Monday, April 27, 2015

For every Bride there is a Groom

Southern charm entices us to many a book, but southern charm mixed with the perfect amount of humor, secrets, and God’s love you have a recipe for the next greatest book series.

A brides with style is the latest book series by Janice Thompson, and though I am a new fan to her work I know from this one book I am greatly encouraged to read more!

Now, Katie Fisher appears to have the perfect life, perfect town, perfect family, even the perfect boyfriend. So planning ahead for her wedding day, even if her boyfriend of six years hasn’t popped the question yet, doesn’t seem all that far fetched to her. When Katie’s cousin Lori-Lou encourages her to enter in a contest for a wedding dress by the best designer in Dallas Katie gives it a shot, never dreaming she would actually win the contest.

Janice spread warmth and love into the little town of Fairfield, giving the type of people we think of when we dream of a tiny paradise, but also making sure not to make small town life sound like the only way of life. I loved how she puts a quote at the beginning of each chapter, summarizing what the theme of the chapter would be about in a few short words, and just some good advice about life. Using quotes from famous music artists, Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift, and Dolly Parton. My favorite one had to be with the quote from Dolly Parton, in chapter 4, “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain”

Back to the story of our latest book for a moment. Now winning the chance to make the dress of her dreams Katie believes with a little nudge Casey Lawson will pop the question at last, and upon making a surprise visit to his house all seems to be in order. That is until he tells her he’s moving away for a job, and that he is breaking up with her. But when he returns for the holidays they’ll see how they feel about each other. Doesn’t offer to take her with him, just expects her to sit there and wait for him. That made me soooooo mad!!! That was probably the author’s intent.

In the Bible, in the book of Luke, there is a verse that I believe fits well with one of the themes in this book,
“The time is coming when everything that is covered up will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known” Luke 12:2 NLT
There isn’t any kind of murder or a scandal that no one could ever believe, but to Katie and her family it was a pretty big deal. I enjoyed that Janice did not weigh down the book with too much drama, and stuck to its roots as a light hearted, yet still very meaningful, Christian romance.

That is all I have for you guys, for now. I will be bringing more reviews this summer as more books are released.

I hope to see you guys soon, and I hope you have a blessed day!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have given

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tale of the Creloe princess, and my thoughts on her story

This will be my first review of a Revell reads book program, and I am glad to say my first choice ended up becoming a new favorite on my bookshelf.

Historical fiction most times ends up being a little more fiction with a lot less historical accuracy. Beth White is not one of theses authors, being a tiny bit of a history nerd, she blended fiction with reality of the years between 1776 and 1780. Quite a lot of years to pack into one book, but with all this book's time jumps it flowed seamlessly between the months and years of the main character's, Lyse Lanier, life.

The book also shifts points of view between four very different characters; Scarlet, a slave. Lyse, the responsible daughter of a drunken fisherman. Don Rafael Maria Gonzales de Ripparda (try saying the three times fast) a merchant who is not all of what he seems on the outside. And Daisy, best friend to Lyse and the daughter Major Redmon of fort Mobile.

Each of these characters have their own stories to tell, all leading up to one big picture that is the end of the book. I would so love to tell you all about the war and what happens in between. So many little juicy details I could leak out, like about a lady with nickname Harpy, but I think I will leave that for you to find out.

As I said in the beginning of my post this has become another one of my favorite books, though I didnĂ­t realize when I ordered the book it was book number two. I will be picking up The Pelican Bride, the first book in the gulf coast chronicles, as soon as I can. Waiting ever patiently for next story to be released.

I hope you enjoy this review and have a blessed day!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review which I have given

Saturday, April 4, 2015

A heart obsessed can be most dangerous, but not as much as this book!

I continue on with the Colleen Coble's latest book in the series A journey of the Heart. And I must say I am becoming more entangled in this story with each word upon it's pages!

In less then one-hundred pages I find myself hard pressed to believe I have to wait another month or two to find out what's going to happen!!!! 

Love and obsession are very two different things, but often the latter is confused for the former. Such is the case with Ben Crofter and his feelings for Sarah, and each day his addiction grows stronger. His passions push him to do anything to make Sarah his own, and with a new allay at his side Ben has become much more dangerous then ever before.

Danger and a new home are just the least of Sarah's new worries, added along with Ben Crofter, Sarah must try to win back Rand's love. My heart ache's for this couple, but I have to commend Rand's belief about keeping his word to young Jessica Debois', even though I do not like her one bit, few men keep their word once what they want is within sight. Crushing the hearts of the young women who love these men. But in this case I hope things turn out for the best for Sarah and Rand.

As always Colleen is never one to disappoint her readers, so there isn't really anything negative for me to say in this review. If you were hoping for more then this I am sad to say I cannot give you much else unless.

I cannot wait to read the next book and tell y'all how it turns out, without spoilers of course! Until next time have a blessed day.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have given