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The Romney Family Table: Sharing Home-Cooked Recipes and Favorite Traditions
really liked it
I liked this cookbook. I'm not sure I would want to make every single recipe (like some of my favorite), but I especially enjoyed the first section of ...more
Nov 08, 2013
Nov 08, 2013
Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude
really liked it
This book is SO fun to read! WE have read it every day this week, and I didn't get tired of reading it even 5 times in one day. Though I'm sure it's d ...more
May 10, 2011
May 10, 2011
Rising Tides
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I really enjoyed the “relationship” aspect to this book. Though in some aspects it read like a soap opera, I did like the author’s a ...more
Nov 21, 2008
Nov 07, 2008
The Stranger She Loved: A Mormon Doctor, His Beautiful Wife, and an Almost Perfect Murder
liked it
I picked this up randomly because it was a readers choice book, but didn't really know anything about the story. Apparently, it must have been huge a ...more
Mar 20, 2016
Mar 21, 2016
The Nightingale
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** This is more of a 4.5 book for me, but I wanted to record it as five so I would look back this year and remember it was really good. ...more
Jun 02, 2015
Jan 16, 2015
The Blue Sword (Damar, #1)
liked it
**spoiler alert** I enjoyed this book, even though it’s not my typical favorite type of book to read. I read it on recommend from a friend, and enjoye ...more
Jan 19, 2009
Dec 05, 2008
More Than the Tattooed Mormon
really liked it
I had never heard Al's conversion story, though I have read several of her blog posts and admire all that she is doing. The first half of the book, wh ...more
Apr 28, 2016
Nov 16, 2015
The Secret Life of Bees
liked it
**spoiler alert** I enjoyed this book. I remember reading it a few years ago, and I liked it, but was a little disappointed due to the hype at the tim ...more
Jan 12, 2009
Nov 04, 2008
25 Mistakes LDS Parents Make and How to Avoid Them
really liked it
I enjoyed this book. The chapters were simple. Things I really liked, how no matter the age of your children (mine are still very young) there are thi ...more
Oct 19, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
Triangle: The Fire That Changed America
really liked it
This was a very interesting read. I got it based on a review of a blog I like to read, but it was better than I expected. Though the actual fire at th ...more
Feb 07, 2013
Jan 26, 2013
The Missing One
liked it
I hate when I don't write reviews right after I read a book, because if it's even been a few days, if the book isn't totally amazing and memorable, I ...more
Jun 08, 2015
Jun 02, 2015
The Orphan Keeper
liked it
I have really enjoyed other books by this author. I found the story of a young boy kidnapped from India, then finding his family in India eventually p ...more
Mar 27, 2017
Oct 25, 2016
The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection
it was amazing
I have only listened to the CD version of this book, but it is WONDERFUL! I love so very, very many things this woman says. She is so real in her exam ...more
May 2015
Oct 31, 2014
Rising Strong
it was amazing
LOVE this book by Brene. I actually liked this book slightly better than Daring Greatly, even though you kind of have to understand the concepts from ...more
Sep 23, 2015
Feb 24, 2015
really liked it
This story is such an unusual story. It begins with two friends that send emails that are more "personal" at work and thus Lincoln, the IT guy needs t ...more
Oct 08, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs Is a Little Perspective
it was amazing
I read this as part of the Thomas Nelson review bloggers, and got an advance copy.
I have never read any of Andy Andrews’ books before. I LOVED this b
Apr 23, 2009
Apr 28, 2009
The Great Eight: How to Be Happy (Even When You Have Every Reason to be Miserable)
really liked it
I chose to read this book as part of my commitment to be a reviewer for Thomas Nelson Publishers. I really enjoyed this book. I didn’t really have any ...more
Mar 22, 2009
Mar 21, 2009
The Measure of a Lady
liked it
The aspect I liked most about this book was not the romance, but more the historical lifestyle portrayal of life in 1850ish time period. Having been t ...more
Jul 25, 2015
Sep 02, 2013
I'll Be Seeing You
really liked it
This came close to a 4.5 star book, so the best book I have read in quite awhile. I have read other books that are "told" through letters, but this wa ...more
Oct 17, 2014
Oct 13, 2014
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
liked it
**spoiler alert** Oh the third book in a series dilemma.... it seems to happen all the time to me..... (reminder Hunger Games anyone?) It wasn't the w ...more
Dec 09, 2013
Dec 06, 2013
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
really liked it
**spoiler alert** This is more 4.5 stars. Came close to 5 stars, but couldn't quite give 5 stars. This book in many ways reminded me of the hunger gam ...more
Oct 05, 2013
Oct 01, 2013
The Things That Keep Us Here
liked it
**spoiler alert** Wanted to give this 3.5 stars. Story is of an avian flu pandemic that morphs throughout the United States, and this is the story of ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 22, 2011
His Name is Jesus: The Promise of God's Love Fulfilled
liked it
I have read several “little kid” books by Max Lucado, and really enjoyed his parallels to real life situations along with Christian themes. I especia ...more
Jun 20, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II
really liked it
The most interesting part of this book was learning about elephants. I found it really fascinating how much a "hidden" gem they were for helping fight ...more
Oct 17, 2015
Oct 05, 2015
Love Without End (Kings Meadow Romance, #1)
liked it
This story sounded promising and it was sweet, but something lacked in the character development and overall feeling for me. I am a romantic at heart, ...more
Dec 20, 2014
Dec 22, 2014
True Sisters
it was ok
Got this as a free book from the library. I love pioneer stories and have read a few about the Willie/Martin handcard companies. This one wasn't quite ...more
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter
really liked it
The writing on this story was beautiful for me in parts. It was about a woman and her family and their decision to adopt from Guatemala after having t ...more
Nov 06, 2011
Aug 17, 2011
Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear
really liked it
I have read several of Max Lucado’s books, mostly children’s, but I enjoyed this book. Today especially I needed to review how to be “Fearless” in my ...more
Sep 08, 2009
Aug 28, 2009
Miserly Moms: Living on One Income in a Two-Income Economy
liked it
Overall interesting book. Many of the ideas I had heard before, but I liked her approach of that she used to be a two income household and what she di ...more
Nov 28, 2008
Nov 21, 2008
The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler: Everything You Need to Know to Survive (and Love) Your Child's Terrible Twos
really liked it
This was a fun book for getting fun ideas in how to deal with toddler-dom. I have a current two-year-old, and though he has an older sibling, this was ...more
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 09, 2013
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