Thursday, March 23, 2017

Keys of Heaven: A Book Review

About The Book: 

Sarah Yoder is learning to help the people in her Amish community as a Dokterfraa, creating teas and tinctures from the herbs she grows. But her latest patient seems to have a problem that can't be resolved with Sarah's remedies-a woman who, in Sarah's mind, would flourish anywhere other than where she lives. Meanwhile, as Sarah's relatives attempt a little matchmaking between her and a visiting Amish man, she struggles to let God show her His choice of partner and not allow her friendship with her neighbor, Henry Byler, to grow into anything more.

Henry has seen some success as a potter since a major store commissioned his work for their catalog. But the trouble is they want to market him as Amish. Though he was raised in the faith and lives in Amish country, Henry has never joined church and doesn't plan to. Which also means, despite the attraction between them, he must keep his distance from Sarah. But what will happen when Sarah and Henry are called upon to help a runaway whose Englisch family is blind to how lost their son has become? The plant Sarah calls Keys of Heaven can grow in impossible places, but it's hard for people to find their own place, which creates quite a temptation for Sarah to take matters into her own hands...


You can read an excerpt of Keys of Heaven here

About The Author:

ADINA SENFT, author of the Amish Quilt series from FaithWords, earned an M.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania after leaving the plain church in which she grew up. Between books, she enjoys playing the piano and Celtic harp, making historical costumes, and spoiling her flock of rescue chickens. 

My Review:

Amish fiction is one of my favorite genres, and I was very excited to read Keys of Heaven by Adina Senft. It was a heartwarming read that kept my attention from the first pages right to the last. The way in which the author wrote allowed me to visualize myself right in the scenes throughout the book. To me this is a sign of a wonderful book and this book was not disappointing. If you are looking for good, clean read that will perfect for reading with cozy blanket and cup of tea, this is the perfect book for you. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase Keys of Heaven at your favorite Christian book retailer from Faith Words, a division of Hachette Book Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Hachette Book Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Love Gently Falling: A Book Review

About The Book:

Rita Jansen is living her dream as a hairstylist in Hollywood when her father calls with news that her mother has suffered a stroke. When she gets home to Chicago, Rita finds her mother is healing but facing a long recovery. Worse, without being able to run their family-owned salon, her mother could lose the business. Rita decides to help, but she only has until Valentine's Day to come up with a plan. 

As Rita takes her mother's place at work, the nearby skating rink she loved as a child brings back fond memories. Rita also finds herself renewing friendships with her childhood best friend, Marley, as well as her classmate Johnny. Although they now lead such seemingly different lives, Rita is surprised by how well she and Johnny connect and how far he will go to help her. Though Rita believes Johnny is only being kind, with romance kindling in the air and on the ice, their friendship may just fall into something more.


About The Author:

MELODY CARLSON is a bestselling and award-winning author of more than 200 books for adults, teens, and children that have sold over 6 million copies. She writes women's fiction to which women of all ages can relate and young adult novels that she hopes will change lives. Her series, Diary of a Teenage Girl (Multnomah), has sold more than 775,000 copies and her Christmas novellas have sold over 590,000 copies combined. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband. 

My Review:

If you are looking for a quick, quirky and fun read, with a little hint of romance thrown in for good measure. It is a clean read, perfect for ages 18 and older. The main character is adorable and relatable, and I am sure you will fall in love with her and root for her throughout reading the book. I know I did. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Love Gently Falling at your favorite Christian book retailer from Center Street Books

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of the publisher, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Habits for Every Couple: A Book Review

About The Book:

When was the last time you flirted with your husband? Was it before you had kids?

Do you spend more time on the couch with your wife watching movies or with a bag of chips watching The Game?

Does your idea of a hot date include a drive-thru and springing for the extra-large fries?

What would your marriage look like if for 21 days you turned your attention to happy habits that will better your relationship? Plenty of books describe how to improve a marriage, how to save a marriage, even how to ramp up intimacy in a marriage. In Happy Habits for Every Couple, Kathi Lipp and husband Roger show you practical, fun-filled ways to put love and laughter back into your marriage.

Here are just a few of the results you’ll see when you put Happy Habits for Every Couple into practice:
  • new levels of warmth and tenderness in your relationship
  • a deeper sense of security with your spouse
  • a marriage filled with fun and flirting

If you haven’t given up the dream of being head-over-heels with your spouse again, following this 21-day plan will give you just the boost you need to bring you closer together.

You can check out a preview of Happy Habits for Every Couple here

About The Authors:

Kathi Lipp is a busy conference and retreat speaker and the bestselling author of several books, including Clutter FreeThe Husband Project, and The Get Yourself Organized Project. She and her husband, Roger, live in California and are the parents of four young adults. For more information, check out www.kathilipp.com

Kathi and Roger Lipp have been happily married for 10 years and are the parents of four young adults. Roger is a senior engineer at an international tech firm in Silicon Valley. He is a sought after teacher on the personalities in marriage and in business. Roger’s expertise is in teambuilding, both in the tech world and on the home front.

My Review:

I have been reading Kathi's books for a number of years now, and with each read, I am more and more inspired and encouraged in my walk as a Christian woman, wife and mom. Now, with one of her most recent releases, Happy Habits for Every Couple, I am once again inspired in regards to my marriage. 

Later this year, my husband and I will celebrate 20 years of marriage. We also have two daughters, 8 and 10 years respectatively, who have their own activities,  and we are involved in ministry opportunities at our home church, volunteering in men's, womens's and children's ministry. We also both work full time. So it is obvious that time as a couple does not always happen as often as it should and must. That is where a book like Happy Habits for Every Couple can be a HUGE asset. It is loaded with great ideas to connect with your spouse in a deliberate, and fun, manner. The 21 Days are a great way to refresh and rejuvenate your marriage, even if you think things are okay, there is always something to improve on. The plans are easy to implement, and most are low cost. I have done many of them and they are great.

This is the ultimate gift idea for an engaged couple, wedding gift, shower gift and even an anniversary gift. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase Happy Habits for Every Couple at your favorite Christian book retailer from Harvest House Publishers.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Harvest House Publishers, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***


Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Prayer Saturated Family: A Book Review

About The Book:

Learn to pray together and see your family transformed!
In our world of busy schedules and digital distractions, it's hard for families to find time to eat dinner together, let alone pray together. Yet praying together deepens relationships, alleviates fighting and strengthens family ties more than any single thing you can do.

With a fresh, flexible, real-world approach, bestselling author Cheryl Sacks shows how you can integrate prayer into your daily family life, including how to:
· Get everyone on board and involved
· Experience a fresh sense of God's promise and purpose for your family
· Overcome spiritual opposition coming against your household 
· Shift the spiritual atmosphere in your home to one of greater peace and joy
· Make an investment in your children's faith that will last a lifetime 

You will also discover how a family that prays together becomes an unstoppable force for good, bringing God's answers to impossible situations. And it can start with you! Through prayer, you have the power not only to change the atmosphere of your home but also to be part of changing the spiritual atmosphere wherever you go. 


You can read an excerpt of The Prayer Saturated Family here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Cheryl Sacks, national speaker and bestselling author, is the co-founder and leader of BridgeBuilders International Leadership Network (www.bridgebuilders.net) along with her husband, Hal. She has written for such publications as Pray! magazine and Rick Warren's Pastors' Toolbox. Her teachings have been aired on TBN and GOD TV. Cheryl is a consultant to churches and businesses, helping them develop and implement prayer strategies for Kingdom success. Cheryl and Hal live in Phoenix, Arizona.

My Review:

If you are like my family, finding time to pray together (and even individually) can be hard. But it is absolutely necessary to the success of a Christian family. As a mom of two school age children, I do what I can to teach them ways to live a Christ filled life, yet we all know that life happens and time gets away from us, leaving us less time to spend learning about God, praying together and worshiping together. This book is a great help to solve this time problem. 

The book explains the why praying as a family is so important and gives some wonderful real-life stories and tips to help us, as a parents, to change our homes through the power of prayer. It is very well written, easy to read and will be very easy for even the youngest of prayer warriors to understand. I absolutely love the 31 day prayer guide found at the end of the book too! 

This would be a lovely gift for new parents and even for a wedding gift! 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up! 


BUY IT: You can purchase The Prayer Saturated Family at your favorite Christian book retailer from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications and Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Reading the Bible Without Getting Lost: A Book Review

About The Book:


"Scripture did not spring from the imaginations of ancient men, but holy men spoke and wrote as they were carried along by the Spirit of God" (2 Pet. 1:21). This simple handbook serves as a guide to help beginning readers of the Bible arrive where the Spirit intended.
The Bible is a vast library of writings spanning centuries and cultures. It can be daunting and confusing for inexperienced Bible readers. Reading the Bible without Getting Lost gets to the heart of every book of the Bible and provides a reader's roadmap through each one. In addition, it provides an overview of the biblical story, a brief treatment of types of literature in the Bible, and a simple guide to studying the Bible.
There are many books on biblical interpretation and many hefty introductions to the Bible, but this book joins the two into a manageable size and simple presentation for beginning Bible students.

About The Author:


Mike Tune has served as a preaching minister for forty years. He currently ministers with a church near our nation's capital in Virginia. His Bible course "Going Home" has been taken by many thousands of students worldwide. Mike is also the president of Amazing Grace International, a non-profit corporation dedicated to teaching the Bible and educating poor children in third-world countries. He writes a blog for daily Bible readers and has written devotionals on nearly every chapter of the Bible.

My Review:

If you are new to Christianity or just would love a refresher on the books of the Bible, this is a fantastic resource. It is well-organized, written in a very easy to understand manner and includes concise information about each book in the Bible. Each of the first five sections help us get a basis for why it is important to study the Bible. Then the last sections of the book go through each specific book of the Bible and decode the main themes and gives a wonderful overview of each. A great tool to launch one into a deeper study of God's word.

It is a great resource to use among other Bible study tools and would make a wonderful gift for a Bible college student. 
BUY IT: You can purchase Reading The Bible Without Getting Lost online via Amazon

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Leafwood Publishers, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Saturday, January 14, 2017

From Good to Grace - Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel: A Book Review

About The Book:

God is calling you to something greater than good.
So many of us feel as if we do not do enough and, in fact, are not enough. We try hard to be good--a good friend, mom, wife, Christian, employee, or ministry leader--hoping for that "atta-girl" from God, some heavenly assertion that we matter. In the process, we find ourselves living by a lesser gospel: the gospel of goodness. It's a gospel without grace, and in the end, it's good for nothing.

With compelling illustrations from her own life and from Scripture, Christine Hoover helps you start asking, "What does God want for me?" before asking, "What does God want from me?" You'll find yourself breathing a sigh of relief at this powerful message of freedom and hope. Rather than serving God out of obligation or duty, you'll be compelled to love and serve God with great joy.


You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Christine Hoover is a pastor's wife, mom, speaker, and the author of The Church Planting Wife. She has written for The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, and Christianity Today. Blogging at www.GraceCoversMe.com, she enjoys helping women apply the gift of God's grace to their daily lives. She lives in Virginia.

My Review:

Christians in general, and women specifically, try to live the perfect life, doing so much that we end up burned out and think that this is the way to be a good Christian. But the Bible says differently. Grace is what saves us. This book exudes that message in a way that you feel like you are sitting right with the author and having a coffee and conversation with her. I loved this book from from cover to last page. I was so encouraging and I truly can I say every woman NEEDS to read it! The author was honest, transparent and I loved all her personal stories, particularly her journey as a parent to a child with Autism. A great and encouraging read!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase From Good to Grace at your favorite Christian book retailer from Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Monday, January 2, 2017

The Wish: A Book Review

About The Book:

Leona wondered if she was getting the carriage before the horse. Even so, she was willing to do whatever she could to bring Gloria back home--where she belonged.

Leona Speicher got the "sister" she always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be the answer to Leona's prayers--until Gloria's father is expelled from their Old Order Amish church for reasons no one will discuss. Much to Leona's dismay, the Gingeriches suddenly pack up and disappear. Then, after a silence of several years, Gloria unexpectedly contacts Leona, who makes up her mind to go after her friend. Yet Leona's fiancé--the deacon's son--is alarmed. Will Leona's dearest wish lead to her own undoing?



You can read an excerpt of The Wish here, in PDF

About The Author:

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in twelve languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family. Learn more at www.beverlylewis.com.

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My Review:

Beverly Lewis is the queen of Amish fiction and I was super excited to read her new release, The Wish! It is a stand alone novel so there is no worries that you will miss anything if you haven't read her previous books. I absolutely love her series! If you haven't read Lewis' books in the past you need to start! You will not be disappointed. 

The Wish is written in Lewis' well-loved writing style, and I adored all the characters, particularly Leona and Gloria. The relationships were developed nicely within all the characters and I was pleasantly surprised with how the book turned out.  The book is full of family, faith and even some romance to bring forth a wonderful, quick read for any fan of Amish fiction.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!


BUY IT: You can purchase The Wish at your favorite Christian book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Undone: A Book Review

About The Book:

Undone is author Michele Cushatt’s quest to make peace with a complicated life. It is an honest confession of a diagnosis of cancer and the joys and disappointments of motherhood and marriage, ripe with regret over what is and, yet, still hopeful for what could be.
With enough humor to ease the rawness of the story, Undone takes the reader on a roller coaster two-year journey through the unexpectedness of life. A look back makes Michele long for a do-over, the chance to make fewer mistakes and leave less of a mess to clean up. A look forward makes Michele wonder if all her attempts to control life have robbed her of the vibrancy of it. And, in the middle of this internal chaos, she finds her once-pristine house filled with the sights and sounds of three small, uncontainable children who just want to be loved.
In the end, Undone turns complication into a beautiful canvas, angst into joy, and the unknown into an adventure, revealing that sometimes life’s most colorful and courageous stories are written right in the middle of the mess.
You can read an excerpt of Undone here
About The Author:
Michele Cushatt is a successful speaker and author who shares about the complicated intersections of real faith and real life, speaking for Women of Faith, Compassion International, Focus on the Family, and Hearts at Home. She and her husband, Troy, have been married for fourteen years and share a stepfamily of three boys, and more recently have added three small children, just as they thought they were preparing to enter the empty‐nest phase of family life. They live in Denver, Colorado.  Website/Blog: http://www.MicheleCushatt.com
My Review:
With courage and raw honesty, Michele Cushatt walks us through her journey of dealing with troubles in life and how a saving faith in Jesus Christ helped her through the toughest that life can throw at you. It was not an easy read, not because it was bad, but because it was hard to read through all the tough stuff the author went through. It was a hard but beautiful journey from hard times to joy. It was a reminder that even in ashes of life there is beauty and joy. A wonderful read that anyone going through tough times (and who hasn't) will get inspiration from.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Undone at your favorite Christian book retailer from Zondervan.
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Zondervan, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not compensated in any other manner***

A Lady Unrivaled: A Book Review

About The Book:

Amid the Unforgettable Cotswolds, the Final Grasp for the Fire Eyes Diamonds Could Threaten Them All
Lady Ella Myerston can always find a reason to smile--even if it's just in hope that tomorrow will be better than today. All her life everyone has tried to protect her from the realities of the world, but Ella knows very well how the dangerous Fire Eyes diamonds have haunted her brother and their friends, and she won't wait for peril to strike again. She intends to take action . . . and if that happens to involve an adventurous trip to the Cotswolds, then so much the better.

Lord James Cayton has already broken two hearts, including that of his first wife, who died before he could convince himself to love her. Now he's determined to live a better life . . . but that proves complicated when old acquaintances pull Cayton into their desperate attempt to seize the jewels. He does his best to remove the intriguing Lady Ella from danger, but the stubborn girl won't budge. How else can he redeem himself, though, but by saving her--and his daughter--from those intent on destroying them all?


You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Roseanna M. White pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she's homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of nine novels, ranging from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her new British series. Roseanna lives with her family in West Virginia. Learn more at www.RoseannaMWhite.com.

My Review:

This is the first book from author Roseanna M. White I have read and it absolutely will not be the last. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. While it is part of a series, I did not feel that I was lost, having not read the rest of the series.  I will be going back and reading the rest of the series soon. The characters are wonderful and there is a little something for everyone - you will find drama, twists and turns a plenty, and even dreams that come true. I found myself reading late into the night to finish the book! 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase A Lady Unrivaled at your favorite Christian book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Road We Traveled: A Book Review


About The Book:

Tabitha Brown refuses to be left behind in Missouri when her son makes the decision to strike out for Oregon--even if she has to hire her own wagon to join the party. After all, family ties are stronger than fear.

Along with her reluctant daughter and her ever-hopeful granddaughter, the intrepid Tabitha has her misgivings. The trials they face along the way will severely test her faith, courage, and ability to hope. With her family's survival on the line, she must make the ultimate sacrifice, plunging deeper into the wilderness to seek aid. What she couldn't know was how this frightening journey would impact how she understood her own life--and the greater part she had to play in history.

With her signature attention to detail and epic style, New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick invites you to travel the deadly and enticing Oregon Trail. Based on actual events, This Road We Traveled inspires the pioneer in all of us.


You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Jane Kirkpatrick is the New York Times and CBA bestselling author of nearly thirty books, including A Light in the WildernessThe Memory Weaver, and A Sweetness to the Soul, which won the prestigious Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center. She is also the winner of the WILLA Literary Award and Carol Award for Historical Fiction. Jane lives in Central Oregon with her husband, Jerry. Learn more at www.jkbooks.com.

My Review:

Jane Kirkpatrick has been a favorite author of mine for several years and I have read her books with great interest many a time. I was highly anticipating this book, and after reading it, I can say without a shadow of a doubt, it was one of my favorites of hers. I love the history that this book holds, particularly surrounding The Oregon Trail. It is very clear that the author did an extreme amount of research to make this novel so real to the reader, and allows one to feel like one is right in the novel, experiencing all that the characters do. A beautiful read that I embraced from the very first pages and through to the last pages. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Road We Traveled at your favorite Christian book retailer from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. 

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

The Christmas Angel Project: A Book Review

About The Book:

Abby Wentworth is the glue that holds her book club together. So when she unexpectedly passes away on the cusp of the Christmas season, the rest of the women in the group are stunned, saddened, and sure that, without her, the group can't continue.

They gather "one last time" to open gifts Abby left behind, little knowing how it will change each of their lives--forever.
You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format


About The Author:

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than five million. She is the author of several Christmas books from Revell, including the bestselling The Christmas BusThe Christmas Dog, and Christmas at Harrington's, which is being considered for a TV movie. She is also the author of many teen books, including Just Another GirlAnything but NormalDouble Take, the Life at Kingston High series, and the Diary of a Teenage Girl series. She is the winner of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Finding Alice. Melody and her husband live in Oregon.

For more information about Melody visit her website at www.melodycarlson.com.

My Review:

Melody Carlson has done it once again with a delightful Christmas time read. 5 women with five different life journey's that combine to tell a wonderful, inspiring story that reflects the idea of giving we see during this holiday season. Carlson's writing style is very good and the story is heartwarming with a few little turns and a surprising end. The characters where believable and well developed as well.  It is a quick read as well. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up. 

BUY IT: You can purchase The Christmas Angel Project at your favorite Christian book retailer from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Home: A Book Review

About The Book:

You Were Made for Another World
In this world of fear, trials, and loneliness it's easy to feel adrift, like you're homesick for somewhere you've never been. This longing is no small thing to be brushed off and forgotten--it's a guidepost letting you know that you were made for a different place. This earth, as we know it, is not your home. But it's close. In fact, at times you can almost see your home from here. 

What you long for is the New Earth--the place God has been preparing for your eternity with him. With heartfelt stories, personal reflection, and deep scriptural insight, Elyse Fitzpatrick explores heaven and the New Earth--showing that our assumptions about heaven and the realities of the New Earth are not one and the same. Your final destination is not a dull, featureless room in the clouds, but rather a perfected earth. It's an actual place full of beauty and wonder that we'll explore with real, perfect bodies. There's no need to chase a bucket list--on the New Earth there will be no end of glorious sites and amazing activities, and we'll never run out of time. 

Includes questions for group discussion.


You can read an excerpt here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Elyse Fitzpatrick (www.elysefitzpatrick.com) is a nationally sought after speaker and author, speaking at such events as The Gospel Coalition and Nancy Leigh DeMoss's Revive Conference. Along with her husband, Phil, Elyse is a member of Valley Center Community Church, a reformed congregation in the community of Valley Center. VCCC is a member of FIRE, the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals.

She holds a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEF (San Diego) and an MA in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored 22 books on daily living and the Christian life.

Elyse and Jessica's first book together, Give Them Grace, has sold 55,000 copies, releasing in May of 2011. Elyse has been married for over thirty years and has three adult children and grandchildren


My Review:

Home by Elyse Fitzpatrick is a wonderful look at what believers in Jesus Christ will come to find when we one day meet Him in Heaven. The book is full of information so its one that needs to be read slowly and deliberately in order to absorb all the wealth of information. Elyse Fitzpatrick does a remarkable job at painting a beautiful picture of what Heaven will be like, and is scripturally sound when doing so. I truly am blessed to have read this book and anyone else who reads it will be as well. It was well worth the read and has really allowed me to understand more about the afterlife of Heaven. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase Home at your favorite Christian book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Fading Starlight: A Book Review

About The Book:

When Her Big Shot Blows Up on Her, 
How Far Will One Woman Go to Regain Her Dream?

Lauren Summers is in hiding. Her fashion house internship was supposed to launch her career, but a red carpet accident has left her blackballed. The only job she can find comes with little pay, but at least it offers a free place to live--a rundown cottage in the shadow of a cliff-side mansion. Planning to live on savings until she figures out what's next, she's unprepared to be contacted by a reporter.

Kendall Joiner is researching Charlotte Montgomery, a former Hollywood ingénue who lives a reclusive life in the cliff-side mansion. Rumors have swirled for decades about Charlotte, and now Kendall wants to find the real story. In return, she may just have the key to getting Lauren back into the fashion world. Desperate to get her life back on track, Lauren's not sure she can turn down the offer--but as she and Miss Montgomery get to know more about each other, Lauren realizes nothing is quite as it seems.


About The Author:


Kathryn Cushman is a graduate of Samford University with a degree in pharmacy. She is the acclaimed author of over a half-dozen novels, including  Leaving Yesterday and A Promise to Remember, which were both finalists for the Carol Award in Women's Fiction. Kathryn and her family make their home in Santa Barbara, California.


My Review:


It's another hit from author Kathryn Cushman in the newest release, Fading Starlight.


The book is an easy read, with great character development and a lovely storyline. It is the perfect book to snuggle up with, along with a cup of tea and cozy blanket. With delightful characters and a great story line, you will find yourself up late into the night reading. I look forward to reading more from this author soon.


I highly recommend this book, and give it a huge thumbs up!


BUY IT: You can purchase Fading Starlight at your favorite Christian retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group


***I received a complimentary copy of this book courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***