I had vaguely heard about praying for your future spouse. This book reveals how to go about praying for your future husband. The authors share their p...moreI had vaguely heard about praying for your future spouse. This book reveals how to go about praying for your future husband. The authors share their personal experiences along with a few other people who share their experiences. If you haven't heard of the concept before, you might think that you are just praying that you get a future husband. Instead, the authors point out that you want to pray that your future husband has a variety of characteristics and habits to be the best for you. Each chapter takes a specific prayer, explains the characteristic or habit and ends with a variety of questions for the reader.
I really liked the book that it broke down each prayer into a chapter and had thought provoking questions at the end. I loved that the authors used a variety of experiences that illustrated how praying for your husband has worked for others. I will definitely be passing this book along to the young girls in my life. (less)
Twenty-two year old Charlotte Hale takes care of her paralyzed sister and elderly aunt. She needs her job and has always inspired to be a journalist....moreTwenty-two year old Charlotte Hale takes care of her paralyzed sister and elderly aunt. She needs her job and has always inspired to be a journalist. Her boss at the newspaper where she works has given her a chance of a life time, to go undercover to expose a professor. While on this undercover assignment, she learns that the professor is not bad and that her boss may have it in for him. She not only has to struggle with what is right and wrong with pursuing her story but the developing feelings she has for the professor and his family.
This book was promoted as an historical fiction book but could have been set in current time. It is a cute love story with the struggle between right and wrong. I enjoyed it as a light read. Although this is in a series, I had not read the first one. It can be read as a stand alone. If you like cozy reads and light romances this book is for you.
Note: I received a copy of the book from Goodreads giveaway.(less)
I received an advanced copy of Girl Stolen by April Henry from Goodreads giveaway. I heard some buzz about the book so I looked forward to reading the...moreI received an advanced copy of Girl Stolen by April Henry from Goodreads giveaway. I heard some buzz about the book so I looked forward to reading the book.
I enjoyed Girl Stolen but it did start off a little slow. The story begins when Cheyenne is kidnapped as a result of a car jacking. The car jacker unaware that she was in the backseat decides to go ahead and keep her with him. He doesn't immediately realize is that Cheyenne is vision impaired. The realization of her handicap creates a dilemma for him and influences his decision on how to handle the situation.
The book as I stated earlier starts slow except for the car jacking itself. As the story unfolds you do begin to care for the characters especially the car jacker, Griffin. You realize that there is more to Griffin than just a boy who steals cars. The author portrays Cheyenne's blindness as part of the story and does not it up. You do however, learn a little what it might feel like to be visually impaired and what a sighted person takes for granted. The story builds to the exciting ending where I couldn't put the book down trying to see the resolution. I would recommend this book to any teen who likes mysteries and books with some character development.(less)