A Grand read

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.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Standing Firm

 A charming tale  you will fall in love with! It is set during the war of 1812 and very well written. Of course it is a historical romance  and the hero  is Fiona a girl. It all starts out with  the sudden news of her brothers capture on a British ship and then mysteriously an English  solider is washed up half dead on the beach. Charlie claims to not  know  anything  about the reason he was sent to America, but  he is suspected as  a spy.  Fiona has  her duties to fulfill but she is falling under the spell of this enchanting  handsome lover. She must  see him but will it cost  her  , her life?

Beth White's day job is teaching music at an inner-city high school in historic Mobile, Alabama. A native Mississippian, she writes historical romance with a Southern drawl and is the author of The Pelican Bride and The Creole Princess. Her novels have won the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award, the RT Book Club Reviewers' Choice Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award. Learn more at www.bethwhite.net.

Thanks Revell for the book to review!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

My toddler Bible

This book has already become a favorite Sunday read for a little   beautiful curly bond three year old and her handsome 1 year old brother.  It is so cute to see them head of to church  taking turns to bring the special book with them.  lots of bright pages to engage  your children.   This wonderful collection of short Bible stories is a great way to begin teaching the scriptures.  When I first  gave this book to the children, the 3 year  took it to bed with her and ran to get the following day for church! Beautiful pictures and well-written for toddlers, preschool and kindergarten little ones..

Thanks Kregel for the book to review.

Hymnbooks and Hanky Cradles, Nora and Phoebe, Plain Fun Girls

Hymnbooks and Hanky Cradles, Nora and Phoebe, Plain Fun Girls  A story about two girls  and the life they live.  This story is based on a true story of the lives of two cousins. Nora and Phoebe are best friends and do everything together.  This is an old fashioned story .  I let  my sisters read it and the  9 year old got board of it but the 13 year old thought it  was pretty good.  Learn lessons in this story; how to turn unlikable chores into play and fun. This  small short chapter book is set in the 1900's before  cars and other  modern inventions.  Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 180 pages  which is  the perfect  length for  a young 10_12 year old  to read or to be read out  loud by the mother to her  children or  an older sibling.

Thanks Olive Press for the free book to review

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Gluten Free cookbook

Comfort Food: Vegan Cooking with Over 70 Gluten Free RecipesA
very well written book with many practical recipes.  With over 70 recipes one can not go wrong with this book! Recipes in all categories to please everyone!This cookbook is not only lovely, it looks very useful and practical as well.  This new cookbook is a must-have for every household! As you may have noticed by now, I have a thing for healthy cookbooks. And as a final note, although I would love to keep it I have actually made the sacrificial decision to give it as a wedding gift this spring! I just  hope  I have time to make a few of the recipes  o else I just  might have to save up and purchase this cookbook!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Miracle of Israel: The Shocking, Untold Story of God’s Love for His People by Gary Frazier & Jim Fletcher

Miracle of Israel

What can I say about a book that brings you to tears at the magnitude of God's wondrous love for his people Miracle of Israel: The Shocking, Untold Story of God’s Love for His People by Gary Frazier & Jim Fletcher  starts out with an amazing story of how God saved the Israel army today , not just in Bible past.  A  must read as one needs to know that God does indeed still do miracles.  This is the history of he Jews, much we already know but  then there are so many modern  uplifting stories that  we probably have over looked. How often do e follow Israel's wars.  We should to be amazed at our God. The author  points all the Glory to God.  This is an out standing   book that pastors will want to read.  It opens your eyes to understanding this small country better. The history of the Bible which we have read a million times come alive!  I encourage you to read this book as it is  not too long so you will not be board- in fact you will want it to continue.

I am not sure I agree with all the doctrine but again I am not an expert on  this subject,  I will do a little  more studying,

About the Authors:
Gary Frazier is the founder and President of Discovery Missions. He is a respected speaker and writer on the subject of Bible prophecy and current events, has appeared on numerous documentaries, the History Channel, and national radio programs. Authoring numerous books, he is a contributor to the Tim LaHaye Prophecy Study Bible, The Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy, and travels nationally speaking in many of America’s largest churches. He has degrees from Criswell College, Southwestern Seminary and Louisiana Baptist University, his Doctor of Humanities degree from Liberty University and Doctor of Divinity from International Seminary in Plymouth, FL.
Jim Fletcher is an accomplished writer, speaker, and editor, as well as published author of books which include The Last War and other books related to prophecy. He has written articles for WorldNetDaily, RaptureReady, Beliefnet, The Jerusalem Post and the American Family Association. A member of the executive committee of the National Christian Leadership Conference for Israel (NCLCI), Jim’s weekly blog can be found at raptureready.com under the Israel Watch section

Thanks for he book to review!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Interesting  yet disappointing  because it leaves you wanting book two in this Scottish series.  A little to long but some of the characters were enchanting.   Get a free sample at https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=AwE_CgAAQBAJ&source=productsearch&utm_source=HA_Desktop_US&utm_medium=SEM&utm_campaign=PLA&pcampaignid=MKTAD0930BO1&gl=US&gclid=COCm5fHb-MsCFYVCMgod3GoOOg&gclsrc=ds

The style of  writing was good.  writing style is quite good and engaging. Almost too engaging at times! This book was hard to put down; easy to follow and captivating. I will most certainly  read all the books in the series when they come out. I want to follow the family history.  A will sent to a girl outside of Scotland. How does this settle with the clan.  find out.

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