Book Review: “The Promise Of Morning” by Ann Shorey

March 31, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Posted in Books | 2 Comments
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Ann Shorey in her new book, “The Promise Of Morning book coverThe Promise Of Morning” Book Two in the At Home In Beldon Grove series published by Revell takes us back to the town of Beldon Grove.  Though it is the second book in this series, you can read this one alone without missing anything.

Ellie Craig starts the story at the grave of her three infant children finding it hard that they have all died and have been taken from her.  Now she has to begin the painstaking process of accepting and healing.  Ah but wait, there’s more!  Ellie’s husband, Matthew Craig, is the pastor of Beldon Grove but a challenger comes to usurp his position.  Will Matthew stay and be the pastor he was appointed to be or will he go back to itinerant preaching and leave Ellie alone when she needs him the most?  These are the challenges that are facing the hero and heroine in this series placed in the Illinois frontier in the 1840’s

When couples are married they take a vow for better or for worse and this book tests that vow of Matthew and Ellie.  God said that marriage is a three-fold cord not easily broken with God as the middle strand.  Ms. Shorey is an excellent writer and makes all her characters believable and you care deeply for them as she deftly unfolds the plot before us. This is a nice romance with great themes.

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

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Book Review: Ransome’s Honor by Kaye Dacus

March 30, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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I had the privilege of interviewing Kaye Dacus, on our radio show “Kingdom Highlights”, for her new book, “Ransome’s Honor”, Book One in her, “Ransome Trilogy” series published by Harvest House Publishers.

Julia Witherington has been madly in love with Lieutenant William Ransome for most of her life and she expects the young Lieutenant to propose to her at the party that night. He does not and by not proposing breaks her heart and she determines never to forgive him.  Now twelve years later Captain Ransome returns home and events transpire to bring them together.  Though they are still in love with each other neither of them knows what to do to fan that flame of love up again.

Then there is the conspiracy of her Aunt Augusta to have Julia wed her son, Sir Drake in an effort to gain her dowry.  This is a wonderful story of false fronts and how they can harm us, unforgiveness and how it can destroy us and love and how it can wash away the old hurts and make us fresh and new with each other.

I recommend this book highly as Ms. Dacus is a great writer and never fails to deliver a wonderful story and great romance.  I am looking forward to book two.

If you missed the interview for “Ransome’s Honor” and would like to listen to it and/or would like to hear previous interviews where we discuss other books written by Kaye Dacus please go to http://www.kingdomhighlights.org where they are available On Demand.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Harvest House 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.”

Book Review: The Bride Backfire by Kelly Eileen Hake

March 29, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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I had the privilege of interviewing Kelly Eileen Hake, on our radio show “Kingdom Highlights”, for her new book, “The Bride Backfire”, Book Two in her, “Prairie Promises” series published by Barbour.  Within these pages Ms. Hake takes us back to Buttonwood, Nebraska and continues the adventures begun in the first book.  This is a stand alone story so you do not need to read the first one but you will be depriving yourself of the fun if you do.

The Specks and the Grogans, two families of Buttonwood have been feuding for so long they have forgotten the cause of the feud but, yet, they maintain it.  Opal Speck is in love with Adam Grogan but neither can admit it, to themselves or to their families.  When Adam Grogan, in an attempt to stop bloodshed, enters Speck land he is caught and about to be shot when Opal comes to his rescue.  The only way she can save his life is by saying he is the father of her unborn child.  In what is literally a shotgun wedding the parson is called and the two are married.  However that is just the start of the problems.

This is the story of honoring one parents and at the same time leaving the family and cleaving to the wife and honoring the husband.  It is a story of unhealed trauma and how that causes bitterness and it is a story of romance and how love will overcome all obstacles that come before it.

The Bride Blunder is a deeply moving story of how God wants to cleanse us of all our wounded emotions and restore us to Himself and to each other.  Ms. Hake has done an excellent job.

If you missed the interview for “The Bride Blunder” and would like to listen to it and/or would like to hear the previous interviews where we discussed the first and third books please go to http://www.kingdomhighlights.org where they are available On Demand.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Barbour 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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