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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

The Divine Proverb of Streusel ~ Sara Brunsvold

This book is a Women's Contemporary Christian read.  This book takes place in Missouri on a small farm and is  the story of  Nikki Warner.  Nikki has a lot to deal with, her parents divorce and troubles with her boyfriend, she decides to go to the farm for the summer and think things over.   While at the farm she finds her grandmother's German recipe book that incorporates proverbs that accompany  the recipe.  What does this all mean to Nikki and her future?  What does all her grandmothers wisdom mean for her?  Will this book change Nikki?

If you want a book that will keep you reading from the beginning until the last page, this is the book.  It is a book that is about faith, family, wisdom and love.  This is one of those reads that you can't stop thinking about and has more meaning than just a story about Nikki's summer on the farm.  This is the first book that I have read from this author and plan to read more.  This is a great book for a book club or to share with friends.  Loved this book and the story meanings. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, "Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.


Tuesday, December 19, 2023

The Warsaw Sisters ~ Amanda Barratt

 This book is a Historical, Christian, World War II read.  It takes place during the 1930's and the war in Warsaw during the German invasion.  When the two sisters, Antonina and Helena are having to see their father going to war to protect their country, their lives will change forever.  Antonina finds herself working with a network of women to shelter Jewish children and keep them safe.  Helena makes the decision to become part of the secret army that will fight to keep her country safe. They are forced apart, the family and friends that once surrounded them are gone and now the sisters are on their own journeys.  Will they be able to survive and come close again?  Will they both survive this war?  Will they be reunited?  What will the future be for them?

I would recommend this book to those that like historical reads.  It is a book that tugs at your heart and keeps you up at night reading.  The two sisters are strong women with separate goals, but still love each other. This is an emotional read that shows history and how it effected all people.  I was touched at this book and if you love history and stories about courage, bravery, sisterhood and love for family.. READ THIS!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, "Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.


Her Secret Hope ~ Shelley Shepard Gray

 

This is book 3 of the A Season in Pinecraft series, an Amish Christian Romance book. It is the story of Lily and Eddie, when two different people meet and find love.  Lily is Amish and making Pinecraft, Florida her new home and a fresh start on life.  She doesn't now what to expect, but is excited for the journey.  She finds a place to stay, new friends and new job.  Everything is going as she expects until she meets Eddie.  Eddie is from Ohio and just visiting, Lily is heartbroken that he is going to be leaving.  Eddie is going back close to her hometown that she just left.  She is torn between her heart and the past.  Eddie is fond of her, but has a life in Ohio not in Florida.  Will they be able to keep their love?  What choice will they make, stay together? Go back to Ohio?  Stay in Florida?  What is their future?

I would recommend this to any fan of the author and Amish reads.  This is a great story that is book 3 of the series, however, can be read as a stand alone.  Shelley Shepard Gray is always keeping her readers happy and content.  This is another favorite of mine. Great Read!!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, "Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Countdown ~ Lynette Eason

This is book 4 of the Extreme Measures series, a Christian Suspense Mystery book.  Raina has been running from a stalker all her life, she has changed her name, moved and stayed hidden from her past.... until now the stalker has found her.  She is now back in danger and finds when US Marshal Vincent Corelli has been shot at because of her, what will she do?  Vincent feels he has no other choice than to protect her, even if it means he loses his job.  They come together and go after the stalker.  Will Raina be safe and final get her life back?  Will they be able to track and detain the stalker?  

I would recommend this book if you want to read a drama, suspense, and twist and turn read, this is the one for you.  It is book 4 and the last one of the extreme measures series, however, it can be read as a stand alone... but I suggest you read all 4 of this series.... they are all very good for drama and keeping you in suspense until the very last page. I always enjoy this author. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, "Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.

This is Where it Ends ~ Cindy K. Sproles

This is a Christian Historical Read that takes place during the 1900's in Kentucky mountains.  This is the Minerva's story of how all her life she has kept her husbands secret and she just may reveal it now at 94 and close to the end of  life.  She has always kept the box her husband gave her and never opened it as he instructed her to do.  When a reporter comes to visit and tries to find her story that he can report on, will she tell the secret and open the box?  Or will she keep the secret and never know what is in the box? 

I recommend this to anyone that love to read a mystery and story about one women and how she dealt with a secret all her life, could you be able to hold onto this mystery?  I felt myself so into reading her story and wanting to know the secret that I couldn't put the book down.  If you want a great read, pick up this book, but make sure you have hours to read from cover to cover.  You won't be able to put down.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, "Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.

Letters from my sister ~ Valerie Fraser Luesse

This book is a Christian Historical Fiction that takes you back into time.  This is the story of two sisters Callie and Emmy and the meaning of family.  Life seems good for the sisters, they are opposites, however, one ready to marry, the other ready to do her own thing.  When their worlds are shaken up by a visit from Lily, the granddaughter of the family housekeeper, trouble seems to loom over them.    When tragedy strikes the sisters forcing them to be separated and they start to write letters that lead them to piece their lives back together.  Can they find the truth?  Will they be able join each other again?  What is the mystery? 

I would recommend this book to those that enjoy history and a page turning story.  This book will keep your attention until the end.  The story deals with family issues and the heartaches that happen in life.  This was the first book I read from this author and look forward to reading other books from her.  I really enjoyed this book it was very heartfelt that covered love, trust, faith, family and so much more!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, "Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

The All American ~ Susie Finkbeiner

 This book is a Christian Historical Fiction that takes place in 1952 during the great depression era. It is the story of Bertha Harding and her dreams of baseball.  She wants to be a part of the American Baseball League, not what women during this time are supposed to be doing.  When her family is accused of be part of the Communist Party, it forces them to change their lives.  Bertha is so determined that she stays strong and true to her love of baseball.  Will she be able to fill her American dream?  Will her family survive being the center of rumors and non-true accusations?  

If you like to read a book that will have you turning the pages then this is the book for you.  It deals with society issues and how one women decides to put aside what everyone is saying.  I am not a hard fan of baseball, however, I loved this book.  If you love reading a book that is heartfelt, about not giving up, and family values, then read this book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, "Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.