Category: Book Reviews

Oct 30
Street Team Review: The Beloved Christmas Quilt by Wanda, Jean and Richelle Brunstetter

Street Team Review: The Beloved Christmas Quilt by Wanda, Jean and Richelle Brunstetter

Title: The Beloved Christmas Quilt Author: Wanda Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter, Richelle Brunstetter Publisher: Shiloh Run Press Publish Date: September 1,2017 ISBN:978-1683222255 Pages: 400 Rating: 5 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN~ChristianBooks About The Book One Quilt Binds Three Generations of Amish Women Enjoy the gift of a brand new romance from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, along with stories by her daughter-in-law, Jean and granddaughter, Richelle. For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me. Psalm 31:3 The scripture embroidered on the back of a beloved quilt brings hope to three generations of Pennsylvania Amish women at Christmastime. Luella’s Promise By Wanda E. Brunstetter Luella Ebersol has been caregiver for a dying woman and her young son. When Dena Lapp gives Luella her favorite quilt, she makes Luella promise to pass it down to her daughter. But Luella isn’t sure she will ever marry if she can’t find someone with maturity and faith like Dena’s husband Atlee Zook. Karen’s Gift By Jean Brunstetter Karen Allgyer and her husband moved to a slow-paced village to raise their children, but Karen longs for the closeness of family to help her through the challenges… Read more »

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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 03
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Counseling Under The Cross by Bob Kellemen

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Counseling Under The Cross by Bob Kellemen

Title: Counseling Under The Cross Publisher: NewGrowth Press Publish Date: September 11, 2017 ISBN: 978-1945270215 Source: LitFuse Blog Tours Pages: 256 Rating: 3.5 stars Purchase About The Book Martin Luther not only reformed theology, but his understanding of the gospel revolutionized soul care. In Counseling Under the Cross, biblical counselor and noted author Bob Kellemen explains how Martin Luther’s gospel-centered and cross-focused pastoral care transformed his own approach to soul care. As Kellemen mines Luther’s own writings and other first hand accounts, readers will gain a new understanding of how Luther richly, relevantly, robustly, and relationally applied the gospel to suffering, sin, sanctification, and our search for peace with God. Counseling Under the Cross will guide pastors, counselors, lay leaders, and friends toward a rich understanding of the gospel that will directly impact their personal ministry to others. Through lively vignettes, real-life stories, and direct quotes from Luther, readers will be equipped to apply the gospel to themselves and others so together they find their hope and help in Christ alone. My Thoughts This is another book that is out of my norm, so it’s not going to get a high rating. It’s not one that I was able to… Read more »

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Oct 02
Review: All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick

Review: All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick

Title: All She Left Behind Publisher: Revell Publish Date: September 5, 2017 ISBN: 978-0800727000 Source: Revell Reads Pages: 352 Rating: 4 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN About The Book Already well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s doesn’t approve of such innovations as women attending medical school. To leave grief and guilt behind, as well as support herself and her challenging young son, Jennie cares for an elderly woman using skills she’s developed on her own. When her patient dies, Jennie discovers that her heart has become entangled with the woman’s widowed husband, a man many years her senior. Their unlikely romance may lead her to her ultimate goal–but the road will be winding and the way forward will not always be clear. Will Jennie find shelter in life’s storms? Will she discover where healing truly lives? Through her award-winning, layered storytelling, New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick invites readers to leave behind their preconceived notions about love and life as they, along with Jennie, discover that dreams may be deferred–but they never really die. Based on a true story. My Thoughts This was… Read more »

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