Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"A Primary Decision"

The road to power and position is fraught with perils, even for a Worthington.
But Sarah does not intend to lose.
Sarah Worthington never expected to become the US attorney general--at least not this early in her career. Plunged into the vicious vetting process, with all sides digging for secrets in her family closet, she steels herself for the path forward. Nothing will deter her from making her mark on the world in the biggest way possible--even if that means prosecuting the current president of the United States.

Yet powerful forces conspire behind the scenes to take the Worthington family down, and the president orders her to close the investigation. Will she comply? Or turn the tables to pursue her ultimate dream--the US presidency? 

My Review:
I have really enjoyed this trilogy of the Worthington family, the timing was especially appropriate with this third book as it was a presidential election year.  The previous two books have focused on Sarah's two brothers and now "A Primary Decision" really focused on Sarah and her niche in the world of politics.  This book, this story, this family, just like our own stories and families are filled with choices, consequences, secrets, and ultimately choosing to do what is right as we choose to live our lives with God really leading us.  The drama and politics behind this is so real and it was easy to read this and have this become like real life that we have been reading and hearing about all over social media.  I highly recommend this series and cannot wait to see what these two authors write next!

*Thanks to the Revell Reads Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*


Selah's mind and life are beginning to fracture. Can she complete the Third Protocol before it's too late?
As Selah and her companions mourn the loss of those who died in the Mountain, they are faced with a new threat. Selah must complete the Third Protocol before she fractures and loses herself completely. All clues lead to the West, but what will they find when they get there? The other side of the mountains holds unknown perils--volcanic ash, dangerous storms, and strange new settlements that could hold the keys to Selah's quest . . . or lead to her destruction.

The clock is ticking and Selah's abilities are growing--along with the list of those out for her blood. Selah must find the strength within herself to keep going and complete the mission for which so many have sacrificed so much.

But have she and her companions pinned their hopes on nothing more than a legend?

My Review:
"Storm" is the third book in Bonnie's series and the saga of Selah's journey.  It is so easy while reading to become lost in Selah's world and really see everything from her perspective.  Bonnie does an incredible job with really telling the story from Selah's perspective and creating the setting.  This is a different genre from what I generally read, but I have thoroughly enjoyed all 3 books and has made me want to read more!  I highly recommend these books be read in order as they pick right up where the other has left off.  I went back and skimmed through the others just to remind myself where Selah was so I would be all set to begin this one.  This is fast-moving and one that you will not want to stop reading once you start!

*Thanks to the Revell Reads Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

Sunday, November 20, 2016

*Save up to 78% on Beachbody products to help you stay strong and healthy during the busy holidays!*

Starting Monday, November 21st save up to 78% on select Beachbody Products!!!!

Here are just a few of the things that are available in the store!  Check out all of the products HERE! Or check out each individual product at the links listed below!  Hurry, these may sell out FAST!!  The sale starts at Noon (PST) on Monday, November 21st and goes through November 29th!

"Fatal Frost"

"Fatal Frost" is the first book in Nancy Mehl's brand-new series, Defenders of Justice and it is a great start to the series! This book introduces the reader to Mercy, whom is a U.S. Marshal and she has been working on tough cases and doing her job to protect others and bring justice to others.  However, Mercy finds herself in danger and as she has been purposely kept in the dark by those protecting her, she is unaware of the extreme danger she is actually in. 

Nancy does a great job with creating characters whom become so real that it is so easy to empathize with them. 
Unfortunately, drugs have been such a big issue in today's society that this book was very realistic as well that it was easy to become part of the story and part of the drama.  This book is a nice mix of romance and suspense and it is fast-paced, so that it was impossible to stop reading once I started!  I am eager to read book #2 when that comes out to see where Nancy takes us!

*Thanks to the Bethany House Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Journal the Word Bible

Book Description from the publisher:

The NIV Journal the Word(TM) Bible allows you to creatively express yourself every day with plenty of room for notes or verse art journaling next to your treasured verses. With unique and sophisticated covers, this single-column edition features thick cream-colored paper with lightly ruled lines in the extra-wide margins, perfect to reflect on God’s Word and enhance your study.
Excellent for a gift or for personal use, it can also be a cherished heirloom to pass on to future generations with your personal writings inside! This exquisitely designed floral cloth over board edition is likely to become a lifelong treasure.
Features of this treasured Bible include: • Lined, wide margins for notes and reflections • Thicker cream paper for enduring note-taking • Full text of the most read, most trusted modern-English Bible – the New International Version (NIV) • Easy-to-read black-letter text • Lays flat in your hand or on your desk • Ribbon marker

My Review:
This Bible is beautiful!  My favorite feature is the cover is a floral cloth lined on the hardcover.  This Bible is the NIV version which is  popular and widely used .  Each page has wide margins for writing and drawing, journaling your thoughts to go alongside verses and passages that are read.  There are no "extras" to this Bible, meaning no maps, no book introductions, and I like that so this really is just the Word and your own thoughts that you journal and add to the Bible, letting this really truly be yours, your thoughts, your Bible, a treasured keepsake to keep and then share and pass along to your children. 

*Thanks to the Booklook Bloggers Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

Friday, November 18, 2016

Encourage your kids to become explorers of faith and life in Champ Thornton's new book

Book info
About the book:

The Radical Book for Kids (New Growth Press, October 2016)

A kid-sized explorer's guide to faith and life

The Radical Book for Kids is a fun-filled explorer's guide to the Bible, church history, and life for boys and girls age 8 and up. Along with examining some of the most exciting realities in the universe, the handbook is vibrantly illustrated and chock-full of fun facts and ideas. Deep truths are communicated to elementary and middle-school aged kids while stimulating their curiosity and sense of adventure within a gospel-centered framework.

This power-packed book is "radical" in more ways than you might think! It is "radical" in the sense of the original meaning of the word, "going to the root or origin." The Radical Book for Kids will take children on a fascinating journey into the ancient roots of the Christian faith. But it's also "radical" in the more modern sense of being revolutionary. Kids read about men and women who learned to trust Jesus and stand for him---displaying radical faith---even when everything seemed against them.

But The Radical Book for Kids is also "radical"---meaning fun or cool---in the eyes of a child. Kids read about ancient weapons (and how to make one), learn about jewels, create pottery, discover ancient languages, use secret codes, locate stars, tell time using the sun, play a board game that's 3,000 years old---and more.

Check out the table of contents, skip around, or read straight through. However a child chooses to explore it, The Radical Book for Kids will open new vistas for their imagination and help to make straight paths for their feet.

Purchase a copy:
About the author:

Champ Thornton grew up in the Carolinas. He is presently an associate pastor at Ogletown Baptist Church in Newark, Delaware. Beginning in 2003, he pastored in South Carolina and later served as director of SOMA, a ministry training school in Columbus, Ohio. Champ is also the author of God's Love: A Bible Storybook, and of Bible curriculum for early and upper elementary-aged children.

My Review:
"The Radical Book for Kids" is a colorful, jam-packed, hardcover book that children will love paging through and picking out various things to read about.  This is a collection of readings and facts that children will want to delve into and learn about.  So many topics are covered including Passover, Martin Luther, star of wonder, just to name a few.  My daughter sat down with this book and flipped through a few pages and then became excited over a few of the pictures and began reading page after page.  The did you know sections were her favorite as she loved to share the facts with the rest of the family and would read aloud little tidbits.  This would make a great coffee table book as children and adults alike will enjoy paging through this. 

To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

skinnytaste: fast and slow

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this cookbook!  This is a must-have for every kitchen!  This book is not only filled with recipes and photos of the recipes, but it has sample menus, tips for planning ahead, tips for stocking your pantry and tips for various ways to cook using your slow cooker, such as dump meals.  The recipes that are included in this meal are either made using the slow cooker or they can be made in under 30 minutes start to finish. 
The variety of recipes and ingredients are also great so this is a book that can be used over and over again and there is a nice mix of meals for your family and best of all they are all good for you!
I have so many post-it tabs sticking out of this book after paging through it and I cannot wait to start trying recipes.  First off I think I will try a chocolate swirl banana bread, who knew that could be made in a slow cooker?!  I highly recommend this cookbook for your cookbook collection!

To read more about cookbook, go here!
To learn about the author, go here!

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