Friday, December 26, 2014
A Bride in Store sounded like a great book from what I read in the preview and on the back of the cover. Stories of mail-order brides have always fascinated me, reminding me a little ways of the old fairytales of princess having a husband chose for them, and fighting to not be wed only to find out he is the prince of your dreams, or sometimes he's not.
The story begins with Eliza Cantrell coming to her new hometown by train. Coming earlier then her future husband had planned, and sadly her train is robbed and she loses all of the dowery she received from her brother. Not a good way to start the day
Now further on from here we meet a lot large variety of characters, some from Melissa Jagears' previous book A Bride for Keeps. These two books do connect so if you plan to read this one get A Bride for Keeps before you even touch the first pages of this one. The story in this book is a good one, a story of beauty, sacrifice, and love. Yet I found writing style of the book monotone. It went on and on and on in the same manor for an uncounted amount of pages, making me feel like I was reading the same scene over again for and never getting to the point of the story.
As I said before the story itself is good, it's execution is another story, but maybe it's just not my cup of tea. Try it for yourself and form your own opinion of the book, then return here and tell me what you thought of it.
I received this book for free from Bethany house in exchange for an honest review, which I have given
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
I received this book free for an honest review which I have given
Monday, September 15, 2014
hello everyone, its time for another review, and this one if for a Match of wits by Jen Turano!
now when I requested this book I wasnt sure what to expect. The overview did little justice for this treasure of a book.
The story starts out in a rather humorous....with a pig ready to charge at our main character, Agatha. And this takes place in a hotel, mind you.
This scene had to be the best throughout the book, I didn't see it coming, and I actually thought the book was going to be boring, I was sooo wrong! I guess I should remember this verse next time
"look beneath the surface, so you can judge correctly" John 7:24
Now for our male lead, Zayne (I love that name) he had a pretty bumpy start in this story, nor did he make the greatest impression upon seeing Agatha for first time in years, but the man had a lot still left on his shoulder, and he had given up on his faith in God, feeling he had been abandonded by Him. The book had the right balance of humor, love, and all wrapped up in some rather odd situations.
There are quite a few characters I would love to see made into books, such as Mary and her sisters and Mr. Blackheart and Drusilla. I would be so happy to see more books to this series, but sadly I believe this was the last book. Oh well, I plan to read the others as soon as I can get my hands on them
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Hi everyone, I'm here to say a winner has been chosen for the Through the Deep Waters Giveaway I had the honor of doing last month. The book should already be on its way to the winner, Iliana, and I hope she enjoys the book as much as I did. I am sad to say that there wasn't very many entries in my giveaway so I am unsure if Blogging for Books will ask me to do another one. If they do then great, if not then I had the blessing of helping pass on a wonderful book to some lucky person!
Good night and have a Blessed evening!
Hello everyone! I am coming to you live from my moblie blogger app. Sad to say that my computer is having a problem with plugging in and getting a charge. So until that is fixed I will be writing all posts and reviews from my Android smartphone. Hopefully I will be posting my next review, and perhaps pictures of my latest Crochet creations!
Thank you any and all viewers for waiting this long, and have a blessed evening.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Alice Chesterfield is a woman pursued. Having survived an attack that left her scarred and her father dead, she is never free from the fear and memories of the man who is responsible. Texas seems to be an answer to Alice's prayers, and when she has the opportunity to relocate to a ranch near Dallas, Robert Barnett captures her attention. Unlike any man Alice has ever known, Robert doesn't worry about the obstacles that stand in their way--and he hardly seems to notice the scar she bears. But there are storm clouds gathering; devastating information about her family comes to light, threatening Alice's peaceful sanctuary. Disillusioned, Alice must learn to place her trust in God as she seeks a measure of peace for her future...and for her heart.
Alice has not had an easy time of it in the past. After her house being robbed and her father killed in the attack she was left to face the world with little money to her name and a scar on her face that bares the constant reminder of all she had lost and for everyone to see.
We all have scars from our past, some are invisible and others like Alice's can be seen clearly. Alice kept her head down in hopes to hide her scar, and thought that no decent man would want her with such flaws. Such as the cook where Alice worked part time tried to ask her out in a not so nice way, and when she said no he used her scar to hurt her feelings. Have you ever had to deal with that?
Alice also had her share of blessings, her friend Marty gave her a job helping around the house. Marty is the female lead from the previous book, and she and her husband bring humor and a lot of thought to the book, you'll love them
In my personal opinion the story is some ways seemed a little rushed, I wish the other had gone a little more into Alice's past, and the romance formed between Alice and Robert took hardly any time at all, I wish there had been a bit more between them. Now when I started this book I didn't know it was book 2, and that it does connect to the book before it, but it wasn't to hard to put the pieces together and that did explain some of what happened in the first book later on.
I would tell all of you more but i find that spoiling too much of the book in a review takes away the fun of reading a book, so I will leave all of you here. I highly suggest picking up this book series and nice cup of whatever your favorite drink is and just enjoy!
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014
In a secluded corner of Hope Beach, one woman must decipher a stranger’s memories . . . before they cost her everything. Elin Summerall was one of the lucky ones. Not only did she get a heart transplant, but the donor was a perfect fit. A miraculously perfect fit.
But when Elin begins having violent flashbacks—and vivid dreams of being strangled—she realizes that she has been the recipient of more than just a new heart . . . Elin is remembering her donor’s murder. Her strange affliction has attracted some unwanted attention: from the press, from the authorities . . . and from the killer himself. Now, living alone with her young daughter and aging mother, Elin is being stalked—by a man she’s only met in her nightmares.
The police are dubious of her story, but one off-duty FBI agent is eager to help her: Agent Marc Everton, the father of Elin’s daughter. Of course, he doesn't know about that. Yet. Now, in a remote cottage on Hope Island, Elin and Marc must probe the secrets buried in her borrowed heart. And there’s no time to waste. One man is desperate to silence her—before she remembers too much.
Seagrass pier is one of Colleen Cobble's many romance and suspense novels, and it's book three in her hope beach series. Now I do recommend reading them in order, but you can read them out of order (I have done that with many of Colleen's book series) Now onto the real review!
Unexpectedly Colleen jumped right into the story, most times we get a little background before going into the main story, but it was very being thrown into the fray of this marvelous story! and it makes one think of the possibilities that must of us write off as pure craziness, such as inheriting the memories from another, such as the previous owner of Elin's new heart. These memories are of Laura's murder, and Elin relives it all each night. Scary right?
Now most people thought this was crazy, and i admit I've heard cases of this on the news and thought it was impossible, but we all need to keep this verse in mind when we hear about these sort of things.
"For nothing is impossible with God" Luke 1:37
Now Colleen made a point that Laura's soul had passed on, so I was happy to see that pointed out when Elin started to fear she was becoming more and more like the true owner of her heart.
I found the full cast of characters a great mix, switching from the intense mystery of Laura's murder to the romance between two couples, and many other twist throughout the book. Colleen has once again brought us another great thought provoking novel. I highly suggest finding a big comfy couch to sit on and read this book!
I got this book from the booklook blogging program in exchange for an honest review, which I have given
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Hacker in a way reminds me of the TV show 24, my family loves this action packed show, and even though i don't care for it myself I think people who do will love this book.
Nyah is smart, far beyond the normal means of the world, she could have graduated collage at the age of twelve, but her parents wanted her to have a semi normal childhood. But Nyah's world gets turned upside down when she and her family end up in a car crash. Her father and her brother dead, while her mother suffered serious brain damage that is slowly killing her, leaving only a shell of the woman she use to be. Nyah will do anything to save her mother, and that includes hacking into a huge company to get a job there, but when she sees pictures that were never meant to be seen, well, lets just say Nyah's life just got a little more complicated.
The book theme's around surrendering. It's hard to surrender when it has become our nature to want to be in control of everything and have all the answers at our fingertips. And how do we know we've truly surrendered it to God? it's hard to say. Sometimes it seems we're just doing everything we can to protect the people we love, to fix the problems around us we believe no one else can fix, and even though we pray and say we give it over to God do we truly we mean it? or are we fighting His will because we are scared to let go of what we love? We need to remember the promises God gave us to help through these hard times ahead of us.
"He will remove all of their sorrows, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. For the old world and its evils are gone forever." Revelation 21:4
Be prepared for the tears, laughs, suspense, and the many promises God to be in this book. I loved adding this book to my growing Ted Dekker collection, and I can't wait to see what will happen in the Outlaw chronicles, and so you other readers know you don't have to read the books in any order, but if you want to know more about the character in the book called Outlaw then read the book titled after him. I plan on picking it up from the store soon!
Friday, July 4, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
I was blown away.
The book takes place from when the angel Gabriel visited Zechariah in the temple to give him the news of John, to before the birth of Christ, and ending just after Jesus returns from the dead. The six short stories are of Joseph, Zechariah, John, Elizabeth, James, and Mary. All of which will turn your soul to the love of Jesus Christ and will make you weep with joy and understanding.
The story line was beyond amazing, and as Karen had hoped it drew me as a reader and fellow christian closer to the people of the bible, it made a connection I had never felt before with them, except for maybe Mary. The others, like John the baptist, I had a hard time understand what their roles were, and why such sorrow was brought upon them. Karen did an amazing job filling in the blanks with fiction she studied long and hard for to put into place, making sure it would all fit even if it may not have really happened, Karen did her best. For hours I cried and prayed, for my family, for myself, and even for these people who have long been in heaven! They now have peace and they are together, and i felt my heart rejoice for them at having the happiness we will all have with our Savior one day.
The study guide in the back of the book is great for groups or just for yourself, it is great for any type of bible study you might be apart of. I could not recommend a better book for anyone to read, and i know I will be getting this for my friends and family this Christmas season!
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
When I read fair play I was prepared for a good christian book, but i was kinda disappointed with this book. The story line as a whole was good, don't get me wrong about that, the author made a good wholesome story with humor and wit, what I didn't like so much was that there seemed to be little to do about God, even though this is a christian fiction book.
The story reminds me a little of Doctor Quinn, medicine woman (If you haven't watched the TV show then you are missing out on the greatest show in TV history, at least that's my opinion). Billy (our female lead) Is a woman doctor trying to work her way in a man's profession, and with so many not even giving her a chance it's hard to do her job. But she asked to work at the women's building at the world fair, and makes more then she ever could. And she also meets a rugged and sweet cowboy from Texas. Their first meeting was awkward, their second time even more so, but I won't spoil that for y'all.
As their relationship grew so did their troubles. Now a lot of these troubles are of an extreme personal and mature nature, and while it is a shame that these things have happened and continue to do so I believe the author could have backed off it a bit. It made me think too much of the teen fiction novels you find on the bookshelves nowadays, and again this is suppose to be christian fiction, she didn't go into any detail but the most people can put two and two together, and there is too much of it. I think the envelope was pushed a little too much for me.
All in all I would give this book three out of five stars, the story line was great, the writing even better, but I was put off by the mature subjects popping up all over the book.
Heirloom recipes, family secrets…and a chance for love
The youngest heir to a French-Italian restaurant dynasty, food writer Juliette D’Alisa has spent her life negotiating her skill with words and her restaurant aspirations. When her brother Nico offers her a chance to open a restaurant together, she feels torn—does she really have what it takes? Should she risk leaving her journalism career? After the death of her grandmother, Juliette discovers an antique photograph of a man who looks strikingly like her brother. As the truth behind the picture reveals romance and dark secrets, Juliette struggles to keep the mystery away from her nosy family until she can uncover the whole story.
Inspired by her grandmother’s evolving story, Juliette resolves to explore the world of online dating. To her surprise, she finds a kindred spirit in Neil McLaren, a handsome immunologist based in Memphis, Tennessee. With a long-distance relationship simmering, Juliette faces life-shifting decisions. How can she possibly choose between a promising culinary life and Neil, a man a world away in more ways than one? And is it possible her Grandmother’s story can help show the way?
"You cause grass to grow for the cattle. You cause plants to grow for people to use. You allow them to produce food from the earth -- 15 wine to make them glad, olive oil as lotion for their skin, and bread to give them strength." Psalms 104: 14-15
Okay, I will start out my actual review by saying this; have a snack near by or lock your fridge when reading this book, you will be hungry after reading the recipes at the end of almost every chapter of this book. I know I will be trying out a few of them! Now Juliette was youngest in her family, something I can relate to, and her family of cooks was...how to put this nicely...pushy. Some had expectations of her and thought they should be met, and that can put a lot of stress on someone. And stress is all Juliette seem to have for company when returning home to her empty apartment. But God changed that for her.
Hillary Manton Lodge did a good job making you feel the emotions Juliette was experiencing at the time, the confusion, the hurt, the joy and laughter, all of it. Though some parts were a little slow they usually picked right back up. And most girls will probably fall for Neil (he is such an awesome character!) and I say he is the kind of guy I would be looking for in real life. Hillary also makes many good points in the book about finding yourself, what you want, and what God wants for you. There is so much clutter and noise in this world sometimes we forget to listen for the little voice inside us whispering the way to Him. This is a good book and I will be getting it for some of my friends
Now at the end of the book you'll think that is the end, do not be fooled! There is a book two coming out called Reservations for two, and I look forward to seeing what is to come.
I was given this book for free from the blogging for books program in exchange for an honest review, which I have given
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Thank you all soooooo much! My first book has been requested and should be here in the next two or three weeks.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
This adorable collection of pokemon is done by an amazing Devianartist who goes by the name of Aphid777. I couldn't help showing off some of these awesome patterns made public for all us crazy crafters. All the pokemon you see in the picture above you will be able to make for yourself and your friends! and here are a few more I am sure you will love!
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Meant to be mine was a book I looked forward to reading very much. It sounded amazing, and again my sense of good books did not fail me!
We are started out this story with Celia Park and Ty Porter meeting for the first time since high school, and the spark Celia felt then was stronger then ever. A few days spent in blissful love Ty prepose's to Celia and the elope in one of those shabby little places in Vegas. Celia couldn't be happier, she is married to the man of her dreams, but the next morning her world comes crashing down. Ty is in love with someone else, only this other woman wasn't ready for marriage just yet. Heartbroken, Celia vows never to see the man who took and shattered her heart. But God had a much larger plan for these two.
"Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of malicious behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you." Ephesians 4:31-32
Becky Wade focused on forgiveness in this book, when you have someone hiding something like that and then confessing he truth after you're married it takes a lot of strength to forgive them. Now Celia made her share of mistakes too. She let her pride and her pain cloud her good sense, she did not tell Ty he had a daughter, even when he came to see her she tried to hide it from him. She did not want to share her little girl. I understand her feelings, but she needed to have thought of what her daughter would want, and what was the right thing to do.
Now there is one thing I did not think was right is that Ty's money got him too much, even when Celia told him he couldn't buy love it still seemed to get him just about whatever he wanted. I think Becky Wade should have addressed this a little more. Other then that i have nothing else negative to say about this book.
I look forward to more of her books, and I want to read the one that came before this one called Undeniably Yours.
It's the first book in this series so I recommend reading it first.
Well folks this is all for today, I hope your day is full of good blessings and good books!
Sunday, June 1, 2014
The beaches and Brides collection was a fun read for me. I am a huge fan of these collections and i can't get enough of these amazing short stories. My favorite story in this books would have to be The Captain's Wife by Mary Davis. It begins not at all how i expected it from the sounds of the title, and as i read along I became more impressed with this story of Christ's forgiveness, and also as human beings how stubborn we are. I liked how the friend of our female lead used the verse John 8:1-11 to knock a bit of sense into our male, writing it upon a stone and putting it in front of him. Oh how many times I would have loved to do that in my life! But I also felt the inner struggle he felt after she left him with those verses, that upon reading them his life would forever change, and he didn't want to let go of the hatred he felt. I too have been in that position and I am slowly learning to humble myself. We as sinners have no right to judge others for the sins they have committed, only God has that right.
Now another one of the interesting stories would have to be The Castaway's Bride by Susan Page Davis. Being shipwrecked on a deserted island for five years can change anyone for the worse, but our main character Edward Hunter managed to stay on the path of God in those fives years, and helped those with them to see The lord as well. But upon finally returning home things were not all what he expected them to be. But even though life threw every curve it had at Edward he still kept to The Lord, and he was rewarded well indeed. This story was a true inspiration to the hardships we wall face, and that with the word of our Lord we can get through the strongest tempests.
All the other stories in here were great as well, though I had already read the Lightkeeper's daughter by Paige Winship from another book i had bought earlier this year. I highly recommend this book to anyone who needs a bit of fun and laughter, but most of all Love. I hope you all enjoy this book.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
When I read the back cover of this book i was sure it would be an amazing book, and I was right! Gathering Shadows by Nacy Mehl is about a young woman named Wynter (I love that name) a reporter with a haunting past. Her little brother was taken when she as only nine, and after that horrible day her family fell to pieces. She hardly recovered from it, and somewhere inside she knew her little brother was still alive. So when she sees the picture of a young man that shockingly looks exactly like an older version of her little brother she doesn't hesitate to set out to find him. But the town that he calls home has a bigger population of secrets then it does people!
I didn't expect this to be written in first person, but when i began i found it more then enjoyable. It gave me plenty of detail without going too fast or too slow. The author gives you clues about who it was who took Wynter's brother, but I still found it impossible to put all those little and weird little pieces together, so you probably won't find out either unless you have superpowers. And like any good mystery anyone could be the suspect, even with the town of Sanctuary seeming to be the perfect little country town, but some people there are just what they seem. I will leave it to read the book and find out the truth.
The cast of characters was amazing too, they were all so amazing. My favorite would have to be the cameraman who joined Wynter, i found him easy to relate to and very funny! The book also made me find this verse, which is somewhat fitting to the book.
"Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance." 1 Corinthians 13:7
Never give up hope, no matter what you go through, no matter if you are lost while others have been found, Love is with you for God is love and he will never leave you to face these challenges alone.
The LORD is my light and my salvation -- so why should I be afraid? The LORD protects me from danger -- so why should I tremble? When evil people come to destroy me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will know no fear. Even if they attack me, I remain confident. The one thing I ask of the LORD -- the thing I seek most -- is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, delighting in the LORD's perfections and meditating in his Temple. For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. Then I will hold my head high, above my enemies who surround me. At his Tabernacle I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the LORD with music. Listen to my pleading, O LORD. Be merciful and answer me! My heart has heard you say, "Come and talk with me." And my heart responds, "LORD, I am coming." Do not hide yourself from me. Do not reject your servant in anger. You have always been my helper. Don't leave me now; don't abandon me, O God of my salvation! Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close. Teach me how to live, O LORD. Lead me along the path of honesty, for my enemies are waiting for me to fall. Do not let me fall into their hands. For they accuse me of things I've never done and breathe out violence against me. Yet I am confident that I will see the LORD's goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD." Pslam 27:1-14
I know i don't normally start out with so many verses, an entire chapter in fact. But I feel this Pslam written by David fits the book Spark by Evan Angler so perfectly I just had to share it with all of you! Now i don't want to spoil too much of the book for all of you since it is book four, and I haven't had time to tell you all about the amazing other books in this series (Since I haven't read book 3 yet) But I will say that you could read this book without reading the first three, but it wouldn't make as much sense if you didn't read them.
Now for those of you who have read the books, this fourth one is about a whole new character Ali, a beggar living in the Dark Lands city of al-Balat. When a little device in the shape of a rat leads her into a whole lot of trouble this little beggar is brought into a world she never knew. Ali herself is a interesting character, how Evan Angler came up with her I would love to know, but I think he's still in hiding (For those of you who've read the book you'll get this, for these who haven't don't worry he hasn't done anything bad!) and I found it funny how the very author of these books managed to put himself in the story, though only in mentioning, so seamlessly, it was very funny and a great little perk in the book.
Now as I said I can't tell too much or i might get in trouble with newbies to this series but I would like to say that Evan Angler has once again made a book that has captured my attention, and kept me hooked on it. So I can't wait to see what will come next in the swipe series, i must be off with The Dust, the end is coming! (Again if you have read the books you will get this)
Friday, May 16, 2014
1. Everything about World War II freaks me out beyond normal reason, don't ask me why I still haven't figured it out!
2. I read probably 200 pages of a book each day.
3. I. LOVE. COFFEE!!!!! a lot...
4. When I get really really tired on Christmas eve I wake up my sister and annoy her with lots of crazy things I see in Disney movies.
5. I'm trying to learn to knit...it's not going very well.
6. I actually don't like being on the computer for long periods of time.
7. I watch old Disney movies more then anything else!
8. I use to hate reading Ebooks, now I'm actually starting to like it.
9. When my family and I went to Disney World for the first time ever I went on a Lilo and Stitch craze, most of the stuff i got was of the awesome little blue alien!
10. While in Disney World a duck stole my ice cream cone, no joke, has to be one of the funniest moments of my life.
What's your favorite time of the day and why?
Okay, I am 100% a night owl (Though I am trying to change that lol) The night is so peaceful, there's little noise and I just feel closer to God at night.
How would you describe your eye color in a book?
If you had three wishes from a Genie whay would you ask for? (And the three rules apply: you cannot make anyone fall in love with you, You can't bring someone back from the dead, and you can't kill anyone)
Okay, wish 1: world peace! (It may sound cheesey but I am tired of chaos!!! Let peace reign!) Wish 2: start up a church in Texas Wish 3: I wish I had wings so I could fly!
What's your favorite Band and why?
Hm, I have so many. But if I had to settle on one it would have to be FireFlight. They are one of the best Christian bands ever! They always manage to come out with something new that speaks to my heart, and makes me want to dance and sing at the same time. I never get tired of their music
Favorite childhood memory?
Playing Baseball with my two older sisters has to be one of my very favorite memories. Playing with them outside in the warm sunshine and chasing after the ball when it went out of m reach, the one time I actually managed to hit a home run, I will never forget those times.
Would you marry someone twice your size?
If it was God's will and I loved him then there would be no doubt about it; I'd marry him!
What's your top six food/drinks that you couldn't live without?
Okay. My favorite drinks are Diet soda, milk, and sweet tea. My top three foods would have to be fried chicken, chocolate chip cookies, and black olives.
Okay, now cut that in half! Which three of the six would you live without forever!?
This question is hard!!!!!! (cries in corner for ten minutes, then returns with all the strength I can muster) I would have to live without sweet tea, diet soda (Though I love it oh so much) and black olives......I don't like this question
Which do you like better, heat or cold?
I like cold better, it's easier to warm up then to cool down, and it's just easier to breathe with cool air!
When was the last time you had peanut butter?
Last week....I had chocolate chips with it too....so yummy....
Do you Love/Follow Christ?
Yes I do! and I am proud to be one of His many followers!
Here are my Nominees!
Sabrina Giles at Sabrina Giles
God Girl at Forever changed Network
Brianna at Bri's literary Giants
EEB at EEB writing
Ashlyn James at Busy Bee
Now for my questions for the nominees....hehehehe...
1. If you had three wishes from a Genie what would you ask for? (And the three rules apply: you cannot make anyone fall in love with you, You can't bring someone back from the dead, and you can't kill anyone)
2. What's your favorite time of the day and why?
3. Favorite childhood memory?
4, Which do you like better, heat or cold?
5. If you could any one superpower what would it be?
6. which do like more paperback books or Ebooks?
7. Out of the three which piece of technology which one do you think you could live without, TV, smartphone, or computer?
8. Why did you start our blog?
9. If you inherited 20 acres of land and a million dollars what would you do with it?
10. What's your goal in life?
11. Do you love/follow Christ?
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Lost Loves of World War II collection was an amazing book. I'm sad to say I couldn't finish this. I'm sure you're wondering why I would stop reading it if I say it's so good. Well I have this strange fear of World War II. When I hear someone speak about my goes an unnaturally fast speed, and I don't know why I am so afraid of it. Anyways my sister wanted me to read the book For Such a Time by Kate Breslin. It is set in World War II, so I thought I would try this book to see if my fear was just me over reacting, and the book jut sounded really good. As you guys can see it didn't go so well, but enough about me. Let me get to what I read of the book.
The first story of this book starts out with the student Madeline in 2004. A majoring in journalism Maddy was given the chance to interview and write down the life of a woman who was alive during WW II. The slightly strange older lady was a bit of a mystery to our Maddy, just as Maddy was strange to her. I can say I laughed out loud more then once with this short story, I also cried as well. It also didn't rise up the fear of WW II as much, I think because it did flashback to the time period as much. There is something my dad says a lot, that i really didn't understand for a long time, "Do not become of this world" In my days as a blind sinner i could not understand these words, and even in my first few days reborn in Christ I still couldn't wrap my head around it. But this story helped a little with that. My dad meant not to let myself become absorbed into the things of this world, like my Android, my computer, even myself, for there is so much more beyond it. Thanks Dad for always reminding me not to be of this world. Now I say all this to say that is what this story represents. I also think of the one verse that I'm sure a lot of you have heard, 1 Corinthians 13:11 "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.". The author blended the story perfectly, I actually loved it and think I could read it again.
Now the second story picks up a few years after the end of our first story, I'm sad to say in the middle of this story I had to stop, the pressure in my head combined with my heart going too fast was more then i could handle. But from what i did read it was another wonderful job by the author. Please pick up this book and read it. I wish I could have read more.
Monday, May 5, 2014
There's Monzuit by Dragonith
Cubliff, DruVulf, and Vulfsage by CunningFox
#pokemon #fakemon #crochet
Thursday, May 1, 2014
A broken kind of beautiful was far from what I was expecting, and much better then I ever could have imagined. I thought it would be a feel good book, like a few of mine have been, and though in the end it does make you feel good there is a lot of stuff that makes me questions myself. Am I living the life God want's for me? Or am I straying from the path?
"Sometimes everything you ever learned about yourself is wrong. Fashion is a fickle industry, a frightening fact for twenty-four year old model Ivy Clark. Ten years in and she’s learned a sacred truth—appearance is everything. Nobody cares about her broken past as long as she looks beautiful for the camera. This is the only life Ivy knows—so when it starts to unravel, she’ll do anything to hold on. Even if that means moving to the quaint island town of Greenbrier, South Carolina, to be the new face of her stepmother’s bridal wear line—an irony too rich for words, since Ivy is far from the pure bride in white. If only her tenuous future didn’t rest in the hands of Davis Knight, her mysterious new photographer. Not only did he walk away from the kind of success Ivy longs for to work maintenance at a local church, he treats her differently than any man ever has. Somehow, Davis sees through the façade she works so hard to maintain. He, along with a cast of other characters, challenges everything Ivy has come to believe about beauty and worth. Is it possible that God sees her—a woman stained and broken by the world—yet wants her still?"
As I read over this book i laughed and I cried for the main characters of this story, and it was interesting to see them from the male lead's point of view. It's hard to imagine what is going on through a guy's head, and he was a very very interesting character, and I loved how he saw the world through his Camera, it was truly inspiring. Now the stepmother of our main character Ivy. She wasn't the normal wicked stepmother I assumed her to be, not even close. As a woman whom could have no children she had to face many struggles, including a Husband who cheated on her in their earlier years of marriage. When she learned her husband had a daughter with his mistress she insisted that he bring her over, and the moment she met that little girl she fell in love with her. She tried to give the love Ivy didn't get from her mother or father. I think she truly remembered many of the promises God had given her, like this one in Deuteronomy 28:1-6 "If you fully obey the LORD your God by keeping all the commands I am giving you today, the LORD your God will exalt you above all the nations of the world. You will experience all these blessings if you obey the LORD your God: You will be blessed in your towns and in the country. You will be blessed with many children and productive fields. You will be blessed with fertile herds and flocks. You will be blessed with baskets overflowing with fruit, and with kneading bowls filled with bread. You will be blessed wherever you go, both in coming and in going."
She remembered God's promises, but she did not act to gain something in return, she acted with the love God placed in our hearts and only out of love, nothing else. I want to be like her so much.
Now be forewarned, there will be many tears throughout this book, but God can turn anything that has been broken into something beyond any kind of beauty we understand. So please pick up this book and read about a broken kind of beautiful.
Read Chapter 1
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
That's right everyone Netgalley and BookLook! I have already signed up for Netgalley, I have had a few publishers accept my requests, some have been turned down, but I hope to be reading and review these E-books soon. I am waiting for replies to my other requests, hopefully I'll get something! The one I look forward to most at the moment is The Beast Within Serena Valentino.
I haven't heard from Disney publishing group about it yet but I hope they say yes, I want to read about the beast from Beauty and the Beast. As for BookLook at the moment I am only eight short followers away from reaching the required amount of followers needed to join this program, so I could really use your help here. If you know of anyone who might be interested in my blog please urge them to come and check it out! follow me on twitter or Google+ I only need eight more people for more book reviews! So can you help a girl out?
Monday, April 28, 2014
I'm talking about the everyday people around you like friends and family. How are they slowly draining the precious life energy given to you, and how can you fight off this attack that is killing you without even giving a hint that it's there?
I honestly don't know for sure. There are few things I have done that have ever really gotten those blood sucker's off my back, and even then it's only for a small amount of time before they want to bite into me again. This is one of those times where we really have to trust God for help, only with Him have I felt safe from the attacks coming on all around me. I am still learning to trust Him (Yes I have trust issues!) So I pray that he will get these vampires off of me and turn these sinners to him. But sometimes they are not all sinners, sometimes these vampires are believers. They don't realize what they're doing to you, and that it has to stop. If you are in the middle of such a thing then Pray to God for guidance, a calm heart and mind, and then tell them what they are doing to you. Speak with an open mind, listen to what they have to say, and try to resolve it as peacefully as possible. Now the Devil will try his best to keep his little unknowing vampires, they are some of his greatest weapons, and he may even try to use you to get them to stay that way. Lashing out in anger won't solve the problems faced before you, it's only giving the devil what he wants, and after so many attacks from him I am sick of him getting ANYTHING! So don't let the problem grow to the point that something so little turns into a painful memory, get the little blood suckers off before you become one of them. God will help you, he will heal the bites on your body, and he will restore the blood you've lost. Keep trusting and you will never lose the fight.
"So humble yourself before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you" James 4:7
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
From then on i was hooked! I am also going to try making my own patterns here and there, right now I'm working on a manticore for my best friend Ashlyn. And I have a file of my deviantart page with pictures of creatures I want to crochet, so I have lots of happy working ahead of me! I also would like to work with clay to make some cute figurines and such. I want to make some of the unversed from Kingdom hearts Birth by sleep, if you don't know what Kingdom hearts is then you are missing out on the best video game series ever, and if you do know kingdom hearts and down know the unversed then here's one of them i want to make from clay
Monday, April 21, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I have gotten this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have given
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Read Chapter 1