Saturday, June 29, 2013

Claudia by Diana Wallis Taylor- Loved This Book!

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At a time of great unrest and challenges a light brings much peace.

Claudia, when at a young age, is unwillingly subjected to much upheaval. She meets Lucius Pontius Pilate at the request of the one who is in charge of her wellbeing and marries him. As they tenderly learn to adjust to each other can their future be certain?

A chronicle of the lives of Lucius and Claudia are encapulated perfectly offering Faith, Action, Tenderness, Romance and Strife that will guarantee to captivate readers putting them into first century history! Impossible to put down, this book has it all, complete with vividly portrayed biblical characters, authentic and believable scenery, progressive plot and a book that contains absolutely no dull or dragging parts. If you love historical biblical fiction this book is for you and is my favorite to date of all of the authors books! Extremely well written and one that I will highly recommend to others! 5 Stars!!! I received a complimentary copy from Revell Publishing for this blog tour for my review.

Diana Wallis Taylor

Diana Wallis Taylor

Diana Wallis Taylor is the author of the novels Journey to the Well, Martha, and Mary Magdalene and lives in California. Find out more at

Friday, June 21, 2013

Secrets to a Happy Life by Bill Giovannetti- Worthwhile Read!

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Enrich your life with Secrets to a Happy Life! This book is full with eleven helpful chapters ie: Trust, Identity, Wisdom among others. Subchapters include: God doesn't forget, Complaint free waiting, A person of destiny, Baggage and so many more useful suggestions and tips that can be applied to the readers life. Also included are self help questions for reflection and discussion. Taken from the story of Joseph this book ties his life with our own. A true keeper book that can be read and contemplated in a long session or split between many sessions. I gained knowledge of many ways of retaining a happy  disposition to myself and others. Well researched and written I will recommend this easy and fun to read book! I received a complimentary copy for this blog tour for my review.
Bill Giovannetti

Touching Heaven by Leanne Hadley- Excellent

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This book contains twelve true stories of children facing slim odds at life, highlighting their remarkable bravery and unwavering faith. Very enlightening, and one that will tear at your heart and will bring a sense of hightened spirituality to the readers life as a journey of reading each story. A work of excellent writing and description I felt as if I connected with each child. Well written and hard to put down book that although I felt sad when reading I also felt joy from their journey of acceptance. I will recommend this spiritually filled read to others. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishers for this blog tour for my review.
Leanne Hadley

Leanne Hadley

Leanne Hadley is minister to children and families at the First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. President and founder of First Steps Spirituality Center, a nonprofit that provides hurting children with spiritual support, Hadley also served as a chaplain at a children's hospital in Ohio.

Slow Moon Rising by Eva Marie Everson- Realistic Fiction

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Does one really know the implications that secrets possess?

Ross Claybourne, widower has four daughters Kimberly, Jayme-Leigh, Heather and Ami. His fate is approached with great thought and reasoning.
Anise Kelly, owner of Calla Lilly, a floral shoppe specializing in the creation of equisite floral designs, is in search of that which holds no barrier, but what she finds is something quite different indeed.

When a secret arises from the dusty memories the family is shaken. Will they surpass the challenges or succumb to its reality?

A novel of faith, secrets, family, strength, and unquestionable love Slow Moon Rising shines with personable characters, believeable dialogue, and realistic scenery. Although it did not hold my attention throughout as the previous two books in the series I did enjoy this one as well. I was challenged in my faith by this inspiring fiction novel and will recommend it to others. I received a complimentary copy from Revell Publishers for this blog tour for my review.

Eva Marie Everson

Eva Marie Everson

Eva Marie Everson is a successful speaker and the award-winning author of Things Left Unspoken, This Fine Life, and Chasing Sunsets. She is coauthor of the Potluck Club books and the Potluck Catering Club series. She lives in Florida.

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Season of Mysteries by Rusty Whitener- My Review

In the summer of 1976 Richard and his close friends experience life in a way that no one has been able to forget. Discussions and discoveries pertaining to the unknown and supernatural surface leaving mystery at the forefront. Richard, at a mid point in his life, find his thoughts and reminiscing carry him back to his youth, of baseball, boy scouts, friendship, faith and fun.

A coming of age story where forces of darkness and evil are introduced. This book was a strange yet creative read that reintroduced the characters from A Season of Miracles and adds an element of more imagination. This could possibly be a stand alone novel although it is the second book in a series. Character development was excellent and scenery was highly descriptive. At times however, the storyline drug in several places and the plot shifted slightly. I found the overall message inspiring and faith challenging. I received a complimentary copy from Kregel Publications for this blog tour for my review.