Book Review: The Ship to Nowhere

The Ship to Nowhere

On Board the Exodus
by Rona Arato

Second Story Press
Middle Grade, Children’s Nonfiction

Pub Date 04 Oct 2016

I was given a copy of The Ship to Nowhere through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

The Ship to Nowhere tells the story of Rachel Landesman and her and her families journey on the Exodus 1947.

The conditions on the ship were difficult, and crowded and they had to travel with the lights blacked out so as not to be spotted by the British.  Soon the ship is captured but the Jewish on board refuse to give up hope.

The Ship to Nowhere is a true story and would be a great addition to a Middle Schoolers reading list.

Five out of five stars

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Book Review: Love Letters to the World

Love Letters to the World

by Meia Geddes

Poetose Press
New Adult, Poetry

Pub Date 01 Oct 2016 

I was given a copy of Love Letters to to the World through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

Love Letters to the World is a collection of prose, little letters to the World singing of its praise.

Love Letters to the World shows of the unfolding beauty of the seasons and notices the little beauties in the lives.

The Poems or letters in this book not only show the authors awakening awareness of the world around her but of her discovering who she is as well.

I give Love Letters to the World five out of five stars

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Book Review:Dark Sons

Dark Sons

by Nikki Grimes

Blink

Teens & YA

Pub Date 03 Jan 2017 

I was given a copy of Dark Sons through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

Dark Sons is a lyrical novel telling the story of Fathers and Sonsb then and now, it talks about new beginnings as well as finding hope during the times that feel hopeless.

Sam is coming to terms with his parents divorce, his Fathers New family, and even having to learn to say goodbye.

I give Dark Sons five out of five stars

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Book Review: My Sister’s Prayer

My Sister’s Prayer

by Mindy Starns Clark, Leslie Gould

Harvest House Publishers

Christian, General Fiction (Adult)

Pub Date 01 Sep 2016  

I was given a copy of My Sister’s prayer through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

Nineteen years ago Madee,her sister and cousins had come across a crime scene that nineteen years later is still unsolved.

Madee’s sister is in the throws of a meth addiction although she has been clean for forty three days now after nearly killing herself in an accident, Madee knows that Nicole will be fighting this addiction for a lifetime.

Soon Nicole is moving in with her sister because with two broken legs she requires constant care.

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Celeste and her sister are headed for the New World for most of the trip Berta is sick out of her head with fever and soon Celeste discovers her sisters name was forged and she fears they might be sent to separate families as indentured servants.

My Sister’s Prayer tells of two sets of sisters, centuries apart, forging lives for themselves, and learning to forgive.  It’s about making mistakes and growing from them.

I give this book five out of five stars

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Book Review: A Girl Named Mister

A Girl Named Mister

by Nikki Grimes

Blink

Poetry, Teens & YA

Pub Date 03 Jan 2017

I was given a copy of A Girl Named Mister through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

A Girl Named Mister tells the story of Mary Rudine who everyone calls Mister and how she is pulling away from the Faith she grew up in.  The Christian faith she had once been proud of.

Now Mister finds herself doing the things she’d never do, sex before marriage, when she kept telling herself she was saving herself for the one.

Soon Mister finds herself regretting not waiting until she was married.

Soon Mister finds herself dealing with being pregnant at fifteen, and having to make adult decisions, but amidst this all will she discover God’s forgiveness.

I give A Girl Named Mister five out of five stars

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Book Review: Faithfulness

Faithfulness

No More Excuses
by Lou Priolo

P & R Publishing
Christian

Pub Date 14 Jul 2016

I was give a copy of Faithfulness through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

This little booklet though short is a powerful reminder of the importance of Faithfulness. It reminds us of the importance of living for the Lord and remaining faithful and is great for either new believers or anyone who is a believer really.

I give Faithfulness five out of five stars.

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Book Review: Becoming A Woman God Knows B y Name

Becoming a Woman Who Knows God by Name

Protected, Encouraged, and Strengthened by His Promises
by Jan Harrison

Harvest House Publishers

Christian, Nonfiction (Adult)

Pub Date 01 Sep 2016 

I was given a copy of Becoming A Woman God Knows by name through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

If you are looking for a Women’s Devotional to either use during your personal Bible Study, or to use in a Women’s Ministry then Becoming A Woman God Knows by name is just such a book.  

In this book the Author encourages us to grow closer in our relationship with Christ, and reminds us that prayer should be a constant part of our life because it is in prayer that we grow closer to Christ.

I give Becoming A Woman God Knows by name five out of five stars.

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Book Review: Until I Love Again

Until I Love Again

by Jerry S. Eicher

Harvest House Publishers

Christian, General Fiction (Adult)

Pub Date 01 Sep 2016 

I was given a copy of Until I Love Again through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

Susanna Miller is in the final days of her trumpeting (a time in a young Amish person’s life when they are allowed to get a taste of life without having to follow the strict Amish rules. Susanna tries to convince herself she is done with the Englisha life, but when she thinks of her friend Joey she is not so sure.

Susanna’s parents want nothing more than for her to settle down into the Amish lifestyle but Susanna knows she must face life away from her community if she is to know for sure.

Susanna soon discovers that her Mother is not her real Mother that in fact her Mother was an Englisha woman a woman named Mindy who died shortly after her birth.

Susanna feels as if her world has been turned upside down when she finds out she has Englisha blood flowing through her veins and she refuses to talk about it to anyone including her Englisha friend Joey.

Susanna soon tries to throw herself into the Amish lifestyle taking Baptism classes, even courting an Amish boy she has no feelings for in an effort to not deal with what she is really feeling.

Will Susanna discover who she is and where she belongs and will she allow herself to Love?  Find out in Until I Love Again.

Five out of five stars.

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Book Review:Sewn With Joy

Sewn with Joy

by Tricia Goyer, Sherry Gore

Harvest House Publishers

Christian, General Fiction (Adult)

Pub Date 01 Sep 2016

I was given a copy of Sewn with Joy through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

Sewn with Joy opens up in Pinecraft a little Amish community within the city limits of Sarasota Florida.  

Pinecraft is different from other communities because Electricity is allowed due to the oppressive Florida Heat and the need for air conditioning.

All of her life Joy Miller has wanted nothing more that to Marry and have many children.

Matthew Slagel moved back to Pinecraft to be closer to his parents three years prior, and soon finds himself looking forward to courting Joy.

Joy too finds herself Daydreaming about Matthew Slagel.  Her thoughts of him and the love she feels even keep her up at night.

Soon Joy finds out that the Englichers are filming a show about Pinecraft and the Amish community there.

Soon Joy finds herself working on Costume design for the television show, causing tension between her and Matthew because his Father is the Bishop and is against the filming of the television show.

Joy needs the money she earns though to help pay for her Father’s treatments.

Will Matthew come to realize she was only thing to help her Father or will he remain upset with her?  

I give Sewn With Joy five of of five stars

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Book Review: A Different Beautiful

A Different Beautiful

Discovering and Celebrating Beauty in Places You Never Expected
by Courtney Westlake

Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Shiloh Run Press
Christian, Nonfiction (Adult)

Pub Date 01 Aug 2016

I was given a copy of A Different Beautiful through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

This is the story of one families struggle and triumphs in dealing with their daughter Breanna’s rare life threatening skin condition.  In A Different Beautiful Courtney Westlake talks about not only the struggles of having a child with a rare condition but she also points out the joys and the triumphs how she and her husband and Son and Daugher have learned to celebrate the small victories.

If you are looking for a book that is both encouraging and uplifting as well as honest then A Different Beautiful is definitely a book you should read.

I give A Different Beautiful Five out of five stars

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