Monday, November 26, 2012

Unending Devotion

Unending Devotion

Lily Young is working as a photographers assistant, going to logging camps and towns she's searching desperately to find her sister, Daisy. You see, as small children they were orphans. When they got older Daisy went to live with the Wretchman family and Lily found a job with Oren, a photographer. Oren and his wife grew to love Lily as their own child. Lily learns Daisy has run away and possibly sold herself into prostitution. She is more desperate than ever to find Daisy and for them be a family again. While in Harrison, Lily meets Connel McCormick, a logging boss for his father's company. Connel has turned his eye on the wrong going on in the town, that is until Lily, a fearless and beautiful woman, came into his life. After she risks her life helping Daisy escape and almost gets caught, Connel realizes how much he cares for her and that business isn't the only thing that matters. But will Daisy and Lily be together as a family again? And what will happen to her and Connel's relationship?


Jody Hedlund is an amazing author. I could barely put this book down, it definitely kept me from sleep multiple nights. She has also written The Preacher's Bride, and The Doctor's Lady.

This book was received free from Bethany House Publishers for review.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Kingsbury Collection

Where Yesterday Lives

Ellen Barrett is a famous journalist in Miami. Her marriage is questionable her faith forgotten and her haunted with memories from her childhood. Getting a call that her father had a heart attack and had passed away leaves her devastated, from feeling sadness that he's gone to feeling angry that he didn't take better care of himself. She goes to her home town of Petoskey, Michigan, to plan for the funeral with her family. She's the eldest of five children that never get along. The love they once had for each has fallen apart over the years. Can they look past their differences and get along for just a week? Ellen Barrett has a lot to learn about her family that she never imagined any of them had gone through!


Karen Kingsbury is an amazing author I've loved every book I've read by her. She always has a real to life experience in her books that could happen to any of us. This particular book has 3 in one. Where Yesterday Lives, When Joy Came to Stay, and On Every Side.


A big thanks to Water Brook Multnomah Publishing Group for sending me this free book to review! :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Orphan King

Thomas was raised behind manastery walls, he know nothing of him mysterious past or fulfilling his daring future. The last words of his dying nurse maid will change his life. Thomas leaves the monks who raised him and the monastery that held him for so many years. On a search to fulfill the destiny he has. Finding himself in unfamilair territory with a knight, a child thief, and a beautiful silent woman who may not be all she seems. They are headed to Mugnus to over throw the lord there. The question is will they succeed and what will happen next?

I got this book from WaterBrook Multanomah for review.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Unstoppable

Imagine living a life without arm or legs. Even the smallest stuff that we do we take for granted like walking. But Nick Vujicic shows us life without having limits. Born without arms or legs but still doing anything everyone else can do! I find that incredibly awesome!







Being unstoppable is about believing and achieving. It’s about having faith in yourself, your talents and your purpose and, most of all, in God’s great love and His divine plan for your life.

Millions around the world recognize the smiling face and inspirational message of Nick Vujicic. Despite being born without arms or legs, Nick’s challenges have not kept him from enjoying great adventures, a fulfilling and meaningful career, and loving relationships. Nick has overcome trials and hardships by focusing on the promises that he was created for a unique and specific purpose, that his life has value and is a gift to others, and that no matter the despair and hard times in life, God is always present. Nick credits his success in life to the power that is unleashed when faith takes action.




But how does that happen? In Unstoppable Nick addresses adversity and difficult circumstances that many people face today, including:

· Personal crises

· Relationship issues

· Career and job challenges

· Health and disability concerns

· Bullying, persecution, cruelty, and intolerance

· Balance in body, mind, heart, and spirit

· Service to others

Through stories from his own life and the experiences of many others, Nick explains how anyone wanting a “ridiculously good life” can respond to these issues and more to become unstoppable. What’s standing in your way? Are you ready to become unstoppable?

To read Chapter 1 of Nick's new book Unstoppable click HERE


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Short-Straw Bride

This book is very romantic, I loved every bit of it!!

No one ever crosses on Archers land without consequences, as a little girl Meredith Hayes found herself on private property of the Archers, She got her foot caught in a steel trap. Travis Archer rescued her and ever since her heart has been his. Over the years he was the only man she thought about ever marrying. Her uncle on the other hand has his own plans for her. She will marry Roy Mitchell, he will have her and her land, and her uncle will have his business partner, But, when Meredith overhears Roy telling a workers to burn down the Archer's barn she must warn Travis, but has to figure out how. Coming up with a plan she goes out to warn him. When she gets there she is greeter with a gun pointing in her direction, she must explain why she's trespassing on private property. The brothers go to work and leave Meredith alone. Everything happened so fast, before she knew what was happening she had gotten hurt yet again on Archer land and Travis feels responsible. When Meredith's Uncle finds out she's been at the Archer's for 2 days her is very angry and he is forcing Meri to marry one of the Archer's. Will it be everything she ever thought it would be?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Submerged

I couldn't put this book down, it was absolutely amazing!!!

Bailey Craig a professor of Russian history fled from Yancey, Alaska, promising she's never, ever return to her past life, until she finds her Aunt Agnes died from a plane crash and left everything to her. She is now forced to face everything she left behind including the young man she once loved, Cole McKenna who is now a dive rescue captain, and the one who rescued her aunt from the plane. Everyone in Yancey finds themselves trying to put the pieces together to this mysterious crime they've come upon. Someone has sabotaged an airplane and some other people are found dead. They have a murder on their hands. But what's the cause of all of this in Yancey? Bailey's knowledge of Russian history may help solve this case, but if Cole asks her to help it could bring back feelings of the past, something that deeply hurt and scarred both Cole and Bailey. They put the past behind them though, Cole and Bailey help the Sheriff and deputy solve this problem. Spending so much time together does bring back a lot of feelings between Bailey and Cole. What will happen on this great adventure?? Read the book to see what happens next. You won't want to put it down. I can't wait for the sequel, it can't come fast enough!


Dani Pettrey is an amazing author, this book was one of the best books I have read!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Back to School :)

Let's spread Jesus through our town.



School is back in the groove, what better way to share Jesus with friends. I'm actually home schooled but I know alot of people from the public school here. Most of the kids in our youth group at church go to public school. It's so easy to just let it all go and not think about the Lord. But if you think about it, the way we act around our friends is the way they view not only us but the church we go to, we are representing Jesus in everything we do. These school supplies are a great way to get the gospel out. I received 2 different sets of school supplies from DayspringBorn Again and It's Not About Religion set, and All Creation Sings and Make Noise set. Both are amazing and get a great message out! With each set I received two 3 ring binders, two composition notebooks, two spiral notebooks, and two 2 pocket folders.

All Creation Sings and Make Noise
Born Again and It's Not About Religion















Each one has a Bible verse on the back of it. (except for It's Not About Religion that one has a cross)
All Creation Sings: Revelation 5:13
Make Noise: Psalm 98:4-6
Born Again: John 3:5, 7
It's Not About Religion: It's about a relationship with God.

Right now if you go on the Dayspring website they have all the school supplies Buy 2 get 1 free. You can get school supplies pretty much anywhere but there are unique and attract attention. Give the kids an opportunity to spread Jesus throughout their school!!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

DragonSpell

DragonSpell

Kale who was once a slave, sets out on an unexpected opportunity to be a servant to Paladin.
Kale is almost eaten by ogres when Paladins servants some to her rescue. Along the journey she finds many dragon eggs, but there is one that was stolen by Wizard Risto, that she is determines to find. Her and her comrades must find Wizard Fenworth. One of their key members is captured. The rest are left to fins Fenworth, attempt a dangerous rescue, and recover the egg stolen by Risto.

For me this book was really hard to read and difficult to concentrate on. It was my style of book to just sit down and read and not want to put it down.

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Hunger Games

This is a really good book but only if you can take a lot of fighting, killing, and torture. It reminds me a lot of the Roman Era where they would put Christians in the Colosseum to fight till one of them died.
The Hunger Games are full of action and adventure. It always starts out simple but it must take a complicated turn. Twelve districts, the first district being up-class, lacking nothing, the twelfth district, however, is not so fortunate, barely surviving from not having enough food to eat. The cruel and harsh Capitol is sure to find a way to keep them in line. What they think is fun entertainment, is cruel torture for the districts. No doubt that all district will follow the rules of the Capitol or no telling what may happen to them.The Capitol forces one girl and one boy from each district, between ages twelve and eighteen, to participate in the annual Hunger Games. Twenty-four tributes must fight to the death, while it's broadcast live in in all twelve districts. Sixteen year old Katniss volunteers herself for the protection of her twelve year old sister. Peeta Mellark is the boy chosen.Both are from district 12. They must leave the only thing they have ever known to travel to the Capitol for preparation. Will they ever see the ones they love again? While in the arena they must weigh out their options of survival. In the beginning by forming a pack of allies but, by the end turning on even the ones they were just working with as a team. Who will survive this torturous event the Capitol finds so much pleasure in? You will have to read the book to find out.
When I read this book I could barely put it down. I felt like I was in the story with the characters.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Eye of the Sword


If you like books with alot of action and adventure this is probably a book for you. Kings kingdoms, princesses, comains, allies, and enemies, angels walking on earth, and 3 harps to connect earth to heaven by forming a ladder. The princess has one harp but the other two are missing. Comain Trevin is sent to look for the lost comains of the kingdom, along with searching for harps the princess asked him to find. Along the way he runs into a few obstacles and also finds his true identity , the son of an angel. Can Comain Trevin find the harps for the princess while searching for lost comain? What kind of adventure will his journey take him on?


I was really impressed, although this book is the second in the series you can read it without having to read the first one and still understand what's going on in the story. I makes you want to read the first book to see how the story began. Karyn Henley has a great way of writing this book.

First Book!! :)

So I got my first book got it mostly read and so excited that I get to put the review on here! :) I'm very excited!

Friday, March 16, 2012

You're Already Amazing

This book is absolutely amazing!!! My mom got it to review and I started reading it, I LOVE IT! I can say this is one of the best books I've read. Holley talks about so much in this book, from our emotions and how we cope with them, to the "It Girl" and how everyone wants to be like her. But in God's eyes we don't have to be the "It Girl" we are His "Is Girl'. When I first saw this chapter I thought it was a typo but after reading more of the chapter I realized it wasn't, we are God's "is girl" he looks at us and says, "She IS loved, she IS accepted, she IS valued. I created her and she IS created just the way I want her to be." 
When I read this book I am reminded that I am my Creator's he loves me just the way I am, no matter what others think of me or say about me, no matter what I think of myself he still loves me and accepts me. We are created to be what he wants us to be, we need to want to be that, and we need to use our gifts and strengths for HIS glory!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's a new day

Today is a new day, everyday is a new day. I'm trying to decide whether I want to do blogging for books also or not. I want to but I'm still deciding. yesterday was presidents day. Today the kids went to school. And I worked on my awana verses and haven't done a bit of school, what an accomplishment. Guess I'll start again tomorrow! :) I got my ipod touch so I can write on my blog from my ipod now!! It's very exciting! :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

The weekend

Putting up a hammock on the back deck. I've been learning all kinds of new stuff! :) I was chopping wood Saturday! :) then Sunday I was in complete pain from swinging a 10 pound ax for an hour. Today has been well I've cleaned and cleaned and now helping put a hammock up! :) so I've used a drill today which is awesome! :) good day so far! :)