Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sweetbriar Cottage - Denise Hunter

Sweetbriar Cottage – Denise Hunter

I love Denise Hunter!  I love stories set in my home state of Georgia!  This book was a no-brainer to read!  This is the story of Noah, who is still reeling from a harsh divorce from Josephine.  Unbeknown to them after about a year and a half they are still actually married.  Josephine grew up in a hot mess environment!  She can’t seem to do the right thing when it comes to Noah. 
They are trapped together during a horrible storm.  They go without food and power.  Then things got worse.  One theme is that people aren’t always who they appear to be.  Another one would be to just be honest – even with the hard stuff!
I love a happy ending.  I won’t spoil it for you, but it may or may not end that way.  If I had anything to complain about regarding the story is that I find it hard to believe that someone could become that secluded for that long in North Georgia.  It makes me want to go visit my sister in Blairsville, a main city in North Georgia, and figure it out!

I was given this book with the option of reviewing it.  I loved this story and I would highly recommend it.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

With you Always - Jody Hedlund

With you Always (Orphan Train) -  Jody Hedlund

            Jody Hedlund is one of my all time favorite authors.  I loved this book, but I don’t know if I would have categorized it as an “orphan train” book.  I would definitely say the characters are struggling orphans.  It was a very good book!
            This is the story of Elise Neumann, the oldest of 3 sisters who were orphaned.  Elise has to leave her sisters after a crisis in New York causes her to go west for work.  While she is away she convinces the founder of a new town – that is a competition between twin brothers – to really experience what he is asking the working class to do.  Thornton Quincy, the twin who starts her town, is greatly humbled, and has his eyes opened to the plight of the working class.
            The competition has a stiff prize – the inheritance of his wealthy father’s money.  Thornton’s brother is willing to do what it takes to win, will Thornton?
            I really enjoyed this book.

            I was given this book in exchange for the possibility of writing a review.

Under the Summer Sky: A Savannah Romance - Melody Carlson

Under the Summer Sky: A Savannah Romance  – Melody Carlson

I am a big fan of Melody Carlson.  I loved the cover of this book.  I love Savannah!  This is the story of Nicole Anderson who is a high school art teacher who needs a little change of pace in her life.  At the beginning of summer she is presented – almost forced – into a trip to run an art gallery in Savannah, Georgia for old family friends.  What she doesn’t realize is the old family friends also have 2 grown sons, and the art gallery is staffed with a disagreeable co-worker.  Nicole is forced out of her comfort zones in many ways, and rises to the occasions.  Savannah, Georgia is also highlighted in this fun story.

            This was a fun read – especially for a Georgia girl!

I was given this book and had the option of posting a review online.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sandpiper Cove - Irene Hannon

Sandpiper Cove: A Hope Harbor Novel – Irene Hannon

I really enjoy reading Irene Hannon’s book.  She has a unique way of drawing people in.  I love how she really gives details from past book’s characters.  I LOVE THAT!  Sandpiper Cove will not disappoint!  Lexie Graham is the widowed police chief of Hope Harbor.  She and her son live together with her mom.  Unfortunately, there are cases of vandalism around town.  Adam Stone, a former felon, has lent a hand repairing the vandalism.  When they catch the vandals he also helps mentor the wrongdoer. 

As you can possibly imagine Lexie and Adam work together.  There are obstacles they have to overcome given their positions in society.  I love how they take care of all involved.

This really is a good book.  Read it.  I was given this book in the case that I may choose to review it!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Earth Psalms - Francine Rivers

Earth Psalms – Francine Rivers      

            I have always been a fan of Francine Rivers’ fiction books.  She has such a way of provoking emotion in a reader.  I have never been angrier – frustrated -- at characters than I have in her books.
            Earth Psalms is a non-fiction devotional.  It is meant to take place over the course of a year, but I sped through it in 52 days!  This devotional is AMAZING!  I know we serve the Powerful God of creation!  Rivers takes his creation and relates it to spiritual truths! 
            The artwork in the book is BEAUTIFUL!  The applications at the end of the devotionals are thought provoking. 
            I LOVE THIS BOOK!  I have already given this book as gifts!  I will be purchasing more of them as gifts!  You NEED TO BUY THIS BOOK!  I hope she writes another one!

I was given this book, and chose to post an honest review!