Friday, July 25, 2014

Engaging, Wonderful Book

Surviving Henry: Adventures in Loving a Canine CatastropheErin Taylor Young is a terrific writer. “Surviving Henry” is such a wonderful read.

Henry is a boxer puppy; however, he is not just any boxer puppy. Henry has a stubborn streak and he wants what he wants when he wants it. This is the story of how Henry works his way into, and wins the hearts of Erin and her family.

Young takes the reader through obedience training, although it is never sure who is being trained Henry or the family. There are also road trips, boat rides, and boarding. Each of these events includes episodes that bring a smile. This could be because of the readers’ similar experiences or because the way Young and Henry bring these times into the heart.

I would read more by this author anytime. Thank you, Erin Taylor Young.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tested By Fire: Will What You Build Survive?In the book Tested by Fire by Kelley Latta, the readers are invited to discover and live God’s will throughout their lives. In this Scripture-based four-week study Latta leads the readers through the necessary building blocks that are needed to survive what is thrown at them.
This is an excellent resource to find God’s will in one’s life and to learn how to share His love with others.
I was given this book by the author and in exchange for my fair and honest review.  

Book Review: The Illusion of More by Harris III

The Illusion of More: The Trick to Finding Faith in a World of DeceptionFrom the time of Adam and Eve, through today, people have always desired more than what they are given by God. In “The Illusion of More: The Trick to Finding Faith in a World of Deception” Harris III explores this desire that we have to for the unattainable, and quite often, the unneeded.
Through the use of Bible stories and verses demonstrates Satan role in this and how it was Satan’s downfall in the first place. Each chapter ends with reflection questions to see how the lessons within fit each person’s live and the paths we can take to avoid Satan in our lives and, instead, invite God in us.
This book was given to me by the author and in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Book Review: Fatal Exchange by Lisa Harris

Fatal Exchange: A Novel (Southern Crimes)Fatal Exchange, by Lisa Harris, is a modern-day suspense novel. Before beginning this book, find a comfortable seat and a nice cup of a favorite beverage, because once you begin to read this you will want to stay with it to the end.

Emily Hunt’s brother, a police officer, was killed. Whereby Emily and her family have their own suspect, it needs to be proven. The path that this book takes you on will keep the reader on the edge of their seat.

This is a very good book and I look forward to reading more by this author.
I was given this book by the author and in exchange for my fair and honest review. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Light the Fire is the kind of book that readers have difficulties putting down once they begin reading. The characters are complex and the incidences in the book are down-to-earth.

Even though this sounds similar to other books of this genre there is a difference. God is interspersed throughout to help the characters develop. He also is there through the resolution of problems that are encounters.

Mary Manners is an excellent writer and I plan on reading more of her books now.

I was given this book by the author and in exchange for my honest and fair review.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Unexpected Marriage by Carla Rossi

Unexpected Marriage by Carla Rossi is about two people who meet while working at a summer camp. Rocky is a strongly independent man who has learned to adapt to life in a wheelchair. At time he appears to be, almost, too independent.

Gia is the daughter of an evangelical minister. She became a rebellious teen who then became an adult that had trouble believing in herself or trusting others.

Both of these adults met and filled holes that the other had within their hearts. Along their paths they had to learn to trust in God more than themselves.

This is a book worth celebrating. As I read it I found myself recommending it to others, even before finishing it. Rossi made me feel as if Gia and Rocky were friends, yet I know their lives, after the book ended, would go on successfully.

I was given this book by the author and in exchange for my honest and fair review. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Book Review: Down and Dead in Dixie by Vicki Hinze

Down and Dead in Dixie, by Vicki Hinze, is a fun read. Most of the people that the reader meets in this book are not what they seem. Or perhaps it is best said that they are more than they seem.

Hinze has a way of bringing the reader to the point that they think they will never unravel everything and, soon, one puzzle is unraveled and another presents itself.

I would have given it the highest rating, except that it was a little slow at the beginning, so I was not sure if I would stay with it. Soon, though, I could not put it down.

Anyone that enjoys an entertaining story to keep them involved and holding their breath to see what happens next will definitely enjoy this book.

I was given this book by the author and by in exchange for a fair and honest review.  

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Book Review: The Sinners' Garden by William Sirls

The Sinners’ Garden by William Sirls spoke to me deeply. Sirls was able to reflect on his own life and bring the faith that he developed through his experiences into this book.

The characters in The Sinners’ Garden, Heather, Rip, Judi and Andy all needed God’s love through different difficulties in their lives. One was troubled by an unsolved murder, one was abused by a former spouse, her child was also affected by the abuse but did not know who to blame and the other was a rock for the others to turn to, even though he was a former convict.

Each had their heart touched by an iPod, the words of a boy, a “Summer Santa,” and a miraculous garden.

It has been a long time since I have felt a book touch me as this one has. Thank you Mr. Sirls.

I was given this book by the author and by in exchange for my fair and honest review