Saturday, February 17, 2018

Reading this week

Reading this week
Finished
Oath of Honor by Lynette Eason
Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
Batman: NightWalker by Marie Lu
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery

Currently reading
Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarry
A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green


Non-fiction reading
Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and Howthey Rescued Each other by Craig Grossi
A Prairie Girl's Faith by Stephen W Hines


Getting ready to read
To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander
Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
Retribution by Lynette Eason
A Viscount’s Proposal by Melanie Dickerson
Classics

Books reading for school
How to Do Everything Genealogy by George G. Morgan
The Reader's Advisory Handbook by Jessica E. Moyer


Reviewing

Amongst the Roses by Meghan Gorecki
Sweet Briar Rose by Lena Goldfinch

Devotional reading



Did not Finish




Reviews Posted this week 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Song Unheard

A Song UnheardTitle: A Song Unheard

Author: Roseanna M. White

Series:  Shadows Over England book 2
 
Chapters: 29

Pages: 403

Genre: Christian Historical fiction/Christian Historical Romance

Rating: 5 stars

     Can a young woman be both a violin prodigy and a top-notch thief?  With Willa Forsythe in A Song Unheard Roseanna M. White answers yes. That's what Willa is, she belongs to a "family" of thieves but thieves who only y still from those who can afford to lose something.  Lukas De Wilde is  famous violinist who wants to find his family who was left behind in Belgium while he finds a way to protect the key to break his father's cypher.  Both Willa and Lukas realize that there is more to each other than meets the eye.  Both will do whatever it takes to protect their families.  They may come from different worlds but they both love their families.
     As much as liked A Name Unknown I loved A Song Unheard even more. I loved the twist about the key to the cypher.  The romance in this one was a bit of hate to love. But the disagreements  between to couple was cute. It added to depth to the story and allowed the reader to see different sides to the characters.  Love at first sight for both characters wouldn't have worked for this story.  One of the characters personality and who they were would have gone completely against who they were.  Who would have thought music could be used to help fight a war.


I received a complimentary copy of A Song Unheard  from Netgalley . I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Letters to the Lost

Cover Love | Edition the FirstTitle: Letters to the Lost

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Series: Letters to the Lost
 
Pages: 400

Genre: teen/ teen real life issues

Rating: 5 stars

     In Letters to the Lost Juliet Young is dealing with the loss of her mother by still writing letters. Only these letters don't get mailed. They get left at her mother's grave.  Declan Murphy works at the graveyard as part of his community service for a car accident. When he discovers the letters that Juliet wrote.  The two soon been writing back and forth to each first through letter at the graveyard then through emails. And Declan discovers that Juliet was writing letters to her mother because she didn't know any way to cope with losing her mother.  Juliet is a shell of her former self. She's given up photography as well as her photography class at school and any activities involving photography.  It was something that she shared with her mother.
     Letters to the Lost was the perfect book to read at the time I read it. I finished reading May 6, 2017 just before the year passing of my mom. Like Juliet I didn't know how to get over losing my mom and also didn't really know how to cope either. And after reading Letters to the Lost I realized my mom wouldn't have wanted me to stop doing the things I loved just because she was gone. I also discovered that writing letters to my mom that I kept in a journal it helps.
     Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer dealt with grief in a way that perfect and heartfelt. Though it was geared towards teens I feel that anyone can get something out of it.



Friday, February 2, 2018

Reading this week

Reading this week
Finished
Many a Twist by Sheila Connolly

Currently reading
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Batman: NightWalker by Marie Lu
Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West


Non-fiction reading
Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How they Rescued Each other by Craig Grossi


Getting ready to read
To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander

Classics

Books reading for school
How to Do Everything Genealogy by George G. Morgan
The Reader's Advisory Handbook by Jessica E. Moyer


Reviewing



Devotional reading



Did not Finish




Reviews Posted this week 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

January Wrap Up

In January I read a total of 6 books and 2379 pages. Two Christian Historical romances, One Christian romance, a classic, one teen chick lit book and a cozy mystery. Got a decent start on my Goodreads challenges.  My TBR pile started the month off at 40, I read one book from my TBR pile which knocked it down to 39. However, I ended up buying two books this month with my Christmas money. So now it's back up to 40. Even though I bought 2 because I've already read one of the books I bought The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz, and started the other:  Batman:Nightwalker by Marie Lu.

  • 1. A Song Unheard by Roseanna M White
  • 2.  Lucky in Love by Kasie West
  • 3.  You're Gonna Love Me by Robin Lee Hatcher  
  • 4.  The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz
  • 5.  Mansfield by Jane Austen
  • 6.  Many a Twist by Sheila Connolly

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Lacemaker


The LacemakerTitle: The Lacemaker

Author: Laura Frantz

Chapters: 39 plus epilogue

Pages: 412

Genre: Christian Historical/ Christian Historical Romance

Rating: 5 stars

     Laura Frantz has done it again. She's written another book that I absolutely loved.  It's my first five-star read of the year (2018). However, know I have re-rank my favorite heroes of hers because after reading The Lacemaker I have a new hero. Should have seen that one coming.

     The Lacemaker is Laura's ninth book and to me, they just keep getting better.  This book is set in Williamsburg Virginia on the eve of the America revolution. Williamsburg is a powder keg that's ready to explode. Noble Rynallt is a patriot and Welsh who wants to help his fellow patriots break away from England. He is Laura's noblest hero to date, (pun not intended). And I think he's now my favorite hero.

     Lady Elisabeth "Liberty" Anne Lawson is the daughter of Lord Stirling the Lt. Governor of Virginia. Her father is a Tory and her mother is a patriot and a firebrand with a pen.  Liberty doesn't know where she fits in, that is till she finds herself left behind with her father flees, and the only one who comes to her rescue is Noble.  It is seeing what kind of man he is as well as how he treats his servants and what he does for the cause.  As well as what type of sacrifices he's willing to make for those he loves.

     She makes a choice of her own and finally chooses sides. She then shakes off her name. She chooses to call herself Liberty the name her mother gave her. However the most important that these two have to learn is that no matter what a men's or women's plans God is the one that is in control. There's a choice that one of the character's makes that reminds me of the verse John 15:13; and this verse is even brought up by another character talking about it.

     I love that Laura's books always feature one main character if not two who's faith play of huge part of their story, that the characters aren't afraid to pray and trust God.  Every time I pick up a Laura Frantz book I know I am going to be blessed in some way. She's one of my auto-buy authors.


I received a complimentary copy of The Lacemaker from Netgalley . I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone. 


Friday, January 26, 2018

Reading this week

Reading this week
Finished
The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Currently reading
Many a  Twist by Sheila Connolly

Non-fiction reading



Getting ready to read
To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander

Classics

Books reading for school
How to Do Everything Genealogy by George G. Morgan
The Reader's Advisory Handbook by Jessica E. Moyer


Reviewing



Devotional reading



Did not Finish



Reviews Posted this week