Monday, May 23, 2016

On Lone star Trail

A motorcycle ended Gillian's career as a renown concert pianist. The irony that another motorcycle accident brings her face to face with a man trying to outrun his own tragedy is not lost on her. As circumstances force them to interact with each other, small step by small step God finds a way to heal them both

The final book in the Texas crossroads trilogy has left a stamp on my heart as one of my favorite series. Lone star trail brings back characters we loved from the first two books and gives us two new characters to fall in love with. Greif was a theme in this book. Handling any type of grief is hard, from the loss of a loved one to the loss of your entire future. Both are difficult to understand. The fear of the unknown would love to swallow Gillian, while Benjamin wants to race into the unknown to outrun his past.
 I also love that this book show God can use any tragedy to not only further His kingdom, but to bring two people together and bring healing in both of their lives.

I really did have a hard time putting it down, though book two is still my favorite of the series, this one put the perfect ending to the series. I will miss these characters, though I can’t wait to see what this author will come up with next! it’s going to be hard to trump this amazing texen series, but it has been done before.

Until next time folks. I hope you have a blessed day!

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Her one and Only; The end of the Porter family series

I started out on this series unsure if I would really like what would come next. Much similar to a crescendo the Porter Family series gets better with each book that comes next!

I thought Becky Wade couldn’t do better when she wrote A Love like ours, boy was I wrong. Dru Porter is the youngest member of the family, and the only girl in a line of boys. Four older brothers and a tour in the marines makes one able to stand tall against what life throws at you, and the constant judgement of others. Dru now works as a bodyguard, and no one is better at her job. But past mistakes hover over her and make her co-workers weary of her, and being a woman makes most of her clients head tilt in confusion. Dru is determined to prove she is up to the task of being the bodyguard of the NFL star Gray Fowler.

Gray Fowler has to be one of my all time favorite characters now. He is relatable, and his past makes it easier for guys to relate to him as well. It also helped me be more understanding of a few guys I use to know and why their pasts made them have trouble with love.

The action in this book also set it apart from the previous books in this series, giving it an extra draw to an already interesting story. Then the teasing between these two, oh my goodness I could barely contain my laughter most days! And to see the rest of the Porter family, and to have them mixed in more than most book series that have a returning cast just..just made the ending to the series even better than I could have imagined! Finishing this book was like watching the series finale of your favorite TV show. It's wonderful, but then you know you're going to miss seeing new adventures for the characters you have come to love.

The final book in the Porter family series will have you at the edge of your seat, your heart melting, and your head singing praises as these two battle the odds. God’s love really does heal all wounds and this book shows it well.

I hope Becky Wade writes more book series after this. I think I would cry if she didn’t! But if you’re looking for a fun book series to read during the summer I would tell you to pick up this series right now. You won’t regret it!

Well that’s all for now folks. I hope you have a blessed day!

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

Monday, May 16, 2016

A Summer time Journal

Many of you probably don’t know that the Blogging for books Program merged with another publishing company some time ago and now offer more than Christian fiction books. I saw this cute journal and could not resist getting it.

Made to look like a favorite dessert of mine this journal has an open spine to keep in theme, and a puffy hard cover to look like the cookie. I had expected a little better quality for the price, especially since this journal is about the size of a mass market paperback book. The glue on the spine seems like it may chip off in spots, and a few pieces of thread binding the spine came undone before I even got it.
I also don’t care that the middle of the pages, the part that has white on the outside, has no lines. Maybe this is for making little doodles or to put something else in it’s place, but I need lines to keep my writing straight and it just looks funny to have lines only on the top and bottom of the pages.
All in all it’s a very cute journal, but not one I would consider getting again or getting for a friend.

I hope this review helps.
This is all I have for today folks I hope you have a blessed day.

I received this journal in exchange for an honest review, which I have given

A Sweet Misfortune

Will Rachel's life story be a list of unfortunate events, or will this spirited young women find God's plan for her in the last place she expected to find it?

Rachel Matthews isn't one to rely on others to take care of her. Destitute and alone, she still wants to make her own way and her own money--even if she's forced into the life of a dance hall girl. Horrified by her circumstances, Rachel's brother sends a friend--the widely admired cattle baron John McIntyre--to rescue her, then sets off to earn enough money to buy back the family ranch. But when months pass without her brother's return, Rachel isn't sure she can take one more day in John McIntyre's home--especially once she discovers that he's the one who holds the deed to her family's ranch.

A sweet Misfortune is book two in the Virtues and Vices of the old west, but I was able to fully enjoy this sweet novel without having read the first book, though i really want to now. This book is one you can sit with in a chair on the back porch in the sunshine and happily stay there for hours.

Most novels that are set in the old west have one of two problems;
1. They are too dramatic.
Authors want to make books interesting, so they add all sorts of dangers throughout the book, making it a little hard to believe that anyone could run into that much trouble.
2. They are too dull.
Some authors try to be as historically accurate as possible with their books, putting their novels in a bit of a bind with where the plot can go.
A sweet Misfortune had neither of these problems, which for me as a reader made the experience of reading all the more enjoyable There was a right blend of humor, friendship building into love, some chaos thrown in, with a message of God’s love to complete it. So if you are looking for a good book to start your Summer reading list I recommend trying this series by Meggie Breden.

Well folks that’s all I have for today. Until next time I hope you have a blessed day!

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

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

NKJV Chronological study Bible

I have been looking for a Chronological study bible, and when I saw this one I couldn’t wait!

I truly enjoyed this bible and to see each book of the bible in the order, and the NKJV is a good translation to go with this type of study bible, in my opinion. The print size was also a good size, though I think it would help to have it a little bigger.
If study Bibles were in large or giant print it would help when I am in the middle of a Bible study class and I am trying to read a verse aloud.
Either way this is a good NKJV study bible if you’re looking for one. The full color images, maps, and all the little tid bits of information are interesting as you read through scripture. The binding is well done, the brown color eye appealing, and the soft leather like material makes it a good gift.

Not much more I can say on this other than if you’re interested in a chronological study bible this is a good one.

Until next time folks I hope you have a blessed day!

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