Category: Book Reviews

Oct 14
CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: Lydia by Diana Wallis Taylor

CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: Lydia by Diana Wallis Taylor

About the Book: Name of book: Lydia Author: Diana Wallis Taylor Genre: Biblical Fiction Release Date: October 3, 2017 Smart, strong, and a follower of the Jewish God, Lydia has nonetheless quietly conformed to the expectations of the wealthy Roman society into which she was born. Her father marries her off at age fifteen to a much older man whom she dislikes. Despite an unpleasant wedding and a marriage that doesn’t improve with age, Lydia remains a dutiful and faithful wife. When her husband is killed, years later, Lydia vows to remain single and returns to her father’s house in Thyatira with her twelve-year-old daughter. There, a new life begins to emerge as she is trained in the family dye business. Lydia displays an aptitude for trade in the male-dominated world of first century commerce. Her brother, who had chosen service in the Roman army rather than work in his father’s business, is at odds with his sister. Jealous of her quiet success as she learns the dye business, he’s especially befuddled by what he considers to be Lydia’s obsession with the Jewish religion. When their father dies, Cassius inherits the family’s home; Lydia inherits the business, and unbeknownst to… Read more »

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Oct 11
Book Review: A Dog For Michael:Doug To The Rescue by Janie Nugent

Book Review: A Dog For Michael:Doug To The Rescue by Janie Nugent

Title: A Dog For Michael: Doug To The Rescue Author: Janie Nugent Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc Published: May 9th, 2016 ISBN:978-1478764359 Source: Publisher;Author Pages: 34 Rating: 5 Stars Purchase: Amazon About The Book Adopt a rescue dog and change both your lives! Doug was eight years old when he arrived at a rescue facility, confused and scared. His owner had passed away, and her final wish was for Doug to have another loving family. She had raised and loved him since he was a five-week-old puppy and knew he would make another family as happy as he had made her. When eight-year-old Michael and his family adopted Doug from the shelter, a happy new chapter of his life began! A Dog for Michael is the true story of Doug’s adoption and his new life. Anyone who spent time with Doug fell in love with this sweet, funny, and joyful dog. He has traveled throughout the USA with Michael and made friends in every city and town he visited. Many people have been motivated to adopt adult dogs after getting to know him. Shelter dogs are desperate for a home, and adult dogs make wonderful companions. If you can’t adopt, consider… Read more »

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Oct 09
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Many Sparrows by Lori Benton

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Many Sparrows by Lori Benton

Title: Many Sparrows Author: Lori Benton Publisher: Waterbrook Press Publish Date: August 29,2017 ISBN: 978-1601429940 Pages: 400 Rating: 4 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book Either she and her children would emerge from that wilderness together, or none of them would. . . . In 1774, the Ohio-Kentucky frontier pulses with rising tension and brutal conflicts as Colonists push westward and encroach upon Native American territories. The young Inglesby family is making the perilous journey west when an accident sends Philip back to Redstone Fort for help, forcing him to leave his pregnant wife Clare and their four-year old son Jacob on a remote mountain trail. When Philip does not return and Jacob disappears from the wagon under the cover of darkness, Clare awakens the next morning to find herself utterly alone, in labor and wondering how she can to recover her son . . . especially when her second child is moments away from being born. Clare will face the greatest fight of her life, as she struggles to reclaim her son from the Shawnee Indians now holding him captive. But with the battle lines sharply drawn, Jacob’s life might not be the only one at stake. When frontiersman Jeremiah… Read more »

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Oct 08
CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan

CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan

Click here to purchase your copy. About the Book Book title: Deadly Proof Author: Rachel Dylan Release date: September 5, 2017 Genre: Legal Romantic Suspense Tapped as lead counsel in a corporate cover-up lawsuit against Mason Pharmaceutical, Kate Sullivan knows this case could make her career. What really drives her, though, is getting justice for the victims whose lives were ruined by the company’s dangerous new drug. But when a whistleblower turns up dead, it paints a target on the back of everyone involved. Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James steps in to handle security for Kate. He’s still haunted by mistakes in his past and is determined never to let something like that happen again. But it soon appears someone is willing to do anything–even commit murder–to keep the case from going to trial. As danger closes in, Landon can’t help but admire Kate’s courage and resolve–but will her determination not to back down become too great of a risk? About the Author Rachel Dylan was a litigator in one of the nation’s most elite law firms for over eight years and now works as an attorney at one of the Big Three automobile manufacturers. She is… Read more »

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Oct 06
Kregel Blog Tours Review: If We Make It Home by Christina Suzann Nelson

Kregel Blog Tours Review: If We Make It Home by Christina Suzann Nelson

Title: If We Make It Home Author: Christina Suzann Nelson Publisher: Kregel Publications Publish Date:September 26,2017 ISBN:978-0825444951 Pages: 272 Rating: 4 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book In College, they were as close as sisters, but in adult life, they drifted so far they became strangers. When the University of Northwest Oregon decides to close the house they called home for four years, Jenna, Ireland, and Vicky travel back and are reunited only to find their other roommate has passed away. With regrets high, and the weight of their crumbling lives as motivation, the women embark on a survival week. When tragedy strikes, leaving them lost without a guide, they must face the wounds that tore them apart and work together if they have any hope of making it home. About The Author Christina Suzann Nelson is a member of Oregon Christian Writers. Her essays have been published in the Cup of Comfort series. Nelson lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley with her husband and four children. Twitter~Website~Facebook~Goodreads My Thoughts Another new author for me, and one I am completely happy to have found! When sitting down to read this intriguing sounding book, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect,especially with… Read more »

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Oct 04
BookLookBloggers Review: An Amish Christmas Love Anthology

BookLookBloggers Review: An Amish Christmas Love Anthology

Title: An Amish Christmas Love Anthology Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers Publish Date: September 12,2017 ISBN:978-0529118707 Source: Publisher;Author Street Teams Pages: 248 Rating: 4 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman Three generations of Stoltzfus women are all living under the same roof. At twenty-five, Naomi has never been married, and both her mother, Barbara, and her grandmother, Ruth, have recently been widowed. Each nursing broken or lonely hearts, they also each have potential suitors. When a storm on Christmas Eve forces the three couples to take shelter in the basement of the Stotlzfus homestead, secrets are revealed, hearts are opened, and all three potential grooms drop to their knees for very different reasons—a proposal, a prayer, and an epiphany. The Christmas Cat by Amy Clipston Emma Bontrager is spending her first Christmas alone after her husband of 45 years, Henry, passed away in July. Although the Amish don’t normally allow animals in their homes, a big, fat, orange barn cat keeps coming into Emma’s house. She shoos the cat away, but it continues to appear in her house, settling on Henry’s favorite wingchair. But the cat isn’t the only Christmas visitor: a group of young people… Read more »

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Oct 03
Blog Notice/Update

Blog Notice/Update

Hi all! Happy Fall! I am going to be taking away my Ultimate Book Blogger plugin feature on my blog so it may look a little different…..my past postings will most likely just have a little review of the book listed and no cover image of info on the author or book itself. I apologize deeply for that. I am just not a fan of the UBB as it’s more time consuming than formatting my own information into a blog post. So if things look a little funny around here for a bit, that’s why! Thank you for being faithful followers and I adore each and everyone of you! I pray you have a blessed week and a very happy Fall! 

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Oct 02
Revell Blog Tour Review: The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson

Revell Blog Tour Review: The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson

Title: The Christmas Blessing Author: Melody Carolson Publisher: Revell Publish Date: September 5,2017 ISBN: 978-0800722708 Pages: 176 Rating: 5 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book When she receives the news in late 1944 that her baby’s father was shot down in the South Pacific, Amelia Richards loses hope. Jobless and broke, she has nowhere to turn for help but her infant’s paternal grandparents. The only problem is, they don’t know that she–or their grandson–exists. When Amelia discovers that the family is wealthy and influential, dare she disclose the truth of her relationship with their son? Or could the celebration of the arrival of another unexpected baby nearly two thousand years ago be the answer to her dilemma? Beloved author Melody Carlson pens a story of love, hardship, and reconciliation that will leave readers filled with Christmas joy. About The Author Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, several of them Christmas novellas from Revell, including her much-loved and bestselling book, The Christmas Bus. She also writes many teen books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series. Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award… Read more »

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Sep 29
Kregel Blog Tours Review: Liar’s Winter by Cindy Sproles

Kregel Blog Tours Review: Liar’s Winter by Cindy Sproles

Title: Liar’s Winter Author: Cindy Sproles Publisher: Kregel Publications Publish Date: August 29,2017 ISBN:978-0825444531 Pages: 248 Rating: 4 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book The choices you make determine who you are. No no mark.” Lochiel Ogle was born with a red-wine birthmark–and it put her life in jeopardy from the moment she entered the world. Mountain folks called it “the mark of the devil,” and for all the evil that has plagued her nineteen-year existence, Lochiel is ready to believe that is true. And the evil surely took control of the mind of the boy who stole her as an infant, bringing her home for his mother to raise. Abused and abandoned by the only people she knows as family, Lochiel is rescued by a peddler and given the first glimpse of love she has ever known. The truth of her past is gradually revealed as is the fact that she is still hunted by a brother driven to see her dead. Unsure if there’s anyone she can truly trust, Lochiel is faced with a series of choices: Will she continue to run for escape or will she face her past and accept the heartbreaking secrets it reveals? Which… Read more »

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Sep 23
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Rule Of Law by Randy Singer

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Rule Of Law by Randy Singer

Title: Rule Of Law Author: Randy Singer Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers Publish Date: September 5,2017 ISBN: 978-1496418166 Pages: 480 Rating: 5 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book What did the president know? And when did she know it? For the members of SEAL Team Six, it was a rare mission ordered by the president, monitored in real time from the Situation Room. The Houthi rebels in Yemen had captured an American journalist and a member of the Saudi royal family. Their executions were scheduled for Easter Sunday. The SEAL team would break them out. But when the mission results in spectacular failure, the finger-pointing goes all the way to the top. Did the president play political games with the lives of U.S. service members? Paige Chambers, a determined young lawyer, has a very personal reason for wanting to know the answer. The case she files will polarize the nation and test the resiliency of the Constitution. The stakes are huge, the alliances shaky, and she will be left to wonder if the saying on the Supreme Court building still holds true. Equal justice under law. It makes a nice motto. But will it work when one of the most powerful… Read more »

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