Review Request 1
Devious Revenge by Erin Trejo. The blurb and details are on the form.
Review Request 2
Three books by Susan Child/Honey Haven. Blurbs for all of her books are on the form.
Betrayed by Penelope Marshall
Also Available on #KindleUnlimited
Chance has been deployed for too long. All he wants to do is get home to his woman and the baby girl she carries.
When he gets there though, Sierra is gone.
He thinks she’s left him, but that all changes with one phone call.
What has happened to Sierra?
Will Chance get to her in time, or will he lose her and their child forever?
Warning! Action packed, with violence, explicit scenes, and bloodshed galore! Enjoy!
“Through her speaking engagements, books, and Bible studies Cynthia Heald challenges women around the world to become more godly. She is the author of numerous books, including Intimacy with God and the Becoming a Woman of….Bible Study series. Her passion is to help women walk more closely with God and live to their full God-given potential. Cynthia and her husband, Jack, are full time Navigator staff members in Tuscon, Arizona.”
“Society beckons us to succeed-to achieve excellence in our appearance, our earning power, our family life. God Himself also beckons us to be women of excellence. But what exactly is He asking? If you’re hungry for God’s perspective on success in a society that bombards you with conflicting demands, feed on the truths of God’s Word that you’ll discover in these pages. Not only will you learn to “approve the things that are excellent,” but you will experience the joy of becoming God’s woman of excellence. Extensively revised and updated for the thirtieth anniversary edition.”
This bible study was a great follow-up to the book I just read “In the Fields of Grace” by Tessa Afshar.
The preface of this book begins with the author reflecting on the life of Ruth. “While reading through the book of Ruth, I was struck by Boaz’s praise of Ruth: Now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence (Ruth 3:11) My immediate response to this passage was to ask , What made Ruth a woman of excellence?”- Cynthia Heald
Honestly, how do you become a woman of excellence? How do you become a woman worthy of God’s love and acceptance? Well this book is a great place to start. It is a great study to do alone or as a group. When I first received the book I was in love with it from the very beginning, so I discussed it with my bible study group and they loved it too! It has lots of good bible verses in it that really make you stop and think about life and love and being a woman of excellence! I love the story of Ruth and I love how much the author uses her life as an example.
I love how the author labels one of the sections as “Thoughts and Reflections from an Older Woman”. This author is very relateable and makes you want to read and interact with her. It is a minimal homework bible study which was nice. It even comes with a guide for bible study leaders to use! Super easy and fun study to do! It was enjoyable doing the study alone but it was even more fun when you have other women to relate to and study the bible with! Love, love, love this study! I have already recommended it to several people and I will definitely be recommending it to many more. Definitely one of my favorite studies!
“Tess Afshar was voted New Author of the Year by the Family Fiction-sponsored Reader’s Choice Award 2011 for her novel Pearl in the Sand. She was born in Iran, lived there for fourteen years, and attended an English boarding school before moving to the United States. Her conversion to Christianity in her twenties changed the course of her life forever. Tessa holds an MDiv from Yale University where she served as co-chair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School. She has served in Christian work ever since.”
“Love Resurrected from lifeless dreams happens in the arms of a loving God”
“Without the wealth or family, the widow Ruth left her people and followed Naomi, her beloved Hebrew mother-in-law, to rebuild Naomi’s home in Israel. Provisions gone and starvation at the door, Ruth used all that she had left- a strong back and a willing heart-to gather grain in a field, abandoned after the harvest. Tormented by others, Ruth is shocked to find the owner of the field watching her. Talking to her. Bringing food to her and Naomi. Boaz tells himself his kindness toward Ruth is repayment for the love she has shown to his cousin Naomi. But his heart knows better.”
One of the best books that I have read in a long time. The story of Ruth is one of my favorites from the bible and I love how this author was able to portray such a fascinating story into a full-blown novel. She was an amazing woman and this book will have you happy, sad, worried and every other emotion imaginable. I love how Ruth was able to come to pure faith and happiness from nothing. She found and lost love, but was able to carry on with more faith in a God that she didn’t grow up worshiping. She shows us that despite the bad things going on in our lives, God is there in so many ways if we just listen.
The love story between Ruth and Boaz is unlike anything you’ll ever read. It is true, heartfelt love that goes above and beyond. Both of them have been through so much, but despite all things they were brought together. They both have great faith in the Lord. Their faithfulness to him is humbling and makes me personally want to do better. Their strength and their ability to give everything to the Lord is just amazing. I know that this is a bible story, but the way that it reads it is more of romantic love story between the main characters and God. The childbirth of Obed was a very stressful chapter for me! I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen, was she gonna live or die like Judith????? (Boaz’s first wife) (Not a spoiler! I promise its in the prologue).
Then once that amazing story was over, it continues with an intriguing epilogue that really wraps up the whole story. It is fascinating to see how some of the main people in the bible are related to each other! Definitely a book worth reading! Loved it from start to finish! Great opener and a great way to finish!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
I will definitely be recommending this book to friends! I have already done so while reading at the coffee shop the other day! The cover is appealing and the synopsis makes you yearn for more. Great book! I look forward to reading more by this author!!!
Anyone else have a hard time watching any movie that is not animated while having kids? I swear, it is the toughest thing sometime for my husband and I to get through any movie without having to stop it. I never know what is going on or the kids are being so loud that I give up on trying to understand what the characters are saying. We even have a rule that if mommy and daddy want to watch a movie then the kids get electronic devices for that period of time. You’d think that would be enough to keep the little boogers quiet right? Yea, no….. Mommy its broken, I can’t play this game, I don’t know how to play this game….etc….etc….it goes on forever….
I love my kids more than anything in this world but sometimes I want to watch a movie, in its entirety and actually understand what I watched. You’d think we’d stay up long enough to watch a movie after the kiddos go to bed. No, by that time we are both pooped out either headed straight for bed or doing work for our jobs. So yea, movie time for Mommy and Daddy is almost nonexistent in this house.
It was really fun trying to watch Deadpool with the kids on their devices, it’s a very colorful movie….. but it’s one of my favorites!!! 🙂
From now on I think it’s best to watch them after they go to bed tired or not, busy or not! 😉
Some of our favorites from lately are :
London Has Fallen
Eddie the Eagle
Kung Fu Panda (Yes I know this is a kids movie, but I enjoyed it)
Zootopia (Yes I’m a mom and a little kid at heart)
What’s a favorite of yours!!???!?!?!? I’d love to hear your comments!
I am a huge fan of kids books! Growing up the Bernstein Bear’s were always a favorite of mine! I loved the family, their silly antics and the adorable tree house that they lived in. “Too Much Vacation” was always one of my favorites and I remember reading it with my Mom over and over again. So when my oldest son came home from Kindergarten with a Bernstein Bear’s book in his backpack I jumped for joy! He loves these books and it is something that we can all enjoy together as family.
When I ordered this book to review I assumed it was just one book, but I was wrong!! It is several stories in one! It is a great set to add to your kid’s collection! The animation is just as I remember it as a kid, vibrant colors and beautiful artwork. I truly enjoy these books and they come with a great lesson for life in each book. We ended up reading the entire set as soon as I received it in the mail! Such a great set of books!! I will definitely be recommending this book to all my mom friends! 🙂
First off I was super excited to start this book! The plot synopsis was amazing and had me fascinated. Not only was the cover appealing, it was eye-catching and looked good! (I know don’t judge a book by its cover!) I am a lover of books that incorporate the past and present, but they have to be written correctly with a sense of flow and purpose. This book was not one of those books. I cringed as I read through each page. Not only was the writing horrendous, but the punctuation was killing me slowly with each page. A book should not have that many commas in one sentence. In every sentence….. Seriously it has so many descriptive words smooshed into one sentence I wanted to take a match to the book and watch it blaze into flames.
The plot had so much potential and the other reviews that I have seen on this specific book made it sound like it was an excellent book. It is priced at $26.00, I feel sorry for anyone who would pay that much for this book! It was not worth it and I am happy that I was able to review it for free. I know this is harsh, but honestly….. not worth it. The characters were unrelatable and the inappropriate thoughts that Lindie had towards Cassie add to the dysfunctional theme of this book. There were lots of characters to keep track of throughout the book which becomes tricky when it flips between the past and the present. Overall, I did not enjoy this book and it was very hard to get through it without wanting to throw it across the room.
I know this is a very critical review, but never once in my 30 years of life have I read such a horrendous book. I applaud the author for having a great idea for a book but it really needed to be edited much better than what it was. The details took up an entire page just to describe what the room was like and what the girls were wearing. It also discussed how the house felt and it had a perspective from the house like it was an actual living being (which would be cool if it was written better). If you don’t have any issues with mistakes like this and over exaggerations of details then this book is for you! But I literally hated it, and I will not recommend it to anyone.