Thursday, December 18, 2014

To Save Her Child by Margaret Daley

To Save Her Child

Book Description: In Search of Her Son
When a young boy goes missing from wilderness day camp, Alaskan search and rescue worker Josiah Witherspoon is on the case. The brooding ex-marine promises to find the child and return him to his worried mother. But he doesn't know that Ella Jackson has a secret past. One that could put them all in danger. When tensions mount, Ella needs to tell Josiah the truth—but she can't set aside her fears enough to trust him. Ella and Josiah are ready to risk their lives to save her son, but will they risk their hearts, as well?
Alaskan Search and Rescue: Risking their lives to save the day.

My Review: 
To Save Her Child, Alaskan Search Rescue Series by Margaret Daley
Christian Fiction, Suspense
Love Inspired Suspense
ISBN 9780373446483

   Ella Jackson has hidden from her past for the last four years in Alaska. When her young son and two other young boys disappear from Camp Yukon a wilderness camp she wonders if they wandered away or if something more sinister is at play. Josiah Witherspoon is co-owner of Outdoor Alaska and a volunteer at Northern Frontier. He works along with his search and rescue dog Buddy, a black and brown German Sheppard. As an ex-marine he takes on the job of protecting Ella and her son. When a strong friendship develops will the secrets of the past come between them.

   I give To Save Her Child 5 stars. I found it to be filled with faith, had action around every corner and hard to put down. The author Margaret Daley did a magnificent job of bringing the characters to life. I found this book to be well written. It held my attention and had me at the edge of my seat.

   I want to thank the author Margaret Daley and publisher Love Inspired Suspense for bringing good clean Christian books like this one to readers like me. I was provided with this book in exchange for my honest review.  I am so grateful for the authors and publishers generosity.  

 Other great book
Detection Mission (Love Inspired Suspense Series)

  The Baby Rescue (Love Inspired Suspense Series)   The Yuletide Rescue (Love Inspired Suspense Series)

A Robertson Family Christmas

A Robertson Family Christmas
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Book Description: Hunter Clarke wanted one thing for Christmas: to spend it with his dad and his brother. He misses being included in any guy trips since his parents divorced and he went to live with his mom. So he’s less than happy when his mother tells him that he won a contest to spend Christmas in West Monroe, Louisiana, with a family named the Robertsons. For some reason, they’re supposed to be a big deal. How did he win a contest he didn’t enter? Besides, he’s never heard of them and sure doesn’t want to spend Christmas in a swamp with a bunch of strangers.

   Korie Robertson is excited to open her heart and home to Hunter and show him what the Christmas season looks like for the Robertson family. And like it or not, Hunter experiences it firsthand. From duck-hunting disasters with the bearded guys, to learning to cook with Miss Kay, Hunter quickly discovers what it’s like to live with this boisterous, yet loving family. Putting on his headphones and ignoring them is not an option. Before long, Hunter begins to let his guard down. But with Christmas and the end of his trip fast approaching, will it be too little, too late? Or will Hunter be open to the greatest gift of all? 

My Review: A Robertson Family Christmas by Kay Robertson with Travis Thrasher 
Christian Fiction, Christmas
ISBN 9781414398204

  Hunter Clarke only wanted to spend time with his brother and father but instead he got a once in a life time chance, to spend Christmas with the Robertson family from Duck Commander. He lives with his mom and fills lift out of his brother and fathers lives. He would much rather be home than with a bunch of zany rednecks from Louisiana. He arrives with a chip on his shoulder but leaves with faith, a new understanding and a new outlook on life.

  I found A Robertson Family Christmas to be phenomenal. I give it 5 stars. I have been a huge fan of Duck Dynasty for a long time. So I was familiar with the characters and felt like I knew them. I enjoyed Hunter’s story. It was heart warming and made a great Christmas story. To hear about the real  Christmas traditions of the Robertson’s family was uplifting and at times laugh out loud funny. Miss Kay Robertson and Travis Thrasher did a great job of bringing life and emotion to the characters. I was able to read this book in one sitting. I could not put it down.

  I want to give a high-five to the author Miss Kay Robertson, Travis Thrasher and publisher Tyndale for bringing compelling Christian books that are entertaining and give hope to the reader with stories of faith. The Book Club Network Inc. provided me with this book in exchange for my honest review and I am so grateful for their, the authors and publishers generosity. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Uncommon Marriage Adventure by Tony & Lauren Dungy with Nathan Whitaker

The Uncommon Marraige Adventure
 Tony & Lauren Dungy with Nathan Whitaker

Book Description:
An adventure in love . . .
An adventure in faith . . .
An adventure in growing closer to God and each other than ever before.
It all begins here.

Tony and Lauren Dungy invite you to join them in The Uncommon Marriage Adventure, a book of daily reflections for couples based on the eight keys that have carried them through the best and worst of times. Every day you’ll find something to talk about, to pray over, to enjoy together, and to touch your heart. As you read, you’ll celebrate the commitment you’ve made to each other and rediscover the joy in your relationship. Dare to embark on your own marriage adventure—and see, as Tony and Lauren have, that marriage can be deeply, richly, beautifully uncommon. Tyndale House Publishers

The Uncommon Marriage Adventure: A Daily Journey to Draw You Closer to God and Each Other
Book description and photo from Barnes and Noble
My Review: The Uncommon Marriage Adventure by Tony & Lauren Dungy with Nathan Whitaker 
Marriage / Devotional
ISBN 9781414383729
  I give The Uncommon Marriage Adventure 5 stars. It is well written with life stories from the authors Tony & Lauren Dungy. It is a great tool to help with life, marriage and family life. Each devotion starts with a core principle and a scripture. Their are 96 core principles. The book is divided into 8 key groups that have worked well for them, their life and marriage.  They touch on how the Bible and Christ are living examples on how to live, teamwork, committed love, communication, support and not running from conflict. At the end of each devotion they showed you how to apply the lesson to your life. I really enjoyed this part. On page 8 was a example of how to pray for your wife with scripture from John 3:16. I change it to pray for my hubby and found this to be so humbling. All the examples and prayer ideas are easy to add to your situation, I found them to be easy to use and beneficial. Through out the book there were references to the authors coaching and football career which I am clueless about, but I found they added a humble and honest aspect to their life experiences. They made the book seem more real.

  I want to thank the author Tony & Lauren Dungy and Nathan Whitaker, the publisher Tyndale for providing me with this book in exchange for my honest review.  I am so grateful for their generosity. 

You can find this book at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.
Check out the author's at:
Coach Dungy's Blog
Dungy Family Foundation 

Miracle at Coffeeville and other legends of Christmas by Darrell Case

Book Description:
If you're like me, you love the season of Christmas. The festive atmosphere, the tree, the gifts, the feasting, the songs. People seem to be kinder to each other. There are gatherings with family and friends. However, there is a danger. We can become so wrapped up in the celebration that we forget the true meaning of Christmas. That Christ came to provide for us eternal life. That the babe in the manger was just a prelude to The Savoir on the cross.
It is my hope this little book will help you recapture the joy of the season. May God bless you and may you have a wonderful Christmas.
Angel's Dust
For postal worker Jeff Marlow, Christmas is just another time to relive the heartache of losing his wife and daughter. It will all end tonight but then he finds a letter from a lonely little girl. She asks Santa Claus for only one gift. Can Jeff overcome his pain and fulfill her wish?
A Gathering of Angels
Miracle at Coffeeville: And Other Legends of Christmas
Book description and photo from barnesandnoble
Bessie's life seems to consist of nothing more than existence. Stuck in a nursing home, Christmas has lost its meaning to her. Bitter and resentful, she takes it out on those trying to help. However, God isn't through with Bessie. He shows her the meaning of Love Thy Neighbor.
The Christmas Mirror
Steven and Mandy have a matchless love. They fell in love in kindergarten and as husband and wife, their love for each other has grown ever deeper. She promises to spend each Christmas Eve with him yet a few days before Christmas, Mandy is taken ill and dies. Can the love she had for Steven transcend even death? Will her love shine through the Christmas mirror?

Miracle at Coffeeville
The people of Coffeeville are barely surviving the Great Depression. When it seems nothing worse can happen, Samuel Owens takes over the bank. His hostility and resentment causes him to oppress the destitute. He unmercifully forecloses on their farms and businesses with the only alternative being to come work for him at starvation wages. The people of Coffeeville pray for a miracle. Will God answer in time? How can He change the heart of one so wrapped up in hatred?
Snow Angels
Abigail loves her little brother 'Buddy' yet sometimes he is an irritation. When he accidentally dies, she blames herself. Believing Christ can raise him from the dead, she risks her life in a blizzard. Her father and the men of their church search for her but will they find her in time or will there be two caskets to bury?
Music of the Night
Music is Ruth's life. When arthritis destroys her gift, she applies for a job as a janitor. Now she is cleaning the very theater where she once performed. Hiding in the shadows, she waits until the others leave, then with twisted fingers, she begins to play. With her hands aching but with joy in her heart, she plays the music of her childhood. Christmas is a time of miracles and God has one for Ruth.
Apples of Gold
Denver and Anna have a secret. For years, they have lived in a small cabin in the woods. On Christmas Eve, they revealed their secret to my wife and me. What they tell us changed our lives and the lives of others. Tonight we found out that we really didn't know them at all. Soon we discovered how much God truly loves us.

My Review: Miracle at Coffeeville and other legends of Christmas by Darrell Case
Christian Fiction, Christmas
ISBN 9781502402332
  I found this book to pull at the heart stings and show what the true meaning of what Christmas really means. The book is composed of seven short stories that are sure to help recapture the joy of the Christmas season. I give Miracle at Coffeeville and other legends of Christmas 5 stars. It is a great Christmas read. Darrell Case did a wonderful job putting these legends together.  I especially enjoyed Angel’s Dust. It really touched me and showed the true spirit of Christmas and humanity.
  I want to thank the author Darrell Case and publisher for providing me with this book in exchange for my honest review. 

A Path Made Plain, Seasons in Pinecraft Series by Lynette Sowell

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Book description from www.barnesandnoble:

Betsy Yoder lives with her great aunt in Sarasota’s Pinecraft neighborhood, far from her family in Ohio. Heartbroken by a man who left her—and the Order—to marry someone else, Betsy instead pours her time and energy into her bakery, offering the village of Pinecraft delicious desserts from her Amish heritage, and is content in her hard-working yet peaceful life.
Enter the formerly Amish Thaddeus Zook, a pastry chef who has moved to Pinecraft after working in restaurants among the Englisch. While Betsy nurses a hesitant heart, Thaddeus shows a similar hesitancy about rejoining an Amish community. Though neither can deny the attraction between them, Thaddeus is hiding a past that could threaten their future together. Betsy has lost one love already; dare she risk loving another who has adopt Englisch ways? Or will Thad listen to the call of the open road and move on again . . . without the love of his life?

My Review: A Path Made Plain, Seasons in Pinecraft Series by Lynette Sowell
Abingdon Press
Amish, Mennonite, Christian Fiction
ISBN 9781426753657
   I really enjoyed this 5 star book. I found it to be refreshing, heartwarming and a great example of what it takes to live the life of faith. The author Lynette Sowell did an outstanding job of bringing life and excitement to the characters. It was well written with many examples of what life is like when you dedicate yourself to live a life filled with higher moral and faith filled standards.
  Betsy Yoder is recovering from a broken heart. She pores her heart into her new bakery. Working hard to bring desserts from her Amish heritage to the village of Pinecraft and prove to her family that she can succeed. Former Amish pastry chef Thaddeus Zook is hiding from his past. He has lived as a Englisher and as Amish, his heart loves both worlds. He turns to his grandmother for a safe refuge until he came get his life in order. There he meets Betsy Yoder and sparks fly. They fight their attraction until his past catches up with him and Betsy is kidnapped to get at him. He must now decide what is most important the Amish life, the English and how does Betsy fit in. I loved this book. It can be read as a stand alone but is book 2 of the Seasons in Pinecraft Series. I have read book 1, A Season of Change and loved it also. 
  I want to thank the author Lynette Sowell and publisher Abingdon Press for bringing good clean Christian books like this one to readers like me. I was provided with this book in exchange for my honest review.

You might want to read Book 1 

A Season of Change: Seasons in Pinecraft- Book 1Find the Author Lynette Sowell at  her blogFacebook, The Suspense Sisters Blog
You can buy her books at Amazon and Barnes and Noble Photo from Barnes and Noble