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The Refuge by Ann Gabhart

"The Refuge" by Ann Gabhart is a historical fiction book. It is written during the cholera period in history. Walter and Darcie Goodwin heard about the cholera epidemic where they lived. They are concerned about the risk it will have on them. They move to the Shaker village hoping to stay away from the epidemic. Unfortunately, Walter gets killed by a riverboat accident. After He passed away Darcie realized she is pregnant . She had no money and had to stay with the Shaker community. Marital relationships are viewed as sinful in that community. Darcie struggled through her pregnancy in that community out of necessity. The Shaker Community will only allow the baby to stay with Darcie for a limited amount of time. What will become of Darcie in the future with her baby? Thank you so much to the publisher and netgalley for allowing me to read and review this wonderful story. I am not obligated to give a positive review.

Sweet on You by Becky Wade

Sweet on You" is  a fiction book by Becky Wade.  Sweet on You is the third book in the  Bradford Sisters  series.  Britt and Zander  have  been  best friends since they have been  thirteen.    Zander  was raised by his uncle.  When his uncle  dies   he has  many questions surrounding his death.  Zander and  Britt   unravel each question to   solve the many  mysteries of his death. Zander   also   tried to show his support for his  aunt  during this change with   the loss of his uncle.   In the meantime  their  friendship  deepens and  what will become of their  friendship? Sweet on you  was given to me by the publisher  to read and review. I am not obligated to give a positive review.  Thank you to the publisher for allowing me to read and review this   wonderful book.   I am  sharing my review with Amazon,  facebook , my blog.

A Reluctant Bride by Jody Hedlund

The Reluctant Bride is an outstanding book by Jody Hedlund. It takes place during the time period when there were many orphans in London. It is the first book in the Bride Ships series. Mercy Wilkins is from a poor family. She shows Christian kindness and mercy to those around her whenever she can. Mercy was offered the opportunity to go to British Columbia on a sailing trip with a sponsored group. She believes she will be able to be hired to work for families and have a better life. She also hoped to pave the way for her sister to come on the ship in the future. She came with a group and there are many sick. She ended up showing compassion for the sick people on the ship. She met Joseph Coville who was a doctor on the ship and became his assistant. He admired her compassion for the patients. She is supposed to be sold once she gets off the ship. What will become of Mercy once she gets off the ship? This book was given t…

My Dearest Dietrich by Amanda Barratt

My Dearest Dietrich " takes place during World War 11.  Dietrich  is a pastor and  loves God  very  deeply.  He  lives in a  difficult time when Hitler  ruled  Germany.  He   preached the   Christian  values of loving God  above all else. He  did  not like the  way  Jews  were being  treated at that time.  He  was  part of  a group that took a stand against  the  treatment of the Jews.  The  group was the  Military  Intelligence. The  group   helped to  get   12  Jews  out of Germany  safely.  The people in the group took a stance against  what was  wrong even though it was a risk  to their own lives.   Dietrich  also   wrote Christian  books. He   wrestled with difficult  issues.  Dietrich and his  group  did not like the   stance of the Nazi  Regime in  their  world.  The   Military  Intelligence   plotted to kill  Hitler.   It  was a difficult  stance to take  with   such a strong   military group  to back Hitler.  As a pastor He  encountered   Maria von Wedemeyer and her  fam…

The Silk Thread by Kim Vogel Sawyer

The Silken Thread by Kim Vogel Sawyer takes place in Atlanta , Georgia in 1895. It is an historical fiction book. There are many social issues at that time. The main character Laurel Millard is the youngest of 7 children. She has been told she will live with her mother and take care of her by her siblings. She wants to get married and have a family. There is an Exposition coming to Atlanta and they were hiring for the Exposition. Laurel applied to work in the silk room. Several other characters applied also to work in the Exposition. Willie and Quincy applied to work as security guards. Willie needs to help pay for his Dad's care in the convalescent home. All of these characters get the job at the Exposition in Atlanta. Langdon Rochester is from a very wealthy family. He was told by his parents to straighten up his life and find a girl to marry so He can get his inheritance. Langdon acts arrogant and often rude to o…

The Artful Match by Jennifer Delamere

The Artful Match "  is  written by    Jennifer Delamere.  It is  a historical fiction book with romance  as well.  It  takes place in 1881 in London.  Cara  Bernay   lost her job and     met  an artist  who encourages her  to also become an artist. the  book is well researched and  showed  the history of art at that time. She  enjoyed the life of  an artist  but   struggled to get along with   Henry  Burke who is  The Earl  of  Morestowe and  her friend's  brother.  Henry is  concerned about  the  finances in the  family and  his brother's  spending.  Henry has a ward as a child.   She is unruly and difficult.   Cara  ended up  doing  handling  the child really well and Henry is  impressed.   Henry is  also impressed with how  well Cara does  with  his brother who He also finds difficult.    There are many secrets in Henry's family.  What will become of  Cara  and her future?    What  will happen with Henry?    Thank  you to   netgalley and the publisher for allowing …

Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin

Far Side of the Sea  is  written by  Kate Breslin. It is  a historical fiction book  that  takes place in  England  in  1918.  Lieutenant  Colin Mabry  decodes  messages  for M18 for the  war.  He  is  decoding  because he  suffered a war  injury .Jewel Reyer   saved his  life  and He loved her..  He  received a message  by  carrier  pigeon  telling him where  she is .  He    thought that Jewel  was  dead and He  yearned for her company..   The message told him where to go in  Paris , France to meet  her.   When   He arrived in Paris  Jewel is not  there  but  her half  sister  Johanna  . , She  works for  dovecote in the French  Army Intelligence.   He   had trouble  trusting  Johanna since there were German spies everywhere.  He  wondered if  she   was working for the German  spies  or  could be on her side.  The  book takes  lots of twists and turns constantly.   Will  Lieutenant   Mabry find  Jewel? What  will become of  his relationship with  Johanna?  This book  gives the reader…

The Power of Jesus Names by Tony Evans.

The Power of  Jesus Names is written by  Tony Evans.  He is a  well respected pastor  of a very large  church in Texas.   He   helps the reader to understand  Jesus  character  by understanding His names.   He  explains  what the name  means and then applies the name to   the   person's life. The  reader will   feel a closer  identification with  Jesus after  reading this book. The   aspects of  Jesus  character in the book are : Immanuael,  lamb of  God,, Great High Priest,   Beginning and the End, The Great High Priest and the Son of God and  many other names. ,The   author   makes the book  very  personable and real to the reader.   He  uses  wonderful examples to  help the reader  connect with the name He is writing about.   I highly recommend this  book.   It  will draw the reader closer to the Lord.  Thank you to  netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read and review this  wonderful book.  I am posting my review on Goodreads, facebook, Amazon, my blog and  also  sha…

40 verses to Ignite your faith by Laurie Polich Short

40 Verses to Ignite Your Faith " by Laurie Polich Short is a helpful book for the Christian. It can be used as a devotional. The passages center on one verse . The author explains the verse first. After the explanation with the back round the author applies the verse to the Christian life. The applications are wonderful and help the reader think about their life. The insights are very valuable. After the application portion there are reflection questions. These are passages in the Bible the reader may not think in this deep of a level. They are unique passages. The book takes the reader to another level of reflection. The author has been on PBS, Focus on the Family, World magazine. This book was given to me to read and review by the publisher and netgalley. I am not obligated to give a positive review. I have given a fair review of this book. Thank you to the publisher for allowing me to read and review this book.

The Bible Promise Book for the Anxious Heart by Janice Thompson

The Bible Promise Book for the Anxious Heart " by Janice Thompson is a practical and helpful book for the Christian life. The book starts out with a very personal prayer on different topics. After the prayer you will see verses that go with that topic. The author shows the reader she understands how you can be anxious about the different topics. The reader will know they are not alone in the midst of their anxiety. The reader will be drawn closer to the Lord by reading each passage. We live in a world filled with stress and anxiety. This book is a reminder to turn our hearts and minds to the Lord when we are anxious. This book was given to me by the publisher and netgalley . I was asked to give a fair and honest review. I am not obligated to give a positive review. Thank you to the publisher for allowing me to read and review this book.

Transformed by Remi Adeleke

"Transformed  "  by  Remi Adeleke   is  a true  story of how  Remi   was able  to overcome  difficult  odds.  He  grew  up in Nigeria and  then  when  He   moved to  the Bronx in  New York  after his Dad passed away.  He   lived in  a  very   tough part of town. His Mother took her  two  boys  to the Bronx  after her  husband passed away.  She   lost all the money  her husband   had worked   for  in Nigeria. She   worked hard in New York to support  her boys.    Remi   ends up in  several illegal  activities   before He  decides to join the Navy. He has a goal to become a Navy Seal.    He    finds  each step along the way very challenging   in the Navy.  He   starts down the path  to become   a Navy  Seal  and  ends of facing   road blocks  .  During one of the road blocks He  turns to  his  brother and   asks  questions about God. Remi  has   tremendous   determination and perseverance  to   continue  towards his goals. Does He  eventually become a Navy Seal?   Does He  bec…

The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin

"The  Sky  Above  Us "  Sarah Sundin  takes place during the second World War.     It is the second book in the Sunrise  at Normandy  series  .   The  reader   gets an amazing picture of what the war  was like in this book.  Lt.  Adler Paxton    ships to  England in 1943 with the US  357  fighter group.  He  wants to make an ace and   be a significant part of the wars  efforts. He  entered some   very difficult  battles during  World War  11. His plane  even   ended up burning during the Dday  invasion.  Violet  Lindstrom   was  a part of the Red  Cross there helping the  357  flight group. She   set up entertainment for the  357 flight group and  the children . Violet  and  Adler were attracted to each other.  What  will be come of  Violet and  Adler?  What  will happen to the  flighter group during  the war?   The   scenes are so well described  and  the  reader   feels like they can  get a real taste of  what the war was like.  The  author  has   done  an  amazing job  at…

The Tinderbox by Beverly Lewis

he Tinderbox " by Beverly Lewis  is  an  Amish  story that  takes  place in Lancaster County.   The  story is about  the Miller family. Ernest  and Rhoda have  several  children.  Silvia is  their  oldest  child.   Ernest  has a  watch  repair  shop  and is well respected by the Amish community  where they live.   When  Silvia's parents are about to celebrate their  20th wedding anniversary    Silvia  finds a beautiful   tinderbox in the  watch shop of her Dad's.  She is curious  about what the  tinderbox  could  contain. She  opened the  box and the contents brought up lots of  questions for her. This  tinderbox is a family  heirloom for  her  Dad.   She  eventually   found the courage to ask her  father about the tinderbox.  He   became  very  private and  quiet after she  brought up the tinderbox.  Eventually  Ernest told his wife  Rhoda  about what the secrets of the tinderbox  really mean.  He  has  hidden  information about his  past  from his  wife  and  the Amish …

Eat Live Thrive Diet by Danna Demetre and Robyn Thomson

Review of Eat Live Thrive Diet by Danna Demetre and Robyn Thomson This book is a good diet book for the midlife period. It teaches through research what happens to your body during midlife. The authors are coaches and have been teaching people how to manage their weight. They also teach people how their self talk can hurt their weight management. They share their own struggles with weight management. They share some good recipes in the book. They have been on the 700 Club, ABC News Now , Midday Connection. This book was given to me by Waterbrook to read and review . I am not obligated to give a positive review. Thank you to the publisher for allowing me to read and review this book.

Tomorrow's First Light by Naomi Rawlings

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Tomorrow's First Light is the first book in the series of 5 in the Texas Promise series by Naomi Rawlings. The story is a Christian fiction story which takes place in Twin Rivers, Texas. Ellie Spitzer moves with her 8 siblings to Twin Rivers from Eagle Harbor to be Sam Owen's mail order bride. They wrote each other for a year and decided to marry. Ellie's Mother died before she traveled to Twin Rivers and her Fathe rhad passed away previously. Her aunt would not take any of her siblings so she had to bring them with her to Twin Rivers. Sam thought she was only bringing 3 siblings. She did not want to put her siblings in an orphanage. Sam lives on a ranch with cattle but does not have very much money. It is big surprise to see all of Ellie's siblings when she arrives to Twin Rivers. Sam had a heart for the situation Ellie was in because He grew up in an orphanage. It takes time for the two newly married couple to adjust with all of their life challenges. Sam's land…