Saturday, January 31, 2015

Little Chick's Bible

The Little Chick’s Bible is a soft, cuddly Bible that children age 2-5 can call their own.  Throughout this plush-covered book little ones learn that they’re loved and cared for by God as they hear about God’s faithfulness in stories from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.  With sweet, rhyming text and colorful illustrations, this soft and cuddly character storybook Bible is sure to become a classic with preschoolers.

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A Little chick to hug and A Bible to love!
There are 8 Bible stories retold (in rhyme) in Little Chick's Bible.
They are as follows:
- God's Wonderful Work, Genesis 1-2 (Creation)
- God's Friend Noah, Genesis 6-8 (Noah's Ark)
- Baby Moses in a Boat, Exodus 1-2 (Baby Moses)
- David Fights a Giant, 1 Samuel 17 (David & Goliath)
- God's Greatest Gift, Matthew 1:18-24, Luke 2:1-7 (Birth of Jesus)
- The Real Neighbor, Luke 10:25-37 (The Good Samaritan)
- It's a Miracle, John 6:1-13 (Feeding of the Many with Loaves and Fishes)
- Jesus Opens Heaven's Doors, Luke 23:44-24:8 (Death and Resurrection of Jesus)
The outside of the Bible is soft and cuddly. The size is just right for a toddler to carry around.
The Bible stories are easy to understand and perfect for a toddler. 
I'm not caring for the illustrations they are not that appealing to a small child, but the soft cover and the rhyming stories make up for that. 
I gave the Little Chick's Bible 4 stars.
I was given a copy of this Bible by the publisher for my honest review.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Everyone has thier Little Secrets By Michael Louthan GIVEAWAY!

It all started with a little secret... Zoe Von Lynskey is a typical 13-year-old girl with an idyllic life and a bright future ahead of her-that is, until her 16-year-old brother is accidently shot by his friend Kirk Anderson. But is Josh's death truly an accident? Zoe suspects not. Kirk's parents and Zoe's parents are friends, and the two dads work for the same company, but Kirk has always been a bully to Zoe. With her big brother no longer there to protect her, she is now alone and vulnerable. When Zoe makes a fatal decision to protect herself against Kirk, her world begins to crumble under the weight of her secret. Her computer diary is her only confidant as she documents the wrenching depression, anxiety, partying, pregnancy, and suicide attempt that result. Everyone Has Their Little Secrets is a sharply observant and moving portrait of a teenager grappling with very adult problems-a stunning coming-of-age novel that pulls no punches.

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Michael Louthan was born in Enid, Oklahoma, and grew up in southwest Kansas. He graduated from Wichita State University, where he received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. For the last twenty years Michael has lived in New Orleans. Visit his website at
We need more books on bullying in my opinion. This book was sort of hard to get into it may have just been me but it's very slow and not an attention getter.
I will say it needs to be told bullying is so bad this day and time so I'm happy that someone took the time to write such a book.
I gave the book 3.5 stars based on the writing and the not holding my attention I had to force myself to read it.
I was given a copy by the author for my honest review.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Deadly Echoes By Nancy Mehl

After a youth filled with tragedy and upheaval, Sarah Miller's life is finally settled with all echoes of the past silent at last. She happily calls Sanctuary her home and spends her days teaching at the local school.
Sarah's joy at her recent reunion with her sister, Hannah, and meeting the niece she didn't know she had is too soon interrupted when Deputy Sheriff Paul Gleason informs Sarah her sister has been killed.
As she learns more about Hannah's death, the circumstances are eerily similar to their parents' murder. Sarah enlists Paul's help in digging deeper into the murders the police are dismissing as burglaries gone wrong. Paul's concern encourages Sarah's growing feelings for him, but as their investigation peels back the layers of lies almost twenty years old, they get close to uncovering the truth one person will do anything to hide--even if that means coming after the last remaining members of the Miller family.

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Nancy Mehl is the author of seventeen books, including the Road To Kingdom series. She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW and RWA. She writes from her home in St. Louis, Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson. Visit her website at

Deadly Echoes is a nice Christian suspense. The characters were introduced and developed well. As the plot unfolded it  kept me guessing who the real bad guy was until the very end. The story has a good mixture of faith and suspense.
I have to say this series has been one of my favorites of Nancy's. I was a little disappointed to see this book end.
I gave this book 5 stars and I recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Huckleberry Spring By Jennifer Beckstrand

Nothing gives Anna and Felty Helmuth greater satisfaction than seeing their grandchildren happily married--except for planning their next matchmaking venture. And as springtime comes to Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, the air is filled with promise. . .

Ever since the Helmuths' grandson, Ben, abruptly broke his engagement and moved to Florida, Emma Nelson has kept busy tending her vegetable garden and raising award-winning pumpkins. She can put her heartache aside to help Ben's Mammi with her own pumpkin patch. At least until Ben shows up to lend support to his ailing Dawdi. . .

Gardening side by side with pretty, nurturing Emma is a sweet kind of torture for Ben. She could have her pick of suitors who can offer what he can't, and he cares too much to burden her with his secret. Leaving once more is the only option. Yet Emma's courage is daring him to accept the grace that flourishes here, and the love that has been calling him back to Huckleberry Hill. .

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I grew up with a steady diet of William Shakespeare and Jane Austen. After all that literary immersion, I naturally decided to get a degree in mathematics, which came in handy when one of my six children needed help with homework. After my fourth daughter was born, I started writing. By juggling diaper changes, soccer games, music lessons, laundry, and two more children, I finished my first manuscript--a Western--in just under fourteen years. I now write Inspirational Amish Romance. My goal is to write uplifting, inspiring stories with happy endings and hopeful messages. If my books make readers want to give themselves a big hug or jump up and down for joy, I've done my job. I am a member of Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers and am represented by Mary Sue Seymour of The Seymour Agency.

The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill is my new Amish Romance series set in Wisconsin on a little hill in Amish country.

The series is about an elderly Amish couple who try to find suitable mates for their grandchildren. What could be more fun than throwing two young people together to see if sparks ignite? No one would ever suspect two octogenarian Amish folks of mischief.

I have four daughters, two sons, three sons-in-law, and two adorable grandsons. I live in the foothills of the Wasatch Front with my husband and one son still left at home.

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Matchmakers should be the title to this series. I loved every page.
Older couples play matchmaker it's so much fun.
You are going to LOVE Ben and Emma.
This book was written with so much heart, it's sure to touch the soul.
I have to say this series is NOT to be missed.
I gave this book and the first three in the series 5 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Dandelion Field By Kathryn Springer

This handsome firefighter makes a living coming to the rescue, but Gin doesn't need a man to fight her battles. After Raine s dad walked out, Ginevieve Lightly never lived in one place too long, a rambling lifestyle that defined her daughter s youth. When their car dies in Banister Falls, Wisconsin, Gin promises Raine they can stay until she finishes her senior year of high school. Gin will do anything to make sure her daughter has a bright future . . . a future that s compromised when Raine reveals she s pregnant. Dan Moretti has only ever called Banister Falls home. After losing his best friend in a tragic accident, Dan devoted himself to responding to fires, rescuing the helpless, and guiding Cody Bennett, his best friend's son, through life. With Cody being the epitome of the good kid, it was an easy job. Until he says four little words: The baby is mine. Knowing gossip of Raine's pregnancy will erupt sooner or later in the small town, Gin's reflex is to grab the suitcase and escape to a new city, a new life. But with each passing day, Gin's feet stay rooted in Banister Falls, and she falls a little more for this local firefighter who shows her not all men abandon women at the first sign of smoke. As Gin and Dan do the best they can to guide the two teenagers through their early entry into adulthood, they discover together that romance can bloom in the rockiest of situations. And God can turn the pieces of a broken past into a beautiful new beginning.

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is a full-time writer and the award-winning author ofFront Porch Princess. She won the ACFW 2009 Book of the Year award forFamily Treasures. Her most recent book,The Soldier's Newfound Family, hit the New York Times best-seller list in November 2012.
Kathryn grew up in northern Wisconsin, where her parents published a weekly newspaper. As a child she spent many hours sitting at her mother's typewriter, plunking out stories, and credits her parents for instilling in her a love of books-which eventually turned into a desire to tell stories of her own. Kathryn has written 19 books with close to two million copies sold. She lives with her husband and three children in Marinette, Wisconsin.
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I loved this book so much! I can't wait for Kathryn's next book. She's a very talented writer.
The characters are so well rounded and authentic the setting was great as well.
You are going to LOVE Gin and Dan and I really enjoyed the ending of this book. It did not disappoint me at all. From beginning to end. I never put it down once I started reading it. The story of family and faith and the desperate struggle to hang on to it was so worth my time.
I gave this book 5 stars and I highly recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

I Choose You Today By Deb DeArmond

Married for nearly 38 years, author Deborah DeArmond and her husband have made the spoken declaration, “I choose you today” a regular part of their communication. It’s when we least feel like saying it that we need to remind ourselves that love is a choice, not a feeling. I Choose You Today features 31 scriptural principles that support marriage and help couples develop healthy biblically based behavior.
Built on an introductory anecdotal story, each chapter has an inspirational takeaway of not only what to do, but how to begin applying the principles immediately. Thought provoking questions create talking points for couples to explore their own choices and experiences in each area serve to generate open dialogue of discovery. I Choose You Today is not a book of "shoulds," but one of clearly identified choices that each individual can make to grow their marriage and align it with the word of God. Every saying ends with a conventional wisdom quote.

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Deb DeArmond is a highly-experienced and sought-after executive coach, speaker, and facilitator, having worked in marketplace ministry for 25+ years with audiences at all levels across a broad spectrum of industries and organizations. She is an expert in the fields of leadership, communication, relationship and conflict resolution. Deborah owns DeArmond and Associates, dedicated to helping others build successful solutions to the challenges they are facing.

Deb's newest book will release January 6, 2015 - I Choose You Today: 31 Choices to Make Love Last, published by Abingdon Press. How would your marriage change if you and your husband made the spoken declaration, "I choose you" every day? Even when "for better or worse is disappointing? The book offers inspirational stories, conventional wisdom and thought provoking questions to explore your choices and commitment to each other . . . every day of your marriage.

Kregel Publications released Deb's first book, entitled Related by Chance, Family by Choice, in November of this year. It is the story of two women who love the same man: mothers and the girls who marry their sons. Mother-in-law / daughter-in-law relationships can be good. We just have to understand our roles and set our hearts on doing things God's way. The book provides practical tools and guidelines to make these relationships as good and God honoring as they can possibly be.

Deb is the co-founder of, a website for Christian women 50+. Deb writes a monthly column for Lifeway's Mature Living magazine and her writing is regularly featured in, WHOA, a magazine for Christian women.

One of Deb's passions is not only her own family, but the relationships within families as well. From marriage to parenting to in-laws and more, Deb's years in helping others develop communication and conflict resolution skills support the message God has tasked her with sharing both in print and when speaking.

Deb is wife to her high school sweetheart, Ron, who showed her the path to become a Christ follower 38 years ago. Mom to three incredible sons. Gigi to three perfect grandboys. But Jesus is her favorite, and the guys have learned to live with it. She is a transplanted Californian who has been a proud Texan for 9 years and she loves the Lone Star state! Deb and her husband, Ron, live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Deb is an entrepreneur, and has owned her own leadership training and executive coaching practice for 15 years. She is an experienced speaker and most recently, an author. She is a featured writer for Lifeway's Mature living magazine, and a 2015 monthly columnist in that publication. She's also appeared in WHOA Magazine and Dallas Family Magazine.

Deb would love to connect with you and speak for your women's group or retreat. You can learn more about Deb, her book, and her speaking schedule by contacting her at Deb DeArmond | Family Matters | Bridging the Gap Where it Matters Most

This was a super encouraging book to me.
I think everyone should read it even before you get married and need it. It has so much sound advice and biblical advice that you can't help but to heed to.
I love the stories that Deb tells in each chapter. They let you know she is a real person and has a big heart.
The tips Deb gives through out the book are great.
If you want a marriage that will last the test of time then I would suggest picking up a copy of this book.
I gave this book 5 stars and highly recommend it. (It would make a fantastic wedding gift).
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Friday, January 23, 2015

For the Right Reasons By Sean Lowe

The “virgin Bachelor” Sean Lowe reveals the challenges of finding love while championing his Christian convictions in the morally complex world of reality TV.
After The Bachelorette broke his heart, Sean Lowe suspected his “nice guy” image hurt him. The show never emphasized it, but Sean committed to living according to biblical standards of sexuality, even as producers emphasized the risqué and promiscuous. A Texas boy from a Baptist home, Sean tells the story of how he went from a Division I college football player to a fan favorite on reality television, taking readers behind the scenes of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette to see the challenges of living out his values and faith—and ultimately winning his true love’s heart.
For the Right Reasons is about the journeys we all have to take in the real world, where being “good” is the right thing to do but sometimes doesn’t seem to be enough; where betrayal is commonplace; and where that thing called perfection is actually just a cruel myth. Sean learned a few things from his two seasons on the hottest romance shows on television, and he wants others to benefit from those lessons: good does eventually win, lies will be discovered, and “nice guys” do ultimately finish first.

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Sean Lowe, one of the three finalists on Emily Maynard’s popular season of The Bachelorette, later starred in the 2013 season of The Bachelor. Credited by the New York Times for “reinvigorating the franchise,” he has been voted America’s favorite Bachelor and is the only one to marry his match from the show. Sean and his bride, Catherine, live in Dallas, Texas, with their two dogs, Ellie and Lola.

This is one tell all you will want to read. You will NOT be able to put it down once you crack it open I will warn you.
 After reading this book Sean is the kind of man all girls dream about and wish they would someday marry.
The Lord has sure blessed him in his life time and Sean is not afraid to tell you all about it.
I was so intrigued by this whole book. Please even if you are not a fan of the Bachelor reality TV show you must read Sean's story.
Catherine is one very blessed lady that for sure.
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.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Last Heiress By Mary Ellis A MUST READ!

Bestselling author Mary Ellis (A Widow's Hope) presents The Last Heiress, a new romantic standalone that intertwines the lives of a British manufacturing heiress and an American merchant caught in the turbulent time of the War Between the States.
Amanda Dunn set sail from England for Wilmington, North Carolina, hoping to somehow restore shipments of cotton for her family's textile mills, which have been severely disrupted by the American Civil War. But when she meets Nathaniel Cooper, her desire to conduct business and quickly return to England changes.
Amanda's family across the sea deems the hardworking merchant unsuitable for the lovey and accomplished heiress. And when Nate himself begins to draw away, Amanda has her own battle for a happy future on her hands.
As the War Between the States heats up, Nate's brother, a Confederate officer, comes for a visit. Nate begins to think about joining up--not in support of slavery but to watch his brother's back. Yet will this potentially life-changing decision put the union between him and Amanda she so wishes for in jeopardy?

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Mary Ellis has written twelve bestselling novels set in the Amish community and recently completed several historical romances set during the Civil War. The Last Heiress is her latest release. She is currently working on a new mystery series, Secrets of the South, for Harvest House Publishers. Before "retiring" to write full-time, Mary taught school and worked as a sales rep for Hershey Chocolate. Her debut book was nominated for a 2010 Carol Award. Living in Harmony, won the 2012 Lime Award for Excellence in Amish Fiction while Love Comes to Paradise won the 2013 Lime Award.
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The Queen of Amish Fiction has branched out and wrote a  Historical Romance (Civil War) that will knock your socks off.
I love the characters the twin sisters and their men, you will not soon forget them they are twins but so different. I have to say it takes talent to write from one genre to another, Mary Ellis has mucho talent!
I gave this book 5 stars and I suggest you pick up a copy of it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher as a gift from the author for my honest review. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Loved back to Life By Shelia Walsh

Join Sheila Walsh on her journey from despair to joy
Beautiful and talented, Sheila Walsh was at the pinnacle of her career, appearing daily on television as cohost of The 700 Club. One day she found herself walking away from it all and checking in to a psychiatric hospital, where she stayed for a month.
From the outside everything seemed fine, but on the inside Sheila was in trouble. In her journal she wrote, “Lord, please hold me. I’m falling into a dark well. I feel as if I am disappearing a little more every day. I am so angry inside that I am afraid of myself. I feel so alone.” How did this happen? What brought her to her knees?
Loved Back to Life takes readers on Sheila’s journey of the soul from hopelessness to joy as she finds that although the road was scary, at every turn God beckoned her to follow and trust Him. And He did not let her down.

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Sheila Walsh is a Women of Faith® featured speaker and the author of the award-winning Gigi, God’s Little Princess series, The Storm Inside, and The Shelter of God’s Promises. Sheila lives in Frisco, Texas, with her husband, Barry, and son, Christian.

What a powerful story. Shelia has poured her heart out and touched on what so many of us have hidden for many years.
Shelia has written one of the hardest books to write, a tell all of her darkest time and how she got though it  with the love of the Lord.
I opened the book thinking that I would just read a chapter and before I knew it I was almost done with the whole book.
It touched on things I myself have been going though and I was touched deeply by this book.
I gave this book 5 stars and I HIGHLY recommend it. I plan to keep a copy of this book and read it over and over again!
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

A Thing of Beauty By Lisa Samson

It’s a wonder to behold what happens when love moves in . . .
Former child star Fiona Hume deserted the movie biz a decade ago--right after she left rehab. She landed in Baltimore, bought a dilapidated old mansion downtown, and hatched dreams of restoring it into a masterpiece, complete with a studio for herself. She would disappear from public view and live an artist’s life.
That was the plan.
Ten years later, Fiona’s huge house is filled with junk purchased at thrift stores, haggled over at yard sales, or picked up from the side of the road. Each piece was destined for an art project . . . but all she’s got so far is a piece of twine with some antique buttons threaded down its length.
She’s thirty-two years old and still recognizable, but Fiona’s money has finally run out. She’s gotten pretty desperate, too, and in her desperation she’s willing to do almost anything for money. Almost. So it is that she comes to rent out the maid’s quarters to a local blacksmith named Josia Yeu.
Josia is everything Fiona isn’t: gregarious, peaceful, in control without controlling . . . in short, happy. As the light from the maid’s quarters begins to permeate the dank rooms of Fiona’s world, something else begins to transform as well—something inside Fiona. Something even she can see is beautiful.

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Lisa Samson is the beloved author of the award-winning novels Quaker Summer and The Sky Beneath My Feet. Publishers Weekly recently compared her style to that of Anne Tyler. Facebook: Lisa-Samson Twitter: @lisasamson

I hate to write this review it is breaking my heart. I had such a hard time getting into it and I could not hold my attention to it at all.
The writing style is just not what I am used to I guess.
On the other hand the cover is gorgeous.
With a very sad heart I gave this book 3 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Miraculous Relationship By Karen Arnpriester GIVEAWAY!

Miraculous Relationship presents true-life encounters with angels and the Holy Spirit. My sister, Alanna Lefsaker, my friend, Jeannine Dae and I want to share our life-altering experiences and declare that God designed us to be in relationship with Him. We are just every day people who discovered God’s compassion and love for us. • If God is real, where is He? Once invited, God is within us, encouraging, suggesting and consoling through the Holy Spirit. • Does God care about me or what I am enduring? God cares about every detail of your life ... from a major crisis down to the simplest desires of your heart. • Will God answer prayer? Yes, God does answer prayer - not always the way we expect, but He does respond with love and wisdom. • How will God reveal Himself to me? God can choose to connect with His kids in many different ways. It may be as dramatic as a miracle, or sometimes a quiet whisper, Bible verses or through people who respond to the urging of the Holy Spirit. God is not limited to how He communicates with His children. Once you invite Christ into your heart, you have the opportunity to have an ongoing Miraculous Relationship.

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Karen Arnpriester is a graphic artist, writer, mother, wife, grandmother, adoptive mother and one of God's kids. She resides with her husband in central California. Kare delights in seeing where her creativity will take her.

Are you ready to be inspired?
This book is very inspiring and uplifting.
I really enjoyed reading the authors encounters with God.
This is a book to reread over and over again when you need a little pick you up.
I gave this book 5 stars.
I was given a copy of this book for my honest review.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

At Home At Last Chance By Cathleen Armstrong

Kaitlyn Reed and Steven Braden have always had a similar philosophy of life: when the going gets tough, they get going--out of town and away from the problem. Now they are both back in Last Chance, New Mexico, and trying to start over. Kaitlyn is working to reestablish a relationship with the seven-year-old daughter she left behind six months earlier. Steven is trying to prove to his family that he is not the irresponsible charmer they have always known him to be. As Kaitlyn and Steven find themselves drawn to one another, one big question keeps getting in the way: How will they learn to trust each other when they don't even trust themselves?With emotional depth and characters who leap off the page and into the reader's psyche, Cathleen Armstrong continues to delight her readers and win new fans. Readers will be thrilled to return once more to the small town they've grown to love.

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Cathleen Armstrong lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Ed, and their corgi. Though she has been in California for many years now, her roots remain deep in New Mexico where she grew up and where much of her family still lives. After she and Ed raised three children, she returned to college and earned a BA in English. Her debut novel Welcome to Last Chance won the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award for Women's Fiction. She is also the author of One More Last Chance.

I have to say I have loved everyone of the Place to Call Home series books and book three did not disappoint me at all.
I love the story of Kaitlyn and Steven, they are the kind of characters that you want to be friends with.
You are going to want to move to Last Chance, it is a sleepy little town with lots of heart.
I gave this book 5 stars and I recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Beekeeper's Son By Kelly Irvin

Sometimes it takes a barren landscape to see the beauty of God’s creation.
Phineas King knows better than to expect anything but shock and pity wherever he shows his face. Horribly scarred from the tragic accident that claimed his mother’s life, he chooses to keep his distance from everyone, focusing his time and energy on the bees his family raises. If no one sees him, no one can judge him. So why does he start finding excuses to seek out Deborah Lantz, the beautiful new arrival in town?
Deborah can’t get out of Bee County, Texas, soon enough. Once her mother and younger siblings are settled, she is on the first bus out of this dusty town. She is only waiting on the letter from Aaron, asking her to return to lush Tennessee to be his fraa. But that letter never comes. As she spends time getting to know Phineas—hoping to uncover the man beneath the scars—she begins to realize that she no longer minds that Aaron hasn’t sent for her.
As both Deborah and Phineas try to come to terms with lives that haven’t turned out the way they imagined, they discover that perhaps Gott’s plans for them are more extraordinary than they could have dreamed. But they need to let go of their own past sorrows and disappointments to find the joy and beauty that lies just ahead for them both.

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Kelly Irvin is the author of the Bliss Creek Amish series and the New Hope Amish series. She has also penned two romantic suspense novels, A Deadly Wilderness and No Child of Mine. The Kansas native is a graduate of  the University of Kansas School of Journalism. She has been writing nonfiction professionally for thirty years, including ten years as a newspaper reporter, mostly in Texas-Mexico border towns. She has worked in public relations for the City of San Antonio for twenty years. Kelly has been married to photographer Tim Irvin for twenty-five years. They have two young adult children, two cats, and a tank full of fish. In her spare time, she likes to write short stories and read books by her favorite authors. Twitter: @Kelly_S_Irvin  Facebook: Kelly.Irvin.Author

Oh my Oh My are you ready to be edified? This is one very different Amish book but OH so good.
I love Deborah and Phineas  so mush you have never meet a character like Phineas before and may never will again.
You are going to LOVE this book so much that you will not be able to move once you start reading it.
I must say that this is Kelly's best book to date.
I gave this book 5 stars two times and I HIGHLY recommend it. I read and review so many books each year I am unable to keep them all, it has to be a super, fantastic, book in order for me to keep a copy on my book shelf you can bet that this one will remain on my shelf and I will reread it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Romancing Your Better Half By Rick Johnson

Most married couples know how it goes. You start out in the throes of passionate romance only to have the fire cool over the years--especially when kids come along or life gets too busy. But keeping the romance alive is easier than most people think. Now the author of Becoming Your Spouse's Better Half shares the secrets of pursuing romance that won't quit.
With wit and wisdom, Rick Johnson shows men and women how to communicate effectively with their spouses, recapture the feeling of young love, incorporate romance and intimacy into everyday life, understand each other's unique sexual needs, and more. Anyone who has been married more than a couple of years will find useful insights and solid advice that will strengthen their marriage now and into the future.

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Rick Johnson is a bestselling author of That's My Son; That's My Teenage Son; That's My Girl; Better Dads, Stronger Sons; and Becoming Your Spouse's Better Half. He is the founder of Better Dads and is a sought-after speaker at many large parenting and marriage conferences across the United States and Canada. Rick, his wife, Suzanne, and their grown children live in Oregon. To find out more about Rick Johnson, visit

I must say this was a very informative book and it has so much information in It for men and women. Author Rick Johnson gives a great perspective on keeping intimacy alive in your marriage. This author has a ton of wisdom. I learned a lot for this book.
This book is a treasure.
This would make a fantastic wedding gift.
I gave this book 5 stars and I highly recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Walk to Beautiful By Jimmy Wayne

Imagine yourself a thirteen-year-old hundreds of miles away from home, in a strange city, and your mom leaves you at a bus station parking lot and drives off into the night with her lover.
That’s the real life story of country music star Jimmy Wayne. It’s a miracle that Jimmy survived being hungry and homeless, bouncing in and out of the foster care system, and sleeping in the streets. But he didn’t just overcome great adversity in his life; he now uses his country music platform to help children everywhere, especially teenagers in foster care who are about to age out of the system.
Walk to Beautiful is the powerfully emotive account of Jimmy’s horrendous childhood and the love shown him by Russell and Bea Costner, the elderly couple who gave him a stable home and provided the chance to complete his education. Jimmy says of Bea, “She changed every cell in my body.”
It also chronicles Jimmy’s rise to fame in the music industry and his Meet Me Halfway campaign: his walk halfway across America, 1,700 miles from Nashville to Phoenix, to raise awareness for foster kids.
Join Jimmy on his walk to beautiful and see how one person really can make a difference.

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Jimmy Wayne is a former foster kid turned country music singer/songwriter whose songs, story, and walk halfway across America in 2010 bring awareness to kids who age out of the foster system and become homeless. He won the millionaire award for having one million radio spins of his song "Do You Believe Me Now?", is the author of the novel and made-for-TV movie Paper Angels, and is the national spokesperson for CASA. Jimmy lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

What a remarkable 5 star book this was. You have no idea what people go through in their life and to read this book about a homeless kid who found his way and made it big time is just something I will not soon forget.
The story is Jimmy's story how he survived and made a difference in so many peoples lives.
I really am so glad that I read this book.
It's very intriguing and it's a book to share with all book lovers. 
I gave this book 5 stars and I highly recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Jack Staples and the City of Shadows By Mark Batterson

The Accuser is closing in. Just as Jack and his friend Alexia discover what it means to be the Chosen Ones, they each face the test of a lifetime. For Jack it is a question of trust; for Alexia, of loyalty. Everything rests on their making the right choices, and on the completion of their missions. The Accuser is determined they will fail, and that they will either join him or be destroyed. It will take all the Author’s forces, the special gifts they each have, and the help of their friends Arthur and Mrs. Dumphrey to overcome. But when the enemy makes a key move, and an important quest proves difficult, the prophecy that they will both destroy and save the world seems further from coming true than ever before.

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Mark Batterson is lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC, one of the most innovative and influential churches in America. He is a national speaker and New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, All In, and In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.
I had a hard time getting into this but once I got midway in to it I started to enjoy it.
It was slow at first but it would be a great read for a young adult.
There were some words I was not sure what they were or what they meant, I had to look up a few of them.
I would have to say this book was a 3.5 star book.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.