Book Review: A Rumored Fortune

A Rumored Fortune

by Joanna Davidson Politano



Pub Date 31 Jul 2018

I am reviewing a copy of A Rumored Fortune through Revell and Netgalley:

Tressa Harlowe’s Father dies suddenly with a hidden fortune somewhere on his estate in Southern England. He did not trust banks nor did he trust his greedy family members so he kept the fortune hidden.

Tressa and her Mother who is in failing health are left a Mansion and a large vineyard with no funds to run them. Before long a flock of opportunist come to the mansion acting as if they are offering condolenscenceswhen in reality they are after the hidden fortune. Tressa will have to work with the rough and rustic vineyard manager to keep the laborers content even though they have no money to pay them. And shell have to find her Father’s fortune before someone else does.

I give A Rumored Fortune five out of five stars!

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Book Review: A Poet’s Notebook

A Poet’s Notebook

with new poems, obviously

by Stewart Henderson

Lion Hudson Ltd

Lion Books


Pub Date 22 Jun 2018

I am reviewing a copy of A Poet’s Notebook through Lion Books and Netgalley:

This collection includes 21 poems which are preceded by a commentary on Stewart Henderson’s poetry including sources and development of his poetry.

Stewart Henderson is a Liverpool born best selling poet, broadcaster as well as a songwriter.

This book is a unique combination of poetry journal, travelogue as well cultural almanac complete with Stewart Henderson’s trademark humor as well as important observations.

I give A Poet’s Notebook five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Wrestling With God

Wrestling with God

Finding Hope and Meaning in Our Daily Struggles to Be Human

by Ronald Rolheiser

Crown Publishing



Pub Date 15 May 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Wrestling With God through Crown Publishing and Netgalley:

The past few decades have birthed a modern world that would have not been recognizable just five decades ago! Long held beliefs on love, faith and God are being challenged in ways that leave us confused and uncertain about old norms.

Ronald Rolheiser offers an inspiring voice that helps us avow and understand our faith in a world that seems solid and permanent. Drawing from his life experience as well as a storehouse of literary and psychological and theological insights.

I give Wrestling With God five out of five stars!

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Book Review: The Love Letter

The Love Letter

A Novel

by Rachel Hauck

Thomas Nelson–FICTION

Thomas Nelson

Christian , Romance

Pub Date 12 Jun 2018

I am reviewing a copy of The Love Letter through Thomas Nelson and Netgalley:

Chloe Daschle is an actress whose forte is not romance on life or on the screen, but she knows how to play a convincing death scene, the very thing that may be killing her career.

Chloe is given a sneak peek at an epic love story. It is then she takes matters in her own hands and auditions for the lead female role Esther Kingsley. The tale is inspired by family Lore and a one page letter by the ancestor of the screenwriter Jesse Gares. If she lands this role it may well break her out of the rut she finds herself in. Jesse would rather write about romance than live it but there’s no denying there’s a chemistry between him and Chloe.

,Hamilton Lightfoot and Ester Longfellow wrote their own script in the days long before the Silver Screen even existed. In the midst of the Revolutionary War.

Esther’s father a loyalist opposes her relationship with Hamilton but Esther must face her beloved fathers disapproval and the dangers of war to convince Hamilton they have a future together.

Hamilton loved Esther for year’s and pens a letter to Esther on the eve of a battle a letter that comes from his heart.

I give The Love Letter five out of five stars!

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Book Review: A Vast and Gracious Tide

A Vast and Gracious Tide

by Lisa Carter

Gilead Publishing

Christian , Mystery & Thrillers

Pub Date 12 Jun 2018

I am reviewing a copy of A Vast and Gracious Tide through Gilead Publishing and Netgalley:

Caden Wallis is a wounded veteran who lost his leg, his friends and his girlfriend to war. When he arrives arrives on the outer banks he’s broken and reeling over all he had lost. He finds himself struggling to make peace with it all.

McKeena Dockery lost her fiancé three years ago, and she’s been stuck in a sort of limbo ever since then. When handsome but heartbroken Caden arrives she starts to wonder if there is hope for her heart.

Right after they meet a man is found murdered on McKeena’s property and Caden has become the prime suspect . The two find themselves having to trust each other , or no one will be safe.

I give A Vast and Gracious Tide five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Unafraid


Be you. Be authentic. Find the grit and grace to shine.

by Carey Scott

Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Shiloh Run Press

Christian , Nonfiction (Adult)

Pub Date 01 Jul 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Unafraid through Shiloh Run Press and Netgalley:

In Unafraid we are reminded that shame is both real and powerful and it can tangle us. We are encouraged to live authentically as well.

This book goes on to remind us that grace is a beautiful mixture of kindness, compassion, favor and love, it’s not something you earn or you deserve.

The author goes on to remind us it all starts with identity. We are reminded too that you are cared for, you are forgiven, you are blameless, and free that we are a citizen of Heaven that we are bold that we are an overcomer, that we are justified that we are a Child of God, You are the Light of the World.

The author goes on to point out Hope helps you see the good, that despite the negative we can see the good too! This book goes on to tell us that Hope reminds us that things will get better. We are reminded too that Hope creates peace in our heart.

I give Unafraid five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Letters to An American Christian

Letters to an American Christian

by Bruce Riley Ashford

B&H Publishing Group (B&H Books, Holman Bibles, B&H Español, and B&H Kids)

B&H Books

Christian , Politics

Pub Date 01 Jun 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Letters to An American Christian through B&H Books and Netgalley:

In this book Bruce Riley Ashford, the author of One Nation Under God deals with the issues of Christianity and politics, and it speaks of the way historic Christian belief ties in with certain hot button political topics. This book encourages readers to take both our Heavenly and earthly citizenship’s.

Letters to An American Christian reminds us of these two political truths in the midst of a fast changing Political Landscape that being we cannot afford to shrink away from our earthly citizenship nor can we afford to loose sight of our heavenly citizenship.

I give Letters to an American Christian five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Stress Less, Pray More

Stress Less, Pray More

A Woman’s Devotional Guide to Tranquil Living

by Donna K. Maltese

Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Barbour Books


Pub Date 01 Jul 2018

I am relieving a copy of Stress Less, Pray More through Barbour Books and Netgalley:

This book reminds us that we all deal with stress and that it is nothing to be ashamed of. The issue comes when we let Stress completely take over or ignore it all together. We are reminded too that we need to stop trying to figure things out on our own and let the Lord help us figure them out.

The author points out too that stress is like a storm raging both within and without us drawing our attention away from God little by little.

We are reminded too that when things get difficult the Lord is there for us. We are encouraged to grow in prayer Lord.

We are encouraged to say a heartfelt prayer then dive into God’s word when we are feeling stressed or distressed.

I give Stress Less, Pray More five out of five!

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Book Review: The Story Peddler

The Story Peddler

by Lindsay A. Franklin

Gilead Publishing


Christian , Sci Fi & Fantasy

Pub Date 01 May 2018

I am reviewing a copy of The Story Peddler through Enclave and Netgalley:

The Story Peddler is the story of Tanween she is a storyteller who does far more than just tell stories, she creates them into crystal sculptures that sell for a good deal of money. But there is only one way that she can get out of the grips of her cruel mentor and get out of poverty, she must become the storyteller to the King, it is then that she can become free.

Will Tanween become storyteller to the king, ensuring her freedom and security? Or Will she continue to have to work for her Cruel Mentor?

Find out in The Story Peddler !

Five out of five stars!

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Book Review: A Defense of Honor

A Defense of Honor

by Kristi Ann Hunter

Bethany House

Bethany House Publishers


Pub Date 05 Jun 2018

I am reviewing a copy of A Defense of Honor through Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley:

In this book we are transported back to early Nineteenth century England.

Katherine (Kit) FitzGilbert left London Society a decade prior. She was determined never to set foot in the ballroom again. When business takes her to London and she finds herself having to run for her life. It is there she comes upon not only a glamorous ballroom, but also Graham, Lord Wharton. It should have only been a chance encounter but it becomes far more as Graham searches for his missing sister. He is convinced Kit knows far more about the girl than she is telling.

Meeting Graham has Kit wishing things could have been different for the first time in her life. What she wants doesn’t matter though, because long ago she dedicated herself to saving women escape the same scorn that drove her from London, and raising the children who had been caught in the middle. As much as she wants to tell Graham the truth she can’t without putting him and everyone she loves in danger.

This novel gives us a glimpse into what can sometimes be the darker side of privilege and royalty.

I give A Defense of Honor five out of five stars!

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