Thursday, August 23, 2012

Book Review: Touching the Sky...


And last but not least......

It's 1865 in Corpus Christi, Texas and Laura Marquardt and Brandon Reid are faced with the ugliness of the Civil War.  Life as they've known it is completely different now that the war is over.

Laura's spoiled and immature younger sister has gotten herself into some trouble and Laura and Brandon are put into the dangerous position of trying to get her out of it.  Slavery, lack of education, animosity between the North and the South, Tracie Peterson covers them all....

If you are interested in Historical Fiction, then this is the book for you!

Thank you to Bethany House for providing this book to me for free in return for my honest review!  My review of Book One in the Land of the Lone Star Series, Chasing the Sun, can be found here.

Many Blessings,
Melissa

Book Review: Traveler's Rest....


Jane Morrow has had a tough life.....a mother who committed suicide, a soldier fiancee permanently injured while away at war and a weak faith that seems to come and go with her emotions but God had a plan for her life.

Truman Rockaway had been living with a secret for many many years and no amount of healing during his tenure as a physician could take away his guilt from living with that secret.

Truman and Jane come together in a way that only God can orchestrate and both find the healing they have both been longing for.  While the story didn't turn out the way I expected it to, I was pleasantly surprised at how real Ann Tatlock's characters became and I look forward to reading a lot more of her work!

Thank you to Bethany House for providing this book to me for free in return for my honest review!

Many Blessings,
Melissa


Book Review: The Harvest of Grace.....

 

Good afternoon!  

If you've been a reader of mine for any length of time, you know I am a big fan of both Amish Fiction and Historical Fiction and I'm back today to share my thoughts on one of three books I've recently finished.  Enjoy!

The Harvest of Grace by Cindy Woodsmall is book three of the Ada's House Series and while I have not read books one and two, I was immediately drawn into their story.  The author did an excellent job of introducing the complex characters in a way that made you feel like you had already read the first two books and for quick reference included a complete list of the characters in the back of the book.

Sylvia Fisher is a young and hard working Old Order Amish woman.  Her story begins with a betrayal forcing her from her family, home and all that she's known.

Aaron Blank is fresh out of alcohol rehab and is looking to sell the family farm that Sylvia fled to in her time of need.  Needless to say, these two clash but in the end find a common ground in both their faith and a growing love for one another.

Grace....what a beautiful word!

Thank you to Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for providing this book for free for my honest review!  

Many Blessings,

Melissa

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wishing you Happiness....

A bright and cheerful wish for happiness....

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Wife, sister, daughter and friend....God is good! Welcome!



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