Sunday, December 25, 2016


                                                   Christmas day December 25th,2016

                                               God gave us his son to come as a babe
                                                  in early morn long ago in a stable
                                                       Shepards came bearing gifts
                                                       wanting to see the new King.

                                                   In awe all looked on this tiny one
                                                       as the sun began to rise
                                                           Mary now a Mother
                                                      And Joseph gazed at the babe...

                                                          Thank you God above
                                                              for sending this "true Love"
                                                                   to show the way
                                                                we can find our way home.

Hot ChocolateHot Chocolate by Laura V. Hilton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hot Chocolate by Laura V Hilton
Cocoa Tanner's husband is murdered and she soon moves from chicago to Grand Rapids Michigan. She wants to depend only on herself and make her dream come true to have a coffee shop, She named it "Common Ground". catchy name. Life is good.
she has a three yr old daughter that she wants to make a living for them without anyone's help,not even God.
Bill James lost his wife and twins in a car accident and now makes work his # one priority to keep the memories away. When the Common Ground opens close by his work he likes to stop in each day for some "Good coffee". He is the first customer and soon Cocoa runs and puts her arms around him and smiles jubilantly making Bill smile too. WOW what a beginning.

Come read the story of how these two who needs no other, soon learn to depend on one another. Bill has a daughter and the two little girls soon become fast friends.

Thank Laura for another wonderful story to read and enjoy...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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it was amazing
Read from December 03 to 06, 2016

Series Ozark Mountain Romance,book #3 "For The Record"-by Regina Jennings

This is a wonderful story with characters you are going to learn to love as they ramble around in the town of Pine Gap in Missouri.
A new deputy has come to town and everyone has to take a gander and check him out, including the town reporter Miss Betsy Huckabee.
Betsy lives with her brother and his family after her parents died and she feels she has too many chores in the home -when she would rather be out and about gathering news to put in the paper that her brother owns and she does some part time work for him to make up for her room and board.
She has dreams of living in the city and needs to save monies for her dream, she makes up a fictional hero in the new deputy and turns in articles to newspaper far off in Kansas hoping no one in their little town will ever see them. She is elated when the newspaper likes them and ask for more.
The deputy has a secret that he hopes never gets out and when he finds Betsy writes for the newspaper he tells her nothing must be said about him. He moved from Texas and wants no one to know where he is now.

Monday, December 5, 2016

In the Field of GraceIn the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar

I enjoy reading Bibical fiction books and Tessa does a great job with research making us love the characters she creates from the ones found in the Bible.
Everyone knows the story in Hebrews about Ruth and Boaz....

These two in this book made me see them in a new way. After all..the people that walked the earth so many years ago were just like you and I, this story shows us they were human too.

Ruth had a difficult life with her family , one (Grandfather) made her life enjoyable -their bond was quite close and she was devastated when he died and left them.
soon after she married Mahlon and became close with her mother-in-law Naomi. He loved Ruth and taught her many things while they were together but times were hard in those days and their lives together were so different then what we know now.
Both he and his brother became ill with fever and when they died and the grief was so hard for Naomi and her daughters-in-laws,that she decided they should move back to Israel. Along the way she wanted the girls to return to their families and not go further but Ruth chose to stay . This is when we have her voice "Ruth insists upon staying with Naomi. "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you," Ruth tells Naomi. "Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God."
After the journey they settled on lands of Naomi's husband and each day Ruth would go out and glean from the fields to help them live. Boaz had many fields and was a wealthy man in those days and when he saw Ruth working -he told his workers to leave some behind for her.
When Naomi saw that both Ruth and Boaz seemed to care for one another she wanted them to be together and she told Ruth to go lay at his feet and uncover them. once he saw that she had done this he knew she wanted him for a husband and he was pleased.
Reading the story of the love that these two shared is a wonderful story,Thanks Tessa for sharing your talant with us.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Mattie's PledgeMattie's Pledge by Jan Drexler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

this is a series"Journey to Pleasant Prairie" book #2, Mattie's Pledge written by Jan Drexler

I like reading about prairie stories but Mattie was a challenge, she was always searching never content. Jacob Yoder was an old friend that she has known from childhood and she trusted him. He was the one constant that helped ground her.
Now the family is moving again to another amish community in another state across the prairies.
She has always dreamed of going west ...farther west.
This book will take you into the mid 1800's amish lifestyle. Times are tough and the trip west is very rough. On this journey Mattie will meet a charming english man who is a sheep in wool clothing if you get my drift. He charms Mattie with tales of the West each time they happen to meet, trying to entice her to leave her amish community and go with him.
I enjoyed learning from Jacob about the sheep he took with them on their journey and the
tenderness he had with the children. Mattie stole my heart and I yearned for her to find happiness and to lose the wonderlust she always seemed to took many turns for her until she knew in her heart of hearts that she would always be amish,she could not leave her family and then to be content.

Thank you to Jan for a wonderful story, I read and reviewed with my honest opinion .
I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Vow Unbroken (Texas Romance #1)Vow Unbroken by Caryl McAdoo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series Texas Romance,Book #1 "Vow Unbroken" by Caryl McAdoo

Susannah Baylor has had to be strong since she lost her husband ...she has a large Cotton crop to sell so she will have monies for her family to live on another year, seeds to buy and lands needing planted again in the spring She is "Hopping mad" when a man tries to cheat her after promising a good deal then leaving her high and dry as how to get her full wagons to market.
But they must go...she sets out with her young nephew and daughter , stopping at a friends house on the way. The friend tries to talk her out of it ...she cannot go alone on this dangerous mission -then when sees she is going one way or the other. She is told go see Henry and hire him to go with her. Well if would not hurt to have a man alone so she does and lo and behold ,after some talking ,he decides to help her.
This trip along the Trace takes many turns ...some comfortable and some not so comfortable. Along the way Susannah and Henry get to know one another much better.
Henry had lost his Mom not long ago and Susannah can see that his mother taught him many things because he is a gentleman in every way.
This story is quite the adventure and you are going to love meeting this couple and the little girl that is quite mature for her age. I know I did.

This was a new author to me but I will definately look for more of her work as I read many books. I am hoping to meet these characters again as I look for more Texas Romance books by Caryl McAdoo.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Amish WandererAmish Wanderer by Laura V. Hilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amish Wanderer written by Laura V Hilton

a little about this author:

Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor. Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards). Surrendered Love and Awakened Love followed by her first Christmas novel, A White Christmas in Webster County, as well as the Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard, and The Birdhouse. Other credits include Swept Away from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series. Laura is contracted for another three book Amish series set in the Jamesport area, with the first book, The Amish Firefighter, planned for April 2016. She has self-published a Christmas novella, Christmas Mittens. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer and blogs for Putting on the New and Seriously Write.

My thoughts after reading,
Bethany feels as if the world is passing her by and she will never get to be a "Frau".
There have been many things happening in the life of her family...A brother was killed in an accident and her mother is in a state of grieving,she wants no holidays or birthdays remembered.just let the days go forward with work and little enjoyment.
Next, her father has problems and is hospitalized , they think he is getting dementia when many strange things were done with his knowlege.
The family is devestated.
One morning when she goes out to do chores she finds a young man asleep there. Soon she realizes it is someone she knew before , He had left the community, Silas. Ah she had such a crush on that boy,now wonder what is going to happen with him at their home looking so "Bedraggled".

Bethany wants to Love and be loved -to have a home and family of her own. She has a secret too and wants to leave the community before "Hen" gets out of jail and wants to do what he has done before to her...she is frightened and not sure how to make him stop hurting her. She feels many in authority just keep telling her to be submissive and it confuses her.
Silas is different and she knew him from before and feels OK around him, she is wondering if he might feel the same about her and he might be "The One".
Silas has problems of his own and is scared to try and have a relationship with Bethany and stay in this place, His family was abusive and he had left it hoping for a better future.
This story about Silas and Bethany is one of Love and forgiveness.
This story has many a twist and just when you think you know what will happen, it moves again in a different direction.
After reading this book,I am sure you will want to read more of her.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

From This Day Forward (Song of Blessing #4)From This Day Forward by Lauraine Snelling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series Song of Blessing book#1 "From This Day Forward", by Lauraine Snelling

I so enjoyed going back to Blessing and to the characters that I had fallen in love with from the Red River series. Ingeborg is such a strong character and she leads the young women in the area by example. She had so much heartache from the early years yet she stayed strong by her strong faith and the friendship of family and friends.
You will be so blessed to read these books by Lauraine Snelling
This book tells the story of Deborah and her love for a man that cares for her but is afraid to make a commitment. Can she ever get him to get past his heartache from an abusive home before he and his brother were taken in by the Valders and saw a love that he had always wanted in his life.
His brother had overcame his past and had a good life with his wife and family and he is always trying to show Toby that he too can do this if he will only accept Deborah's love. Many in the town are trying to get the two together also.
You will enjoy reading this story of small town living and characters that are just like your neighbors next door.

I received this book from Bethany House publishers and thank them for the awesome read.

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Newton and Polly: A Novel of Amazing GraceNewton and Polly: A Novel of Amazing Grace by Jody Hedlund
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Newton and Polly is written by Jody Hedlund

Jody writes about John Newton and his time of being a sailor but also a time when his faith was not that strong, almost non-existent. John cared about himself to the extent of leaving his father and others wondering how he could just walk off and not be responsible.
When he first heard the caroling of Polly and her friends -He became smitten and wanting to know more about this girl not caring if he did not report back to his ship on time or not.
His actions made him,be picked up and bound to a ship as a sailor for several years.
Many times he would leave with an alloted time to come back and he would not, he drank excessively and gambled with the shipmates. His work was shoddy and he knew it.
When He and Polly met , she too liked this young man but knew she could not become involved with a non christian.  Her heart was torn.

Step back through the pages of history, to uncover the true love story behind a song that continues to stir the hearts and ignite the faith of millions around the globe, "Amazing Grace".

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

                                                          Tempus Fugit

                            As September has zipped right through her days and now is sailing forward to October I am at a loss as to how fast time is going since I became a senior.
                           I want the days of my youth when I ran and played with my siblings,no thought for how a meal would be there to feed thought for how the roof over our heads got thoughts other then happiness for the day.  no thoughts of tomorrow,I would sleep soundly and awake to a day of school-homework-playing again...I had no worries as I do now...
                        Generation after generations life goes on...Grandpa and Grandma leave us and soon we are the grandparents, smiling and happy to play with the grandchildren.  Proudly smiling as our children work a good job-have children& strive to be a good citizen ...paying their bills and living "The Good Life".  It is their turn to be responsible, making their children have no thoughts of where a meal would come from,knowing they could sleep soundly and live the carefree life of a child.
                         I am reminded of the verses in the Bible of "A time to live and A time to die", we will all die to this world-yet only by accepting the grace of our father in heaven-We can live eternally.
                         Our lives on earth are so short compared to what we can have afterwards.
                          I have met many people on my journey moving forward, in jobs that I have had, in neighborhoods where I lived.  In church where we met and Love was shared.
                          I hope your journey has been a good one and that you are ready to live that eternal life ahead, I want to meet you again my friends and family.....Accept and live.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

~Missing my sister Linda Louise,written by Pauline~

You have only been gone a short time from this earth and your body, as I write these words.
I sit here remembering your big heart and your smiling face.  I want to hug you one more time and know this will not happen.  You said many times you were ready to go but, I was not ready...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...running around on new feet,your body restored.

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.

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 you are together ,you can watch for the rest of us.  We will be heading in your direction, keep an eye out for us...soon we will be together again.

September is Linda's birthday month and thoughts of her have visited my thoughts so pulled this poem I had written the day she died....My heart was so heavy with loss.  she died in April
Only a month later in May David,husband to Linda died suddenly ...leaving us stunned.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A Love Transformed (Sapphire Brides #3)A Love Transformed by Tracie Peterson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series Sapphire Brides, Book #3 "A Love Transformed" by Tracie Peterson

I have not read any in this series but this book and it read great as a stand alone.
Clara is a niave young woman who lets her mother plan her life for her and so she marries Adolph who is older and only marries her for prestege-there is no love between them yet they have a birth of twins and seem to get along with one another. Clara has no idea what happens in his business. She does do designs for him on the jewelry his company sells. He takes the credit and she does the work.
When she learns her husband has been killed ,his twin brother tells her that she will get nothing as her husband gambled it all away-bad deals.
Clara is afraid her Mother will come and force her into another loveless marriage so she packs all their things and travels to Montana to an aunt and uncle that she has stayed with when she was young. She had loved her summers there and wanted her children to see it.
There had been a summer romance and she still loves him, now she is destined to meet Curtis again. Can they find the love they once had and have a future together?

I was given this book by Bethany House to read and review,thank you .

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

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A Sensible Arrangement by Tracie Peterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A sensible Arrangement by Tracie Peterson

I picked this one up at thrift shop, because I like reading this author.

Marty Dandridge Olson is a widow and lives on a Texas ranch..she was devastated when her husband was killed by a bull. Now 4 years later she wants to move thinking the ranch is a dangerous place.
One day she sees an ad in the paper from a man in Colorado looking for a texas woman who would like to come and have a sensible arrangement by marrying and living with him.
Its a way out that she is considering.
Jacob Wythe was a texan now living in Colorado and working as a banker. His heart is in Texas and hopes to return there one day and have his own ranch. This is one think he neglects to tell Marty when they write one another.
As the wife of a banker Marty must change the way she has lived and become a socialite. The president of the bank's wife wants to help her adapt and so much of it just seems trivial and Marty is soon bored. She had always been busy working on the ranch and now she had servants to do all the work in the home. She was to become like a social butterfly going from tea to tea.
Their marriage was to be ,just an arrangement, but both of them soon find they are so comfortable with one another and beginning to have feelings that are nothing like arrangements. Can they change -who must speak first? They are married after all.
I enjoyed reading this story and know you will too,from beginning to end this couple were respectful and each learning from the other that sensible arrangements could change if they had the courage to move forward.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Land of SilenceLand of Silence by Tessa Afshar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar

This is a fictional story of Bibical facts,The woman who touched the hem of Jesus Robe for healing.

Tessa has woven a fictional story giving this woman a voice and a name,Elianna who has such guilt when her only brother dies while in her care from a bee sting. She cannot forgive herself and it weaves through many years of her life.
She seems to always put others before herself,helping always helping.
She and Ethan were bethrothed from their youth but as she became the age to marry, one thing or another always stayed it. Until the day she told him she could not marry and he was free to marry another. It broke her heart to do this but as usual she was thinking of others and not herself.

Tessa does an outstanding job of telling about the area where this family lives and of all the troubles that beset them. I got this book from @Crazy4fiction,thank you.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Saddle Maker's Son (The Amish of Bee County)The Saddle Maker's Son by Kelly Irvin

The Saddlemaker's son by Kelly Irvin

this is the 3rd book in a series -tales of three daughters,
One daughter left the community with her beau to marry and become Mennonites.
Rebekah comes from a large family and she has many chores when her Mam dies in childbirth and she must step in to help. She is beginning to think , she will never have a beau or get married, there is not enough time in the days.

Tobias Byler is a new man to the community and when he meets Rebekah and sees how hard she works and her work in the community ,he knows she is one to get to know more about.

A brother and sister runaways fill out the story as Tobias and Rebekah help them when they learn they are trying to find their father, sent to this country by their grandmother.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

A Beauty Refined (Sapphire Brides, #2)A Beauty Refined by Tracie Peterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series Sapphire Brides,Book#2 "A Beauty Refined" by Tracie Peterson

This book tells of a German Count coming to America for Sapphires...He brings his daughter Phoebe on this trip and she finds America to be quite the treat and so different from where she lives.
Ian Harper is a Lapidary that works with Sapphires to turn them into the gems they will become. When he meets Phoebe he is enthralled and wants to know more about her.
Little does Phoebe know that her father has intentions altogether different then what he shows, both for the gemstones and for his daughter.
You will enjoy reading this story and finding out the mystery and how it ends..
The true beauty of a gem and the heart of a young woman will take many turns.

I was given this book by Baker Publishing/Baker house division to read and review,thank you for the opportunity to tell others of a special story.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Honor Redeemed (Keys of Promise #2)Honor Redeemed by Christine  Johnson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series Keys of Promise,book #2 "Honor Redeemed"by Christine Johnson.

on (one's) honor
Under an obligation enforced by the personal integrity of the one obliged. Dictionary description...

A Book that has honor written through the pages and the characters hold themselves to this..

Prosperity Jones has been engaged to one David Latham who is now in the Army and they choose to wait for him to finish his alloted years there before marrying.

Letters back and forth between them has to suffice until they are together again.

David finds himself in a huge mess after one night spent with the boys at a bar celebrating. He knows he has not behaved properly . His whole world collapses when he is accused of being with another woman and she wants him to marry her.

Honorable -He must forget what he planned for his life with Prosperity and marry this woman he remembers nothing about. He writes a letter to Prosperity and does just that.
before the letter arrives Prosperity loses her Mother and knows not how to survive alone. She makes a decision to go to David and they will just have to marry sooner then later. Their love will see them through.
Much becomes known when she arrives and finds out her intended is now married, she feels betrayed and it is only with help from a couple that befriended her can she move forward. Prosperity cannot forgive the man she had always thought so honorable. How could this have happened?
You will want to read the story of David and Prosperity to see if forgiveness can be found. Learn how she works to survive in a new place without much money -without family, and with a broken heart.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

No Other Will DoNo Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Novel written by Karen Witemeyer "No Other Will Do."

This is the story of Emma and Malachi, they met when they were young, he was a street urchin looking for warmth in the barn where Emma lived with her aunts, at first sight she wanted to help this little boy that had so much courage. He stayed with the aunts for a couple of years and became family.
Later in life when Emma was running Harper's Station a colony for women that she contacted the grown up young man Mal who worked with the railroad in demolition. The colony had an enemy wanting to oust them from their land and homes and she needed someone she could trust to help,even if it was a man.
The women in the colony did not have much use for men in general but accepted Mal to help knowing he and Emma had a past. You will enjoy reading as the danger intensifies and the women learn to trust this man to help them.

I was given this book by Bethany House Publishing for an honest review,thank you.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Christmas at Holly HillChristmas at Holly Hill by Martha   Rogers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another wonderful story from Martha out on the prairies..."Christmas at Holly Hill"

This is not a big Christmasy book as I thought when I started it. Holly Hill is an orphanage and the couple that run it with their daughter love children so much that it just seems like a big loving family.

Clayton Barlow has just came back to town after serving time in prison, he got into trouble when young with a group of young men that were up to no good. To make matters worse -his father-was the one that let the sherriff know he had been involved in a robbery. Clay only wants to come back to town and earn respect again -mostly from his aging parents.

Most of the towns people are not too forgiving but right away he runs into an old school chum,Merry Lee Warner, whom he had went to school with and even had a crush on before things went bad for him. She is a loving caring person and accepts him as he his and wants to renew their friendship. Can Clay prove that he has changed his ways and have others accept him?

Martha Rogers has these characters pull us into their lives as the pages turn, chapter after chapter. Soon we are hoping right along with Clay for them to see he has changed.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Believe it or not

Today I listened to a man tell of how he comes to terms with Trump becoming the 45th president as a christian.
God does not always choose christian people to further his plans,sometimes one that is brash and just a little different, can be chosen.
He spoke of reading in Isaiah 45th chapter that Cyrus was such a man and he believes that Trump just might be the "Cyrus" of  our days now.
One that HE will lead to help our country from the evil that has taken over.  God can do many things that man alone cannot,and I want to believe that this could be so.
I have read this chapter in Isaiah and  can see the similarities of Cyrus and Trump.
I am hoping others will read and prayerfully decide themselves if there just could be something here.
I have never seen such a movement in our country in the elections as I have this year -state after state.,"The People" have spoken.  Evil surrounds us each and everyday.
we have monuments to war veterans desecrated and even removed.  laws made and some just done without laws to back them up.   Killings and riots in the streets. family members killing their own also.
It is not safe to trust and without trust where are we?  I am saddened each day when I see more of the same.

Nearly 150 years before Cyrus was born, the prophet Isaiah foretold his birth, his name, and the tasks that the Creator God had predetermined for him to accomplish. The Bible records that certain people are foreordained to be born and carry out specific tasks for God during their lifetime and a few of these individuals are even named before their birth. Cyrus the Great was one of these individuals whom God had predestined to play a pivotal roll in his awesome plan for humanity.
King Cyrus was an extremely important person, because God destroyed the Babylonian empire through him, and brought a close to a seventy-year punishment of the Jews that God imposed on them for their rebellion against him. Also through King Cyrus, God set into motion his seventy-week prophecy that fixed the year for the Messiah's death and resurrection, and reveals the sequence of events and dates for the Messiah's return which will bring to an end human rule of the earth, and usher in the government of God to rule over the entire earth.
Although historians have slightly differing interpretations and views of the historical record concerning the dates of Cyrus' birth and death and his various accomplishments, there is ample historical documentation that Cyrus the Great was indeed a real person whose name is mentioned over 22 times in the Bible and whose tomb in Iran can be visited today.

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Amish FirefighterThe Amish Firefighter by Laura V. Hilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Laura V Hilton writes a novel "The Amish Firefighter"

Abigail Stutzman has been taken to a bus station and sent many miles from home and family ,not knowing WHY...She is to live with an aunt that she never knew she had, to say she is heartbroken would only be a smidgin of what she feels.

Sam Miller is an amish man but has an unusual job,he likes to work with firemen and is an EMT. A paramedic-in-training. There have been too many fires in his community and he wants to know WHY...then Abigail shows up and also is found at one of the scenes of a barn fire.

How can she explain-she is only in the wrong place , not the "fire-lighter" as Sam calls her.

In the midst of making friends in a new community Abigail befriends some she should not. soon she learns but by then the damage has been done and Sam questions HOW Abigail always seems to be in the wrong place.

These two seem to be thrown together in the next few weeks and as they get to know one another, there are sparks that fly which each of them tries to squash not wanting there to be anything between them. Abigail and Sam soon realize there is no use to deny and come to terms with their budding relationship.

many have great comments for this author and her story but from a readers prospective this review is written to remind others that a book is just a book until you open and read the pages and immerse yourself with the characters who will touch your heart in the author's story.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Someone Like YouSomeone Like You by Victoria Bylin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Someone Like You by Victoria Bylin

This book and story will capture your heart..
Zeke and Julia Dare have a history and you know that always leads to sparks...

Julia now has a new business she has started, called "Dare to Dream",Her Mom recently widowed lives with Julia and helps with Julia's young son.
Julia had not married but the father is definately in her life and his sons. She has made it known she wishes no more with him then that,he is her son's father and as such they will have to have some interaction. He wants her back.
Back in college days she -Hunter and Zeke had known one another, now their lives are entangled once again.
Zeke had been a preachers son and a deeply religous person in his college days but since has lost the will to communicate with God and has intense feelings when he finds that Julia who had not been a christian in college days -now is one.
you will want to read and see how the two find what once was and builds their relationship into one so many times better...a story written about Forgiveness-Love and family relationships.

I received this book from Bethany House -division of Baker Publishing to read and review,thank you very much for this opportunity.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Want Ad WeddingWant Ad Wedding by Cheryl St John
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

LIH triolgy by three authors."Cowboy Creek", #1 by Cheryl St John with Want Ad Wedding.

I loved this little part of Kansas, Cowboy Creek was settled by three veterans after the war, two had been lifelong friends and the other met in the war Noah.
Noah along with Daniel and Will started and this story will tell how they grew over the years.
Now the men know they need women to make their community grow so they put a want ad to draw them.
Fate or divine intervention, who should be on the first "Bride Train", Leah who had grown up with Daniel and Will. I choose to think it was God's plan for these three to be together again.
I loved reading this story and know if you like LIH stories you will too. we will get to see the men find wives and the women coming that need a second chance come together as only God can plan.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Midwife's Dilemma (At Home in Trinity, #3)The Midwife's Dilemma by Delia Parr
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Delia Parr writes series "At Home in Trinity", book #3, The Midwife's Dilema

Martha Cade has been midwife for some time and has decided it is time to pass her chores on to someone younger and stronger,This season of change promises even better things to come as she has let Thomas Dillon know that when she has found someone -they can be married.
Thomas has waited a long time patiently for Martha to say yes and for them to start their lives as a married couple.
Life is hard in Trinity in the mid 1800's , sometimes going out on a call can take days before she is home again. Martha lost her horse and when another shows up at the back door,at first it seems a blessing until it is discovered that it does not like women. She was thrown the first time she tried to ride the beautiful horse. Now she must depend on others to make her calls.
Martha has a son and daughter and when they both come home again she is thrilled to be able to spend time with them.
I enjoyed reading this story that I received from Baker Publishing-Bethany House to read and review, thank you.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Flirtation WalkFlirtation Walk by Siri Mitchell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Siri Mitchel write a novel "Flirtation Walk"

I did not know much about West point and cadets and the demerit system they lived by. I do now.
The story Siri tells is of a con man and his daughter, when she believes him to be dead she goes to find family near the fort. Lucinda Pennyworth has always done what her father ask of her and waited for him when he would leave her in finishing schools for a time.
Now she is older and knows what they did was wrong , she wants to start anew and put the past behind her. Finding her family and learning how to do things right helps a lot. She meets some of the cadets and begins to think -to marry one would make her respectable.
Seth Westcott, a cadet of high regard is beside himself when his mother dies and he is denied the chance to go home and help his sister. When he finds out that his sister was conned out of money from selling the property, he knows he must go help her but How...

When a woman trying her best to be good meets a man determined to be anything get the most demerits and fall so low that a plan to help his sister is in sight, How will the two lonely hearts be comdemned to casual flirtation. Is their Hope for them.

I was given this book by Bethany House publishers to read and review,thank you.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Joshua's Mission (Plain and Simple Miracles #2)Joshua's Mission by Vannetta Chapman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Vannetta Chapman writes series Plain and Simple Miracles,Book #2 is Joshua's Mission

This is the story of two brothers...a Hurricane on the gulf coast -devastation and rebuild-amish volunteers.

Joshua is a little older then his brother Alton and the younger one is going trough what is call Rumspringa in their community. sowing his wild oats.

The Bishop learns of the rebuild and volunteers needed on the coast -he suggest that Joshua and his brother go help along with Becca and Sarah from the community.

Charlie and his dog Quitz from the gulf have lived through the hurricane and also help with the workers. Charlie has a friend that he met in the area and has sort of adopted them as his family and one of the homes rebuilt is to go to them, a grandmother raising her daughter's two children.

Becca had wanted to get to know Joshua better and this gives them perfect opportunity to do so. Many in the community have worried about Alton and they are hoping this will help him to grow up. which seems doubtful for quite some time.
I so enjoyed reading this story and seeing the changes from amish living help all involved.
Upon returning many changes have helped all involved and life as they had lived is now different. Joshua wants to court Becca and they are so happy,Alton has matured and Sarah too has become closer friends with all.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Amish Sweethearts (Neighbors of Lancaster County, #2)Amish Sweethearts by Leslie Gould
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series Neighbors of Lancaster County. book #2 by Leslie Gould

I read the first book in this series but had I not , the story would still have been a good one to read.
As children Zane Beck and Lila Lehman were neighbors and best as they grew up there was a strong friendship that was slowly turning into something that frightened them..The reason? He was not amish and she was, this makes a lot of difference to a amish father.
Lila was torn knowing her father and the community wanted her to start courting a good amish boy one who was son of the Bishop that she had grown up with also. She did admire him and knew she never wanted to leave her faith. Her heart was so confused.
You will enjoy reading this story and seeing how it all comes out.

I received this book from Bethany house publishers to read and review,thanks so much.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

At Love's Bidding (Ozark Mountain Romance #2)At Love's Bidding by Regina Jennings
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series Ozark Mountain Romance #2"At Love's Bidding" by Regina Jennings

A painting was sold that should not have been and so begins an adventure that takes Miranda Wimplegate far from Boston to the Ozark mountains in a search with her grandfather.
You will meet many colorful characters and see the mountains and the beauty of it as only Regina could tell it.
An auction house was bought sight unseen by Grandfather in an attempt to get this painting back before anyone knew of how important it was. A mystery ensues of the man it was sent to.
Wyatt has yearned his whole life to know who his parents and their family were, The Ballentines took him in when his parents were killed on a wagon train going west. They gave him their name and raised him to be their son. Yet Wyatt never felt he quite measured up and was always competing with his brothers.
From an auction house in Boston to one in the Ozark mountains you will find many new adventures from these characters that you don't want to miss.
A High society Miss and a country bumpkin, when the two find they kind of like one another, and wonder why? What can come from these feelings and where is the elusive painting?
I so enjoyed reading and reviewing this book by Regina Jennings and you will too.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

January is my Birthday month

This one is monumental in that I will be 75...
Who would ever have thought when they were growing up that one day you would be old.
~Not I~
I grew up in Ky where the days were long and satisfying for the most part.
I had 8 siblings, it seemed as if the oldest 4 were gone by the time I was aware of my life
Two sisters getting married and leaving home still in their teens.
Two brothers joining the service and leaving home.
next was my sister Pearl who being just a little older,it seemed we were always doing things together
Below me was a brother and two sisters,Bill Sue and Linda.

My friends were school classmates and ones from church along with neighbors.
We were not allowed to venture far from home.
I spent many days playing with my siblings in our home or yard.
I just knew life would be so much better when I was grown.

! graduated-left home and moved to Texas ,
Big sister lived here and I soon found a job
Galveston island was so different from Ky.
This is where I met my first husband
He was a sailor and so cute in that uniform.

I married him too quickly,hardly knew the guy 
spent the next 20 years regretting my too quick decision.
The only happy part was having two sons that I adored.
Husband spent many years with the ups and downs of alcoholism.

My second part of life was after a divorce and few years later
met and married a retired army guy in Savannah Ga.
He treated me so special when we first met
just knew this would be a happier time

I am not a good judge of men it seems....

Saturday, January 2, 2016

"BUD" "Pauline"
                                                              ~January 20,2016~

A Brother and sister 
with same birthday
He really should gift-her
what do you say.....

A Sister and  brother
with same birthday
she should accept his offer
Don't you think thats OK....

Love between siblings
with same birthday
you can feel the Zing
No one has to pay

a virtual party coming your way
Cakes-pies-cookies and drinks
Music, you just have to sway
Today there will be no pranks

Have fun and remember me....