Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fire & Ice Review


About the Book

Bailey Wilde is one of the best new ranchers in the West. She's been living disguised as a man for a while, but when Gage Coulter comes to drive her off her homestead, he quickly realizes he's dealing with a woman--a very tough, very intriguing woman at that.

Gage is an honest man, but he didn't make his fortune being weak. He won't break the law, but he'll push as hard as he can within it. Five thousand acres of his best range land is lost to him because Bailey's homestead is located right across the only suitable entrance to a canyon full of lush grass. Gage has to regain access to his land--and he's got to go through Bailey to do it.

Spending a winter alone has a way of making a person crave some human contact. In a moment of weakness, Bailey agrees to a wild plan Gage concocts. Can these two independent, life-toughened homesteaders loosen up enough to earn each other's respect--and maybe find love in
the process? (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

Once again Mary writes a witty comedy set in the old west. This one has a unique twist in the fact that Bailey is thought to be a man and is indeed a woman. There is silly banter between characters and of course and end goal that they both want. While being humorous, it's so very predictable and thus didn't intrigue me as much. I enjoy Mary's writing but at times the plots seem all the same and predictable. I wish I could say better but I did love the setting and that previous characters were included from the other books.
For a very light read you will enjoy.

Four stars.

"I received this book from Bethany House for free in exchange for an honest review."

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Raelyn Newborn Pictures

Oh my goodness talk about a cutie!!!! I took these pictures for a friend and this is Miss Raelyn at one week old!

This one might have to go on my wall....

The face! 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Firefly Summer


RITA and Carol award nominee Kathleen Y’Barbo is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than forty novels, novellas, and young adult books. In all, more than one million copies of her books are currently in print in the US and abroad, and her books have been translated into Dutch, German, and Spanish, to name a few.

Kathleen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She holds a BBA from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School and a certification in Paralegal Studies, and is a former member of the Texas Bar Association’s Paralegal Division.

A tenth-generation Texan, Kathleen Y’Barbo has four children of her own as well as seven bonus kids she gladly inherited when she married her own hero in combat boots (read about their real-life romance here!). Kathleen is proud to be a military wife, even if it did mean giving up her Texas drivers license.

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Firefly Summer
Redbud Press (June 23, 2015)
Kathleen Y'Barbo


A new cowboy romance from award-winning author Kathleen Y'Barbo.

Trey’s biggest challenge isn’t performing surgery…it’s restoring Sessa’s heart!

Artist Sessa Chambers may never recover from losing her prodigal son. Even as she grieves the tragic decisions that led to his death, and left her with a toddler to raise, she’s asked to work on her dream project—restoring carousel horses for the Smithsonian. But she can’t do it on her own…

Dr. Trey Brown can’t pick up a scalpel again. Yes, he acted in self-defense, but the events of that awful night haunt him. He was trained to save lives, not take them. When he goes to the young man’s widowed mother to apologize, she’s not at all what he expected. For one thing, she’s not as alone as he thought—not with the fearsome ladies of the Pies, Books, and Jesus Book Club in her corner. For another, she’s beautiful, and being in her presence is more jolting than any eight-second bronco ride from his former rodeo days. Before he knows it, she’s captured his heart as easily as they capture the fireflies gracing Sessa’s Texas ranch.

How can they overcome their past to embrace a future together?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Firefly Summer, go HERE.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Time Garden Coloring Book For Grownups


About the Book

The Time Garden will sweep you away into an enchanted world, created in intricate pen and ink by Korean artist Daria Song.

Journey through the doors of the cuckoo clock and into its inky innerworkings to discover a magical land ready and waiting for you to customise with whatever colours you can dream up.

The Time Garden is an international best-selling colouring book and this edition finally makes it available in English. Full of beautifully detailed illustrations, this is the perfect gift for colouring fans of all ages. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

Who wouldn't want a coloring book?! This book is way better than I expected and you will love the pictures! It's detailed pictures and will help get your creativeness onto the page. I am not very good at art or drawing, but give me something already drawn and I can appreciate it more. This would make a great gift as well.

Love this book highly recommend!

Five stars.

"I received this book from Blogging For Books for free in exchange for an honest review." 


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol Review


 About the Book 

Gold Medallion Award-winner Bob Welch crafts 52 nuggets of Bible-based wisdom from one of the most popular novels of all time, A Christmas Carol. For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself. No space of regret can make amends for one life s opportunity misused. God bless us, every one.

The lessons and stories from the beloved novel A Christmas Carol point to bedrock values we all share. Award-winning author Bob Welch takes readers deeper into the nuances of this classic by Charles Dickens. From the miserliness of Scrooge to the innocence of Tiny Tim, 52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol will inspire readers to live for what really matters, not only at Christmas, but all year long." (Goodreads)

 My Thoughts

This book ended up being way better than I expected. Bob Welch is gifted in writing short yet to the point "lessons" that tie A Christmas Carol in with Biblical standards. I agreed with a lot of the thing written, such as the love of things and money, which is obviously something Scrooge has a problem with, is also in the Bible. I would say you need to know the story line of A Christmas Carol to fully enjoy this book. He does a quick reminder bit at the beginning of the book, but I still recommend reading the book by Dickens. 
One of my favorite parts is when Bob writes about how the holiday season brings out he best in people. Everyone seems to be kinds etc. Then afterward, it seems as if now the holidays are over we can go back to being grumps. He talks about how really silly this is and how we really need to be like this all year. There were a lot of great points made in this book and I highly recommend!

Five stars. 

"I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for free in exchange for an honest review."

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