Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Get to know the bible in full color ! Go on an adventure as Cornelius leads you through the old and New Testaments comic book style. The bible, already full of greAt stories , just got even better as you follow the modern day conversation and travels of Cornelius and his crew. Along side the story, get real photos of ancient artifacts and biblical geography. See the bible come alive for adventurous young readers! I think this bible is really fun for young kids, especially boys, who tend to look for adventure in everything. This would be a great addition to any child's library . Not to replace the bible, but to read it in a new exciting way. I see this as something exciting for a parent to read with their kids, as well as a child's favorite read Alone book. I received this book free for review from the publishers in exchange for a review.

Monday, January 13, 2014

An Untamed Heart

Ingeborg Strand wants more than anything to be a midwife, and begins to hope it will happen when her mom requests her presence on a few house calls. But when trying to peruse it, she feels like her mom is closing the door on the issue. Her sister is soon to be married. And a lot of pressure has been put on Ingeborg herself to find a husband. But she isn't interested in marriage, and tires of her cousins constant love struck conversations. All she can think about it retreating to the Summer house. Away from familie's watchful eye, and the pressure to preform. Finally the day comes to head up the mountain. Finally she can breathe easier, that is, until they find an injured man on the mountain, suddenly she has added nurse to her list of responsibilities. As time goes on, she fears, it's not his injuries that scare her most, but the feelings she has for him, threatening to consume her every thought . In twists and turns their fate ends up much different Than planned, Both in places they wouldn't have imagined..Can her heart make the journey it's being required to take? I have to start by saying, I have not read the series that this book was Meant for as a prequel. So I didn't have anything invested in the characters as one who has read them may, that being said, I didn't really enjoy this book. While I liked the feeling of experiencing another world in another time, I didn't love the writing. The conversationAl slang was much too modern for the time period and setting. It made it very hard to get really into the story . And honestly it was quite depressing. Life can be, I don't expect every book to have a happy ending. But I wasnt really expecting this particular book to end on such a melancholic note. I will say, I would still be willing to read her other books, particularly the series this is connected to because I liked her ideas, and would like to see if I enjoyed her other books better. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.

For Every Season

Rhoda thought moving to Maine to help start the new Amish community with her boyfriend and family, would be a fresh start for her. So far it's been anything but. Having survived the persecution in her order, and then the run in with the law on her new settlement, she thinks it's time things will slow down an go right for a time. But new tensions arise as her boyfriend, Jacob, is still being haunted by his past, and a now a stolen kiss by his brother. To keep things less complicated, Rhoda seeks shelter with their non-Amish neighbors. Now all she wants to do is go full throttle with her canning business. But it seems she hits as many snags and tough decisions there as she does in choosing the man she loves. It's time to put the past behind and move forward with the Lord's plans for their lives. Who will have to lay down the woman he loves? What will happen when Jacob is forced to deal with his past? Will Rhoda be able to see her dreams into fruition? There is something new in Every season. I really liked this book. Which reAlly is no surprise. I've been reading Woodsmall since her first book, and have never been let down. After I read book two, I couldn't wait to read her conclusion in book three, which I think says a lot about the authors ability to draw the reader in. Good plot and good ending, well done. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.