Saturday, May 27, 2017

SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS




Becky Wade has written an enthralling story with lots of twists, romance and anticipation as to how it will end. TRUE TO YOU is all of this and more.

Nora Bradford has decided that she's meant to be single after her fiancé breaks up with her and marries another much too soon afterwards. She owns and manages the historical village and is the director of the Library where she also does genealogy.

John Lawson of Lawson Training trains for emergency preparedness and hostage rescue. He is a former Navy Seal and Medal of Honor recipient.

Nora's  sister Britt convinces her to participate in a hostage rescue exercise where she meets John. He requests her assistance in finding his birth mother. Through the journey they have many obstacles in their search and develop a comfortable friendship.

Will their friendship develop into something more? Will they be successful in their search and will the outcome be favorable?

Throughout the book Becky is generous with developing a strong Christian foundation with inspiration and insight. It will cause some introspection and self examination. She has a new fan! Never has a fiction novel touched me so much! Romans 8:28 is exemplified.

I received a free copy from Bethany House Publishers A Division of Baker Publishing House. No review, positive or otherwise, was required – all opinions are my own.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

A LOST LETTER





Kathleen Fuller has written another delightful story. Written In Love is a diary of sorts after a letter is mistakenly delivered to the wrong address and returned to the writer.

Phoebe Bontrager intercepts the letter, returning it to Jalon Chupp. Thus begins a penpal link the develops into connection they both felt.

Phoebe is an unwed single mother living with a strict and abusive great aunt. She lives under the cloud of guilt and shame, keeping it all secret. Jalon is a recovering alcoholic who has his own guilt and secrets.

Circumstances compel them to meet but can they come clean, confess and find love and forgiveness?

I enjoyed the novel and as always Kathleen has written a sweet engaging book.

I received a free copy from Harper Collins a division of Thomas Nelson Publishing Group. No review, positive or otherwise, was required – all opinions are my own.

SLOWLY TO GRACE




Waking Up Slowly by Dave Burchett has a lot of thought provoking gems but I found it hard to delve into for all the rabbit trails. Of course, I tend to be a cut the chase person and skim through a lot of added dialogue.

I will say I was expecting a light engaging story including antidotes of their dog that tickled your imagination, much like Jesus's parables. This book is more of a man's journey finding God's grace.

This book is well worth the read, if you can get past the rabbit trails and dig out the jewels.

I received a free copy from Tyndale House Publishing Group. No review, positive or otherwise, was required – all opinions are my own.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

GOD DIRECTS OUR PATH




Pregnant, Brooklyn Myers  was abandoned by her husband, Chad Hallston, ten years ago. Working as a waitress she is raising her daughter as a single mother. She never expects to return home where her father is cold and emotionally abusive when she receives an unexpected visitor.

Derek Johnson, was Chad's best friend and didn't care for Brooklyn and blamed her for Chad's leaving Thunder Creek Idaho. He's a part time deputy and has a small farm he's cultivating and growing organic produce. He's hoping to buy Chad's family farm next door and expand.

They say God often laughs at our plans as he directs us in the way He knows is best. Robin Lee Hatcher brings us a charming story of just such direction in YOU'LL THINK OF ME. I loved the book and highly recommend it.

I received a free copy from Harper Collins Publisher and Thomas Nelson Publishing Groups. No review, positive or otherwise, was required – all opinions are my own.