Friday, January 18, 2013
Title: Waiting for Spring
Author: Amanda Cabot
Publisher: Revell (January 1, 2013)
WAITING FOR SPRING is not the first book I’ve read by AMANDA CABOT. It is however the second in the Westward Winds series. I really liked SUMMER OF PROMISE, but I have to say I loved WAITING FOR SPRING.
Charlotte Harding has secrets that she and her son’s life depend on remaining undiscovered. She may never remarry, but she doesn’t intend to stop living.
Barrett Landry has it all. A woman that is said to be his perfect match, a cattle ranch and a mansion, and is even being recommended to run for senator. When he meets the beautiful Madame Charlotte, he begins to question his decision to ask the woman he’s courting to marry.
It’s not often that I run across an author that I like the first book I read of hers just fine, but when I read another I’m blown away. I read WAITING FOR SPRING slowly, indulging in the magnificent writing. I read it at a quick pace, needing to find out what happens next. The writing is amazing, the storyline intriguing, as the characters leap off the pages. I was taken aback by the countless unique and well written lines.
I loved the hero as well as the heroine, but that’s not all that unusual. But what is is to have so many emotions towards the antagonist. Seriously, I really felt for the man. Then there’s Charlotte’s good friend, Gwen. I was kept guessing what would become of the two. MS CABOT did an excellent job with all the characters, bringing them to life and giving them each their own unique story.
WAITING FOR SPRING is a wonderful romance, filled with suspense, drama, and uniqueness. Having Charlotte’s son blind, added an exclusive addition to the story. I couldn’t help but wonder what a blind child, as well as the parents of such a child, might go through.
WAITING FOR SPRING has convinced me to put MS CABOT on my list of favorite authors. I’ll be looking forward to more stories by her in the future.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Author: Connie Cameron and Jeff Peck
Publisher: God & Country Press (November 9, 2012)
I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of STORIES OF FAITH AND COURAGE FROM PRISON. At 464 pages, this is no small book. It's beautifully put together, making for a great gift or for keepsake to pass down from generation to generation.
STORIES OF FAITH AND COURAGE FROM PRISON by CONNIE CAMERON AND JEFF PECK is a wonderfully inspiring and moving collection of short stories setup as a devotional. Each day you can read a new story that will warm your heart, bring tears to your eyes, encourage you to continue your work in the ministry, or inspire you to become involved in the prison and jail ministry.
Who will enjoy STORIES OF FAITH AND COURAGE FROM PRISON:
-Those that volunteer in the prison and jail ministry.
-Those with a loved one that's incarcerated.
-Those that are incarcerated.
-Those who have been incarcerated.
-Those that work in the prisons and jails.
-Those that know someone that has an incarcerated loved one.
-Those feeling called to prison and jail ministry.
Whether you're familiar with the ministry, curious about it, or know someone that's incarcerated, STORIES OF FAITH AND COURAGE FROM PRISON won't disappoint.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Title: Choices of the Heart: A Novel (The Midwives)
Author: Laurie Alice Eakes
Publisher: Revell (January 1, 2013)
CHOICES OF THE HEART by LAURIE ALICE EAKES is a tale of a young woman who is forced to leave the only life she knows to escape a scandal to spare her family. To A life very different from the one she’s use to. Never did she imagine she’d step into the midst of a family feud. Right from the start she is faced with not one, but two men with an eye on her.
CHOICES OF THE HEART is written with realistic characters, true to their upbringing and surroundings. MS. EAKES’ did a brilliant job in the voices of the characters that were raised in the mountains, with a unique plot.