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Wednesday, July 12, 2017


WHEN GOD MADE YOU
by
MATTHEW PAUL TURNER

I was very interested in this book as my child, who is seven, has ADHD, ODD, and anxiety. He has no friends and struggles with social skills. I wanted to give him the idea that he is special and he has a place in this world. I thought that this book might help him to see that, it is working.

This book reminds me of a Dr. Seuss book in its rhyming. It uses beautiful words and photos to capture your child's attention. This book captivated my child even though he thought it was for a girl, hehehe. It also opened us up to a conversation about how unique he is and how he has a special purpose in this life. My favorite phrase in this book is "A dreamer who dreams in big and small themes, one who keeps dreaming in journeys upstream."


This is a book I would recommend for any child. I wish I had known about it sooner so that I could have been reading it to him. 


I received this book complimentary via Blogging for Books.

Thursday, June 22, 2017



BACK IN THE SADDLE
by
Ruth Logan Herne

When I requested this book, I had no idea that I had already read another of this authors books. However, when I started reading "Back in the Saddle." I was hit with a jolt of  confusion. I found myself thinking that I had already read this book but had somehow forgotten. But that was not the case. The first book I read was "Home on the Range". So after realizing I was not losing my mind I continued on with the continuation of the Stafford's lives.

After financial difficulties and near ruin, Colt Stafford heads home to his family with his tail tucked between his legs. He returns to the family ranch to find many changes, one of them being the addition of a house manager by the name of Angelina Morales. Colt is immediately taken with her but he senses that all is not as it appears. So he begins to investigate his suspicions while he is also worrying about his ill father and his brother Nick. 

This book is all about forgiveness and redemption with a love story unfolding with the turn of each page. You will find love, humor, mystery, and a family that needs to heal from past hurts. I found this book to be a delight and I was so happy to be able to continue with this story. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a great plot that is interesting and hard to put down.

I received this book complimentary via Blogging for Books. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017



"BRAVING IT"
by 
JAMES CAMPBELL

This has got to be the best book that I have read in a long time. I absolutely love Alaska and would love to live there someday.

Campbell's daughter has turned 15 and her yearning for adventure in Alaska is just beginning. So Campbell fulfills a promise that was made before she was in kindergarten to go to Alaska. But they have a lot to overcome during their adventure. They have to work as a team and trust is a hard thing for Campbell to come to terms with.

This book is filled with so much life and adventure that I found it hard to put down. Not only is it informative but it is humorous as well. I found myself placing myself in their shoes while reading this adventure. I wanted to be there with them, to experience their adventures. This is a great book and I really enjoyed reading it. 

I received this book compliments of Blogging for Books.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

TALKING WITH GOD by ADAM WEBER



My father was a minister as I was growing up and you would think that I would know how to pray. You would think that I would be good at it. I was always listening to others to see how they did it. I wanted a script. Because I thought that was how it was done. Boy, was I wrong. Talking With God is like talking to your best friend. It is sad that it took a book to discover that. 

This book was amazing and it taught me so much. It gives you a first hand look at how you should just open up and start talking. No script is needed. I feel that this book would help so many people that struggle as I have. 

Adam Weber has taken a topic that many people have problems with and made it interesting and easy to approach. I have to admit that I would never have wanted to discuss the topic of prayer with my father or our minister at all. With this little book of inspiration I was able to bypass that and get right down to Talking With God on my own. 

I plan on giving this book to my daughter so that she to can become more comfortable with conversing with our Heavenly Father. This book is amazing and I love it.

I received this book for free compliments of Blogging for Books.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

HOME on the RANGE by RUTH LOGAN HERNE


HOME on the RANGE 
by
RUTH LOGAN HERNE

It has been some time since I requested this book, but I have read it numerous times since I received it. 

Set in Washington, this book tells the story of Nick Stafford and his struggle to overcome his fathers failures as a parent and to overcome his need to prove that he can be a better father. After his wife leaves him he meets Dr. Elsa Andreas who has issues of a different sort. 

Those who know me, know that I do not give to much information regarding the plot of the story for fear of giving it away. With that being said, I can honestly say that I enjoyed this book. I have read it over and over again and did not get tired of it. Sometimes I donate my books to book boxes around town. This one has been added to my personal library. This book shows how you can overcome fear through faith and diligence. For me it was an inspirational type of story that inspired me to put all fears aside and believe in myself and my ability to accomplish those things that I fear the most. 

I would recommend this book for anyone that wanted to read a faith based book. It is refreshing to read something that does not have bad language, or sexual undertones. 

I received this book complimentary through Blogging for Books.