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.



Back To School by Jean Sanders





I just turned 66, Sunday. I have decided to get my GED. Then I plan on trying to get a degree in something. 
I am trying to encourage my grandchildren and great grandchildren to stay in school, get their education and learn a trade, so that they have something to look forward to in the future.
My grandmother always told, we lead by example.

Have a blessed day!!!

Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman


Queen Bees Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman




The Queen Bee And Her Court
                            Queen Bee                                She will do anything to have control
                                Sidekick                                 She notices everything about the Queen Bee.
                                Banker                                   Her power lies in getting girls to confide in her.
                                Messenger                             She wants to prove her usefulness to the other girls.
                                Pleaser/Wannabe                                She will do almost anything to be in the group or gain favor from the Queen Bee.
                                Torn Bystander                    She doesn’t want to go against the powerful people in the group usually convinces herself not to challenge them.
                                Target                                    Targets don’t want to tell their parents because they don’t want their parents to think they’re a loser or a nobody.
                                Champion                             In every girl there is a Champion who wants to get out.

A lot of us have a daughter, granddaughter, niece or even a female cousin that has to go to school. Have you ever thought about what might be happening at school? The turmoil they might be going through each and every day? No, of course. Because you think, as so many of us do, that they are safe, and enjoying high school. No one wants to think that some girl is trying to Lord over your loved one and to make her life miserable and possibly be the cause of her committing suicide. It happens every day, yet, we are unaware because they don’t want to tell for fear of retaliation from the girl or the group or both. Take a look at your loved one when she comes in the door, look her up and down, and scrutinize her. Then ask if there is anything she wants to tell you, tell her you love her and nothing could ever make you not love her. This book is a gold mine. I didn’t have that problem with my girls, Thank God, but if I had, this would have been the book I would have needed to deal with what was going on. It has so much information and solutions. Pick up a copy today. You won’t regret it. Good Reading!!!

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


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hidden In My Heart Bible




The Hidden In My Heart Bible comes in a very pretty pocket holder you can slide it into when you’re through reading it. The colors of it are relaxing and soothing. When you get to the chapters, it tells you who wrote the book, when it was written, who it was written to, why it is in the bible and what it’s about. It has a section on verses to memorize. It has Hide-It Helpers, Memory Verse Plans. When you first open it, there’s a place for presenting it as a gift to someone special, there’s a Core 100 Verse Checklist, to locate and keep track of your progress. It has a memory verse finder, it even has a song index where you can go online  and download your free Scripture memory song. It comes in 3 translations, NLT, NIV and KJV. Pick up a copy today. You will read the bible as you have never read it before. Good Reading!!!

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

Friday, August 5, 2016

In The Field Of Grace by Tessa Afshar



I have always enjoyed the story of Ruth, when she tells Naomi, "In treat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou longest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God; where thou diest will I die, and there will I be buried; the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me." How many daughter-in-laws would do that for their mother-in-law. This is my first book by Tessa Afshar. I was not disappointed. I like her writing style, smooth, easy flowing. Her characters were memorable. 
Pick up a copy and walk in Ruth's shoes and learn what she learned. If God be for you, who can be against you? Good Reading!!!
 I received a complimentary copy from MPnewsroom for this review