Showing posts from July, 2017

Beloved Hope by Tracie Peterson

I really enjoy books set in a historical setting as they give you a bit of history woven into a story that makes it more realistic.  Hope is a survivor and has moved somewhat on, but soon has to go back and face her past.  She has survived a massacre and has to go back and testify against those involved.  I really liked her courage even though it was not what she wanted.  I think that facing the past maybe helped her to move on somewhat.  She also had to learn to trust others as she had to trust opening up to Lance was the right thing.
     I received a copy of the book from the publisher, the review is my own.

Over Maya Dead Body by Sandra Orchard

A great mystery that will keep you reading and guessing.  I love seeing what Serena is up to next as she tries to take a break from the rigors of the FBI only to find herself caught up in a death tied to a smuggling ring.  She finds herself more deeply involved than she plans and then to complicate things, she finds herself the romantic target of the men in her life and she has to juggle them, the case, and her initial reason for being at Martha's Vineyard the celebration of an engagement.
     A real page turner.
     I received a copy from the publisher, the review is my own.

A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren

This is a suspenseful book as well as one of forgiveness.  I kept reading to find out what would happen between Gage and Ella as they had to put their differences aside to find Ella's brother.  Gage could have let his feelings get in the way of doing his job, but realized that would cause even more trouble than was already there.  Gage had to learn to trust and put his hurt aside and Ella had to fess up to what she had done for them to be able to work together and do the job that had to be done. I enjoyed reading this book and this is a great series.
     I received a copy from the publisher to read, the review is entirely my own.

Dark Deception by Nancy Mehl

A very suspenseful read that will keep you reading until you finish.  As I read, I tried to make predictions and sometimes I was right and others I would have never guessed.  I could not imagine surviving what Kate did to only have to go back and relive it.  While on the way, Kate and the marshal, Tony,  protecting her run into some snags and it is all that Tony can do to keep her safe.  I really enjoyed reading this book and look forward to more from the author.
     I received a copy of the book from the author, the review is entirely my own.

On Love's Gentle Shore by Liz Johnson

This is the third book in the Red Door series and is quite enjoyable.  I first of all love the island and feel like I am there when reading the book.  I liked how in this book, Natalie had to face her past and work out things with Justin.  They both has some healing to do and by coming back to the island, they were able to face these issues.
     I received a copy of the book from the publisher, the review is entirely my own.

My Daughter's Legacy by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould

I really enjoyed how this book went back and forth between the past and present to tell the story.  It gives you the background and lets you know the outcome.  I did not find it hard to keep up with the story as it was written.  There are also two other books in this series, but you don't have to have read them to understand this story, but it will help with the present day story.   I also enjoy learning history in the context of  a fictional story and this one was no exception.
     The story tells about Therese Jennings in the 1860's and Nicole Talbot in present day.  When Nichole comes home she finds out much about her family's legacy some good and some not as expected, but with help, she is able to get it all sorted out.

 'My Daughter's Legacy' Blog Tour, Author Chat Party, and Giveaway ( ends August 1, 2017)

     I received a copy of this book from the  publisher, the review is entirely my own.

A Letter from Lancaster County by Kate Lloyd

I really enjoyed reading this book and seeing the interaction between the two sisters.  It gave me a feeling of how they were able to become closer even though they found out things that they did not previously know about their family. I really like books that have a sense of family and like seeing how the families deal with problems and use their faith to work through what they are faced with.
     This book tells the story of Angela who is unhappy in her marriage and does not have the best relationship with her sister Rose.  Rose is not married, but would like to be, but does feel a bit wary as she sees how her sister is fairing in her marriage.  When given the opportunity to visit an aunt in Pennsylvania, they both jump at the chance to get away from home and hopefully work out some things that are going on in their lives.
     I received a copy of the book from the publisher, but the review is entirely my own.

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Naomi's Hope by Jan Drexler

I liked reading this book and learning more about the Amish in the 1800's.  Many things have not changed for them in this time, but it was interesting to see them in this context.  Naomi had tried to get things back together and start a live with her adopted son Davey.   She is doing what she can to make things work, but that gets changed when Cap enters her life and takes a liking to Davey.  She must now decide what she wants to happen and trust that she will make the right choices.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, the review is my own.

Do Baby Bears Have Mommies? (I've Got Questions) by Crystal Bowman (Author), Teri McKinley (Author), Ailie Busby (Illustrator)

This book answers many questions in a way that a child can understand.  It gives answers that can be understood, but in a child like way.  The pictures are great as the cover a variety of animals and children.  They help the child to relate the animal relationship to one they can understand of their own.
     I really enjoyed this story. The pictures were great and they really helped the story as a child can relate to the pictures as much as they can relate to the words.  It helped that a variety of animals were used as some children may not know a lot of animals.  A great book to read over and over to any child.