Friday, April 21, 2017

The Ebb TideThe Ebb Tide by Beverly  Lewis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beverly Lewis writes The Ebb Tide

I like reading stories of the amish , seeing their faith in everyday life and relationships along the way.
In this story Sallie is a dreamer, always wanting to see far away places and she has taken a job to save monies hoping to do just that. She puts off joining church so she can have an adventure before she settles down.
When a young man in the community needs financial help for surgery, Sallie knows she cannot just save for a trip -she must help-she gives up her dream and helps.
Later an opportunity comes for her to be a nanny near a beach and she things seeing the ocean will be her adventure. She is to live with the family for the summer and help with the baby and his sister.
While there she meets a mennonite young man that she soon forms a friendship with.
Should we put ourselves in a relationship that we know is not where we should be? She would not have had a dilema in her life if she had not let herself get close to this young man BUT was it wrong or right?
Choices must be made in life and we have to be responsible about them.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Bread of AngelsBread of Angels by Tessa Afshar


Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar

I enjoy reading about bibical stories in fictional style. I can picture Lydia living everyday life and falling in love with a charming man, then to find out he and his mother had plans that were to hurt Lydia and her father was so sad. Trust is a big issue and when it is broken life takes on a different outlook.
I felt along with Lydia the betrayal. I admired the way she moved in a different direction yet still made purple and did well as a woman in the trade.
thanks Tessa for your research and the work you put into this book.


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Treasured Grace (Heart of the Frontier #1)Treasured Grace by Tracie Peterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series "Heart of the frontier" book #1, Treasured Grace by Tracie Peterson

I like reading this author and the story of Grace is one you don't want to miss.

Three young women Grace-Hope and Mercy head west on the Oregon trail, Grace marries The Rev Martindale to be a marriage in name only as he needs a wife only to go to the mission field.
He was a man that seemed to be full of himself and was always "Right", the sisters did not seem to miss him much when he died early on and was buried along the way, Now the sisters hope to stay at the Whitman mission over the winter as many have been ill and died when Measles affected the train.
Grace is a healer and works helping many but while at the mission the good doctor does not want her helping him. His ways are different from hers. At the mission they also meet a tribe of indians called Cayuse , many were not happy with the good doctor and thought he was killing their people with poison. There is tension between the mission and the indians.
This is a complex story and you will enjoy reading how the girls live and work at the mission. Grace meets a man named Alex that becomes a great friend over time.



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Thursday, March 2, 2017




Tim&Tiffany parents to this petite baby girl born March 1st, 2017 Florence KY.



She is first in the hearts of many
Her  job will be to charm
of that she sure has plenty
indulge and don't be alarmed...

Emma Jane is a fifth generation
Many cousins will adore
kisses and hugs , what elation
this girl cannot ask for more...

up to the time she is grown
Love will surround this princess
her home will be her throne
from the very first caress...


Monday, February 20, 2017

Tearoom for TwoTearoom for Two by Susan Page Davis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Guidepost book "Tearoom for Two "by Susan Page Davis

I picked up this book because of the author that I have read before. a little different story for me.

This is a book of mystery and I enjoyed meeting the two women who had been friends and now were widows and needed to make changes in their lives.
They decided to buy a large victorian house in their hometown and use part of it for a business of a "Tearoom", the other businesses on the street were thrilled to have them open this and many came to visit the tearoom.
The mystery begins when one of the ladies stops at the flea market and buys a teapot...you will like the story that goes with the seller -the buyer-the police-the neighbors. A mystery that is a lot of fun to read about.

At the end of the book , I read that a small town near where I live had been behind this story where a couple had started a tearoom in their home and did quite well with it...a plus for me.


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Monday, February 6, 2017

Wild Horse Springs (Ransom Canyon, #5)Wild Horse Springs by Jodi Thomas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series Ransom Canyon,book #5 "Wild Horse Springs" by Jodi Thomas



I have started reading this author again after some time apart. "Awesome stories that you want to read all in one setting BUT you put it down to savor those larger then life characters that Jodi puts in her stories. I loved this one with Dan Brigman the sheriff and Brandi Malone a beautiful young woman who sings from her heart.
There is a lot of adventure and mystery in this one and you are going to have so much fun coming along for the journey...
I had not read others in this series but you can bet your boots -I will be going back to find some.
Thanks Jodi for your amazing stories.


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Sunday, January 29, 2017

;West Winds of Wyoming (Prairie Hearts, #3)
West Winds of Wyoming by Caroline Fyffe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series Prairie Hearts, book #3 "West Winds of Wyoming". by Caroline Fyffe.

I like reading stories our on the Prairies. This one tells the story of Feisty little lady Nell Page. Nell and her brother live and work the ranch alone and sometimes it is so hard that when widower Charlie Rose comes looking for work they need to hire him.
The Cotton Ranch is struggling and with the help of Charlie maybe they will be able to make the next mortgage payment.
the era of 1800's is a time when neighbors helped one another when they could. When a young girl comes in on the stage all alone and she is blind and not very talkative, the town comes together to help her.
Caroline writes a delightful story that keeps you wanting to read "just a little bit more",I know I did.


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Amish Weddings (Neighbors of Lancaster County #3)Amish Weddings by Leslie Gould
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series Neighbors of Lancaster County book #3"Amish Weddings" by Leslie Gould


I have enjoyed reading this series, little different type amish book with neighbors being English and how their lives became intermingled with the amish.
At first it was hard trying to keep them apart when the children just wanted to play together and be friends.
Later there were some hard feelings when an amish girl falls hard for an english boy, He thinks they cannot be so he joins military and leaves for a time.
this book tells of Rose Lehman who has always wanted to marry Reuben who is the son of a bishop. When a young english man comes to town -she becomes ennamored by his good looks and charm and tells herself there is nothing wrong with being friends, then nothing wrong with flirting a little and before she knows it she is in over her head.
Reuben is a little older then Rose and once courted her sister who hurt him when she changed her mind about him. Rose finds him to be a wonderful man but he is quite and does not show affection much and as a young woman she craves the attention she gets from Trevor.
I wanted to yell at Rose a few times in the reading...

I received this book from Bethany House Publishling and have given my honest opinion of this book.


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