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 The Two of Us by Victoria Bylin

cover111696-medium.pngThe Two of Us by Victoria Bylin will be released on August 8th, 2017 by Bethany House Publishers and is a Christian novel. – SYNOPSIS: Heartwarming and Touching New Contemporary Romance from Victoria Bylin. After two broken engagements, nurse practitioner Mia Robinson is done with dating. From now on, she only trusts herself and God, and she’s focused on her eighteen-year-old sister, Lucy, and caring for patients. Just as she applies to work for an international aid organization, a phone call from Lucy, who’s pregnant and running off to marry her twenty-one-year-old boyfriend, throws a wrench into all of Mia’s plans. 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 How to Train a Cowboy by Caro Carson

cover114663-mediumHow to Train a Cowboy by Caro Carson is scheduled to be released on July 18th, 2017 by Harlequin Special Edition Publishing and is a romance novel. Though marine hero Benjamin Graham doesn’t know the first thing about ranching, his new job is the lifeline he desperately needs. Without the help of feisty cowgirl Emily Davis, though, he’s lost—in more ways than one. But as their attraction turns combustible, the hardened battle vet turns away from the gorgeous college coed. She might know every inch of her family’s homestead, but Graham doesn’t want her to know his pain. Even if the world is Emily’s oyster, all she’s ever wanted is the family Continue reading

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

_225_350_Book.2313.cover

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