Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Sound of Freedom: Movie Review + Giveaway



 Sound of Freedom, based on the incredible true story, shines a light on
even the darkest of places. After rescuing a young boy from ruthless child traffickers, a federal agent learns the boy’s sister is still captive and decides to embark on
a dangerous mission to save her. With time running out, he quits his job and journeys deep into the Colombian jungle, putting his life on the line to free her from a
fate worse than death.

 Sound of Freedom is a powerful new film from Angel Studios (The Chosen, His Only Son) based on an incredible true story!

In theaters July 4th!!

Angel Studio’s goal for Sound of Freedom is for two million people to go see the film
in theaters the week of July 4 to remember the two million children who are trafficked every year. #2MillionFor2Million

Together we can propel a movement that will save millions of kids around the world.


2 free tickets to see Sound of Freedom!
(Note: This is limited to US winners only.)

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 My Thoughts

 I knew this movie would be moving and eye opening. I wasn't expecting tears within the first few moments of the film. This is one heck of a movie and I felt sick to my stomach the entire time. The fact that this is based on a true story is astonishing! It is rated PG-13 due to the obvious nature of rescuing children from trafficking. They did an incredible job at giving you an idea on the reality of what happens without showing too many details. It is a two hour film and you will be shown bits and pieces of the darkness that is in this world. I won't soon forget it and the fact that it represents a growing evil and so so many victims. There is some language but very little. This movie needs to be seen and people need to watch it as hard as it is to watch. We pretend that trafficking doesn't exist due to fear and ignorance. It is the fastest growing crime network. As Tim says in the movie, "God's children are not for sale."

Be sure and go see this in theaters and stick around until the very end to hear what Jim Caviezel has to say.

Many thanks to Angel Studios for providing a sample of the product for this review.
Opinions are 100% my own.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Unbridled Trust Review


About the Book

 Betrayal was the last thing they wanted . . . and the one thing they needed.

Ostracized by high-profile people in her hometown and presuming she’ll never regain lost trust, Kennedy Kerner writes off her lifelong dream of turning her family’s Colorado horse ranch into an outreach for hurting children. Until the day a young girl in need lands in Kennedy’s pasture, along with the girl’s handsome uncle.

Independent computer networker Garrett Dagwood, a.k.a. Dag, is content with his loner lifestyle, distancing himself from his family and the disappointment of failing to carry on a military legacy. When his mom dies suddenly, he’s unable to ignore a request to have his niece, Lucy, live with him temporarily. It doesn’t take long, though, for Dag to rethink his decision and ability to handle Lucy’s unique needs.

Unwilling to fail, Dag enlists the help of Kennedy and her herd of rescued horses. As the two work together to support Lucy, Dag dares to trust in someone other than himself, and Kennedy learns to trust her heart again. But will an unthinkable turn of events trigger their past wounds, destroying a future they’ve just begun to hope for? (Goodreads)


My Thoughts

Oh my goodness. This book! Once I started reading I simply couldn't put it down! I was over the moon excited that this story is set in Buena Vista, Colorado because I have so many fond memories from living there. The characters are so well developed and I was surprised a few times at the twists and turns the make up this beautiful story. Kennedy and Dag are two very broken people but that is what makes this book so great. I love how neither of them has it all together and how much they both grow as you flip the pages. This story has real life perspective and hardship and doesn't hesitate in digging into the hard messy things that fill up our world. I was encouraged while reading because it is written in such a way that shows how God is truly the One in control. He has such great plans far above what we can comprehend and sometimes we get stuck and caught up in our own minds that we can't see that. I laughed and I got pretty teary eyed a few times. This story is an excellent debut novel and I can't wait to read more from this author. If you enjoy contemporary romance this book is for you!

Five Stars! 








Most Anticipated Books Releasing During the Second Half of 2023

 There are so many great books coming out later this year. I am highly anticipating the ones I have listed-and many more of course! 

Leave a comment so I can see your TTT list! 

This Is Where It Ends


 About the Book

 When Minerva Jane Jenkins was just 14 years old, she married a man who moved her to the mountains. He carried with him a small box, which he told her was filled with gold. And when he died 50 years later, he made her promise to keep his secret. She is to tell no one about the box or the treasure it contains.

Now 94, Minerva is nearing the end of what has sometimes been a lonely life. But she's kept that secret. Even so, rumors of hidden gold have a way of spreading, and Minerva is visited by a reporter, Del Rankin, who wants to know more of her story. His friend who joins him only wants to find the location of the gold. Neither of them knows quite who they're up against when it comes to the old woman on the mountain.

As an unlikely friendship develops, Minerva is tempted to reveal her secret to Del. After all, how long is one bound by a promise? But the truth of what's really buried in the box may be hidden even from her. (Goodreads)


My Thoughts

I have been eager to read this story ever since I knew it existed! I love everything Cindy K. Sproles writes. This book moved a bit slower than I was expecting but I really loved the perspective of Minerva's character. She is an older lady of ninety-four and while there are glimpses back to her younger years the entire book is focused on her as an old widow. The setting is just what I expected and there is a mystery that threads through until the very end of the book. There were a few chapters that were a bit heart wrenching and also eye opening. The friendship and companionship were some of my favorite parts of the story. I highly recommend this book to those who love real down to earth characters and historical fiction. This was a good read and refreshing to have the main character be an elderly woman. 

Four Stars.

"I received the book from Revell for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

Sunday, June 25, 2023

With Every Memory




 About the Book

Is the Life She Can't Remember One She'd Rather Forget?

One year after her family was in a tragic car accident that killed her teenage son, Lori Mendenhall returns home with a traumatic brain injury that has stolen the last eight years of memories from her. She is shocked to find that the life she was leading before the accident is unrecognizable. Her once-loving husband, Michael, is a distant workaholic she isn't sure she can trust and her once-bubbly daughter, Avery, has spent the last year hidden away in her room.

For Avery, life stopped when she lost her twin. Now, if she wants to graduate high school, she'll have to accept help from Xander Dixon, her brother's best friend and the boy who relentlessly teased her for years. And if Lori wants to reconnect with her husband, she'll have to grapple with information her brain is trying to keep secret. With every memory that returns, she can't help but wonder if the life she can't remember is one she'd rather forget. (Baker Book House)



My Thoughts

Oh my GOODNESS. This story. To be honest I wasn't sure what to expect so I didn't have the best expectations when I started to read this book. Much to my complete delight, I had to read this story in one sitting. I couldn't put it down and I love all the hard nitty gritty and beautiful things that fill the pages. I adore the characters because they are broken and struggling and real. The story flips from Lori's point of view to her daughter Avery and her point of view. I thought this was well written and unique as I really appreciated both plot lines. There are difficult topics dealt with throughout the book but it really shouldn't be a reason not to read this story. There isn't anything descriptive and it is really more of a story on forgiveness and trust and love. There were many chapters that spoke to my heart because I could see myself in Avery so many times. I also know the setting quite well and that is always a fun bonus. There comes a point in life when you are slogging through all of the muck that you have to make a choice. You can continue down the destructive and/or the seemingly enjoyable path or you can do the hard work and trust again. Love again. Have real hope again. I saw this in all of the characters in this story. The ending will surprise you in many ways. I loved this book and it is one of my favorites of the year. 


Five stars! 


" I received this book from Revell for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."


Condemn Me Not



About the Book

“This woman was one of the most impudent, scurrilous, wicked creatures of this world; and she did now throughout her whole trial discover herself to be such a one. Yet when she was asked what she had to say for herself, her chief plea was that she had led a most virtuous and holy life.” —Reverend Cotton Mather, 1692

USA Today Bestselling author Heather B. Moore brings the life of her 10th great-grandmother to center stage. Susannah North Martin, accused of witchcraft in 1692, joins five women in the Salem Jail, all sentenced to death for their crimes. Amidst tragedy, Susannah finds hope and compassion as she remembers a well-loved life, and readers discover that love reaches far beyond the grave as Susannah faces the magistrates in Salem. (Goodreads)


My Thoughts

Any book or story that is written involving the Salem Witch Trials has me intrigued. I knew this book would be well researched and I was thrilled to finally get to read it! This story is dual time line involving the same character. I love the backstory as it adds so much depth and reality to what led up to being in the Salem jail. The characters are well developed and the historical details are so very interesting. I have no idea how the author was able to weave in a bit of romance but she accomplished it splendidly! It is mind boggling what happened at this point in history and if you have any interest in Salem and what went on you need to read this book. This story is based on a real life account with multiple quotes directly from what was written down in 1692.

I highly recommend!

Five Stars.

" I received this book from the author for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Bookish Wishes

Bookish Wishes! I've never joined in on this TTT so I thought it would be fun. All of these books are on my wishlist and I hope to read!

Friday, June 9, 2023

Gate Zero--New Bible Video Game


Gate Zero is a story-rich adventure video game that allows you to "play the Bible"

Travel back in time to explore ancient Israel, interact with gospel stories and examine the deeper meaning of Jesus' words.

Discover the history and culture of ancient Israel as you freely roam the streets of Jerusalem, Capernaum and surrounding areas, picking up missions and items along the way. Gather resources to help the locals and avoid danger by using your gear and stealth abilities. Unlock riddles after every mission to get one step closer to solving your grandmother's mystery. Witness history unfold as you interact with familiar characters and get involved with their stories.


Check out their Kickstarter page


This looks like a really great idea! I am excited to see this succeed. 






Sound of Freedom Movie Trailer



Sound of Freedom, based on the incredible true story, shines a light on even the darkest of places. After rescuing a young boy from ruthless child traffickers, a federal agent learns the boy’s sister is still captive and decides to embark on a dangerous mission to save her. With time running out, he quits his job and journeys deep into the Colombian jungle, putting his life on the line to free her from a fate worse than death.



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This looks like an eye opening movie. I am planning on watching it!


Friday, June 2, 2023

He Should Have Told the Bees


About the Book

Beekeeper Beckett Walsh is living her dream, working alongside her father in their apiary, until his untimely death sends her world into a tailspin. She suddenly finds she must deal with a new part owner of the family business--one who is looking to sell the property. Beck cannot fathom why her father would put her into the position to lose everything they built together.

When Callie Peterson is named in the trust of a man she's never heard of, she's not sure what to do. Her fledgling business has just taken wing and her mother has reentered her life asking for help getting into rehab for her lifelong substance abuse issues, making Callie's financial situation rather . . . precarious. She's sure she has no right to someone else's farm, but the money from the sale could solve her problems and give her the stability she's always craved.

As these two women navigate their present conundrum, they will discover a complex and entangled past full of secrets--and the potential for a brighter future for both of them. (Goodreads)

Pre-Order HERE

My Thoughts


 I have really been looking forward to reading this story! I don't know much of anything on beekeeping and I knew there had to be some of that in the book. The author did an excellent job in writing very unique characters. Beckett Walsh leads a simple life but she struggles in ways that aren't often written about. I don't want to give anything away but I really appreciated Beckett's character development and the difficulties she faced. Callie's character I didn't click with quite like I wanted but she still added so much to the story. There is an underlying mystery throughout the pages, difficult family ties, and dealing with past pain. I loved the beekeeping tidbits and there is a secondary character that I adored. She shows up at the perfect time and really ties part of the story together. This is a great read and I recommend all books by this author!

Four Stars. 

" I received this book from Revell for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."