Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Happy Tuesday!!!!!

Tuesday 7/31/2012

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.

~ Psalm 119:105

Monday, July 30, 2012

Where Love Grows by Jerry Eicher

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

Book Description

Attend the wedding of Teresa, the young Englisha girl who has come home with Susan Hostetler to learn the ways of the Amish---and in fact to become Amish herself.

But Teresa is not the only young woman to find romance in these pages. Susan, long estranged from Thomas Stoll, the young man she had intended to marry from her childhood, reunites with him..just as another man appears on the scene with designs on her heart. Which man is the one Da Hah has chosen for her?

My Review

This Book is the third and final book in Fields of Home Series by Jerry Eicher.  Jerry is one of the best Amish authors I have ever read.  I know that Jerry grew up Amish but never dreamed he could capture the hearts of the women like he does.

This book starts up where Book 2 left off.  Teresa is in the process of getting things going for her marriage to James.  They get married and Susan Hostetler, who is her close friend, breaks up with Thomas.  He is not very thoughtful in my opinion.  He breaks up with Susan on the night of Teresa’s wedding.  As the book goes on, there are other things that happen to the Hostetlers, but will not say anymore because I don’t want to spoil the book for you. 

I just want to say this is one of those books that once you start reading it, you definitely can’t put it down.  It will grab you from the start to the end.  I loved this whole series, thank you Jerry Eicher for giving us readers such a GREAT series and this book is just GREAT.  I didn’t’ want it to end.  But I know it has to. 

Thank you Harvest House for giving me the chance to read and review on this book.  It was such a Good Book that I would most definitely suggest this book to my friends and family.

Happy Monday!!!!!

Monday 7/30/2012

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

~ Hebrews 13:8

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Happy Glorious Sunday!!!!!

Sunday 7/29/2012

But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

~ Romans 5:8

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Happy Saturday!!!!!

Saturday 7/28/2012

The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him

~ Psalm 103:13

Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy Friday!!!!

Friday 7/27/2012

God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

~ 2 Timothy 1:7

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Happy Thursday!!!!

Thursday 7/26/2012

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

~ Colossians 3:12

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Happy Wednesday!!!! Hump Day!!!!

Wednesday 7/25/2012

God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

~ Matthew 5:7

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Happy Tuesday!!!!

Tuesday 7/24/2012

No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

~ Micah 6:8

Monday, July 23, 2012

Happy Monday Everyone!!!!

Monday 7/23/2012

Whoever pursues righteousness and unfailing love will find life, righteousness, and honor.

~ Proverbs 21:21

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hope Springs by Kim Cash Tate

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

Book Description

Hope Springs, North Carolina, is the epitome of small town life-a place filled with quiet streets where families have been friends for generations, a place where there's not a lot of change. Until three women suddenly find themselves planted there for a season.

Janelle hasn't gone back to Hope Springs for family reunions since losing her husband. But when she arrives for Christmas and learns that her grandmother is gravely ill, she decides to extend the stay. It isn't long before she runs into her first love, and feelings that have been dormant for more than a decade are reawakened.

My Review

This book is the first book of Kim Cash Tate’s that I have read and I guarantee you, it will not be the last one either. She has a way of intertwining everyone into her story, you feel like you are there.

I love how Kim just draws you into her stories and this one is GREAT. I felt very close to Grandma Geri because she reminded me of what my grandma would have been like if she had lived long enough. I was only 7 when she passed away.

This story intertwines Janelle, Stephanie and Libby and I love how Kim just brings them so close together and how Jesus changes their lives. At first, I felt sorry for Janelle since she lost her husband and has to raise her kids. But, as the story goes on, you can see Jesus working in her heart. I thoroughly love that.

I grew really close to all of them, but I think I loved Grandma Geri the best. She was struggling through some pretty deep issues and I won’t tell you what they are because that would spoil it for you. She gets cancer and what she endures is amazing but she never left the Lord, if anything she grew closer.

Thank you Thomas Nelson Publishers for giving me a chance to read and review this WONDERFUL book. Thank you, Kim Cash Tate for giving us all a good book to read and learn how Jesus moves. I just have to say this one thing, “Jesus does not move, we do”. Just a thought.

I would definitely suggest this book to my family and friends. 

Happy Glorious Sunday!!!!!

Sunday 7/22/2012

I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

~ John 14:27

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Happy Saturday!!!! Hope your Day is GREAT.

Saturday 7/21/2012

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.

~ John 16:33

Friday, July 20, 2012

GIVEAWAY Postcards and Bookmarks

Hello everyone.  If anyone would like a postcard and bookmarks of the book "The Haven" plus some bookmarks, let me know and I will send these to you in the mail.  Suzanne Woods Fisher who wrote "The Haven" has given me some of these.  Let me know of your address and I will send these out to you.  FREE.


Happy Friday!!!!! TGIF!!!!

Friday 7/20/2012

Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are.

~ John 1:2

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Happy Thursday!!!!!

Thursday 7/19/2012

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

~ 1 Peter 5:7

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy Wednesday!!!!! Hump Day WOOHOO!!!!!!!!

Wednesday 7/18/2012

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

~ Philippians 4:6,

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Happy Tuesday!!!!!

Tuesday 7/17/2012

Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.

~ John 14:1,

Monday, July 16, 2012

Happy Monday!!!!!

Monday 7/16/2012

For our present troubles are small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!

~ 2 Corinthians 4:17,

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Happy and Glorious Sunday!!!!!

Sunday 7/15/2012

No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

~ Romans 8:39

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Happy Saturday!!!!!!

Saturday 7/14/2012

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

~ Philippians 1:6

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Friday!!!! TGIF

Friday 7/13/2012

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

~ Hebrews 4:16

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Happy Thursday!!!!!!

Thursday 7/12/2012

I took my troubles to the Lord; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.

~ Psalm 120:1

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Veil of Pearls by Mary Lu Tyndall

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

Book Description

After escaping her vicious owner in Barbados, runaway slave Adalia blends in with the myriad of emigrants flooding Charleston, South Carolina, in 1812. That is, until the handsome son of a rich landowner sweeps her into the elite's extragavant, pampered lifestyle. But when her master finds her, will her new world come crashing down?

My Review

This book is the first book of Mary Lu Tyndall and I guarantee you, it will not be the last one either. She has a way of intertwining everyone into her story, you feel like you are there.

The book starts out at Barbados in December 1811. Althea (Adalia) is a slave to Sir Walter in Barbados. She is so sick and tired of being beaten so dreadfully, she manages to escape his throngs. She makes it to the ship office and makes her way on a ship and heads to Charleston, SC.

Once she is in Charleston, she works with the Father at St. Mary’s. She helps the sick children at the orphanage. Then, a doctor sees her and offers her employment. She accepts his offer and now she has a place to lay her head. Then, she meets Morgan Rutledge, whose father owns a HUGE plantation and the story goes on and on. I won’t say anything else, I don’t want to spoil the book for you.

This is a great story about slavery and I never thought I would side with the slaves, but I did. I really felt sorry for them. This is such a GREAT book, I think everyone should read it. It was so good, I couldn’t put it down at all. I would suggest this book to my family and friends. WONDERFUL BOOK!!!!!!

Thank you to Barbour books and Mary Lu Tyndall for giving me this opportunity to read and give this review on such a wonderful book.

Happy Wednesday!!!! Hump Day!!!!

Wednesday 7/11/2012

Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your hearts desires.

~ Psalm 37:4

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Happy Tuesday!!!!

Tuesday 7/10/2012

God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

~ John 3:17

Monday, July 9, 2012

Happy Monday!!!!

Monday 7/9/2012

A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.

~ Proverbs 15:1

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Happy Sunday!!!!

Sunday 7/8/2012

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

~ Psalm 19:14

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Lost a Friend

We just lost a good friend this past week.  Her name is Shirley Dunn and she was pretty special to everyone.  Shirley, may you rest in peace.  We will all miss you.  You are probably making everyone smile in Heaven.  Hehe.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Happy Friday!!!!

Friday 7/6/2012

I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to your commandments.
~ Psalm 119:45

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy Thursday!!!!!

Thursday 7/5/2012

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

~ John 8:32

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!!!! Bible Verse

Wednesday 7/4/2012

So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.

~ John 8:36

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Memory Jar by Tricia Goyer

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

Book Description

West Kootenai, Montana is known for it's fall hunting season. Amish men "hunting" for brides and a good hunting season, arrive in spring to make sure they have official "residency" for both events!

Sarah Shelter has lived in W. Kootenai for the last ten years and wonders if she will ever fall in love. Since the tragic death of her best friend, she carries her memories in a jar along with the small items connected to them. For just as long, she's also been carrying around her emotions instead of allowing them to penetrate deep into her heart. Will there ever be someone kind and gentle who can break down that wall?

My Review

This book is the first book in the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelor Series by Tricia Goyer.  She is one of the best authors I have had the privilege to read about the Amish.  This book starts in W. Kootenai, Montana.  Sarah Shelter lives and works in W. Kootenai.  She had a really good friend and she was killed and it is hard on Sarah, she thinks no one cares.  She has a jar that she carries with her everywhere she goes.  Then she meets Jathan and she falls for him pretty hard.  He then leaves Montana and has to go back to Ohio, even though he doesn’t want to.  He eventually calls Sarah and asks her to come and help out at the bakery that his mom runs in Ohio.  So, Sarah decides to go.  Things happen and I just can’t let you know what happens. 

This book is so GOOD, I would suggest that everyone read this one.  I loved it.  I plan on reading a lot more of Tricia Goyer’s books.  Thanks Tricia, for giving us such great books.  You really need to pickup this book, it is wonderful. Thank you Zondervan, for giving me the opportunity to read this book and give this review.