Book Review: The Heart’s Appeal

The Heart’s Appeal

by Jennifer Delamere

Bethany House

Bethany House Publishers

Christian

Pub Date 06 Mar 2018

I am reviewing a copy of The Heart’s Appeal through Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley:

Julia Bernal is a strong minded, independent women who comes to London to study to become a doctor in the late nineteenth century. After witnessing a serious accident she is able to help save a man’s life though her quick actions!

Michael Stephenson comes from a family that long ago lost there money and respectability, but Michael was able to do what many thought wasn’t possible through hard work and his knowledge of the law has allowed him to raise past his families stigma, and find a path to wealth and recognition. But the plans he has laid out for his life are turned upside down when the accident brings Julia into his life.

It does not take long for Michael to discover that Julie is every bit as stubborn and determined to make her mark on the world as he is. It does not take long for sparks to fly, but can they find common ground?

I give The Heart’s Appeal five out of five stars!

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Book Review: The Trials of Nellie Belle

The Trials of Nellie Belle

by Sydney Avey

LLight Messages Publishing

Biographies & Memoirs , Historical Fiction

Pub Date 06 Feb 2018

I am reviewing a copy of The Trials of Nellie Belle through Light Message Publishing and Netgalley:

Nellie Belle’s parents marry off Nellie t Belle to the ranch foreman, she realizes Motherhood will follow. At the start of a progressive era she leaves her husband and son in Kansas and takes her two daughters West with her.

Nellie Belle works towards becoming the first woman court reporter to travel the circuit in the region.

In makeshift courtrooms in small towns, as well as growing cities with new Halls of Justice buildings Nellie touches the lives of hardworking men, enterprising women and immigrants. But when her prodigal daughter comes home with baby in arms Nellie will do everything she can to pull her scattered family together again.

I give The Trial of Nellie Belle four out of five stars!

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Book Review: My Heart Belongs in San Francisco California

My Heart Belongs in San Francisco, California

Abby’s Prospects

by Janice Thompson

Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Barbour Books

Christian , Historical Fiction

Pub Date 01 Mar 2018

I am reviewing a copy of My Heart Belongs to San Francisco California through Barbour Books and Netgalley:

Looking for a journey? How about a trip back in time? My Heart Belongs in San Francisco will transport you back to 1853 SAN Francisco California where we meet Abby Effingham an English Socialite who gets stranded in San Francisco California in the midst of the California gold rush. Her money is quickly depleted and her marriage proposals increase daily. Abby is on a mission though, a mission to find her Mother, not to seek out romance.Will Abby be prevented from traveling due to a ridiculous scandal, or will it wake up an Inn Keeper to the treasure that is right under his roof?

Samuel Harris runs a reasonably priced hotel where Abby and her families elderly butler finds shelter. He is looking forward to when she and her suitors are able to move on, but he does give in and allows her to work in the restraint, despite her lack of experience. Soon Abby finds herself in trouble will Samuel come to the rescue.

I give My Heart Belongs to San Francisco California five out of five stars!

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Book Review: You Are Chosen

You Are Chosen

Inspiration to Reassure Your Soul

by Darlene Sala

Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Barbour Books

Christian , Nonfiction (Adult)

Pub Date 01 Mar 2018

I am reviewing a copy of You Are Chosen through Barbour Publishing and Netgalley:

If you are looking for a devotional that will give you the inspiration you need everyday. A devotional that will help you to grow in Faith.

From facing loneliness with courage to embracing the place God has for us as women. We are encouraged always to make room for God. We are reminded too that God makes no mistakes. We are encouraged to speak in boldness.

I give You Are Chosen five out of five stars!

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Book Review: The Reckless Way of Love

The Reckless Way of Love

Notes on Following Jesus

by Dorothy Day

Plough Publishing

Plough Publishing House

Christian , Religion & Spirituality

Pub Date 01 Mar 2017

I am reviewing a copy of The Reckless Way of Love through Plough Publishing and Netgalley:

This book covers a more personal dimension of her life and faith while larger collections and biographies which cover radical views and exceptional deeds.

Where did she receive the strength to stay true to her calling despite her own doubts and feelings of inadequacy as well as the demands of an activists life?

In this book we learn how she took the examples of Jesus and applied them in our own lives.

I give The Reckless Way of Love five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Kasey and Ivy

Kasey & Ivy

by Alison Hughes

Orca Book Publishers

Middle Grade

Pub Date 20 Mar 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Kasey and Ivy through Orca Book Publishers and Netgalley:

After a soccer injury doesn’t heal in a few weeks, Kasey is taking o the hospital for a bone scan that shows she has a rare but curable bone disease but it also means she’ll have to be hooked up to Ivy for a month:

Kasey is placed in the geriatric ward of the hospital while she is given IV antibiotics and writes letters to her friend Nina to pass the time, with humor and heart she tells her friend of her life in the hospital the people she meets,.

I give Kasey and Ivy five out of five stars!

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Book Review: I Was Anastasia

I Was Anastasia

A Novel

by Ariel Lawhon

Doubleday Books

Doubleday

General Fiction (Adult) , Historical Fiction

Pub Date 27 Mar 2018

I am reviewing a copy of I Was Anastasia through Doubleday and Netgalley:

What happened to the Romanov family in that basement when Vladimir from the Bolshevik Secret Police ordered them into that basement in Siberia on July.17.1918 to face a firing squad? Did the entire imperial family die at the hands of a firing squad? As the executioners claimed or could one have lived?

On February.17.1920 in a canal in Germany a young woman is pulled out saved from drowning out of a Canal inn Berlin. The woman they pull out shivering and senseless bares an uncanny resemblance to Anastasia Romanov. An examination reveals horrific scars all over her body and when she finally does speak she claims to be The Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia?

Could Anastasia escaped the firing squad?

Many believe she is only after the Romanov fortune but for the woman who claims to be Anastasia the reality could put her in the face of danger, her very life threatened once more.

Could the woman some call Anna Anderson really be Anastasia Romanov?

Anna is often placed in mental hospitals while others claim she is insane.

I give I Was Anastasia five out of five stars!

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Book Review: The Mayflower Bride

The Mayflower Bride

Daughters of the Mayflower (book 1)

by Kimberley Woodhouse

Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Barbour Books

Christian , Historical Fiction

Pub Date 01 Feb 2018

I am reviewing a copy of The Mayflower Bridre through Barbour books and Netgalley:

Mary Elizabeth and her family learn they are to go to the New World. They are to leave from Holland.

Mary Elizabeth and her family board the speedwell in 1620 in search of a better life in the New World. William Lytonn embarks the Mayflower as a Carpenter looking for new opportunities in the New World and when a man from The Virgina Company offers him a job recording the records of the journey! When they leave the season is late and the Waters are rough many become sick, some doe on the journeys but reaching land is not better, with food scare and people to sick and weak to work from the voyage.

Will Mary Elizabeth survive to face spring planting and unknown natives, or will she succumb like like many others had?

I give The Mayflower Bride five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Be the Hands and Feet

Be the Hands and Feet

Living Out God’s Love for All His Children

by Nick Vujicic

WaterBrook & Multnomah

WaterBrook

Christian , Religion & Spirituality

Pub Date 13 Feb 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Be the Hands and Feet through Netgalley and WaterBrook:

In this book author and world renowned motivational speaker Nick Vujicic talks about becoming comfortable in his own Faith, before he could become the hands and feet for Christ.

Nick didn’t set out to share the Gospel with the world despite the fact he grew up in a Christian Household. In fact he tells of how his career as a a Christian role model and inspirational speaker was an unexpected blessings.

He reminds us too that we need to share what God means to us in a way that is relevant to them.

He talks about his first speaking event at Logan Unity Church in Springwood Queensland.

Nick Vuljicic speaks to both Christian and secular audiences as a motivational speaker.

We are reminded too that Christians have to be on their toes and ready to share their faith at every opportunity given.

We are reminded too that it is not God who inflicts pain. We are reminded too of understanding and accepting that we are sinners. In order to accept Christ we must also acknowledge that Jesus died on the cross for you, and to repent for our sins. And we must accept Jesus Christ into our hearts and lives.

We are reminded too that self control is important that a Christians we should not give into temptation and if we do we must repent.

In this book we are encouraged too, to dream big. We are reminded too of the importance of mentors in our walk with Christ.

We are encouraged too to be Christian role models to others. We are reminded too that we as Christians are many parts of the same body.

I give Be the Hands and Feet five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Losing Leah

Losing Leah

by Sue Welfare

Mirror Books

General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers

Pub Date 22 Mar 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Loosing Leah through Mirror Books and Netgalley:

Chris and Leah stop for Coffee at a isolated service station, not far from the Welsh border on a cold February Morning. While Leah goes inside to order their drinks. Chris locks up the car. Minutes pass and Leah doesn’t come back. When Sergeant Mel Daley along with her boss , Detective Inspector Harry Baker arrive to begin the search on the missing women, everything is called into question, and they cannot help but wonder if she is even alive.

Could she have left with another person?

Did Leah even leave Norfolk?

As the mystery unfolds the Detective and Sergeant begin to unravel dark secrets from the past?

Five out of five stars!

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