Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Wedding Quilt for Ella by Jerry S. Eicher

Harvest House Publishers supplied me with a complimentary copy of this book.

Ella Yoder's wedding with Aden Wengerd and the building of their dream house is set for June. But when Aden is suddenly taken from her, Ella begins to doubt God's love.
When her family pressures her to marry the new young bishop, Ella asks for six months to heal from Aden's death. Meanwhile, Aden's brother, Daniel, helps Ella build her dream house based on a drawing by Ella's sister, Clara and now incorporated into Ella's wedding quilt. Can healing come through a house.a quilt..a community?

This book was a GREAT book in my opinion. Ella is so happy with her life since she is preparing to marry Aden Wengerd. But Ella’s life is torn upside down when she loses Aden, her fiancĂ©. Then she has to deal with her emotions which has to be so hard to do. I have never lost a spouse and I think that would be hard to do, even though Ella was not Aden's bride yet. She loved him with so much love, more love than I have ever read about in a lot of books.

I love how Jerry Eicher brings out the emotions in this book. A lot of the time, there are not enough emotions after losing a spouse or even a fiance, but in this book, he has done a fabulous job.

I can’t wait until the 2nd book comes out. I also love how her family surrounds her with love and then Daniel, Aden’s brother builds her dream house. You will definitely enjoy this book. I would suggest this book to everyone who loves the Amish books and if you haven't read the Amish books, you need to.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Booksneeze has provided me with a complimentary copy of The Inheritance of Beauty by Nicole Seitz.

George Jacobs and his childhood sweetheart were just kids living in small-town Levy, SC, when the train brought the evil to town. Now eighty years later, George and Maggie are married, living out their remaining days in Harmony House where time moves slowly--Maggie can no longer communicate her love and George can hardly remember their past. But when a large package arrives and an old stranger moves into Harmony House, their past won't remain at bay any longer. Like it or not, George must now remember things from long ago in order to set himself--and his sweet wife--free. But George isn't sure how many lives were affected by the stranger in Levy . . . or why life must come full-circle now when he's running out of time.

This book was a very good book. I thought that Nicole Seitz did a very good job on this book. I would recommend it to everyone.

The story starts in a retirement home where George and Magnolia live now since they are both in their 80’s. But something in their childhood happens that has been forgotten until a package arrives and another person arrives from their past. Then it opens up new remembrances that George must face, good and bad.

I think that everyone young, old, in between ages would thoroughly love this book.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Zondervan Publishing has Provided Me with A Complimentary Copy of this Book.

When responsible rancher John Timmons rescues "Bert" Farrar from being hanged as a horse thief, he takes the boy home to work off the debt. But what will John do when he finds out that Bert is really a girl? And will Ember Farrar repay his kindness by stealing his cattle---or his heart?

This book is one of the best books I have read by Diann Mills. From the beginning of the story, the characters in this book make you feel like you are there.

Bert (Ember) is saved from hanging from a hangman’s noose by John Timmons and he thinks that Ember is a boy but actually is a girl. I loved from the start how Leah (John Timmons mother) just helped Bert along, she is a very good Christian and you can tell that also. I loved the part also where she accepted Jesus as her savior. As the story goes, Evan and John fall for Ember but she only loves one of them.

I would definitely suggest this book to everyone, especially if you like the West in which I do. I just thoroughly loved it and didn’t want it to end. Thank you, Diann Mills for another GREAT book.