Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Other Mothers - LN Cronk

Signs of a good book -
they make you laugh out loud (San Francisco trip)
they make you sad (Amber)
they make you mad (David's treatment of others)
they bring it back around to make you want to start the next one immediately.

This book had all of these plus some.

David and Laci, in the other brother, became foster parents to Amber. In this book both Amber and Dorito's mom show up. This is the story oh how foster / adopted parents have to adjust when that happens.

It's about how strong relationships are during the trials God put us through and how we hand the trials.

Lessons to be learned in this book as well.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cherished - Kim Cash Tate

CherishedCherished by Kim Cash Tate

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was a little worried as I started this book; it wasn't drawing me in like I want books to do. I am SO glad that I gave it a few more pages.

This book was so uplifting to me, to see how this group of people really trusts in God to answer all their prayers and believe that he will. They prayed about everything and watched God respond. They took the Bible verse Mark 11:24 to a whole new level for me: Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.

This book is about Kelli and her family. The hurt that surrounded them and the reward of believing in God no matter the answer, the healing that he rewards them with is something we all want - we all want to feel Cherished. I so want a copy of the Love Letters that this book is about.

It has been a long time since I have read a book that I was not ready for it to end, this was it. I could of read another 100 pages easily.

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Time of Peace - Barbara Cameron

A Time for Peace (Quilts of Lancaster County, #3)A Time for Peace by Barbara Cameron

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was the third book in the Quilts of Lancaster County series, what I liked about it is even if you didn't read the first 2 books you would be able to read this one and not be lost.

Although this book was about the 2 previous couples from the other books.

I enjoyed this book but it was not my favorite, it followed the normal amish fiction of a miscomuication, a accident with someone getting hurt, and the happy ever after ending.

I just think something more could of been done with this book.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Desert Gift - Sally John

This is a story of a couple who after 25 years of marriage talks divorce. The man comes home one day and says he wants out and totally floors the woman. This is about real life and what happens when we don't give God the control of our lives and try to handle everything ourselves. This is a story about growth and family and God.


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Sunday, July 3, 2011

One Summer

One SummerOne Summer by David Baldacci

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This was my first book by David Baldacci, although it was an easy read it didn't thrill me or excite me but it did keep me interested enough to finish it.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Always the Wedding Planner Never the Bride

This is the second book in this series, the first being Always the Baker, Never the Bride.

Sherilyn moves from Chicago to Atlanta to work as a wedding planner at Tangelewood (see book 1), it just so happens that her finance is from there and willing to move back 'home'.

As she settles in things start going south as her wedding dress(es) go missing, her allergy to her fiance, old flames on both sides.

This is a fun read. A little Christian thrown in, a few surprises that you don't see coming, a few things that probably were not needed to make this book good but over all a very enjoyable read.

Looking forward to the next one.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Janet's book review: Already Home by Susan Mallery

Janet's book review: Already Home by Susan Mallery: "Really Really liked this book. Jenna moved back to her hometown from LA after her marriage didn't work out. This is the story of her, her..."