Book Review: “Summer Of Joy” by Ann H. Gabhart

March 31, 2014 at 12:47 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Ann H. Gabhart in her new book, “Summer Of Joy book coverSummer Of Joy” Book Three in The Heart of Hollyhill  series published by Revell returns us to the life of Jocie Brooke.

From the Back Cover:   As summer draws to a close Jocie’s world seems serene–but is it just the calm before a storm?

Unbeknownst to Jocie Brooke and her family, two people are making their way to the small town of Hollyhill, Kentucky. One everyone thought was gone for good and the other no one’s ever heard of. Still, one thing is sure–they promise trouble. The past is coming to call, threatening to destroy strong relationships that everyone has simply taken for granted.

The summer of 1964 may be winding down, but the controversy in this little community where nothing ever seems to change is just heating up.

Bestselling author Ann Gabhart invites you to Hollyhill for a story both exciting and enduring that will stick with you long after you turn the last page.

One of the states that I have always wanted to visit is Kentucky.  When I finally get to travel there I will see the horse farms and all the other wonderful sights and then I will go and find Hollyhill see if there is a Bed and Breakfast and hang out there for a week.  I like the Brooke family.  I like the town.  I like Ms. Gabhart’s writing.  I like the plot which I am not going to tell you about except that these people coming to town are about to upset everyone.  Ms. Gabhart has written a wonderful story full of interesting characters that we come to know and love as we read through the book.  Ms. Gabhart does a great job of making us feel that we are there in Hollyhill and living the events rather than just reading about them.  I am sorry that this series is ending.  I would really like more stories about the Brookes and everyone else in town.

You can find “Summer Of Joy” at a discount at  http://www.deepershopping.com/item/ann-h-gabhart/summer-of-joy-hollyhill-series-book-3/85112.html

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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.”

Book Review: “The Road We Must Travel” By Various

March 30, 2014 at 7:36 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Eighteen authors in their new book, “The Road We Must Travel book coverThe Road We Must Travel” published by Worthy Publishing gives us A Personal Guide for Your Journey.

From the back cover:   Navigating Uncharted Territory?

Do you ever wish you had a map of your life with a highlighted route telling you where to go? Do you wish you could ask a mentor for advice about how to get through the roadblocks in your way?

The Road We Must Travel brings you thirteen seasoned companions to join you on life’s travels. Authors and pastors including Francis ChanBill HybelsRuth Haley Barton and Eugene Peterson offer words of encouragement, wisdom, and biblical counsel on circumstances that affect us all. Together these spiritual mentors address questions such as:

  • How do I figure out my calling?
  • What does it look like to listen for the Holy Spirit in my life?
  • How do I live as a Christian in today’s culture?
  • How can I find purpose in suffering?
  • What steps can I take to resolve conflict?
  • How can I break free from my constant busyness?

We’re all on the same road trip, heading toward the same destination. With help from those who travel ahead of us, we can find peace and perspective on the journey.

Ever go on a long trip?  Unless you planned specific breaks, things/places to look at, lunch/snacks, bathroom, by the time you reach your destination you will be exhausted and maybe not in a good humor.  Now what would this trip be like if you had no idea of where you were going?  Well take heart eighteen authors have joined forces to give us some idea of what to expect and how to take “The Road We Must Travel”.  In Five parts, four or three chapters to a part, we are given tools to help us as we travel along the way.  We all have our road and we all need a guide so I believe that this book is for everyone.  It would also make a great gift for friends and family to help them in their journey.

You can find “The Road We Must Travel” at a discount at  http://www.deepershopping.com/item/various/road-we-must-travel/5946231.html

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Worthy Publishing for this review.  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: “It Had To Be You” by Susan May Warren

March 30, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Susan May Warren in her new book “It Had To Be You book coverIt Had To Be You” Book Two in the Christiansen Family series published by Tyndale House Publishers takes us into the life of Eden Christiansen.

From the back cover:   Come home to the Christiansen’s, where faith and family meet real life.

Eden Christiansen never imagined her role as her younger brother Owen’s cheerleader would keep her on the sidelines of her own life. Sure, it feels good to be needed, but looking after the reckless NHL rookie leaves little time for Eden to focus on her own career. She dreamed of making a name for herself as a reporter, but is stuck writing obits—and starting to fear she doesn’t have the chops to land a major story. If only someone would step up to mentor Owen . . . but she knows better than to expect help from team veteran and bad-boy enforcer Jace Jacobsen.

Jace has built his career on the infamous reputation of his aggressive behavior—on and off the ice. Now at a crossroads about his future in hockey, that reputation has him trapped. And the guilt-trip he’s getting from Eden Christiansen isn’t making things any easier. But when Owen’s carelessness leads to a career-threatening injury and Eden stumbles upon a story that could be her big break, she and Jace are thrown together . . . and begin to wonder if they belong on the same team after all.

I am not a big fan of hockey.  I hope I just didn’t offend the hockey enthusiasts out there it is just not a sport that I can get in to.  Having said that Ms. Warren does make the sport interesting and she does it through her characters.  Two of them, Jace and Owen, are hockey players and, of course, Eden has ties to both of them.  It is fun watching these two learn the truth about each other as both of them came into the relationship with preconceived ideas.  The Christiansen Family is not perfect but they are interesting.  Ms. Warren does a superb job of making each character come alive so much that they seem as if they have been our friends all our lives.  In addition Ms. Warren has provided a free novella entitled, “I Really Do Miss Your Smile”.  It’s the story of how Ingrid and John met and eventually found a life together. What a powerful love story. “It Had To Be You” is a wonderful, sweet story with power and depth that will keep you flipping pages.  I recommend this book highly and look forward to a return to Deep Haven.

You can find “It Had To Be You” at a discount at  http://www.deepershopping.com/item/warren-susan-may/it-had-to-be-you-christiansen-family-v2/5967214.html

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group.   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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