Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Jody Hedlund has a new book soon on the shelves near you, I like reading her stories because she writes fiction based on facts.  Readers get ready for another great story.

Michigan Territory, 1814A voyageur and a young woman swept up in a time of upheaval and danger
discover firsthand the high price of freedom.

The British Army has taken control of Michilimackinac Island and its fort, forcing the Americans to swear an oath of loyalty to the crown in order to retain their land. Pierre Durant is a fur trader who returns after being away from the island for years, only to find the family farm a shambles and those he cares about starving and at the mercy of British invaders.

Torn between the adventurous life of fur trading and guilt over neglecting his defenseless mother, Pierre is drawn deeper into the fight against the British--and into a relationship with Angelique MacKenzie, a childhood friend who's grown into a beautiful woman. She now finds herself trapped by the circumstances of war and poverty, and the cruelty of her guardian, Ebenezer Whiley.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Until I Found YouUntil I Found You by Victoria Bylin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Until I Found You" by Victoria Bylin

This young author from Ky did a great job on this story of Kate Darby and Nick Sheridan...I loved it.

Kate is a young girl living just the way she wants in the big city with just the right job that gives her fulfillment, she is not ready for any changes until her grandma needs her and she takes leave of absence to help.

Grandma Leona has a story herself that is told within the story about her man and her life...I enjoyed the way Victoria weaved this story within Kate's story.

A giant condor on an isolated stretch of mountainous highway and Kate swerves to miss it ending up dangling high above on a cliff.  the only way to let anyone know she is there is to do SOS with beeps of horn.

Nick was riding his motorcycle on this same stretch of highway when he hears the horn and knows someone needs help.  this is there first glimpse of one another but Nick already knows Leona and has heard of Kate so this makes him even more motivated to help.

You will thrill to this story as you read about Kate and Nick's coming together...Can a young man that has changed his lifestyle from bad boy to a Christian get involved with a fast living young woman or can changes be made when these two find one another?

I was given this book by Bethany Publishing-Baker group to read and give honest review.  thank you so much.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Linda and I many years ago sitting on lawn of the old school Walton Ky....
after a walk trough the small town that we grew up in.

I wrote a verse on the day Linda died April 6th 2014 in the afternoon.

I miss my sister.............Linda Louise
You have only been gone a short time from this earth and your body.
I sit here remembering your big heart and your smiling face and I
want to hug you one more time and know that will not happen.....
You said many times that you were ready to go but I will never be
ready .....
I know you are in a better place even before your body leaves the
nursing home, you are soaring with the angels and running around
on your new feet, while I sit here with tears in my eyes and a hole in
my heart just thinking  ~ I wish I had one more time to call you~
Sisters should not have to be parted and now I have lost two of
mine, younger sisters that should still be living and loving.
Now the two of you can be together and watch for the rest of us as
we will be heading in  your direction before long, keep an eye out for
your loving sister Pauline

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Last Bride (Home to Hickory Hollow, #5)The Last Bride by Beverly  Lewis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"The Last Bride" is the last book in the series Home to Hickory Hollow by Beverly Lewis...

I have not read the whole series but have enjoyed the ones I did.  I feel Beverly really put her all into this last book just as she has done on each one in the series.
Tessie Miller is the last of the girls to marry and she has her heart set on Marcus King..but.. her daid does not want her to marry this man and won't explain why.
Tessie and Marcus try so many times to change his mind and are perplexed as to why he is so adamant about them not marrying.  They feel in their heart of hearts that they have a true love and without others knowing they go into the english world one day and get married by a judge hoping they can eventually change the familys minds.  They continue to live apart seeing one another without being seen together...the community and the family assume they have broke up.
A tragedy brings the couple to the forefront of the community and many believe they know what happened but it takes Gods Grace and the faithfulness of the people to finally open their eyes and see the real truth behind it all.
Do you think they disobeyed their parents and their faith by doing this?  I had such mixed feeling while reading this book and I know you will want to read the story and find out the ending for Marcus and Tessie as I did.

I received this book from Bethany publishers for an honest review.
thanks for the opportunity to read this last in the series.  I read this in one day as I could not leave this story.

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