Monday, August 22, 2016

Amish Quilts By Richard and Wanda Brunstetter




Enjoy a trip into the Amish quilting tradition through beautiful full-color pictures by Richard Brunstetter. Taken in Amish communities and homes throughout the United States, his pictures offer a visual celebration of the quilting traditions of plain peoples, while author Wanda E. Brunstetter offers her insights into the roles quilts play in family life. Also included are tips for those who want to make their own heirloom quilts. 

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New York Times, award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs. When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties.
Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com. 


Richard Brunstetter became interested in photography when he studied with his father-in-law, a professional photographer. After Richard's wife, Wanda, began writing about the Amish, it was only natural that he would use his talent in photography to capture the Amish way of life.
He and Wanda often visit in Amish communities around the country. Richard's love and respect for the Amish way of life is conveyed in his beautiful photographs.

Richard Brunstetter is such a talented photographer. He captures the quilts in such a way you want them all.
I love how they are compiled in this wonderful gift book.
This would make a fantastic gift for all the quilters in your life.
The pictures as well as the inspirational Bible quotes are great but then Richards wife Wanda adds some great Quilting tips.
I gave this gift book  4 stars. I love it and recommend gifting it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Wedding Shop By Rachel Hauck


From New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes The Wedding Shop.
Two women separated by decades. Both set out to help others find their dreams when their own have crumbled.
It's the early 1930s, but Cora Scott is walking in stride as a career woman ?after having inherited her great aunt's wedding shop in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, where brides come from as far away as Birmingham to experience her famed bridal treatment. Meanwhile, Cora is counting down the days until her own true love returns from the river to make her his bride. But days turn into months and months to years. All the while, Birch Good continues to woo Cora and try to show her that while he is solid and dependable, he can sweep her off her feet.
?More than eighty years later, former ?Air Force Captain Haley Morgan has returned home to Heart's Bend after finishing her commitment to military service. After the devastating death of her best friend, Tammy, and discovering the truth about the man she loved, Haley is searching for her place in life. 
When Haley decides to reopen the romantic but abandoned wedding shop where she and Tammy played and dreamed as children, she begins a journey of courage, mystery, and love.
As Cora’s and ?Haley's stories intertwine through time in the shadow of the beloved wedding shop, they both discover the power of their own dreams and the magic of everyday love.

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A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Rachel Hauck is a former corporate grinder who realized she preferred facing the blank pages of her next novel rather than getting a regular paycheck.
A graduate of Ohio State, she's an avid football fan and considers herself a second-rate arm chair quarterback. She loves sandwiches and chips, and believes Matthew's final proposal to Mary in Downton Abbey Series 2 is the most romantic scene on television.
Her book, The Wedding Dress, hit #2 on the New York Times and was named Romantic Times Inspirational Novel of the Year.
Her latest release, The Wedding Chapel was named to Booklist Top Ten Inspirationals of 2015.
Rachel penned the critically acclaimed Songbird Novels with multi-platinum country artist Sara Evans. Even though she can sing, Rachel has never performed a duet with Miss Evans.
She is the past President of American Christian Fiction Writers and now serves on the Executive Board. She was once named ACFW Mentor of the Year.Visit her web site at www.rachelhauck.com to sign up for her newsletter, read her blog, and to follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


The BEST book in the Wedding series!This book was out of this world. I read it in one sitting it was phenomenal. If you a true romantic you will not be able to put this one down. Hauck has a way with words that's for sure.
I loved the past story as well as the present story It was the kind of stories that have you on the edge of your seats waiting for the next thing to bring a smile to your face.
I truly great feel good read. One that you are sure to read over again and again.
This will remain on my personal book shelf.
I gave this book 5 stars two times. I HIGHLY recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook By Wanda Brunstetter



Overloaded with garden produce, CSA shares, or farmers’ market finds? Now you’ll know what the Amish do with these seasonal fruits and vegetables and how they preserve some of them for future use. Bring the wisdom of Amish gardeners and cooks into your own home with dozens of recipes and tips from the heart of Amish country in Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook. This well-organized book is sure to become a treasured resource.

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New York Times, award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs. When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties.
Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com. 

I really enjoyed this cook book. It's full of gorgeous pictures and fun and easy recipes . this time of year people grow gardens but don't know how to can or put up the veggies. There are some wonderful recipes in this cookbook. Canning seems to be a lost art these days. This cookbook puts it all in order for you.
I gave this cookbook 5 stars. And I highly recommend this cookbook.
I was given a copy of this cookbook by the publisher for my honest review. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

A Tapestry of Secrets By Sarah Loudin Thomas




Perla Phillips has carried a secret for over sixty years. When she sees her granddaughter, Ella, struggling in life, Perla decides to share her story--then suffers a debilitating stroke before she can do so. As Ella and her aunt begin to look into their grandmother''s past, they''ll learn more than they expected about Perla, faith, and each other.

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Sarah Loudin Thomas grew up on a 100-acre farm in French Creek, WV, the seventh generation to live there. Her Christian fiction is set in West Virginia and celebrates the people, the land, and the heritage of Appalachia. Her first novel, Miracle in a Dry Season, released August 2014. Married with one dog, she now lives in Western North Carolina, which is almost as beautiful as West Virginia.

Sarah is represented by Wendy Lawton of Books & Such Literary Agency. You can visit her at www.SarahLoudinThomas.com.

This is book 3 in the Appalachian Blessings series. In my opinion the best book in the series.
I love waiting to find out who Ella was going to end up with and I loved all the secrets.
Perla was the best character of all.
This is the series for you if you like a little mystery and a little romance.
I gave this book 4 stars.
I was given this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Really Bad Girls of the Bible By Liz Curtis Higgs


Discover the Truth AboutGod’s Sovereignty
from the Bible’s Really Bad Girls.
 
Eight of the Bible’s most notorious females strut across the pages of Really Bad Girls of the Bible with troubles that still hit home in the twenty-first century.
The Medium of En Dor crossed over to the dark side. Jael stood up to a ruthless enemy. The Adulteress was caught between a rock and a hard place. Athaliah made a bid for power that ended badly. Bathsheba captured the wandering eye of a king. Herodias made a cruel request of her husband. Tamar exchanged her widow’s weeds for a harlot’s garb. And the Bleeding Woman had a serious health issue only a great physician could handle.
  “Higgs does such a remarkable job telling their stories that many of the Good Book's ‘bad girls’ become downright sympathetic.… Higgs is a refreshingly astute biblical commentator…(and) ably points readers to ‘good girl’ tips they can apply from the Bible’s cautionary tales.”
—Publishers Weekly
 
Really Bad Girls of the Bible shines a spotlight on God’s sovereignty, demonstrating one life-changing truth: God rules the lives of those He loves with mercy, compassion, and hope.
 
Includes Discussion Questions and a Study Guide
 
A Novel Approach to Bible Study

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Liz Curtis Higgs admits, "My goal is simple: to help women embrace the grace of God with joy and abandon!"

Her latest release, It's Good to Be Queen, encourages readers to become as bold, gracious, and wise as the queen of Sheba, who journeyed across the desert to test the mind and heart of King Solomon.

In her best-selling series of Bad Girls of the Bible books and videos, Liz breathes new life into ancient tales about the most infamous--and intriguing--women in scriptural history, from Jezebel to Mary Magdalene. Biblically sound and cutting-edge fresh, these popular titles have helped more than one million women around the world experience God's grace anew.

Liz also offers a twenty-first century take on the book of Ruth in The Girl's Still Got It, dishing out meat and milk, substance and style, in a highly readable, always entertaining, and deeply personal journey.

And you'll find a heartwarming Bible study wrapped inside a beautiful gift book with The Women of Christmas. Verse by verse, Liz unwraps the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, who each welcome the Christ child into the world in a marvelous and miraculous way.

Liz's award-winning historical novels, which transport the stories of Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, Dinah, Ruth, and Naomi to eighteenth-century Scotland, also invite readers to view these familiar biblical characters in a new light.

According to Publishers Weekly, "Higgs is a stickler for period authenticity." To that end, Liz has traveled sixteen times to Scotland, the setting for her novels, and has filled her shelves with nearly one thousand resource books about Scottish history and culture.

Also a gifted professional speaker, Liz has presented more than 1,700 inspirational programs for audiences in all fifty United States and fourteen foreign countries. When the National Speakers Association honored her with the Council of Peers Award for Excellence, Liz became one of only 35 women in the world named to their CPAE-Speaker Hall of Fame.

On the personal side, Liz is married to Bill Higgs, Ph.D., who serves as Director of Operations for her speaking and writing office. Liz and Bill enjoy their old Kentucky home, a nineteenth-century farmhouse in Louisville, and are the proud (and relieved) parents of two college grads
 
"I have three abiding passions: encouraging my sisters in Christ, exploring the stories of women in the Bible, and writing novels set in Scotland of old. When I'm not traveling, speaking, or spinning a story, I connect with readers online, take copious photos, read historical novels, watch period films, and immerse myself in research--the more books, the merrier. I'm a lame housekeeper, a marginal cook, and a mediocre gardener, but home is still my favorite place to land."

Visit Liz's Web site: http://www.LizCurtisHiggs.com

You just can't beat a book by Liz. She has out done herself with this one. The first bad Girls book was good but this one is even better.
I love the way that the author puts the stories in modern day story form. I loved learning about these women that I have read about many times before but I never looked at it quite like this before until I read this book.
I was engaged from the very first story.
This would make a wonderful women's Bible study for a small group.
This is sure to make you open your Bible and read it.
I gave this book 4 stars, I highly recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Selfless Act By Wanda And Jean Brunstetter



Join New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter along with Jean Brunstetter in Holmes County for the conclusion to the dramatic new 6-part serial novel.

Meet businessman Joel Byler who has gotten himself into a financial bind and his eccentric, wealthy Amish father who is done bailing out his spoiled son. When will Joel learn he most pay for his own mistakes—and at what cost to his business, his fiancĂ©e, and his Amish siblings?

The Amish Millionaire -- A 6-Part Serial Novel
#1: The English Son -- Available Now
#2: The Stubborn Father -- Available Now
#3: The Betrayed Fiancee -- Available Now
#4: The Missing Will -- June 2016
#5: The Divided Family -- July 2016
#6: The Selfless Act -- August 2016

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New York Times, award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. Wanda s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs. When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties.
Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband Richard have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

I loved this whole series. This series ends in such a wonderful way. I was so happy.
Wanda writes with heart and her love for the Amish and the Lord shine on each page.
You don't want to miss this last book in the series. It's going to be your favorite one of all six.
I gave this book 4.5 stars. I highly recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.