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Love in the Balance Review

Love in the Balance 
Author:  Regina Jennings
Publisher:  Bethany House Publishers
ISBN #:  9780764209918
Pages:  360

This is the second novel by author, Regina Jennings, whose first novel is Sixty Acres and a Bride.  This current book the author continues the story of Molly Lovelace and Bailey Garner, who appeared in the first novel.  At first introduction, Molly seems like a very selfish and immature character however as the story progresses you’ll find that there is a lot more to Molly than meets the eye.  Bailey has known Molly for many years and dreams of marrying her one day.  Both characters go through struggles which force them to grow on their own and within their own relationship with each other. 

Ms. Jennings tells a story that really can engulf the reader.  Her character’s emotions and struggles really come alive for the reader.  The themes that are so poignantly revealed throughout the characters’ lives are love, faith, and forgiveness.  This is a great story full of characters that show that mistakes will be made in life but the love and grace of God is with us all.

(Feel free to take a look at my review of Sixty Acres and a Bride – review post  dated 1/5/13.)

If you have read this book or the first book of Regina Jennings, feel free to comment below this post.  I would enjoy reading your thoughts about them.

Happy Reading!  

Note:  I have received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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A Family-Friendly Christmas Movie!

Coming Home for Christmas (movie review)

This post will be a bit different from past reviews in that it will be a movie review.

Coming Home for Christmas is a story of two estranged sisters, Kate and Melanie, who haven’t spoken in five years.  Their relationship became strained when Kate walked out on Melanie’s wedding day.  Kate is the narrator from the beginning and she explains the relationship between her and her sister.  The parents are very affected by their daughters’ lack of communication and this takes a toll on their own relationship.  Other characters play a role with the family and are also very endearing and just as memorable as the main characters. 

This movie is a great family movie.  It is a story of forgiveness, love, and family.  It’s a feel good movie with a great message. 

Feel free to comment below if you have seen this movie; I would love to know your thoughts.

Happy Viewing!  

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

A Great Western Read!

Taming the Wind

By:  Tracie Peterson
Publisher:  Bethany House
ISBN #:  9780764206177
Pages:  324

This is the third book in the Land of the Lone Star series.  The story centers on Carissa Lowe, a widow and mother of a little girl.  Carissa’s past with her abusive husband haunts her along with the tragic events that resulted in the loss of her husband.  The author does a good job in explaining briefly the events that occurred to Carissa (being the fact that Book Two was about these events) which lead to her fearfulness and caution.  Tyler Atherton is very much a part of Carissa’s story.  He saved her life on that tragic day in Carissa’s life and at the beginning of the story it is discovered that Tyler cares very much for Carissa and her daughter. 

The author does a wonderful job describing these two characters and telling their separate yet intertwined journeys.  So many these are reflected in this book such as forgiveness, trust, and love.  I found that it wasn’t necessary to read the first two books in order to read this one.  This was an entertaining read filled with adventure, suspense, and romance.  Overall, this was an enjoyable read.

Feel free to comment below if you have read any books from Tracie Peterson and how you’ve liked them. 

Happy Reading!

Note:  I have received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.