Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Fiction Reads

I have read non-fiction and fiction books over the past year.  My top non-fiction books were listed December 28. Now I want to list some of my favorite fiction books.  There are not in any order other than alphabetical.  Each and every one of them were written by authors that were new to me and I am so glad that I have found them.


A Joyful Break

Even though this was a fiction book it will teach you to be happy where you are.  Here is my orginial review of this book.

Fore more information about Diane Craver and to catch up with her go to her website.


The Moses Conspiracy

I enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next one in the series. Here is my orginal review.

To keep up with Susan go visit her website.


To Whisper Her Name

This is the first historical fiction that I have read and absoutely fell in love with this author.  Can't wait for the next book in the series.   My orginal review is here.

Check Tamara's website for more wonderful books from this author. 

Winter in Full Bloom

Whether she is writing fiction or non-fiction Anita has a way with words.  Here is my review on Winter in Full Bloom.

For more informaiton about Anita Higman check her blog out to keep up with her.


Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013 Non-Fiction Reads

 2013 is coming to an end. There have been so many books that I have read this year that has left an impact on me.  Here are my top three picks:



Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire-June

A powerful account how Jim and Carol Cymbala began their ministry at the Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York.  After reading this wonderful book I was able to go visit the church and it was life changing.  Here is earlier review.
More about Jim Cymbala
Jim Cymbala has been the pastor of The Brooklyn Tabernacle for more than twenty-five years. The author of the best-selling titles Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire; Fresh Faith; and Fresh Power, he lives in New York City with his wife, Carol Cymbala, who directs the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.


Sent: How One Ordinary Family Traded the American Dream for God’s Greater Purpose-June

This book follows Hilary Alan and her family on their response to God's calling for them. Even though they were called to a different area I felt connected to them because of my love for missions in Hungary. I cried quite a bit with this one.  Here is a link to my review.
HILARY ALAN, a former public relations professional, is a wife and mother of two children. Hilary and her family moved to Southeast Asia in the aftermath of a tsunami that destroyed villages, homes, businesses, and hundreds of thousands of lives. Today, the Alans continue to advance the work of Christ internationally in their involvement with a church in North Carolina as they prepare for another overseas assignment.


Where God Finds You by Anita Higman-May

I seem to gravitate toward devotionals because each one is unique and always so meaningful to me.  I’m so glad that I was able to read this devotional.  It’s a fresh and unique look at so many bible stories that I have read for so long.  Here is my review.
 More about Anita
 Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She’s been a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends. To find more about Anita go to her blog at Anita Higman