Once again I giggled and in a feminine way I declare I chuckled. Maggie Pickwick is a grown up moving each day beyond what she once was and in a humiliatingly humorous fashion she attempts to be the good Christian she knows that she now is and hide secrets. Each chapter was better than the last and I was on the edge of my seat curious about who the true father was. I think that this is a great story for redemption in admitting a sin that was and turning it for something good.
I highly recommend this adventure in the wacky lives of the Pickwick family from Pickwick, North Carolina and encourage you to read the first book as well although this one would stand alone quite nicely.
*Thanks to Staci Carmichael of WaterBrook Multnomah for providing a copy for review.*(less)
Well I'll be. I am for certainly unsure if I can say enough good things about the book "A Lady Like Sarah" or my new favorite author Margaret Brownley...moreWell I'll be. I am for certainly unsure if I can say enough good things about the book "A Lady Like Sarah" or my new favorite author Margaret Brownley (and no it is not because of her elegant name). As many of you that read my reviews know, my favorite Christian Historical Romantic Comedy author of American west novels is Mary Connealy... well I can honestly say that Margaret Brownley rates right up there with this book and I am ecstatically (is that a word?) excited for more. More Rocky Creek Romance or more anything, just give me more.
I was amused. I giggled and grinned. I chuckled and snuggled down further in my reading nook. I was irritated and emotional. I shed slight tears. I could hear Sarah's voice and see her boots. These characters were alive and amazing to me. I read an ARC, but you better believe this is one for the keeper shelf. On a final note: The saloon scene made me squeal and cry, and I love my fellow quilters and that is all I have to say about that.
When I first heard of the Grandmother's Bible I knew that when I had children I had to get a copy for my mom. Blessedly she'll get my copy that I was...moreWhen I first heard of the Grandmother's Bible I knew that when I had children I had to get a copy for my mom. Blessedly she'll get my copy that I was able to puruse for review. This is such a gorgeous Bible! I got my hands on a hardcover version that has such a lovely cover image, but I have seen that the leatherbound has a gorgeous shade of lavendar as it's main piece.
My mother is a pious person and someone that I truly wish for my girls to know well and look to for inspiration as they grow. Having this Bible as a tool for Bible study and devotion will be an aide to my mother I'm sure as she can reflect and pray for her now eleven grandchildren to grow in the spirit.
I would not hesitate to recommend this to grandmothers or perhaps as a gift to your mother. Maybe it could be the way you tell her you're expecting.
*Thanks to Beth Johnson of Zondervan for providing a copy for review.*(less)
The first book in this Sisters of the Heart Series, Hidden, was absolutely fabulous and a wonderful romance full...more*This review is from reading an ARC.*
The first book in this Sisters of the Heart Series, Hidden, was absolutely fabulous and a wonderful romance full of suspense. This second book is good, and I enjoyed the read and love the characters, but it was not very exciting to me. At least not in any comparison to the first book and other Amish books out there.
As a theme for this book, the idea of being "wanted" is nothing new to most people, and our Katie wanting to be wanted and going after that attention (in her past) in poorly advisable ways is not terribly surprising. What was surprising is how she talked about her past as if she had done something completely unforgivable. That comes just from the back of the book blurb with "Will Katie be able to forgive herself for her transgressions and allow herself to move forward in her life? Or will her inability to receive God's love keep her from everything she's ever wanted?" It was just a little over the top for me.
As a light hearted romance for practically any age to read, this is a good book with a good moral base behind it. Just for me, the way things were portrayed, I figured that something more exciting to repair from had existed.
I love the first book in this series, and I cannot wait for another and more from this author in the future. But this book was slightly boring to me. I'm sorry. (less)
The story of Flicka is a fabulous one. I think this is something every father and young girl should read. Lessons are aplenty in life, but sometimes y...moreThe story of Flicka is a fabulous one. I think this is something every father and young girl should read. Lessons are aplenty in life, but sometimes you just do not always see what you are suppose to learn. The messages in this story and just wonderful and presented in a beautiful way. (less)
My library had a copy of this book, so I started to read it. But it just made me wish I had a young girl to share the story with, so I stopped. I'll r...moreMy library had a copy of this book, so I started to read it. But it just made me wish I had a young girl to share the story with, so I stopped. I'll read it again one day, it seems to hold a good lesson. I'm just too distracted to read it right now. (less)