Thursday, October 31, 2013

What Once was Lost - Review

What Once was Lost by Kim Vogel Sawyer is a story about a love for others and how giving of yourself can show God’s love in all possible situations.

Christina Willems is the caretaker of the Brambleville Asylum for the Poor for several orphans.  When the unthinkable occurs and she is forced to separate her “family” she finds it hard to place a young blind boy named, Tommy.  The last person she wanted to as was Levi Johnson, who is living as a hermit and doesn’t seem to have the compassion for Tommy.  For these three characters, all broken in their own way together they are able to accomplish much.  And there is even a hint of romanceJ

I am impressed with each book I read by Kim Vogel Sawyer.  She always has characters that are so enjoyable to getting to know. It swept me from the beginning until the very last page.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful story. 

This book was sent to me from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group I exchange for a fair and honest review.


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Holy Estrogen - Review

Holy Estrogen: Every Woman’s Guide to Making Her Emotions the Holiest Part of Her by Carol McLeod is just that-for every woman.  Whether you are going through disappointments right now or have ever experience ups and downs in life this book is for you.  Each and every chapter in this powerful book I found something that relates in my life but Carol gives us good and loving advice and tips that will make life sweeter.  This book will make you laugh and cry all at once.
Carol deals with so many emotions that we go through each day and puts a positive look on them. Yes, we have so many different mood swings but we are wonderfully made and with Christ there isn’t anything we can’t do. Just by reading this book doesn’t mean that everything will turn out perfect for you, but Carol has shown us how we can use these emotional highs and lows to become a better person.

I received this book from Carol and The Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review.

More about Carol McLeod
Carol McLeod is an author and popular speaker at women's conferences and retreats, where she teaches the Word of God with great joy and enthusiasm. She also host the highly successful Just Joy! outreaches. Carol encourages and empowers women with passionate and practical biblical messages mixed with her own special brand of hope and humor. Carol is the author of Defiant Joy! and The Rooms of a Woman's Heart. Her teaching DVD The Rooms of a Woman's Heart, won the Telly Award, for excellence in religious programming. She is a 1977 graduate of Oral Roberts University with a degree in Music and English. She is married to Craig McLeod, they serve as Senior Pastors of Life Church near Buffalo, NY.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Devotion - Review

Devotion by Marianne Evans is a book that offers second chances.  Marianne takes you on a journey through a wonderful couple’s life.  After nine years of marriage Juliet and Kellen seem to be growing apart.  Will their commitment so many years ago bring them back together?

This was a hard book to read because of its content.  Marianne did a great job in showing the characters true feelings.  It take three to make a marriage-God, you and your spouse.  But above all you must be committed.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Stranded - Review

When her friend vanishes from a cruise ship, reporter Darcy St. James isn't satisfied with their explanation that she simply left her job of her own accord. Something isn't lining up, and Darcy believes the only way to find the truth is to put herself in Abby's position. Within days, Darcy learns her friend wasn't the only person to disappear mysteriously. Last summer, a woman vanished under almost identical circumstances.
Gage McKenna has taken a summer-long stint leading adventure excursions for the passengers of various cruise lines that dock for a few days of sightseeing. He's surprised to find Darcy working aboard one of the ships, investigating a troubling report. Something sinister is going on and the deeper they dig the more Gage fears they've only discovered the tip of the iceberg.

Its been a long time since I have read a mystery releated book and I found this to be a wonderful easy read.  I know that Stranded is book three of a series of books but I was able to know these characters without having read the other two books.  But I will go back and read them.  Hope this isn't the end of this series.

Dani's characters seemed so real to me.  She writes in a way that gets you involved in her plot and its such an enjoyable read.
More about Dani Pettrey
Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom and author. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves–the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of one’s faith and plenty of romance. She’s a huge fan of dark chocolate, is always in search of the best iced mocha and her dream is to one day own a little cottage on a remote stretch of beach. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two teenage daughters.