Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Happy Birthday To Me At 67!!!

     Well, God has abled me to reach the age of 67. Thank you Lord!!! I have survived my grandparents, my parents and two sons, one who died at the age of five months from pneumococcal meningitis, and one who died at the age of 48 from hepatitis B and a husband who died of bone and lung cancer. I still have three grown daughters, seventeen grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren and one great grandbaby due next month. All in all I have been blessed. I passed my GED test and graduated in June with my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren yelling, "Go Grandma, Go Grandma." That's a day I will always remember. I start in college next week to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. That is a four-year course. Wish me luck!!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The One Year Of Healing by Dr. Reggie Anderaon

This is a very comforting and healing book. It's a daily appointment with God for Physical, Spiritual, and Emotional Wholeness.

It has the subject you need to connect to, the solution, verse from the bible and a prayer to go along with it. It is rich in inspiration.  It is well written, dates are clear and easy to read, the prayers are simple, but clear.

How many time have things happened in our lives and we didn't think that we would be able to get over it and we needed some healing or just some comforting words from a loved one. Well, here is the comfort that you need and can enjoy for endless days and nights.

I received a complimentary copy from Tyndale Blog Network for this review.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Catching Heat by Janice Cantore

Detective Abby Hart is trying to solve the murder of her parents and trying her best to find proof that will put away Alyssa Rollins, the woman that she believes to be behind their murders, which are called the Triple Seven murders. As Abby Hart continues to work her parent’s case, another case comes up. A cold case involving a teenaged girl in the hometown of Alyssa Rollins. She teams up with PI Luke Murphy and they set about find out what happened to this college student. Did Alyssa know her? Were they friends? While investigating the college student, Abby decides to do a little digging int the Triple Seven fire. As Abby digs, she uncovers secrets that have been hidden for years. Abby stumbles into an explosive situation and her partner fears that she might become obsessive and that might prove deadly. Join Abby Hart and PI Luke Murphy as they attempt to solve these cases. Abby Hart is a very interesting character. I have not read the other two books in this series, but I intend to. This book is action-packed and fast paced. Pick up a copy today. Good Reading!!!

I received a complimentary copy from Tyndale House Publishers for this review.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A Woman of Strength and Purpose by Cynthia Tobias

Are you a strong willed woman, or a SWW? Well, if you are, this is the book for you. It answers a lot of questions you may have had about the way you react or the way you feel about things. Strong willed women are undeterred by people telling them it can’t be done. You have confidence and drive to improve friendships, parenting, ministries, careers, and marriages. Cynthia Tobias will show you strategies to achieve it. There is a questionnaire to test how strong your will is. Strong Willed Women, is this you?
Want to leave the world better than you found it.
Can’t just stand there-you have to do something.
Always ready for a challenge.
Never want to give up.
Sound familiar?
If it does, you should pick up a copy today. It is very enjoyable reading. It shows how your strong will fits in with GOD’s plan. Good Reading!!!

I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books for the review.

Back To School After Forty-Eight Years

My husband passed away June 26, 2016. It has left a void in my life. Seeing as how it came on the heels of my son's death, May 29, 2012, I'm at a loss as to what to do. So I decided to go back to school and get my GED, and possibly a Bachelor's Degree. I need something to keep me busy. All three of my children are grown and have their families. The grandchildren are all grown, all eighteen of them. The great grandchildren are at various ages, so some of them still may need my guidance a little more than the others. It's twenty-four of them, ranging from ages twenty to one years old. It has been forty-eight years since I have been in school, I wonder what has changed since I was last there. Is my brain still working or do I have to find it back in 1968? Well, we'll see.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Spy of Richmond by Jocelyn Green

Thursday, March 3, 1859, Sophie Kent, daughter of Preston Kent is at a slave auction. She is taking notes for an article she is about to write. Among the slaves to be auctioned is a slave by the name of Daphne who is 32 and have been classed as a house servant. Sophie finds out that this slave has been bought as a maid for her mother. Dyring the auction, Sophie and her father have an argument that brings on a heart attack, while trying to comfort her father, he tells her how his family was killed by slaves. He tries to extract a promise from Sophie but all she said was, "I'll always be your girl." 
Oakwood Cemetery, Thursday, September 24, 1863, Sophie and Daphne were at the cemetery to bury her mother. Her father had gone to war and been taken prisoner. Sophie has been against slavery and now she learns that instead of Daphne being freed as her mother wanted, she is now Sophie's slave and she can't free her, a codicil in the will saying she can not sell or free her, she is hers for life. When Daphne becomes I'll, Sophie learns that Daphne has a twin sister named Bella. While Bella ministers to her sister with the life-saving quinine, she learns that Harrison Caldwell, whom she came to Richmond with, is now a prisoner at Libby Prison. During a visit with Elizabeth Van Lew at the Van Lew Kitchen House, Sophie is asked to be a spy. Losing her mother, her father in prison in the North, Daphne, her slave, who was her mother's slave but is now hers, even though she never wanted slaves, she has an underground railroad, she tries to feed the prisoners with what little she has, and she also on occasion gives parties for her neighbors. With all that she has on her plate, how can she handle being a spy? She is already under suspicion for her trips to the prison. How can she handle this situation? This is an all-consuming book. It makes you cry, causes outrage, and inspires compassion. Pick up a copy you won't be sorry. Good Reading!!!
I received a complimentary copy from MPnewsroom for this review.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Where Hope Prevails by Janette Oke

Where HOPE Prevails. Hope for the future.  Elizabeth Thatcher returns to Coal Valley after spending the summer with her family. She is welcomed
by a few surprises. A new teacher, trees that have been cut down, a community garden where a vacant lot had been. Elizabeth's encounters with the new teacher are not too pleasant. Her Mountie, Jarrick Thornton has proposed and Elizabeth sets about planning her wedding. The problem is where will they live? In Toronto, or in Coal Valley? Will she still be teaching after she gets married? Another page-turner. The characters are so memorable. There’s Beths’s mother, Priscilla Thatcher; her father, William Thatcher; her younger sister, Julie; Margret, John, and JW Bryce, her older married sister and family; Jarrick Thornton, her suitor; Molly and Frank Russo, owner of boarding house and retired miner husband; Teddy Boy and Marnie, orphaned teenagers adopted by Molly; Philip Davidson, pastor; Robert Harris Hughes, new schoolteacher. This is my second book by Janette Oke, and it’s a winner too. Pick up a copy today and enjoy Elizabeth's journey and see where it takes her. You won't be able to put it down. I can’t wait to read another Janette Oke novel. This is the last book in the Return to the Canadian West Series, I haven’t had the opportunity to read the first book in this series, but I will. The team of Janette Oke and her daughter Laurel Oke Logan is a winning team. Keep up the good work.
Good Reading!!!

I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishers for this review.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Guide Me Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Rebekah wanted to be a guide in the Mammoth Caves to help support her mother and father and six brothers and sisters. The loss of her brother is still a tragedy that leaves its mark on the family. The only problem is, they only hire men. Rebekah is determined, and she is willing to present herself as a man. So being trained by an experienced guide, Rebekah, now, "Reb" begins learning the complexities of the cave. They are joined by Devlin Bale, who is there to map tunnels. What will "Reb" discover in these caves? Will she find more than what she's looking for? Pick up a copy and travel along with Rebekah to see what is in store for her.
Good Reading!!!
I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books for this review.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Really Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs


Really Bad Girls of the Bible are:

The Witch of Endor, also known as the Medium of Endor,
Jael is a woman, who killed Sisera to deliver Israel from the troops of King Jabin,
The adulteress in John 7:53-8:11,
Athaliah, was queen consort of Judah as the wife of King Jehoram.
Bathsheba was the wife of Uriah the Hittite and later of David.
Herodias used her own daughter to inflame Herod’s passions. She was willing to sacrifice her child’s modesty in order to bend Herod to her will.
Tamar disguised herself as a prostitute.
The bleeding woman (or "woman with an issue of blood.")

These women are recounted as compared to the women of today.

Pick up a copy today and see how much in common some woman have with the women of the bible. It will really surprise you. Good Reading!!!

I received a complimentary from Blogging For Books for this review.