Monday, November 30, 2015

Mermaid Moon(A Sunset Cove Novel)

by Colleen Coble

Mallory Davis has not been back home for fifteen years, after getting a phone call from her father has he is dying; she decides to return home to find out the truth. With the help of her high school sweetheart Kevin O'Conner a game warden in down east Maine; she embarks on a path of finding out who killed her father.  Willing to keep Mallory safe and out of harm while holding her at a arms length away form his heart.

As Mallory starts receiving death threats against her and her beloved daughter, it draws Kevin to want to protect both of them more. Their search deepens and more clues are uncovered leading to more questions on the past. Can Mallory and Kevin find the healing for their hearts, while trying to keep out of danger?

Colleen Coble has written another spine tingling book that you will not be able to put down till the last page. I can't wait to read her next book. 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Golden Braid 

by Melanie Dickerson

Rapunzel is a multi-talented girl, she can throw a knife, paint beautiful paintings and sing like a bird with a voice that can put a animal to sleep. But there is two things she longs for to learn how to read and to marry. Her mother rules the household and choses when and where they live and work. When a young man proposes to Rapunzel, her mother packs up everything and shuffles them both off on a long journey to a new place. 

That journey brings danger and adventure into Rapunzels life, on the road to the kingdom of Hagenheim they meet up with a knight. Sir Gerek. Sir Gerek and /Rapunzel's lives seem to be intertwined, after saving their lives Rapunzel in turn saves Sir Gereks life with well placed thrown knife. As a thank you to Rapuzel, Sir Gerek agrees to repay his debt to her by teaching her to read. 

As Rapunzel adjusts to the changes of living in a big city, she uncovers a mystery that will change her life. This retelling of the story of Rapunzel is a delightful one, adding intrigue and mystery to the story give it more  of a fairytale feel.

Melanie Dickerson has done it again and brought us another intriguing fairytale brought to life. Ican't wait to see wait she bring in her next book.

Friday, November 27, 2015

When Love Returns!!

When Love Returns

by Kim Vogel Sawyer

The third installment of the Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy finds Suzanne returning back to the Old Order Mennonite Community where her adopted daughter Alexa has established a bed and breakfast in her grandmother's house. Her return to the home she grew up in is not easy for Suzanne, making a choice to provide care for her mother and to be closer to her both of her daughters is tiring. Suzanne's  relationship with Alexis has grown, while her relationship her and Paul's biloigical daughter is still under wraps. 

As they watch their biological daughter getting ready for her upcoming wedding, Paul and Suzanne realize they still have feeling for each other and have to  choose what they want to do next. Will they choose to join together and rebuild a stronger friendship that may lead to marriage. 

Alexis is facing a change of her own, her longing to find her birth mother has grown and she chooses to go back to find her. Knowing she has to leave the bed and breakfast in her mother's hands and step  out onto a new journey in her life. Will Suzanne and Alexis both learn to let go and trust in God for the \future.

This book is truly a wonderful end to a amazing love story, getting to see what God has fro this family that has chosen to overcome and forgive.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Reality vs Fairytale!!!

Coming into my marriage, I truly thought is was going to be the most beautiful thing in my life. I would be swept off my feet by this prince charming and carried off to live happily after. We would spend our honeymoon making wondrous and beautiful love just like the couples in the harlequin books  that I read when I was a teenager.

Yeah Right!!!

Reality  struck on our first day of our honeymoon, the man I thought I had married was not who I thought he was. He was flawed, he was not the prince charming or the amazing lover I had dreamed of. Our first big fight happened on our honeymoon, I was devastated  my dream of a beautiful time together was ruined. The months passed by and things justed seemed to get worse for us. I was working away from home and when I came home all I wanted to do was spend time with my dear hubby. His thoughts was he wanted to spend time with his family and friends, not this woman who was being very demanding with him. This is not what I thought marriage was going to be like, I felt broken and lost with no family or close friends nearby to support me. There was days I truly wanted to pack up everything and go back to where I was from and give up on my marriage. 

What I did not know was God was working in my life, this brokenness in my life was the path I needed to take to see that I needed to place my trust more in him than in my husband. My husband was human he was prone to making mistakes and causing hurt in my life. By expecting my hubby to fulfill all my needs I was setting my hubby up for failure in our life together. As the time  passed I surrendered more and more of the pain and struggles  over to GOD. He was the one who loved me with all of my flaws and could see deep down inside my heart was breaking into pieces. 

Even today my dear hubby still makes mistakes and causes hurts, but I know realize he is trying his best and I also am human and will do the same thing to him. I have made the choice to love my dear hubby for who he is and not the imaginary white knight I was dreaming of as a teenager. Also I am not the maiden in need of a rescue, I am a daughter of Jesus Christ.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Letting Go of Control!!

One of my struggles in my marriage is not having control over things, I let myself get angry over things that I should let go of. It has taken me a long time to get to a place where I know take a deep breath and think before I speak. I did not realize I had done this till the other day my dear hubby told me he had taken money out of the account without telling me. This has been a issue that would usually have gotten me very upset and very angry. This time I had taken a moment to breathe and we was able to talk about the issue without a huge fight. The reward out of this was my dear hubby more willing to listen to how I was feeling about the issue. 

I have learned in this past year I can not control everything in my life. Things are going to happen in our lives that we can not control, like a car accident, health problems, infertility, marriage problems. Our marriage has not been like a fairy tale, we have faced  many struggles in the years we have been married. Some of those struggles have been money issues, loss of a vehicle and my hubby having a stroke on top of everything. Earlier this year I was in a wreck due to the weather, it took me several months to get over the feeling that I could have done something to stop myself from getting into a wreck. 

There are still times I feel I have to control things in my life, but I have to take a deep breath and pause; I can not control all things. There is only one person who controls things in our lives and He is the one all knowing GOD. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Mothers Love and Forgiveness


by Terri Roberts


As the mother of the Nickel Mines gunman, Terri Roberts was hit with a storm of grief over the tragedy. Raising her children she never thought of having to deal with a situation like this in her life. Storms have been apart of her life since she was a little girl, so Terri has become a survivor thru lifes storms. She tells her story of growing up and raising a family of her own. The one thought that I find from this book is "A survivor heals by submitting to surrendering the pain of their heart  to the one above."

I have much in my life growing up but as a first responder myself, I have not ever had to face a tragedy as bad as this. My heart broke as I read the story of the struggles that this family went thru. This story is truly remarkable, God has used Terri Roberts in an amazing way. He took something that was a very tragic time for so many and made it an example of God's Grace. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Truly Blessed!!!

Blessed, Blessed, Blessed

by Missy Roberston

When Missy married Jase Roberston, she knew that her marriage and life was going to be an adventure. But what she didn't know was the years ahead was also going to have challenges for both of them. After having two boys, it was a joy to find out that they was having a little girl. That time of  joy was shortened when they found out their little girl had a cleft palate. Their little girl was going to be different and she would have to face a lifetime of struggles. This is their story of how Missy and Jase was able to face the struggles that was headed of them with the help of their faith and family by their side.

This book will make you laugh and bring you to tears as you read about their struggles and fun this family has went thru. Their story will give you hope and make you want to embrace them for the strength that has made this family who they are.