Monthly Archives: March 2016

Where She Belongs by Johnnie Alexander

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25826024Where She Belong by Johnnie Alexander

Release Date: January 5, 2016

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800726409

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary Romance

Series: Misty Willow, Book 1

This is a sweet, fun-paced contemporary romance that will have you flipping through the pages as if it were a suspense novel! Where She Belongs is the first book I have read by Johnnie Alexander and it most definitely will not be my last.

Shelby is ready to move on after the death of her husband is determined to purchase and fix up her family’s homestead, Misty Willow. She has plans to raise her kids in the only place that she felt that she truly belonged. She has a major grudge against the Sullivans and even extends it over to AJ. Shown this factor early on in the story, makes the reader pause and wonder why this grudge exists and how the Sullivans owned their farm in the first place. Read the rest of this entry

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The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

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25795314The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

Release Date: March 1, 2016

Publisher: Revell

ISBN13: 9780800724023

Genre: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary

Series: Prince Edward Island Dreams, Book 1

The Red Door Inn is stunning and beautifully written. This is my first read by this author and I was impressed. Prince Edward Island is what captured me from the beginning. If you’re familiar with Anne of Green Gables, you’ll completely understand why this is exciting. In fact, I love Anne of Green of Gables so much that I didn’t even bother to read what the rest of this book was about before picking it up. Let’s just say, it doesn’t disappoint!

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Glimmer Girls Series by Natalie Grant (Plus a Giveaway!)

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Ok ok. You’re right. I’m not a kid. You’re probably wondering why I’m reviewing these though. Well, these are written by Natalie Grant who just so happens to be one of my favorite singers. Plus, these books are so fun and cute that anyone will love them! In fact, I’m giving away a copy of both books in the series to one lucky winner! Stay tuned until the very end to learn more.

The Glimmer Girls are Maddie, Mia, and Lulu. Maddie and Lulu are 10-year-old  twins and Lulu is six. They travel across the country where they discover adventure, mystery, and mischief. Their mother, Gloria Glimmer, plays a similar role to Natalie Grant since she is a famous singer. The girls are smart and sassy but they learn about many lessons along the way. These lessons include being good friends, telling the truth, and a whole more. God is also a huge impact in these stories.

Also, a fun part of this series is that you don’t have to read them in order to know what’s going on. You won’t be confused if you read them out of order because each book takes place in a different country or state. Read the rest of this entry

Risen by Angela Hunt

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27066723Risen by Angela Hunt

Release Date: January 2016

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764218453

Genre: Historical Fiction / Biblical Fiction

Angela Hunt is one of my favorite authors  so when I learned she wrote the novelization of the movie, I was ecstatic and had to read it! While the story is on the redundant side, it’s always fascinating to imagine the resurrection of Jesus Christ through a tribune’s eyes.

I have not seen the movie so I cannot compare the book towards it. However, I have heard that the movie is good but lacks in the scriptural content. Angela Hunt uses tons of scripture references (but not overwhelming!) and lots of historical context. She also includes a bibliography of her sources that can be found at the back of the book. Read the rest of this entry

The Choosing / The Calling by Rachelle Dekker

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23627067The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker

Release Date: May 19, 2015

Publisher: Tyndale

ISBN: 9781496402240

Genre: Fiction / Dystopian / Young Adult

Series: Seers Trilogy

Did you know that Ted Dekker’s daughter is also a writer? Writing is most certainly in her genes. Fans of Divergent, The Hunger Games, or The Maze Runner are not going to want to miss this one.

Like all citizens since the Ruining, Carrington Hale knows the importance of this day. But she never expected the moment she’d spent a lifetime preparing for—her Choosing ceremony—would end in disaster. Ripped from her family, she’ll spend her days serving as a Lint, the lowest level of society. She knows it’s her duty to follow the true way of the Authority.

But as Carrington begins this nightmare, rumors of rebellion rattle her beliefs. The whispers contradict everything she’s been told; yet they resonate deep within.

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Merchant of Alyss by Thomas Locke

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25795221Merchant of Alyss by Thomas Locke

Release Date: January 5, 2016

Publisher: Revell

  • ISBN-10: 0800723864
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800723866

Genre: Fiction / Fantasy

Series: Legends of the Realm, Book Two

Thomas Locke creates a world much like Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia. He builds a fantastic world where elves, wizards, and other people who are only known through legends come alive. The imagery will capture readers as it is brilliant.

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Change of Heart by Courtney Walsh

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25911231Change of Heart by Courtney Walsh

Release Date: March 1, 2016

Publisher: Tyndale

ISBN: 978-1-4143-9870-9

Genre: Fiction / Romance

Series: Paper Hearts, Book Two

If you enjoyed Paper Hearts then you aren’t going to want to miss Change of Heart. Courtney Walsh does not disappoint! This is a part of the Paper Heart series, but it can also be read as a stand-alone because it’s about different characters in Loves Park, Colorado.

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