Showing posts from January, 2014

A February Bride (A Year of Weddings Novella) Betsy St. Amant

Book three in the A Year of Weddings Novellas was another enjoyable, quick read.  Allie and Marcus are meant to be together, but Allie can't seem to get beyond her family legacy.  This book shows how friends can stick with you even when they don't agree with your choices.  Hannah (Marcus's sister and Allie's best friend) and Julie (Marcus and Hannah's mother) help her to see what she can't and help things to work out for the best.

I received this book free for review.

A December Bride (A Year of Weddings Novella) by Denise Hunter

Layla and Seth wind up accidentally engaged and while they try to figure out how to straighten things out they wind up truly falling in love.  They had met earlier and then by chance wound up at an event together where Seth blurted out that they were engaged.  Layla didn't quite know how to sort things out and keep things going well for her staging business.  To help keep up pretenses, she offers to stage Seth's house for a tour of homes and during this time they really get to know each other.  This is the first in a series of twelve books and is a quick enjoyable read.

I received this free to review.

A January Bride (A Year of Weddings Novella) Deborah Raney

I enjoyed reading this next book in the weddings novellas.  Madeleine is working to finish her next book and is trying to do it in a house that is being remodeled.  Her friend Ginny comes up with a solution for her to work at a inn that is owned by her friend Art.  I enjoyed the confusion and interaction between Madeline and Art and how they finally meet and straighten things out.  This is a good set of novellas and very quick reads.  

This book was provided free for review.

Martyr's Fire by Sigmund Brouwer

Not a book that I would usually choose, but still a good read.  It is the third in a series by Brouwer and continues the story of Thomas the ruler of Magnus.  He is forced out by those who have deceitful ways.  The must seek and trust the help of a few to defeat those he has been forced out by.  Choosing who to trust though can make all the difference.

"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."

Emma of Aurora: The Complete Change and Cherish Trilogy: A Clearing in the Wild, A Tendering in the Storm, A Mending at the Edge by Jane Kirkpatrick

I enjoy reading books by Jane Kirkpatrick that are about real people. This set of books allowed us to follow the characters in their trials and successes in settling a new land.  The set out for a change against the teachings and rulings of the community  and decide to settle where they will have more freedom.  They have to trust God in their travels and in the settling of the community. 
I was kept reading as I started this book and was glad to have all three together.  It is always disappointing when reading a book in a series to have to wait for the next, but that was not the case here.  It is a rather large in size book which made it a challenge to read (especially when having to share my lap with a cat), but that said it made for a great read over my winter break.
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"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."