To Capture Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino (Plus a giveaway)

Release Date: July 2015

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800722197

Genre: Historical Romance

Series: The Southern Chronicles

It is the second book in the Southold Series. In 1653, Heather Flower is a princess of the Montaukett tribe. Her husband is killed by a rival tribe and she was kidnapped. The handsome Dutch Lieutenant Dirk Van Buren rescues her when she is bound by her captors and left to die. Continue reading

The Wonder of You by Susan May Warren

Release Date:  July 2015

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

ISBN: 978-1-4143-7845-9

Genre: Christian Fiction, Romance

Series: Christiansen Family, Book 5

Susan May Warren has been on my to-read list for quite some now. This is book number five in the Christiansen family series and it was amazing. You don’t have to have read any of the other books in the series to read this one, but it definitely helps. Warren has the gift of writing real, inspirational, and engaging stories. The Christiansens will make you feel as if you are a part of their family as they journey through life. If you are a Karen Kingsbury fan, you’d probably love Susan May Warren because they both share the family aspect. The only difference is, Susan May Warren’s characters are much more realistic and aren’t too perfect. None of them are perfect and they aren’t afraid to get messy. Non-Christians aren’t made to look like the bad guys. It’s filled with twists and turns that keep you flipping through the pages. It is a must-read. Continue reading

Give Yourself a Break by Kim Fredrickson

Release Date: June 2015

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800724412

Genre: CLWI, Self Help, Non-Fiction

Licensed marriage and family therapist Kim Fredrickson offers a unique approach to self-compassion. I majored in counseling when I was in college so I found it really fascinating and a useful resource. It is well-written gentle in its text, and Biblically sound. I’m excited that there is a book on this topic because there aren’t many.

As Christians, it can be really difficult to incorporate the practice of self-compassion. Continue reading