Tuesday, August 28, 2012

To Heaven And Back

A kayak accident during a South American adventure takes one woman to heaven — where she experienced God’s peace, joy, and angels — and back to life again.

In 1999 in the Los Rios region of southern Chile, orthopedic surgeon, devoted wife, and loving mother Dr. Mary Neal drowned in a kayak accident. While cascading down a waterfall, her kayak became pinned at the bottom and she was immediately and completely submerged. Despite the rescue efforts of her companions, Mary was underwater for too long, and as a result, died.

To Heaven and Back is Mary’s remarkable story of her life’s spiritual journey and what happened as she moved from life to death to eternal life, and back again. Detailing her feelings and surroundings in heaven, her communication with angels, and her deep sense of sadness when she realized it wasn’t her time, Mary shares the captivating experience of her modern-day miracle.

Mary’s life has been forever changed by her newfound understanding of her purpose on earth, her awareness of God, her closer relationship with Jesus, and her personal spiritual journey suddenly enhanced by a first-hand experience in heaven.  To Heaven and Back will reacquaint you with the hope, wonder, and promise of heaven, while enriching you own faith and walk with God.

I must say I really did enjoyed reading this book, how the author didn’t try to explain things with science and logic when things didn’t even made since to her even though they happened to her. It made heaven seem more real to her some ones real account of her dying and coming back.   I was not made to write a good review, only to voice my honest opinion I received this book for free to review by Water Brook Publishing.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Hidden Life

Emma Stolzfus has never been courted or kissed, and now she’s 30, it has become her place as the unmarried daughter to look after her elderly mother. But in the dark hours when her mother is asleep, Emma writes letters and essays to Amish periodicals, shorts stories, and even a novel she’s been working on for the last five years. When a New York literary agent, Tyler West, takes an interest in her work, Emma secretly goes to meet him. When she returns, something about her is different and the men of her Amish community take notice. But how can she settle for second best when her heart made its choice years ago- to a man she can never have? Only her friends Amelia and Carrie know the truth in her heart as they work together on their quilt. Only they understand when an old tragedy comes to light that will either hurt or heal… and reveal Emma’s hidden life.
 I must say I love reading Amish fiction, and getting the chance to learn more about the Amish, a very interesting group of people. I truly enjoyed reading this book, Adina Senft is a wonderful writer I hope to read more from in the future. I was not made to write a good review, only to voice my honest opinion, I received this book for free for review by faithwords. 

Cowgirl Trail

Cowgirl trial is the first book in the Morgan Family Series.  Maggie Porter returns to the rocking P ranch. The sanatorium was not able to save her mother and now her father’s health is failing. When the cowboys walk off the ob leaving no one to drive the cattle to market, head ranch hand Alex Bright, cannot convince the men to stay. How could Alex let this happen?  Maggie is desperate to save the ranch. To everyone’s surprise, she turns to the town’s women for help. The cowgirls must herd, rope, and drive the cattle to market. With only two days left, outlaws charge the small band in an effort to start a stampede. The cattle begin to scatter. Will they lose everything? Where will their help come from?

 Cowgirl Trail is a wonderfully written story and was a wonderful read. I really enjoyed reading the woman’s side of the cattle drives, a job the men normally did. Getting to see the way the women handled the situations that was thrown at them along the trial was a new side of the story that isn’t normally shown. I really enjoyed the characters in the Morgan family series and getting to know the Morgan family a little bit better. I was not made to write a good review, only to voice my honest opinion; I received this book for free for review by River North Publishing. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Inescapable is the story of a young woman’s search for herself and where she truly belongs. Lizzie Engel vowed to never return to her Mennonite hometown of Kingdom, after getting pregnant out of wedlock her father thru her out and never returned. But five years later the new life she has built for her and her daughter Charity falls apart and she has to return to the last place she wants to go, her hometown. Once arriving she believes she is safe until she starts receiving the threatening note’s all over again, she wonders if she will ever be truly safe.
I must say I really loved reading this book I had a hard time guessing what was coming next, a surprise around every corner. The author did an amazing job blending the modern world with that of the Mennonite town. She writes a great mystery store, it’s been a while since I have read a mystery that well written. I was very surprised at the ending at how it did end and when it did.
I was not made to write a positive review on this book, only to voice my honest opinion of the book in question.

Love in disguise

Love in Disguise
Love in disguise is an amazing blend of romance, humor, and mystery into one can’t- put- down novel that appeals to anyone who enjoys mysteries and or historical fiction. Ellie Moore, jobless with no work in sight, learns of an opening at the Pinkerton Detective Agency and sees it as the answer to all of her problems. She is reluctantly sent on a trail mission, to discover the people behind the stealing of the small Arizona town of Pickford’s silver shipment. Having to pretend to be two separate people and get to the bottom of the stealing has Ellie bit of more than she can handle?
This book was so hard to put down, trust me you will spend several late nights awake reading this book until you have read every word. Once I finished this book I wanted it to start all over again, but was relieved to see the mystery solved, the thieves getting the punishment they deserved for their crimes.
I received this book for review form Bethany house publishers, I was not made to write a positive review only to express my honest opinion of the book in question.

Aunt Harriet and me

Aunt Harriet and Me
 Aunt Harriet and Me, is the story of a young girl who grew up living in a boarding house and all the lessons and thing’s she experienced.  Living in the boarding house, a person could learn and experience many things that could leave a lasting impression on a person’s life. Living with so many different people and visitors at the boarding house she learned many of life’s valuable lessons, like how to show love and respect to those around her and how she should be treated by those around her. Though set in the “olden day’s” the story shows a glimpse of how the world is today and that the people are pretty much the same.
Written by Geraldine Sylvester, who as a girl grew up at a boarding house similar to the one in the story she based this book off her own life experiences as she grew up at a boarding house and learned life lessons that helped shape her world.  I received this book for review by Dorrance Publishing Co. and I was not made to write a positive review only to voice my honest opinion of the book in question.