Book Review: Seed to Vision

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Seed to Vision
How God Inspired Ideas Become Reality
by Stephen P. Finn with trey Dunham
New Hope Publishers

Christian
Pub Date 05 Jun 2017   

I am reviewing a copy of Seed to Vision through New Hope Publishers and Netgalley:

Seed to Vision not only remimds us that we can turn God inspired ideas and dreams into reality.

When Steve was ages eleven to thirteen cancer entered there life, changing his Father, in physical ways reducing him, but in spiritual manners his Father grew perhaps knowing the end was coming soon. On nights his Father found himself unable to sleep he would come and sit on the edge of his Son’s bed, and reminded them not every child was as blessed as they were, not all children had families.

He goes on to tell about he and his wife being housparents at Eagle Ranch when they felt the call to do something more.

This book reminds us that God gives us seeds and with work we can choose too work those seeds and turn them into visions.

I give Seed to Vision five out of five stars.

Happy Reading!

Book Review: The Sixth Victim

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The Sixth Victim
by Tessa Harris
Kensington Books
Kensington
Historical Fiction , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 30 May 2017

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of The Sixth Victim through Kensington Books and Netgalley:

This book takes us to 1888 London, when the city is being gripped by terrors of the murders by one man, Jack the Ripper. Prostitutes are being murdered in the Whitechapel District of London. For a time it seemed that every man in the district was under suspicion.

Clairvoyants seem to be everywhere during this time, and Constance’s Mother finds comfort in contacting her late husband that way, but Constance is unsure whether or not she believes.

Soon Constance finds herself getting herself mixed up with what’s happening around her.

What do Mediums, Seance’s and Jack the Ripper have to do with each other find out in The Sixth Victim.

Four out of five stars.

Book Review: Cold Flash

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Cold Flash
by Carrie H. Johnson
Kensington Books
Dafina
Multicultural Interest , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 30 May 2017

I am reviewing a copy of Cold Flash through Kensington Books and Netgalley:

Muriel doesn’t have the time to slow her life down. She has a high pressured job an extended family and a blossoming relationship with Calvin an advocate for troubled youth.

When Calvin tries to bring down a Heroin epidemic in Philly will he find it closer than he could have imagined?

Find out in Cold Flash.
Five out of five stars.
Happy Reading!

Book Review: Dead Souls

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Dead Souls (Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series Book 6)
by Angela Marsons
Bookouture
General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 28 Apr 2017
I sm reviewing a copy of Dead Souls through Bookouture and Netgalley:

An archaeological dig unearths human bones, bones of murder victims. And suddenly the Black County field becomes a complex crime scene for Detective Kim Stone.

Stacy Wood struggles to make sense of the crime scene around her. The tiny room in the back of the house is covered in blood.

Detective Kim Stone finds herself having to work alongside Detective Travis who she has a troubled relationship with.

This book deals with horrific hate crimes, and will leave you guessing until the end.

I give Dead Souls five out of five stars.

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Book Review: Enjoy Your Journey


Enjoy Your Journey

Find the Treasure Hidden in Every Day
by Joyce Meyer

FaithWords / Center Street

 FaithWords
Christian

Pub Date 06 Jun 2017 

I am reviewing a copy of Enjoy Your Journey through FaithWords/Center Street and Netgalley:

In this book we are reminded that life is a journey, but it should also be a celebration.  Joyce Meyer’s points out that there is nothing sadder than someone not enjoying life.

The author points out that in order for us to live as God intends us to live we must truly believe that God’s will for us to experience continual joy.

This book reminds us of the importance of remaining positive, of believing instead of doubting.  We are reminded that doubt and unbelief steal away our joy.

I give Enjoy Your Journey five out of five stars.

Happy Reading.

Book Review: The Con Man’s Daughter


The Con Man’s Daughter

A Story of Lies, Desperation, and Finding God
by Candice Curry

Baker Books

Christian

Pub Date 16 May 2017

I am reviewing The Con Man’s Daughter through Baker Books and Netgalley:

When Candice Curry was a little girl, she found herself sticking her hands in her Dad’s pockets so she wouldn’t get lost in large crowds.  At the time she couldn’t know the things she was learning from him. She would later learn they lived a Con Man’s lifestyle.  Living in stolen houses, driving stolen cars, using borrowed credit cards.

By the time she is thirteen Candice comes to realize her Dad is not like other Dad’s.  Growing up she considered her Dad the cool Dad.

She talks about her family falling apart piece by piece.  She talks about the summer their Mother and Father separated then moved back in together.  By the time she was a senior Candice Mother has a boyfriend, one that shows her that she is loved.

After finishing high school she attended College in a nearby city.  She had hopes of majoring in criminal justice, and becoming a judge a way of rebelling against her criminal Father, but soon she finds the pressure to be to much and drops out of her classes.

On March 20, 2000 Candice gives birth to a daughter, her and her then husband determined to do their best for the child.  At the same time of their daughters birth they were divorced but Candice was determined that her daughters father would be a part of her life.

In Summer of 2010 Candice’s triplets are diagnosed with Autism.

When Candice was twenty her Father remarried.

The Con Man’s Daughter is the story of loss, of sin, but it is also the story of redemption and grace.

I give The Con Man’s Daughter five out of five stars.

Happy Reading.

Book Review: Anonymous


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by Olivia Bridges

Y&R Enterprises, LLC

Y&R Publishing
Christian , General Fiction (Adult)

Pub Date 14 Nov 2016

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of Anonymous through Y&R Publishing and Netgalley:

In this book we are introduced to Melanie Bridges, a small town girl from Carlton North Carolina after winning a landmark lawsuit.  A case that rocked the nation all the way to the Supreme Court.

Jordan Melanie’s older sister is sucessful as well.  She built a name for herself as one of the Top twenty five Oby-Gyn’s in the nation.

Soon Melanie finds her taking a small sabbatical but the pictures meant to be momentos somehow end up in the hands of press with captions like “Practice What You Preach.”

For several years Melanie finds herself fighting a libel case against the newspaper that drug her name through the mud.

J.R (Justice Williams) is married to Gloria, they have a glorious life envied by millions, but were unable to have children.

While Married Melanie suffered horrific abuse, and years later she finds herself drinking to dull the pain, to fog the memories.  Soon Melanie finds herself seeking the help she needs from a Christian doctor.  Doctor Johnson encourages her to let Healing take place and to seek the Lord’s guidance.

Will Melanie find healing and happiness once more, or will her reputation be forever damaged?

I give Anonymous five out of five stars.

Happy Reading!

Book Review:  The Chapel Hill Bride


The Chapel Car Bride

by Judith Miller

Bethany House

Bethany House Publishers
Christian

Pub Date 04 Apr 2017 

I am reviewing a copy of The Chapel Hill Bride through Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley:

This book takes us back to 1913 where we meet Hope Irvine.  After loosing her Mother thirteen years prior Hope stays with her Aunt, but after her Aunts death she decides to travel with her Father on the Chapel Car.

Luke Hughes shares a passion and love for music with Hope, as well as a Love for God, but he is a poor minor who has little to offer Hope.

Will Hope find happiness with Luke.

I give The Chapel Car Bride five of five stars.

Happy Reading.

Book Review: Sold Into Egypt


Sold into Egypt

Journeys into Human Being
by Madeleine L’Engle

Crown Publishing

Convergent Books
Christian

Pub Date 23 May 2017 

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of Sold Into Egypt through Crown Publishing/Convergent Books and Netgalley:

In the third and final book of the Genesis trillogy Madeline L Engle asks if Joseph- the deserted son Jacob is relevant in our modern era, the answer is yes because many of us like Joseph we have faced trials, tribulations and loss.

I give Sold Into Egypt five out of five stars.
Happy Reading.

Book Review: A Stone For A Pillow


A Stone for a Pillow

Journeys with Jacob
by Madeleine L’Engle

Crown Publishing

Convergent Books
Christian

Pub Date 23 May 2017 

I am voluntarily reviewing A Stone For A Pillow by Crown Publishing/Convergent books and Netgalley:

In the second book of the Genesis trilogy Madeline L Engle draws life lessons, relevant today, from the life of Jacob. She talks about serving time on a New York Jesus in which she read a book called Revelation and Truth by by Nicholas Berdyaev.

She goes on to show us that too Jacob the house of God was not an enclosure or a building but an open place.  She reminds us that despite his shortcomings Jacob was a lovable man.  

She goes on to remind us that if we are good, it is not because of us, but God in us.

I give A Stone for A Pillow five out of five stars.

Happy Reading.