Monday, January 30, 2017

Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig

"Conspiracy Of Silence" by Ronie Kendig is the first in the book series called the Tox Files.  The book follows Tox the brother of the President and the President's sister in law Kasey Cortes as they find the cure to ancient plague that dates back to Moses.  This was an interesting book but its story line is definitely one that you have to stretch your belief in some areas specifically the section on the plague returning.  Another area of the book that I had a hard time with was the past of the characters we do get a bit of their history but it almost feels like we should already know the history of the characters.  A few times I felt like I should have read the first book but then I remember I am reading the first book in the series.  Overall it was a decent book but I kept getting confused at points so I don't think I will read anymore in the series.  Had potential but not for me.

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

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Sisters Of Sugarcreek by Cathy Liggett

"The Sisters Of Sugarcreek" by Cathy Liggett is a book about three women finding friendship with each other even though they all are different ages and come from different lifestyles.  What do I mean lifestyles well Lydia is Amish, while Liz and Jessica are not.  Jessica is a single mom and Liz is an older widow.   It starts out right out with learning how each woman gets connected with each other and goes on from there on their relationships and their individual pasts.  It does have a bit of romance but the bulk of the book is all about the women's friendship developing.  It is a very sweet and caring novel showing our just a bit of kindness can bloom into great friendships.  I highly recommend this book.

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

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Another Day Another Dali by Sandra Orchard

"Another Day Another Dali" by Sandra Orchard is the second book in the Serena Jones mystery book series.  Serena Jones is an FBI Special Agent that works art forgeries. In this book she is doing her grandmother a favor by taking a case involving a forged Dali.  She is also hoping to get her grandmother's approval finally.  I really like the mystery portion in this book.  However, just like in the first book the character of her Aunt Martha gets on my nerves.  She is always interfering and to the point it puts her niece in danger.  Her character pulls me out of the story so much so since in real life her niece Serena would get into so much trouble with her Aunt interjecting her self into any investigations.  The Aunt almost ruins the book series for me but not completely.  I still enjoyed them so I will continue to recommend this book series.

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Kirk and Anne by Kirk and Anne Douglas

"Kirk and Anne" by Kirk and Anne Douglas is the story of Kirk Douglas and his second wife's Anne love story written today and from their old love letters.  Their relationship has got to be one of the longest relationships/marriages in Hollywood as they have been married since 1954.  I like reading about actors or actress from what is considered old Hollywood and this one really intrigued me.  Their love story is so interesting and its not one of everything was great they had their ups and downs.  They even discuss their relationship as it is at the writing of this book.  I will admit that sometimes I felt a little embarrassed reading their love letters as I felt they were private. However, it was nice to read about such a loving and caring couple.  I really recommend this book especially if you are a fan what is considered old Hollywood.

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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

What is Reformed Theology by R.C. Sproul

"What is Reformed Theology?" by R.C. Sproul is about understanding the basics of reformed theology.  Even though this book says it is about understanding the basics but it is really in depth not a milk type book at all.  This was very meaty book with quotes and history from past reformers also with a lot of scripture. My favorite section was on understanding faith alone.  Not only does it explain reformed theology but it also it breaks down and explains the acronym TULIP.  Well wrote book that makes some hard things in theology easier to understand.

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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Remember & Return by John MacArthur

"Remember & Return" by John MacArthur is a 31 day devotional about rekindling your love for the Savior.  Like any book that comes out of Grace to You this is a very meaty book not an easy read.  It makes you really think and dig into the scripture.  It is a really good devotion on remembering our first love in Christ.  Each day has a verse, a devotion, and a daily challenge.  This was breath refreshing devotional about not focusing on self but on the Lord.  I highly recommend this devotional.

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

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Home by Elyse Fitzpatrick

"Home" by Elyse Fitzpatrick is about us longing for heaven and the new earth.  I really had a hard time reading this book as it seemed to be repetitive for me.  Also the author made me feel like I should be discontent with my life here on earth.  Don't get me wrong I look forward to heaven and the new earth but we are supposed to be content with where we God has us according to scripture.  But there was some parts I did enjoy. I also did agree when the author brings up that life here is going to be and is hard but we need to remember this is not our home.  So on that note I will recommend this book but just know it was a hard one for me to read.

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

Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Tunnels by Greg Mitchell

"The Tunnels" by Greg Mitchell is about the tunnels people used to escape the Berlin wall and how documentaries about them was hid by the media.  This book was interesting and boring at the same time.  I really liked the how it gave us stories about people who escaped under the Berlin wall and the stories of the people who helped them escaped.  But the book was written in such a dry way that it was hard to read.  Plus it almost seemed like the author was shocked that the media or our president hid things from us.  Seriously the media as always done that and same with our presidents, nothing new there.  I do recommend it if you like these type of true stories of escape but be warned it was boring.

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

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Zigzag Road to Happy by Anita Heavens

"The Zigzag Road to Happy" by Anita Heavens is a novel about the adventures of a teenager named Nicola in London.  Nicola's story is really her trying to find happy in life whether it be friends, boyfriends, or what ever else that she wants to try.  Her life is not that of a wealthy high society girl its that of a poor girl from a dysfunctional family.  Her story does take turns that you expect but then portions you don't.  It was good book but just had some very slow points for me which is why it took me awhile to read it.  I recommend it but be warned for me at least there was a few slow points that took me awhile to get through.

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

A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White

"A Song Unheard" by Roseanna M. White is the second book in the Shadows Over England series which takes place just before World ...