August 28, 2016

The Wedding Shop

The latest book by Rachel Hauck is entitled The Wedding Shop. This book tells the tales of two women from the town of Heart's Bend, Tennessee.  The first woman, Cora Scott, lived here in the 1930's; whereas, the second woman, Haley Morgan, has recently returned to her hometown of Heart's Bend.  Both of these women have a connection to the renowned Wedding Shop that graces the streets of this town.  Hold on to learn what else connects these two women from two very different times in our history!

You watch Cora as she chases after a ship's captain, Rufus St. Claire, a man who is not willing to commit to her in marriage.  All the while you see Birch Good, waiting by the side to see if Cora will ever look his way!  Next, you observe Haley as she attempts to rebuild her life, after a bad relationship has crushed her spirit.  Soon Haley decides to rebuild the town's famous wedding shop, in her attempt to leave a positive mark in this world.  Haley takes on this task with the help of Cole Danner, a friend from the past.  You soon begin to wonder what direction this friendship will eventually take.  As you travel with these two women, they each encounter a difficult road that God has set before them!

This read was a bit difficult as you constantly jump from the past to the present; however, you will be excited to discover the truth of what actually connects these two women on the final pages of this book!

I received this book from Zondervan in exchange for my unbiased review.

August 22, 2016

Home on the Range

Ruth Logan Herne's latest novel is entitled Home on the Range. This book is part of her Double S Ranch series.  You find Nick Stafford traveling deep into the forest to visit a doctor to help address some of the problems his daughters are struggling with in school.  What he finds is a beautiful woman who seems to be living as a hermit!

Once Nick decides to move ahead with this new therapy for his daughters, he cannot believe how quickly Dr. Elsa Andreas is able to bring about a change in both of his troubled daughters spirits!  After struggling through the years after his wife, Whitney, left him and the girls, Nick cannot believe the difference Elsa has brought about in his oldest daughter, Cheyenne's attitude.  Everything seems to be progressing well until Whitney suddenly shows up on the scene!

Cheyenne has been dreaming about her mother's return for years.  How will she react to this surprise visit?  Has Whitney learned to truly love her children?  Watch and see where this family will end up by the end of this tale!

I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my unbiased review 

August 15, 2016


On the pages of Univited, the author, Lysa Terkeurst, encourages you to look past the feelings of being left behind, and to instead focus on the truth that you are handpicked by God for His purposes in this world!

As you walk through the up and downs of life and end up feeling rejected yet again, Lysa leads you to ask three simple questions:

Is God good?
Is God good to me?
Do I trust God to be God?

Lysa will lead you to answer these questions and so much more in a way that only Lysa can!

Lysa will also share with you moments in her life, when she has experienced rejection and how God led her to a place of triumph over them.  I am sure you will enjoy this read!

I received this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my unbiased review.

August 9, 2016

Guide Me Home

Guide Me Home is the latest from Kim Vogel Sawyer.  This book contains the tale of Rebekah Hardin, a young woman who has grown up in poverty with her family in the hills of Kentucky.  Rebekah is determined to help her six younger sisters and her mother, who has been in a state of depression ever since her only son's death.  Rebekah needs to find a way to earn some money to pay for a stone to mark her brother's grave.  The only job that Rebekah can find is working as a guide in Mammoth Caves.  The only catch is that Rebekah must attempt to pass herself off as a boy!

University student, Devlin Bale is currently residing with his wealthy parents in Lexington, Kentucky.  He has decided to obtain his land surveyor degree by completing his senior project: to create a chart of the tunnels of the Mammoth Cave system.   You will get to watch a friendship grow as Rebekah assists with Devlin's work in developing a chart of this very dark place under the ground!

You will be surprised to see how God finds a way to capture Devlin's heart and to bring Rebekah and Devlin together in more than just a friendship by the end of this tale!

I received this book from Waterbrook Press in exchange for my unbiased review.

August 5, 2016

A Heart Most Certain

A Heart Most Certain, the latest from Melissa Jagears, opens with Lydia King approaching Nicholas Lowe, one of the richest men in town, with the intention of asking for a donation for the group she volunteers with at her church.  Mr. Lowe's response is a definite NO!

Lydia absolutely does not want to report her failure to Mrs. Little, the head of their church group, as well as her possible mother-in-law.  As Lydia begins to work with Nicholas in her attempt to acquire his funding, she discovers a whole different person than she had assumed he was.  Nicholas is actually very generous, giving in abundance from his riches!

By walking alongside Nicholas and assisting him in his endeavors, Lydia learns more about the ways he has already been involved in improving the lives of those in town, who are truly in need.  Lydia begins to see Nicholas in a whole, new light.  Her thoughts keep drifting more toward Nicholas than toward Sebastian Little, the man she hoped she would someday marry.  You will be surprised to see how God uses both Lydia and Nicholas to give each other a new outlook on the world and how God may want to use them both!

I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my unbiased review.

August 1, 2016

To Follow Her Heart

In Rebecca DeMarino's latest book, To Follow Her Heart, her third installment in her Southold Chronicles series, the year 1664 has arrived with the news that Captain Jeremy Horton's ship, along with his entire crew, have been lost at sea.  Most in Jeremy's hometown of Southold believe that he is dead.  The single holdout is Patience Terry.  She believes in her heart that Jeremy is still alive!

On the day a funeral is being held to honor Jeremy's life, the mourning is suddenly turned into a celebration when Jeremy appears on the scene!  Patience's rejoicing is soon turned into despair when Jeremy announces that he must join the military forces as they plan an invasion into New Amsterdam.  Patience cannot believe that he will be walking into danger again.  Once Jeremy finally makes it back home safely, you will be as surprised as Patience is when he finally proposes to her!

Patience is so excited to start making plans for their wedding; however, it seems like Jeremy keeps finding reasons to delay setting a date.  Just when Patience believes that Jeremy is finally ready for the wedding to take place, the family suddenly learns that a raging fire has left the Horton estate back in England in shambles!  The attorney overseeing the estate has requested that Jeremy return immediately.  Patience does not know what to do when Jeremy decides to sail back to England.  After the rough experience traveling to this land years ago, Patience cannot bring herself to consider stepping on a ship ever again!

What will Jeremy find when he finally makes it to England?  Will Patience's love for Jeremy be enough to convince her to travel back across the ocean to join him?  Hold on to see what happens on the final pages of this book!

I received this book from Revell in exchange for my unbiased review.