Monday, January 23, 2012

Heart of Gold




I love this book, it was a great read. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys some real romance. Book is a Christian romance novel. It is based in a historical type of time period. This book is a great read, in my opinion. Shannon Adair and Matthew Dubois are the main characters in the story and they learn that their own way isn't not always the way God wants them to go.

Mattew's sister Alice is very sick, and when something happens to Alice, Matthew will need to look after her young son Todd. Matthew needs to find himself a wife that can look after Todd, while he continues his work. Shannon has vowed to not fall for him.








Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

Against Shannon's wishes, love stakes its claim in her heart. Will she discover treasure or treachery?

When Shannon Adair accompanies her minister father to the western gold rush town of Grand Coeur, she's certain she'll never be happy away from her beloved Virginia, even though the South is still gripped in civil war.

Wells Fargo driver Matthew Dubois isn't sure the lovely Shannon belongs in Idaho Territory either, but he is a desperate man. His widowed sister is dying and leaving her young son, Todd, in his care. Matthew wants to return to driving coach for the express company soon—so he'll have to find a wife to look after the boy when he's away.

Shannon is determined not to lose her heart to a man who is neither a Southerner nor a gentleman. But love stakes its claim. Now, will her heart survive learning the truth behind the courtship?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Sound Like Fire




The story (for me) starts out kind of slow, but then you can really get into the story. But for the most part when the guy is talking, i found myself having to re-read the words to try and absorb them, and even then in certain areas, i still can't remember certain things/names. The story is a great read, very into the religious area it is very interesting to read.




SPOILERS BELOW










It talks of how in the bible that Jesus said he will come to Earth and collect his followers and bring them to heaven on the day he comes back to the earth. In the middle it talks about how Satan's name is Lucifer and when they rid the world of all things related to Christianity, they are sure to say that is his name and not Satan.

Hope this gives some insight and makes you think about reading this fine book.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.


A Sound Like Fire
Written By Michael Rains
Published by WestBow Press



Book Description

Imagine living in a world where one global government controls every aspect of life, but allows people the personal freedom to pursue every wicked desire of their hearts, just so long as those cravings do not disturb or challenge the new laws of the land. It is a world where drugs are legal, sexual promiscuity abounds, and deviant behavior is tolerated and encouraged. But in exchange for unbridled selfishness and self-gratification, everyone must serve one god and obey every dictate handed down by the godless ruler of the earth. Or, imagine living in a world where you are continuously persecuted, punished, imprisoned, and even put to death for your beliefs, even though your way of life is innocuous and pure. Your homes and property are confiscated and you can no longer express your beliefs in public. After losing all legal rights and faced with certain death, you suddenly disappear from earth and end up in a place far removed. Once there, you are taught the secrets of the universe and experience things only once dreamt, while living in total harmony with your neighbors and family. And you get to choose the world in which to live, forever.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Beyond Molasses Creek




After reading this book, I have to say, for the first while, it certainly didn't grab my attention, i didn't think that I would like it. By the end of the book, I did like reading it and glad i stuck with it.


The story talk about three girls, Ally, Sunila, and Vesey. It tell a story of Civil Rights movements, about how a young woman who is growing up in Nepal and also speaks of child labor in third world countries. It has lots of details and the storyline is pretty easy to follow.




Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.



Book Description

Three lives are bound by a single book . . . and the cleansing waters of Molasses Creek.

Having traveled to the ends of the earth as a flight attendant, Ally Green has finally returned to the Lowcountry to bury her father as well as the past. But Vesey Washington is still living across the creek, and theirs is a complicated relationship--he was once her best friend . . . and also part of the reason she's stayed away so long. When Ally discovers a message her father left behind asking her to quit running, it seems her past isn't through with her yet.

As Ally's wandering spirit wrestles with a deep longing to flee again, a young woman on the other side of the world escapes her life of slavery in the rock quarries of Nepal. A mysterious sketchbook leads Sunila Kunari to believe there's more to her story than she's ever been told, and she's determined to follow the truth wherever it leads her.

A deep current intertwines the lives of these three souls, and a destiny of freedom, faith, and friendship awaits them all on the banks of Molasses Creek.