Saturday, January 31, 2015

Book Review: Steadfast Heart by Tracie Peterson

Steadfast Heart is the first book in the Brides of Seattle by Tracie Peterson.

Lenore Fulchur is a girl who would like to find true-love, while her father believes that she should marry James Rybus, his business partner.

Kolbein Booth, from Chicago, comes into town looking for his sister who he believes answered a mail-order bride ad. This leads him to the Madison Bridal School where he meets Lenore and, as they say, the rest is history.

In addition to these two main characters there is Lenore's best friend Abrianna and Wade. Wade and Abrianna have built a relationship based on friendship.

Peterson, as is usual, has a wonderful of developing characters as she builds a story around love, humor and faith. As with other works by this author, this book makes the reader feel they have developed a friendship with the characters which does not end with the final page of the book. Very well written.

I was provided this book by Bethany House and Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Book Review: Robert the Bruce - King of the Scots

Robert the Bruce - King of the Scots by Michael Penman is a well-researched book about the Scottish leader against England at Bannockburn. As a person that is well-versed in this area, I found the information interesting and factual. However, if a person unfamiliar with this topic, were to come across this book, they may find it a little difficult to stay with the writing.

Penman did have supportive material to support his research into this hero that was not afraid to lead by example.

Book Review: Christmas on Chestnut Street

Christmas on Chestnut Street is a charming novel by Nancy Thayer. This book has Felicia set to marry her beau, Archie. The wedding is set to take place in Nantucket and appears to be the perfect wedding. There was one small hitch, this was not the type of wedding Felicia and Archie wanted. Instead, it was the dream wedding of her mother.

Felicia's mother not only designed this wedding, she also pictured a different groom, next door neighbor, Steven. With this goal, she begins matchmaking, then events started occurring that even the mother could not foresee.

This is an inspiring book that encompasses Christmas and all that the season includes. Thayers descriptive writing helps to make this a book that keeps the reader involved to the end.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Book Review: The Button Legacy by Ginger Marcincowski

The Button Legacy by Ginger Marcincowski demonstrates how everyday objects can help to tie generations together. In this book, a box of many buttons, all different, is passed to each generation. Through the book God's love is shown as these small items are used in each of these people's lives to help them through difficult times.

The Button Legacy is filled with heart-warming stories that keeps the reader's attention with ease and makes them look for ways to pass God's love on to family through some small thing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Book Review: Miranda Warning

Product DetailsMiranda Warning, by Heather Day Gilbert, is the first book in the Murder in the Mountain series. In this book Tess Spencer always carries a Glock and a knife with her. This comes in handy as she investigates the murder of an old friend, Miranda.

She and her husband, Tomas live in the mountains in West Virginia, when she received a warning note telling her to stay away from a 40-year old widower, Paul. The adventure takes off from there

Gilbert does a good job of leading the reader through the past and the present. Her characters are well-thought out so that the reader feels like they have become friends during the mystery. This book was one of the easiest reads that I have read recently. Once I picked it up, I wanted to continue reading until I was done.