Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Where Courage Calls: A When Calls the Heart Novel Paperback

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Great Resource!

The A-Z of C S Lewis: A Complete Guide to His Life, Thoughts and Writings Hardcover
A Complete Guide to His Life, Thoughts and Writings
Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of C. S. Lewis’s death, this complete guide covers all of Lewis’ works, from his literary criticism to Narnia
C. S. Lewis’s work is widely known and regarded, but enthusiasts are often only aware of one part of his work—his children’s stories and his popular theology; and yet he wrote so much more, including science fiction and literary criticism. This volume brings together all aspects of C S Lewis’s life and thought. Arranged in alphabetical order, it begins with The Abolition of Man—written in 1943 and described as “almost my favorite”—to Wormwood, a character in The Screwtape Letters. This book will delight anyone who is interested in C. S. Lewis and wants to learn more about him, his thought, his works, and his life.
Colin Duriez was for many years a commissioning editor at Inter-Varsity Press UK. He has subsequently appeared as a commentator on DVDs of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, and BBC television's The Worlds of Fantasy. He is also the author of "The Inklings Handbook" (with the late David Porter), "J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Story of Their Friendship," and "Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings," and has contributed to definitive reference works relating to Tolkien such as "The Tolkien Encyclopedia" (Routledge).
My Review:
This is a nice book of the life and writing of one of the greats. This is strictly a reference book but covers everything. C.S. Lewis was a great writer and this book will only magnify that fact and you go through this book and realize the scope of his work.
It will encourage you to pick up one of C S Lewis's books that maybe you haven't read before. This would make a great gift for a Lewis fan.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through the Litfuse Publicity Group for the purpose of this honest review.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Road Unknown

A Road Unknown: Amish Roads | Book 1 Paperback Barbara Cameron (Author) 

Elizabeth is at a crossroad. She's been given the chance to experience life outside of her community, away from the responsibility to care for her eight younger siblings, but Elizabeth Bontrager can't decide which road to take. Goshen has its charms and pressures, but Paradise, Pennsylvania, sounds . . . well, like paradise. And it's also home to her Englisch friend, Paula. Decision made. Elizabeth is Paradise bound.
But will the small town live up to its name? When Elizabeth meets Paula's friend, Bruce, she quickly learns he wants more than a friendship. And the same might be true of Saul Miller, her new boss at the country story that sells Amish products to the Englisch community. As the two compete for her attention, Elizabeth is surprised to realize she misses her family and becomes even more uncertain about where she belongs. She has a choice to make: return home or embrace this new life and possibly a new love?


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Everyday Confetti: Your Year-Round Guide to Celebrating Holidays and Occasions Paperback
By Authors Karen Ehman & Glynnis Whitwer             
My Review:
This is more than just your ordinary cookbook. It's a book of celebrations along with great recipes. The book provides ways to celebrate every holiday that you can think of along with stories and scriptures to enhance the ideas of making the day special.
The book encourages us to celebrate spiritual milestones and ways to make the  everyday occasions special. Some of the things they mention is having a family honor plate, family day, and putting notes in your kids and spouse lunches.
This book is about reconnecting to your family, making memories and treasuring each day. I was I had this book when my daughter was little to help create special memories. This book would be a great gift.
I received this book free from Revell Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion of this book

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Hopeful: Return to Sugarcreek, Book One Paperback
By Author Shelley Shepard Gray
In the Amish town of Sugarcreek, love comes in many forms. But will it come at all for Miriam?
Miriam Zehr has worked at the Sugarcreek Inn longer than she cares to admit. The restaurant is a favorite of town residents as well as the many tourists who come to taste the famous Amish fare. Though she always tries to have a smile for every customer, deep down Miriam knows something's missing: a family of her own.
Miriam has never felt particularly beautiful, especially because she's always been a bit heavier than other girls her age. When Junior, the man she's pined for all her life, suddenly seeks her out, she's thrilled to be noticed . . . until she realizes he's only asking her to help get the attention of Mary Kathryn Hershberger, her pretty friend.
If Miriam helps Junior court Mary Kathryn, she'll get to spend a lot of time with him, but she might lose him in the process. Are these few stolen moments worth a lifetime of sacrifice? Is Miriam right to even hope for the life she dreams of?

My Review:
This was an interesting story. The author writes in a style that makes you feel the pain of some of the characters.Although the book centers around the Amish it does not feel so Amish centered as other books. The book touches on subjects we can relate to. Subjects such as rejection, loss, miscarriage, abuse and adoption.
As you read the book you will wonder if Miriam will ever find love. Will Junior finally get Mary Kathryn or will he realize the one for him has been right in front of him the whole time. And you will wonder what is the mystery that surrounds Mary Kathryn. The moral of the book is when you have difficulties look to God and open up to family and close friends.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from  Litfuse Publicity as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. 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.”