Book Review: A Daring Escape

A Daring Escape

by Tricia Goyer

Harvest House Publishers

Christian , Historical Fiction

Pub Date 01 Jan 2018

I am reviewing a copy of A Daring Escape through Harvest House Publishers and Netgalley:

Europe is at the brink of the Second World War.

Amity Mitchell is an American woman living a comfortable life in England working as a tutor when an urgent telegram changes everything.

World War 2 is looming on the horizon. Amity Mitchell is living a comfortable life in England until her brother summons her to Prague. The Nazi forces are tightening their hold on the country and Andrew needs help getting as many Jewish children out of the country. Amity knows this is God’s Call to help these children so she can not refuse.

Amity’s boss heads to Prague to convince her to come back but instead helps with the kinder-transports, will they make it safely to England or not?

Find out in A Daring Escape!

Five out of five stars!

Book Review: Holding the Fort

Holding the Fort

by Regina Jennings

Bethany House

Bethany House Publishers


Pub Date 05 Dec 2017

I am reviewing a copy of Holding the Fort through Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley:

In this book we meet Louisa Bell, she never wanted to be a dance hall singer but desperate circumstances beyond her control forced her into making that decision. She receives a little help from her brother in the Calvary, but lately he’s been getting himself into trouble so Louisa pays him a visit to straighten his ways.

Major Daniel Adams can barely control his rowdy troops at Fort Reno. He can’t control his two daughters either His Mother in law is threatening to take his children if he can’t find someone respectable to guide them.

Major Adams is skeptical when Louisa arrives with some reading materials, mistaken for a governess. She is nothing like previous governess, for one thing he thinks she’s to pretty, but he’s left without recourse. His Mother in law must be satisfied, so he turns a blind eye to his governesses unconventional marriage.

Can Louisa keep her act together, long enough.

I give Holding the Fort five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!

Book Review: The Long Ride Home

The Long Ride Home

by Susan R. Lawrence

BJU Press/JourneyForth


Children’s Fiction , Historical Fiction

Pub Date 04 Dec 2017

I am reviewing a copy of The Long Ride Home through BJU Press/JourneyForth And Netgalley:

Fans of The Orphan Train Series will love the book The Long Ride Home,

A brother and a sister leave the New York to head to the farmlands in Iowa where they will be cared for by two different families. Emma finds a family who wants young children, but Bert is more of a farmhand!

Mr and Mrs Vogel provide well for Bert, and he enjoys hearing Mr Vogel read but it doesn’t feel quite like a family.

Soon though Bert realizes that perhaps the Vogel’s are family after all.

I give The Long Ride Home, five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!

Book Review: The Volk Advent

The Volk Advent

by Kristen Joy Wilks

Pelican Book Group

Children’s Fiction , Teens & YA

Pub Date 01 Dec 2015

Archive Date 18 Dec 2017

I am reviewing a copy of The Volk Advent through Pelican Book Group and Netgalley:

Faina flees to an abandoned castle for shelter, after loosing her home and job on Christmas Eve, not wanting to freeze she goes into the abandoned Castle where she finds the animal torn body of a local recluse!

It’s no wonder Eurasian wolves are not recommended as pets.

Can Faina, the girl with no past, preserve her future?

Find out in The Volk Advent:

Five out of five stars!

Happy Reading:

Book Review: Thus I Lived With Words

Thus I Lived with Words

Robert Louis Stevenson and the Writer’s Craft

by Annette R. Federico

University of Iowa Press

Muse Books

Biographies & Memoirs , Nonfiction (Adult)

Pub Date 15 Nov 2017

Archive Date 15 Jan 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Thus I Lived With Words through University of Iowa Press/Muse Books and Netgalley:

The thing Robert Louis Stevenson who lived from 1850-1894 loved to talk about most was the Craft of Writing.

Stevenson belonged to the newly commercial literary world, the start of the era of mass readership, marketing and celebrity. A time when writers were often revered. He gave plenty of practical advise for writers. Stevenson believed the greatest thing a writer could do was find an appetite of joy.

I give Thus I Lived With Words five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!

Book Review: Whistling in the Dark


Whistling in the Dark

Shirley Hughes

Candlewick Press


Children’s Fiction

Pub Date 14 Nov 2017

I am reviewing a copy of Whistling in the Dark through Candlewivk Press and Netgalley:

1940 Liverpool, thirteen year old Joann finds that her home is under constant threat from the Nazi’s, and there terrifying air raids. With the strict rationing’s, curfews and blackouts everyone’s on edge.

Joann finds one solace and that is going to the movies with her best friend, Doreen, but as the bombings get worse, even that is taken away . Joann is also aware of the strange man that lurks near her home. She doesn’t know he is, or why he thinks Joann is able to help him!

As they deal with the worsening Blitz, Joann and her friends make a discovery that can tase the whole community apart? Can the community overcome what they find out?

Can Joann help the mysterious man?

Find out in Whistling in the Dark!

Five out of five stars!

Happy reading!

Book Review: Cypress Backwater Hideaway

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Once again B.J Robinson weaves a tale of love weaved in parts with mystery.

Josssette (Jo) Breaux is an airboat tour guide who finds trouble when two customers get into an argument and one shoves the other into the alligator infested Bayou, they rarely have a crime as serious as a murder in Gumbo, Louisiana but that night.

Jo’s problem was Victor Blanchard and Bernard Beregon are fighting for her attention. Bernard is her best friends brother they have been friends for years. Bernard is a good man with a lot of love to offer! But he doesn’t have a nice home offer only a run down camp on the Bayou. Cypress Backwater Hideaway was given to him by his parents.

Victor has a mansion called Sugarcane Plantation but he is controlling like his Father. A handsome man with blue eyes and dark hair he could have any girl he wants but he wants the one he can’t have.

Soon though Jo finds more bodies on the bayou, a local fisherman and two men left for dead on the side of the road. Is there a Bayou serial killer on the loose.

B.J Robinson weaves stories that pull you in and don’t let you go!

I give Cypress Backwater Hideaway five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!

Book Review: Being Brave

Being Brave

A 40-Day Journey to the Life God Dreams for You

by Kelly Johnson

Abingdon Press

Christian , Religion & Spirituality

Pub Date 19 Dec 2017

Archive Date 18 Jan 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Being Brave through Abington Press and Netgalley:

In this book the author talks about the Building Blocks of Being Brave. We are reminded that Being Brave is being bold.

We are reminded too of the importance of speaking the truth in love!

The importance of showing the hurt kindness and love is also addressed.

We are reminded too that Being Brave is being resilient as well as being authentic!

The author goes on to point out that Being Brave is being vulnerable. We are reminded too that Being Brave means that we are engaged as well!

In this book we are reminded too that Being Brave means that we are empowered by the Spirit.

I give Being Brave five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!

Book Review: The Trust Protocol

The Trust Protocol

The Key to Building Stronger Families, Teams, and Businesses

by Mac Richard

Baker Books


Pub Date 07 Nov 2017

I am reviewing The Trust Protocol through Baker Books and Netgalley:

There are those people we meet and we feel an instant connection too, like we’ve known them all our lives.

In this book we are reminded too that there are times when we have to love others enough and to have them love us enough to trust when we are doing something right for them even if it doesn’t seem like it at the moment.

We are reminded of the importance of both establishing and evaluating motives. We are reminded too that the middle of messiness. The author reminds us that honesty is not only easier it is more reliable.

We are encouraged too to let go of Broken Trust, to deal with the hurt and betrayal but to move on with our lives.

I give The Trust Protocol five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!