Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fun Devotional and Coloring Book

Be Bold A Coloring Devotional by Ellen Elliott is a fun way to spend time in the Word. This book is full of insightful devotions and wonderful coloring pages to go with the theme of the devotion and verses.
I think young and old alike will enjoy spending time with this book. One of my favorite devotions was Practice Gratitude. It reminds to be thankful in all circumstances. The coloring page that accompanies it is upbeat and can be mad colorful and cheerful. There are so many I liked I could just about name them all as my favorite. One aspect I liked was that at the back of the book you had pages to make notes a d doodle if you like.
I think this would be a welcome addition to your library and would be a great gift too.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Must Read New Book and Series Elementary She Read by Vicki Delany

Elementary, She Read: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery by [Delany, Vicki]

Elementary She Read  A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery by Vicki Delany is a wonderful beginning to a new series. I totally enjoyed this book. As a big Sherlock Holmes fan I was skeptical whether or not I would like this book but was pleasantly surprised how good it was.

Gemma Doyle runs the Sherlock Book Shop and Emporium in West London on Cape Cod 222 Baker Street (don't you just love the address) and her friend Jayne is part owner with her in Mrs. Hudson's Tea Shop. When a woman hides what might be a priceless magazine with Sherlock's first story in it the fun begins. When Gemma finds it and talks Jayne into going with her to talk to the woman they find her dead and the mystery is on. Can Gemma find the killer and clear her name before she becomes a victim or be arrested by the cranky Det. Estrada or her ex boyfriend Det. Ryan Ashburton has to arrest her for the murder?

This is a fantastic, exceptional cozy mystery. Gemma is smart, intuitive, clever, very observant and a very motivated woman who sometimes gets in over her head because of all these characteristics. Jayne is level headed, smart, very honest and a good friend. Gemma is the Sherlock to Jaynes Dr Watson. The whole time I read this I kept thinking Gemma is so much like Sherlock and Jayne Dr. Watson and it made it fun. The mystery is unique and I love the way that the book keeps weaving in facts about Sherlock and the items that collectors look for as well as the obsession people have with all things Sherlock still. The murders, the mystery of the magazine, and just the shop itself makes up a very interesting book. There are so many ways this mystery could resolve and yet just when you think you have it figured out a wrench, so to speak, is thrown into the cog of your reasoning. I like a book that you can't figure out who the culprit is right off the bat, but that when it is ended you are surprised yet delighted at the outcome. This book is just that.

Besides the wonderful setting of Cape Cod,  the teashop and bookstore the characters combine to make this an excellent  book. I think Gemma could be someone I would love to hang out with. She is so observant, that sometimes it really gets her into trouble. She says in the book, "I'm so clever I chased  away the man who loved me, and my best friend's starting to find me exasperating to be around." Her character and all her quirkiness  is what really helps this to be an exceptional book. Jayne is just naive and honest enough that her and Gemma are opposites yet they make up a good combination and team. This just makes the book flow.What would a book be without a cantankerous policeman to be out to get Gemma and  Det. Estrada fits the bill. She is someone you love to hate and makes for a perfect nemesis for Gemma.  I can see them butt heads in the books to come. Det Ryan Ashburton the long lost love of Gemma adds an extra dimension to the mystery and book. I am hoping that they will pursue a new relationship in books to come too.

So in recap, you have a great mystery,  a unique awesome setting, romance, many suspects and a quirky reason for murder and a surprise ending. It adds up to a book you can't  put down.

This is going to be a new favorite series for me and I can not wait for the next one to come out. If you read only one new series this year I hope you read this book and series, I don't think you will be disappointed.

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Friday, December 30, 2016

5 Stars for Searching The Scriptures Find The Nourishment Your Soul Needs by Charles R Swindoll

Searching the Scriptures Find The Nourishment Your Soul Needs by Charles R Swindoll gives you the ingredients and recipe for getting more from your Bible.

If you ever struggled with studying the Bible not knowing how to start or how to apply what you read then this book is for you.

I loved this book. Charles R Swindoll has provided, with this book, a way to really study and apply the scriptures. He explains that  just like us planning to nourish our bodies we need to nourish our spiritual bodies through studying the Bible. This book explains how to get started and how to get to the meat of the scriptures. The author helps you  apply what you are learning with exercises for you to do also.  I am planning on going through this book as I start my study in 2017 again of the Bible and I know that from the knowledge I have acquired in this book I will really reap the benefits of my study.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to do more than just read the Bible. It is a book for those who want to study, learn, apply what they learn and grow in their walk with God.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Excellent Study Book on the Bible and Connecting with God

 The Touchpoint Connecting With God Through The Bible by Bob Santos is an excellent study book to help you embrace the Bible and to learn more about God. It  explains that the Bible is much more than a rules book but it is a way that you can know God more intimately and to have a better relationship with Him by understanding Him better. One of my favorite chapters was on Old Testament Prophecy.

You know at times we all have struggled with reading and studying the Bible but this book helps us realize the Bible is more than just a rules book and history book.  Bob Santos shows us it is our way to a better relationship with God. Just like we need to communicate with each other we need to be in touch with God and the Bible is our way to do that.
The author statement " The more I understand about the Bible, the more I appreciate its beauty, unity, and yes, even complexity." And also "Although once a skeptic, I now believe, along with a multitude of others, that the Bible is the most amazing book ever written." Pg 19 are so true and in reading this book he shows us the truth in these statements. His chapter on Cracking the Book was exceptional because goes through our excuses for why we don't read and study the Bible. He also gives tips on studying. In the chapter wrap up he says, "What we get out of the Bible depends on the effort we put into mining it's truths."pg222
I highly recommend this book, it is well worth reading.

If you want to get more out of your Bible study, learn more about God and form a more personal relationship with God then this book will help. This would be a good small group book to study.

I will be reading this book again.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Reservations For Two by Hillary Manton Lodge Pure Delight 5 Stars

Reservations For Two by Hillary Manton Lodge is the wonderful sequel to A Table By The Window.
This book is just as delightful as the first one and a must read.

This book starts off where the first one left us but can be read as a stand alone with no problem. Juliette finds herself in a relationship with Neil, trying to get a restaurant running all the while finding out more of the family secrets and helping her Mom who is ill. Can she juggle it all, what secrets do the past hold and where does Neil fit it?

I find this book to be fun, fascinating and true to life, in that how life has twists and turns and secrets from our past, but that is what makes US. This author has a way she takes on a ride that reveals how wonderful family, but also how mysterious our family past can be and  all the while wrapping it up in a wonderful book of family, faith, intrigue and love. If you like a good, enjoyable, book and are a fan of books that have faith, love, romance, food, family history and a good plot with wonderful characters you won't want to miss this book or series. I highly recommend it and I don't think you will be disappointed. I loved this book. I am really looking forward to reading the next book.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

5 Stars for Incubation by Laura DiSilverio A Fantastic Fantasy Read

I reread this book before starting book 2 in the trilogy and I loved it just as much as the first time. Here is my review.

Incubation book 1 in the Incubation Trilogy by Laura DiSilverio is a futuristic dystopian fantasy book that is believable and hard to put down. It keeps you in suspense and on the edge of your seat as you run with Jax, Wyck and Halla to escape with them from the Kube. It is a fast moving and suspenseful read and whether you are a young adult or an adult you will enjoy this read.

The world is not the same since the great epidemic. Children are taken from their famly and made to live in a Kube and taught what the Pragmatists, who are the powers to be, want them to learn to go into careers they chose for them. They have no choices but what is chosen for them. This is where the story gets interesting because Jax doesn't know who her parents are and she desperately wants to. Wyck doesn't want to be made to be in the military and Halla is pregnant with her boyfriends baby and doesn't want her child taken from her since they didn't have permission to have a child. This is what leads up to the three of them running from the Kube. Will Jax, Wyck and Halla survive? Will they achieve what they set out to achieve? What kind of trouble is waiting for them? These and other questions is what this book will explore and take you on their journey to survive and get away.

This is a fast paced, futuristic and believable book about a dystopian society. It keeps you guessing and rooting for Jax, Wyck and Halla.  It is a nail bitter at times and emotional at other times. It is a very good read for adults and young adults. If you like sci-fi futuristic books you will want to read this book and series. I highly recommend it. If you were a big fan of Hunger Games then I think you will be a fan of this one too. I  can't wait to read the next two books.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Wonderful Intriguing Journey

The Hidden Treasure Of Dutch Buffalo Creek by Jackson Badgenoone is a wild interesting adventure that you get caught up in while feeling like you are learning with James. It is a fantastic read. It not only explores different experiences of history but also is a learning and growing experience in faith.

I highly recommend this book.  It makes you stop and think and is written in a very unique way.

One of my favorite parts is when it is telling how Father Tom tells about the importance of a name " He made a strong point: Whenever God calls someone, He calls them by name." Wow it was a pivotal important message for Mimi but also for me when I think about how God called me by name.

This is a good book that would be wonderful for a book club or small group discussion.

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