Saturday, January 14, 2012

Love is a Gentle Stranger by June Masters Bacher

This Book was supplied to me by Harvest House Publishers for a review in return.

Book Description

In an adventurous saga of the American frontier, an independent young schoolteacher sets off on a dangerous quest to find a new beginning beyond the trail's end.

Heartbroken and ashamed at being jilted, Chris Beth welcomes the perils of frontier life and intends to face every crisis as she has all others-alone. Then, thrown together with a small band of settlers in a place ravaged by uprisings, Chinook winds, and devastating floods, she learns to lean on God and others in good times and bad. Readers will laugh and cry with her as she discovers that never-failing love is a gentle stranger.

My Review

This book is by June Masters Bacher, who has passed on but her legacy will not. She is a GREAT author and I just want to thank Harvest House Publishers for letting me read this and give my review on it.

This book is a GREAT one. Chris Beth is jilted by her fiancĂ©. So, in order to lose the memory, she accepts an offer to teach school in the Far West. She gets on the stage and heads west but in the meantime, she makes friends with the other people on the stagecoach. She is from very well to do family and for her to travel to the west, her family just doesn’t understand that.

She finally gets to her destination to only find very rustic conditions and not much of a town, if you want to call it that. In the meantime, Joseph Craig is on the stage also, and he helps her throughout her time getting settled, etc. She finds that Mrs. Malone and her become very good friends.

I won’t say anything else, I don’t want to spoil the book for you. This is such a GREAT book, a very good page turner. It’s a shame the author has passed because I would love to read more of her books. I would definitely suggest this book to my friends and family.

Monday, January 2, 2012

A Life of Joy by Amy Clipston

This Book was supplied to me by Zondervan Publishers through NetGalley for a review in return.

Book Description

Take a trip to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, where you'll meet the women of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each woman's story unfolds, you will share in her heartaches, trials, joys, dreams . and secrets. You'll discover how the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle can clash with the "English" way of life-and the decisions and consequences that follow. Most importantly, you will be encouraged by the hope and faith of these women, and the importance they place on their families. In A Life of Joy, the fourth installment in the series, eighteen-year-old Lindsay Bedford has reached a crossroads. Should she stay in the small Amish community she's known and loved for four years or return to the English life in her hometown in Virginia where her older sister is a college student? An extended visit to Virginia might just tip the scales as Lindsay reconnects with friends, joins a new church, works on her GED, and is pressured by her sister to stay and "make something of herself."

My Review

This book is the 4th book in the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series by Amy Clipston. Amy is one of the GREATEST authors who write about the Amish.

This book is about Lindsay Bedford, who is living with her Aunt Rebecca and Uncle Daniel and her cousins. She came to live there when her parents were killed in an auto accident about 4 years ago. She doesn’t know if she wants to join the Amish Church, so she chooses to wait and not go through baptism with Katie and Lizzie Anne, 2 of her best friends. She is struggling about where she belongs, whether it is with the Amish or the English. In the meantime, her Aunt Rebecca is not feeling very good and finds out she is pregnant and not doing well, so Lindsay helps her out.

Then Lindsay gets a phone call from her Uncle Frank and Aunt Trisha. Aunt Trisha broke her leg, so she needs to go to Virginia to stay with her Aunt Trisha until she is better.

I won’t say anything else, I don’t want to spoil the book for you. I love Amy’s books, she is GREAT. I would definitely suggest this book to my friends and family.  Thank you Amy for giving us all such great books to read.