Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The Blind Movie Review and Giveaway



  Long before Phil Robertson was a reality TV star, he fell in love, started a
family, and began to spiral out of control. THE BLIND shares never-before-revealed
moments in Phil’s life as he seeks to conquer the shame of his past, ultimately finding redemption in an unlikely place.


 Buy tickets today to see The Blind only in theaters starting 9/28!


My Thoughts

I will be honest and say I really didn't know anything about Phil and Kay Robertson. I knew a little bit about Duck Dynasty but that is about it. I was really surprised at this film. It is very well made. The acting is incredibly well done and the story of how God can redeem us when we turn our lives to Him is incredible. The movie starts when Phil is a small child and the viewer watches him grow up and fall in love. Then you watch as his life completely falls apart due to his own choices. This film is rated PG-13 and for good reason. There are a few cuss words, though not many, and the movie does not sugar coat Phil's spiral out of control. Some of the scenes are hard to watch but it is done in such a way that the viewer could understand the depth of despair and pain. Even more so as an example that Christ can change lives in a radical way and take you out of the darkness. There is redemption in the end and it is truly so well done! I would caution that young children probably shouldn't watch this but I highly recommend that you see this movie!


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

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Legacy of Longdale Manor Review



About the Book

In 2012, art historian Gwen Monroe travels to England's Lake District to appraise the paintings and antiques of an old family friend, hoping to prove herself to her prestigious grandfather. While at Longdale Manor, she becomes acquainted with David Bradley--the owner's handsome grandson--who is desperate to save the crumbling estate by turning it into a bed-and-breakfast. When Gwen stumbles upon a one-hundred-year-old journal and an intricately carved shepherd's staff similar to one in a photo of her parents, she uncovers a connection to the father she never knew.

In 1912, after her father's death, Charlotte Harper uncovers a painful family secret she can only confess to her journal. She and her family travel to the Lake District to stay on a sheep farm, hoping eventually to find a home with Charlotte's grandfather at Longdale Manor, but old wounds and bitter regrets make it a difficult challenge. As Charlotte grows closer to shepherd Ian Storey and rebuilds her shattered faith, she must decide whether she will ever trust in love again.

Two women a century apart are taken on a journey to healing, faith, and forgiveness in this heartfelt dual-time Edwardian romance from bestselling author Carrie Turansky. (Goodreads)




My Thoughts

 Oh how I have waited for another book by this author! I adore the cover of this novel and I am even more delighted by the story inside! The setting is the beautiful Lake District. I think I now need to visit as I so enjoyed it as the background. This book is a dual time line (my favorite!) and I actually think I liked the modern time a tad more. It is pretty unusual for me to prefer the modern plot over the past but Gwen and David really captured my attention. I also felt a bit a bit of a connection to Gwen because she is searching for a relative and I can relate to that situation. Of course both timelines weave together in the end in a marvelous way that I totally knew would happen but I loved it regardless. This story was a joy to read and I think many will love it! 

Four Stars. 

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







Thursday, September 21, 2023

Journey To Bethlehem - Official Trailer


 Journey to Bethlehem is coming to theaters 11/10!

A young woman carrying an unimaginable responsibility. A young man torn between love and honor. A jealous king who will stop at nothing to keep his crown. This live-action Christmas musical adventure for the entire family weaves classic Christmas melodies with humor, faith and new pop songs in a retelling of the greatest story ever told, the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus. A unique new entry into the collection of holiday classic movies, this epic Christmas musical is unlike any before it.


This looks like it might be a bit different from the norm and I am excited to watch it! 



Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Books on My Fall 2023 To-Read List

 Oh how I love fall book releases. There are a great many books coming out this fall! 

Top Ten Tuesday 

I can't wait for all of these!

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Character Relationships


Top Ten Tuesday!

These are only some of the first ones that came to mind or popped up when scrolling Goodreads. There are SO many one could never narrow it down! 


I love the "brotherhood" in this story. So well written and makes this book what it is.

Rosa Edwards & Sir James Morgan are simply a DELIGHT! 

I adore Libby and her relationship with her family and mother in particular in this book. 

Marigold & Tristan. Just superb.

Ingrid Christiansen & John Christiansen are the parents of a wonderful family. The entire Christiansen family is my favorite.

Tess & Luka. All of the characters in this series make it terrific. 


 Lucy & Dash

Sixty-three year old Gerrit Laninga & fifteen-year-old Rae Walter. LOVE. 


 Every character in this book is superb. I love them all and their journeys.

Adria Fontaine & Mr. Crayne. LOVE this book!

Monday, September 4, 2023

Letters From My Sister Review



 About the Book

 Two Sisters. One Single Event. A Family Changed Forever.

At the turn of the twentieth century, sisters Emmy and Callie Bullock are living a privileged life as the only daughters of a wealthy Alabama cotton farmer when their well-ordered household gets turned upside down by the arrival of Lily McGee. Arrestingly beautiful, Lily quickly--and innocently--draws the wrong kind of attention. Meanwhile, Callie meets a man who offers her the freedom to abandon social constraints and discover her truest self.

After Lily has a baby, Callie witnesses something she was never meant to see--or did she? Her memory is a haze, just an image in her mind of Emmy standing on a darkened riverbank and cradling Lily's missing baby girl. Only when the sisters are separated does the truth slowly come to light through their letters--including a revelation that will shape the rest of Callie's life.

Bestselling author Valerie Fraser Luesse weaves a complex and suspenseful tale dripping with intrigue, romance, and Southern charm. (Goodreads)


My Thoughts

I just love the cover of this book! I was excited to read another book by Valerie Fraser Luesse and I really enjoyed the first half of this story. The main characters are intriguing and I was interested in Lily and what her life was all about. Some of this part of the book seemed a bit choppy to me so at times I had a hard time following what the author was writing. There is a running "mystery" that doesn't really develop until a few chapters in. The romance is sweet and doesn't overtake the entire plot. I wanted to find out what happened in the end but this book did take me a bit to finish. It was a slow read and so for me it wasn't my favorite read by this author. I did enjoy the diverse cast of characters and the historical perspective of life in Alabama.  


Three Stars. 


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