Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Book Review - "The Accidental Bride"

I know that I, like many other Denise Hunter fans, have been waiting anxiously for another book to be released! "The Accidental Bride" is book two in A Big Sky Romance series and is just as good if not better than book one!

Shay struggles day at day with just keeping her ranch and home as money is tight. She has no idea that when she agrees to play a bride in the Founders Day celebration that her life is going to be completely changed and she will now be trying to keep her heart intact as well! Travis was her high school sweetheart and Shay finds herself face to face with him at the end of the aisle and in the midst of confusion and a mistake Shay and Travis find themselves legally married! Is it worth saving her ranch if she loses her heart?

Denise Hunter has not disappointed in any way with this new book! It was impossible to stop reading and I fell in love with the characters and became immersed in their lives. Shay, Travis and Olivia are all such real characters and a family who you would love to have as neighbors. This is a must read for Hunter fans and one to add to your collection!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review*

Friday, December 9, 2011

Check this out!!!! "The Christmas Singing"

I posted a review of Cindy Woodsmall's latest book, "The Christmas Singing" earlier this book. If you are still looking for a wonderful gift for an Amish fiction reader, then I would highly recommend this book!

Check out this video about this Christmas treasure:

Here you can read an excerpt:

AND to help you save money order the book from and save 30% plus free shipping by using the coupon code: CHRISTMAS11, but this coupon expires on December 20th so don't wait too long!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Book Review - "Smitten"

Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, and Diann Hunt, four wonderful authors, have joined together to write a great collection of stories in "Smitten." Each of the four authors write a novella and each novella is about a different woman, yet they are all connected!

Smitten, Vermont is a town that is kept afloat by the lumber mill that hires so many people living in the town. Julia, Natalie, Shelby and Reese, four friends, devise a plan to "save" their town when the lumber mill is closing. They do not want their town to "close" or die along with the lumber mill. The four friends decide that their town, Smitten, is the perfect romantic getaway spot and begin to work on this idea and saving the town. Not everyone is thrilled with the idea, including the men in the town and yet some of the men join them on the project as well. Not only are these women promoting the town as a romantic spot for tourists, but they find that it may be a romantic spot for them as well.

I really enjoyed this book - all four stories! Each author writes from a different woman's perspective and shares her story, yet they are all joined together to create a great story! There is humor interspersed and the misunderstandings and love make for a great read! A great light-hearted read!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

Monday, December 5, 2011

Book Review - "The Christmas Singing"

I am a huge fan of anything Christmas and I love Amish stories as well, so I was so excited to be able to read Cindy Woodsmall's new book, "The Christmas Singing." This is a quick read and a beautiful hardcover edition! I love the scene on the front of the book - so perfect for this time of year!

Mattie had her heart broken years earlier on Christmas Eve and now she must face this rejection and decide how to handle this hurt. Gideon wanted to protect Mattie, but ended up hurting her anyways and now he knows that the truth is the best and only way to handle things. During the three years since their broken engagement Mattie has moved on physically to a new town and also emotionally as she has a new beau. Circumstances bring Mattie back home and back in contact with Gideon, has Mattie really moved on to far or is the love still there between the two?

This is a well-written story that will enjoyed every year at Christmas time! Mattie and Gideon are both such lovable characters and I found myself rooting for them from the very beginning of the story. This is a great story as well for each of us on forgiveness, trust and telling the truth. A must read for Amish fiction fans!

* I received a complimentary copy of this book from Waterbrook Press in exchange for a honest review. *

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Review - "The Names of God Bible"

"The Names of God Bible" is a wonderful edition of the Bible for anyone who wants to study the Bible more in depth. This is a nice hardcover Bible edited by Ann Spangler who is the author of "Praying the Names of God." I have not ever had a Bible that is a God's Word translation, so it is a little different at first, but it is very easy to understand. There are so many different names of God and names that are used in reference to God. This Bible goes into great detail about the various names of God giving the reader a deeper understanding of God and who He is. Each book of this Bible begins with a description of the book and also which names of God are found in that book. I found these introductions to be very interesting and a great perk to this Bible! There are also reading plans included at the end of the Bible which is a useful tool for those wanting to stick to a consistent reading schedule. I would recommend this for a new Christian or for anyone who wants to get to know God on a deeper level.

Friday, December 2, 2011

GIVEAWAY!!!! "My Favorite Bible"

This could be yours! Are you still trying to find a gift for a child? Or would like something to read with your child each night? Leave me a comment and this could be yours shipped directly to you from Revell Publishing Company! I will choose a winner on Monday, December 5th! I will notify the winner and get a mailing address which will be given to Revell and the Bible will be sent to the winner! Good luck!

The publishers say:

With the vibrant illustrations and engaging text in this Bible storybook, you can enjoy sharing the best-loved stories of the Bible with the children in your life and encourage a life-long love for the Word of God. My Favorite Bible is a book of exciting Bible stories and activity pages that guide children through the foundational truths of Scripture.

Each story is fully illustrated and includes a simple narrative full of things kids love: repetition, rhythm, and energy, along with a key biblical theme, a key Bible verse, and discussion questions to help adults introduce children to the Bible.

The colorful illustrations will capture the imaginations of children ages 4–8, and the stories will help adults to pass along the most important truth in life—the Gospel. Families will cherish this time as they read, listen, learn, and love, growing closer to one another even as they grow closer to God.