Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A beautiful story for faith believers!!

Wings of the Wind (Out From Egypt Book #3) by [Cossette, Connilyn]



Wings of the Wind


by Connilyn Cossette


The sequel to the Out From  Egypt  is Wings of the Wind, just like the first two books we are introduced to some very amazing characters. Several characters from the first two books have a part in this book, along with meeting Tobiah and Alanah. The dedication and love of Tobiah is very touching to the heart. A man who would choose to take a stranger as a wife,  to provide protection for her from the dangers around them. Alanah is very strong and determined woman who has never seen what true love looks like in her life. Raised in a household full of men, with not knowing a touch of a woman since she was a little girl. Two very different characters that meet in a very dangerous situation and overcome many obstacles in their path to love.  

I love reading biblical fiction, Connilyn Cossette takes a fresh look into the bible stories of our childhoods. As I was reading this book, I delighted in learning more about the history of that time period. The characters win your heart from the first time you meet them on the page to the end of the book. It is hard to let go of the series when it ends at the end of this book. The twists and turns of the story line kept me plunging forward till the end of the book. It is as mix of suspense and romance that makes a very good book to read.  


We find the Hebrews wandering in the desert near the land of Canaan. We meet a very brave Canaanite woman Alanah, whom lost her father and brothers in battle with the Hebrews. Choosing to avenge the deaths of her family, she disguises herself and sneaks out to battle.

Tobiah, a devoted Hebrew warrior has devoted his life to protecting his people. When he finds a unconscious woman on the battlefield among the dead. The only thing he knows is to find help for her and protect her from the dangers around them.

The turn of events throws both Tobiah and Alanah together as a married couple. Alanah does not want anything to do with living with the ones who killed her family. But her injuries force her to stay where she is under the protection of Tobiah as her husband.  As their time together passes Alanah sees a different side to her husband and the ways of his people. When danger presents itself causing possible harm to a loved one, Alanah makes a hard choice to protect them. Will Alanah and Tobaih be able to find each other? Also will they choose to stay as husband and wife?


I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read biblical fiction!!



*I received a complimentary copy of the book. All opinions are my own and I did not receive any compensation for a honest review.






Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bread of Angels!!

Bread of Angels by [Afshar, Tessa]


Bread of Angels 

by Tessa Afshar


There is a brief passage in the Bible about Lydia the seller of purple, so I jumped at the chance to review this book. Also, I have read another book by Tessa Afshar and I loved it. She does a wonderful job of writing about biblical stories and brings them to life in her books.

Her newest novel takes place during the time of Paul's travels through Roman empire. We find Lydia learning the trade of making purple dye from her father.  Her life is filled with spending her days with her father making the dye that provides for their needs. One  day her father has an accident causing him to be unable to perform his job, Lydia takes over the everyday duties of making the dye. The young man that rescued her dad makes an offer to both of them seems too good to be true.
As time passes by,  Lydia's life is overturned by false accusations against her father, Running from the disgrace, she finds a home in Phillippi. Doing the only thing she knows she chooses to use  her father's secret formulas to provide an income for herself and her ward.

The years pass by with Lydia's purple cloth becoming a very popular item. Still, she longs for more in her life than just selling purple cloth. When Paul and a group of apostles come to Phillippi, they meet up with Lydia and her friends. Upon hearing the gospel, her heart is filled with joy that is met with a struggle. All of her past hurts and secrets catch up with her causing Lydia to choose. Does she stand firm in the faith or succumb to the fears that have chased her all of her life??


I received this book from Tyndale Blogging, this is my honest review and I have not been compensated for it.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Beauty Begins with You!!

Beauty Begins: Making Peace with Your Reflection by [Shook, Chris, Shook Alpha, Megan]

Beauty Begins: 

Making Peace with Your Reflection

by Chris Shook and Megan Shook Alpha


A Mother and daughter team bring to us a fresh look at the struggle girls and women are facing today. Diving into a very hard topic that bombards us everywhere from billboards to magazines in the grocery store checkout line. Exploring the origins of true beauty, while challenging all women to trade the pressure to meet a certain perfect look, for what God has provided for us in perfect love. 

Our culture has taken a precious thing and created it into an obsession that has made us into objects more than humans. It does not matter where we turn we face images that feed us that beauty is all about looks. I, myself have struggled with this issue to the point I could not see the truth in the mirror. 

The mother and daughter team share from their life experiences and struggles with body image and appearance. Drawing from what they have been thru they give us the wisdom to overcome and realise what true beauty is.


I love the fresh take these two women write with, they are very real about life. This is one book I would recommend for women of all ages to read.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. I was under no obligation to give a positive review. All opinions are my own