Sunday, May 12, 2013

Rock Harbor Search and Rescue


By Colleen Coble
Published by Thomas Nelson

It starts out: Emily wants her own search and rescue dog and must save up half of the discounted price. She is very happy and gets up close to her goal when disaster strikes. A very expensive necklace made by Mrs. Dancer goes missing while Emily and Olivia were watching her booth while she wasn't feeling good, and Mrs. Dancer noticed it immediately, even though it was replaced with one that looked pretty close to it, made by Emily. Emily's dad forced her to give the money to Mrs. Dancer because she was responsible to watch the booth, and her dad says she has a month for the necklace to turn up otherwise she cannot buy the puppy because she is not responsible enough.

Very good book. Interesting to read. I recommend every read this I believe everyone should like reading this book. Great author.








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

In Rock Harbor Search and Rescue, a middle grade fiction novel based on Colleen Coble’s bestselling Rock Harbor series for adults, kids will enjoy the mixture of pets, adventure, suspense, and a mystery.

Emily O’Reilly is obsessed with all things Search and Rescue. She volunteers with the team and goes on rescue missions with her stepmom. She is even selling homemade jewelry to save up for her own Search and Rescue puppy. But when an expensive necklace is stolen from a renowned jewelry artist at Rock Harbor’s fall festival and Emily is accused of the crime, it looks like she’ll never get her puppy and be able to join the Rock Harbor Search and Rescue team.

Emily isn’t willing to give up on her Search and Rescue dreams that easily, and she sets out to find the real culprit and to restore her reputation. With a few suspects in mind, Emily is determined to uncover the truth, but she isn’t prepared for the secrets she and the Search and Rescue dogs sniff out in the process. This exciting mystery is filled with twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seats and have them pining after a Search and Rescue puppy of their own!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Letters to Katie



By Kathleen Fuller
Published by Thomas Nelson

This is the third book in the Middlefield Family series. The first two are: Treasuring Emma, Faithful to Laura. I didn't know this when I decided to read it. It is a very well written story but I wish I had read the first two so I could understand this one better then I did. I did still enjoy it and would recommend to to those who like reading Amish, but I think you should read the first two before this one.

Katherine is in Love with Johnny who to her doesn't seem to return her feelings. She asks God to help her move on or for Johnny to love her, but it doesn't seem to help either. Issac shows interest in her and Johnny now must hope he isn't too late.








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

Everything changed between them the first time he called her Katie.

Katherine Yoder has loved Johnny Mullet since they were children, but he never actively returned her affections. Like so many things in their world, he assumes Katherine will always be there. Once his horse farm is a success, then he will court her in earnest.

For several weeks, Katherine has been plagued by severe headaches and dizziness. While resting at home, Johnny unexpectedly visits, but when dizziness strikes, she loses consciousness. She awakens hours later in a hospital bed, unable to remember how she got there.

Seeing Katherine injured and vulnerable stirs something in Johnny, and his guilt compels him to spend time with her while she heals. Soon his heart begins to stir with questions: Does she even remember why he'd come to her house that day?

As Katherine struggles to recall recent memories of Johnny, a surprise visitor arrives in her already unsteady world—a man named Isaac who claims they had been writing letters to each other, even considering marriage, before her illness.

With two men vying for her attention and her memory still elusive, Katherine has never felt so divided. The answer may lie behind a door she never considered opening.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Horse in the Wilderness


By Debbie Eckles
Published by WestBow Press


Really nice story. Starts off with Dub a little boy, who wants to ride a horse and takes one without asking or telling anyone early in the morning, and he falls off and the horse keeps going. Autumn is sad that her horse is now missing and continues to search for him, refusing to get another horse even when her brother Liam offers to help pay for one. A new music teacher is in town and plays good on the piano but not as good on the clarinet. There is a vandal who is continuously vandalizing the Johnson property.








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

A missing horse. A missing boy. A vandal with an unexplained grievance against a local farmer. A young woman who drives as though pursued by demons. An impulsive offer to help locate the missing horse draws Brent Travis unwillingly into the affairs of the Parker family. Are they the gracious, God-fearing Christians they appear to be, or are they the hypocrites of Brent’s past experience?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Rainbow Egg


Very cute short story for a child to read. Really heart warming. The drawings were almost childlike and will appeal to the younger children. It is mostly about love at the end. Any child will enjoy reading this, I know my daughter liked it and so did I.










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

Hope is a chicken who happens upon an egg. Looking for a place to help raise it, a guardian red bird leads her to a chicken house full of chicken families. There she finds challenges and fear ultimately leading to the most precious gift she could ever hope for. The Rainbow Egg is a beautifully illustrated, delightful fresh look at adoption as a loving gift.