Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A Curl Up Read for the Fall!!!

An Amish Harvest: Four Novellas

by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller and Vanetta Chapman

Four very wonderful authors come together to bring us another amazing novel with four uplifting stories.

Under the Harvest Moon 
by Beth Wiseman

After suddenly losing her husband, Naomi Dienner is not looking for love again. All she wants to do is be able to provide for her family and get the harvest in for the fall.When her father suggests a English family friend, Brock Mulligan; that will be able to help her in her time of need. As the time passes Naomi struggles with a very deep and dark feeling that seems to weigh her down with concerns. What seems to be a innocent option to help with this weighted down feeling turns out to be very much a bad thing. With the help of her handsome harvest worker, will she be able to see the light God has provided and the love that is in front of her.

Love and Buggy Rides 
by Amy Clipston

On her first day working as a cashier at the Lancaster Souvenirs and Buggy rides, Janie Lantz witnesses a accident involving an other co-worker.  Johnathon Stoltfuz is just there for the summer to help out his grandparents, when he is involved in a rear end collision. At the risk of losing his job, he is placed on stable duty till the accident is investigated. As their friendship blossoms, it seems  that there is obstacles in their path toward happiness together. Can their love kindle into full blown flames or will fear and regret tear them apart?

A Quiet Love 
by Kathleen Fuller

As very quiet and bookish young woman, Dinah Hochstetler  longs for marriage to a loving man. When she is sent to her aunts house to help her aunt and her new husband, she meets her aunts step son. Amos Mullett is a very simple farmer, who knows he very much is different but deep down he longs for the companionship of a wife. As they navigate the challenges of  budding romance, will they be able to overcome the ones who doubt their love?

Mischief in the Autumn Air
by Vanetta Chapman

A mystery is in the fresh brisk autumn air at the auction house owned by Eli Wittmer. He  is very thrilled to see several items going for top dollar. But it starts to get suspicious when he discovers  portions of a map on the back of the items that was sold. With the help of his new bookkeeper Martha Beiler they set out to track down the rest of the map and to find out the secret behind it. Will they be able to solve this mystery before the end of the fall festival and discover the love that is in front of them.

I truly loved getting to read this book, it is a fresh breath of air. 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hope in the Darkness!!

Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctors Personal Journey through Depression

by Dr Michelle Bengtson

As a board-certified neuropyschologist, Dr Michelle Bengtson has seen the devastation that depression causes to people. In her practice she prescribed the most effective  treatments for her patients. When one day the tables turned and she was now the patient suffering from depression; struggling just to get thru one day at a time. Using the same treatments that she prescribed for her patients, she felt worse than before. Seeking to find the hope she needed to overcome depression she turned to the one book that showed her grace, The Bible.

Taking from her experience, Dr Bengston writes the words that most people struggling with depression will recognize. Taking her training and blending it with a vital missing piece, she shows us that we can pull thru even if it does not feel like we are going to make it.

If you are someone who is struggling with depression or you know someone who is this is the book for you to read. My dear husband struggles with depression and it has hit him so hard he made a sad choice to leave me. This book has help to open my eyes to what depression does to you and how hard it is just to pull yourself out the pit you have fell in. Having dealt with a slight bout of depression, I thought I was helping my hubby by just trying to be there and cheer him up. But I alone could not do that, God from above is the one who gives us the hope to get thru this time of darkness.

I received this book for free for an honest review from Revell Reads.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Really Bad Girls of the Bible!!

Really Bad Girls of the Bible

More Lessons from Less-than Perfect Women

by Liz Curtis Higgs

She did it again, Liz Curtis Higgs has taken the bad girls of the Bible and brought them to life in her latest book. We are introduced to some very overlooked women in the Bible, Jael, Medium of En-dor, Athalia and Herodias. Also some women that touched lives thru the things they did, Bathsheba, Tamar, the Adulteress and the Bleeding Woman. Each of these women did things that were bad or something that was considered bad in that time period in the case of the Bleeding Woman. Each chapter highlights one of these womens stories and at the end it gives us insight that we can learn from each of these women.

I loved reading Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible, so when I got the chance to review this book I jumped at it. Liz does an amazing job of taking the stories of the women in the Bible and bringing them to life for us 20th century women. I would recommend this book to anyone as a study of the bible

I received this book for free for an honest review from Blogging for Books.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Must read for all Women!!!!

I wish He had come with Instructions

The Woman's Guide to a Man's Brain

by Mike Bechtle

Oh my, there are times I wish I had this book before I gotten married. But truthfully it has came at the right time in my life. I struggle with talking to my dear husband and at times I was not able to understand why he went silent. After reading this book it has opened my eyes to how a man's brain works. We women are and can be very complicated, while men can be very simple and straight forward. This book is a must for all women it will help each of us understand our men better.

This book was given to me for free for an honest review.

Ben-Hur, A tale of Christ!!

 Ben-Hur A Tale of the Christ

by Carol Wallace

One of the bestselling novels of all time is back, Lew Wallace's great-great granddaughter has breathed new life into it for today's readers. It was really interesting to take a step back into the time period that Jesus lived in. The storyline starts with young Judah Ben-Hur going to meet his best friend after having not seen each other for several years. The years have passed these young men and changed each of them in very vast way that touches their lives. It will be years later before these two former friends turned enemies face off in the big chariot race. But the underlying story that runs thru this story is how Christ touched the lives of a family in several different ways. 

This is my first time ever reading this book, it was exciting to be able to review this book. From the moment I picked up the book to read it till the end of it, it held my attention and made me want to see the movie. 

This book was given to me for free by Tyndall blogging for an honest review.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

A Must Read for all suspense lovers!!!!

Deadly Encounter

by Diann Mills

In the newest series FBI Task Force by Diann Mills we return to Houston Texas, where meet the heroine Stacy Broussard an Airport Ranger volunteer. What seems like a very peaceful day to go horseback riding turns into encounter with a the FBI as the witness to a possible homicide. Drawn deep into the very baffling mystery of the dead man and his dog, Stacy chooses to take over the care of the injured canine. FBI Special Agent Alex LeBlanc has his guard up, after having learned his lesson of trusting a witness who was not so innocent in the end.  As time passes it seems the investigation keeps leading the Agents back to the vet clinic and it's owner as one of the target in this act of bio-terrorism. When a whole community is faced with a major health emergency that pulls everyone into all different directions.   Will the FBI task force be able to find the person behind all of this before other lives are endangered. 

Diann Mills has done it again, she has written another amazing suspense novel that just grabs you from the beginning. I could not put it down without just longing for the next time I could sit down to finish reading it. As an member of the healthcare community and a volunteer myself, I loved getting to read about another type of volunteer that chooses to help others.

A big thank you to Tyndall for providing a copy of this book to me for free for an honest review.