Thursday, June 1, 2017


INFECTED by ALANA TERRY

I am loving each book in this series. Kennedy has become like a friend and I love how she is such a strong character. The focus of this book is about illness and prayer.  What would you do if a family member was so sick that doctors gave very little hope for recovery? I remember when my youngest son became very ill. He was having seizures and red bumps all over his body. What stands out in my mind even now is when my son kept saying Jesus over and over in ICU. He then turned to me and said," Mommy I see Jesus in the doorway. He is smiling at me. I'm gonna be fine." All I can remember is thinking , oh the faith of a child. This book reminds me that prayer is powerful and to never give up. 

Kennedy finds herself once again in a situation that could endanger her life. There is a possible global outbreak of a germ that could cost many lifes. Kennedy has really grown in her spiritual life over the last several books . This particular story really shows her depth as a Christian . When she finds herself in a lockdown at the hospital where she was visiting someone, the action rises several degrees. I was blown away by the threat she was in and I felt a calmness come over her that she seemed to not have before. I won't give anything away because this one story has such a powerful message that I had to stop reading for a bit. 

What would you do if a family member or friend was extremely ill? Would you have faith and trust God? Why does he heal some people and not others? These are some very hard questions that the book tackles with insight and wisdom. I loved how much Willow has grown spiritually and her curious mind asks questions that Kennedy is not sure how to answer. Through the trials Kennedy experiences in this story, I sense a weariness. The author surrounds Kennedy with people that are there to lift  her up and I know she will find her way back from sadness. 

Each character really compliments the other with their interactions and deep love for God. I can't forget about a sweet little boy named Woong. He is a great little kid with so many questions. I did laugh as he continued his non-stop questions that even I wasn't sure how to answer. The author has done an exceptional job of keeping readers on the edge of their seat as we continue to enjoy Kennedy and those that are important to her. I really liked the discussion questions at the end of the book . They are questions I think we have all asked at one time. I am excited to know that another Kennedy book will coming out soon. Thank you  for always writing with compassion as you write about tough subjects . I am a huge fan and continue to grow spiritually through your books. 

I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network and the author. The review is my own opinion.

DAREDEVILS by ANNE GREENE

I love books from different eras and this one is a winner. It's a short read, but oh my does  it have outstanding characters. I really enjoyed learning about wing-walkers and the dangers they faced. It's nice to read about a subject that the author has researched with great detail. The time period of this story is set in 1925 where there were women who were willing to risk everything to do something they loved .

You can't help but fall in love with Gloria. She is one smart lady with talent that can only be described as death defying. I can't imagine being on top of an airplane doing tricks with no safety equipment in place. Gloria is known to do some unbelievable stunts. When she strikes up a deal with Rand to join him on his shows, I'm not sure either one really trusts the other. The story is fun and I loved the protective nature Rand has for Gloria. As I read the story I kept thinking about tinrs we may face danger, but God is right there protecting us.

Gloria and Rand are a great team and I loved how the author slowly let the characters begin to open up to each other. Will Gloria learn to trust Rand? What happens when she is offered a job that could make her famous? I highly recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a clean light hearted book with characters that come alive with words that draw you in. I look forward to reading more from this talented author.

I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network and the author. The review is my own opinion.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


SWORD of the MATCHMAKER by DEBBIE LYNN COSTELLO

I really did enjoy this book for many reasons.  The author described a place with such detail that  I saw Penelope as she galloped on her horse . I could hear  her sword as she whisked it out as the sun shone on the blade. Penelope is quite a character. She is very strong minded and not at all afraid of dashing knights . I would be shaking in my boots if I came upon a band of men decked out in armor. I loved that the author gave Penelope such a strong spirit and was a  warrior to be reckoned with. I wonder what the men thought as she said she could fight as well as any man?

Sir Thomas is a man of great strength and a knight like no other. I liked how Penelope and Sir Thomas ran into each other. I'm not sure he believes Penelope's story but alas he does take her somewhere safe. Perhaps she can find what she is looking for in the new land that Sir Thomas has accompanied her to. I loved the couple that Penelope stays with. Brithwin is a breath of fresh air. The talks she has with Penelope are nice and I liked how she shared her faith. Penelope is doubting that God answers her prayers.As Brithwin tells Penelope, "God does answer prayers, but maybe not the way we want them to be answered."

The story is fast paced and I loved the skirmish Penelope and Thomas encounter. Can Penelope save Thomas when danger comes his way.  What is that Penelope has in her possession that others will kill for? Can Sir Thomas keep her safe? The story is beautifully written with intrigue and a bit of romance. I loved how the author shared how faith can help us see things more clearly. Will Penelope learn to trust God? Don't miss this enchanting story that i didn't want to end.

I received a copy of this book from the author. The review is my own opinion.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

THE FARMER'S MARKET MISHAP by WANDA BRUNSTETTER and JEAN BRUNSTETTER

I love when I find an author that is consistent in her writing. She always delivers well developed characters and the story flows so easily. Who am I talking about? There are several, but there is one that really sticks out. Wanda Brunstetter has joined with Jean Brunstetter to brings readers a delightful story that is consistent in  telling a beautiful story about faith, a bit of romance and family.

I absolutely adore the twin sisters Elma and Thelma . They are very family oriented and I love how they are always there for each other. I think that it is  funny that Thelma is trying to get her twin married off. Elma is very dedicated to her shop and I liked her honesty about being a bit jealous of her sister who is married and expecting a child. Poor Delbert is really trying to win Elma's attention, but I don't think it is looking good for him. He sure doesn't give up. He helps fix things around Elma's house and is always  available when she needs something. He's a good man, but I wanted to tell him to back off a bit.

The Farmer's Marker is a fun adventure and I loved how it was described. Vendors with fresh juicy fruits, vegetables ready to cook and pies that melt in your mouth. What seems to be an innocent meeting between Ben and Elma at the market will change the course of many lives. I loved Ben from the start. He is a hard worker and helps his mom out whenever needed.

I loved the story so much  because it captures families and neighbors helping each other . Will Ben and Elma develop a relationship?  Will Thelma and her husband have a boy or girl? To get these answers grab a copy of this lighthearted beautufull written story and fall in love with the character. I can't forget to mention Hunter. Hunter is a dog that is very important to someone in the story. Can this dog bring happiness to a couple?

I received a copy of this book from the author. The review is my own opinion.