Thursday, July 18, 2013

Waiting for a View - Review

You have to love small town wit and humor.  That is what you get with Debby Mayne’s Waiting for a View.  Waiting for a View is the first book of a wonderful new series by different authors set in the fictional town of Bloomfield. 
Can you change the way you have always done things and find new life?  That’s just what happened to Sherry Butler, the vice president of Bloomfield’s garden club and the manager of the local card shop in town.
She still lives in the home that she grew up in.  Simply, she was stuck in a rut.  Until the day a comment was made that changed her whole life.  Along with the help of several “quickie” friends that feels as if they know best. Take a chance by reading this wonderful lighthearted story.  I think you’ll enjoy it.   It’s funny and thought provoking also.
Brad Henderson is an old friend who is always there when Sherry needs him.   Will she wake up before Brad moves on?
B & H Publishing has put this book on iTunes.  Thank you to b & H Publishing through NetGalley for an honest and fair review. 
Catch the life of other Bloomfield townspeople over the next few months by some of your favorite authors:  Gail Sattler, Kathi Macias, Martha Rogers, Trish Perry, Jenness  Walker, Tracy Bowen, and Miralee Ferrell.
More about Debby Mayne
Author and speaker Debby Mayne grew up in a military family, which meant moving every few years throughout her childhood. Debby was born in Alaska, and she has lived in Mississippi, Tennessee, Oregon, Florida, Hawaii, and Japan. Her comfort foods are as diverse as her interests. You might find her eating sushi while reading a cozy mystery novel or fried catfish while watching a Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game.

Her husband of more than 30 years has accepted the fact that outside of her faith and family, books are the most important thing in her life. She and Wally have two grown daughters, Lauren and Alison, two sons-in-law, Jason and Ryan, and two granddaughters.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Vow for Always - Review

A Vow For Always is book 6 of Wanda Brunstetter’s  6-consecutive-month release of her Lancaster County Saga.

Meredith is ready to move on without her beloved Luke.  Jonah has proposed and is ready to marry her and become a father to Levi.  In the meantime “Eddie” realizes after months of not know who he is that he is Luke, Meredith’s husband.

Will Luke return to see his wife marry another man or will Meredith and Luke find their forever vow?

I enjoyed this series of books very much.  Each one had a cliffhanger and it was difficult waiting until the next one.  NetGalley helped in that respect.  I was able to read each one in a timely fashion and did not have to wait very long.

If you have not read the other books in this series I have provided reviews for each one of them.  Goodbye to Yesterday, The Silence of Winter, The Hope of Spring, The Pieces of Summer and A Revelation in Autumn.

Thank you Net Galley and Barbour Publishing for allowing me to read these books.  They were provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

My Life as a Bush - Review

Loved how John told his story as an impersonator of George Bush and paralleled it to knowing Christ. This book could be given to a person and it would not be too preachy, but yet it tells it like it is. Would you stand up for something you believe in when its time to take sides?

Thank you Creation House for allowing me to read this book and thank you to the Book Club exchange for giving me this opportunity to give a fair and honest review.

More about John Morgan

His own journey from brokenness to redemption is no less dramatic than Dubya’s own rise to the highest office in the land. As a model church-going teenager. Morgan wore a convincing fa├žade on Sundays, but his mask hid a dark side characterized by alcohol, drugs, and lust until he was powerfully liberated through the truth of the gospel in his early twenties. Now he travels the country as an impersonator, bringing joy and inspiration to millions of astonished people who might otherwise never have an audience with the “president.” 

Discovered at a Bush for President rally in 2004, Morgan suddenly went from selling appliances to performing at arenas all across America, appearing live before tens of thousands on Sean Hannity/Oliver North’s Freedom Concerts and before hundreds of thousands on the WinterJam Tour Spectacular, where he amazed audiences with his guitar playing and singing. Millions more have seen him on Headline News, Hannity & Combs, E! Entertainment Network, ABC’s The View, and Family Feud.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Home Run - Review


Home Run is a story about Cory Brand who wanted to play for the majors as a baseball player but his life is a disaster.  When he left home to become a baseball player he left behind an acholic father and a pregent girlfriend.  Ten years later he returns to his hometown and trys to pick up the pieces to his life.

 This was a wonderfully written story of showing the need for God is ALL areas of your life. It will take a grip on your soul and you will not want to put this one down. I can't wait for the movie to come out.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honet review.

More about Travis Thrasher

Travis Thrasher is the author of over twenty works of fiction in a variety of genres. He has collaborated with musicians, filmmakers, and pastors. His stories all feature broken characters on journeys toward redemption. Upcoming books for 2013 include the novelization of Home Run and Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not? co-authored with the band Thompson Square.
Travis and his wife, Sharon, live in a suburb of Chicago and have three daughters.  Check his website for other news on this wonderful author.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Christian Alphabet Book - Review

The Christian Alphabet Book: Teaching Children about Jesus, Prayer, and the Bible guides you with Christian words and visuals from A to Z by Tracy Sands is a  wonderful book for children.  The visuals are beautiful and will catch a child’s eye in a moment.   Just one of the many ways of teaching is a search and find method.  My grandson who is three has enjoyed picking out a letter on the cover and then we go and find what it stands for and we read that section. We have gone through the book this way and I am impressed with his knowledge.
Tracy Sands is the author of this book and shows us a different way to teach the Christian ABC’s.  Although I have always heard ABC as Admit, Believe, and Confess,  as long as the meaning gets across ABC can stand for different aspects of the Christian Life.   I like the fresh approach of A-Z standing for a different aspect of Christianity life.
There are two pages each devoted to one letter.  There are many bible verses that aren given so you can go and look up the verse for yourself and see how it pertains to that particular alphabet letter.  There is a prayer at the end of each letter.  There is also a CD with songs and music to go along with the book.  

I think this book is perfet for children three through six.
Disclosure of Material: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
More on Tracy Sands
Each letter is educational and deep in meaning to the author. In them you will find close to 100 ancient and modern images used in the past 2000 years to express the Christian Faith. The author has hopes of sharing all of the basic aspects of Christianity with those who really look into The Christian Alphabet.