The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp, a Bible study review

Although it sounds painful, The Broken Way is a great way to be! It seems like I have spent more time in Bible studies than on fiction lately which is a good habit to  have! So, today I am reviewing the latest Bible study I am in with only one week left to go. It is so amazing and life-changing, it is hard to put into words, but I will try.

Although I had read and shared and given away copies to friends of Ann’s first book, One Thousand Gifts, I just studied it on my own and have continued to write down over 5000 things I am thankful for in my prayer journals over the years. I would still recommend the study if you haven’t done the first book. Continue reading

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Julane Hiebert and her Debut Novel, Robin

Are  you ready to read Robin by Julane Hiebert? Are you ready to have your socks knocked off by a debut author? I cut my teeth by reading “prairie romances” and this has got to be one of the best debut historical novels I have read in a long time. Julane Hiebert grew up on the prairie in Kansas, and now lives on a lake in the beautiful Flint Hills there, and knows and describes them both  in a way that you feel like you’re inside the story with the characters!

In the first book in the Brides of a Feather series, we meet Robin Wenghold waiting alone at a train station in Cedar Bluff, Kansas, and you immediately sympathize with her. And, you soon grow to love her as you read about how caring she is with those she meets on this journey to her new home. All is not easy for Robin, but she makes the best she can of each situation, and falls in love despite many roadblocks. She is a survivor, and a caregiver, and has enough love in her heart to make a difference wherever God places her.

And, if you love this book, there are two more in the series–Lark and Wren. So pick a cold winter weekend and read Robin, as you won’t want to leave the house until you are finished with this gripping read.

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Kimberly Rose Johnson’s latest release–A Love Song for Kayla

I was excited to hear that Kimberly Rose Johnson has had a book re-released retitled A Love Song for Kayla, and I bet you will want to read it after you read the blurb below.

Blurb: When two strangers cross paths their lives are forever altered.

Ever since she was sixteen Kayla Russell has dreamed of her perfect man. She even went so far as to make a list of desired qualities. The list has proven to be a bust since no man is that perfect, at least until she meets Derek. But will his secrets come between them and destroy what could have been something wonderful? Continue reading

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Alexis Goring’s New Book–A Second Chance

My friend Alexis Goring has a new book out with Forget Me Not Romances named A Second Chance. It is available on kindle for $2.99. The cover, as you can see, is gorgeous! And, I think after you read this blurb you will want to buy and read a copy. I love stories of second chances like God gives each of us, don’t you?

Book blurb: Newly single food critic and newspaper reporter Traci Hightower is done with dating. After the man of her dreams left her at the altar on their wedding day and ran off with the woman she thought was her best friend, Traci resolves to focus on work and resigns herself to being a bachelorette for life. Continue reading

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Grace and the Preacher by Kim Vogel Sawyer–A Book Review

Review of Kim Vogel Sawyer’s latest book–Grace and the Preacher

In Grace and the Preacher Kim Vogel Sawyer has come up with a unique way for her latest hero and heroine to meet and fall in love, although the path to love has many complications. A case of mistaken identity leads to several secrets I’ll let you discover for yourself. As the back cover asks, “Will Grace’s undeserved affection and God’s mercy make something beautiful from the ashes of Theo’s past?”

Grace is a lovely lady who lives up to her name. Theophil comes from Theophilus which means a “friend of God” which proves God is always our friend even before we know Him!

Kim’s caring, emotive writing has you pulling for this relationship to work out, and you find yourself falling in love with the hero and heroine as they fall for each other. When several truths are revealed, their plans are changed, and you know that only God can work good out of bad in this situation. As always, the author ends with happy-ever-after endings for this couple and several other characters in this well-crafted story.

Hope  you will pre-order it on amazon or from CBD.com You’ll be glad you did!

 

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Book Review of “The Wedding Shop” by Rachel Hauck

Happy New Year everyone! One of my goals this year is to get back to doing weekly book reviews. I read over 100 books each year, but with all the time I spend writing and reading, it seems I get behind on my blogging, so hopefully this will help me keep up with it better. What would be your favorite day to read a book review? Please leave a note in the comment section! I will draw one commenter to win a choice of one of my 5 published books. And if you can think of a catchy title for the book review page, I will even put your name in the hat twice!

My fave book so far this year is by Rachel Hauck, so I will start with The Wedding Shop. It is the third in a series of wedding books, but I read this one before I read the other two–The Wedding Dress and The Wedding Chapel, and this book whetted my appetite to read the others. So, although they are mentioned in the other books, I don’t feel I missed anything by reading them out of the order they were written.

All three of these books have a modern romance wrapped up in a romance (or three or four!) from bye-gone years, so whether you like historicals or contemporary books, you will find something to love in each one.

The Wedding Shop introduces Haley Morgan who returns to Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, where part of the action for each book is set. After a stint in the Air Force, Haley wants to open up the old wedding shop she and her childhood friend used to play in and pinky-swore to someday open and run together. But, her friend died recently, so she wonders if she can do it by herself.

Against unsurmountable odds, she attains the money and the help she needs to do the remodel, causing her to believe in miracles again. And, she learns the answers to some family secrets and falls in love. As with all of Rachel Hauck’s books, you will experience drama and losses along the way, but can rest assured the book will finish with a happy ending!

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