Book Review of A Name Unknown: Shadows Over England, Book #1 by Roseanna M. White

32497002A Name Unknown: Shadows Over England, Book #1 by Roseanna M. White is a Christian, Historical Fiction, Romance Novel that was published on July 4th 2017 by Bethany House Publishing. SYNOPSIS: Edwardian Romance and History Gains a Twist of Suspense..Rosemary Gresham has no family beyond the band of former urchins that helped her survive as a girl in the mean streets of London. Grown now, they concentrate on stealing high-value items and have learned how to blend into upper-class society. But when Rosemary must determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany, she is in for the challenge of a lifetime. How does one steal a family’s history, their very name? Continue reading

Book Review of Phantom Heartstrings by Felicia Lynn

Love comes easy to some. It came easy to me. Loving him was never an issue. Appreciating him was as easy as breathing. Years of living a life of what others viewed as perfection gave me the security I thought was most valuable. My marriage to Drake is symbolic of what others fight for, yet living in the glass house of perfection is the biggest challenge of my life. Life isn’t always what it seems. People change. Everyone has demons they fight and fighting them in secret to avoid letting others down takes its toll. Love came easy, but maintaining it is a whole different game. I thought the happily ever after would be the end of the story. That wasn’t the case. There’s so much more. It’s only so long before the glass house of perfection is clouded with buried secrets. Continue reading

Book Review of The Windfall by Diksha Basu – A Book of the Month July Selection

32569560The Windfall by Diksha Basu was published on June 27th 2017 by Crown Publishing. SYNOPSIS: A heartfelt comedy of manners, Diksha Basu’s debut novel unfolds the story of a family discovering what it means to “make it” in modern India. For the past thirty years, Mr. and Mrs. Jha’s lives have been defined by cramped spaces, cut corners, gossipy neighbors, and the small dramas of stolen yoga pants and stale marriages. They thought they’d settled comfortably into their golden years, pleased with their son’s acceptance into an American business school. But then Mr. Jha comes into an enormous and unexpected sum of money, and moves his wife from their housing complex in East Delhi to the super-rich side Continue reading

Book Review of Here and Gone: A Novel By Haylen Beck

9780451499578Here and Gone: A Novel By Haylen Beck is a thriller that was published on June 20th 2017 by Crown Publishing Group, NY. SYNOPSIS: Here and Gone is a gripping, wonderfully tense suspense thriller about a mother’s desperate fight to recover her stolen children from corrupt authorities.. It begins with a woman fleeing through Arizona with her kids in tow, trying to escape an abusive marriage. When she’s pulled over by an unsettling local sheriff, things soon go awry and she is taken into custody. Only when she gets to the station, her kids are gone. And then the cops start saying they never saw any kids with her, that if they’re gone than she must have done something with them… Continue reading

Book Review of You Can Do This: Seizing the Confidence God Offers by Tricia Lott Williford

32988114You Can Do This: Seizing the Confidence God Offers by Tricia Lott Williford was published on June 20th 2017 by NavPress Publishing Group. – SYNOPSIS: “I’m inviting you into the confidence conversation.  It’s time to stop being unhappy with yourself. You can choose to stop second-guessing all of your decisions and commitment and wondering whether your life would be better if only you had chosen differently.  I invite you to be present where you are—where God is!—and to embrace your life and live out your God-given gift of confidence. Come join me in the pages, my friend.  Let’s talk about who you are.  Let’s hold hands and run hard into the glorious mess of it all.  I don’t know what challenges wait for you, but this I know for sure: You Can Do This.” When you’ve finished reading this book, Continue reading

Book Review of Goliath Must Fall Winning the Battle Against Your Giants By Louie Giglio

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Goliath Must Fall Winning the Battle Against Your Giants By Louie Giglio was published May 16th 2017 by Thomas Nelson. It’s likely you have a threatening giant in your life…an adversary or stronghold that’s diminishing your ability to live a full and free life. Frozen in the grip of rejection, fear, anger, comfort, or addiction, we lose sight of the promise God has for our lives. Demoralized and defeated, we settle for far less than his best. God has a better plan for you, a plan for you to live in victory. That’s why he has silenced your giant once and for all. In Goliath Must Fall, pastor Louie Giglio uncovers a newfound twist in the classic Continue reading