Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Time for another review everyone, and I will start off saying that this has become one of my new favorite books on my growing bookshelf!


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

For the First time in...well Ever! A book Giveaway!

Hey all my wonderful blog followers, I've got something special for my 50th post just for you! thanks to the Blogging for Books program I give you my very first giveaway! and the book will be none other then Through the Deep Waters by Kim Vogel Sawyer.

To enter all you have to do to enter the contest is follow the link below and fill out the web form. So now's your chance to read this book as well! The contest started on July 31, 2014 at 6:00am EST and ends on August 20th, 2014 at 11:59pm. One winner will be chosen at random on August 21st, 2014 and will be alerted by email. For a complete listing of the rules, please see below.

      Good luck in the Contest ans may God bless your day!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Seagrass pier, a review for a great book

Book description
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