Sunday, February 16, 2014
This is a very well written book that details the life of on the Canadian frontier during the 1920’s. The details of the landscape, the people and there day to day lives makes you feel like you are there with them. This is a book about family, faith, trust, and love. In this book we see how Beth is faced with many decisions and hardships but she always relies on God to see her through. I highly recommend reading Janette Oke’s Canadian West series as well as this one. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Bethany House Publishers.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
This book brings to life the struggles Rachel, Leah, and Jacob had for many years. This is a very well written book that will make you feel like you are there with the women as they try to get along. You will understand the anger and jealousy that Rachel and Leah had towards one another and you will see that with time and compassion they are able to accept the situation they were thrown into. This is a very moving book that shows us that God is always with us in our struggles and that things will always happen in His time and not ours. I highly recommend reading “Sarai” and “Rebekah” as well to have the full story of Jacob’s family. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Revell.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
In “Bending Toward the Sun” Emilie Heinrich is a loving and dedicated daughter who helps run her father’s store and takes care of him. Her father wants a better life for Emilie and convinces her to get a higher education. When Emilie reunites with her childhood friend Quaid she finds herself falling for him, but her father forbids Quaid to see Emilie. Will Emilie listen to her father or follow her heart for a future with Quaid?
In “Ripples Along the Shore” Caroline Milburn has returned to St. Charles and finds many of her friends preparing to head west on a wagon train. Caroline lost her husband in the war and begins to think maybe a better future awaits her in the west as well. When the leader of the wagon train, Garrett Cowlishaw, tells her she cannot go with them Caroline thinks her hopes for a brighter future are gone. Will she turn to God to see her through?
These were three very well written novellas that will make you feel like you are in St. Charles with all of the women of the quilting circle. There are many more characters that you will enjoy as well. In this book we see how different tragedies affected the women and how they overcame them with God’s help. I recommend also reading the first book in the Hearts Seeking Home series “Prairie Song” as the story of these women continues as they head west to a new home. I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review. Click here to read chapter 1.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
This is the third book in the Pacific Coast Justice series and it is another page turner. This book is full of mystery and intrigue. In this book we see how Carly and Nick have to rely on God and trust that He will see them through no matter what the future may bring. We see how even strong Christians sometimes have difficulty putting our troubles in God’s hands and keeping our faith when things are really bad, but like Carly and Nick we must always turn to God during those hard times. I highly recommend reading “Accused” and “Abducted” first in order to appreciate the relationship Carly and Nick have with each other and with God. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Tyndale House Publishers.