Friday, January 29, 2016

A Story of Love, Faith, and Discovery in Anne of Green Gables My Daughter and Me by Lorilee Cracker

Anne of Green Gables My Daughter and Me by Lorilee Cracker is a funny, emotional story of love, faith, discovery, and forgiveness all by weaving  the stories of being an orphan,  it is the story of the  author, her daughter and how their stories were the same as  Anne of Green Gables in so many ways.

If you are, or know someone who has been adopted you will want to read this book for sure. The author takes you on the ride through life of the highs and lows while explaining the emotions one feels on being orphaned and adopted.  It is a wonderful book that gives the reader insight in an unique way of all the feelings that happen when a child has been orphaned, adopted and how to move on. It is also about a journey to finding oneself and where they fit into God's plan and life. If you ever have felt like you weren't good enough or felt like you were on the outside looking in then read this book and see how the author found her way through these same feelings.

It is a good book and even though I never read Anne of Green Gables, I know I must be one of the only people that hasn't, I still loved all the parallels the author shows you in her own story and her daughters. I found that at times the book moved slow but it is well worth hanging in there and moving past those slow spots. I think it is a story that needed to be told and the book is well worth your time to read.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Faith Courage Overcoming A Good Study in Brave Enough by Nicole Unice

Brave Enough by Nicole Unice is a great resource and reminder that with Jesus we can find the courage to face whatever comes.

This book is a fast read but one you will read and want to absorb and put into practice. It explains that our courage to overcome fear and our failures is only through a relationship with Christ. It is worth taking time to read and study this book to help you to find your courage.

Well written and such good information. Have a pen ready you will want to make notes but the author also has thought provoking questions to answer also. This would be a wonderful book to use in a women's small group at church.

One of my favorite statements was, " Jesus gives energy where we lack it and strength where we are knee-knockingly weak." Pg 12
Another is, " Acknowledging that we need grace is admitting that we have weaknesses we can't fix." Pg 56 and " Many of us are settling for good enough when God is looking for brave enough." Pg 57

This is a book that helps us look to God and not let fear rule us while giving us steps that will help us let go of those fears and let us be what God wants us to be.

This is a great book to read and reread.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Big Hit In This Fun Roller Coaster Ride Romantic Book In Good Company by Jen Turano

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In Good Company by Jen Turano is one of the best Christian Romances I have read in awhile. I laughed and cried and fell in love with Millie the Nanny and the kids. This was such a fun, wonderful emotional story of love, faith, and growth into a better person. I can not say enough about how good this book was.

Millie is a Nanny that has a way of getting into mischief because she loves and enjoys the children she is caring for. Against the high society standards she let's the children be just that children having fun which is not acceptable. Everett has just become guardian to three mischievous and unhappy children when their parents died and as a last resort and out of desperation he hires Millie to be their Nanny. The children have met their match in Millie and so has Everett.

If you are a fan of a fun historical romance that includes a little bit of mystery and that draws you into the roller coaster ride of emotions then you will love this book as much as I do.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Intense Edge of your Seat Mystery in Moonlight Can Be Murder

Wow is the only thing I can think to say about this great book Moonlight Can Be Murder A Ned McNeil Mystery by Blanche Day Manos. I loved this book and I can not wait until the next one comes out.

Nettie McNeil gets a letter from her Uncle Javin after he gets out of prison that he wants her to come to her home town of Ednalee, OK because he needs to see her and strange things are happening. She goes and when she gets there she was looking forward to seeing him again but was terribly surprised when she finds him shot and dying. Now she is thrown into a murder and has to find out who killed her Uncle and why before she is next.

Nettie or Ned for short is a very level headed, strong willed and determined woman who is wants answers into what is happening and who murdered her Uncle. As a reader I immediately connected with her and was drawn into the mystery right along with her. I love the old Victorian home and land, it adds a dimension to the mystery and is such a important part of the story.  I could just picture the house and wished to be sitting right there with Ned and her friends in front of the fire  or at the kitchen table helping solve this mystery. I love a good mystery and this one is just that .

This book has so many possibilities and trying to tie all the loose ends up makes for a great puzzle to solved. I really thought I had this one figured out but then found I was only partly right and the why escaped me to the end.

This is an intense and at times emotional mystery. I could not put it down. If you like a good mystery, that keeps you on the edge of your seat and one that is full of possibilities and suspects then do not miss this book.

One of my favorite parts is when Ned sees a white figure head into her carriage house and decides to once and for all figure out what is going " Fear gave way to curiosity and a rising anger that someone or something would trespass and find it necessary to sneak around in the dark instead of coming to my door. "Please Lord, I whispered, "Protect me and help me find out what is going on." pg 148

Anger overcomes fear I can so relate to this.

Don't miss this great, spooky, intense, wonderful book. I highly recommend it.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Good Mystery is found in Death of a Bad Apple 5 Stars

Death of a Bad Apple  A Food Festival Mystery by Penny Pike is a five star read.
I really enjoyed this book. It has all the right elements suspense, romances, a good puzzle and many suspects to choose from.

  Darcy helps her Aunt Abby with her food truck in San Francisco but when Aunt Abby signs them up for an Apple Festival in Apple Valley Darcy is ready for a little fun. Besides the food, vendors, and hay maze Darcy, Aunt Abby, Jake and Dillon find themselves in the middle of a struggle between the GMO company, arson fires and now murder. This festival is proving to be more than they bargained for. Festival, Apples, Fun and Murder, Darcy gets right in the middle of it all  and she ropes the others into helping her solve the mystery of why and who is behind it all and who knows how it will all turn out?

This is one of those books that keeps you guessing. Just when you think you have it all figured out then it changes course and you have to put your thinking cap back on and try to figure it out again. I love a book with a good puzzle that keeps you guessing to the end and this book is just that.

If  you like a good mystery, strong characters and a good plot within a plot, with a little romance thrown in, then you will enjoy this book.

This is the third book in the series and even though I had not read the other two I find that I didn't get lost in this one. I will however be going back to read the other ones now because I am a fan of the series after reading this one. I would recommend this series and book to others. Oh yeah and don't forget there are recipes too, who could ask for more.

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