Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin

 Anchor in the Storm, by Sarah Sundin, is the second in the Waves of Freedom series. This time we follow Lillian Avery as she moves to Boston in 1941 to take a job as a pharmacist. She has a grumpy boss who is sure she can't perform her job because she has a prosthetic leg. Lillian vows to be the best she can and has also caught the eye of her brother's friend and fellow Navy man, Arch. Throw in a mystery and some intrigue and this is the stuff that makes a book perfect. Sarah Sundin writes WWII perfectly and always captures my attention throughout. Can't wait for the rest of the series.

Anchor in the Storm Sarah Sundin
This book provided for review by Litfuse

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Tox-Sick by Suzanne Somers

 Tox-Sick by Suzanne Somers is a terrifying look at how our world is slowly killing us. We all know that hotdogs are bad for us, but the plastic wrap that covers the hotdogs may be even worse. Suzanne digs deep into the toxins that are part of our daily lives and how they harm us, what diseases they cause, and how to escape them. This book is a necessity for anyone who wants to live a toxin-free life. It is full of so much information that I had to read it slowly and take note of the information I wanted to research further. The panel of doctors she used for this are informed and do more than just prescribe medicine. They care about the body and know what to do to heal it without harmful drugs. If you're only going to read one book this year I recommend this one. Live life the way it's meant to be lived. Healthy.
This book provided for review by Blogging for Books

Monday, May 23, 2016

Every Bride Has Her Day by Janice Thompson

 This is the third and final in this bridal series by Janice Thompson. I really enjoyed the first two but found Every Bride Has Her Day to be a little bland, not what I'm used to from this author. It seemed everyone was getting engaged in this book and it was a little overkill. It didn't have the spark and the fun of the first two and seemed more like it was working hard to tie up all the loose ends with some drama along the way. Took me a few days to get through it because I really wasn't enjoying it. I do love this authors other books though. One of my favorites.

This book provided for review by Revell

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Longing in Me by Sheila Walsh

 I've loved Sheila Walsh since "Mystery" in the 80s. She brought a voice to Christian music that I couldn't get enough of and now her voice has taken to writing and it's as strong as ever. In The Longing in Me Sheila shares more of her story in a way that is vulnerable and open. She writes her story alongside that of David in the Bible and the outcome is refreshing. This book will fulfill the reader in you and also guide you gently back to your savior. Very easy to read and full of timeless truths.
This book provided for review by BookLook

Friday, May 13, 2016

Wonderland by Amily Shen

 Amily Shen brings the latest in adult coloring books, this time it's a delightful romp through one of childhood's favorite stories. Wonderland is filled with page after page of black and white drawings for you to add your own colorful flair to. It's also a storybook to read while you color. Very nice book with many hours of fun ahead. A nice alternative to the plain coloring books, this one holds adventure with every turn of the page.

This book provided for review by Blogging for Books

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman

This is exactly the kind of book that reminds me of why I love to read. This was such a satisfying novel, I loved every minute of it. From the heart-wrenching opening to the very end, it captured my attention and kept me from putting it down. This author is a master at a well-crafted story. Every little detail had its place and it was all woven together into the perfect book. I adored the classic movie references and the obscure aging actress who lived next door. The main character's fascination with a certain fabric was sweet and what she did with it came alive in my mind. 
Kathryn Cushman keeps getting better and better. This is my favorite of her books so far. She writes a clean read and always has a Christ-centered theme. Very highly recommended.
This book provided for review by Bethany House

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sister Dear by Laura McNeill

 Sister Dear by Laura McNeill is a suspense filled drama that grabs the reader from the first page and doesn't let go until the surprising end. There are twists and turns along the way that caught me off guard. This is a deep, dark story filled with betrayal and lies. It is published by Thomas Nelson but is not a Christian book, there are some situations that may be upsetting to some readers and some minor obscenities. Overall it was a good book and it gave me a lot to ponder as I read it. Family dynamics are interesting, this book explores them and so much more. It also emphasizes the fact that  no matter how hard you try to bury it, the truth always comes out. 
This book provided for review by LitFuse

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Together at the Table by Hillary Manton Lodge

 Together at the Table is the third in a series by Hillary Manton Lodge and as much as I loved the previous two, this one was much more fulfilling. Very sweet ending to a series that is so far above what I normally read. This is a more mature series and is just lovely. The author weaves the past and the present together in a way that keeps the attention of the reader yet causes the reader to think about her own past and heritage. The inclusion of recipes is another reason why I adore these books. Well written and clean with enough tension to build the perfect story and enough love to melt the heart, this is a series not to miss.
This book provided for review by Blogging for Books