Sunday, May 24, 2015

5 Star Mystery in The Cemetery Club

The Cemetery Club (Darcy and Flora Cozy Mystery) by Blanche Day Manos & Barbara Burgess is a great cozy mystery that mixes faith, mystery and family along with suspense that leaves you on the edge of your seat and wanting more.

Darcy has come home to her mother’s after the death of her husband. When her mother Flora along with Darcy find the body of Flora’s good friend Ben at the cemetery then things get really interesting  and dangerous for Darcy and Flora. Can they find out why and who killed Ben before more people are killed or the killer succeeds in killing them?

Darcy and Flora remind me of my daughter and me. We have a special bond and it seems we can always find ways to make things interesting. I think I could feel right at home sitting in their kitchen sharing stories while drinking coffee. That is part of the charm of this book, being able to feel like you know them and could be right in the middle of this mystery helping them solve it as well as getting in trouble right along with them. I like that the book keeps you guessing. It is one of those books that you don’t want to put down but then when you get to the end you wish there was more. It has just the right mix of suspense, faith and family. I give this book 5 stars and would highly recommend it to others.

I think one of my favorite quotes from the book is, pg. 38 “Trust God, Darcy. He knows the end from the beginning.” This is a very comforting thought. And then another favorite was “To her way of thinking, in all times of stress, coffee helped.” Pg. 48. I so agree!

I loved this book. I think that anyone who likes a good mystery, with twists and turns will want to read this book. I can’t wait to read the other two in the series.

If you want to learn more about this book and series you can go to Blanche Day Manos website at

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Friday, May 1, 2015

When Mountains Won't Move by Jacob Hawk A Good Book For Those Struggling

When Mountains Won't Move How To Survive A Struggling Faith by Jacob Hawk is a wonderful learning and helping tool for any one's library.

If you know someone or if you are struggling yourself this book is great to help you work through those struggles. Jacob Hawk has broken down into chapters why we question our faith and how to keep from giving up on our faith. It is a great reference to have to read when struggles come your way to help you remember how God loves you and is there to help you through those struggles,.
It is in easy to understand and read format so that anyone no matter how new or old in their faith in God can read and be helped by this book. It has questions at the end of each chapter to help you review and work through what the chapter has shown you. This would be a good book for a small group to use also.

One of my favorite parts was on page 24 when Jacob tells us that to move past our weakness we must first acknowledge and embrace our weakness. " Embracing weakness makes mountains move." Also " To embrace weakness, we must admit when we're weak." Boy he is telling us that it is okay to have weakness in fact to know we do and to admit it is how we mend and move on. Wow!

This is a great addition to your library and a good book to read again and again. It is also a book to share with those you see and know that are facing struggles to help them move their mountains too.

I would recommend this book to others. You can purchase this book from:

The publisher Start2Finish has provided me a copy of this book through bookcase for my honest opinion and review.

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