Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wolf Creek Wedding by Penny Richards - Review


A Marriage of Necessity
Widow Abby Carter hopes to find love again--unlikely with a man like Caleb Gentry, who doesn't even believe it. Their marriage isn't ideal, but Abby's two young children need security, and Caleb's daughter needs a mother. Perhaps this is one of the Lord's more mysterious answers to Abby's prayers.

When Caleb Gentry's wife passed away, he knew he'd need help to raise his baby girl. Abby's loving spirit, strong faith and warm heart make Caleb want to be a better man. It won't be easy. But Caleb's never had things come easy in his life, and making his new family work will be his most important challenge yet.


I really enjoyed reading this book. Penny has come up with a perfect solution for her characters but there is one person who doesn't want to see that happen, even when they do the 'right' thing according to her, she still finds a way to cause trouble. I like the way Penny merges two families that don't even know each other and how she manages their different personalities and lifestyles.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Seasons of Tomorrow by Cindy Woodsmall - Review of the fourth book in Amish Vines and Orchards series

Ohhh, what a wonderful book/series. Cindy tells how if you work hard and talk things out you can have a wonderful life. Through the struggles, through the differences in faith, even through banning and near death experiences, this story tells how you can make it through without making enemies of those you love. Some of the best stories I've read have been written by Cindy and I'm always looking for more of her books to read, I just wish I read faster or there were more than 24 hours in a day to read everything on my TBR pile.

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Sharpshooter in Petticoats by Mary Connealy - Review of the third book in Sophie's Daughters series

Yep, Mary has ended this series with a bang. All I can say is that I'm glad she still has some books that I haven't read yet because I really do enjoy her writing. Throughout this series she expresses faith just through the few thoughts each woman has when they get in a difficult situation. You can just tell when they each repeat their own special thoughts (words of faith asking God to protect them and their loved ones) to themselves that they know God is with them. In this book also she shows how close a family can be even though they are miles apart and only feelings and emotions to communicate one of them needs help. This book seemed to be the most action packed and the best one of the series.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wrangler in Petticoats by Mary Connealy - Review of the second book in the Sophie's Daughters series

Another great book by Mary, another book I didn't want to put down. I like the way she seems to make you feel you are right there in the action and believe me with these McClellan women there is action in what they do. If you haven't read any of her books you need to. Start with the Lassoed in Texas series, go on to the Montana Marriages series and end up with the Sophies's Daughers series. I have one book left in this series and then I don't know what I'll do!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Doctor in Petticoats by Mary Connealy - Review of the first book in the Sophie's Daughters series

I have never read one of Mary's books that I didn't love and this one is no different. I have had this series on my TBR list for a while and finally got started on them, I should have done so sooner. I really enjoyed they way the characters connected with their eyes, I could just imagine myself looking on when this was happening and admiring the love they felt in order for one to gain strength from the other just through the eye contact. Oh yes, this looks like it will be another 'must read' series for Christian/Fiction/Romance book lovers. Thank you yet again for another great book Mary!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Love Finds You In Calico California by Elizabeth Ludwig

This is the first book by Elizabeth that I have read and I really enjoyed it. I liked the story and the writing style. She held my interest with a little bit of love and some intrigue. A nice clean story with a little bit of sorrow always pulls me in. I will be reading more of her books.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Kissing Bridge by Tricia Goyer - Review of the third book in the Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Oh, Tricia did great with this book! I loved the characters in this story, there were a few from the first two books in the series, and I love Millie's "God Box". There is a lot going on in this book and Tricia keeps you wanting to keep on reading. There is a wonderful ending too! I'm guessing there are more books coming in this series and I am anxiously waiting for it, it's not even listed anywhere yet so she's keeping us guessing on that I guess.

The Hidden Life by Adina Senft - Review of the second book in the Amish Quilt series

It has been a while since I read the first book in this series, "The Wounded Heart", but as soon as I started reading I was pulled right back into the the series. I love Adina's writing and look forward to getting the third book in this series, "The Tempted Soul". The series is about three women who are very close friends and they are all very important in each book even though the focus is on a different woman in each story. If you like Amish stories I'm sure you will enjoy Adina's books.