Monday, July 31, 2017

The Incredible, Powerful, Inspiring & Engaging Story of Women in the Bible - Review

WOW! The title says it all about these women.  I have heard about these women ever since I became a Christian    What do women like Hannah, Sarah, Abigail  and even Eve have in common?  Their love for Christ.  Even though you live in this world with Christ by your side there isn't anything that can't be accomplished.  Just being reminded of this should make you feel loved.  This is the first book that I have ever read by this author but I'm looking forward to others.

I was given an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review of the book.  Thank you Jumoke for reminding about these wonderful women.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Playing by Heart - Review

Lulu has put herself on the back burner to help her sister and her family after an unfortunate accident. She becomes a music teacher and a basketball coach where she meets Chet. I enjoyed seeing a glimpse of history in Lulu and Chet's story and seeing some tense but wonderful moments between them. 

This book has been on my TBR shelf for awhile now but am I glad that I have taken it of the shelf and have now read it. Anne Mateer is a new author to me and one that I will continue to read. I enjoyed Anne's writing style in this book.

More about the author

While I have been writing for what feels like my whole life, I began seriously studying the craft in 2000. Since then I have completed eight novels, had several pieces published in local periodicals, attended six writing conferences and managed to final in ACFW's Genesis contest in 2006, 2008, and 2009.  She and her family make their home in Texas.  For more information about her please go to her website at .Anne Mateer

Monday, July 3, 2017

Review: A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another book of the Montana Rescue series that has intrigue and romance woven together at just the right blend. Having read Susan's other books in the series it was great at getting to know Gage better. Ella Blair is searching for her brother who has gone missing. Her and Gage's relationship isn't conductive to being cooped up with each other. so to say the least, there are some very interesting and tense moments during the search.  I can not wait until the next book of this series.

About the Author

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Paris Spy - Review

Where is the missing British spy?  In this wonderful addition to her Maggie Hope Mystery series Maggie will continue to be the sleuth that can find everything that she sets out to find.  There are many different complex and exciting people in this story.  There is a cliff hanger at the end and I can't want to see where the next book goes.

It is written during WWII times and Susan has done a great job of researching for this book, as in all of the others I'm sure.  This is the first book of this series that I have read by this author so I am looking forward to see where she begins her adventures.

The other books in this series includ Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, Princess Elizabeth’s Spy, His Majesty’s Hope, The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent, and Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante, and The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent. 

This was provided by NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.

New York Times-bestselling author Susan Elia MacNeal is the author of the Maggie Hope Mystery series from Bantam/Random House. She is the winner of the Barry Award, and her books have been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, Agatha, Thriller, and Dilys Awards.

Susan graduated cum laude from Wellesley College, with departmental honors in English Literature and credits from cross-registered classes at MIT. She attended the Radcliffe Publishing Course at Harvard University.

Her first job was as an intern at Random House for then-publisher Harold Evans, before moving her way up the editorial ladder at Viking/Penguin and McGraw-Hill, then becoming an associate editor at Dance Magazine.

Her writing has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Fodor's, Time Out New York, Time Out London, Publishers Weekly, Dance Magazine, and various publications of New York City Ballet. She's also the author of two non-fiction books and a professional editor.