Sunday, June 10, 2018

Book Review: Jesus Loves You

Jesus Loves You

Author:  Christine Topjian
Publisher:  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages:  26
Audience:  Children
Genre:  Children’s Book

Jesus Loves You by Christine Topjian is a wonderful book!  This children’s book has a great message to our children of how God is with them in every situation in their lives.  Ms. Topjian writes simply which makes this message clearly understood to children of how God loves them and is with them throughout their lives.  I find that this is needed as a reminder to children and to adults.  The illustrations are touching as well as it depicts the young boy’s life in all stages of his growth.

      I recommend you get this book for your child, to remind him or her how much God loves them!

      Happy Reading!

Note:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Book Review: On The Edge

On The Edge

Author:  Theresa Santy
Publisher:  Breath of Fresh Air Press
Pages:  311
Audience:  Adult
Genre:  Fiction

On The Edge is the story of Kristen Craemer, a young woman haunted and running away from the memories of a traumatic childhood.  Kristen uses any means possible to escape the memories of her past by avoiding her mother and even results to using alcohol to numb the pain and stop the nightmares that threaten to unravel the truth and force her to confront those memories. 

Theresa Santy is a wonderfully gifted storyteller; she brings Kristen’s story to life with vivid description that as the reader, you will find yourself engulfed and invested in Kristen’s journey.  The beautiful case of supporting characters such as Kristen’s mother, Kristen’s childhood friend, Ethan, and her best friend, Alana also have their individual stories that are entwined within Kristen’s life and showcase how the relationships in our lives shape and affect us.  Kristen’s introduction and ambivalence in believing in God is also told in a real way.

This is a beautifully written story that I recommend that everyone should read.  The themes of love and faith are impactful. 

Happy Reading!

Note:  I received a free copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Music Review: Passion - Whole Heart Album

Passion Whole Heart Album

The Passion Whole Heart Album is a powerful and uplifting album!  From the first song to the very last, the lyrics of these songs will touch your heart.  The beautiful and harmonious voices that sing each word is filled with passion and heartfelt emotion.  I truly got lost in this album and I replayed the album each time it came to an end.  

This album made me joyful and made me emotional.  The lyrics are filled with the truth of God’s Word, love and goodness.  This is a wonderful praise album that had me singing all day and I believe it will have you singing as well.  

I recommend that you pick up the Passion Whole Heart album.  The beautiful praise songs will uplift you and make your heart happy.

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Happy Listening!  

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Book Review: Promise of Peppermint

Promise of Peppermint

Author:  Valerie Comer
Publisher:  GreenWords Media
Pages:  111
Audience:  Women
Genre:  Fiction

Promise of Peppermint is the story of Rebekah, a young woman who is trying to deal with a painful past.  In the midst of Rebekah’s struggles enters Wade Roper, a past love who means very much to Rebekah, however, as much as she finds that she still loves Wade there is something that still standing in her way of admitting this.  

Wade has loved Rebekah since the day he met her, however, their relationship fell apart four years ago and as much as he still loves her, Wade wonders what tore their relationship apart.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.  Valerie Comer creates such vivid and rich characters that are full of depth, with struggles that are relevant to us all.  The message of this book about trusting God and letting go of fear is told so well through this cast of characters.  I honestly did to want this book to end and I found out that this book is the prequel to her Urban Farm Fresh book series and I am happy that these characters’ stories go on in other books.  

I recommend that you pick this book up.  The message of trust, faith, and love will leave you feeling hopeful.

Happy Reading!

Note:  I have received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Book Review: Just Another Girl Story

Just Another Girl’s Story
A Memoir of Finding Redemption

Author:  Laura Eckert and Shawn Eckert
Publisher:  Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages:  240
Audience:  Adults
Genre:  Memoir

Just Another Girl’s Story is the true story of Laura Eckert.  Laura shares the story of her life and the challenges that she went through and the strength of her faith.  Laura’s touching story teaches us that our decisions do not define who we are; our trials can serve as lessons that make us stronger.  Laura’s story is inspiring in that it is a true testament to how God loves us even when we find it difficult to love ourselves.

Laura writes her story with such honesty.  Laura’s story of redemption comes with heartache and joy and will definitely resonate with anyone who has experienced their own journey to redemption.  Laura is an example of not giving up on your faith and seeking the life that God envisioned for you to be.  I recommend that Laura’s story be read. 

Happy Reading!

Note:  I have received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Book Review: Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright

Author:  Debbie Macomber
Publisher:  Ballantine Books
Pages:  272
Audience:  Adults
Genre:  Fiction

Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber is about Mery who works for Jayson Bright, a man who is not so jovial about the holidays.  Merry’s mother and brother decide they are going to surprise Merry by signing her up for an online dating site.  This surprise sends Merry on an adventurous search for romance where she learns not to judge a book by its cover.

Jayson Bright on the other hand, gets a surprise when his cousin is getting married.  This news sets Jayson on a course of self-discovery and a journey to find if there is someone out there for him as well.  These two very different characters are on their respective romantic adventures that lead them to discover more than romance.

This story is very sweet and a fun holiday read!  If you want a feel-good type of read, I would suggest picking this book up.

Happy Reading!

Note:  I have received a copy of this ebook from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Book Review: The Crooked Christmas Tree

The Crooked Christmas Tree

Author:  Damian Chandler
Publisher:  Faith Words
Pages:  144
Audience:  Adults
Genre:  Religion/Holidays/Christian

The Crooked Christmas Tree is the true life story told from a father’s perspective.  The story starts with the way many households start the holiday season, the picking of the family Christmas tree.  Mr. Chandler tells the story of how his children picked a crooked Christmas tree.  However, as Mr. Chandler and the reader will discover this is no ordinary crooked tree. 
Mr. Chandler is set on a road of introspective discovery, set by a tree he didn’t want to begin with.  He writes about the lessons he learned through this tree; lessons of rejection, the Lord’s saving Grace, and how God loved us so much He sent His only son to earth to save us.  At Christmas, while the perfect Christmas tree is sought to adorn our homes, God sent His perfect son to save our crooked selves. 

I really enjoyed reading this book.  Mr. Chandler highlights the true meaning of Christmas and how Jesus’ birth is the light that obliterates all our crooked pieces.

I recommend you read this book.  It is heartwarming and these lessons will live in your heart beyond this holiday season.

Happy Reading!

Note:  I have received a copy of this book from the publisher and Hachette Book Group in exchange for an honest review.