Monday, December 19, 2016

31 Verses to Write On your Heart by Liz Curtis Higgs

It takes 31 verses that we hear and use and breaks it down with the meaning of what the writer in the Bible was talking about when that verse was inserted in the Bible. It gives deeper meaning to the verse. So you have 31 chapters where you can read and learn about these verses and strive to memorize them. The Study Guide at the back gives the verse and some discussion questions and might reference other verses to dig deeper into the verse. This is a sweet gift book or a book for a group of women that might meet regularly and read a verse with a  chapter each time. If you are looking to go deeper and scripture memory, this would be a good book to do so. It has a hard back brown and tan cover, with the outer picture and everything on the dust cover. I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Love Bears All Things An Amish Secrets Novel By Beth Wiseman

Once again Beth Wiseman has written a great book. She is my favorite Amish Fiction author. While she tells a great story, she leaves you thinking, inspired, and ready to face life once again. This is a story about an Amish girl that has broken up with her boyfriend. While recovering from a breakup, she meets Daniel, who is always recovering from a breakup. You are seeing how their secrets and past betrayals effect their life.. how they learn to forgive and move on. Will Charlotte find her happy ending? I love how Beth puts the Dutch Glossary at the beginning so you can keep up with the words the characters say. There are discussion questions at the end if you have a reading group. I look forward to the next book in this series. It doesn't stop with a big clift hanger which makes me happy. The story leads you to where you forsee the end, but one never really knows. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Fraying at the Edge by Cindy Woodsmall

The given summary was: "Family, community, faith, and love.
These quilt blocks sewn together made Ariana s beautiful life.
When they are pulled to pieces,
will anything familiar remain?

The Old Order Amish life Ariana Brenneman loved vanished virtually overnight with the discovery that she was switched at birth twenty years ago. Now she s immersed in theEnglischerworld, getting to know her mother and under the authority of her biological father, an atheist intellectual with resolute plans to expand Ariana s worldview. Only Quill Schlabach, a childhood friend livingEnglisch, can steady the tilting ground between Ariana s two worlds, but can she trust him after so many betrayals?
At the same time, Skylar Nash is forced to choose rehab or spend several months with her true relatives, the large Brenneman family and their seemingly backward life no electricity, no technology, no fun. What the young woman can t leave behind is her addiction to illegal prescription drugs and a deep emptiness from the belief that she doesn t belong in either family.
New ties are binding Ariana and Skylar to the lives they were meant to have. Can they find the wisdom and strength they ll need to follow God s threads into unexpected futures?

Fraying at the Edge is the second novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series. "

I thought the above was the best way to go into this review. I had read the 1st book and seriously wrote it down to keep an eye out to get my hands on this 2nd copy! This was a very engaging story that brought you right back into the story and kept you entertained the entire read. If you enjoy a good story while being inspired, this would be a series for you to read! Now I have to wait for book 3 to see how this story will end! I love this author and I really enjoyed this book. I would recommend it. I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.