Sunday, April 15, 2018

100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask by Ilyce R. Glink

"100 Question Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask" by Ilyce R. Glink is what exactly it says a book for home buyers.  This was a great book for anyone including someone who has bought a house before as there might be things they might not have thought of.   It was also not just a book just about getting the best mortgage but also the best house.  Also it was nice to see actual people's stories of buying a home in this.   Very good information that I look forward to using one day if I am ever ready to buy a home.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Proving by Beverly Lewis

"The Proving" by Beverly Lewis is about Amanda Dienner (Mandy) coming back to her hometown after her mother died to run her mother's bed and breakfast inn.  This is a story about Mandy who left the Amish life and having to face why she left plus forgiveness.  Also there is a side story of one of the people who visit the bed and breakfast which was an interesting one itself.   Amish books are usually so cliche but this was its own story without all the standard types.  It was a just an overall good story about forgiveness and what we think we seen may not be the whole story.  Also it is a story about how being open to change and God's work in our lives.  I highly recommend this book as it is one of Beverly Lewis's best books.

I received a complimentary  copy of this book from Bethany House. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

"Where We Belong" by  Lynn Austin is about the life well off sisters Rebecca and Flora Hawes.   While Rebecca and Flora and in the high society of late 1800's but they are not the typical women of that era.  They go on an expedition to the middle east that brings back memories of their lives as young women and might be putting themselves in danger without knowing it. The book takes place at times in the sisters history while at the same time also from the viewpoints of different people.  It was confusing at times and seemed very drawn out.  I finally finished and sadly it was last couple chapters that I finally was intrigued by this book.  I usually enjoy Lynn Austin's books but this one was not one of her best.  So I recommend this book with reservations that this is not one of her best books.

I received a complimentary  copy of this book from Bethany House. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The House on Foster Hill by Jamie Jo Wright

"The House on Foster Hill" by Jaime Jo Wright is Kaine Prescott who after 2 years with nobody believing her that her husband was murdered decides to start new purchasing a home she has never seen in her grandfather's home town.  Not only does this book take place in the present it also takes place 100 years ago when Kaine's family member Ivy tries to solve a murder of a young women found on that exact property that Kaine buys.  This book does start off on the slow side but stick with it as really gets going deep.  As it really talks about how sins of the past can affect the present. It also deals with things we think are only new such as sex trafficking but were happening in the past also.  This book deals with abuse, murder and other not so nice topics so if that bothers you then this is not the book for you.  But I really enjoyed this book and how it shows how the past can affect the present.  I highly recommend this book.

I was given this book from Bethany House for free and was not required to give a positive review.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Beneath The Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn

"Beneath The Surface" by Lynn H. Blackburn is the first the Dive Team Investigations book series.  Our story starts with the dive team finding a body that nobody was supposed to find and detective Ryan Parker starting an investigations.  At the same time an old friend of Ryan's has moved back to town a Leigh Weston and someone is trying to kill her. So the question is either case related or not.  I always enjoy a good murder mystery even when I know there will be a little romance well this one did not disappoint.    We have a two fold mystery that you were not sure where it was going until near the end.  Thankfully it was one of those books that the ended was not figured out at the start of the book.  The book twists and turns in ways I was not expecting.  I highly recommend this series and can't wait for the next one.

I was given this book from Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group for free and was not required to give a positive review.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

How To Be A Perfect Christian by The Babylon Bee



"How To Be A Perfect Christian" by The Babylon Bee is a sarcastic look on how to be the most  perfect Christian out there.  Yes this book is tongue in cheek but at the same time it does teach you truth while being sarcastic.  It goes after common sacred cows of American Christianity and even popular teachers that are not correct. However it does it in a fun and shake you head type of way.  I love the way The Babylon Bee uses sarcasm and humor to teach truth as some people just can't see the truth without showing how ridiculous the false they are believing is.  This is not just a fun book but a very good learning book at the same time.  I highly recommend it especially if you already love reading The Babylon Bee.

I was given this book from Blogging for Books for free and not required to give a positive review.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Phoebe's Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher

"Phoebe's Light" by Suzanne Woods Fisher is the first book in the Nantucket Legacy book series that takes place in pre-revolutionary war America.  The author really did her history on the timeline of the people, the Quakers and whale.  rs.  I will admit that this is the third book I have read lately about the Quakers and pre-revolutionary time frame so I am beginning to think that this the start of a new trend instead of Amish.  The main character Phoebe living her life while learning about her Great-Grandma.  Sadly I really had a hard time getting into this as it really felt formulaic and I really did not like it.  At times I enjoyed the book but most of the time I got tired of the typical characters and story.  So I don't recommend it as I am not into the same old same old books.

I was given this book from Revell a division of Baker Publishing group and was not required to give a positive review.

100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask by Ilyce R. Glink

" 100 Question Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask " by Ilyce R. Glink is what exactly it says a book for home buyers.  This ...