Monday, April 14, 2014

Family Treasure (Bellamy Family Series Book 1) by Ken Bailey

I really liked this book and I know God can bless families exactly like he did in this book but for me it just doesn't happen like this in my real word. It was almost too perfect. This is the story of The Bellamy family and what happens to them tied all up neatly with a bow. But I came to care about the characters, although at times there seemed to be a lot of them. I do look forward to the next one.

Accused: A Rosato & Associates Novel by Lisa Scottoline

Another Rosato and Associates book, this one Mary takes the lead, well the whole story when she accepts a case from a 13 day old girl to find the 'real' killer of her sister 6 years before. This book includes a proposal, bees, the Tony's and a whole lot more. I think part of my enjoyment of this book was the person who read the book to me, she did a great job of the voices of the characters, especially Mary's dad.

Hopeful (Return to Sugarcreek #1) by Shelley Shepard Gray

This book returns us to Sugarcreek, who can't fall in love with this town. Mary Katherine / Mary Kate moves here to get away from her past and teach school. She becomes best friend with Miriam, who has a hidden attraction for Junior. Junior likes Mary Katherine. Read this story to find out what happens, in case you can't guess. But there is much more to this story that just this, how does the book Little Women fit in? There are lots of people in this story - too many? Maybe.

Goodnight June - Sarah Jio

This was an awesome book. Be sure to have a copy of Goodnight Moon handy though. June lives in NY. She get word that her Great Aunt Ruby died and left her her bookstore in Seattle. June flies to Seattle to see the bookstore but from the moment she walks in the memories come and she remembers all the good times there. Her aunt also leaves her clues to the friendship of Brownie and Ruby. This book has a little bit of everything it in. I can't saw enough good things about this book. Great read.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

GOD IS ABLE - Priscilla Shirer

i GAVE THIS 4 OUT OF 5 STARS God is able was a great easy read but oh so powerful. It reminded me of a lot of things I knew but have forgotten and how if I would use these simple facts in my every day life how much more blessed I would feel by God. This book reminds me of How God is everywhere, wanting the best for us (sometimes more than we think we deserve), Just a few of the things I was reminded: Quit staring at my problems, God has me covered. Focusing on the right person, the right think can change everything. His love is eternal - way bigger than right now. I can not out ask, out pray, out dream, or out believe the willingness of the ability of God. If we think what we're asking is beyond what He can do, we're not thinking big enough. And so many more but I want you to take the time to experience this book by reading it - you will be blessed by it. The other cool thing God has done for me through this book is met me where I am at while I go through Priscilla's Bible Study Gideon. There are so many things that are matching compleltly up that I know God is working in my life.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Lingerie Wars (Invertary, book one)Lingerie Wars by Janet Elizabeth Henderson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This seemed like a quick, easy summer read (although it is set during winter). I sped through it rather fast. There was nothing outstanding here for me, either good or bad. I did realize how NOT Scottish I am though as there were terms or phrases that were lost on me. Sentence structure did not always make sense to me but I was able to get the gist of things.
The characters were entertaining but nothing great. The biggest problem I have with contemporary romance-this one included, is that they get us to hate the hero before he has to atone for all his sins. I get there has to be conflict but I want someone to root for, not a hero to hate. There is a reason I've had to stop reading romance like these.
I loved the underwear mascot though, I thought that character was developed really well. Not a fan of Lake's sister though, way too whiny and a pushover for me.
One of the reasons I do read romances is for the steamy bits. I mean if I ain't gettin' any I like to read about those who are. This book skipped over all of that. I was a bit disappointed.
To sum things up, this knocked another book off my quote for the year but I do not think I will be reading the next one in the series.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) StepsAdulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If there was ever a book to sum up exactly where I am at in life right now, this would be it. I am 24 (almost 25, and will be able to rent a car, thank you very much), out on my own-with a roommate and her two cats and overall just trying to make it through life feeling like I somewhat know what I am doing.
This book helped remind me of some things, taught me some new lessons and at the same time provided some reinforcement for things I am trying to do. While reading this book I praised myself for making my bed daily. I also cleaned my bathtub (that bleach thing really does work). I accidentally bleached a really awesome shirt in the process, but I have a cleaner apartment. I made a daily to do list- with things like wash dishes and put away clothes.
Some of the steps here were not for me, some were. This book did not change my life but I did love it. I loved the humor and the sarcasm and I loved the tips. For anyone in their 20s I think this is a great read, especially if like me they feel like they're still a kid.

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