I love this verse and hope everyone will see this on my blog.
All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the sins of us all.
~ Isaiah 53:6
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Michigan, 1873—As Tess Wakefield wakes from a frightening wagon accident, she discovers she has lost her memories. In her recovery, she loses her heart as well to handsome lumberjack Jake Lannigan. It’s not a two-way street, though. Jake thinks he knows exactly who she is—the spoiled Wakefield Timber heir—but he believes the accident provides the means to show her that she has a responsibility to replant the trees and not to merely invest her inheritance opening another of her silly millinery shops.
Then he slowly he begins to fall in love with her. Jake wants to tell Tess the truth, but before he can her true identity is uncovered, and then both of them find the emotional stakes too high. Will God intervene and show this headstrong couple that only He in His wisdom could have paired them together?
This book is by Lori Copeland. I had high hopes for this book but it just didn’t do anything at all for me. It was too slow moving for me. It was funny in places of the book and tears did come in other parts of it. I think it is just me, but I just didn’t’ care for it.
The book is about Tess Wakefield who is the granddaughter of a big time logger in Michigan, Wakefield Timber Company. Tess lives in Philadelphia and is engaged to marry a wealthy tycoon. But, when her grandfather dies, she leaves for Michigan to sell the trees. Jake Lannigan doesn’t want her to do this, but her and her fiancé want to do this. When she arrives in Michigan, she is involved in a wagon accident but loses her memory. No one tells her who she is because there were 2 women in that wagon accident, one is a schoolteacher and the other one is Tess.
She falls for Jake Lannigan during her recuperation and he eventually falls for her. It is a good story, just too slow moving for me.
Thank you to Harvest House Publishers for giving me a chance to read and give a review of this book.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
In 1884 Maggie Porter returns home after accompanying her mother to a sanatorium for a prolonged illness. The ranch is almost as it was before her mother's death. The young Alex Bright is in charge of the men at Rocking P Ranch and the spring roundup and cattle drive are about to begin. But something is wrong: the cowboys are grumbling. Tired of working long hours at the lowest wage in the area, the cowboys threaten to strike. They walk off the job, leaving no one to bring the cattle to market. Maggie is desperate. She discovers that the ranch is in debt due to her mother's illness and now her father's health is failing. Even if they get top dollar it would not be enough to pay the bills. She is determined to save the ranch.
This book is the fifth book in the Texas Trail Series by Susan Page Davis. This is the first book I have ever read by Susan Page Davis. I’ll tell you one thing it will not be the last. I loved this book so much, I couldn’t put it down.
The book starts out when Maggie is 13 years old and meets one of their cowhands on their ranch, Alex Morgan. Then, her mother is ill and she accompanies her mother to a sanatorium where her mother eventually passes on.
Her father is so consumed with grief that he sends Maggie to live with her aunt in San Francisco, California. So, she stays there 6 or 7 years and learns the life in San Francisco. But, her heart is in Texas, so she returns a woman now and Alex can’t believe the way he feels. As the story goes on, there is an uprising in the cowhands area and they decide to strike and they do that but don’t complete the job. So, Maggie gets her friends (who are girls) together and they gather up the cattle and take the cattle to market. A Very Interesting story and a GREAT one at that.
I stop and asked myself, “Could I do that and the answer is I don’t think so”. But, if I had lived in that time period, I’m sure I could do it.
I won’t say anything else, I don’t want to spoil the book for you. I would definitely suggest this book to my friends and family. Again, I love this book and thank you to Moody Publishers for giving me an opportunity to review this book.