his equally capricious little girl --- in order. Why, then, does she feel confusion, passion, desire, and anything but order every time they are together? Conor tries to hide his own seething emotions beneath a cold facade, but there is something about his prim new housekeeper that sets him on edge. And the more ruthlessly he attacks Abby's faith, the more his defenses crack.

As Abby and Conor draw closer to the flame of their attraction, they must grapple with their deepest beliefs and fears. In opening their hearts again, both risk even greater loss for a chance at the greatest love of all.

My Thoughts:
This was a heart felt book. I was had tears while reading this. I read this in the early part of the year. I really enjoyed the book and I read the other three. I enjoyed them all. It a great series.

Abby stuggles with what she loss. Though she wants Conor. He also is struggling with some things. They do by means get what they want. Though first things start to change. Conor gets something in the end. Though his first wife comes back. Conor can believe she is back and what for. To find out what you should read it. Abby helps Conor deal with something else as well.

She know she got something to offer Conor. Though Does she get what she dream to get. To find out this is a good book to read and so the series.

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October 3, 2012

Review: Lady Of Light

Book Title: Lady Of Light
Author: Kathleen Morgan
Genres: Romance, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Series
Series: Brides of Culdee Creek #3
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Pub Date: April 1, 2001 (336 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Borrowed from the Library

Synopsis:
Infused with the same warmth and excitement of the two previous books in her popular Brides of Culdee Creek series, Kathleen Morgan's third book tells Evan MacKay and Claire Sutherland's story. Heartbroken at losing his first love to another man, Evan leaves Culdee Creek in hopes of forgetting her. When his searching heart brings him to his ancestral home of Scotland, he encounters a beautiful young woman who begins to fill the empty corners of his soul. After a whirlwind courtship, the tempestuous lovers return to Culdee Creek ranch. But when their hopes and dreams are confronted by the realities and challenges of married live, will love be enough to keep them together?
My Thoughts:
This book keep my interest throughout the whole book. I love how it tell that Evan travels to figure out his trouble and learns along the way. I really love it that it took him back to where his family had kin. It really tell me that Evan started to understand and grow up. Though he lost his first love it really was not real love that he was thinking of.

Claire learn to trust and not judge. She raises her little brother Ian. She makes some decision to marry and move with Evan back to his farm. She has lot to learn as well. There are few things that happens that make me want to have her understand. She does something that threaten her marriage.

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Review: Billion Dollar Baby Bargain

Book Title: Billion Dollar Baby Bargain
Author: Tessa Radley
Genre: Romance, Relationships, Family, Series
Series: Billionaires and Babies, #7
Publisher: Silhouette
Pub Date: August 11, 2009 (Paperback, 192 Pages)
Book Source: Borrowed from the Libarary

Synopsis:
Turned from best man to baby's guardian in one shocking moment, bad-boy billionaire Connor North intended to stake his claim. If maid-of-honor Victoria Sutton wanted any part in the child's life, she would have to play by the billionaire's rules. So Victoria moved into Connor's mansion. She even agreed to become his wife. And despite her initial disdain for the powerful businessman, she eventually succumbed to his charms.The bond they formed--to the baby and to each other--was an outcome neither had expected. But would a surprising truth destroy all they had finally found?

My Thoughts:
This book starts out with Victoria watching her godchild Dylan. It quite funny and surprising what happens to Connor and Victoria. Connor show up at her door. He has news to tell her. There a big surprise for them both. They find out in the book something the other does not know. Their friends did to have their son Dylan. each know what they did to conceive him but Victoria and Connor do not know all of it.

It a book to pick up and read for it good to show some thing about friendship and relationships.

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Review: A Season of Love

Book Title: A Season of Love
Author: Amy Clipston
Genres: Amish, Amish Fiction, Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance, Series
Series: Kauffman Amish Bakery #5
Publisher: Zondervan
Pub Date: September 12, 2012
Book Source: Borrowed from the Library

Synopsis:
In the fifth and final novel of the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, three young women are about to change their lives. Lizzie Anne and Samuel have decided to get married, and Lindsay is about to be baptized in the Amish faith and is courting Matthew. While Katie Kauffman is happy for her friends who seem to have settled their futures, she is also finding herself something of a fifth wheel. When Lindsay's sister Jessica returns to Bird-in-Hand, she finds that Jake Miller has moved on with his life. He lost hope that Jessica would ever be satisfied to settle in rural Pennsylvania and takes comfort in becoming close friends with Katie. However, it's not an easy road as Jake is Mennonite and Katie has just been baptized in the Amish faith. Her father forbids them to see each other, adamant that his daughter marry an Amish man. A Season of Love is filled with surprising twists that will grip you to the very last words. As the stories of your favorite Amish community draw to a close, join Lindsay, her friends, and all the people of Bird-In-Hand for one last volume.

My Thoughts:
This is one of my favorite book. I really enjoyed this series altogether and I will miss it. I love this one for it get you see three friends find what they were looking for. Lindsay finally get what she wants and she also gets her dreams with Matthew Glick. Katie though she get what see want in the end. She struggles mostly though it. Her friend Lizzie Annie get her wish as well. Though you will be surprise with who and how soon.

Mainly this story sit around Katie. Though it is also surrounded by Lindsay as well. You get to see two woman love struggles and blooms. Find out more about it and read the story of how it ends. Though I hope there some more novel that surrounds this family and I hope to find out if Lindsay and Katie get married and have children. I like to find out if Lizzie Annie has children as well.

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Review: Missing

Book Title: Missing
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Genres: Mystery, Amish, Series, Romance, Fiction, Amish Fiction, Christian Fiction
Series: The Secrets of Crittenden County #1
Publisher: Avon Inspire
Pub Date: March 20, 2012 (245 pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Borrowed from the Library

Synopsis:
Can two young people survive the suspicions of their friends and neighbors when tragedy strikes a close-knit Amish community?

Perry Borntrager had been missing for months from the quiet Amish community of Crittenden, Kentucky, when his body is discovered at the bottom of an abandoned well. The first death from mysterious circumstances in more than two decades brings the scrutiny of the outside world: A police detective arrives to help the local sheriff with the investigation. His questioning begins with Lydia Plank, Perry’s former girlfriend, and Perry’s best friend, the Englischer Walker Anderson.

Lydia and Walker know they didn’t have anything to do with Perry’s death, but they both hold secrets about his final days. Do they dare open up about the kind of man Perry had become? In the oppressive shadow of these dark times, they discover strength in a most unlikely companionship: one that offers solace, understanding, and the promise of something more.

My Thoughts:
There mysterious murder that brings about some things. It bring out some secrets from a few folks. The biggest one in this book is how Perry died and also about Lydia. Lydia find out something and has a hard time accepting it. She starts talking to Walker Anderson.

Walker Anderson is having trouble with what happen and what he seen. There detective that comes to town and people start becoming closed mouthed and things do look strange. The detective also is struggling with some things as well. Though he want wants to got back to Chicago, he starting to fit into this little commuitty that has this mysterious murder.

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Review: Brush of Angel Wings

Book Title: Brush of Angel Wings
Author: Ruth Reid
Genres: Amish, Fiction, Christian Fiction, Amish Fiction
Series: Heaven On Earth #2
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Pub Date: April 10, 2012 (368 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Got it though Book Squeeze to Review in the form of E-book

Synopsis:
He doesn't plan to stay Amish. She doesn't have a plan.

Then an angel draws their hearts toward God . . . and each other.

A buggy-racing champion, a hardworking field-hand, and a terrible cook, Rachel Hartzler does not fit her Amish community's standards for an eligible bride. Hurt by their rejection and still grieving the loss of her brother, Rachel is ready for change.

She's not, however, ready for Jordan Engles. Rachel's father hired him to help tend the fields so Rachel can learn to cook and sew, thus increasing her chances of finding a husband. She can't understand why her father doesn't want her help and blames Jordan for trying to replace her beloved brother.

Jordan plans for his time on the Michigan farm to be short. Before his mother passed away, he promised her he'd give her Amish roots a chance. Upon her death, uncertain about what else to do, he came to stay with his Uncle Isaac in Hope Falls. He's curious why his mother left the community she obviously loved. But it doesn't take Jordan long to conclude that the strict lifestyle and the three hour church services are not for him.

But there isn't just human interaction at play. Nathaniel, an angel of God, sees the potential in Jordan and Rachel's hearts from heaven's perspective. His goal is to shepherd them toward the path of healing and love.

When tragedy strikes, then strikes again, this angelic being is sent to guide them toward the healing and abundant life promised in God's Word - if only they will listen.

My Thoughts:
This was fun to read and see that an angel speaks in this book. It there to help two people. It was sweet to see the two angels battle in the book. The funny things they do to get the two people to listen. I really like it with Jordan that he get different things.

It was kinda different for Rachel. Though Rachel need to understand what happened to her brother and learn about forgiving. You would be surprise with all the things that happen and what comes of it.

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Review: All Things New

Book Title: All Things New
Author:  Lynn Austin
Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Civil War
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Pub Date: October 2012 (416 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Won in a Giveaway on Early Reviewer

Synopsis:
In the aftermath of the Civil War, Josephine Weatherly and her mother, Eugenia, struggle to pick up the pieces of their lives when they return to their Virginia plantation. But the bitter realities of life after the war cannot be denied: their home and land are but shells of their previous grandeur; death has claimed her father and brother; and her remaining brother, Daniel, has returned home bitter and broken. The privileged childhood Josephine enjoyed now seems like a long-ago dream. And the God who failed to answer any of her prayers during the war is lost to her as well.

Josephine soon realizes that life is now a matter of daily survival--and recognizes that Lizzie, as one of the few remaining servants, is the one she must rely on to teach her all she needs to know. Josephine's mother, too, vows to rebuild White Oak... but a bitter hatred fuels her.

With skill and emotion, Lynn Austin brings to life the difficult years of the Reconstruction era by interweaving the stories of three women--daughter, mother, and freed slave--in a riveting tale.

My Thoughts:
This book I loved. I was so into the book. It surely talks about what life was like once the Civil War ended. The North won. It tell about the south trying to get life back to normal and how they wanted the way it was. This book show you of how some slaves were treated during this time.

It tell a story about slave were once they were treated. There another story though as well but it I do not want to give way much. If you enjoy Historical fiction or Histoy of America this is really a good book to read. If you do not read Historical Fiction, I still recommend it you for it something to read and different then your your normal genre. You choose for yourself.

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Review:Dark and Light: A Small Collection of Poetry

Book Title: Dark and Light: A Small Collection of Poetry
Author: K.W. McCabe
Genres: Poetry
Pub Date:  November 6th 2011 (10 Pages)
Book Source: Given to me by Author for review

My Thoughts:
This book of poetry is a short and quick read. I understood 2 of the 3 poems other then that it was an okay book. There not much to read but I liked the poems in the book.

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October 2, 2012

Review: A Plain and Simple Heart

Book Title: A Plain and Simple Heart
Author: Lori CopelandVirginia Smith 
Genres:  Amish, Historical, Romance, Adult, Young Adult, Western, Christian Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, Adventure, 1884, Series
Series: The Amish of Apple Grove #2
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Pub Date: September 1st 2012 (320 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Won it in a giveaway on Goodreads

Synopsis:
A Plain and Simple Heart, an exciting new Amish-meets-Wild West adventure from bestselling authors Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith, weaves an entertaining and romantic tale for devoted fans and new readers.

1884-Several years earlier, young Rebecca Switzer lost her heart to Jesse Montgomery, a rugged but dissolute cowboy on a dusty cattle trail near the Amish settlement of Apple Grove. Now she is grown up, and when she hears one day that he has been spotted nearby, her desire is plain and simple: She must see him.

Sheriff Colin Maddox is counting the days until he can leave law enforcement and follow his dream of starting a church. When a lovely woman, new to town and looking travel weary and a bit lost, gets caught up in the middle of a temperance riot, she is arrested along with the leaders. He can hardly believe she is what she claims?a Plain and simple woman. Nor can he believe how quickly he loses his heart to her. Can Colin convince her to forget Jesse and give him a chance?


My Thoughts:
This book is the second in the series called "Amish of Apple Grove." Really enjoyed this book for it quiet funny to see Rebecca get in a mess of things when she arrives in Lawrence, Kansas. She starts out day dreaming about her love for Jesse who she met four years earlier on a cattle trail drive. She hear of his aware about and heads for it.

Sheriff Maddox learns what it takes to keep peace in the small town. He just hoping things are peaceful during this time before the new sheriff arrives to take over. But things start to get quite interesting the mintue Rebecca arrives in Lawrence Kansas. Colin see her and judges she there for a protest of the night she arrived.

There are a few thing that are surprises throughout the book and believe me it a book to read. I do not want to giveaway any of the secrets of what happens to Rebecca  or Colin for that matter. I do not want to tell you want happens to a few of the folks in the town. To find out it book to pick up. Another book to pick up is called "The Heart Frontier."

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September 21, 2012

Review: The Scent of Cherry Blossoms

Book Title: The Scent of Cherry Blossoms
Author: Cindy Woodsmall
Genres: Christian Fiction, Amish Fiction, Romance, Fiction
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Pub Date: February 21, 2012 (208 pages, Hardcover)
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Synopsis:
Annie Martin loves the Plain ways of her Old Order Mennonite people, like those revered by her beloved grandfather. Retreating from a contentious relationship with her mother, Annie goes to live with her Daadi Moses in Apple Ridge.

But as spring moves into Pennsylvania and Annie spends time amongst the cherry trees with the handsome Aden Zook, she wishes she could forget how deeply the lines between the Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite are drawn.

Can Annie and Aden find a place for their love to bloom in the midst of the brewing storm?

My Thoughts:
I loved this book. It gives you the respective of two people though their eyes. One is a Old Order Mennonite and the other is from Old Order Amish. There are something going on between both families.

Both families now each other. Annie Martin grandfather is a partner of Zook Dinner. For they need his partnership to keep it running. Aden and Annie are finding it hard to settle their hearts. They try to to go separates ways. Annie grandfather tries to threaten the partnership.

You will need to read it to find out if they make it work. Who decides to change faiths to really get love the one they both want.

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Note: "I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."