Book Review: “Runaway Saint” By Lisa Samson

June 30, 2014 at 11:46 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Lisa Samson in her new book “Runaway Saint book coverRunaway Saint” published by Thomas Nelson takes us into the life of Sara Drexel.

From the back cover:   When her aunt shows up homeless on her doorstep, Sara suspects anything but a miracle.

Sara’s an artist with a supportive husband and a house that folks on her block admire outright. But she’s restless and bored with life.

Then her legendary Aunt Bel shows up, wearing a smile after years without a word.

Twenty years ago, fresh out of college, Bel left for a summer missions trip and never returned. Now she’s on Sara’s doorstep, looking for a place to crash. Sara can’t say no to family, even if she hasn’t seen Bel since she was a nine-year-old girl. But saying yes to Bel turns Sara’s whole precariously-balanced life upside down.

The enigmatic Bel gives Sara’s family and their community a jolt of fresh thinking and clarity.

But Bel is hiding something. Though she won’t talk about it, Sara soon learns that Bel has been through a hellish ordeal. And she has the burn marks to prove it.

A web of secrets that need to be unraveled. Sara is a thirty year old married woman running a printing company with her husband that is beginning to question the direction of her life. Then Aunt Bel reappears and the only family member who has room for her is Sara.  Aunt Bel has her secrets, the rest of the family has their secrets and Sara is just a regular married woman who is forced to deal with all of this.  This book is all about family and the issues and stress that secrets can cause within the family.  Ms. Samson writes a story that is all very real with very real characters in emotional conflict.

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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book free from Thomas Nelson.   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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Book Review: “A Mother’s Secret” by Amy Clipston

June 30, 2014 at 6:28 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Amy Clipston in her new book, “A Mother's Secret book coverA Mother’s Secret” Book Two in the Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel published by Zondervan brings us into the life of Carolyn Lapp.

From the Back Cover:   An unwed Amish woman yearns for real love and a family. The only thing in her way is the shame she’s been carrying for half of her life.

Thirty-one-year-old Carolyn Lapp has never been married—but she’s been a mother for fifteen years. In a community with strict standards and a long memory, Carolyn knows she might never find a man who will have her and her son, Benjamin.

Carolyn’s family tries to marry her off to a widower with a daughter who needs a mother. A marriage of convenience doesn’t sound so bad, yet despite her loneliness, Carolyn knows what she really wants: a traditional Amish family and a marriage for love.

When Benjamin gets into trouble at an auction, he finds himself beholden to a handsome horse breeder named Joshua Glick. Joshua and Carolyn feel an instant attraction, and soon a romance is budding between them. The trouble is Joshua believes Benjamin is Carolyn’s nephew, not her son.

After years of shame and loneliness, Carolyn suddenly has two men vying for her attention. Can either man give her the family—and the unconditional love—she longs for? Or will her past once again sabotage the future she wants?

You make a mistake you pay for it forever. At least that is the way it feels sometimes. The bigger the mistake the harder it is and Carolyn feels she has made a whopper, so big that even her own brother will not forgive her.  Now she has a chance to have what she has always dreamed of, a marriage where he loves her and she loves him in return. However Joshua doesn’t understand that Benjamin is her son and she is afraid she will lose him when he finds out.  Ms. Clipston has written a story that is so engrossing that once you start you will not want to put this book down.  Joshua, Carolyn, Benjamin and all the other characters seem like real people who you care about and want to hang out with and when the book ends it is a sad parting.  This is a nice romance that you root for.  Amy Clipston has written a well done novel that I liked a lot.  I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

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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.”

Book Review: “The Auschwitz Escape” by Joel C. Rosenberg

June 30, 2014 at 12:29 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Joel C. Rosenberg in his book “Auschwitz Escape book coverThe Auschwitz Escape” published by Tyndale House Publishers takes us into the lives of Jacob Weisz and Jean-Luc LeClerc.

From the inside jacket flap:  A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now holds Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans–especially Jews like Jacob and his family–are treated like dogs.

When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself in a living nightmare–trapped in a crowded, stinking car on the train to the Auschwitz death camp.

As World War II rages and Hitler begins implementing his “final solution” to systematically and ruthlessly exterminate the Jewish people, Jacob must rely on his wits and a God he’s not sure he believes in to somehow escape from Auschwitz and alert the world to the Nazi’s atrocities before Fascism overtakes all of Europe. The fate of millions hangs in the balance.

History, World War II and The Concentration Camps.  World War II was an extremely dark time on our planet and The Nazis with their Concentration Camps just made it even worse.  Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews and set into motion this evil plan. The wonderful thing is there really was a city that the people were trying to smuggle Jews out of France.  Here Jean-Luc is captured and is sent to Auschwitz where he meets up with the captured Jacob.  There really was an escape attempt and this book is based on that escape.  This book is a thriller as mostly everyone’s lives are in great danger. This book is entertaining and will have you flipping pages as fast as you can read but, be prepared, it is also thought-provoking and will have you looking up from the page going, “wow”.   I do not recommend starting this book late at night because it will cost you sleep as you will not want to put it down.  Mr. Rosenberg is an excellent writer and knows how to twist your nerve endings as he tightens the suspense.

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

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