Monday, June 23, 2014

Amazing Read The Proof by Cheryl Colwell

The ProofIf you want an amazing, suspenseful, good read you must pick up and read The Proof by Cheryl Colwell.

I really wasn't sure what to expect when I got this book. I was afraid that it would be a let down to read but boy oh boy was I wrong. Cheryl Colwell knows how to spin a story and make you want to go along with her on that roller coaster ride. She has a way of painting a picture with her words that makes you feel like you could step right into the palazzo or library right along with Gabe and Louis, or the cave when they are looking for the relic.  You feel Gabe's hurt when he has been betrayed by those he thought he could trust as well as Louis' pain when he thinks Gabe has rejected God. One plus to this book is how Cheryl Colwell takes you back to when the relic is first given to the Dolcini ancestor to take back and to protect. It adds an extra depth to the story that makes you understand how important the quest and relic are.This book keeps you intrigued and captivated to the very end and the twists in the plot and then the ending is a surprise and one that you will not see coming. I loved the book and would recommend it to all who love a good thriller and mystery.

That is not all this book is though. Yes it is a mystery thriller but it is also a book of Faith, forgiveness, redemption and love. Gabe is fighting the demons and hate from his past. He has made some really wrong decisions and now self doubt, self loathing and hatred for how his father  abused him and treated him has driven him to Italy and his Grandfather. Gabe finds a Grandfather that loves him but also wants him to help him on the family  quest to find the relic that the family was entrusted to keep safe centuries ago. Gabe gets caught in the middle of this  quest and all the danger that goes with it. He is also taken back when his Grandfather shows him forgiveness and love, he can't really comprehend this until he lets go of his anger and hate. It is also about Gabe's  quest to end his anger, hate and let go of the hurt so he can truly love and accept God's forgiveness and love.

This is definitely a book you won't want to miss reading. I highly recommend it and give it 5 Stars.  People who like a  thriller that involves the Templar's, Dead Knights, the Soci and true Believers in God mixed with a quest, love, Faith and mystery then you have to read this book. One plus to this book is how Cheryl Colwell takes you back to when the relic is first given to the Dolcini ancestor to take back and protect. I adds an extra depth to the story that makes you understand how important the quest and relic are.

If you would like more information on the book or author check out these sites.

I was provided this book by Inspired Fiction Books through for my honest opinion and review.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

A Great Resource and Addition To Your Kitchen The Blender Girl 100 Gluten-free, Vegan Recipes by Tess Masters My Review

 The Blender Girl 100 Gluten-free, Vegan Recipes by Tess Masters is an unique book of delicious recipes for gluten vegan smoothies, snacks, desserts, sauces and meals. It is also a wealth of information of how she began to be the Blender Girl as well as what foods to combine, super foods, and even how to get milk from nuts which was interesting. Tess Masters  book is full of great ideas and recipes for those who want to be healthy or need to eat gluten free.

I found this book to be interesting, unique and easy to follow the recipes. I learned about foods and blending that I didn't know before like how to soak nuts to make them work better in recipes. The recipes are well explained and easy to follow which is to me always a plus. The recipes are healthy, and you can find a recipe that can complete any meal or snack you might want during the day. She also shows you recipes to help with things like Acid Reflux and good Probiotics. This book is really an interesting mix of healthy information, ideas and recipes but don't let that turn you away if you think that is all it is because the recipes are wonderful and healthy. The book has great pictures included to show the end results of the recipe which is great too. A few of the recipes I think I will be trying soon like Rich But Simple Tomato Soup, Papaya Pleasure Blend, Awesome Almond Crackers and Fresh Spring Rolls with Orange-Almond Sauce to name a few.  This book is a must for those wanting to eat healthier or for those who are already eating gluten vegan and healthy. It is a great resource for everyone and a wonderful addition to anybodies cookbook collection.

I have to admit that when I was first looking at the book I didn't think I would be able to find anything that I would like. I have never been very adventurous in what I eat and I figured that it would be hard to make these recipes and that they would be like eating grass. Boy was I wrong on all counts. I will not like all of the recipes, but who ever does, there are enough different recipes that I have found several to try and even some my husband, the picky eater, would like. I would give this book 4.5 Stars because I would have liked to see a few more pictures of doing the recipes but I  would highly recommend it to all.

If you would like more info on the book and author check out these sites:

  • The Blender Girl's Site
  • The Blender Girl's Tour
  • More Info
  • Author Bio

  • Give this book a try and enjoy the wonderful recipes and information I don't think you will be disappointed.

     "I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review."

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    Friday, June 13, 2014

    Powerful, Moving Story of Redemption and Forgiveness The Fight By Luke Wordley My Review

    The Fight by Luke Wordley is one of the most powerful, moving excellent books I have read in awhile.

    Sam is a boy that is full of hate and anger. His father is dead and his mother is an alcoholic. Sam is always getting in fights and his anger is out of control. Jerry is a boxing trainer and he has demons of his own to overcome. When Sam gets into a fight with some skinheads and Robbie rescues him he takes Sam to his gym where he is a boxer and Jerry his trainer. Jerry, is a believer but when he starts training Sam some of his old emotions, anger, and demons come out and his faith his shaken. Sam and Jerry both think they will find what they really wan t through boxing but the peace, contentment and happiness they seek is not in boxing but in God. Will they come to realize this before it is to late for either one of them?

    When I first started to read this book I didn't think I would like it because I know nothing whatsoever about boxing. I just knew it would be a book I would struggle to get through so I could review but boy was I wrong. This book is about so much more than boxing. It is about redemption, forgiveness, finding true peace and love. Sam struggles with his anger and hatred that is turning him into a mean, destructive killer if he doesn't get it under control. His hatred is what drives him and he is never happy. Even though you don't want to, you find your heart going out to him and hoping that he will find a way to control himself and to be happy. Whether you think you would or not you find yourself in Sam's  corner willing him to win over his anger and hatred and to find the peace and love he needs and deserves.

    Jerry finds himself questioning his faith after he loses control of his temper like old times at one of the boxing matches. He questions whether God really changed him or not and struggles again with his anger and depression. He wants to be the top in the boxing world and wants to achieve this through Sam because he thinks he will be happy and his family will be happier and financially secure. He wants to achieve what he couldn't when he was boxing. He thinks fame and fortune will bring peace and happiness. He puts God on a a back burner. You find yourself, or at least I did, identifying with Jerry in letting his past come back to haunt him and slipping by putting other things before God. This book shows the downfall of doing this but also how God waits on us to find our way back to him and how the Holy Spirit speaks to us and helps guide Jerry, and us, back onto the right path.

    I was amazed at all the side stories that added depth to this book like Sam's mothers and her struggle. Her's is a story of desperation and then forgiveness. Also Gloria, Jerry's wife, and her past come into the story to help show God can forgive anything which is what Sam's mother needed to know.

    I will now admit that I am so glad I didn't pass this book up thinking it was a guy's book because of the boxing theme. Yes it is about boxing, yes it is a great book to give to the men in your life and yes every woman should not pass it up because it is a beautiful story of redemption, forgiveness, love and finding yourself, along with true peace, happiness and God's unconditional love.

    I loved the book and hope that you will give it a shot, you will be glad you did. Make sure you have time to read it because you might not want to put it down and also have Kleenex close by. Another plus to the book is the discussion questions at the end that would be great for book clubs, small groups or families.

    If you would like to learn more about the book and author check out

    I was given this book for free from Tyndale Publishing for my true and honest review

    Friday, June 6, 2014

    My Review Good, Clean, Murder by Traci Tyne Hilton A Christian Cozy Mystery

    Good Clean Murder The Plain Jane Mysteries bk 1 by Traci Tyne Hilton is a fun read. Jane is in school to be a missionary and working at cleaning houses to stay in school and to live. She didn't want to take anything from her parents and wanted to make it on her own but trouble with a roommate, finding two of her clients dead, and being evicted and lets not forget the good looking teacher that she likes adds up to real trouble for Jane.  She needs to solve all this and fast.

    When I first started reading this book I wasn't sure I would like it but as I went I found that I enjoyed reading it. I think that if you are expecting an Agatha Christie or a Kathy Reichs then you will be disappointed but if you want a good mystery with a few twists, enough suspects to make you guess, a surprise ending, and some romance then you will enjoy this book. I think if I would add anything to it maybe I would have Jane  doing more investigating the murders than she does but all in all it is a good book. This is a Christian Cozy but I think anyone would enjoy reading it. Jane has some of the same problems that we all at times have faced with, finances, uncertainty of our future and questions of how to solve them all. This makes you connect a little more with her.

    All in all I think this was a good, fun fast read and I will read the next one in the series.

    If you want more info on the author or her books you can check out

    Next up

    The Silent Ghost (Novella) (Ghost of Granny Apples) by Sue Ann Jaffarian



    Monday, June 2, 2014

    5 Stars for Engaged in Murder A Perfect Proposals Mystery by Nancy J Parra

    Engaged in Murder (Perfect Proposals #1)

    Engaged in Murder A Perfect Proposals Mystery Book 1 by Nancy J Parra is a great fun read. What does a recently unemployed event planner do, she plans the perfect setting for her sisters fiancĂ© Warren to propose. She wants everything perfect for her sister Felicity and Warren makes arrangements to use a plane for the proposal, Pepper is excited to decorate the plane and make it just the way her sister Felicity always dreamed her proposal would be. Everything is going great until Pepper stumbles upon a man, who she thinks is passed out, in the women's bathroom. Things are not always what they seem. Pepper needs to solve the mystery, save her sisters day, and get her business started. I really enjoyed this book and think it will be another great series from author  Nancy J Parra.

    Pepper is a resourceful, creative woman who has a knack for finding trouble. She is strong, inquisitive, and independent which makes her just right for being an event planner and for doing her own detective work into this mystery. I like the dynamic between Pepper and her sister as well as her and her parents. I love how they could all be one of us. You really can relate to Pepper and her family. I enjoyed her creations for the different engagement parties and Nancy J Parra describes these parties in a way that makes you be able to imagine stepping into the party yourselves.  There is more to the story than just a mystery I believe. There is the hope of love, romance, but also it is Pepper learning to grow into her own person and becoming a force in her love life, her family, and her business. This is an unique book just by Pepper being an event planner but add to that murder, mystery and love and it mixes into a unique great read. I propose you engage in reading this book and be prepared to be swept away in the mystery and the creativity of Pepper. I loved this book and will look forward to the next one in the series.

    Remember the book release day is tomorrow June 3, 2014 so be sure to pick up your copy and enjoy.

    If you want more information on this book and the author go to her website at

    I was given this ARC by the author and publisher in exchange for my honest review and opinion of this book.

    Next I will be reviewing

    Good, Clean, Murder (The Plain Jane Mysteries, #1)

    Good, Clean, Murder (The Plain Jane Mysteries #1)  by Traci Tyne Hilton