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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Catching Crhristmas ~ Terri Blackstock


GREAT BOOK!  This is about taking the time for others, no matter what.  When Finn, a cab driver gets a call from Callie an elderly lady that is need to have him drive her to her appointments, little does he know how much his life will change.  Callie has her heart set on something that no one but Jesus knows about, finding someone for her granddaughter to spend the rest of her life with.  However, her granddaughter is more occupied with being a lawyer and her career.  As Callie intervenes and intertwines with both lives, you will laugh, cry, smile and realize life is all about memories not stuff.

This is a great book, that everyone should take a few hours and read.  I want this to be a Hallmark movie that we can watch over and over.  It is such a wonderful book that you can't put down and you don't want to end.  I was sad that it was such a short read.  I am an avid fan of Terri Blackstock and this is story is so out of the box for her, but she did an excellent job and as always a great read!!!


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A Christmas by the Sea ~ Melody Carlson

This is a short story that will melt your heart about kindness and taking a chance on love.  When Wendy, a single mom, has to go from Ohio to her inherited family sea cottage in Maine to clean it out and put it on the market, little does she expects what happens.  Wendy and her son, only plan to drive to Maine spend the holiday and vacation time and go back to Ohio.  Her son has a different plan and through his kindness and love for his mom, he plans to change her mind and stay living in Maine.  When they meet the local Caleb will this change plans or just make things worse?

I enjoyed this book, it is a quick story that can be a great Hallmark movie.  This is a great Christmas story that can be read at any time of the year.  Once you start reading you won't be able to put it down.  This is a fun afternoon read that won't disappoint and will put a smile on your face.

 Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have 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 Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

Sunday, September 16, 2018

I'd Rather Be Reading ~ Anne Bogel

This is a cool reading book.  Anne is a an avid reader and goes through many different scenario's of the books we read.  She describes situations of type of books, how she becomes a reader, books that she recommends, etc.  Each chapter she tells of a situation and how reading effects your life, I like how she describes and tells how a book picks you.  She tells of how she has purchased books and not read them for many years later, realizing that the books you read come in your life when you need them.

This book is very small but very different and entertaining.  I read this in a few hours and when i started was so intrigued i couldn't put it down.  I want to share this with all my friends that read, it is such a unique and interesting book.. One of a kind read,  you won't wan to miss.... Love this book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through Bakers Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have 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 Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

Second Chance Dogs ~ Callie Smith Grant

This is an excellent book for anyone that loves dogs.  The book is of short stories of dogs that were rescued and how they also saved their owners on their own journeys in life.  Each story is a quick read and very touching, some even bring tears to your eyes (joyful tears).  I enjoyed each story, such a variety of stories in each one. 

I would recommend this for anyone to read, if you are a dog lover, animal lover or animal rescue person, this book is a must read.  Any age can read this.  You can pick up and read at anytime for a much time as you want. You don't need to read cover to cover (even though I did), you can just read one or two at a time.  Having a bad day?  this is the book to pick up and read, guaranteed you will have a smile on your face when you put down.   I received this in the mail and sat down and read from cover to cover, I couldn't put it down.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through Bethany House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have 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 Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising


The Hundred Story Home ~ Kathy Izard

This is a wonderful story of how Kathy Izard followed God's whisper and made Homeless Homes for people in need.  She tells her life story and journey of how she took an idea and made it a reality.  Her story covers the lives of homeless people, the how, why and what they need to get out.  After all her studies, fundraising and people she has touched (and those that have touched her along the way) this story is all about GOD's Grace and how your journey is never done. 

I loved this story, it started for Kathy when her mom had her read "Same kind of  Different" and then her journey began.  When you start reading this you will not stop until the end. This is a read for everyone, if you have read "Same kind of Different" you must read this one, it is a continuation of how God works.  The end is not what you will think, but is touching and makes you want more.... BUY THIS BOOK!!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through BookLook.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have express are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16CFR Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Hidden Among the Stars ~ Melanie Dobson

This is the story of the history in Hitler's day's of survival and today's world in Ohio and the day of technology connecting the past with the present.  The story takes us into the world of the Jewish people and how they lived their everyday lives, just to survive another day by hiding and keeping only a few treasures with them.  We also go along with the present and have the story of two people looking into the past, can this be what brings them together?  The story intertwines back into time and present to combine a twisting and surprising ending, you will have to read to find out.....

I would recommend this to anyone that likes a good suspense, drama and hope for the characters to be together.  I am not a history reading person, but I was totally into this story and the way this book gives hope and the descriptions put you in a world that you feel you are there.  I couldn't put this book down and hope everyone will buy this and read it, this can be for any age group.

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