Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Dawn of Christmas

This Christmas, experience learning to trust alongside the Plain folk of Apple Ridge, Pennsylvania in this heart-warming tale of second chances.
Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it’s time to come home and settle down. Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance. To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan—but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down. Can they let go of their prejudices, learn to trust each other, and embrace a future together?

This book is pretty good, yet some parts confused me and i had to go back and re-read. Which as an avid reader, and a rather fast one I HATE having to go back and re-read something that doesn't make sense or doesn't flow well. One of my reading pet peeves I guess. This book has a decent story line and isn't very long... Which is sometimes a good thing and other times a bad thing, I thought it was a novella but its a full length book from what i can find and its way shorter then i am used too. At only 170 pages long its a rather short book and one that could have been made to be longer. The author could have kept the story going longer then she did. But still a good read, one that doesn't have to be read at Christmas time. So all in all a great, short lite read for anytime of the year! 
I received this book for review through Waterbrook publishers.

Monday, January 27, 2014

A Match made in Texas

There's a secret matchmaker at work in frontier Texas!

In the small town of Dry Gulch, Texas, a good-hearted busybody just can't keep herself from surreptitiously trying to match up women in dire straits with men of good character she hopes can help them. How is she to know she's also giving each couple a little nudge toward love?
A Cowboy Unmatched
Neill isn't sure who hired him to repair Clara's roof--he only knows Clara desperately needs his help. Can he convince this stubborn widow to let down her guard and take another chance on love?

An Unforeseen Match
Hoping to earn an honest wage on his way to the land rush, Clayton ends up on Grace's doorstep, lured by a classified ad. He may have signed on for more than he expected though--and he may have found the one woman who can keep him from moving on.

No Match for Love
Andrew can't fathom how refined Lucy ended up as the caretaker to his dotty aunt, and somehow her arrival has prompted even more bizarre occurrences around the ranch. When they join forces to unearth the truth, will the attraction between Andrew and Lucy develop into more?

Meeting Her Match
When the tables are turned and a tenderhearted meddler becomes the beneficiary of a matchmaking scheme, her world is turned upside down. As her entire life changes, will she finally be able to tell the banker's son how much she cares for him?

i may be weird but i love Novellas. Short, sweet and faster paced then a novel keep my interest wayyy longer.I have less trouble getting through them and having a case of readers block. These Novellas were really good, well written and not rushed like some are. I enjoyed how all of them were connected stories, not just four random people living in the same town. The last story was funny in my opinion, how two people were basically forced to be together yet wanted too. The stories were all inspiring and fun, lite reads i enjoyed immensely. I would recommend it to any fan of novellas set in the old west.

I received this book for review through Bethany House Publishers.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Oasis for my soul

GOD WANTS TO QUENCH YOUR SPIRITUAL THIRST. • Do you ever feel spiritually “dry”? • Do you want a deeper, more personal relationship with God? • Do you want to be emotionally whole? Oasis for My Soul is a collection of poems, poetic prayers, praise and scripturally based inspirational writings intended to feed your spirit and refresh your soul. If you are having a spiritual “dry spell,” the power-packed entries will hydrate, nourish, encourage, and inspire you to develop a deeper and more satisfying relationship with the Master, the true Oasis for our souls. You will be challenged to move to a higher plane in your walk with Christ through the writings, thought-provoking journaling exercises, and pertinent prayers that will help you to: • Receive a new level of spiritual awareness. • Enhance your personal and spiritual growth. • Build self-esteem and aggressively move toward wholeness. • Maintain faith and hope in difficult times. • Challenge the devil’s negative “thought bombs.” Tracey L. Moore (a.k.a. The Purposeful Poet) wants to take you down a spiritually poetic trail and challenge you to be your best for Christ. She holds a Master’s degree in Christian Counseling from Oral Roberts University and currently resides in Norfolk, Virginia. Learn more about Tracey at

This book was so different then what i was expecting, i thought this was going to be another one of those books that have these sob stories about there life and how this or that was encouraging to them. but this one wasn't. It was well written and chock full of poems and quotes to encourage anyone in all walks of life. I felt like they were easy to apply and copied several into my prayer journal for one of my friends as an encouragement to her.All in all a very well written and easy to use book all Christians will love and cherish using, especially when writing out a card and not knowing what on earth to write that will be encouraging to that person. I would defiantly recommend. 
I recieved this book through the Author for review, to share my honest opinion on.  


What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

Okay first off, there is going to be spoilers. Just so ya know, in case you care about that kind of thing. I had so many mixed feelings while deciding whether or not to read this book, i finally decided i should, finish off this amazing series. So i did, i wasn't disappointed either. Yes i have heard it a zillion times. Tris, the main and favorite character dies. sad and tragic i know but i feel like she did it for a reason. to kind of teach us a lesson. That real life isn't always a happy ending, we don't always get the ending we want or feel we deserve. Yes its sad but a part of life. I feel like everyone thinks it should have just been a nice happy little ending like we all wanted, but we all need to just put aside our own feelings for a moment and look at it from her side. She was teaching us about LIFE. And how life isn't always fair. Kudos to Veronica Roth for doing it. We all needed that. But of course that's just one readers opinion being thrown out about the ending. All in all an amazing series that i have grown to love as i have been reading the books over the last couple months, i know understand the craze. Personally the first one was my favorite, but they all hold a place in this readers heart and always will. Great job Veronica Roth on this great yet sad conclusion.