Showing posts from September, 2014

Dreaming on Daisies by Miralee Ferrell

I really enjoyed the fourth book in this great series.  I have read and appreciated  two of the other books in this series and this one did not disappoint either.  I enjoy books set in the past which give me insight of how it was like to live on a ranch.  Leah lives on a ranch with her father and due to some problems, pretty much runs things.  She receives some help in the form of Steven who comes to work for her as a ranch hand.
I liked the strong characters in the book and how they worked together to make their dreams pan out.  This book can be read by itself or as part of the series.  I highly recommend the book to anyone who enjoys a good, strong story.
I received this book free to review.

Love's Fortune by Laura Frantz

I like how the main character Wren is not afraid to be herself and make the best of her new situation.  She has been raised  by her father in a manner that does not show the money that her family actually has, but soon finds herself in a new situation that is not what she is accustomed to. Wren finds herself leaving her country home in Kentucky and having to learn how to fit into her grandparent's home.  She does the best to learn how to act and dress, but deep down she is still who she is beneath all the finery.  She does what she has to for her family, but still remains loyal to her roots.  Wren is a fascinating character an made the book worth reading.  I received this book free from the publisher to review.
Here is a video link for Love’s Fortune by Laura Frantz -  Behind the Cover

A Bride in Store by Melissa Jagears

I received a chance to read the next book in the Unexpected Brides Series.  I liked reading how Eliza took control of her circumstances from the early train ride to meet her groom, to the unexpected challenges in becoming a store keeper like she wanted.
Eliza (a mail order bride) finds herself a victim of circumstance when she decides to come early to meet the person she is to marry.  She has been corresponding with him to give him ideas to make his store better and when she gets there she finds that some have been implemented and works with the co-owner of the store to implement more.  Because she arrived early, her interned is not there to greet her and she has to make other arrangements until he gets there.  I liked how she didn't let prejudices keep her from meeting the other townspeople and eventually making it for herself.
Her intended's business partner is overrun with trying to run their store, work as a gunsmith, and as a somewhat doctor.  He wants to become a doctor…

A Match of Wits by Jen Turano

I read this book a bit ago, but realized I didn't share what a great book it was.  
Agatha Watson is an intriguing character who finds herself helping an old friend whether she wants to or not.  She is a reporter in a time when that is not a common occupation for a woman and during her travels meets up with Zayne who is not doing so well.
Zayne realizes that while Agatha thinks she can hold her own, she is not a capable as she thinks.
I loved seeing the match of wills and how the come to work things out.
I really enjoy this author and look forward to reading more.

I received this book free to review.

Thief of Glory by Sigmund Brouwer

I really enjoy books set in the past especially when they give me insight into what happened during this time.  This book was set during WW2 and tells the story of a family that is torn apart when the Japanese invade  the Dutch East Indies.
Jeremiah becomes the head of his family and has to help them hold it together as the face the happenings of war.  I didn't realize what it was like for these families, or that this even happened.  I really learned some history as well as seeing how the family endured.
I would recommend reading this book.
More info about the book and author
More InfoRead Chapter OneAuthor Bio"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

The Desire by Gary Smalley and Dan Walsh

This book tells of one couples's struggles in their marriage due to infertility and the differences in opinion as how to deal with it.  The husband is more concerned with saving orphans overseas and wants to put their money to use that way, while the wife wants to look more into fertility treatments.
This is an interesting book covering how they come together and how God has a plan for it all to come together.

I received this book free from the publisher to review.

Nowhere to Turn by Lynette Easton

I enjoyed the chance to read the second book in this series.  There were a few references to the first book, but it can be read without having read the first book.
Danielle is trying to leave an abusive lifestyle when fate intervenes and it seems like she won't have to take her son and leave after all.  But then things start happening again and she turns to Operation Refuge to help her out.  They take her to a safe place, but things still happen.
This book was great to read and one that I hated putting down before I had a chance to finish.  I liked seeing how the story came together and got a bit of insight as to how some types of technology work.
I look forward to another book in this series.
I received this book free to review from the publisher.

A Light in the Wilderness by Jane Kirkpatrick

This was an interesting tale of three women and their journeys west.  I took me a little to get settled into this book, but once I did , I quite enjoyed it.  I liked the courage that the women in this book showed not only in their travels, but in their personal lives as well.  I don't know that I could have stepped out on faith as they did to not only leave what they knew, but to go against the normal as well.  I learned some of what it was like on the trail especially for those who weren't exactly accepted as well as the rest.

A video link for the book

I received this book free to review from the publisher.