Sunday, May 26, 2013

Invisible by Ginny L Yttrup- Heartfelt and Original!

In the struggle with insecurity fear feeds doubt.

Ellyn, restaurant owner who often hides her emotions behind her physique. She feels inadequate to her counterparts and cannot bring herself to acceptance.

Twila, a prisoner to the complications of food longs to fill her heart with something to take the hurt away.

Sabina looks for healing from confining darkness.

All three struggle with inevitable emotion and inner turmoil. Can each find that which seems unreachable or will fear confine the heart?

Self Doubt, Regret, Love and Acceptance pepper a novel written in first person for each character portrayed and in each chapter progress. With easy to connect with characters and realistic scenery this faith challenging read has it all. A book for readers who are searching for a different kind of read. I was entertained and will recommend this book to others. Thanks to B&H Publishing Group and Win Books Weekly for the review copy for my review.

A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund- Fantastic!

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Far from Germany soil Annalisa Werner, her husband Hans and daughter Gretchen settle in America. When Hans is found dead it is decided that Annalisa must have a new husband. Her land is of great value to others and there are some who would go to great lengths to obtain it.

Disguised, on a mission and looking for an escape Carl refuses to marry a girl without love.

Uri takes care of that which is entrusted to him and is wary of anything and anyone.

At a time when nobility captures the heart of its readers, bringing with it a story that has many charming elements. Romance, faith, hope, hardship and love come together promising an extremely hard to put down read that captured my attention from the beginning and held it until the end. Twists that were unexpected glazed the progressive storyline, dialogue was easy to follow, characters were well developed and very likeable, I really connected with Carl's character whom was down to earth, and scenery was authentic. I was entertained by this well written and faith challenging book and will recommend A Noble Groom to others! I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishers for my review.

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Artist's Daughter by Alexandra Kuykendall- Enjoyable!

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On travel with her mother and anxious to finally meet her father in Barcelona she anticipated the perfect image but instead encountered someone far different.
Childhood, spirituality, youth, marriage and family is strong within these pages. With her heart exposed the struggles, experiences, joys, thoughts, expectations and disappointments defined her. Her fascinating story in her own words captured my heart and I felt as if I knew her like a friend by the end of the book. Her life as a mother, daughter, wife and sister is written with honesty and grace. I was glued to the pages as I dove in to read her memoir. I heartily recommend this book to others as it has touched my life. I enjoyed and was entertained by this hard to put down book that I will recommend to others. 4 Stars! I received a complimentary copy from Revell Publishing for this blog tour for my review.

Alexandra Kuykendall

Alexandra Kuykendall

Alexandra Kuykendall lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband Derek and their four daughters. She is on staff at MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers) where she is a regular contributor and consulting editor to various publications and a frequent speaker for the organization. While she spends most days buckling and unbuckling car seats and trying to find a better solution to the laundry dilemma, she manages to snatch minutes here and there to write about the quest for purpose in it all

When Love Calls by Lorna Seilstad- A Great Book!

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At times, a mystery can form a common bond.

Hannah is looking for a new job adventure to call home. After reading an ad for a switchboard operator she decided that perhaps this would become a perfect fit for her and a way to provide for her and her sisters, Tessa and Charlotte. When she meets an attorney who was hired to assist with monetary affairs an unrecognizable spark captures the attention between the two. Is patience enough to ignite the chemistry? While dreams are hung on a limb what will become of the sisters?

Offering a perfect mix of fun, humor, history and romance When Love Calls shines. I was drawn into the storyline from the beginning and connected right away with these well formed, personable and spunky characters. Life walking into a history book the scenery was reminiscent of the period and the dialogue fitting, charming and easy to follow. The book has no dull or dragging parts and is a read that historical fiction lovers will enjoy and savor. I was entertained by this inspirational and spiritually challenged novel and will recommend it to others. Well written! 5 Stars! I received a complimentary copy from Revell Publishers for this blog tour for my review.

Lorna Seilstad

Lorna Seilstad

A history buff, antique collector, and freelance graphic designer, Lorna Seilstad is the author of Making Waves, A Great Catch, and The Ride of Her Life. A former high school English and journalism teacher, she has won several online writing contests and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Lorna lives in Council Bluffs, Iowa, with her husband. Find out more at

It is Finished by David Wilkerson- Well Worth The Read!

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This informative book instructs a reader on taking up your personal cross tained in this useful volume.
to follow Jesus. Sections such as Abolishing your fears, What are strongholds, Lessons from the depths, From conviction to comfort are but a few of the many that will equip the believer with the knowledge to be able to resist Satan's lies, traps and strongholds. Many bible passages along with meaning and explanation, along with discussion questions and life stories pertaining to the chapters are contained in this useful volume.

When I picked up It is Finished I eagerly dove into the content. I learned much from this well written, researched and explained in detail book. This will be a go to read from time to time when questions I or someone I know has because I know that the dependable answers lie within. 4 Stars! I received a complimentary copy from Chosen Books for my review.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

When A Secret Kills by Lynette Eason- Suspenseful!

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Jillian witnesses a murder ten years ago and is in danger. Someone is watching and waiting for justice. Every move she makes is being clocked as time runs short.
Colton Brady looking for answers from Jillian after ten years concerning his family searches hard to discover the truth. What he finds is something far greater indeed.

Hold onto your chair as you dive into this climactic book! Suspense, action, secrets laced with romance, offering numerous twists, turns and high action that will dramatize this impossible to put down explosive read. Although it is part of a series it can be read as a stand alone novel and will satisfy either way. Will be enjoyed by men and women alike. Progressive interactive and engaging plot, easy to follow dialogue and realistic scenery come together to offer a book with no broken or dull parts. I was entertained by this faith challenging read and will recommend it to others. 5 Stars! I received a complimentary copy from Revell Publishing for this blog tour for my review.

Lynette Eason

Lynette Eason

Lynette Eason is the author of several romantic suspense novels, including Too Close to Home, Don't Look Back, A Killer Among Us, and When the Smoke Clears. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. A homeschooling mother of two, she has a master's degree in education from Converse College. She lives in South Carolina.

Though My Heart Is Torn by Joanne Bischof- I Loved This Book!

Though My Heart Is Torn

Does the implication of choice really have consequences?

Gideon O'Reilly, wife Lonnie and baby Jacob set off on travel to visit Lonnie's ailing mother. It was then that it was discovered that Gideon actually had two wives. In the inkling of thought he is torn between love and duty, yet he cherishes the quiet peacefulness of a spare moment afforded to him. Can hope mend that which broken, and can that truly be enough?

Sacrifice, Heartbreak, Love, Faithfulness, Forgiveness along with plot twists bring readers into the lives of some unforgettable and realistically well balanced characters. I loved this touching, well crafted story that quickly became impossible to put down. I enjoyed the
first novel in the series "Be Still My Soul", but "Though My Heart Is Torn" was phenomenal, and one that promises a storyline that has absolutely no broken or dull parts, dialogue that is easy to follow, and realistic scenery, this one captured my heart and attention. I definately look forward to catching back up with the O'Reilly's in the next in the series. This book can be read as a stand alone novel, however, it does start where the last one left off. I found the overall message inspiring and will definately recommend this faith challenging entertaining book to others. 5 Stars! I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Company for this review.

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