Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Verse For The Day-Wednesday, November 30, 2011

If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won't he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost?

~ Matthew 18:12, NLT

Saturday, November 26, 2011

An Amish Wedding Novellas by Beth Wiseman, Kelly Long and Kathleen Fuller

This book was provided to me by Book Sneeze in exchange for a review.

Book Description

A Perfect Plan by Beth Wiseman

Priscilla King has been planning to marry Chester Lapp since she was sixteen years old, and when Chester proposes on Priscilla's nineteenth birthday, wedding plans begin immediately. What wasn't planned was all the problems the couple encounters as their big day approaches. A house disaster, a ruined wedding dress, and a sick attendant all make the couple wonder if God's sending them signs to call things off.

The Perfect Match by Kathleen Fuller

Naomi Fisher has had great success at matchmaking her family members and friends. Now with her sister's wedding right around the corner, Naomi wonders why she's able to find husbands for her friends and family, but not one for herself.

The Perfect Secret by Kelly Long

Rose Bender has recently become engaged to handsome but somber Luke Raber. She agrees out of a sense of duty and a willingness to settle for solid friendship as a basis for the engagement. But as she watches her friends' excitement over her soon-to-be- wedding, Rose wonders if there shouldn't be more to her relationship with Luke. She begins to examine Luke and his life more closely and is amazed when she stumbles upon a secret side of him that engages her mind and her heart.

My Review

This book is A Novella of 3 different stories about Amish women and come across Love when they least suspect it. I loved this book how the stories all relate to one another, it’s like a HUGE story and you don’t even know that you are reading 3 different stories. I loved it, I had a hard time putting it down, I would definitely say that everyone needs to read this book.

I love Beth Wiseman, Kelly Long and Kathleen Fuller, you 3 are the best authors dealing with Amish that I have read in a long time. I think my favorite character has to be Naomi King in “A Perfect Match” by Kathleen Fuller. She thinks she is a matchmaker, but oh my goodness, the tables turn in her direction.

A GREAT book, and I would suggest this book to my family and friends. Thank you again, Beth, Kelly and Kathleen for giving us readers something to read that is so refreshing.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Longing by Karen Kingsbury

This book was supplied to me by Zondervan Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for a Review.


Longing picks up where Learning ended. After a long and lonely silence from Cody Coleman, Bailey Flanigan becomes closer to her one-time Hollywood co-star, Brandon Paul. Nights on the town in New York City and long talks on the balcony of Brandon's Malibu Beach home make Bailey dizzy with new feelings and cause her to wonder if her days with Cody are over forever.

Meanwhile, Cody's work coaching a small-town football team has brought him and his players national attention. In the midst of the celebration and success, Cody finds himself much closer to a woman who seems to better understand him and his new life. Even so, never does much time go by without Bailey and Cody experiencing deep feelings of longing for each other, longing both for the past and for answers before they can move forward.

Will an unexpected loss be the turning point for Cody? Will Cody and Bailey find a way back together again for the first time in more than a year? And if they do, will their brief time together be enough to help them remember all they've been longing for?

My Review

This is the 3rd book in the “Bailey Flanigan Series” by Karen Kingsbury. I have read numerous books by Karen Kingsbury and she is one of my favorite authors of all time. Thanks Karen for giving us such good books.

I loved this story so much, I think this one is better than the 2nd book. As Learning ended, I really believed that Bailey had it all together, but she doesn’t. She finds out her job is in jeopardy and she goes home for a while and tries to figure things out.

Then, things happen at home for Cody Coleman and Cheyenne, his girlfriend. I can’t give much away but just want to say Cody is so special and believe me, you will cry as I did.

I just really wonder who Bailey will choose, will it be Brandon Paul or Cody Coleman? This book really makes you stop and think “Do I have God first place”? It did for me, and I just love how Karen Kingsbury makes you stop and think about this. I can’t wait for the final book.

I will definitely suggest this book and this series to my friends and family.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Promise of an Angel by Ruth lReid

This book was provided to me by Zondervan Publishing in exchange for a review.

Book Description

In Mescota County, Michigan, an angelic visitor's words inspire Judith to a future she never imagined.

After a barn raising accident, Judith Fischer's convinced she's met an angel. However, her attempts to convince others end up frustrating her Old-Order Amish community. Only Andrew Lapp believes her, but the rest, including Levi Plank, the man's she's waited to marry, demand she forget the nonsense. Meanwhile, her younger sister Martha has taken a fancy to Levi and sees her sister's controversy as a perfect distraction for turning Levi's head.

In a dream, the angel tells Judith she must choose her path. As her faith continues to grow, so do her feelings for Andrew. Will she continue to place her hope in the angel's message, even if it means losing all she knows and loves?

My Review

This book was the first book I have read by Ruth Reid. This is the first book in the Heaven on Earth Series.  She is a GREAT Amish author and will definitely read more of her books. Thank you Ruth for giving us this book.

I really loved this book, it was a GREAT. This book starts out when Judith’s little brother falls off the roof and Judith Fischer is so upset that an angel appears to her. When she tells Levi Plank, who she thought she would marry someday, he just laughs at her. I thought he was really cruel. In fact, there is no one in her family that believes her. Andrew Lapp is the only one who believes her. Her and Andrew are more suited to be together in my opinion not Levi Plank, he was mean to her. Anyway, as the story goes on, her brother cannot walk but Judith always believes that. I will not say more because I will give it away.

Thanks, again, Ruth, you have given us readers a GREAT book. I just hope there will be more of them.