Tuesday, April 21, 2015

My Son (His Navy Years)

This son is my youngest and has a birthday this month
I recall his growing up years and toddling after his brother.
I remember my Mother-in-law saying the time would go fast
on days when I thought two little boys were a lot of trouble
for this MOM...
I didn't believe her then and now...
I know she knew because she had two sons too
that were grown .

This son needed us more then his brother
and today is no different then back then...
I yearn to hold him in my arms and keep him safe
This is not something a Mom can do
we must let them make their mistakes
while loving them and being there
to support them when needed...

I know Mothers reading this will know
where my heart is as I write these words
Remember his time as a child
His time in school
His time in the Navy
His time trying to live life after the Navy.

My Mothers heart aches
and sometimes breaks
I cry his name out to the Lord
and place him in the hands that can heal
this is all a mother can do
all she should do.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Love LettersThe Love Letters by Beverly  Lewis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Love Letters written by Beverly Lewis

Marlena Wenger's life has changed drasticaly when she leaves a beau behind and goes to stay the summer with her Mothers Mother in Brownstown, PA.
Grandmother is a Mennonite and she came from old order amish, this makes for some changes that she never thought she would see in her life.
Love letters are written back and forth to her beau and she soon knows he is not happy with her going to a Mennonite church.
A sister that had left the amish community dies is an accident and her husband is in army faraway along with his parents out of the country.  Marlena is asked to care for the child until others can be found and told.
Marlena soon loves this little one and will be sad when the father comes to get her.  This is another thing that her beau is unhappy with as he ask in his letter often, "When will someone come for the child"?
Marlena tries to be a helper to all, grandmother-baby and to neighbors-meeting others in the community and seeing how Memmonite study their Bible and talk and pray to Jesus has her thoughts confused.

I was given this book by Bethany House publishing to read and review, thanks for the opportunity to read this author again.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Together with YouTogether with You by Victoria Bylin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Together With You novel by Victoria Bylin

This is a story mostly about FASD(Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), but Victoria has also added the story of Carly Jo Mason and Dr Ryan Tremaine....
She  has worked with this syndrome before and has a heartache that she has not forgiven herself for that happened with one on her watch.
He had an affair that contributed to the end of his marriage and also to the child born having this syndrome with his drinking.  He is agnostic and has no peace that could help him cope better.  My opinion here.
These are some tough issues yet Victoria has woven them into a story that will touch your heart in so many ways and leave you wanting to know more.
My heart bled for Penny who tries so hard to understand and yet brings so much confusion to all around her because she has this FASD and has also lost her Mom recently so she deals with a lot in the story.

I received this book from Bethany House pubishing to read and review, thanks so much for a wonderful story.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Sweet CarolineSweet Caroline by Rachel Hauck

Sweet Caroline by Rachel Hauck

This is a story written about the low country and the traditions of that area.
A man had a cafe named The Frogmore cafe steeped with tradition -it even had a wall signed by many vets from way back.  Memories here ran rampant and the crew that ran the Frogmore were just like family.
All through the story the song of sweet Caroline kept running through my mind...
The owner Jones died suddenly from heart attack and everyone is surprised to find that Caroline has inherited it, she more then anyone.
She inherits all the debts and a place that needs much work to keep it running.
There is the lost love of a high school sweetheart when he leaves Caroline to make it in the music business in Nashville,gone many years and then returns to wreck havoc with all her senses.
A job offer in Barcelona...can you imagine a low country girl in that setting,neither can she.  Will she accept it?
come read this wonderful story and hear the sounds of "Sweet Caroline" running through your mind.

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