Sunday, June 28, 2015

Review: The Prayers of Jane Austen compiled by Terry Glaspey

5 Stars!
I am a big Jane Austen fan and ever since several years back when I first read in one of her biographies that she had written prayers for her family, I found myself wishing I could read those prayers! Needless to say when I found out that this book was happening and was given the opportunity to review it I jumped at the chance! And I am so glad I did, this book is touching and amazing, I truly can't find words to describe how deeply this book blessed me! If you have read any of Jane Austen's other books you will recognize her delightful writing style and voice. These are prayers that I will read and pray over and over again! Forgive me if this sounds presumptuous but I truly believe that these prayers finally being published now, so many years after they were written was absolutely part of God's plan to draw me closer to Him through praying these words, (This may even be the reason why He led me to become a reviewer in the first place!) And if you feel called to read this book I have no doubt that He is doing the same thing in your life! This is an incredibly fabulous book which I foresee reading continually throughout my life! 

Thank you to Harvest House publishers for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, which I have done. My review was not required to be positive. All thought and opinions are one hundred percent my own 

Review: Aire by Lena Goldfinch

4 Stars! 
After reading and enjoying another one of this author's books last year I was very excited when I got the chance to review this book in audio format. The story was very smart, entertaining, suspenseful, romantic and just all around delightful! The narrator really brought the characters to life and helped to pull me even deeper into the story world! There were a few things that seemed a little complicated to me, thus there were some times when I found myself a little confused as to who all the characters were and what was happening but it wasn't too bad so I just went with it and got back on track pretty quickly. I really enjoyed the time I spent listening to this book, and I highly recommend it to any and all fans of good, clean, fantasy fiction! And I look forward to reading more of Lena Goldfinch's work in the future!

I received a complimentary audiobook copy from the author in exchange for my honest review, which I have done. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday on Wednesday Night!

Top Ten Books in my Summer TBR pile! So since I managed to read all but three of the twelve books that I had on Spring TBR list, we'll see how many of these I can read this Summer!

1. The Wonder of You by Susan May Warren

2. Now and Forever by Mary Connealy

3. Season of Fire by Lisa T. Bergren 

4. A Match of Wits by Jen Turano

5. Gone Without a Trace by Patricia Bradley

6. Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin

7. A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer

8. Trauma Plan by Candace Calvert

9. Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate

10. The Elite by Kiera Cass

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Review: Married til Monday by Denise Hunter

5 Stars!!!
I ended up reading this series almost completely out of order, I read the second book first, the third book second, the first book third, and this fourth and final book last. 
I completely fell in love with the entire McKinley family from the very beginning, and I was so looking forward to reading oldest brother Ryan's story. I was most definitely not disappointed! While I don't think I have ever read a romance where the main characters are divorced at the beginning of the story, and it's not something I would normally want to read but I set aside my misgivings due to my desire to finish this series, and boy, I am not sorry I did! This book was such an awesome conclusion to the Chapel Springs Romance series! It was total amazingness from start to finish! I found myself relating to Abby in many ways, I think every person, every woman especially can relate to the journey of feeling (Even truly believing) that they are unworthy of love and eventually opening their heart to God's Grace and learning how to overcome that lie. This is exactly what Abby experiences during the course of the book, and the author beautifully portrayed the struggle and all the emotions that go along with it! And Ryan, oh my goodness! He was such a great guy, I always knew he would make an incredible hero and he absolutely did. There were moments where he most definitely left me swooning!
And let me tell you, it takes a very special hero to make me swoon! 
This was such a great book and series which I highly recommend, and I am very much looking forward to reading more of Denise Hunter's books in the future!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the BookLook bloggers review program in exchange for my honest review, which I have done. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Monthly Reflections #24

My goal for May was to read 10 books, I ended being really busy but I was also on a bit of a reading roll thus I am delighted that I was able to not only achieve my goal but also exceed it by one book! :)
The books I read were:

1. The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson

2. The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert

3. Chance of Loving You by Terri Blackstock, Candace Calvert and Susan May Warren

4. Revelation by Jennifer Hartz

5. No Place to Hide by Lynette Eason

6. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

7. Buried Secrets by Irene Hannon

8. Critical Pursuit by Janice Cantore

9. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

10. Always on my Mind by Susan May Warren

11. The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen

I loved many of these books but I think it's safe to say that Revelation and Always on my Mind were my favorites!

In June I hope to read/listen to at least 6 books!