Thursday, January 12, 2017

Because You're Mine by Colleen Coble

This is likely the best Colleen Coble book I've read. Completely different from her previous works, this one grabbed my attention on the first page and never let go. Full of suspense and intrigue, it kept me on the edge of my seat while housework went undone. Obsession runs deep in this book and yet redemption is also a theme. Very well written and engaging.
 What I also appreciated about this book was that there was nothing in it that I found offensive or vulgar/crude. Even when writing about sticky situations Coble is able to maintain a safe atmosphere for the reader.

This book provided for review by BookLook

Monday, January 9, 2017

NIV Journal Bible for Girls

The NIV Holy Bible for Girls - Journal Edition by Zondervan is simply beautiful. The cover appeals to girls of all ages (even to my own middle-age!). The NIV version is a trusted version and one that is easy to read and understand. Perfect for gift-giving or for yourself. This is also appealing for anyone who likes to take notes in their Bible or loves to doodle journal. Your Bible is one of the most personal things you can own and now you can make it truly yours. Create, dream, pray, you can jot it all down in here and keep it for a lifetime.

This book provided for review by Handlebar

Saturday, January 7, 2017

2017 Reading List

Books I've read in 2017
Favorites are in bold

1. Random Acts of Deceit by Christy Barritt (Kindle)
2. Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
3. Random Acts of Greed by Christy Barritt (Kindle)
4. Because You're Mine by Colleen Coble
5. Sugar by Kimberly Stuart
6. Random Acts of Scrooge by Christy Barritt (Kindle, Novella)
7. Driftwood Tides by Gina Holmes

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

For the Record by Regina Jennings

 For the Record by Regina Jennings is everything I've grown to expect from this author: humorous, gentle romance, and suspense. This book had me giggling and swooning from start to finish. A sweet story about what can happen when a writer doesn't change enough and readers figure out who she's been writing about.
Betsy Huckabee has plans to get out of her uncle's house and make it on her own as a writer but she's stuck in a small town in the middle of nowhere, and without inspiration until a handsome new lawman comes to town. She bases a series of stories on him but is soon caught between the truth and her imaginations. Delightful tale.
This book provided for review by Bethany House

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Scripture Doodle books by April Knight

I'm new to the world of doodling. If I'm honest I will say that my pictures rival those of a first-grader's. I'm not very good. That being said, these Scripture Doodle books by April Knight give me courage and confidence! I feel I can get into these and create some pretty scribbles. These are six-week devotionals that encourage the reader to create as she draws nearer to the Lord. From body image to generosity, there are many topics addressed in this clever series. Beautifully done, these would be a welcome gift to almost any woman! Published by David C. Cook. Look for these at your Christian bookstore or online.

These books provided for review by LitFuse

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Pray A to Z by Amelia Rhodes

Pray A to Z by Amelia Rhodes is a one of a kind prayer book. I've not seen anything like this one before. Want ideas of how to pray and who to pray for? Look no further. This book is divided into twenty-six sections from the letters A to Z and each letter has subsections. Every page gives prompts for praying. If you are struggling in your prayer life this book may help you get to the next level. It's small size makes it easy to take with you anywhere. The one page at a time approach makes it easy to stick with. Simple and genius. Perfect for all ages.

This book provided for review by LitFuse

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Finding Your Voice by Natalie Grant

 Finding Your Voice by Natalie Grant is all about getting past your circumstances and comfort zone and into the place God wants you to be. The place where He can use the potential you know you have. Natalie takes her influence from the stage and social media and into the arena of books. She parallels stories from her life with some from the Bible and the result is extraordinary. She gives the reader a glimpse into her life off stage and how she got to where she is. Unafraid to speak truth, Natalie affirms the reader of her purpose while staying true to the word of God. Perfect book for women of all ages.
This book provided for review by Book Look