Wednesday, April 26, 2017

For Love and Honor - Book Review

Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger, and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman so flawed?
Sir Bennet is returning home to protect his family from an imminent attack by neighboring lords who seek repayment of debts. Without fortune or means to pay those debts, Sir Bennet realizes his only option is to make a marriage match with a wealthy noblewoman. As a man of honor, he loathes the idea of courting a woman for her money, but with time running out for his family’s safety, what other choice does he have?
As Lady Sabine and Sir Bennet are thrust together under dangerous circumstances, will they both be able to learn to trust each other enough to share their deepest secrets? Or will those secrets ultimately lead to their demise?
If you have read any of my past reviews you know that I am a huge Jody Hedlund fan. I hate to say it, but this young adult series has been a struggle for me. I have never really felt connected with the characters. This book in the series definitely left me wanting something more. It seemed more of a chore to read than a delight. 
I'm hoping that the next series will be something more enjoyable. I still consider Jody Hedlund one of my favorite authors. This book was just not for me.

***Thanks to booklookbloggers for providing me with a copy of this ebook in exchange for my honest review. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tranquility: A Prayer and Reflection Coloring Journal

I get excited about adult coloring books, but it seems to me that so many of them are basically the same.  What interests me is something unique and different.

Tranquility, the prayer and reflection coloring journal is unique in every way!  The cover itself is absolutely gorgeous and what you find within the pages is even better.

Each page includes a small devotion, a Bible verse, something to color and a few lines for the reader to write.  The pages have some color on them and it's not set up for complete coloring.  A lot of the pictures have been filled in.

What I like best about it, is that you can have a devotion and while your are thinking on God's word you can color and reflect.  I like that there is not a whole lot to color.  This goes well with the devotional.  You don't have to worry about completing a whole coloring page before moving on.  There's a perfect and enjoyable amount.

I think this book would be a great gift.  With graduation just around the corner and Mother's Day as well, this would make the perfect gift!

***Thanks to Tyndale Publishing for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Gifts From Heaven - A Book Review

I love to read, but truth is I don't always have the time.  Springtime is always extra busy around here.  By the time nighttime rolls around, I'm ready to collapse into bed and I can barely keep my eyes open for more than 15 minutes.

What works great for me this time of year is short stories.  I still can enjoy some book time, but not feel tied down to a long story.

Gifts from Heaven is the perfect book for this.  Not only can you pick it up and read a "story" here and there, it truly encourages the reader spiritually.  The book is filled with true stories of miraculous answers to prayer.  The book is complied by James Stuart Bell.  Each chapter/story is written by a different person.

I believe this book will encourage each reader.  Sometimes I get discouraged and feel like God is not hearing my prayers.  I think we all feel that way sometimes.  This book is a great testimony as to how God not only hears our prayers, but comes through in miraculous ways.

Thanks to Bethany House Publishing for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.