Saturday, March 31, 2018

Judah’s wife

Judah’s wife, by Angela Hunt. In this novel we learn of Judah Maccabaeus and Leah. Leah comes from an extremely abusive home, where her father is horrible to both her and her mother. She meets Judah in the market after he rescues her from unwanted attention. Not too long after Judah and Leah marry and she moves with his family. There is an attack against Judaism and those who practice it. Their lives are at risk so the family moves to a place where they can practice their religion in peace for at least a time. When that time comes and goes, war becomes inevitable and Judah after his fathers passing must lead the army. This is a story that I’ve heard bits about but really and not entirely sure of because it’s not in our Bible.  It was a really good read though and a riveting story! I really enjoyed reading this book. I love a good fiction novel that teaches you well about God. I look forward to reading more from this author!!


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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Where we belong

where we belong by Lynn Austin. I love big books and I cannot lie. Such a treasure found in this large novel! I love Lynn Austin’s novels to begin with, so I was looking forward to this one! We find in this novel we get to travel with sisters finding adventure and faith and inspiration and more! Lynn Austin weaves such a great historic tale in each of the characters. It’s a real treasure when you find a fictional novel that inspires you to be a better person. The genuine love the sisters have for other people, their humility, their desire to serve. I love books that portray women in strong roles! This book is no exception!! It’s honestly a great read! I loved it so much. I’ll be re-reading it again and again.


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A plain leaving

A plain Leaving, By Leslie Gould. There’s nothing I love more than starting a book series, the icing on the cake: an Amish series!!! I love Amish novels so much. I love looking into a world we know so little about. The author played with my emotions so well! I loved hearing Jessica’s story, her struggles, her leaving the Amish and her return. She seems so real! I loved the duel storyline and getting a look at her ancestors. Getting that glimpse into how they got to where they were. I love a good historical fiction. This was just an awesome book! I cannot wait till the rest of this series comes out.

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Free of me

Free of Me,sharron Hodde Miller. AHHHHHH-mazing!!!! This book has so much value in it. I found myself thinking so often that “that’s what I’m doing”. There is such a great challenge in this book to stop looking at yourself. To stop making everything so self centred. We live in a world that is so self centred, the goal being to be happy, to make ourselves happy. The church seems to get so caught up in this too. We have such a high level of anxiety and depression in the church and I believe that this lie that it’s all about me is to blame for a good portion of it. I loved everything about this book. We’re called to a Jesus centred lifestyle but we’ve missed that mark. This book needs to be in every church.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc

Friday, December 29, 2017

Fierce hearted

Fierce hearted, by Holley Gerth. I love Holly Gerth books! I have a number of them already. She is so real and gets the real struggles we face. She has real advice, not the Christian go to answers! I love everything that she’s written so far including this book! She’s such a wonderful advocate for the Christian woman. Bringing wholeness and freedom! This book is all about embracing who God made us to be, knowing who we are through what God says about us. She is such an encouragement to me and I love all the books she’s written. So good!!


Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

All she left behind

all she left behind, Jane Kirkpatrick. I love historical fiction, this book retelling the stories of people who came before us and their hardships and realities are my favourite genre. It’s not the “all lived happily ever after” kind of fiction. It’s real. It’s depicts real struggles, real tragedies, we get a glimps back in time to how ppl lived and their hardships. After an accident Jennie is a single mother with a desire to become a doctor. Both of which are frowned on. Yet she has a vast knowledge and a kind heart longing to help others. We get the privilege of following her as she cares, heals, and lives. An amazing book that I’m sure all will love!

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These healing hills

These healing hills, by Ann H. Gabhart. I love Ann Gabharts books. I’m always so thrilled when I get a book by her. They are always so so so good! She truly is a gifted author! I also love a good historical fiction book. This had it. It really is the best of all worlds. Francine after some heartache leaves home to train to become a midwife in the Appalachian mountains. She crosses pathed with Ben who’s just returned from years spent at war and a love blossoms! Back home Francine’s family wants her to return, yet she’s found a place to fit in with the people where she is!


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