Book Review: “Mermaid Moon” by Colleen Coble

February 14, 2016 at 8:39 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Colleen Coble in her new book “Mermaid Moon book coverMermaid Moon” Book Two in the Sunset Cove series published by Thomas Nelson gives us an adventure with Mallory Davis.

From the back cover: Mallory’s mother died fifteen years ago. But her father’s last words on the phone were unmistakable: “Find . . . mother.”

Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her home for the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat route, she doesn’t have any choice but to go back to Mermaid Point.

Mallory believes her father was murdered and childhood sweetheart Kevin O’Connor, game warden in Downeast Maine, confirms her suspicions. But Kevin is wary of helping Mallory in her search. She broke his heart and left—without a word—years ago.

When Mallory begins receiving threats on her own life—and her beloved teenage daughter, Haylie—their search intensifies. There’s a tangled web within the supposed murder, and it involves much more than what meets the eye.

As answers begin to fall into place, Mallory realizes her search is about more than finding her father’s killer—it is also about finding herself again . . . and possibly about healing what was broken so long ago with Kevin. She just has to stay alive long enough to put all the pieces together.

I do not know how I was unaware that this book is a murder mystery. Once I found out then that jacked it up immensely. Possibly there is a cold case in that her mother was murdered. Now she is convinced that her father was murdered. On top of that both Mallory and her daughter are receiving death threats both at home and at the Point. Obviously someone wants to wipe out the whole family. Kevin O’Connor, who is a game warden, is still in love with her and would like to help keep her alive however she did break her heart. There is a lot going on that will keep you super interested. Not only will you not see most of these twists coming the plot will keep you guessing. Mallory and Kevin are such a wonderful characters and we get so emotionally involved with them and we want them to get together and we want them to succeed.  Make yourself a big bowl of popcorn and get yourself a large sweet tea, you are going to be reading for a long while that’s how good this book is. I am so 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.”

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Book Review: “A Sapphire Season” by Lynn Morris

February 14, 2016 at 3:49 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Lynn Morris in her new book, “A Sapphire Season book coverA Sapphire Season” published by FaithWords brings us into the life of Lady Mirabella Tirel.

From the back cover:   Lynn Morris, bestselling author of The Baron’s Honourable Daughter, once again sweeps readers into the Regency era with striking period detail.

Lady Mirabella Tirel, the beautiful daughter of the Marquess of Camarden, takes a practical approach to love since a dashing captain broke her heart when she was seventeen. Now almost twenty-two, she’s decided to endure one last London season to secure a suitable engagement and begin a simple life in the country.
Sir Giles Knyvet is Mirabella’s oldest friend and her most dependable ally, and he is also secretly in love with her. Yet he he believes he has much to overcome to make their relationship possible. Besides being a mere baronet, Giles aims to settle a large family debt before sharing his feelings with her. But when the glittering Season gets underway and engagement rumors swirl, it complicates the circumstances between Giles and Mirabella. Each has discovered the journey their heart longs to take, but in light of this new developments, will they find a way to follow the right path?

Lynn Morris is the daughter of a master storyteller so it is only natural that she, too, is a master storyteller as well. Normally I have no idea of what was going on in 1813 so I am very grateful to Ms. Morris to let me know without being boring. Mirabella is working from the position that she has had her heart-broken previously, five years earlier. She is still not over it but back then they had to marry so she is going to try during the Season. What she really needs is not a marriage partner what she needs is for God to heal her heart and get her through her grief and sadness. Mirabella and Giles are living, breathing characters that you just fall in love with. Each of them have their own issues that you want God to deal with so that they can have their own romance. This is a marvelous story that draws you deeply into and makes you want to keep flipping the pages to find out what will happen next. Don’t start this book late at night because it will cost you sleep as you will not want to put it down. This book does not disappoint at all.

You can find “A Sapphire Season” at a discount at  http://www.deepershopping.com/item/morris-lynn/sapphire-season-a-novel/6405998.html

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from FaithWords.   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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Bible Commentary: “Valentine’s Day”

February 14, 2016 at 3:26 pm | Posted in Bible Commentary | Leave a comment
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“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:12-13, NIV)

In ancient Rome, the 14th of February was a pagan holiday in honor of Juno, the Goddess of women and marriage and the Queen of the Roman Gods and Goddesses.

Later, however, it became a Christian holiday named after a Christian priest.  Under the rule of Emperor Claudius II Rome was involved in many bloody and unpopular campaigns.  Claudius the Cruel was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues.  He believed that the reason was that roman men did not want to leave their loves or families.  As a result, Claudius cancelled all marriages and engagements in Rome. Valentine was a priest at Rome in the days of Claudius II. He and Saint Marius aided the Christian martyrs and secretly married couples, and for this kind deed Valentine was apprehended and dragged before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off. While in prison Valentine continued to minister. He witnessed to the guards. One of the guards was a good man who had adopted a blind girl. He asked Valentine if his God could help his daughter. Valentine prayed and the girl was given her sight. The guard and his whole family, 46 people, believed in Jesus and were baptized. Because these people had come to know Jesus, Valentine praised God right there in his prison cell. When the emperor heard about this, he was furious that Valentine was still making converts even in prison, so he had Valentine clubbed and beheaded. Just before his execution, he asked for a pen and paper from his jailor, and signed a farewell message to her “From Your Valentine,”  a phrase that lived ever after.

Child of God – Jesus repeated His command, “A new command I give you:  Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34-35 NIV). Loving someone is more than just giving them a card or saying you love them, real love is shown in actions, real love can be felt. Husbands must love their wives to the point of death, parents must love their children to bring them back home if they stray and we must love the world to bring the message of Jesus to the lost and dying to save them from an eternity in hell separated from the love of God!

Our prayer:
Lord, help me to have the kind of love that you have. You said that there is no greater love than this, that we would give our lives for our friends. I want to have that kind of unconditional love. Give me your grace and power to be able to do so. Knowing that giving away my life not only means to die for somebody but to die to myself day by day out of love for others. Thank you for your grace and thank you for your example. Amen.

If you want to have a personal relationship with Jesus as your Lord and Savior pray: “Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and that out of love for me you willingly sacrificed your life so that I may live. I repent of all my sins and open my heart to you as my Lord and Savior. Amen.

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