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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Dawn's New Day: A Love Story

I love it when a book can seem so real you forget you reading about the characters and you don't actually know them. I guess that is the perfect trademark to finding an unforgettable novel but also an unforgettable author as well. This is my second time with author B.J. Young who first captivated and stole my heart with A Portrait of Dawn and then did me in with the sequel Dawn's New Day. To sum it all up in a few words, she is the female version on Nicholas Sparks. There is nothing more to say than that. If you want to lose your heart to such a compelling love story filled with laughter, smiles and tears than look no further than B.J. Young.

Dawn's New Day: A Love Story picks up on the heels of the first novel where Katy, who faced her greatest challenge in overcoming leukemia at 16, but also finding her birth mother after learning she was adopted. Now having the love and support of both sets of parents in her life, Katy has found a career of her own as a trauma nurse. It's the caring for and helping people that have drawn her into this career choice and it's also the crossroads for meeting Ben Browning, a helicopter pilot for flight ambulance service when he isn't serving in the reserves as a pilot as well. It seems no matter how much Katy tries to find excuses not to fall for Ben, God has other plans in mind for her.

She just needs to find a way to share her past with Ben but also her future plans in saving herself for marriage. She knows that most men are eager for one thing, but she hopes this won't be the one thing that drives a wedge between her and Ben. Between all their commitments to their jobs, and adding the mix of Katy's two families, they find a bond in caring for an older woman with no family who has to face death alone. It will be a defining moment for both of them as they come full circle in realizing what is most important in life isn't the births or deaths that occur but the moments in between and how we chose to live them. It isn't about gifts but about making memories that will always be with us when we need them the most. This is Katy's and Ben's story to show how they have made a beautiful and truly lasting marriage work, and having the strength to face tragedy when it strikes at the heart of what they love the most.

I received Dawn's New Day: A Love Story compliment of the author B. J. Young for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable one. These can be read as a stand alone as the author gives some insight into the story before this one was written, but you will want the full scope of Katy's life prior to her going into remission at 16 for leukemia. So trust me and pick up A Portrait of Dawn first, before diving head first into this one. It's so well written you will become hooked at once and can't put it down. That's the driving force behind B.J. Young's words is that embed themselves into your heart and soul. This one should come with a warning to read with a large supply of tissues handy. You will need it and you will remember it long after you finish. I personally give this one a 5 out of 5 stars and I can't wait to read more from this truly talented author.

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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Inspiring Voices (June 19, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462406637
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462406630
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dark Hour

If you don't already know this about me, I love Supernatural Suspense Thriller and once again Greg Mitchell has managed to completely captivate me and keep me literally on the edge of my seat with the conclusion to his fantastic series The Coming Evil. In the final novel, Dark Hour, things are about to come to an end, quite literally between the remnant of believers located in the town of Greensboro. They have had to resort to hiding in the abandoned church while evil quite literally is running unleashed among the residents in town that either have sided with the new mayor John Graves or have taken a passive approach to remain neutral and avoid either side.

John Graves is not all whom he seems to be, and quite literally is evil personified. He has convinced the town that he is their salvation and whatever their hearts desire is, he can make it happen, if they are willing to put their faith in him. I mean who wants to adhere to the same old strict dogma the church has been forcing people to deal with their whole lives. One in which you have to make sacrifices to give up those things which bring you the most desire, wealth, love and your ability to worship as you please. In fact, so many of the town's residents have bought into the lie, that there is virtually nothing left to redeem in this town. Only now, those who remain strong in their faith in Jesus, are considered evil now, and Mayor Graves has vowed to destroy the remnant that remains. Using all manner of creatures from the depths of hell along with the sin filled presence that inhabits the local lake, he vows to take back the town by the coming Dark Hour.

"The greatest evil is not the devil or his angels but the darkness that resides in the human heart. I'm only offering the people what they have always wanted since the Garden of Eden. Freedom without responsibility. Choice without consequence."

The remnant of believers headed up by Reverend Jeff Weldon believes that redemption is possible for anyone and he will stop at nothing to continue to preach the message of hope to the residents of Greensboro. Along with his wife Isabella and a handful of believers all they understand is that the town in on the verge of some ultimate choice. One that will either take back the town from Mayor Graves, who is known by the believers as the Strange Man or they will simply die trying. They know time is running out for the last opportunity to take a stand for God once and for all and with some divine supernatural help on both ends, the end may be a whole lot closer than most would like to believe.

I received Dark Hour, the third and final novel in The Coming Evil series from author Greg Mitchell for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review. This one really brings to a close all the unanswered questions that the reader may have had in reading the first two novels in the series, The Strange Man and Enemies of the Cross. Here things are wrapped up in a culmination in the ultimate battle between good and evil  as angels, demons and the prayers of believers go head to head for the salvation of the town of Greensboro. I believe the message of just what the true power of love and forgiveness is found within the pages of this unforgettable novel. It shows just what the Bible tells us that the greatest power on earth is simply love. Love ultimately triumphs over evil in the end. It gave me a new meaning to some of the scriptures I had read so many times, but found great power and faith in them. I rate this one hands down a perfect 5 out of 5 not so much for the overall content in this one, but also due to the fact that it never left me once I finished the novel. It stayed with me and continue to speak volumes to my spiritual heart. You will need to read the novels in order to understand where the story is going. This is not a stand alone novel.

"In the heavenlies, we're never removed from the presence of God. He's our light and our strength. But down here...down here, things are gray. Muddled. The Light is so much harder to see." ~ Christopher (Angel in Heaven)

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  • Paperback: 404 pages
  • Publisher: Splashdown Books (February 20, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0987653180
  • ISBN-13: 978-0987653185
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.2 x 7.9 inches

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Rosemary Cottage

"Dear Amy,

You might want to take a trip to Hope Beach. There is more to Ben's death than you realize. Your brother had secrets - secrets that led to his death. Hypocrisy is one of the worst sins a man can commit. I hate to say it, but he deserved what happened to him.

From A Friend"

Now Amy Lang finds herself back in the Outer Banks that her and her brother Ben spent so many summers surfing and staying at Rosemary Cottage. Where others have simply ruled her brother's death as a surfing accident, after receiving this cryptic email, Amy believes that there is simply more to it than people are willing to look into. Even her own parents won't support her decision to investigate his death and while she hopes to move her midwife practice to Rosemary Cottage, she hopes in time she can finally put the pieces of her brother's death to rest once and for all.

Curtis Ireland has something in common with Amy Lang. Not only does he find himself attracted to her, but his sister was tragically killed just two short weeks before Amy's brother Ben. The person who ran her over while swimming in a boat has never been found, nor has the boat ever been recovered. All that is left behind besides memories of his sister, Gina, is the baby daughter, Raine, she left to Curtis as legal guardian. He just can't come to terms with the secret he's hiding from Amy and needs to find a way to tell her before she uncovers it on her own while investigating her brothers death.

In the latest novel in A Hope Beach Novel Series from author Colleen Coble, Rosemary Cottage takes us back into the heart of the residents we met in the novel Tidewater Inn. This is a compelling look at how far some people are willing to go to keep their secrets from being discovered even if it means putting others at risk. It seems no matter how truthful that Amy and Curtis want to be, they often times put the feelings of others before there own and will risk their own personal happiness for the sake of keeping things from being said. I guess it's about finding the right time in which to have that honest conversation that needs to be said even if it means that the other person might not be as receptive as you would like. Often times people are defensive without meaning to be just for the sake of avoiding dealing with the truth like both Amy and Curtis have to face, both in their own lives and in the lives of the ones they thought they knew.

I received Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble compliments of Litfuse Publicity and Thomas Nelson Publishers for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for a favorable review. I love that this one picked up right where Tidewater Inn left off and offered a different look into the residents of Hope Island. I found myself wishing I was sitting on the porch overlooking the ocean while reading this one and could even smell the salty air. This was a wonderful mix of both suspense and romance coupled together that you were fighting along with Amy and Curtis to resolve their pasts and move forward in their relationship with one another. I love that feeling of electricity that happens between characters that are destined to be together but fight the attraction even though it's a losing battle no matter what the odds are. This one wins a 4.5 out of 5 stars for me and I can't wait for the next novel in this series. There is even a discussion guide included along with an excerpt of the novel Without A Trace.

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Water can be calming and healing, but it can also be dangerous, as Amy Lange and Curtis Ireland both found out. Both lost their siblings to the sea, and they hope to find healing on Hope Island. But will they find it, or will their quest to find answers set them at odds with each other and with those who have secrets that need to stay hidden?

Find out in Colleen Coble’s latest book, Rosemary Cottage, which released July 9. To celebrate, Colleen is hosting a 12-day Nautical Summer Giveaway. From July 16-27, Colleen will be giving away a new nautical prize every day. She’ll announce the winners on July 29 on her website, so mark your calendars for that date to see if you were picked as a lucky winner!

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There are only a handful of humans remaining after the Nuclear War decimated what used to be the world as we know it. Only for those of us left, we don't have any memory of that world. All we have are the lessons we study about the world that once was. We are segregated by generations and in my Pod C, there are only about thirty of us. Each of us has a talent that only we alone possess. For me, Thalli, I am a musician. I can read and create music as though that was all I was born to do. For my roommates they have their own special skills, cooking, inventing, designing and even logical thinking. We are kept away from the other Pods B and A, as they are another generation ahead of us. We have no parents and we don't even consider those of us dwelling in this Pod as friends really. We just go about our days like we're supposed to only for me, I am considered an anomaly, because I think. I ask too many questions. I wonder why more than I just accept things like my Pod mates. My only ally is Beck who is a wonderful scientist and who sense there is more to me than I am supposed to be.

Whenever illness comes, we are removed and never seen again. They call it annihilation and we cease to be. Thanks to a group of scientists known as The Ten, we are able to live and find ways to grow food beneath the ground. We can't go above because the air is toxic and we would simply die. So for now, we continue to work on finding a way to survive in this existence, but if they learn that I am not all I am supposed to be, it will be my turn for annihilation. Only scientists are allowed to ask questions and to wonder why. I am simply to create music. However when I am asked to play an old piece of music left behind by the world before us, I can't hide the emotions that the song brings out in me. Now I am moved to isolation and the experiments begin to see if I possess anything that can be useful before I am annihilated.

But will the world I believe is my home turn out instead to be a virtual one? A simulation so real that all of my senses are engaged and I can not longer differentiate from what is real and what is not? What is my true calling in this life? Is there hope for something more than simply what I was created to be? How much longer will I be allowed to live before I am no longer a viable option?

In the novel Anomaly by author Krista McGee, Thalli is a young girl who begins to wonder if there is something more than what she has been lead to believe her whole life. She knows nothing of parents, love or God other than what she is reading about through her history lessons on her learning pad. This calls into question what would happen if just a handful of humans remained on the earth after a horrible nuclear war. How would they survive? What would they do to maintain law and order in their society? This is just that premise that Krista breathes to life in this dystopain fiction that sounds like a futuristic version of Lord of the Flies. I absolutely LOVED all the shifting of realities and soon found myself questioning what is real or isn't in this wonderful science fiction young adult novel. For anyone who loves this type of genre, you will not be the slightest bit disappointed.

I received Anomaly by Krista McGee compliments of Thomas Nelson Publishers and Litfuse Publicity for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for a favorable review. Knowing how quickly we are creating our own virtual reality's in video games, this one really took me by surprised and wondered just how far along are we really. This really does create a sense of what if, when you read this one and makes us question just how beneficial is technology in the future. How will this world survive if we found ourselves in the situation Krista created in this novel. This is definitely a novel that makes you wonder how you would handle creating a lasting remnant if given the chance. How much freedom would you allow people to have? I rate this one a 4.5 out of 5 stars and there's even some discussion questions included for book groups or small group study.

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One winner will receive:
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Bride for All Seasons

Looking for a great collection of historical romance stories compiled by some best selling authors surrounding mail-order brides? Then look no further than A Bride For All Seasons, the mail-order bride collection by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy, and Robin Lee Hatcher. Each of these talented authors showcases their own unique spin on the mail-order brides set in the late 1800's with a seasonal flair. All of these stories takes place at different times of the year and responds to correspondence related to ads placed in the Hitching Post Mail Order Bride Catalogue.

And Then Came Spring starts out this charming collection by Margaret Brownley, a first time experience with this author for me, but definitely not the last for sure. Mary Jo Parker arrives in Colton, Kansas hoping to meet her soon-to-be husband Daniel Garrett at the train station. However when she arrives, he is no where to be seen. After waiting for well over two hours, Mary Jo goes searching for the husband that has apparently forgotten about her, but when she rushes into the local church, she soon realizes that the reason Daniel is late is he is now dead and she has just found herself at his funeral. With no funds available, Mary Jo hopes she can find a way to put her talents as a seamstress to work to earn enough money to return home. Will love find her in Kansas instead?

An Ever After Summer is showcased by author Debra Clopton, another first time author experience for me. I actually loved this one the best because of the tall, dark, stranger that Ellie Smith meets as she exits the train hoping to find a man in need of a wife and someone to care for his now orphaned daughter. She is more than horrified to learn that the ad she answered was leaving a few key points out, the biggest being no "Bible-thumpers" need apply. Well Mathew McConnell has another thing coming if he thinks he can simply put her back on the train when she is determined to make this marriage work in Honey Springs, Texas.

Autumn's Angel by Robin Lee Hatcher introduces us to Luvena Abbott who comes to Nebraska in search of a husband and father for her nieces and nephews. Only thing is that Clay Birch was adamant to make sure that his mail order bride was a single woman with no children. Just how is he supposed to bring a ready made family to Grand Coeur, a place that is certainly no place for children with all the saloons in town. Only how can Clay send Luvena packing when she has no way to pay for train fare not only for herself but for the children as well. Can she find a way to reach Clay's heart to open wide enough to accept them all?

And lastly Winter Wedding Bells by Mary Connealy, one of my favorite historical authors rounds out the collection taking us to Wyoming to aid a dying man with the hopes of finding a mother for his young boys before he time is up? How will he be able to get anyone to answer his ad when the prospects she must has will be for a lifetime of love and his time is just about up? Can Megan McBride show David Laramie that the only one who can tell him when his time is up in God?

Each of these wonderful historical romances are short enough to get through when you have a little time but want the effect of a full length novel. These introduce the reader wonderfully to the historical romance authors that are showcased in this collection. There is something off on the ads that each recipient answers and the truth is bound to be discovered sooner or later. In each of these, ultimately it takes time and patience to show that God has plans in everything in our lives whether we know it or not.

I received A Bride for All Seasons compliments of Thomas Nelson Publishers and Litfuse Publicity for my honest review and received no monetary compensation for a favorable review. I rate this one hands down a full 5 out of 5 stars just based on the different perspectives you gain from each author taking their turn at a common topic, in this case, mail order brides and can't wait for the next collection coming soon, Four Weddings and A Kiss. This is such a wonderful idea and I love reading collections like this one. It really feels like you are getting four novels in one.

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Margaret Brownley
Debra Clopton
Robin Lee Hatcher
Mary Conneally

Four novellas, four brides, and four stories to fall in love with. 
Enter the world of mail-order brides with four of your favorite authors: Mary Connealy, Robin Lee Hatcher, Debra Clopton, and Margaret Brownley. In A Bride for All Seasons (Thomas Nelson) each of the prospective brides is hopeful for a second chance at love—and that second chance always seems to come in an unexpected package.
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Friday, July 19, 2013

A Big Year for Lily

Lily Lapp is nine and for a young Amish girl there are as many challenges for her as any nine-year-old girl. Her first and foremost issue is dealing with Aaron Yoder, a boy that thrives on teasing Lily whenever the opportunity becomes available. When her pencil rolls off the desk and she bends over to retrieve it, he holds his hand over her head while the rest of her class laughs. Her only hope this year is that her Cousin Hannah is joining her. Perhaps dealing with Aaron with an ally by her side won't be so bad after all. But when Hannah soon finds that Aaron isn't as bad as Lily claims and even finds herself wondering if Aaron likes her, Lily is literally at wit's end. Could this year possibly get any worse?

In the latest novel, A Big Year for Lily, by authors Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher, The Adventures of Lily Lapp continues in book 3. Geared for children 8 and up, this makes a wonderful chapter book to get your child started in loving a different kind of life as an Amish child. Most of the time, there are very few differences between any nine-year-old. There are sibling rivalries as Lily is the only girl in a houseful of boys, there is the bossy classmate, Effie, who thinks all the things Lily is interested in are simply things a girl should never participate in, even calling a climb in the apple tree a sin, which Lily proudly proclaims is not. Only to her horror, she jumps from the tree and rips the backside of her dress causing her to be more than a little embarrassed.

There are so many wonderful adventures that Lily participates in, from having finally achieved her own bedroom in the attic only to discover at night that bats are getting in somehow, to baking her mother a wonderful birthday cake which turns out hilarious. There are also some wise bits of Amish wisdom tucked away in some of these charming stories one of my favorites being the time Lily and her father were painting a sign for their mom and a bumble bee lands in the wet paint on the sign. He begins to wander around the green sign with white little feet and Lily is upset over the how the insect has ruined the perfect sign. Her father reminds her that each time she sees the sign it will remind her to focus on the good in others instead of seeing all their faults.

I received A Big Year for Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher compliments of Litfuse Publicity and Revell Publishers for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for a favorable review. I am super excited to share this latest novel with my niece who inhales chapter books as fast as I do novels. I can't wait to hear what she thinks of Lily's life growing up Amish and how it compares to hers. I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and can't wait for A Surprise for Lily coming soon. There is a great discussion guide at the end that helps parents explain to their children just what some of the concepts are in the Amish way of life and even a recipe for Lily's favorite Sweetheart Pudding which is served at Amish weddings.

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Suzanne Woods Fisher is celebrating the release of A Big Year for Lilybook three in the beloved Adventures of Lily Lapp series, with a giveaway extravaganza!



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  • Special prizes specially picked by Lily (something new each day)! Suzanne will announce the winners on July 29 on her blog!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Portrait of Dawn

"The course of a person's life can be altered in just a day, sometimes in a matter of minutes.

The letter I received in the mail yesterday, carried me back to the day my life took a drastic turn. It began like every other day in my somewhat routine life, but this one ended with my life changed forever. It was sixteen years ago, but I haven't forgotten it. How could I? It will be stored in that one private alcove of my mind. The one reserved for the memories of those early years. Memories I don't want, but hey are mine and must be stored somewhere.

Unlike some people, I know the exact day I became pregnant. It was a Friday. One week before my sixteenth birthday."

What an incredible opening to introduce our reader to A Portrait of Dawn by author B.J. Young. We get the opportunity to journey back to the day when Bethany Braun's life took a dramatic change that would not only alter her life but every single life she would touch because of what happened that day. Beth grew up in an abusive household, not so much for her personally but watching her dad, Larry come home each night, and drink himself into another person she grew to fear. He would take out his bad days on her mother and Beth was forced to watch the horror of her mother being beaten. Even when she confronted her mother later, her mother continued to make excuses for his behavior. Soon Beth found that leaving the house when those times came, was better than sitting back and becoming a witness to what she was incapable of stopping. It was when she met Ryan, a boy from her high school that she found she could confide in. It was when she went looking for love in all the wrong places, that Ryan offered her more than what she needed.

Beth knew that if she told her parents she was pregnant, her dad would literally kill her and her mother. Her brother Joel, had left years ago and they lost contact with him, when her dad abused him for the last time. Beth wished she was able to find her brother so she could run away and deal with her pregnancy away from the abusive household she lived in. Ryan only wanted her to have an abortion, but at the last moment knew this was something she could never do, and never told Ryan. She would have to wait for the opportunity to tell her mother and hopefully between them, they could offer a solution to dealing with her father. But for now, they had to continue along with the same old routine, her father expected every time he went to work. It was how he was able to maintain a level of control that kept them both living in fear of ever hoping things might be different for them.

I received A Portrait of Dawn by author B.J. Young compliments of the author herself and received no monetary compensation for a favorable review. This is a novel that needs to not only be read but shared with teen pregnancy on the rise and abortion at an all time high as the answer to this issue. I think B.J. Young did an exceptional job at enabling the reader to walk in Beth's shoes during every heart-rendering, emotionally-charged situation. I literally cried during so many stages of this book, because I could relate to Beth's situation. I did not make the right choice at that time, and have had to deal with my decision every single day of my life. But God can heal those broken places in our life and give us a new one, one of forgiveness, healing and hope. This is just the example of showing how God can take some of life's greatest painful moments and bring about goodness even though we may not see it for years. This one is truly unforgettable and one that will be remembered long after the final page is turned. For that very reason, this one rates a perfect 5 out of 5 stars in my opinion. I look forward to the sequel which we get a sneak peek at the conclusion of this one, Dawn's new day.  Perhaps the most memorable quotes of the book is one I will leave you with:

"I woke at dawn and watched in awe as God used the sky for His canvas. He began to paint for me a picture of my coming day; it was a parade of resplendent color that took my breath away. Then the fog came and my hope was that tomorrow's dawn would bring new wonder."

I will never look at a sunrise again the same way.

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  • Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: InspiringVoices (February 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462405053
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462405053
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Music for Your Heart

It seems the more we love something the more we want to know more about their backgrounds. There are those that will be director's cut version of their favorite movies to dig into the details behind the making of the movie or even attend author signings of their favorite novels to know what motivated them to write that particular book that speaks to their soul. But even music has a history and a background to some of the songs we love but so few people really know their musical history behind the making of those songs that have become our personal favorites until now!

Best selling author Ace Collins, takes a journey into the history of some of our favorite songs of all time. There are those beloved church hymns like Amazing Grace, Jesus Loves Me, and How Great Thou Art that Ace breaks down not only the meaning behind the songs but also some insight into how those songs impact our heart and soul through our relationship through Christ. There are such unforgettable classics like Somewhere Over the Rainbow, I Write The Songs, Blue Skies, Yesterday and Stand by Me that show that even though we love them, most of the time we don't know what inspired the artists or songwriters to get them to the radio for us to love. For example, I Write the Songs, made famous by artist Barry Manilow, is a song that he didn't want to record because he thought people would think he was arrogant when you listen to the lyrics, but in fact the song is about God writing the songs that we see through His creations. In fact, after reading this book, I am convinced you will have a greater appreciation for the music you love.

There are some great stories into some of the beloved Christmas classics like Jingle Bells, written for a Thanksgiving production and Bing Crosby's rendition of White Christmas that really was written to inspire soldiers who were going to war to help remember those things about home during Christmas. There are 87 songs that are detailed in their historical significance and the artists who made them popular but by far my favorite thing about this book is the thoughts Ace Collins shares to enhance our own lives such as the inspiration behind the song Tie A Yellow Ribbon. While the history of the song dates back to the significance of the yellow ribbons and war, the meaning can also represent the significance we take when we celebrate communion and the sacrifice that Christ made for us. This is retold so many times in the Bible to remember all the things that Lord has done for us, so we will not forget. Ace reminds us of that fact through the illustration of the song and it's history.

I received Music for Your Heart: Reflections from Your Favorite Songs by Ace Collins, compliments of Abingdon Press for my honest review and did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review. This is simply a must have for music lovers and fans of music history. There is literally something for everyone in this wonderful collection of song history. Not only that but the messages about those songs through Ace's words will make you appreciate them so much more. It will definite change how you view those songs you find yourself singing over and over again in new ways! I easily rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars and can't wait to pick up his Christmas Collection, Stories Behind the Best-Loved Christmas Songs!

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (September 17, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426767277
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426767272

Monday, July 15, 2013

In Golden Splendor

I just got the most wonderful opportunity to review an incredible new series, The Heirs of Ireland by Michael K. Reynolds. I haven't read the first book in the series, but picked up In Golden Splendor which is the second novel he just completed and it's simply a compelling historical story that you can't put down. This takes you into the heart of the Gold Rush days where people were literally coming from all over the world to get their stack at a claim in California in hopes of striking it rich.

We are introduced to Irish immigrant Seamus Hanley who finds himself trying to survive as a mountain man in the harsh winter but is failing miserably at trying to hunt game and also sell the furs for money. He happens upon a wagon accident that claims the life of the driver but leaves one horse alive. Seamus sees that the horse and contents belong to the U.S. Army and it's a mail delivery wagon. Taking the horse would automatically be grounds for hanging taking military property, but he knows if he leaves the horse behind, it won't survive. Thinking God's providence is upon him, he takes the horse and a letter on which Open Immediately is scrawled across the front. Inside Seamus finds a heartfelt letter and a photograph of a woman named Ashlyn who is pleading for help in finding her father.

Seamus believes it is he duty to aid this beautiful woman even though the letter was not addressed to him. It seems that the recipient of the letter has not be faithful in returning his response even though it appears that there is a relationship between them. Ashlyn needs to locate her father who has gone off searching for gold in hopes of providing an income to support her while she waits behind in San Francisco. But in order for Seamus to find Ashlyn he must find a way to get through the brutal mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains as winter is approaching. With little to go on in the ways of supplies, he believes God is calling him to answer Ashlyn's pleas for help and will trust God for a way to make that happen.

I received In Golden Splendor by Michael K. Reynolds compliments of B and H Publishing Group and Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for a favorable review. This is my first novel by Michael K. Reynolds and the reviews from other authors inspired me to pick this one up. I am always a fan of historical fiction and think Mr. Reynolds did an exceptional job at transporting the reader in the heart and soul of Seamus Hanley who found himself a U.S. Army deserter and has been branded physically for such action. It's the ultimate game of hide and seek for Seamus to make his way through circumstances that quite literally have you holding your breath. I would have never made it as far as he did. Along the way we learn that both Seamus and Ashlyn have deep secrets that need to be resolved for past mistakes that they feel are holding them back believing the lot in life they have found is a good as it will get. However God has bigger plans that we see slow unveil during this novel. I am now a huge fan of Michael's and will be picking up the next book, Song's of the Shenandoah due out in January 2014. If you want to begin this series, you'll want to pick up Flight of the Earls first before reading this one to make the journey even more unforgettable. For me, this one rates a 5 out of 5 stars and I look forward to pick up the first novel in the series to see just how the Irish family came to America.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Carolina Reckoning

How would you feel if those suspicions you had of your husband were confirmed by finding a photo of them together in the pocket of his raincoat? Well for Alison Monaghan it is the proverbial straw that brings her to a breaking point. With her husband Frank being a bit of a control freak, she's finally going to summon the courage to confront him now that she finally has the proof she's been looking for. The only thing that causes her to reconsider is how it will affect their children, Clare and Justin now that they are in high school. Will it mean a messy divorce? How will she be able to provide for herself and her children since Frank has been their financial safety net all these years as a commercial pilot? All she knows is she has to deal with all the emotions she's been keeping bottled up all these years and tonight when Frank gets home, she's gonna let him have it.

Only Frank never arrives home. Alison receives that fateful knock at the door all wives dread. And the news is just what she never hoped to hear. Frank has been found murdered just seven miles from their home and of course, like most detectives, Alison is their key suspect. Deep in her heart she wanted him to pay, but not like this. She never wanted him dead. But how can she deal with the fact she's not as upset as a wife should be? That is just the thing, Raleigh homicide detective Mike Barefoot is wondering as well. He's been working enough of these cases to know just how convincing wives can be after murdering their husbands. However the more time he spends investigating the case and getting to know the man Frank really was, the more he convinces himself that Alison had nothing to do with his murder. Now if he can only keep his focus on finding the killer instead of finding himself drawn to Alison's heart.

In the latest novel from Lisa Carter, Carolina Recknoning takes the reader inside the murder of Frank Monaghan and the lifestyle he keep secretly from his wife and family. Alison doesn't believe she can move forward until she finds out more about the life Frank kept hidden from her including leaving them penniless and in more debt than she ever could imagine. Her children have their own problems to deal with living in wealthy neighborhood and being part of the affluent class of people in their city. Now all their friends suddenly turn on them they've known forever and the only thing any of them have is one another to survive in high school among the horrible things their friends say about their family. Is it possible to find hope in the midst of this crisis? Will their lives ever go back to normal again? But as the family is drawn into discovering who the murderer is, they suddenly find themselves with targets on their backs as well.

I received Carolina Reckoning by Lisa Carter compliments of Abingdon Press for my honest review and did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review. This novel really draws out the emotions to make you consider what you would do in this situation. How would you move forward? How can you bring yourself to forgive someone when they have hurt you beyond what you think you can bear? How can you forgive someone now that they are gone? This is truly a story about solving a crime but even greater than that is finding redemption for yourself. The family ultimately finds that a relationship with God is the only way they can salvage what is going on and it doesn't happen overnight. In fact, its a realistic portrayal of what happens in the life of a believer. Things don't get easy for them because they start going to church, in fact, it gets worse. They struggle with things just like we all do but there is a peace found when you know you hope is in God instead of what the world has to offer. I'd rate this one a 4 out of 5 stars!

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (August 6, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426757972
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426757976
  • Saturday, July 13, 2013

    The Path to Piney Meadows

    What does a city boy from Minneapolis and an Mennonite girl have in common with two chickens?

    The premise behind the incredible novel, The Path to Piney Meadows by author Gail Sattler. Chad Allen is tired of being used at his job while his friend Gary took all the credit. He had the big office and Chad's was a mere closet. Still being at work on Christmas Eve while everyone else had left for the day makes him realize this is not how he wants to spend his life. After working hard to gain his degree it's time he tries something new and tonight is that breaking point. He has been the one making this company a success and one that Gary isn't willing to appreciate by making him partner. So with a post it note that say's simply, "I quit!" and thumb tacked to the monitor of his computer, Chad gets in his car headed north. Not sure where he will wind up all he knows is he has to find a new life. The only problem with that theory is he forgot to check his gas and soon finds himself in the middle of nowhere and in desperate need of gas.

    Chad stumbles upon a small town called Piney Meadows and locates the only gas station in town. One that is closed on Christmas Eve. Not exactly being prepared for this last minute trip is truly an understatement as Chad ventures out into the cold night walking to a busy lighted church. He is hoping to locate someone who can give him some gas or at least tell him when the gas station opens. He does run into Ted Wiebe who is the owner of the local furniture store in town. He tells Chad that the gas station won't open for the next two days and he is welcome to stay at his home, providing he is willing to leave the keys to his car and driver's license with Ted, since he is taking his fiancè to the airport and Ted doesn't know Chad. Ted learns that Chad has a college degree and offers him a chance to help manage the furniture company as he was just looking to find someone. Seems like God has plans for this city boy to wind up just where he did tonight.

    Chad's surprised to learn that he has wound up in the Mennonite community and there are no such luxuries like television to keep him occupied while he stays at Ted's house. He is pleased when he receives a phone call from Anna Janzen, Ted's secretary, offering him a dinner invitation at her house next door. Seems Ted wants to make sure that Chad is well taken care of til he returns. However when Ted asks Chad to stay a couple of days to give him an opportunity to fly to Seattle with his fiancè, Chad realizes that he finds peace and a sense of calm being in Piney Meadows away from the stress of being in the big city of Minneapolis. Anna on the other hand can't wait to leave the town of Piney Meadows and hopes to gain some knowledge of what lies just outside the city she has been born and raised in. She hopes that she and Chad might work together so that he can find a home in Piney Meadows and she can find a life for herself in Minneapolis. But will a city boy be able to fit in this small town country life or will the call of the city be simply to great for him to leave behind for good?

    You'll have to pick up a copy of The Path to Piney Meadows to find out! I received a copy of The Path to Piney Meadows by Gail Sattler compliments of Abingdon Press for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for a favorable review. This is my first novel by author Gail Sattler and I can't wait to read The Narrow Path which tells the story of Ted and Miranda who we meet at the onset of this one. I love how Gail blends the differences between Old Order Mennonites meet the world of the English in her novels and love how they try and work things out. For example, a man who cooks is met with confusion since men aren't supposed to set foot in the kitchens of the Mennonites except to eat and chickens were never intended to be more than a food source but to Chad they are never gone end up as anything but old and gray, if chickens can get gray. This was such a delightful and charming summer read for me and I have to give this one a 5 out of 5 stars for all the fun and laughs I gained by reading this one.

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    • Paperback: 336 pages
    • Publisher: Abingdon Press (August 20, 2013)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1426733550
    • ISBN-13: 978-1426733550

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    Lighthouse Island

    Imagine a world in the future. A world that has become so densely populated that green spaces no longer exist. They are now the product of advertisements to work towards using the credits you earn in hopes of visiting a place that only exists far from where you live now. Cities have developed so much due to the over population of people that any space is used to build on. Animals have all died out due to disease or simply being hunted to extinction. Now only the wealthy and rich have a handful of animals. Water is the most precious of commodities. All the rivers have dried up because global warming and creation of cities have left the atmosphere and the ecosystem completely out of balance. It no longer rains. Since water is so precious, every single human has been allocated just one quart a day and most of the time, it's cloudy and yellow but still drinkable.

    There are no longer a need for maps, data or numbers so calendars are now rendered obsolete. No one cares what year it is because the days have all begun to blur together as one anyways. The only technology that remains in virtually every location imaginable are televisions. They are the way in which communication between the agencies and the population exist. Depending on your skill set you might be able to climb your way up the corporate ladder and be able to move where water rationing isn't a concern and food is more readily available. Every night on the radio from an abandoned satellite a voice reads over and over the great classical books of the world. It is known simply as Big Radio.

    The only hope that Nadia Stepan has growing up as an orphan is finding a way to escape to a place known simply as Lighthouse Island. A place where trees, oceans, and food is plentiful. It is only gifted to those that can afford it, but Nadia believes she can find a way to get there on her own. Not knowing how she will make the journey, she finds all her knowledge in the forms of books that most people have disregarded in leiu of television. She consumes them instead of watching the government run programming, mostly in part by her inability to see due to defect in her vision caused from a lack of Vitamin A. Now all she can do is simply read about places that used to exist. History books and technology books have been rendered obsolete since it doesn't matter what the current state of things are now. Resources can't be replicated to fix the things that were once used like ebooks and cell phones. Now most people resort to scavenging, work in the agencies or demolition. Now that water is so hard to come by and the pipes no longer have the pressure or electricity to run them, buildings larger than 4 stories are demolished. The people that live there are forced to find suitable housing some place else or are turned over to the prisons to work in labor camps.

    I received Lighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles compliments of William Morrow, a division of Harper Collins Publishers for my honest review and received no monetary compensation for a favorable one. I love books like this one because it takes us into the possibility of where our own future may in fact be headed. If population increases so exponentially will the earth be able to substain itself or will the possibilities like what are featured in this book become a reality? I thoroughly enjoyed this one and can't wait to read more novel from Paulette Jiles. This was a first for me. She literally took me into a future world where I was living alongside Nadia and one I which I truly felt was real. I could relate to Nadia character being a huge book lover myself. It was such an incredible journey and one I couldn't put down until I finished the last page. I rate this one a 4.5 out of 5 stars and this book is now available for preorder since it is due out in October of this year. This is one you won't want to miss! This was so much better than what I was expecting and hope to see this one come to the big screen someday soon!

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    • Hardcover: 352 pages
    • Publisher: William Morrow (October 8, 2013)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0062232509
    • ISBN-13: 978-0062232502
    • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.1 inches

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013


    Grace Meredith has been touring the country sharing her message of purity and that her fans are worth the wait as part of her contemporary Christian music tour entitled New Year, New You. She feels the passion of God speaking to her heart and finds literally after every concert at her Meet and Greet sessions that talking with young people about their decision to remain pure until marriage is something God's called her to do. She's even telling them that she is waiting in her own engagement to Roger for them to be married first because it's worth the wait. It's a message that has made her a role model for her young fans.

    Only thing is, Roger calls Grace during her tour to drop the ultimate bombshell on her, that he can no longer wait for her. He can't deal with her busy concert tours and not being home. He's hoping to find someone a bit more rooted in town that he can begin a family and marriage with and hopes that they can still remain friends. Now how can Grace appear before the many fans sharing a message of being worth the wait when her own finacè won't wait for her?

    As Grace struggles with coming to terms with her upcoming tours, she finds herself at a loss for words quite literally. Seems she has picked up more than a sore throat that threatens her upcoming concert dates. When she tries to contact her agent, she's informed that she has been assigned a new one, Jeff Newman. Jeff wants to meet with Grace as soon as possible to see what the direction might be for her concert series and if she wants to remain with the New Year, New You theme.

    Just when Grace finds herself home alone in Chicago with nothing more than her cat, Oreo as her companion, she wonders about the neighbors who live on her street. After all the time shes spent living her, she hasn't had the time to meet a single one. But all that is about to change with a snow storm is destined for Chicago and with it a chance to see things she had never noticed before until she finds herself Grounded!

    I received Grounded by authors Neta and Dave Jackson compliments of Worthy Publishing and Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for a favorable one and literally fell in love the message of redemption and grace that permeates throughout this entire novel. I can so relate to Grace's character because I have found myself in the same shoes almost as Grace and the message is one that readers can relate to. That no matter what has happened in your life, you can be forgiven. Don't let the enemy try to wear you down telling you that you will never be worthy enough for heaven and that no matter how hard you try it will never be enough. This is a great novel that defines God's grace for what it really is meant to be. I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and can't wait to read the next one in the Windy City Neighborhood series in the Fall of this year. My favorite character next to Grace would definitely be Estelle! Oh how I would LOVE to have a neighbor like her.

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    Monday, July 8, 2013

    Defending the Faith

    How would you answer the following questions about your faith:

    Why do you believe in God?

    What are your reasons for thinking God is real and that the Bible is a reliable text inspired by God?

    "In his first letter to the Corinthians, the apostle Paul says that if it is not absolutely true that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead, then our faith in God is useless and we are giving false testimony (1 Corinthians 15:14-15). This is why we must be brutally honest with ourselves about what we believe and why: so that we can grow in our own faith in God and move toward maturity in Christ.

    You, as a person who professes God as the giver of all truth, should be asking yourself these questions before anyone else asks them of you. It is a matter of being responsible with your beliefs. However, let me be careful to say that you can have doubts and believe in God. Just because people have doubts about their faith doesn't mean they have to abandon ship. Doubts are not confirmation that a ship is sinking, but if you question the sturdiness of your vessel, would it not be wiser to examine its soundness before you simply leap into the sea? Even if you still do not have 100 percent confidence that the ship will stay afloat, you also do not have 100 percent confidence that it won't! Do you really need 100 percent confidence that the ship is secure to stay aboard? Would 10 percent, 20 percent, or 40 percent doubt in one's ship be reason enough to jump overboard? No, of course not! You only abandon ship once you are certain the ship is sinking, and as the gales and tempests of this life come, I contend that the more you study, the more you will find that no other ship but the mighty ark of our Christian faith will bear us safely through every challenge and storm. And if we have this confidence in our own faith, the more persuasive we will be as we thoughtfully interact with the ideas and questions of people from other belief systems."

    In the book, Defending the Faith by author Mary Jo Sharp, she takes a look at what is often times lacking within the church, a need for women to be taught how to defend their faith in a way that works for women. It is an honest look into what we need, as women, to help us not only be prepared to answer the questions above with honesty and confidence but how to grow and remain strong in our faith. If left to our own devices, we will simply limb along taking scripted responses from others as a simple way of providing the answers we hope are true to ourselves.

    This is a wonderful book that I would see could dramatically impact the ministry opportunities in the church, home and community because of the compassionate needs women have to help others in need. If we continue to work together to really provide a hard line study into growing our faith, studying what God's Word has to stay about things, we can not only answer questions asked of us but also coach those we interact with every day in those same areas. We are instructed as a church to provide that type of teaching within our body and community and I think Mary Jo does an exceptional job at not only showing us why it's necessary but also how to go about beginning the process. She definitely has inspired a fire in this reader's soul to provide my own answers to these questions above and many more.

    I received Defending the Faith by Mary Jo Sharp compliments of Kregel Publications for my honest review. I have not received any monetary compensation for a favorable review. This is a must needed subject for the churches, more so now than ever before and I would encourage church leaders and women in the ministry to pick up a copy to encourage this type of growth within the women of the church through small group and personal Bible Studies. I can only imagine how powerful this would be for any woman to have the upmost confidence in being able to defend her own faith in Jesus Christ to anyone who asks. I rate this one a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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    Friday, July 5, 2013

    The Quarryman's Bride

    Life was perfect. Two families soon about to become part of each other. Tavin MacLachlan and Emmalyne Knox had just a couple weeks left before their much anticipated wedding. Until tragedy struck and now instead of a wedding, Emmalyne is attending a funeral. With the death of her two younger sisters in the tornado that came to St. Cloud, the tradition of remaining single and caring for her parents now falls on her shoulders. With that comes the end of all the dreams that Emmalyne and Tavin had for their future. There will be no changing her father's opinion.

    Now eleven years later, fate is about to intervene. Emmalyne's father returns the family to St. Cloud to being work at the quarry owned now by the MacLachlan family. He is offered a job and a home in exchange for moving back to St. Cloud, something Emmalyne never expected would happen. She wonders if Tavin has married and started a family of her own. She realizes that her future is now sealed with her family's long standing tradition of the third daughter carrying for the parents until they die and she knows there is nothing outside of a faithful prayer to God that anything might ever change. She has had her hands full in caring for her mother who seems lost in sadness after the loss of her daughters so many years ago. Is there a way to help her her mother or will she sit back and watch her fall deeper into depression?

    The last thing Tavin expected upon his return to St. Cloud was to be offered a job by his father upon his help completing their contract to fulfill a large quarry order. It will give him the independence he desires and enable him to be close to his family now that his sister Fenella is but a shell of her former self since losing her husband in a quarry accident. She must now remain locked in her room for fear of her hurting herself or her two young boys. Tavin's strength will be tested in ways he never imagined now that he has returned home. His greatest test will be how he will react when coming face to face with Emmalyne again.

    I received The Quarryman's Bride by Tracie Peterson compliments of Bethany House Publishers and Litfuse Publicity  for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for a favorable review. This is truly a story about forgiveness, honor and restoration, not only for Tavin and Emmalyne who have both put their faith aside believing a truly loving God isn't capable of hurting those who love Him. It really does tell the story of why it seems that God allows bad things to happen to good people. There is hope and a restoration of faith through the diligence of prayer beginning with Emmalyne who feels that somehow God is still in the midst of everything she is going through and only through relying on Him will anything change in her family. I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and look forward in anticipation of the next novel in the Land Of Shining Waters Series. The Quarryman's Bride is Book 2, with The Icecutter's Daughter being the first.

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