Book Review: “Abigail” by Jill Eileen Smith

February 26, 2010 at 12:37 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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I had the privilege of interviewing Jill Eileen Smith, on our radio show “Kingdom Highlights”, for her new book, “Abigail” Book Two in her Wives of King David series published by Revell.  When I finally get to Heaven and after I meet Jesus and my family and friends there are certain individuals from the Bible that I want to track down and spend some time with.  Abigail is one of those individuals.

Michal, King Saul’s daughter, was the first wife of David given to him because David defeated Goliath so there was no love there.  But Abigail steals David’s heart and as soon as she is a widow he sends for her and marries her.  The romance between David and Abigail is told with such detail by Ms. Smith that you feel that you are there feeling the heat of the day or the cold of the night and you feel comforted by the warmth of the campfire.  Ms. Smith makes Abigail and David come alive and we get a chance to walk with them and share their adventures intimately.  We see what they see, we feel what they feel simply because Ms. Smith is such a great storyteller.

“Abigail” is a romance like no other and needs to be savored soaking in the relationships between all the characters and God.  I am looking forward the the next book in the series

If you missed the interview for “Abigail” and would like to listen to it  please go to http://www.kingdomhighlights.org where it is available On Demand.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Available February 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Book Review: “Swinging On A Star” by Janice Thompson

February 16, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Posted in Books | 2 Comments
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Janice Thompson in her new book, “Swinging On A Star” Book Two in the Weddings by Bella series published by Revell returns us to Galveston Island where Bella Rossi, is the Wedding Planner.  This book is a slice of life, it is 2 weeks in the life of Bella Rossi and her delightful Italian family and friends as she prepares to do her first ever Medieval wedding.

To complicate things Bella’s Aunt Rosa is going to be filmed by the Food Network for a show on Italians and then, to further complicate life, it turns out the best man for the wedding is a famous Hollywood movie star that has to be kept under wraps or the wedding will be flooded with paparazzi and fans wanting to see their Hollywood idol.  Those are the major complications, the minor complications are too many to mention and would give away too much of the story which is such a delight to read as it unfolds before you.

This book is all about relationships within the family and also among friends and how these relationships can affect those we come in contact with.

The big theme is who is the star of the title?  Is it the Hollywood star, the bride, the lead in the opera, “Figaro”, Aunt Rosa on the Food Network, the singing trio going on a cruise, Bella’s love interest or Bella herself?  I can tell you the answer is none of them.  The real star is God.  How Ms. Thompson makes this happen is something you will have to read for yourself.

All the characters are likable and Ms. Thompson has a way of bringing you into the story and making the characters lives  very real.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Available January 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Book Review: Dreams That Won’t Let Go by Stacy Hawkins Adams

February 12, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment

Stacy Hawkins Adams in her new book, “Dreams That Won’t Let Go” published by Revell returns us for the third time to the town of Jubilant, Texas and the family of Indigo Burns, her sister, Yasmin and brother, Reuben.

Reuben had left Jubilant and the family  a decade before and the separation caused a wound in the family that could never heal because Reuben did not want to return home and deal with this issue.  Now, due to Indigo’s actions, Reuben is bringing his wife and young son home to Jubilant and the sisters are having trouble dealing with his return.  Part of the issue is the sibling’s parents had both died and it is the grandparents that are raising them and they were also wounded by Reuben’s departure.  So they are now doting on him and giving him special attention that both sisters resent and have to deal with.

This book is all about family relationships, brothers with sisters and sisters with sisters and the consequences of our actions within the family.  The story shows how the Burns family has their own personal issues and yet they are able to deal with them without losing their love for each other.

All the characters are likable and Ms. Adams has a way of bringing you into the story and making the little town very real.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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