Sunday, May 25, 2014

Behemoth


By Jonathan C. Leicht
Published by WestBow Press

This is a great book to read. It is about two different groups (who don't know each other and don't know that the other group is doing the same thing) who are going out to prove that dinosaurs are still living.

I am going to call them into 2 different groups since they are indeed that.

The first group is about Stephan Gregory and others, who has lost his job and his reputation due to the fact that he shows slides about how dinosaur tracks and human tracks are intertwined into a fossil. Many do not wanna believe that humans and dinosaurs lived in the same era. He is summoned by John Maxwell (who likes scientific artifacts) who gave him a free airplane ticket to get him to his estate. He asks if he will help lead an expedition. They head into Congo (Likouala Swamp region), though they also thought of heading to Cameroon.


The second group has a few main people in it. Jim and Ben keep finding dead animals on their Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. There is 3 dead elephants and 1 Cape Buffalo Bull, they were gored to death, by one really long horn/weapon, and with the tusks of the elephants intact they know it can't be poachers. Ben speaks Swahili but Jim doesn't. They find weird foot prints in the mud around where the bull was killed. They takes some casts of them. Jim send one of them to a friend, Dan. Who is excited by the fact that they found a great fossil of a Ceratopid (in which there are 4 possibilities, one being the Triceratops). They come across a tribe who's chief told them of an animal he seen as a boy. He had made a sculpture of it and showed them. It is a Centrosaurus.


This is a great read, and in fact, i thought it could be very believable. I hope that this review is enjoyable to all who read it and inspires them to go out and buy the book to read for themselves.






Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.



Book Description

Author Jonathan C. Leicht, who travels the country teaching creation seminars, bypassed his busy teaching schedule long enough to pen this adventure-filled novel that will have readers at the edge of their seats. At the center of Behemoth is Jim Thompson, chief game warden of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Jim has a major problem. Three of his prized elephants have been gored to death in the past month. The only clues are mysterious tracks reportedly belonging to a creature long thought extinct. Thompson suddenly finds himself on a tumultuous adventure across the African continent, hoping to convince himself and the world that he is on the verge of an incredible discovery. He is not alone. On the other side of the world, Professor Stephen Gregory is embarking on an adventure of his own. Forced to resign over his unpopular scientific beliefs, this once-distinguished professor gets the chance of a lifetime when he is offered an expedition into the heart of Africa in search of a creature that could prove his theories true once and for all.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Need You Now




Great book about a family who moved from the city into the home of (the mom's, Darlene) late grandparents. She meets up with her next door neighbor, Layla, (who helps her kill a snake in her bedroom) and is a formal movie star with some problems of her own and who doesn't believe in god. The mom has a need for independence and wants to get a job. She gets one at a school for special kids. At the school she does afternoon one on one sessions with a special girl named Cara. Cara's dad is named Dave and starts to slightly fall for Darlene. Darlene loves her husband Brad and her children, Chad (male), Grace (female) and Ansley (female).


This book is a great book. Has great details but doesn't go overboard with it. Had many religious parts in it. It tells of real life type family problems and how this family deals with them. All in all I loved reading this book.






Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.



Book Description

When big-city life threatens the safety of one of their children, Brad and Darlene Henderson move with their three teenagers from Houston to the tiny town of Round Top, Texas.

Adjusting to small-town life is difficult for the kids, especially fifteen-year-old Grace who is coping in a dangerous way.

Married life hasn’t always been bliss, but their strong faith has carried Brad and Darlene through the difficult times. When Darlene takes a job outside the home for the first time in their marriage, the domestic tension rises.

While working with special needs children at her new job, the widowed father of one of the students starts paying more attention to Darlene than is appropriate. Problem is, she feels like someone is listening to her for the first time in a long time.

If Darlene ever needed God . . . it’s now.

Experience a family’s triumph over lies, betrayal, and loss while still clinging to the One who matters most.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Brush of Angel's Wings




I finished the book a while ago, but couldn't get near the computer for a bit, till today. I kept my notes on the book in my cell, so i wouldn't forget what to write
about from within the novel.

So the book has a Dutch glossary in the beginning which really helps out with certain words, though most are pretty straight foward just spelled differently, there are a few which if it didn't have this you would have to try and guess at their meanings.

Rachel is a 20 year old woman and has never been courted after as of yet. She is going to ask guidance from god about becoming a teacher (who is an unmarried woman that teaches the kids). She races her buggy into a ditch.

Jordon doesn't really believe in god. Him and Rachel get into a buggy race in the beginning. The horses got spooked by a semi and you find out that they both have the same guardian angel (named Nathaniel) and an envy angel (named Tangus)

Rachel has 3 Sisters (Sadie, Fanny, and Iva) and had 1 brother (James). Jordon gets a job with Rachel's father and she thinks that he is filling her brothers place in his heart, and her place on the farm.

Sadie has a beautiful little girl named Ella Sue but when a disaster happens, RAchel feels she must take over looking after the baby. But soon realizes why that shouldn't happen.

Hope this is enough info to get you interested in reading this book. It is a great Amish book to read. I really enjoyed reading it and hope others will too.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

Rachel and Jordan's feelings for each other are hostile at first, but angelic intervention helps the two discover peace . . . and perhaps love.

The youngest and last unmarried of four sisters, Rachel Hartlzer spends most of her time helping with barn chores. Her role abruptly changes when her father hires Jordan Engles, the son he always wanted.

As Jordan takes on brotherly roles around the house, like escorting Rachel to the youth singing, the enmity between the two grows. Besides, Jordan has one foot in the Englisch world and is determined not to get involved with an Amish girl.

Neither realizes that God has sent an angel, Nathaniel, to help mend their hearts. The angel’s intervention helps them find peace and healing in accepting God's will for their lives.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Tallest Watchtower




I found that this is a good (but very short) book to read, it only took me about 10 minutes to finish it, it is a great read. I adored the first story, and the second one was enlightening.

I have to say though i liked the stories, i think that maybe there could've been a few more stories in this book to help it be complete, but otherwise it was ok, so out of 5 stars I am rating it as a 4 cause i did like it but it was short.



Some info on the books from my words...

There is 2 short stories. The first is titles, Lucy. It is about a couple who can not have children of their own. They decide they want to adopt a young boy. They arrive and actually pick a 3 year girl (for a very special reason, that i won't spoil in here). The ending is slightly sad but kind of happy in a way too.

The second short story tells of the 9-11 disaster. It talks of a man, who was getting ignored by pretty much everyone. It also tells of how more than 3,000 people died, (that is all i will say there cause any more could spoil the ending and everything)





Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

The human heart is taken over by these very impressive short stories. The Tallest Watchtower is a wakeup call for our sleeping sense of empathy and charity and a reminder not to forget those who are not among us but between us and our God. Their memory is always respected. Containing stories of first loves, new loves, and the horrific events of September 11, 2011, this collection is sure to bring a reaction.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Crazy Dangerous


By Andrew Klaven
Published by Thomas Nelson



This is a great read, i can really feel the pressure he is getting from the other children. This book is a great read for young adult and adults. I throuhgly enjoyed reading this book and hope to read more like it.

This book is about how Sam Hopkins (a preachers kid) is sick of being treated differently and falls into the wrong crowd. He realizes he needs to break away from them but is unsure how. Until a girl (Jennifer) is almost beaten up by them. He saves her, and gets many hit, punches, and kicks for it. Now she seems to think that he is her friend and his name is magical (she has schizophrenia, or so every believes). Jennifer tells Sam that something very bad is going to happen and soon, she told him of her this tree with a lake (and later he realizes he knows where it is). On Sunday, she later figures out and tells him, the bad thing will happen on Sunday.







Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

"You probably want to hear about Jennifer and the demons and how I played chicken with a freight train and—oh yeah—the weird murder . . . you're definitely going to want to hear about that."

Sam Hopkins is a good kid who has fallen in with a bad crowd. Hanging around with car thieves and thugs, Sam knows it’s only a matter of time before he makes one bad decision too many and gets into real trouble.

But one day, Sam sees them harassing an eccentric schoolmate of his named Jennifer. When Sam finds the courage to face the bullies down, he loses a bad set of friends and acquires a very strange new one.

Because Jennifer is not just eccentric. To Sam, she seems downright crazy. She has terrifying hallucinations involving demons and the devil and death. And here’s the really crazy part: Sam is beginning to suspect that these visions may actually be prophecies—prophecies of something terrible that’s going to happen very soon. Unless he can stop it.

With no one to believe him, with no one to help him, Sam is now all alone in a race against time. Finding the truth before disaster strikes is going to be both crazy and very, very dangerous.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Spirit Fighter - Son of Angels 1


By Jerel Law
Published by Thomas Nelson
Reading level: Ages 9 and up
Paperback: 256 pages


This is a great read for young kids (like my daughter), to teens, to even adults (like me).


Jonah is 13 (his brother Jeremiah is 7, & his sister Eliza is 11). Their mother is Eleanor Stone. They are all part angel (from one who is a fallen angel). Jonah has a hard time in basketball practice. Afterwards he prays in the field (which is something his father said to do for guidance, and he is a pastor). He kicks a soccer ball in anger and it goes launching. He later tells his father (who in turn talks to his mother) and they sit him down (without his siblings) and tell him he (and his siblings) is a quarter angel, and his mother is half angel. He finds out that good and evil are still waging war, and that he will be expected to fight in the war.

Marcus and Taryn (who are angels) deliver the news/order from God that Jonah and Eliza must find a way to rescue their mother from the fallen angel's clutches. Jonah is given a watch thing called a MissionFinder 3000 to help find his mom.

This is a great novel. I couldn't put it down, nor can i explain all that much more without giving a little too much away. All I can say is anyone and everyone will likely like this book. It is a great spiritual adventurous novel to read.






Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

“In his exciting debut novel, Jerel Law transports readers to a place where supernatural forces of good and evil collide. Young readers will be entertained and inspired by *Spirit Fighter. I heartily recommend it.*” —Robert Whitlow, bestselling author of the Tides of Truth series

Percy Jackson, move over! Jonah Stone is here!

What if Nephilim—the children of angels and men—still walked the earth? And their very presence put the entire world in danger? In Spirit Fighter, Jonah and Eliza Stone learn that their mother is a Nephilim and that they have special powers as quarter-angels. When their mom is kidnapped by fallen angels, they must use those powers to save her. Along the way, they discover that there is a very real and dangerous war going on between good and evil and that God has a big part for them to play in that war.

Parents today are looking for fiction that makes Christianity and the Bible exciting for their kids. This series is the Christian answer to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, The Secret Series and other middle-grade series packed with adventure, action, and supernatural fights. Son of Angels, Jonah Stone will be the first series in the market to explore this topic from a biblical perspective with content that is appropriate and exciting for middle-grade readers.

“Jerel Law has crafted a fantastic story that will leave every reader wanting more. Stop looking for the next great read in fantasy fiction for young readers—you’ve found it!” —Robert Liparulo, bestselling author of Dreamhouse Kings and The 13th Tribe

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Wedding Dress


By Rachel Hauck
Published by Thomas Nelson


Charlotte is an owner of her own bridal shop, and loves helping brides find their perfect dress, is getting married herself (to a man named Tim). She has yet to buy her dress, as she just can't seem to find the "right" dress, and doesn't feel compelled to do so real quick. She is questioning whether this marriage is something she wants to do or not. She gets in a predicament at the beginning where she gets stuck at an auction. She feels compelled to buy an old antique trunk.

This is a great book, it ties in 3 others stories about this wedding dress that was used by these girls (Emily, Mary Grace, and Hillary). If you like stories about love, then you will love this book.










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.






Book Description

Four brides. One dress.

A tale of faith, redemption, and timeless love.

Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift—and her passion. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress—or feel certain she should marry Tim?

Then Charlotte purchases a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new, shimmering with pearls and satin, hand-stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it? Who welded the lock shut and tucked the dog tags in that little sachet? Who left it in the basement for a ten-year-old girl? And what about the mysterious man in the purple vest who insists the dress had been “redeemed”?

Charlotte’s search for the gown’s history—and its new bride—begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life. But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress. Emily from 1912. Mary Grace from 1939. Hillary from 1968. Each with her own story of promise, pain, and destiny. And each with something unique to share. For woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte’s heritage, the power of courage and faith, and the beauty of finding true love.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Spirit Bridge (A Well Spring Series Novel 3)



Spirit Bridge
A Well Spring Series Novel

By James L. Rubart
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.43 Stars

When I first asked to review this book, I hadn't realized that it was the third and last in a series.

When I read this there were spots I was unclear what things were going on but all in all a good read. I will be going out to look for the first two books so I can read them and see what I missed. (Soul's Gate and Memory's Door)






Tidbits:
spiritual warfare
final battle against Zennon and his demons
Brandon -lost of his voice.



















Book Description

The Warriors Riding have battled in astounding supernatural realms, set captives free, and awakened thousands of hearts. But now their only chance of survival depends on calling for The Spirit Bridge.

Reece, Dana, Brandon, and Marcus have achieved staggering success in the spiritual realm . . . but each is reeling from vicious attacks. They need rest. A break from the war.

But the warlord Zennon is raging and will give them no quarter. The demon holds what he believes to be the trump card—a hidden strategy set in motion before Warriors Riding even began—that will detonate the team from the inside out. And he's just set it loose.

The street magician Simon—finally free of Zennon's alternate reality prison—is racing to remember his past before his ignorance obliterates his destiny. Then there's Miyo—a brash young warrior with advanced knowledge of spiritual realities and supernatural armor even Reece doesn't know about. These two will be pivotal in the final war.

If only the Warriors knew which side Simon and Miyo are truly on. If only they knew how to fight against Zennon's final assault. The Spirit Bridge is the epic conclusion to acclaimed author James L. Rubart's Well Spring series, which will propel each of the Warriors Riding on a quest of true identity, ultimate freedom, and a final battle that will leave them changed forever.

Dawn Comes Early (The Brides Of Last Chance Ranch #1)




This book give a very interesting start, i couldn't seem to put the book down. Kate answers an ad that is looking for an Heiress whom will inherit a ranch, but is not allowed to get married. When she first arrives there, she get caught up in the middle of a small problem (which is kind of funny). She gets to the ranch and the woman has her late ex husband in a casket in the room.

Kate has many problems while trying to learn the ways of the ranch, the men are having a problem trying to learn her the ropes and minding their manners around her (no swearing). She learns how to birth a cow while doing it with Ruckus, "one down and only fifty-five more calves to go" he said.

She finds out that she may love Luke and now faces a dilemma, to sign the papers to never get married or go to Luke.

I love how it ends. I can't wait to read the second book and about the heiress (though i won't tell you, if it is the same girl or a new one)





Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.



Book Description

Disgraced dime novelist Kate Tenney fled the city that banned her latest novel for the emptiness of the desert. Answering an ad to be “heiress” to a vast cattle ranch in the Arizona Territory, Kate hopes ranching turns out to be as romantic as she portrayed it in her novels.

But what awaits her is a life harder than the one she just left. There is no room for mistakes on a working cattle ranch, and Kate is ill-prepared for her new life. She quickly learns that dawn comes early. But she is tenacious.

Having been abandoned by a string of men, Kate has no intention of ever marrying. But she didn’t expect to meet Luke Adams, either. Luke awakens feelings inside Kate she doesn’t recognize, and his steady presence is a constant distraction. She has only written about love in the past, never known it herself. But her feelings for Luke stand in the way of all she has to gain if she is chosen as the heir.

Perhaps God brought Kate to the barrenness of the desert to give new life to her jaded heart.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Beauty for Ashes




This book is a Christian romance novel with none of the adult type content, which is a great thing. This book is a great read for people who love reading about romance with Christianity thrown in. I loved reading this story and had a hard time putting it down.

The story is about Carrie Daly who is living with her brother Henry and he gets married to Mary who has 2 sons Joe and Caleb. At the beginning I really felt sorry Carrie when reading what went on in the house after her brother married and had Mary and the 2 boys move in.

Carrie is sort of seeing Nate Chastain, and the whole town seems to think they are perfect together. Carrie keeps saying she wants to be sure that Nate is the one God wants for her before setting the date. When Griff Rutledge, she starts feeling kind of weird (like she felt when she was with her first husband before he died). She is now more confused than ever.

I love the ending (which i won't give away). While being slightly predictable it is still a very heart warming ending to the book.




Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.


Book Description

She’s a beautiful young widow. He’s a Southern gentleman with a thirst for adventure. Both need a place to call home.

After losing her husband in the Civil War, Carrie Daly is scared she will never have the family she longs for. Eligible bachelors are scarce in Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, but Carrie Daly has found love. Not the weak-in-the-knees kind, but something practical. Still, she isn't quite ready to set a wedding date with Nate Chastain.

Griff Rutledge is a former member of Charleston society, but has been estranged from his family for years. He’s determined to remain unattached, never settling in one place for too long. But when asked to train a Thoroughbred for an upcoming race in Hickory Ridge, he decides to stay awhile.

Despite objections from the townsfolk, and her fear that true happiness has eluded her, Carrie is drawn to Griff's kindness and charm. It will take a leap of faith for them to open their hearts and claim God's promise to trade beauty for ashes.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tamagotchi Connection V3

I have the green reptile version 3. I found this at a second hand shop and bought it for $1.00 and replaced the batteries and it is good to go. Now I wanted to know about this version so I started looking up info on it, here is the info that I am going to put to good use at some point.



Order of growth:
Baby to Child: 1 or 2 hours
Child to Teen: 2 days
Teen to Adult: 1 or 2 days
Adult to Death: Age 5, 6 ,7 or if it is healthy 8. Note: Mimatchi lives longer healthier or not.


Get your Tamagotchi married:
If your Tamagotchi was 6 years old for at least 3 days, or if its 7 years old, set the time to 10:29 a.m. After setting the time, do not press any other buttons. Wait until it is 10:30 a.m. The matchmaker, named Otokitchi, will appear on the screen with a book. She will find a mate for your Tamagotchi. When she finds a mate, you will have two options. It will say, "Love?" Select "Yes" if you want your Tamagotchi to get married. You will have either a baby boy or girl with your adult Tamagotchi.


Watch adult leave its baby:
On the second sleep, set the time to 11:59 p.m. and wait one minute. The light should turn on and the adult should be gazing at the baby. About two to five minutes later, the adult should be silently leaving .The lights will turn off and the baby will be sleeping.


Always get a present when connection: Select the Connexion icon then press "Ver.3" then "Present". Then, repeatedly press B until the other person's Tamagotchi appears on your screen to give you the present.




press the A button in the shop until the shopkeeper looks surprised, then u can enter the following codes:

here is a code ABBA ACBA
here is a code CBAC CABC
here is a code BCAB ACBC
here is a code AABB CACB
here is a code CACA BABC
here is a code ACBB BACC
here is a code BCBC CABA




Cocoa Heart:
Set the date to November 14th and the time to 2:59 p.m. Wait one minute and there should be a Cocoa Heart in your shop for about 140 points.


Pumpkin:
Set the date to October 31. You will be able to buy a pumpkin at the shop.


Store sale:
Set the system date to March 1. You should be able to buy everything at half price at the store.

Set the system date to November 16. You should be able to buy everything at one quarter off at the store


Store refresh:
Set the time to 2:59 p.m., 6:59 p.m., or 11:59 p.m. It takes one minute to change.


Souvenirs:
In Tama Town, you can only gain souvenirs if your Tamagotchi username is typed in.


Point donations:
When you donate 20,000 points you will be given a password for a cape. You will then be the king's friend. When you donate 30,000 points you will be given a crown and become the Prime Minister. You will not be not able to donate any more.


Ring:
Donate a total minimum of 5,000 points to get a password for PC. Go to Tamatown and go to the king. Enter the password you got from your Tamagotchi. The king will reward you a password for a ring.


TamaTown Golden Tamagotchi item locations:
Go to Forever Tamagotchi in the mall. Click on the jacket hanging on the wall, the charm on the necklace hanging on the stand, and the brown slippers under the jacket. Then, go to Lucky Tama Toys and click on the football just behind the racing car game on the floor. Go to the music shop next door to Lucky Tama Toys and click on the brown guitar on the right hand side of the store. Go back to TamaTown. Go to the school and click on the tie on the teachers hat and the paint brush on the shelf on the left hand side of the page. Then, go to the Travel Agency located on the bottom right corner. Click on the Chile map. On the top of the picture of the broken stone wall should be a cream colored hat -- click it. Go to the games arcade. On top of the Tamagotchi pictures which are just behind the other racing game should be a mini windmill. Click it. go to the Food Court next door to the games arcade. Click on the orange handbag in the second stand. Go back to Lucky Tama Toys in the mall and click on the Golden Tamagotchi poster on the wall. Cthe Golden Tamagotchi again to get the password for a Golden Tamagotchi souvenir on your Tamagotchi Version 3.


Friday, May 9, 2014

Suspended

Cassie was suspended for 3 days over the Easter holidays, meaning she was out of school total for a week. Her and Hailey were bugging a girl in school, Emily, who always was bothering them. Hailey took a video of it and they were just asking her "Are you mad? Or nahhhh". Just being silly kids on an indoor recess (after she came and bugged them and sat with them during indoor recess). Principal called me saying that they were calling her names and I had the video in front of me. The only thing that could be called name calling was Emily had said that they were driving her crazy and Cassie said she thought she already was (cause Emily always said that she was crazy and Cassie was just bugging her).

This isn't the first time there was an incident with Emily and it likely won't be that last. Cause every time that Emily starts to bug Cassie and Cassie tells a teacher, they tell her that it isn't a big deal but as soon as Emily tell a teacher she is being bugged they start to yell at that child.



The time before this was Emily had told Cassie that she had sex with their teacher who is her cousin (Mr. Leblanc) . Cassie couldn't believe it and said to a different friend that she couldn't believe what Emily was saying. Cassie removed the messages from her phone to save some memory and so we had no proof that Emily said it first. So this friend Cassie told then started to bug Emily and ask her why she said that and did she really do that. The school then got involved in it (due to the accusation on the teacher) and blamed it all on Cassie that started the rumor and told her and me, and my dad that they didn't even want her there and the teacher didn't want to teach her at all. So we had been asked to take her out for a few days so they could sort it all out. But as I said, it was all blamed on Cassie cause we didn't have proof and I couldn't get any cause I needed a court order to have Fido give me MY OWN RECORDS of the text messages.

Heart of Gold




I love this book, it was a great read. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys some real romance. Book is a Christian romance novel. It is based in a historical type of time period. This book is a great read, in my opinion. Shannon Adair and Matthew Dubois are the main characters in the story and they learn that their own way isn't not always the way God wants them to go.

Mattew's sister Alice is very sick, and when something happens to Alice, Matthew will need to look after her young son Todd. Matthew needs to find himself a wife that can look after Todd, while he continues his work. Shannon has vowed to not fall for him.








Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

Against Shannon's wishes, love stakes its claim in her heart. Will she discover treasure or treachery?

When Shannon Adair accompanies her minister father to the western gold rush town of Grand Coeur, she's certain she'll never be happy away from her beloved Virginia, even though the South is still gripped in civil war.

Wells Fargo driver Matthew Dubois isn't sure the lovely Shannon belongs in Idaho Territory either, but he is a desperate man. His widowed sister is dying and leaving her young son, Todd, in his care. Matthew wants to return to driving coach for the express company soon—so he'll have to find a wife to look after the boy when he's away.

Shannon is determined not to lose her heart to a man who is neither a Southerner nor a gentleman. But love stakes its claim. Now, will her heart survive learning the truth behind the courtship?

Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Sound Like Fire




The story (for me) starts out kind of slow, but then you can really get into the story. But for the most part when the guy is talking, i found myself having to re-read the words to try and absorb them, and even then in certain areas, i still can't remember certain things/names. The story is a great read, very into the religious area it is very interesting to read.




SPOILERS BELOW










It talks of how in the bible that Jesus said he will come to Earth and collect his followers and bring them to heaven on the day he comes back to the earth. In the middle it talks about how Satan's name is Lucifer and when they rid the world of all things related to Christianity, they are sure to say that is his name and not Satan.

Hope this gives some insight and makes you think about reading this fine book.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.


A Sound Like Fire
Written By Michael Rains
Published by WestBow Press



Book Description

Imagine living in a world where one global government controls every aspect of life, but allows people the personal freedom to pursue every wicked desire of their hearts, just so long as those cravings do not disturb or challenge the new laws of the land. It is a world where drugs are legal, sexual promiscuity abounds, and deviant behavior is tolerated and encouraged. But in exchange for unbridled selfishness and self-gratification, everyone must serve one god and obey every dictate handed down by the godless ruler of the earth. Or, imagine living in a world where you are continuously persecuted, punished, imprisoned, and even put to death for your beliefs, even though your way of life is innocuous and pure. Your homes and property are confiscated and you can no longer express your beliefs in public. After losing all legal rights and faced with certain death, you suddenly disappear from earth and end up in a place far removed. Once there, you are taught the secrets of the universe and experience things only once dreamt, while living in total harmony with your neighbors and family. And you get to choose the world in which to live, forever.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Beyond Molasses Creek




After reading this book, I have to say, for the first while, it certainly didn't grab my attention, i didn't think that I would like it. By the end of the book, I did like reading it and glad i stuck with it.


The story talk about three girls, Ally, Sunila, and Vesey. It tell a story of Civil Rights movements, about how a young woman who is growing up in Nepal and also speaks of child labor in third world countries. It has lots of details and the storyline is pretty easy to follow.




Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.



Book Description

Three lives are bound by a single book . . . and the cleansing waters of Molasses Creek.

Having traveled to the ends of the earth as a flight attendant, Ally Green has finally returned to the Lowcountry to bury her father as well as the past. But Vesey Washington is still living across the creek, and theirs is a complicated relationship--he was once her best friend . . . and also part of the reason she's stayed away so long. When Ally discovers a message her father left behind asking her to quit running, it seems her past isn't through with her yet.

As Ally's wandering spirit wrestles with a deep longing to flee again, a young woman on the other side of the world escapes her life of slavery in the rock quarries of Nepal. A mysterious sketchbook leads Sunila Kunari to believe there's more to her story than she's ever been told, and she's determined to follow the truth wherever it leads her.

A deep current intertwines the lives of these three souls, and a destiny of freedom, faith, and friendship awaits them all on the banks of Molasses Creek.

Monday, May 5, 2014

First Date



At the time I picked this book, there were no reviews and being sick kind of took away from me being at the computer to read it. I have no read it and this is a good book to read. If you like clean romance, with some religion thrown in, this is the book for you.

I picked this book, cause it seemed to be interesting. Like a tv show you would watch on tv, how you try and get the "perfect guy" to pick you out of all the other girls. This teenager girl Addy went onto the tv show The Book of Love but doesn't want to be on it, at least at first. But she does end up falling for the guy and trying to win.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.


Book Description

Addy Davidson is the last girl in the country who wants to be on the new reality TV show to win a date to prom with the President’s son. She’s focused on her schoolwork so she can get a scholarship to an Ivy League college, uncomfortable in the spotlight, never been on a date, and didn’t even audition for it.

But she got selected anyway.

So she does her best to get eliminated on the very first show… right before she realizes that the President’s son is possibly the most attractive guy she has ever seen in person, surprisingly nice, and seemingly unimpressed by the 99 other girls who are throwing themselves at him.

Addy’s totally out of her comfort zone—but that may be right where God can show her the most about who she is . . . and who she was meant to be.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Bittersweet Surrender




Carly Westlake who owns her own chocolate spa, decides she wants to lose some weight, because Jake Mitchell who is someone she has had a crush on for years, is moving back into town with his teenage daughter. Her best guy friend (which was her late best friend, Ivy's, husband) Scott is asked by her to help her to out, and he takes it to a level she didn't want, he takes her hidden stashes of chocolate (that she keeps to eat for herself) and tells her to eat pistachios instead, within reason. Magnolia is now living with her and is going to make her some healthy meals.

Carly has a dog named Pinkie. She also has a brother named C.J, who seems to have issues, at least until the end.

A very great read. Very well written.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

Carly Westlake is living the dream. She spends her days at a spa (okay, so she owns the place), she's dating a hunk, and she's surrounded by chocolate—milk chocolate, her favorite—that she uses for the chocolate facials that made her spa famous.

But when long buried secrets threaten Carley's business and her friendship with business-partner Tom, she fights like crazy to keep the dream—and the illusions—afloat.

It takes a miracle of grace to get Carley to finally make that bittersweet surrender to love and real life.