Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Lost Heiress

The Lost Heiress

Author:  Roseanna M. White
Publisher:  Bethany House Publishers
ISBN #:  9780764213502
Pages:  416

Meet Brook, a young woman who has felt out of place within the society she grew up in.  Brook was raised in Monaco by a family that is not her own.  Justin, Brook’s best friend and confidante, goes in search of Brook’s biological parents and finds that Brook is an English heiress.  From the moment that Brook steps into Whitby Park and meets her father and extended family, Brook’s life is never the same.  Mysteries surround Brook from how her biological mother died to an even bigger mystery that threatens Brook’s life.

Roseanna M. White does a terrific job engaging the reader into Brook’s life and world.  This book is an absolute page turner, equipped with mystery, romance, and realistic characters.  This is the first book in Ms. White’s Ladies of the Manor Series.  I just finished it and I cannot wait for the second installment of this series to come out next year!  I wholeheartedly recommend this great read! 

Feel free to let me know in the comments below your thoughts on this book or others you have read from this author. 

Happy Reading!

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

Sunday, December 6, 2015

The God Who Sees You

The God Who Sees You

Author:  Tammy Maltby
Publisher:  David C. Cook
ISBN #:  9781434767998
Pages:  256

Many of us have experienced moments where we feel invisible to others and at times to God.  The reality is that He truly sees every moment of our everyday.

This is the message of Tammy Maltby’s book.  Tammy writes about how we are truly seen by God right where we are; we are never alone.  Tammy is very honest, sharing her own personal stories that will tell you that she can truly relate to those moments as well.  Tammy illustrates how we can help others realize that they are seen as well. 

I highly recommend this book to anyone that has ever felt invisible or needs a reminder that God sees you always! 

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

I’m Happy For You

I’m Happy For You (Sort of…..Not Really):  Finding Contentment in a Culture of Comparison

Author:  Kay Wills Wyma
Publisher:  WaterBrook Press
ISBN #:  9781601425959
Pages:  231

Have you ever found yourself struggling to stay content when everyone around you seems so perfect?  Kay Wills Wyma writes in her new book, I’m Happy For You, a topic that have affected all of us at one time or another:  comparison.  In a world, where we can compare and be compared by just one click of the mouse, unhappiness is never too far away.  Ms. Wyma writes from her own experiences of learning how to deal with the comparison-crazed society and shares with us her experiences and also shares the insights she has gained from her children as she has navigated them through their own experiences with comparison. 

One of the golden nuggets of insight that Ms. Wyma shares is how God made us not for isolation but to be in community with one another.  I thought this was such an important statement to make because comparison has a tendency to create isolation from others.  Ms. Wyma also makes the point that God made us unique for a purpose; to help/make a difference in one another’s lives. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  Ms. Wyma writes honestly and is encouraging.  I would recommend this book to anyone who struggles with finding contentment or who needs encouragement on their road to contentment.

The wonderful people at FlyBy Promotions have reserved a copy of this book for one reader of my blog to receive.  Click on the Rafflecopter giveaway link below to enter for a chance to win this book:
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This giveaway will run from December 3, 2015 to December 10, 2015.

Happy Reading! 

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