Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Brush of Angel's Wings




I finished the book a while ago, but couldn't get near the computer for a bit, till today. I kept my notes on the book in my cell, so i wouldn't forget what to write
about from within the novel.

So the book has a Dutch glossary in the beginning which really helps out with certain words, though most are pretty straight foward just spelled differently, there are a few which if it didn't have this you would have to try and guess at their meanings.

Rachel is a 20 year old woman and has never been courted after as of yet. She is going to ask guidance from god about becoming a teacher (who is an unmarried woman that teaches the kids). She races her buggy into a ditch.

Jordon doesn't really believe in god. Him and Rachel get into a buggy race in the beginning. The horses got spooked by a semi and you find out that they both have the same guardian angel (named Nathaniel) and an envy angel (named Tangus)

Rachel has 3 Sisters (Sadie, Fanny, and Iva) and had 1 brother (James). Jordon gets a job with Rachel's father and she thinks that he is filling her brothers place in his heart, and her place on the farm.

Sadie has a beautiful little girl named Ella Sue but when a disaster happens, RAchel feels she must take over looking after the baby. But soon realizes why that shouldn't happen.

Hope this is enough info to get you interested in reading this book. It is a great Amish book to read. I really enjoyed reading it and hope others will too.



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

Rachel and Jordan's feelings for each other are hostile at first, but angelic intervention helps the two discover peace . . . and perhaps love.

The youngest and last unmarried of four sisters, Rachel Hartlzer spends most of her time helping with barn chores. Her role abruptly changes when her father hires Jordan Engles, the son he always wanted.

As Jordan takes on brotherly roles around the house, like escorting Rachel to the youth singing, the enmity between the two grows. Besides, Jordan has one foot in the Englisch world and is determined not to get involved with an Amish girl.

Neither realizes that God has sent an angel, Nathaniel, to help mend their hearts. The angel’s intervention helps them find peace and healing in accepting God's will for their lives.

The Tallest Watchtower




I found that this is a good (but very short) book to read, it only took me about 10 minutes to finish it, it is a great read. I adored the first story, and the second one was enlightening.

I have to say though i liked the stories, i think that maybe there could've been a few more stories in this book to help it be complete, but otherwise it was ok, so out of 5 stars I am rating it as a 4 cause i did like it but it was short.



Some info on the books from my words...

There is 2 short stories. The first is titles, Lucy. It is about a couple who can not have children of their own. They decide they want to adopt a young boy. They arrive and actually pick a 3 year girl (for a very special reason, that i won't spoil in here). The ending is slightly sad but kind of happy in a way too.

The second short story tells of the 9-11 disaster. It talks of a man, who was getting ignored by pretty much everyone. It also tells of how more than 3,000 people died, (that is all i will say there cause any more could spoil the ending and everything)





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

The human heart is taken over by these very impressive short stories. The Tallest Watchtower is a wakeup call for our sleeping sense of empathy and charity and a reminder not to forget those who are not among us but between us and our God. Their memory is always respected. Containing stories of first loves, new loves, and the horrific events of September 11, 2011, this collection is sure to bring a reaction.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Wedding Dress


By Rachel Hauck
Published by Thomas Nelson


Charlotte is an owner of her own bridal shop, and loves helping brides find their perfect dress, is getting married herself (to a man named Tim). She has yet to buy her dress, as she just can't seem to find the "right" dress, and doesn't feel compelled to do so real quick. She is questioning whether this marriage is something she wants to do or not. She gets in a predicament at the beginning where she gets stuck at an auction. She feels compelled to buy an old antique trunk.

This is a great book, it ties in 3 others stories about this wedding dress that was used by these girls (Emily, Mary Grace, and Hillary). If you like stories about love, then you will love this 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.






Book Description

Four brides. One dress.

A tale of faith, redemption, and timeless love.

Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift—and her passion. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress—or feel certain she should marry Tim?

Then Charlotte purchases a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new, shimmering with pearls and satin, hand-stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it? Who welded the lock shut and tucked the dog tags in that little sachet? Who left it in the basement for a ten-year-old girl? And what about the mysterious man in the purple vest who insists the dress had been “redeemed”?

Charlotte’s search for the gown’s history—and its new bride—begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life. But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress. Emily from 1912. Mary Grace from 1939. Hillary from 1968. Each with her own story of promise, pain, and destiny. And each with something unique to share. For woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte’s heritage, the power of courage and faith, and the beauty of finding true love.