Thursday, June 14, 2018

Book Review: Dressed for Death

Dressed for Death (A Drew Farthering Mystery Book #4) by [Deering, Julianna]Dressed for Death is the fourth book in the Drew Farthering Mystery Books. The Fartherings went to a Regency era costume party to celebrate being married for 6 months. While there they come upon Talbot Cummins and Alice, his fiancee, who seem less that happy. During the ball, Alice dies from overdosing on cocaine. The question is did she take it herself or was it murder.
I found the characters to be fun to read and share the adventure with plus I loved the Christian message behind the entire story. There were sections that were slow but by sticking with it, I found the twists and turns to make this a good mystery.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Book Review: A Layman's Look at the Lord's Prayer

A Layman Looks at the Lord's Prayer by [Keller, W. Phillip]
A Layman Looks at the Lord's Prayer is a line-by-line look at the Lord's Prayer. I liked the way the author broke the prayer done into small sections and then discussed that line. I found his insights to be spot on with what I think.
None of the sections were long, so I was able to read a section a night without getting lost or tired. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it to everyone.
I was given this book by Moody Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Book Review: The Push

This is a children's book about friendship. I say that it is written for children but I believe that there is a message in there for everyone. It is based on the story of real-life friends Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck, who wrote I'll Push You.
In this story, Marcus moves next to John and the two of them became friends almost immediately. The two become inseparable. Where ever and what ever they do, Marcus helps John but having a great sense of  humor and providing the fuel to push John's wheelchair.
I was given this book by Tyndale in exchange for my honest review. However, even if that were not the case, I would have purchased this book for my grandchildren, after I read I'll Push You. Excellent book and I highly recommend it for every family and classroom.

    Saturday, June 2, 2018

    Book Review: God Made The World

    This is a great way to help youngsters to learn about the Creation of the World. The pictures are bright and clearly bring forward the verse that goes with it. I believe that children that are visual learners will have the story of the Creation come easily to them.
    I know personally, I would have had an easier time learning these verses with these pictures.
    I was given this book by Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    Book Review: Ruff Justice

    Ruff Justice (Melanie Travis) by [Berenson, Laurien]Disclaimer: I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
    I love books and dogs, so when I saw this book cover I had to get this book to review. I was blessed with lovely weather and no distractions so I was able to pick up this book yesterday and I finished it this morning. I loved it.
    This book is a cozy mystery which centers around the world of a dog show, a murdered vendor and her missing friend and tenant. The connection between the murder and the tenant becomes clearer when secrets start appearing.
    As I stated before this book was a nice quick read, especially when you can settle back and enjoy it. The description of the world of dog shows and the world of teaching are very well written, as are the characters, including the dogs.
    I highly recommend this book and I hope to be able to read more by this author soon.

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    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    Book Review: Blind Betrayal

    Blind Betrayal (Defenders of Justice Book #3) by [Mehl, Nancy]Blind Betrayal is the third book in the Defenders of Justice Series by Nancy Mehl.
    Casey Sloan has been in the St. Louis U.S. Marshals Office for a couple of years. Now she is assigned the duty of escorting a reporter to Washington. He is to testify about an environmentalist who vanished. In addition to this, Casey discovers that the Marshal's Office has been under attack and now placed on high alert. Now Casey, the reporter and two other marshals are running while tryingt o keep the reporter safe.
    This is the first of the series I have read and it surprised me how quickly I became engrossed in the writing. There is plenty of suspense to keep you reading and the characters were easy to catch up with. Each character has a distinct personality and background which helped make me invested in them.
    I will need to pick up the first book in the series so that I can find out what has happened up to now. Excellent book.
    I was given this book by Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
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    Monday, May 21, 2018

    Book Review: The Reading Promise

    The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared by [Ozma, Alice]Alice Ozma and her father decided to see if they could start a reading streak . When she was in fourth grade, her father said he wanted to challenge himself to see if he could read out loud to her for 100 straight nights. After the challenge was met they would have a celebration. Post challenge they decided to continue and they did until the day she began her journey in college. 
    This book gave me such a warm feeling as this is what my husband and I did with our children when they were growing up. We even read some of the same books as Alice's father did. We also read the Oz books by L. Frank Baum, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and some of Shakespeare's play. Unlike the father, we did not continue with this as long but it did help to build unbreakable bonds as I am sure this did with Alice and her father. 
    I was given this book by Grand Central in exchange for an honest review.