A Grand read

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.