Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Blender Girl Smoothies

Mystical mango for immunity, pine-Papaya-yay for inflammation, nectarita for weight loss and hang-over helper for, well... And these are just the beginning! Page after colorful page you will delight your senses in these wonderfully thought out smoothies. You'll find flavor, health benefits, blending tips, storing tips and where to buy tips. That's just name a few of the features. You'll educate yourself on your flavorful intake and you savor the wonderful flavor son every page! Great book! I had discovered Tess Masters when I received her BLender Girl book. And loved what that book had to offer, so I was very excited when I saw this new book, devoted just to smoothies. It's very informative in a very easy to read and understand layout. The smoothies look divine an di can't wait to get blending! I want every smoothie just from the great photographs .. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jesus calling for little ones

What better way to inspire you children to love God's word, than to tell it through poetry and amidst sweet illustrations. Every rhythmic passage is accompanied by a bible verse and the sturdy pages are perfect for the little rippers in the family! Cute book! Board books are great for destructive little hands. The passages rhyme, which seems to hold the kids attention longer, and the illustrations are adorable. Nicely done if you just want a few simple passages from the bible. Would be really to use for teaching your kids to memorize scriptures . I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Little Paris Bookshop

Manon... He can't even bring himself to say it. It's too painful, too many memories, so much regret. It's been twenty years and he still hears her, feels her, yearns for her. But when suddenly he is forced to face the truth, in a letter she'd left for him all those years ago, Jean Perdu has a choice, does he carry on never feeling never seeing, never really experiencing life? Or does he have the power to change and finally live the life he has been ignoring. Pulling up anchor and Leaving behind the "literary apothecary" title he so deservedly earned aboard his floating bookshop, Perdu goes off in search of himself. And not alone, as his neighbor and current best selling author jumps ship just as he taking off. Together these two will meet other lifelong friends, they'll cry together, they'll tango, they'll see the man they've been trying to unmask. Real, honest, heartwarming, take a trip down then Seine with a wonderful cast of characters and see France in all its splendor! I haven't quite decided how I feel about this book. I'm a pretty big fan of anything French, especially a novel! so I was pretty excited to receive this book. What I can say without a doubt, the author can tell a story. Her writing very easily pulls you in, her characters are very eclectic and endearing and and the story lines unexpected and delightful. Her observation of human emotion is very keen and transparent. I dashed through this book! I only say I'm not quite perhaps because I can't quite relate to the main character, although I believe there are millions who have done just what he has. The book had a melancholic feel throughout, such as life sometimes does. But entwined it with its and glimmers of hope with stories that ended better than you expected. There was a time towards the end that I found myself reading a little faster, thinking maybe I was ready for or the conclusion already. Overall, very well written and I'd love to see what else this author will turn out. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hiding In The Light

It all started when her eye was ruined in a fit of anger by her brother. That's when Rifqa Bary really started feeling like her home was not happy. Before she was marred, she remembers a happy loving mom, a dad eager to see her after a long business trip. Afterwards she felt her favor slowly melting away. A mom impatient and angry with her, and dad who didn't want to look at her. She fought even more with her brother. She was an outcast in her own family. So when she first heard "God" whisper to her that day in the garden, it's no surprise she felt drawn. Over the next few years He continued to seek her and she found him in unusual places. But when her family finally catches wind of her conversion she becomes afraid for her life. Having already been beaten up by both parents, she knew her dad would make good on his threats when he returned home. So after a night. Spent in turmoil, she ran away. At 16 she was still a minor. The next couple years she spent in court case after court case, and in multiple foster homes... Despite everything she was hit with, she still decided to choose God. And he didn't disappoint. I read this book in two sittings. I didn't know what to expect when I ordered this, just felt I needed to read something hopeful. I had and have not watched any of the court precedings and all the media coverage that bombarded her when this took place. So I didn't know any of her story. I'd read a lot of reviews, and sadly, so many mean ones. People attacking her character and the validity of her conversion. I for one can't quite understand this craze, Christians attacking Christians. So I read the book with an open mind, if she lied about anything or wasn't sincere, that's not for me to decide. What I read was a very sad story. No girl should ever have to be raised in such a way. To feel unloved and hated by your own family, it's no wonder she didn't want to follow Islam. Her life after leaving home was no easier... This will be a book I'll pass around. I can't imagine someone not taking anything away from it. Written in a way that makes it a very quick and intense read. Highly recommend. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.