A Grand read

Thursday, August 11, 2016


  Broken by  Carole   Dupre
 I was looking forward to reading this book as I think people should indeed discard hypocrisy and false fronts. However, I was greatly confused and disappointed by this book. To clarify, I read many Christian books a year and am able to glean from authors of various denominations and beliefs. This book, however I found wishy-washy and void of depth. The author tried incredibly hard to persuade the reader to drop all masks that he basically encourages them to live in their sinfulness. Seriously- that's what I got from this book. I got the impression that the author promotes the idea that God loves who however you are and you don't even have to try to be a more godly person.... can you understand my confusion now? 
. They need to deal with it and repent rather than just glibly talking about it with other sinners, thus eventually turning sin into normalcy. Secondly, if we are speaking of Christians, should there be darkness? Yes, Christians can sin and Christians should view those 'little' sins as darkness, but there shouldn't be dark sins in a Christian's life. If there are, he or she really, really needs to examine his or her heart to see if he or she is really saved. And by the way, I do not believe in perfectionism. I believe what the Bible says:
Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's[b] seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. (1 John 3)
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

In Memory of Bread book review

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Product DetailsThis  author is  also the  artiest of her book. an interesting twist on the  War  as this  one  is  done in beautiful poetry. I like  both  these  aspects  studying the war  and poetry. I found it  a very moving  work of  a  masterpiece . This author pours  out her heart  since she  lived during this time. Add it  to your collection and you will not be disappointed.

Happy Birthday

I don't know  how much parents  will like this book as  it might  drive  them crazy but I know children will love  pressing the  button over  and over again. I  gave  it to a little  two year old for his  birthday and he walks  around the  house  singing " happy birthday " in his own cute  voice.  As you can tell this book is  all about  the  wondrous things  called  a birthday.  I got it  early to preview  for you all. It  comes  out  at  the  end of  August  I think the  23rd. Two to five  year olds  will love  this  7  by 8 inch sturdy board  book. 16 pages  at a good reasonable price  $12.99.  look for  it on amazon.

Michelle  Adams  knows kids  well having  two her  self. The art  work is fun and done by Sandra  Rodriguz who uses  watercolor.

This book will be a treasured volume  to read  each birthday.

Board book

I was given an advance  copy of  this  book to read  for  which I am very thankful.  It blessed  some little ones  ages  2  and 4  , yesterday. This book comes out  August  9th. This is  a board  book well suited for little hands. They will love  the picture  and  the  rhyming  message. A very bright book full of  colorful pictures  to keep your little one  preoccupied  for  hours! This book has  a great  message  that  we are  all made in the  image  of  God. The author  could have done better by putting in some handy caped  children.  Jill has  done  a wonderful job  writing this  kids  book but  Amy has  captured the  child's  attention even more. This is  a  book both  parents  and children will applicate.

I thank first  look and  worthy publishing for  the book.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thinking Differently about Suffering

I really felt comfortable  with  this  book since John and I share the  same  doctrine  background. The  author  write in an engaging  manner as  he  tries   to  trust  God  knowing  He  is  all wise. Every christian's will have  why's  when face  with  great  suffering wither in your own life or others. John shares  hos his  wife's  incurable illness  shook  his life  and  the lessons  God used.  

Are  you equipped to deal with  tragedies just because you are a  Christian? Is  it  wrong  to question God? Follow  the  author  as he  shares is insight. Even if you are  not  in the  middle of  a  suffering this  book can be  useful to help one  know what  not  to say and  to say to another  grieving person.

I felt very blessed  to read  this book on suffering  and triumph in Christ  alone. 

I highly recommend this book for those who are going through suffering, have experienced it in the past and who know others  who are . It  will help you understand why they are  acting in ways they are. 

This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours in exchange for an honest review

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A world war II boook

 This  is a  murder  mystery with  a  touch of  romance  it which is  set  in London in World  War  II.  The author claims her  story is  based  on true facts.  The  events  take place during the  London  Blitz  in 1940. The detective finds a  body which every one  suspects  was killed  by a  bomb but on a  closer look he  finds she was murdered.   Questions arise  why? And How? This  turns  into a  very tangled  mess. I found it a  fine  read  but not  one  i would read  again, yet  there  were  lots of  twists  to this  story.

The author  did  a  good  job  to transport  one  back to London. One  can learn a lot  about how it  was  to live in this  place  during the  war. Yet I did not like that  they had to put a women in it as  he describes  her  an attractive  American war corespondent.  This almost distracts  the  detective  from his  duties.

Apart from this point  I did enjoy!

I received this book from the publisher through Kregel  in exchange for my honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Divine Grace

I enjoyed  this  book as it  was  a true  story. Lona  shows  that  faith  in  God  pulled  her  through  when she lost her  husband  to a  sad  divorce and  almost  lost her daughter to rebellion.   Follow   this teen  age  girl in her journey to true faith  in God. If you have  a  child who is  rebellious ad won't  do anything  you ask then this  is  a good  book for you. Not a book on parenting advice to tell you exactly what  to do . This  one is  a  true  story  and you can learn a lot  of  lessons of how  during her time  of grieving  for  her  husband she had  to take  on a new  roll of  parenting all alone.

This book points to God' grace  and gives  him all the  glory.

Thank you Olive  press  for the  book to review.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Mommy Needs a Raise

Mommy Needs a Raise: (Because Quitting's Not a Option)

A  light  and  easy   reading  trying  to help mothers get  through  their  days. Lots of  insight  from  Sarah's  life  about raising children in a  laughable written way.
I just did not like that  she   put  a lot  of  emphases  on working  from home. I felt like  she never  came  home. She use to have  a job  out  side  the  home as a lawyer. She now  spends her days  selling on E-bay but  calls her self  a mother. Some  times  I wondered if her  children were pushed  aside.
I had never read  anything by this author  so thought  it might  be good  to give her a try. I did find her style  very witty and funny.

But in the  end  my heart  was  very sad because  I felt like she was saying  children make you waist your life.
I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Words to Live By

 The  quote on the back of the  book " Words  have the  power  to change  lives." Really touched me! That is  why I  decided to read  this  book!

I wanted  to love  this book to savor it  but i just found  each page  to short.This book is publicized as a book   where  52  ordinary words lead  to n extraordinary life.. I was looking forward to reading this book . However, I was greatly confused and disappointed by this book. To clarify, I read many Christian books a year and am able to glean from authors of various denominations and beliefs. This book, however I found wishy-washy and void of depth.  I got the impression that the author promotes the idea that God loves who however you are and you don't even have to try to be a more godly person.... can you understand my confusion now? Again, this book is confusing in that it has some good points regarding other humans but isn't very strong or Biblical concerning our God who is not only a loving God but also a perfectly Righteous and Just God! 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A Texas Gold Novel


I love  history so this  front  caught my eye.  I as  surprised  at  the  content  .  This is  the  4th book in the  series. For me it is  a first  and a last  for  me. I am getting very tired of  romances  where the  guy thinks he is in love with a  different girl till some one else  just seems to drop from the  sky.

I tried  to like  this  book but I just  could not get into it. .  The charters  Leta  and  Nathan did not  jump out at  me..  Inf act  I did  not  like  how  one  of  Leta's  friend  seems to have  no  moral standers  and drifts  from guy to guy.  It might have  been good  if  less  romance had  been thrown into it.

Most  people  will like it if they want  a romance. The  setting is in Texas  and is very political.

Thanks  Revell for the book to review.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

101 Practical lessons using God's word

 A short  book that a  mother  can read  a page  each  night  or each night  to help her with  her day. This is a well written book with  lessons  about  raising children.  Each one  page  chapter  has a page  beside it with  a picture of  a child. Very good  insight  all pulled from the  scriptures. One of those books every mother  should  write  fro their  children but  never  do.   An easy yet  encouraging read  which busy mothers  will enjoy..

Thank you  olive  press  fro the  book to review

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Rages to Riches to True Riches in Christ!

From the Projects to the Palace: A Rags to Riches to True Riches Story

I love  it when I read  a good book that  makes  me  cry and laugh  at the same time. That is  just what this book did!  I was looking forward to reading this book a chapter  every day  for ten days but once I began it I could not put it down and read it very quickly!  This is an unusual memoir/autobiography by Greg  Hershberg about his his  life.  There is a lot about his father.  As you read you will understand  why the author didso  This  book is really impressive as it reveals the devotion and love Gregs father showed towards his wife, and the grace God gave  Greg. I liked  how it  shows  that riches  don't  make  one happy.  And that  faith  has to be  more than traditions.
Overall I was amazed and impressed by the love shared throughout this confusing life. I was  not  so sure  about  the fact that  he  and his wife  both  saw  Jesus in Israel but I over  looked this point because I had  to since I was falling  in love with this read. 
 I am a history lover so I really enjoyed  learning what it was like to grow up Jewish during the 1960s and 1970s.
This  book points to Jesus  and gives  him all the glory.  One cannot read this book and be unchanged. This book is another testimony to God's faithfulness.From the first chapter, I was grabbed by this heart-touching, convicting, motivating book. One can tell that the author  know his  topic , after all it is  a book about himself! It was easy to understand yet convicting. Needless to say, I do recommend this book for all audiences!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. 

It was pretty good for the most part.

Skip Rock Shallows (Copper Brown, #3)  This  should  have been posted on the 5th. Sorry about this.

Don't ask me why I was reading this book. Actually, do because I have a valid explanation: I was given a copy of this book. . But this book is really not worth reading. I will admit I was interested in it and wanted to find out what happened . The writing wasn't terrible although there were confusing areas. I did not really like the girl to much of wanting to lead even when ,married. Also she left her husband to be very quickly fro a guy she had know when younger but had not seen in years. Are all love stories the same? (less)
This was my first book by this author.  Maybe  my last.  I felt the Gospel could have been clearer. Skip Rock Shallows by Jan Watson takes readers into a small coal town where at first the idea of a lady doctor is rejects. Only after saving a young miner she starts to win there trust but even then it is slow and not all want her there.  There wasn't a lot of drama, which i am thankful .A pleasantly rustic tale, set in the coal mining community of Skip Rock, Kentucky.

Lilly Corbett is a young woman who has set her foot on the rough path of being a lady doctor to a old fashioned, coal mining community.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Kids Bible

A very good  Bible  for  children.

My First Hands-On Bible  is a wonderful book full of  hands on activities that bring the  Bible  alive. Use it  at  home or in Sunday schools for great lessons geared towards children 3-6 years of age.  This Bible uses scriptures to tell the stories  not some one else writing their own  words based on Gods holy scriptures. Very interesting  how  at the end of each chapter  their is a question or  a note pointing out  how  Jesus is to be  found in all the stories  even if  he is  not  mentioned. 

Each story is a perfect length 3-5  pages so that  children do not get board but actually want to read  more.  The activities really help the  children  know the stories.

I got this book from Tyndale to review.

Those Who Have Ears, Let Them Hear

This book I know I had to read since the back ( pictured below) made  me think of  Jordan Rubin and his book Makers Diet. 

He had the same sickness as Dr J. Michaels- picture of  Jordan below Image result for jordan rubin.

I wanted to see what this author had to say. A lot of what the author states on thee heath side was right on track with what I believe and I would know since I  read every heath book I can lay my hands on!  Yet again, I am blessed to read and review a wonderful book on suffering and triumph through faith in Jesus!  I highly recommend this book for those who are going through suffering, have experienced it in the past and who, like me have never gone through anything major as the author but I do have  a high mold allergy.  I fought this for years with out knowing what it was.

When all seems lost, where can hope be found?  The author shows us that their is natural way  to be  well but in the end he points all the glory to God. How can my words describe the beauty and value of this book? From the first chapter, I knew this book would be a favorite of mine. As I read, my first impression was not unfounded. This book really, really touched my heart. I sensed the great peace and joy that this family had, which can only come from a relationship with Jesus Christ!Whether God has already given you strength to make it through a hard time, or you have no idea how you're going to get through another day, you need to read this book. 

This book is  not all about heath but focuses a lot on the  spiritual side of life- all part of the healing. Do not miss this beautiful and God-glorifying book.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Like a River

Like a River from Its Course

This is a World war II book which one can't but help loving. I am a fan of  anything to do with the Wars.  In fact I collect these kinds of books.  This one was  a keeper. Kelli Stuart's new book Like A River From Its Course is fiction but  what a thriller!  I felt like I was in the Ukrainian and German world since this book painted vividly researched pictures.  This  author really took time to research her material. I know  this because I have  read a number of very heavy , deep books on different  events from the Wars.Not always a fan of first  person accounts I was  not disappointed with this one.  I enjoyed following the stories of three characters.  Each one was a gripping, thrilling and heart breaking  at the same time. 

On a side  note some  mentioned they thought this book would be Christen but I knew other wise since having researched the author.  Also there was some romance in it  which I found to be refreshing but some of the  pre-romantic  notions ( very historical) are  not good for younger readers.  Some  of the  happenings I wish  had  not read  about.  But in all I would highly recommend this book to adults.

Based on true stories gathered from fifteen years of research and interviews with Ukrainian World War II survivors, Like a River from Its Course is a story of love, war, heartache, forgiveness, and starting over.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion

Saturday, June 25, 2016

From GRACE to GLORY, An Upward Journey

If you like devotionals  or short books where you can read a page or two a day then this is the book for you! There  is one  main them running threw this book. How Jesus  uses  are brokenness for  his glory.  So many good lessons   I feel like this book should be called

 Life on Victory Road!  

Yet I think the author chose his title well.  This is an incredibly relevant and necessary book in our day and age!  We are all broken and need to see we are vessels in God's hands for  his glory alone.

I did not agree with all the authors points but it still made a great read which  I hope to study in depth .

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and 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.”

Monday, June 20, 2016

Broken but healed

  A good short read which leads one into one women's heart break and how she healed.   One feels  like you are walking side  by side with  Lyn.  In fact  in this read, I learnt  what I would need to know to help others and  my self( I pray the Lord  not  have this in store for me). I felt I enjoyed the second half best written by  Lyn's new  husband.    This is an incredibly relevant and necessary book in our day and so good.  I do think those  who  know someone going into a divorce not of their will must read this book.  I pray I can pass this  on to others and that I  never  have to use  it in my life.   So many great verses   which made  me ponder  them. I have a applied it in my life to see if I am actually in Christ,    Short but a good afternoon read,

Thanks to olive press for the book

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A true story

  This is an awesome  read for the  most part.  I read  it not because I am a sports  fan but  because  I wanted  to see how life in the  1970's really was like.  wow was I in for a  surprise,  I knew  so little  about this  time and how poorly black people were treated.   In this  chapter book we see how friendships  change a town.  One will follow two boys  life  story  as they grow up with  a fond love for basket ball. Not: some of the  romance I did  not think was necessary in this story.  I found it filled up pages for  nothing. This  story shows  a black boy and a white boy, taught  to hate each other who cross he boundaries because of basketball.

In the  end I felt  like I learned bout the  segregation blacks felt ( at that  time they still had their own parks, sides of streets and stores), and actually understood basketball for the  first time. Because of this book I now want to be at a game.  Ken Abraham has done a fantastic  job!

I received this book free from the publishers and was not required to write a positive review.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Faygala, Yiddish Refugee


 Touching story that brought tears to my eyes as I read of
                                                                          one suffering  to reach freedom and leaving her            beloved. I was happily relieved  the ending was  a  pleasant one.  I half expected it  not to be since this a true   story written by the character Faygala's, daughter in law.
  The story opens up in 1915 in Russia where a  17 year     Jewish young women is  molested by Cossack solders .  She must flee to reach America  to be untied with her father in Ohio.
        Bettey Baker, has done a wonderful job  reconstructing this story
      which she has  heard from her  mother -in -law so many times.
           I recommend you get a copy and read it  out  loud to your  children.  Let  them experience  the terrifying thought that  perhaps today the soldiers will come and  destroy   I felt very sad for this poor girl who had  not seen her father  in 10 years .  He  had fled  so as not to be drafted into the army.  Follow the hardships to a happy ending.

I am a fan of world war1 and 11 books  and this one did  not disappoint. Short but  extremely well written , you won't want to miss. Add his to your collection today.  Find it on amazon!

Thank you  olive press for the book!

Friday, June 3, 2016

All Summer long

All Summer Long: A San Francisco Romance (Follow Your Heart)

This  is a book about to be released  next week! This is the first book of the authors I have ever read. Surprisingly the plot involves a young  man who is engaged to the wrong girl.  I liked  him ( one of the main characters- there are three- two girls and one guy) but  found  he was a bit shallow. He should have  known he  loved  the first  girl before he proposed.  It is strange  how  Tia reappeared the  same day he  got engaged and ended up eating with the  engaged couple.  It seems the author never gives them time alone.  Also Mr handsome , as I will call him should  have known he was  supposed to pick out a ring,   Enough  about that, as there were a few fine parts.   I loved the setting on a house boat.

Tia an Italian who graduated from culinary school, decides to help her aunt set up a vacation boat for guests. As the chef she is excited about  her new life until she  meets a young man she know ten years ago .  Leo and Tia find they work well together but is his engagement running everything!

.I got this book from net gallery for an honest review.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

I just saw Jesus

I Just Saw Jesus (Web Front)
 I do not often care  for books with pictures of  Jesus but  despite this front this book was great! This is the story of  how one  man took this inspiring  ,movies  the world wide to reach  millions of people for Christ. A  little over 180 pages this book is  amazing.
I really enjoyed the salvation stories.  One of the first is about a Messiah warrior from Africa ( studied these people in depth  not  too long ago and love them). God is  an amazing God saving  people all over the world.  Paul decided to sue this  Jesus film  because  he realized  millions  could  no read. Follow the author on his  many dangerous journeys  as he spreads the word.  See  how  God worked all things  out for his glory.

Lastly the book talks about Campus crusades and  what this film is doing.  See  how world wide this  film has ben shown over 9 million times converting thousands.  This story really shows he voluntary risk  missionaries, people and pastors take to spread the gospel.  In the end you will be wondering what you can do!

About the Author
Paul Eshleman founded The JESUS Film Project© and served as its director for twenty-five years. He currently serves as a vice president for Campus Crusade for Christ. He provides leadership to numerous coalitions and ministry networks, including the Issachar Initiative and the Finishing The Task network.

Note: This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press in exchange for an honest review

Changed Forever by His Grace

Changed Forever by His Grace( Order on line for a new  and updated cover!)

Changed by grace is a  compelling life journey from bondage to freedom; from inner pain to healing; from post abortion trauma to forgiveness and restoration.  we all go threw  times of depression wondering why we are alive.  IN this book by Canadian born author she shares her life story with us.  I was drawn to this book because it is  not often one gets to read anything written by Canadians and  I am very in love with  Toronto because  my grandma lives there and my mother was raised in his part of the land!  This is a story of a Jewish lady and  her  life starting from childhood, very touching.  Rhonda did  not feel like she fit in anywhere so she went searching for peace.  In her search she met those that followed Jesus who had found it.  Follow her compelling journey to freedom.

When I got this book from the publisher to review, I didn't know how good it would be! The cover design, although interesting, doesn't reflect how real and life-changing the text of the book is! Yet again, I am blessed to read and review a wonderful book on suffering and triumph through faith in Jesus!
I highly recommend this book for those who are going through suffering, have experienced it in the past and who, like me have never gone through anything major. 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

BETROTHED: A Collection of LOVE STORIES Reflecting an Ancient Faith

BETROTHED: A Collection of LOVE STORIES Reflecting an Ancient FaithBETROTHED: A Collection of LOVE STORIES Reflecting an Ancient Faith

Dating? Courtship?  This  often leads to brokenness where after commitment  and before the wedding  either of the party has a right to break of the engagement.  I really appreciated this  new approach to love, with out the heart break.  Love must be awakened in God's timing. Love is not  totally based on feeling.  If you are  Christ's, then he must lead you.  This book was easy to read yet deep and full of excellent Biblical advice!  I found it  very hard to put  down because I wanted to learn about this  new way of finding a  mate. I loved how the authors told stories and examples from others betrothal stories   to help explain their Biblical points. This was quite an easy and interesting read. I love practical books like this; I read it in just a couple afternoons.

This is one of those books where you see families so closely knit with God that you see  him leading in all aspects, father, mother, son and daughter all feeling God's call of marriage to a particular person.  I loved how often times the young man ( and  women) had  not even spoken to the  girl( or man), he felt God called  him to marry.  There is  so much packed in this book with he ten stories of couples  who as it seems to me were wed the right way, that after I have passed it around to my siblings, I will re read it and ponder it.  I loved the focus on the book about praying, 

Biblical betrothal can basically be defined as a covenant that unites a man and woman in marriage, but is not physically consummated until the day of the wedding. Establishing a covenant before the wedding is the very thing God has done with us! He has made a covenant with us by the blood of Yeshua and the wedding is yet to come.

I think everyone should read this  and that this book should be introduced to churches. It will change your out  look on marriage, love and how you view others.  it certainly has  changed my life. Being single at age 30 is now ok with me because I am praying for God's timing  not trying to with hope for the  fun of courting or dating, It is a serious yet joyful commitment to look toward  matrimony. Don't miss out on this book which can be found on good reads, amazon and olive Press!

FTC Disclosure: I received this book from Olive Press Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

A bride with Style Novel

Please take  a moment to visit the authors web sight! http://janiceathompson.com/

She writes a lot of different books such as Brides with style. I get to review her book number 3 in this series. In fact I was sent an early copy.  This one will be on sale Tuesday May 17th. This is a typical story of how an engaged women is trying to set up her wedding but  has all that great help ( necessary input).   I thought it was a fun read   It shows  how sometime  others  don't let you have impute but also how  others can have some good ideas if we  stop and listen. Side  note I would say to fully understand this book and not get lost with who the characters are, you would need to read the other two books which I will and must do some day soon!

From the authors  web page she says
Pre-Order Now! ( on Amazon!)
Coming May 17, 2016

Katie Fisher is ecstatic. Pro basketball star Brady James has proposed, and she can’t wait to start planning their life together. She’s confident she’ll make it down the aisle this time–but it still may be easier said than done.
A high-society Houston bride has Katie and the Cosmopolitan Bridal team scrambling to get the perfect dress done in time for her spectacular wedding. Meanwhile, Katie finds herself bombarded with everyone’s competing visions regarding her own special day–and she’s beginning to worry that her own ideas will get lost in the crossfire. Will she ever manage to settle all of the details for her perfect day? Or will bridal shop chaos and overzealous friends and family make a mess of everything?
Fan favorite Janice Thompson gives readers what they’ve been clamoring for: another funny, romantic romp with a Texas twang.
She ha author romance  novels you might  like  a sampling

Check out her blog for historical romances, mysteries and more.  check her out on goodreads too! https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/118456.Janice_Thompson

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review

Monday, May 9, 2016

Your Story Matters

Emra Smith is an inspirational speaker, author of the book, Teatime Stories books and Life Coach.
Find her at EmraSmith.com  This is a mall book filled with inspiration! This book has 73  little pages to teach  one an important lesson that God is  molding  you to become more than you dreamed you could ever be.  Makes one want to slow down and view  each person differently. One will most certainly take time to listen. The size of this book makes it perfect to take with you on ones busy scheduled day.  The fist chapter is  about the authors  life  story full of pain but after that the other eight chapters are a devotional to help one share their  life story. In the end what I really got out of this quaint sized book was Rest more in God.  No story is to small to be told. Emma Smith explains the why and begins the process of how to tell your own story. well worth the read!


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Body Gard

Her One and Only (Porter Family, #4)  I wanted to really like this book but being very picky about pictures  in or on the cover reflecting the book, I was disappointed with this one.  Gray is supposed to be a big and  really not  like he picture being over 6 feet tall .  Dru is much shorter. Also the cover gives the story away.

This book is a story of a girl who wasn't apposed to Christianity and its traditions but who did not have a personal relationship with Jesus.  This is a romance.The action scenes were full of energy but there was too much of kissing in the book. I liked how God used Dru to help strengthen His relationship with Gray, and vice versa, always such a wonderful thing to see in a romance novel! Some parts were good but  mostly this was not as good as I had hoped.

 I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. Thanks!

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Please take time
                                                                Please take time to tell your children the entire story of God's
                                                             love in sending  his son. How did it all start?  This short
                                                             children's book is perfect.  It begins with creation  and covers
                                                                the resurrection.  I loved the authors  idea behind the story
                                                                  she wanted to share the message with two young boys and
                                                              could not find the right book, so she wrote her own. Lots of
                                                                       great Bible verses. Pictures will keep a child happy!
                                                                 One page a day for 26 days before Christmas is a great way
                                                              to use this book.

I could say more but it is time you pick it for your church, Sunday school, school, library, as gifts and for yourself. Use it now and keep as a treasure to bring out each winter. Also pass it out at your churches outreach programs and  nursing homes.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

World war 11 read

  Charming in part this story has a captivating plot. Lillian has an artificial leg but this can't stop her rom helping out.  But can her  brothers best friend change everything.  No time for romance or from a navy officer who wants to stop her work, she  must  get  head alone.
Arch, learns some lessons when his  life takes a turn for the worst.  This  he learns is also a miracle sent from heaven

 This new novel by author Sarah Sundin is very well written.The book was fast-paced and interesting to read; one definitely understood each and ever character and didn't have a hard time following the tale.  .   Since I love anything vintage and am interested in world war 2 biographies, movies, and more I was delighted when I discovered author Sarah Sundin's books a little while ago. Since, I have quickly ''devoured'' every single book she has published and eagerly look forward to reading more of her works! My sister  has  Through deep waters by this author  and I have  enjoyed it too ( the  parts I have read.  Some day I will read all of it).

First, I just want to say that Sarah Sundin does an absolutely amazing job in researching her settings. One would think that she knew every detail of what she wrote about it

I was sent a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. 

About the author:

Sarah Sundin is the author of With Every LetterOn Distant Shores, In Perfect Time, and the Wings of Glory series. In 2014, On Distant Shores was a finalist for the Golden Scroll Awards from both AWSA and the Christian Authors Network. In 2011, Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist's mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children.

Seat on the playground

A Seat on the Playground: The Joys of a Special Needs Teacher A good short read  . I enjoyed this book written by a special needs teacher, who really ahs a heart for children. This book shows  how  her  life touches  other but that  even those with  problems can teach one lessons!   God has a reason for putting everyone and anyone in your path, don't overlook every person you meet.I sat up one night reading the entire book. I will read it again and again.Not only that but I cried  and laughed over it.    It should be given to every special needs teacher, parent and doctor. Do read it!
I absolutely loved reading this book; it was the kind that you enjoy reading every week and really pondering each chapter.  I already know of a friend who would love a copy from amazon. Some books I find a bore, and many I just whiz through but this one I really enjoyed taking my time over each page- each paragraph!. Each chapter was different and full of important lessons and thoughts.  I really hope to even go back and do  an even deeper study of the book.

Thanks olive press for the book to review!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

THE Mother letter

A collection of letters  mothers  have written to encourage other  mother.  This book has great thought put into it. The husband of AMBER collected over 600 hundred letters from  mothers all across the world.  Then he out them together as a gift for is wife. Nice little book but I was not crazy abut it.  It seems to be a one read and then meant to passed on. I am not a  mother ( yet ) but already know of my dear friend mother of 3 under 5 who will benefit from this read.Lovley photographs- a lot of them are mothers with their children.  Very interesting chapter titles

 I received a copy of this book from Revell for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.