Saturday, July 22, 2017

Book Review: Today God Wants You To Know....You Are Loved

Today God Wants You to Know...You Are Loved by Laura Wegener is a lovely devotional. It is filled with encouraging words each day for 180 days. None of the readings are long, yet they will help the reader feel God's love in their heart.

There are sections dealing with confidence, love, relationship and more. The reader does not need to go straight through the book. Instead, look at the sections and see which speaks to your needs on that day. I feel this book will give each one spiritual help from God.

I received this book by NetGalley and Barbour Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

Friday, July 21, 2017

This is a wonderful book. The title and cover caught this former educator's attention right off. I know I had a few students that would have enjoyed this book tremendously.

This book was written for third through sixth graders. It has tips which are presented in a humorous way which will help the students remember them. I felt like this age student will also be laughing at the other jokes throughout.

I suggest parents read it first to help the child skip any parts they may find objectionable.

I was given this book by NetGalley and Free Spirit Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

This book may be purchased HERE!

Book Review: A Hill Before Dying

A Hiss Before Dying is a cozy mystery in the Mrs. Murphy series.

During the Autumn, while the world is going about its normal routines of cleaning and preparing for winter, the annual rabbit hunt takes place. During this event the beagles and the hunters come up with a different find of find....a dead body.

Previously a missing truck driver's corpse was found, although it could not be identified. Where these too connected? Harry Haristeen finds some clues which go back to the area right after the Revolutionary War.

Through the help of the cats, Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker, the mystery begins to unravel.

I enjoy reading about the likeable characters and the interesting parts about the history involved. I did not want to put this book down once I started.

I was given this book by NetGalley and Bantam in exchange for my honest review.

This book may be purchased HERE!

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    Book Review: The Essential Guide to Prayer

    The Essential Guide to Prayer: How to Pray with Power and Effectiveness by [Sheets, Dutch]I agree with the author of the book when he mentions that we must try to think of prayer as a bridge with our relationship with God. We should use this time to build our ties with God. It should also be considered a two-way street, this is a time for Him to know us better, too.

    This book is primarily about intercessory prayer, including the priority, plan, person, purpose and so much more.

    For those, like me, who find the power of prayer to be beyond words, this is the exact book for you.

    I was given this book by Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.

    Book Review: The Tea Planter's Wife

    This book is set in Ceylon with Gwen, a 19-year old bride to a tea planter. She was originally from England, so after the marriage, on her way to her new home, many odd things begin to happen. Ravi was a friend of the family who Gwen's husband begins to act differently to. Then there is the previous marriage of the groom. There are many mysteries which come to the open as the story continues to unfold.

    The author has a way of making the reader feel they are a part of the conversation which is going on through the book. I feel like she has a deep grasp of the times and marriages like this that occurred. There was good character development, overall and the plot was well-done. Overall, I enjoyed this book and recommend it.

    I was given this book by NetGalley the publisher in exchange for my honest review of the book.

      Monday, July 17, 2017

      Book Review: The Captain's Daughter

      The Captain's Daughter (London Beginnings Book #1) by [Delamere, Jennifer]The Captain's Daughter is the first book in London Beginnings. I enjoy historical fiction. In this book, Rosalyn is leaving her employer, but ends up losing everything she owns, ends up in a brothel and employed at the London theater. While there she comes across a man, Nate, who has his own story. He was part of the army, serving in India when he suffered a hand injury. He goes back to London, his home. While there he agrees to fill in for his brother as a stage hand, as his brother recovers from a broken leg. He knows he will return to his regiment and to his future. The he meats Rosalyn.

      I enjoyed this novel but I felt like the pace needed to settle down. the beginning felt rushed and then, partway through the book, I felt like it began to drag. The relationship between Nate and Rosalyn was lovely. It was a joy to share in their relationship.

      I also enjoyed the theater story line, including the author bringing Gilbert and Sullivan into it.

      For those that enjoy historical romance, I feel like this book is a good choice.

      I was given this book by Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.

      This book may be purchased HERE!

        Friday, July 14, 2017

        Book Review: Beach House for Rent

        Cara rents her beach house to Heather Wyatt for the summer. For Cara the income will help keep her husband's boat business open and for Heather it gives her a peaceful place to work on her commission of painting birds on stamps.

        Read to find how their summers turn out and to find very rich characters throughout the book.

        I love the way she creates powerful women who may not realize the strength they truly have. I also enjoyed the descriptions though out the story. I could just envision myself staying some place like this with turtle, birds and sea life. This book was so much fun to read. I enjoyed it so much. Thank you.

        I was given this book by NetGalley and Gallery Books in exchange for my honest review.

        Book may be purchased HERE!