Thursday, March 27, 2014

Book Review: The Calling by Suzanne Woods Fisher

I have to admit that I love an book about the Amish.  In this book Bethany's life is taking an interesting turn.  She is spending her days with five eldery Amish sisters trying to help them declutter their house. It's quite humerous because they tend to make her work harder than she needs to because of their need to keep their items.  Jimmy Fisher has been in Bethany's life forever, but it seems that maybe their relationship is changing in a different way now.

** I was sent this book by Baker Publishing to review.

Book Review: The Long Awakening

I can't even begin to think of waking up and having lost a large chunk of time.  Worse yet, having had a new baby and not having been able to bond or spend that quality time in the beginning.  The Long Awakening is an amazing story about one women's journey back to her new life.  One moment she's going to the hospital to have her new baby and the next she's waking up to a totally different life.  Her family didn't know if she would wake up and when she did life wasn't the same.  Her journey back is an amazing story. One full of tears, faith, joy and love.

**I was sent this book from Baker Publisher to read and give an honest review.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Book Review: Dare to Love Again

This was another book that I was lucky enough to receive from Baker Publishing Group to read and review.  For me this book was a little bit of a slow read at first until I had my first laugh.  After that I was hooked.  At the beginning the main character Allison McClare is starting her life over.  She's starting a new school for the local area children, but it's not in the best area.  She has a little bit of a scuffle with a detective and that starts an entirely new relationship than she's used to.  The detective lives with a wonderful lady, Miss. Penny, who is full of wisdom and character. These characters keep you thinking, laughing and constantly wondering what is going to happen in their lives next.

Book Review: With Autumn's Return

I was recently sent some books from Baker Publishing Company to read and review.  I was pretty excited because who doesn't love a new book to read? One of the books that I chose was With Autumn's Return by Amanda Cabot.  I wasn't sure if I had read any books by this author before or not, but it sounded like the type of book that I enjoy reading.  The main character, Elizabeth Harding, arrives in Cheyenne to start a new medical practice.  To most people that wouldn't sound like it would be that hard, but this was back in the day when people didn't accept females as doctors.  She had family that lived in the town and that was the reason she chose the area.  We actually get the feeling that she thought this was a pretty progressive town, but when she arrived she definitely didn't feel welcome.  As the book continues she goes through the waiting and wondering if she did the right thing until she gets a client. Only this client is not the type of client that most people might think is the "right type" of client you would want.  I really feel like as the book goes on we get to know this character deeply as well as her neighbor Jason Nordling and her dear friend Gwen.  I am definitely going to check out some other books by this author.

Review: What's New? What's Missing? What's Different?

Homeschooling is hard and often times I've found my kids just need something fun to break up the day.  Even though Issac is in 6th grade...