Tag Archives: Family

When We Last Spoke by Marci Henna (and a giveaway!)

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When We Last Spoke by Marci Henna (and a giveaway!)

30623136When We Last Spoke by Marci Henna

Release Date: June 9, 2015

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:  978-1508452287

Genre: Coming of Age / Family / Fiction

Series: A Fireside Texas Novel, Book One

When I first picked When We Last Spoke up, I wasn’t sure what to think. I’m so glad I did because it’s a beautiful coming of age story told through the eyes of young Juliet Cranbourne. The Cranbournes are a lovable and interesting family that have had their share of hardships. Plus, it’s in development for a television movie! Read the rest of this entry

A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

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A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

29492025A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

Release Date: November 1, 2016

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718077914

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Chick Lit

“A Portrait of Emily Price” is a mixture of a love story, Italy, art, true love, and redemption.

Emily Price is an art restorer, a talented at that! If it’s broken, Emily can fix it. Whether it’s from art, children’s toys, coffee machines, and so forth, Emily knows how to fix it while making it even more beautiful than it was before. She soon learns that not everything can just be super-glued together. When she flies to Italy to live with her husband and his family, utter chaos ensues. Read the rest of this entry

Under the Shadow of a Steeple by Carol Kinsey

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Under the Shadow of a Steeple by Carol Kinsey

18128026Under the Shadow of a Steeple by Carol Kinsey

Release Date: June 20, 2013

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781490454283

Genre: Young Adult / Teens

 It’s not easy being a teenager in foster care. Tormented by verbal abuse and the threat of being separated from her brothers, Hailey knew something had to change. Hoping to find the peace they long for, Hailey, Hayden, and Grant, and their foster sister, Kyra, set out on a journey that would change their lives forever. Can Hailey keep her family together by running away? Will God heal their hurting hearts and help them find the love they long for? Hailey hopes to find protection under the shadow of a steeple. Read the rest of this entry

All is Bright by Nancy Guthrie

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All is Bright by Nancy Guthrie

All is Bright by Nancy Guthrie

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A devotional journey to color your way to Christmas

Release Date: October 1, 2016

Publisher: Tyndale Momentum

ISBN: 9781496418029

Genre: Activity / Devotional / Adult Coloring Book

Adult coloring books are all the rage right now! So many of them are fabulous. After experimenting with All is Bright: A Devotional Journey to Color Your Way to Christmas, I’m hooked!  Read the rest of this entry

Jilted by Varina Denman

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26071348Jilted by Varina Denman

Release Date: June 1, 2016

Publisher: David C. Cook

ISBN: 1434708381  
ISBN-13: 
9781434708380

Genre: Fiction / General

Series: Mended Hearts, Book Three

Jilted was a beautiful conclusion to the Mended Hearts series. It was wonderful to revisit all of the folks in smalltown, Trapp, Texas.

Lynda Turner finally has her story told from her perspective. She has struggled with depression ever her husband had abandoned her and their young daughter fifteen years ago. Her character is very real that many readers will be able to relate to. She’s been through so much during her that she hasn’t truly lived it.

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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

You’re the One That I Want by Susan May Warren

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25911238You’re the One That I Want by Susan May Warren

Release Date: February 1, 2016

Publisher: Tyndale

ISBN: 978-1-4143-7846-6

Genre: Christian / Fiction / Romance

Series: Christiansen Family, Book 6

Click here to find out more about the previous book, The Wonder of You.

You’re the One That I Want is Susan May Warren’s sixth and last novel of the Christiansen family series. This time Owen and his older brother Casper play the starring role.

Owen Christiansen had it all. He was a hockey player in the NHL for the St. Paul Blue Ox until it had all forfeited when he got injured. He leaves his home of Minnesota and moves to Alaska where he lands a job as crab fisherman. In his mind he believes this could be a fresh start and perhaps a shot at romance with Elise “Scotty” McFlynn, who also just so happens to be the captain’s daughter.

Scotty is used to being one of the guys with her tough girl attitude, making everyone respond with “yes, sir”. She doesn’t believe in happily ever after – especially with someone like Owen. When Casper Christiansen drags his brother home and unloading a ton of family drama, Scotty’s opinion of Owen is confirmed. What’s even worse is that Casper is wanted for questioning to a crime back home in Minnesota.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God: What Honesty Taught Us About Faith, Family, and Forgiveness by Jep and Jessica Robertson

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The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God:

What Honesty and Pain Taught Us About Faith, Family, and Forgiveness

by Jep and Jessica Robertson

23647124Release Date: June 23, 2015

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN-10: 0718031482

ISBN-13: 9780718031480

Genre: Biography & Autobiography / General

I am super excited to be able to talk about this particular book. I don’t really watch Duck Dynasty, but I do love what they stand for. It was really neat to read Jep and Jessica’s story, especially since they are the least known about in the family, having only appeared on the show since season four. Readers will love this read because it’s as if you are in one of their backyard bonfires and they’re personal friends.

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Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh

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25601558Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh

Release Date: August 2015

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800721190

Genre: Fiction – Christmas

Nothing is more beautiful than family

For the very first time, Judith and Stan Winters spend Thanksgiving without the kids and it looks like Christmas will be the same. Normally the kids help decorate the house for Christmas, especially the tree. Every year the children would hang up their favorite ornaments. Some of them were strange looking while some were just downright ugly. However, Judith just can’t seem to decorate this year, let alone get into the Christmas spirit. Read the rest of this entry