Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Deadly Encounter Book Review


About the Book
Airport Ranger volunteer Stacy Broussard expected a peaceful Saturday morning ride around the perimeter of Houston's airport. What she encounters instead is a brutal homicide and a baffling mystery. Next to the body is an injured dog, the dead man's motorcycle, and a drone armed with a laser capable of taking down a 747.Though FBI Special Agent Alex LeBlanc sees a clear-cut case of terrorism, his past has taught him to be suspicious of everyone, even witnesses. Even bleeding-heart veterinarians like Stacy. But when her gruesome discovery is only the first in a string of incidences that throw her life into a tailspin, Alex begins to wonder if Stacy was targeted. As a health emergency endangers Stacy's community, and the task force pulls in leads from all directions, Alex and Stacy must work together to prevent another deadly encounter. (Goodreads)

My Review


Saturday, July 23, 2016

June Book Review


About the Book 
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet comes a novel of suspense and passion about a terrible mistake made sixty years ago that threatens to change a modern family forever. 

Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Danvers is holed up in her family’s crumbling mansion in rural St. Jude, Ohio, mourning the loss of the woman who raised her—her grandmother, June. But a knock on the door forces her out of isolation. Cassie has been named the sole heir to legendary matinee idol Jack Montgomery's vast fortune. How did Jack Montgomery know her name? Could he have crossed paths with her grandmother all those years ago? What other shocking secrets could June’s once-stately mansion hold?

Soon Jack’s famous daughters come knocking, determined to wrestle Cassie away from the inheritance they feel is their due. Together, they all come to discover the true reasons for June’s silence about that long-ago summer, when Hollywood came to town, and June and Jack’s lives were forever altered by murder, blackmail, and betrayal.

As this page-turner shifts deftly between the past and present, Cassie and her guests will be forced to reexamine their legacies, their definition of family, and what it truly means to love someone, steadfastly, across the ages. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

 Note: This book is not Christian so for those that frequent my blog be aware there are a few things that would make some cringe (sexual scenes, language, etc.)

I'll be honest in saying I was really doubtful that I would enjoy this book. I really didn't like Bittersweet by this author but this story line drew me in. I actually enjoyed this novel immensely. I love hidden past, history stories and this one is full of all the good stuff. Cassie discovers she could be related to a famous actor from some past affair. The setting is great and the characters are flawed along with a crazy life that makes the book worth reading. I loved the flashbacks to 1955 and then to present day. 
If you like a little romance and some history I think you would like this book. 

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

Friday, July 22, 2016

Happy Harvest Precious Moments Book Review


Celebrate the harvest season with the bestselling Precious Moments®characters.  Full of the beloved artwork and timeless messages of gratitude, Happy Harvest is a sweet reminder to enjoy every season together.

As the leaves change and fields yield their fruit, it is time to celebrate a Happy Harvest with all of God’s creation! Talk with your children about God’s beautiful world in autumn and all the joys it holds—falling leaves, big round pumpkins, warm cider, and crackling fires that bring us closer together.

This charming board book will remind you of all your favorite aspects of the harvest season and invite you and your children to thank God for His abundant provision. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

What an adorable little book! I have always loved Precious Moments and was thrilled to see this next book come out. Autumn is my favorite time of year so this book is perfect. It’s a board book, which is necessary with little ones it seems. This book is a collection of poems and little phrases, not a story. There are verses included and then titles such as, seasons, apple picking, campfires, and little prayers. If you are in search for a fall theme children’s book this is a great addition to your collection.
Five stars.

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

If My Husband Would Change I'd Be Happy: And Other Myths Wives Believe


About the Book
Like most brides on their wedding day, you no doubt were filled with love for your husband and the hope of a happy life together. But perhaps today, as the realities of life together have settled in, those happy expectations are going unfulfilled. And it's tempting to think, "If only my husband would change, I'd be happy."

That myth is but one of many that Rhonda Stoppe dispels in her easy-to-read exploration of what it takes to experience a truly happy marriage. In the process, she addresses such important topics asunderstanding your husband's need for your unconditional respectrekindling the love that drew you to your husband in the first placerefusing to believe the lie that you'd be happier married to someone elselearning to be content in the midst of financial strugglesthinking about sex from a biblical worldview

If you desire to rekindle the love and hope you felt on your wedding day, this book will go a long way toward making that dream come true. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts
Of course the title of this book grabbed my attention because who in the world writes a Christian book like that?! And then you see the small print, clever! So I would say that this is a good description for those who thought their entire world would be happily ever after once they were married. Also, in reality you do find a lot out about your man once married, even if you have been dating a long time. This book had some great funny stories, some realistic “I can’t believe that just happened” stories, and Biblical truths about marriage. Honestly, the majority of this book was nothing I hadn’t read. I’ve been married almost five years and have gone through more marriage books than I can count. This one is good for those who have been married a little while. If you are just married and read this book, you might not totally understand what the author is getting at.
I would say this is a good book to keep on hand and read every few years. Things change, and she reminds us women why we got married in the first place.

I recommend to the married gals who have had a year or two anniversary. Five stars.

“I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review.”

The Things We Knew Book Review


 About the Book

When their tragic past begins to resurface, can he help her remember the things she can’t?

After her mother's death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to harbor animosity toward their father, silently blaming him for their mother's death. Nobody will talk about that dreadful day, and Lynette can't remember a bit of it.

But when next-door neighbor Nicholas Cooper returns to Nantucket, he brings the past with him. Once her brother's best friend and Lynette's first crush, Nick seems to hiding things from her. Lynette wonders what he knows about the day her mother died and hopes he might help her remember the things she can't.

But Nick has no intention of telling Lynette the truth. Besides the damage it might cause his own family, he doesn't want to risk harming the fragile friendship between him and the woman he once thought of as a kid sister.

As their father's failing health and financial concerns bring the Carlisle siblings home, secrets begin to surface—secrets that will either restore their shattered relationships or separate the siblings forever. But pulling up anchor on the past propels them into the perfect storm, powerful enough to make them question all they ever believed in. (Goodreads)

 My Thoughts
There has been a lot of hype around this book so I was anxious to read it. I had a really hard time getting into this book. I thought the general idea was good, as it deals with a lot of present day issues. I just couldn’t click with the characters very well. I liked Grey’s story a lot I just felt like the ending just…ended. I also loved the Alzheimer's disease story that is told, I think it’s avoided and yet it is a part of so many people’s lives. This book has some great reviews so I know it has touched many people. I would give it three stars.

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

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