Sunday, March 23, 2014
This is an amazing conclusion to the Hollyhill series. This book is wonderfully written and keeps you turning the pages wondering what will happen next. This series touches on several deep topics that in 1964 nobody wanted to talk about and it will make you wonder how you would have reacted in those situations. In this book we see how unconditional love and acceptance from God and our families help us when we don’t know which way to turn. I highly recommend reading “Scent of Lilacs” and “Orchard of Hope” first so that you get the full story of the Brooke family and the town of Hollyhill. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Revell through NetGalley.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
This was a well written book that will make you empathize with the characters and make you wonder about what you would do if you were in Anne and Nick’s shoes. In this book we see how two people face their challenges and the difference in someone who trusts that God guide him and someone who makes her own choices. While this book can be read as a standalone I recommend reading “Sixty Acres and a Bride” and “Love in the Balance” as well. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Bethany House Publishers through NetGalley.
This is a sweet love story that will sweep you away to London during the Regency period. There is a certain romance about that time and Ruth Axtell gives a very good picture and makes you feel like you are there with Jessamine and Lancelot. In this book we see how faithful Lancelot is to God and that he trusts Him even when things are bleak. We also see how Jessamine reacts to having her heart broken and veers off the path God has chosen for her because she is scared to love again, but we also see that she comes back to Him in her time of need. This is a great story of hope, trust, and love. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Revell.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
This is an amazing novel that will keep you turning the pages. This is a heartbreaking story that reminds us that no matter what we have done all we have to do is ask for God’s forgiveness and we will be redeemed. We must always remember that when it seems that the world is against us His love for us is unconditional. Have a tissue handy when you read this one! I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review. Click here to read the first chapter.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
This is a very well written book that will take you back in time when the people of Jerusalem where suffering under Herod’s control. This book is full of history and will keep you turning the pages. This is an amazing retelling of Herod’s cruel reign and the hopes of the prophets as they anxiously await the arrival of the Messiah. I highly recommend this book if you are a fan of Biblical fiction. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Thomas Nelson.
This is a very well written book that will draw you in immediately. In this book we see that Brinna has made progress towards believing and trusting in God but we still see she has bitterness and doubt. We all go through time that test our faith but we need to remember that will times are the toughest God is there with us and we only need to call on Him. I highly recommend reading “Critical Pursuit” first so that you can appreciate the relationship between Brinna and Jack and the relationships they both have with God. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Tyndale House Publishers.
This is not a story I remembered from the Bible and I loved the fact that the author included the Bible verses at the beginning of each chapter. This story shows us that when we do not keep God’s commandments He will punish us. He punished King Jehoram and all of Jezebel’s family because of their worship of false gods. We must always remember that even though God is a loving and forgiving God He is also a jealous God. This was an amazing book and Mesu Andrews brings the Old Testament to life and paints a picture of what life was like during that time. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Revell.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
This is a wonderfully written book that will draw you in and keep you guessing until the end. There is so much going on in this book but it all intertwines perfectly. This book also has a lot of history about the State of North Carolina and the Lost State of Franklin. In this book we see how Tamsen and Jesse keep their faith and trust God to protect them and see them through. We also see how love and trust can bring two people together in the darkest of times. I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review. Click here to read Chapter 1.