Thursday, February 22, 2018

Real-Life Romance: Inspiring Stories to Help You Believe in True Love by Rhonda Stoppe

Real-Life Romance: Inspiring Stories to Help You Believe in True Love

  I was intrigued from the first moment I heard of this newly-published book by Rhonda Stoppe. An entire book of not only true, real-life but also faith-filled romance stories? Definitely yes! Like I just said, the quality of this book doesn't just lie in the stories but in the reoccurring theme of God's grace and purpose weaving each story together. The author of this book has skillfully told each couple's love story with the point of pointing it  back to God. As I read each account, I was encouraged in many ways. Every story is different, and not all are tidy and perfect. As a matter of fact, just as in real life, many of the stories were messy and unexpected. But it is fascinating to read how God made things work together for His glory. There is something in this book for everyone in every season of life, whether married or single. The writing style is not phenomenal however I was grateful for the content and am glad I read this book!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
Do You Believe in True Love?

In a world of broken relationships and hurting people, it can seem like all we ever see is heartache—that marriages are doomed from the start and romance isn't worth the risk. 

But heart-fluttering, long-lasting love is all around us...we just have to look for it! 

This collection of beautiful, real-life accounts will bring laughter and tears as you enjoy each story of ordinary people who found extraordinary love. Page after page, you will find inspiration to:
rekindle the romance in your love storytrust in God's providence and timingfaithfully hope for your own happily-ever-aftercelebrate true romancebelieve in life-long love
Don't let the world define romance for you! See how God is at work in the hearts of His people—knitting together hearts in a love that forever endures.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Andi Lassos Trouble (Circle C Stepping Stones #3) and Andi To the Rescue (#4) by Susan K. Marlow

Andi Lassos Trouble (Circle C Stepping Stones #3)

Andi Lassos Trouble (Circle C Stepping Stones #3)

Andi to the Rescue (Circle C Stepping Stones #4)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Stranger No More by Annahita Parsan, Craig Borlase

Stranger No More: A Muslim Refugee’s Story of Harrowing Escape, Miraculous Rescue, and the Quiet Call of JesusStranger No More: A Muslim Refugee’s Story of Harrowing Escape, Miraculous Rescue, and the Quiet Call of Jesus

Although I love to read, it is rare that I read a book in one sitting! This is such a book- I began it Sunday afternoon and read it straight through without a pause! This autobiography is gripping, heart-rending, eye-opening and uplifting. Despite the difficult first portion of the book, the account culminates in hope and peace and joy. I am astounded by the faithfulness of Jesus in this woman's life. It is a miracle that she lived through what she did, but obviously the Lord had a plan for her life! 
I don't agree with everything doctrinally in this book. However, I thought Annahita had a Biblical approach to salvation and healing through prayer. I highly recommend this powerful book!

review of The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma

When I saw that talented author Liz Tolsma had written another book, I was thrilled. As with the author's other literary works, this book is set in world-war two Europe. Again, like with the other novels by Liz, I was engrossed from the first chapter. I loved the musical aspect to this book. I liked how Anna continued with her musical talent despite the threats from the Nazi leadership. Whether or not you have previously read the author's other books, you will fall in love with this new book. 

I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. 

Anna has one chance for survival-and it lies in the hands of her mortal enemy.

It's 1943 and Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian living in Prague, has lost nearly everything. Most of her family has been deported, and the Nazi occupation ended her career as a concert violinist. Now Anna is left to care for her grandmother, and she'll do anything to keep her safe-a job that gets much harder when Nazi officer Horst Engel is quartered in the flat below them.

Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Horst, dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them.

Anna finds herself falling in love with the handsome officer and his brave heart. But what he reveals might stop the music forever.

Best-selling novelist Liz Tolsma is the author of several World War II novels and prairie romance novellas. She also works as a freelance editor. She lives in a semirural area of Wisconsin with her husband and two daughters. Her son serves with the US Marines. All of their chidlren came to them through international adoption. Her other passions include walking, gardening, camping, and reading.
Find out more about Liz at

The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Devotions from the Mountains

Devotions from the Mountains

Devotions from the Mountains

I am absolutely delighted with this book! I love mountains so much and this devotional is perfect. 
I love how it is filled with breathtaking, high-quality photographs of mountains and verses focusing on God's incredible creation!
 I highly recommend this newly published devotional for men or women! It will make the perfect gift for friend or family member. 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. —Psalm 121:1–2

The mountains can seem like heaven on earth—the peace, the freshness, the grandeur. Devotions from the Mountains invites you to spend a quiet moment in reflection each day, finding peace and drawing closer to God—the Creator of heaven and earth. Inside you’ll find 90 inspirational readings, Scripture verses, prayers, and breathtaking imagery of God’s mountain handiwork sculpted and brought to life by His hand.

Lift your eyes to the mountains. Be refreshed and inspired at our amazing God who is more majestic than the mountains and yet cares for every detail of your life.

Deadly Proof (Atlanta Justice #1) by Rachel Dylan

Deadly Proof

Deadly Proof (Atlanta Justice #1)

Riveting new series offers legal suspense with a romantic twist
In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits.
Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. Trying to forget the past, he is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower’s allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit. He also soon finds himself falling for this passionate and earnest young lawyer.
Determined not to make the same mistakes, he’s intent on keeping Kate safe, but as the case deepens, it appears someone is willing to risk everything—even murder—to keep the case from going to trial.
This is a new genre for me, but I'm really enjoying it! Deadly Proof is definitely as suspenseful as described. The characters are interesting and developed and the reader will find it hard to put down this book once begun! Personally, I didn't care for the amount of romance included in the book; I think a little romance goes a long way in literature (and film!) and find that it is usually overdone in contemporary fiction. However, I know most readers will not agree with me concerning this topic and will find Deadly Proof the perfect suspenseful mystery/romance! 
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

KJV, Know The Word Study Bible

KJV Know The Word Study Bible

KJV, Know The Word Study Bible 

I was impressed by this new publication the Holy Bible from Thomas Nelson Publishers. In the accurate and classic King James Version, it will please many students of God's Word. 
This Bible will not disappoint- the reader/Bible student can study the Bible book by book, verse by verse or topic by topic. No matter which method chosen, the reader will benefit greatly from following the helpful notes. The owner of this Bible will be much enriched by this large hardcover publication of the Bible. Perfect for giving as a gift to someone! 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. 

The KJV Know the Word Study Bible offers three easy ways to begin studying Scripture and helps individuals transition from being a casual reader of the Bible to becoming a regular student of the Bible. You can choose to study the Bible book-by-book, verse-by-verse, or topic-by-topic; each path offers powerful insights that will help you develop a daily routine of Bible study. The book-by-book series of notes leads you through the main points of each book of the Bible. The verse-by-verse notes help you to dig deeper into God’s Word. The topic-by-topic articles, which cover 21 theological topics, guide you through a series of insightful notes and give you a thorough biblical understanding of each topic. With the beautiful and timeless text of the KJV translation, the KJV Know the Word Study Bible offers you choices of how to study Scripture and grow in your relationship with Christ.

Features Include:
• King James Version Bible text
• Three easy approaches to study the Bible: 1. Book by Book; 2. Verse by Verse; 3. Topic by Topic
• Insightful introductions for each book of Scripture
• Words of Jesus in red
• Beautiful two-color interior page design
• Comprehensive list of theological notes
• Concordance
• Full-color maps