Thursday, April 14, 2016

Like Never Before - Melissa Tagg

Like Never Before – Melissa Tagg

            Like Never Before is book number 2 in the Walker Family Series. I didn’t read the first book, From the Start, but I just might go backwards and break my rule!  Amelia Bentley has a life and a home in Maple Valley.  Logan Walker grew up in Maple Valley, but his home is in Los Angeles with his daughter. 
            There are several stories within Amelia and Logan’s story.   Amelia and Logan are learning things about themselves as they endure hardships and have fun! 
            “Real life isn’t just your career or your everyday stuff.  It’s the surprises and opportunities and open doors you didn’t see coming.”    I love this quote!  Now, I am probably closer to Case’s, Logan’s dad, age than Logan’s – but this quote shines true.  Real life is in the day-to-day ups and downs.  I enjoyed how this book wasn’t really ‘preachy’, but had great Christian beliefs. 
            Here’s another gem of a quote, “….sometimes believing is a matter of deciding.  Deciding who you’re going to trust and what you know about who you trust.  And once that decision starts sinking into your bones, the side-open spaces of your future get more invigorating than intimidating.  Does’ mean the choices suddenly get easy.  But it does mean we stop worrying so much that we’re going to mess up and pick the wrong door, as if we could possibly out-wander God.”  This is just truth!
            This is a sweet story of forgiveness, love, family, trust, faith, and all sorts of other wonderful things!  Buy it!  Read it!

**I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.**

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Her Texas Family - Jill Lynn

Her Texas Family – Jill Lynn

            Her Texas Family is the book that comes after Falling for Texas, both written by author Jill Lynn.  I am unsure if it is a series. 

Lucy Grayson is escaping her problems.  She is flighty, but fun.  Graham Redmond is boring and stuck – and totally fine with his situation.  Graham’s daughter, Mattie, is too old for a 5-year-old.   Lucy takes it upon herself to help out this situation – much to Graham’s opposition. 

I really enjoyed this story.  There are misinformed ‘villains’ who are just wounded worried people.  There are people supporting other people.  It was just a nice story.   It is not a long book, but I felt like the characters were developed well in a short time.

I received this book from author Jill Lynn because I won a prize from her last year.  Please note that my review is honest!  Thanks!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Almost Like Being in Love - Beth K. Vogt

Almost Like Being in Love – Beth K. Vogt

            I really enjoyed reading book 1 in The Destination Wedding Series, The Crazy Little Thing Called Love.  It was fun and a story about reconciliation. I love reconciliation stories!  
Almost Like Being in Love is the story of Caron, Alex, Kade, Jessica, and a host of other people.  There were several minor story lines running alongside of Caron’s story.  I actually like that in a book!  Without spoiling the book there are several “messed-up” situations in this book: alcoholism, imposing parents, making decisions for yourself, friends who speak the truth in love, unconditional love, and forgiveness/reconciliation.  Did I mention I love reconciliation stories?!?!
Caron has to be an adult and make grown-up choices.  It is a hard road, and very confusing for her because she thinks her life is heading in a certain direction, but is it?
I really enjoyed this story!

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.