Friday, November 17, 2017

Review ~ Colors of Christmas by Olivia Newport



Celebrate the joyful hope of the Christmas season as characters find healing in the midst of heartbreak.
New from Olivia Newport!

Christmas in Blue
In the wake of a personal loss deeper than anyone realizes, Angela plans to bypass as much of the season as possible and get through her duties as the church organist by going on autopilot. Instead, she finds herself in charge of the town’s celebration. After a mysterious young man arrives, townspeople suspect he is the reason that one set of plans after another disintegrate until little is left of their traditions. Yet Angela warms to Gabe because she suspects they share a secret—his real reason for coming to town. Even when all they have to work with is a garish supply of blue Christmas decorations, Gabe helps Angela discover the hidden beauty of hope.

Christmas in Gold
After eighty years, change is nothing new for Astrid. By the time she was twenty, she survived the destructive Nazi regime, caring for her family under brutal circumstances, moving to America, and losing her husband. At forty she was widowed again and left to build a new life with her children. Now, when she faces a move into an assisted living community and meets a young woman on the brink of despair, she resolves to stir up hope through tragedy one more time.

My Review
3.5 Stars


In Colors of Christmas, you get two novellas that, while considered heartwarming, are not your typical feel good Christmas stories. I enjoyed the first novella, Christmas in Gold, and was enthralled with Astrid’s wartime flashbacks. Her life has taken a huge turn and now she must learn to ‘be happy’ in her present situation. She drew much sympathy from me in the missing ornament debacle and I could easily feel her pain at the loss. Some of us need that small tangible reminder of a time past and it was sweet how it turned out. The relationship she carefully cultivated with her physical therapist was another aspect I truly enjoyed; probably because it was a bit mysterious. Hope and redemption were woven beautifully throughout this story.

Christmas in Blue, I struggled through this one. I did not connect with the Angela. I felt the pacing was too slow but I am glad I finished the story. The redeeming part was near the end. The power has gone out in the church during the town’s annual A Christmas to Remember service and the pastor says “This darkness is not what we expected,” Martin said. “Many of you hold candles that we planned to light for a fleeting few moments of our service tonight. Instead darkness fell around us.”…”While I am not always successful,” Martin said, “the lesson I learn over and over is to receive even what disappoints as a gift that can enrich me in some way. In these minutes that tick toward midnight, and as we sit in darkness before we light our candles, what is enriching you? Let me challenge you to set your phones down and let the lights turn off. Don’t be afraid of a few minutes of darkness and quiet, for there you may find God’s surprising presence.”

Now that I can relate to! Life is full of disappointments and I am learning not to be afraid of the changes they bring about. To look for the enrichment God is bringing into my life. I’m putting down the electronics, sitting in the quiet darkness and soaking in the presence of God.

I encourage you that if you delight in reading wholesome, endearing stories go ahead and get a copy of this book. We all have our own opinions and mine is just one of many. I pray you are encouraged and uplifted by the theme of hope and redemption that only Christ brings to a lost world that is presented in these two stories.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

~Happy Reading, Y’all~

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

WINNER!!!

PAULA
won the Kindle gift certificate for A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter!!!

Thanks to all who left a comment about their favorite Thanksgiving dish.
I hope y'all have a blessed holiday!!!

Enjoy!


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Review ~ The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

Coming Soon!!!

Expected publication: November 21st 2017 by Bethany House Publishers
Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious death fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather's Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house's dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide. 
A century earlier, the house on Foster Hill holds nothing but painful memories for Ivy Thorpe. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property, Ivy is compelled to discover her identity. Ivy's search leads her into dangerous waters and, even as she works together with a man from her past, can she unravel the mystery before any other lives--including her own--are lost?

About the Author
Professional coffee drinker & ECPA/Publisher's Weekly best-selling author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing spirited turn-of-the-century romance stained with suspense. Coffee fuels her snarky personality. She lives in Neverland with her Cap’n Hook who stole her heart and will not give it back, their little fairy TinkerBell, and a very mischievous Peter Pan. The foursome embark on scores of adventure that only make her fall more wildly in love with romance and intrigue.

Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures at jaimejowright.com!


My Review
5 STARS!!! 

The House on Foster Hill is Ms Wright’s debut novel and I can say that I am a die-hard fan already! This is a dual timeline story and what a thriller it is! I was mesmerized by the suspense element in this story. It was creepy without gore and kept me on the edge of my seat. A few times I actually looked up from the book to make sure no one was skulking about.

Kaine, the contemporary heroine, and Ivy, the heroine from a century earlier, are both strong, tenacious women. They are each determined to solve the mysteries in their lives, no matter what anyone thinks about them. They are interconnected through the house on Foster Hill and it was fascinating to watch the story of their shared history unfold. Foster House possesses a dark secret that needs to be revealed. Will Kaine and Ivy, each in their own era, triumph over the menace that lies within?

If you enjoy stories that make you think twice before turning off the lights, then you will like this book.

I was provided a copy from the publisher through Netgalley for review purposes. No compensation has been received.

~Happy Reading, Y'all~


Friday, November 10, 2017

GIVEAWAY ~ A Noble Masquerade (Hawthorne House Book #1) (Kindle Edition) by Kristi Ann Hunter


Hey Y'all!!!

I've been enjoying a few stories set in my go-to era, Regency. If you like this period in history and are looking for good fiction to curl up with in the coming months, I highly recommend Kristi Ann Hunter's books.

I recently finished her Hawthorne House series and it was outstanding! You've seen a few reviews on here, I'm sure! :-) The first story, which is A Lady of Esteem: A Hawthorne House Novella, is FREE on Kindle. Click here to go to Amazon to grab your copy.

Double check the price before you buy! 



That brings me to the first full-length book in the series, A Noble Masquerade



Lady Miranda Hawthorne acts every inch the lady, but inside she longs to be bold and carefree. Entering her fourth Season and approaching spinsterhood in the eyes of society, she pours her innermost feelings out not in a diary but in letters to her brother's old school friend, a duke--with no intention of ever sending these private thoughts to a man she's heard stories about but never met. Meanwhile, she also finds herself intrigued by Marlow, her brother's new valet, and although she may wish to break free of the strictures that bind her, falling in love with a servant is more of a rebellion than she planned.

When Marlow accidentally discovers and mails one of the letters to her unwitting confidant, Miranda is beyond mortified. And even more shocked when the duke returns her note with one of his own that initiates a courtship-by-mail. Insecurity about her lack of suitors shifts into confusion at her growing feelings for two men--one she's never met but whose words deeply resonate with her heart, and one she has come to depend on but whose behavior is more and more suspicious. When it becomes apparent state secrets are at risk and Marlow is right in the thick of the conflict, one thing is certain: Miranda's heart is far from all that's at risk for the Hawthorne’s and those they love.

GIVEAWAY: I have a gift certificate for a Kindle copy for one of my readers.

Just leave a comment in a non-spam format (jane[at]doe[dot]com) telling me your favorite dish to prepare for Thanksgiving and you will be entered in the drawing.

Following the blog is not required but it is greatly appreciated! 

Since it's an e-book, as long as you know can retrieve it, it's open internationally!

I'll draw a winner on Nov 14.

Just click below and it will take you to Kristi's website where you can read all about this fabulous Christian Historical Fiction series! Plus, there is an excerpt for each book. :-)







Review ~ A Charm of Goldfinches and Other Wild Gatherings: Quirky Collective Nouns of the Animal Kingdom by Matt Sewell


Published September 5th 2017 by Ten Speed Press

About the Book

A charm of goldfinches, an ascension of larks, a bask of crocodiles, a cloud of bats, a wake of vultures--all of these colorful collective nouns and more are showcased in this enchanting illustrated book by beloved artist Matt Sewell.
Accompanying each illustration is a playful description of each group of animals' personality, quirks, and habits. Sewell's uniquely witty take on the subject and delicately vivid illustrations make for a lovely new addition to his series of collectible books including Owls and Penguins and Other Seabirds. Playing on the theme of collective nouns for animals and illustrated with Matt Sewell's inimitable watercolors, this book makes a great gift for nature and art lovers everywhere.




My Review
5 STARS!!!

A Charm of Goldfinches and Other Wild Gatherings is filled with entertaining depictions of animals and lovely watercolors. I found myself chuckling at the morsels of humor the author incorporates in each rendering but also learned a few things I did not know. Anyone who loves nature or is an artist at heart will enjoy this collection of illustrations. It is truly one of the most charming little books I have had the pleasure of reading. It would make a wonderful gift to share with others and more than likely bring some extra smiles and joy to their life. 

I was given a copy of the book from the publisher through the Blogging for Books program. No compensation has been received. 

~Happy Reading, Y'all~

Monday, October 30, 2017

Rebecca Reviews ~ A Dangerous Legacy (Empire State #1) by Elizabeth Camden

Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 3rd 2017 by Bethany House Publishers
Lucy is determined to keep working as a telegraph operator at a news agency, even though the arrival of Sir Colin Beckwith threatens her position. When she discovers Colin's shocking secret, she agrees to assist him if he helps her find her family's stolen inheritance--not realizing that the trail leads into a web of treachery, danger, and conspiracy.

Rebecca's Review
5 STARS!!!

"Colin remained motionless for a full minute after the door slammed. Lucy Drake was as attractive as he remembered. He wished she wasn't."

Battling decades of law suits regarding the rights to a family invention, Lucy Drake and her brother Nicholas, are exhausted with their attempts for full disclosure and justifiable inheritance. As a telegraph operator with the Associated Press, Lucy discovers an unlikely ally within the rival British news agency Reuters, a Sir Colin Beckwith, when information crosses her desk regarding potential criminal activity instigated by her estranged uncle.

In spite of the magnetism of attraction that flares between the two almost immediately, Colin is fighting his own dragons; his inheritance, a once fine English estate, needs an infusion of thousands of dollars to keep it from disintegrating; thus, demanding that he marry an heiress, which at the moment, Lucy is not.

As Lucy and Colin engage in covert investigative jaunts, the depth of danger substantially increases; someone is watching their every move and is quite determined that the truth remain cloaked underneath a heavy veil of lies. Elizabeth Camden has penned an intriguing story, introducing characters who display an amazing array of courageous qualities.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.

Rebecca is a graduate of Bryan College with a degree in Christian Education, and is currently serving at the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina as the Director of Children's Ministry. With nearly 28 years of experience in her field, she has had many opportunities to use her love of reading and writing in creative ways across the generations. A wife, mother of four "nearly" grown children, and grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren, Rebecca has been able to return to her love of reading and more recently reviewing, with a renewed passion for the "beauty of story".

~Happy Reading, Y'all~

Monday, October 23, 2017

Review & Blog Tour ~ The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller


The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey
Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace
By Carolyn Miller


Tour Dates: October 23-27, 2017

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About the Book

Will a damaged reputation and desire for society's approval thwart the legacy of grace?
Tainted by scandal and forced to leave London for the quieter Brighton countryside, the Honorable Miss Clara DeLancey is a shadow of her former society self. She's lost the man she loved to another and, in a culture that has no patience for self-pity, is struggling with depression. A chance encounter brings her a healing friendship with the sisters of an injured naval captain. But Clara's society mama is appalled at the new company she's keeping.
Captain Benjamin Kemsley is not looking for a wife. But his gallant spirit won't let him ignore the penniless viscount's daughter--not when she so obviously needs assistance to keep moving forward from day to day. Can he protect his heart and still keep her safe?
When they're pushed into the highest echelons of society at the Prince Regent's Brighton Pavilion, this mismatched couple must decide if family honor is more important than their hopes. Can they right the wrongs of the past and find future happiness together--without finances, family support, or royal favor? 


Purchase Link:
Amazon (Kindle Pre-order, auto delivery Oct 24, 2017)

About the Author 
 
Carolyn Miller lives in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn's previous novels have won several contests, including the 2014 RWA "Touched by Love" and 2014 ACFW Gensis contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and My Book Therapy.

Carolyn has a stunning website! Visit her at https://www.carolynmillerauthor.com/ to learn more about her books, writing, and the Regency.


My Review
4 STARS!!!
 
If you have read the two previous books, you will be familiar with Clara. She made a mess of things for a certain couple, completely embarrassing herself, and is now ostracized from ‘the ton’. Of course, her mother was mostly to blame for her poor behavior. Now Clara is feeling desperate, lost, and unlovable, and so chooses a drastic measure. Fortuitously, Ben comes to her rescue and is somewhat bewitched by the soulful creature he saves. 

I enjoyed the story even though it was a slow start for me. It took a few chapters to become invested enough to want to continue on and see if Clara could regain her honorable standing in society and how that magnificent feat would be accomplished. Ben is a kind and noble man dealing with his own demons from the past. 

The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey is full of intrigue, betrayal, jealousy, friendship, and love. With superb themes of grace and forgiveness, Miller brings the characters through emotionally trying circumstances to a realization that their pasts can be forgiven and there is a future filled with hope because of Christ. 

If you are a fan of Regency or historical fiction with a solid faith theme, you will enjoy this offering from Miller who has a firm grasp on the era and presents it in fashion. I am quite happy to say there is another series coming in 2018 with more Regency Brides! 

I received a copy of the book from Kregel Publication as part of blog tour participation. I was not required to write a review. No compensation has been received.
 

Now for some really great news!

The Elusive Miss Ellison and The Captivating Lady Charlotte are both on sale
for the remainder of the week (until October 29) for only 0.99 in e-book!!!
(Please note, these are US times, so Aussies check your details early)


Amazon (Kindle version only) Purchase Links:

I am in no way affiliated with Amazon and make no money if you purchase through one of those links. I just want to make it easy for readers to hop over there and snag these fabulous Regency stories!

~Happy Reading, Y'all~

Thursday, October 19, 2017

FREE E-Books!!!

 

The Elusive Miss Ellison will be FREE for two days only, 
October 19-20!!! 

I loved this book. You can read my review here.
 
Purchase link:






 
The Captivating Lady Charlotte will be FREE on October 21-22!!! 

Read my review of this captivating story here.

Purchase Link:
 
Both e-books will be on sale for the remainder of the week (until October 29) for only 0.99. 

 Make sure to check the price before you buy! 



COMING Oct 24th!!!
 Pre-order here. [not free :-) ]

 Will a damaged reputation and desire for society's approval thwart the legacy of grace?

Tainted by scandal and forced to leave London for the quieter Brighton countryside, the Honorable Miss Clara DeLancey is a shadow of her former society self. She's lost the man she loved to another and, in a culture that has no patience for self-pity, is struggling with depression. A chance encounter brings her a healing friendship with the sisters of an injured naval captain. But Clara's society mama is appalled at the new company she's keeping.

Captain Benjamin Kemsley is not looking for a wife. But his gallant spirit won't let him ignore the penniless viscount's daughter--not when she so obviously needs assistance to keep moving forward from day to day. Can he protect his heart and still keep her safe?

When they're pushed into the highest echelons of society at the Prince Regent's Brighton Pavilion, this mismatched couple must decide if family honor is more important than their hopes. Can they right the wrongs of the past and find future happiness together--without finances, family support, or royal favor?

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 I'm reading the third novel now and will have my review posted in time for the blog tour coming Oct 23-27 2017. 

I'm sorry I won't have a giveaway copy but here is a link to one sponsored by the author: https://australasianchristianwriters.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/october-new-releases-plus-giveaway.html

~Happy Reading, Y'all~




Sunday, October 15, 2017

Review ~ Picturing Heaven 40 Hope-Filled Devotions with Coloring Pages by Randy Alcorn

Revelation 21:21-27 

 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. 

Published: September 5, 2017
Tyndale House

Imagine Heaven the way the Bible describes it—a place of exquisite beauty brimming with marvelous detail and intricate patterns; a special dwelling place free of corruption and sin; and a place of both rest and enjoyable, meaningful work.

Let the power and majesty of Heaven fill your heart with joy as you color these 40 designs carefully interpreted from the pages of Scripture. Savor a respite from daily life as you read and meditate on devotions from best–selling author Randy Alcorn, a leading authority on Heaven. Picturing Heaven will offer you comfort and relaxation, while filling your heart with restful assurance that God prepares a special place for those who love Him.


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My Review
5 STARS!!!

I was impatient to receive this coloring devotional in the mail. Originally, I thought I would dive right into the coloring but that didn't happen. I was so caught up in the beauty of the writing that before I knew it, I had read almost half the book without touching a marker or colored pencil! The selected Scriptures, and the thoughts from Randy Alcorn, mesmerized me and filled me with longing for my heavenly home!

I'm so excited thinking about the New Heaven and New Earth and all that it entails! I truly hadn't spent a lot of time thinking on it before, just passably knowing it would one day happen, but now I am eagerly anticipating the beauty and majesty. Oh, how sweet it will be to stroll down streets of gold with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! My desire to learn more about my eternal home has been stirred.

I highly recommend this lovely offering of 40 hope-filled devotionals enhanced with intricate and graceful illustrations to captivate creatives of all types. Thank you Tyndale Publishers for sending me a copy for review purposes. No compensation has been received.

~Happy Coloring & Reading~

Monday, October 2, 2017

Rebecca Reviews ~ An Inconvenient Beauty (Hawthorne House #4) by Kristi Ann Hunter

 
Published September 5th 2017 by Bethany House Publishers

Award-Winning Regency Romance Author on the Rise

Griffith, Duke of Riverton, likes order, logic, and control, and he naturally applies this rational approach to his search for a bride. He's certain Miss Frederica St. Claire is the perfect wife for him, but while Frederica is strangely elusive, he can't seem to stop running into her stunningly beautiful cousin, Miss Isabella Breckenridge.

Isabella should be enjoying her society debut, but with her family in difficult circumstances, her uncle will only help them if she'll use her beauty to assist him in his political aims. Already uncomfortable with this agreement, the more she comes to know Griffith, the more she wishes to be free of her unfortunate obligation.

Will Griffith and Isabella be able to set aside their pride and face their fears in time to find their own happily-ever-after?

About Kristi


Kristi Ann Hunter graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Computer Science but always knew she wanted to write. Kristi is an RWA Golden Heart contest winner, an ACFW Genesis contest winner, and a Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award for Excellence winner. She lives with her husband and three children in Georgia. Find her online at www.kristiannhunter.com.

Purchase Links


Rebecca's Review
4 STARS!!!

"The prospect of being bait hadn't seemed so daunting until she was actually surrounded by the trap with no way out, no way home, and no other way to save her family."

Desperation can drive a young woman to despair; so naturally when the beautiful Isabella Breckenridge entered into an agreement with her uncle, in order to save her nearly destitute family, she never imagined the conundrum that her harmless flirting would create. Caught between who she really is and who her uncle has presented her to be, Isabella catches the unexpected attention of the most eligible bachelor to be found in the country of England, the very Duke of Riverton himself.

"You probably spent all of last year debating the merits of various ladies."

Griffith Hawthorne, Duke of Riverton, applies logic to every decision that he makes, so when he decides that it is time to choose a wife, he considers every angle carefully, much like he is accustomed to doing before any large business transaction. He thought he had it figured out, until the cousin of his intended not only invades his every thought, she seems determined to thwart any notion of courtship with herself or with her cousin; how inconvenient can one woman be? Something curious is going on in the house of Lord Percy Pontebrook.

Witty, romantic, entertaining and inspiring; all attributes of this elegant conclusion to Kristi Ann Hunter's Hawthorne House series.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions stated above are entirely my own. 

Rebecca is a graduate of Bryan College with a degree in Christian Education, and is currently serving at the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina as the Director of Children's Ministry. With nearly 28 years of experience in her field, she has had many opportunities to use her love of reading and writing in creative ways across the generations. A wife, mother of four "nearly" grown children, and grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren, Rebecca has been able to return to her love of reading and more recently reviewing, with a renewed passion for the "beauty of story".

~Happy Reading, Y'all~

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Clinging to Christ

When my emotions overwhelm me and I can't focus, I turn to music. I found this beautiful song by Sovereign Grace, appropriately titled Cling to Christ. That is all any of us can do because Christ alone is the Savior. He alone is the Redeemer. He alone. I hope in some small way, if you are going through a trial that seems too much to bear, that these lyrics will speak to you through the power of the Holy Spirit and encourage you to hang on, Cling to Christ!



Soli Deo gloria,
Psalm 63:8 (NASB)
My soul clings to You;
Your right hand upholds me.
 


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Review ~ An Inconvenient Beauty (Hawthorne House #4) by Kristi Ann Hunter


Award-Winning Regency Romance Author on the Rise

Griffith, Duke of Riverton, likes order, logic, and control, and he naturally applies this rational approach to his search for a bride. He's certain Miss Frederica St. Claire is the perfect wife for him, but while Frederica is strangely elusive, he can't seem to stop running into her stunningly beautiful cousin, Miss Isabella Breckenridge.

Isabella should be enjoying her society debut, but with her family in difficult circumstances, her uncle will only help them if she'll use her beauty to assist him in his political aims. Already uncomfortable with this agreement, the more she comes to know Griffith, the more she wishes to be free of her unfortunate obligation.

Will Griffith and Isabella be able to set aside their pride and face their fears in time to find their own happily-ever-after?

About the Author

Kristi is the RITA® award winning author of Regency romance novels from a Christian worldview. Her titles include A Noble Masquerade, An Elegant Fa├žade, and An Uncommon Courtship. Beyond writing, she is also speaker, teaching classes in writing as well as Biblical and spiritual topics. She has spoken to writers' groups, schools, and young women's groups at churches. 
When she is not writing or interacting with her readers, Kristi spends time with her family and her church. A graduate of Georgia Tech with a computer science degree, she can also be found fiddling with her computer in her free time. A born lover of stories she is also an avid reader. From very young she dreamed of sharing her own stories with others and praises God daily that she gets to live that dream today.  

Kristi has an amazing blog/website! 
Check out all her stuff @ http://www.kristiannhunter.com

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My Review
5 STARS!!! 

Griffith, Duke of Riverton, thinks the way to choose a bride is to be logical and in control of the situation. Until he meets Miss Isabella Breckenridge, that is.

Isabella is most beautiful and in a rather troublesome predicament that could dash every hope and dream she had about true romance. Surely, the Duke of Riverton will want nothing to do with her when he discovers her secret.

In typical Regency style, Hunter has written a dazzling tale of intrigue and romance. I enthusiastically finished this tale of intrigue and love in record time. I rode along on a wave of whimsy that truly swept me away to regency England! Exquisite ball gowns, glittering jewels, fluttering fans and a dashing Duke all conspire to create the perfect picture in An Inconvenient Beauty.

Faith, hope, and love are entwined in this deeply romantic historical that left this reader slightly saddened that the series has come to an end. And a beautiful, fulfilling ending it was! I adored Griffith completely. The whole family is just wonderful, even if they are fictitious. I look forward to future stories from Ms Hunter.

Fans of Jane Austen, Julie Klassen, and historical fiction with a softly woven theme of Christianity will appreciate An Inconvenient Beauty. I received a paperback copy from the publisher for review purposes. No compensation has been received.
 


http://www.kristiannhunter.com/hawthornehouse


I hope you'll look for this exceptionally written Regency series if you haven't read them. 
It really is super duper fantastic! Just click on the image of the books above and it will take you to the author's website where you can read excerpts of each book. :)

~Happy Reading~



 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Review ~ Bible Story Coloring and Activity Book by B&H Kids Editorial Staff

Published June 1st 2017 by B&H Publishing Group

Here are some of the great activities your kids will love:
Word searches
Mazes
Connect the dots
Hidden messages
Fill in the blank
Secret code
Matching
Find it
Unscramble
and more!

    

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My Review
4 STARS

Filled with over 200 coloring pages and 150 activity pages, Bible Story Coloring & Activity Book will provide hours of fun for young children.  While delighting in coloring, puzzles, word searches and finding hidden objects children will be learning more about the Bible and people who are most prominent in their Sunday school lessons. There is a helpful Parent Connection in the beginning to guide parents in how best to utilize the book. Parents will have an opportunity to engage one-on-one with their child and impart knowledge and understanding in spiritual matters. Little ones can practice their letters and reading and have fun choosing their favorite crayons to splash an array of colors on the pages.
I appreciate Lifeway and B&H sending me a copy for review purposes. No compensation has been received.