Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Pray A to Z: A Practical Guide to Pray for Your Community Paperback – November 15, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


The Wish Paperback – September 6, 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016

A Daughter's Dream (Avon Inspire, May 2016)
A young teacher and farmer discover they have much in common, especially when it comes to healing old wounds from the past . . . and finding love in one another.

Rebecca Kinsinger has always dreamed of being a teacher. But when she's given the opportunity she's been waiting for at Charm Amish School, she's dismayed to discover that teaching is hard work---work she's afraid she's not very good at.

That is, until Lilly Yoder joins the class. A thirteen-year old who's just lost her parents, Lilly is in need of someone like Rebecca. For the first time since starting her new job, Rebecca feels a sense of purpose. But when she meets Lilly's uncle, Jacob, his good looks and sweet, easy-going temperament are hard to ignore. How can she even entertain romantic thoughts of Jacob when his niece is her student?

Suddenly becoming Lily's sole caregiver, Jacob Yoder never thought he'd be a single parent---or a farmer. Having been living in Florida as a carpenter, Jacob feels more at home wielding a hammer than a backhoe. The only bright spot in his life is Rebecca Kinsinger. As Lily and Rebecca develop a bond, Jacob's fondness for the pretty teacher grows, too.

But when a fateful accident brings them together, Rebecca and Jacob must choose between duty and desire. Will they follow the path before them? Or set out to find true happiness . . . and true love?

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About the author:

Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town's bike trail.

My Review:
This book is a second in a series but don't worry you still can enjoy this book on its own. The book centers on Rebecca and her siblings. Rebecca has always had the dream to be a teacher but not sure she is really cut out to be one. He new man arrives to the area from Florida to help raise his orphan niece. He is trying to be a farmer like his dad but really his heart is in working construction. A romance develops between the two. We also see marriages grow through out the story.
The main point of the story is to be who God called you to be and walk in it.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Simple Pleasures: Stories from My Life as an Amish Mother (MennoMedia, March 2016)
Young Amish homemaker Marianne Jantzi invites readers into her family’s life on the snowy plains of Ontario.
The mother of four young children and wife of a storekeeper, Jantzi writes about her daily routines and heartfelt faith with equal measures of wit and warmth. Sewing, cleaning, cooking, gardening, and helping to manage the store take up most hours in her day, but Jantzi finds time to pen columns for the Connection, a magazine beloved by Amish and Mennonite readers across the United States and Canada. Never sugarcoating the frustrations of motherhood, Jantzi tells it like it is, broken washing machine and bickering children and all. But through her busy days, Jantzi finds strength in simple pleasures of family, fellowship with her Amish community, and quiet time with God.
My Review:
For those who love to read Amish fiction, you will enjoy reading about the everyday life of a real Amish family. The Author shares how her family manages home and work. She shares how her community handle caring for their own, weddings and holding church services. This is an enjoyable read. Also enjoy the family recipes the author graciously shares with the readers.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


The Atonement Paperback by Beverly Lewis  (Author)

The mistakes of the past haunt Lucy Flaud, who years ago stopped attending the activities for courting-age young people in her hometown of Bird-in-Hand. Now twenty-five and solidly past the age of Amish courtship, Lucy has given up any hope of marriage, instead focusing her efforts on volunteering in both the Plain and fancy communities of Lancaster County. Yet no matter how hard Lucy strives, she feels uncertain that she'll ever find redemption.

Dale Wyeth has a deep mistrust of modern-day "advances" and the dependency they create. The young Englisher's interest in living off the grid is fueled further when he meets Christian Flaud, Lucy's father. Dale appreciates the self-sufficient ways of the Old Order Amish, and Christian invites him to learn more about them by staying at the family farm.

As Christian and Dale grow closer, developing a father-son rapport, Lucy begins to question what Dale's being there might mean for her. Could God be testing her? Or is it possible that even the most unworthy heart--and two people from very different walks of life--can somehow find a new beginning?
I love Beverly Lewis' books and this book did not disappoint. This story centers around Lucy. Lucy has a past that she can't get over. She has suffered loss that she can't grieve. So Lucy fills her life doing volunteer work. But no matter how much she does for others she still feels far from God and His Goodness.
As the story unfolds you realize she still hasn't forgiving her self or a member of her family. Can Lucy find what she is missing in her life? How does the Englisher man her father brings home fit into her life. I highly recommend this book. Enjoy!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review.


A Dream of Miracles (The Amish Wonders Series) Paperback – April 12, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016


The Prophetess: Deborah's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land)Paperback – February 2, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Jennifer Kennedy Dean is executive director of the Praying Life Foundation and a respected author and speaker. The author of numerous books, studies, and magazine articles specializing in prayer and spiritual formation, her book Heart's Cry has been named National Day of Prayer's signature book, while her book Live a Praying Life® has been called a flagship work on prayer. Widely recognized as an unusually gifted communicator, Jennifer speaks all over the country calling God's people to discover the difference between a prayer life and a praying life. Jennifer is the author of such books as Altar'd, Clothed with Power, Conversations with the Most High, Life Unhindered!, Power in the Blood of Christ, Power in the Name of Jesus, Secrets Jesus Shared, Set Apart, The Power of Small, and much more. A highly demanded speaker, her engagements include respected organizations such as the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove and Focus on the Family. She is a board member for Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, a member of America's National Prayer Committee, a member of National Professional Women Association, and national prayer director and board member for Christian Women in Media.

About the book: 

Synced: Living Connected to the Heart of Jesus (New Hope, February 2016)

Prayer can become extraordinary when we live connected to the heart of Jesus.

Synced encourages you to emulate the way Jesus lived His life. With real-life stories of people walking closely with Jesus, finding themselves in the right place at the right time, readers are challenged to examine what staying in step with the Spirit looks like. National best-selling author and known prayer expert, Jennifer Kennedy Dean, uses the familiar passage of the Lord's Prayer as anchor points to present the way Jesus lived His life in step with the Father through prayer.

Every moment is pregnant with purpose. Every moment is drenched in power. Prayer is no longer the means by which you attempt to get God to perform for you and becomes, instead, the means by which you connect with His heart and mind. A praying life is a life of peace and soul-rest. A praying life is lived in sync with the heart of Jesus.

The author of this book wrote to encourage us to walk with Jesus being connected to the Father in our everyday life. Through out the book she reminds us, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 (NIV).
Basically the author is teaching how to walk in the spirit using the Lord's Prayer as outline to do so.
She speaks of prayer as a way of life not just an occasional action. Living a life of forgiveness and living day by day are among other topics taught in this book.

I received a copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my review.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hannah's Choice: A Novel (Journey to Pleasant Prairie) Paperback – January 19, 2016