Monday, April 9, 2018

When it Rains by T.K. Chapin


When it Rains
(The Potter’s House Series Book 2)
By: T.K. Chapin

The Potter’s House series is a 21 book series written by different authors.  The books are stand-alone books, only linked by theme, so they can be read in any order. 

Hannah’s world was turned upside down; the day she discovered her husband had been living a double life and had another whole family.  To make matters worse, two years after her divorce, her sixteen year old daughter, Kayla, dropped another bombshell…she was pregnant!  She was devastated because Kayla was her responsibility and how could she have let it happen?  Hannah blamed herself because she took time to focus on her healing after her divorce. 

After learning of Kayla’s pregnancy, Hannah made the decision to move her away from Flagstaff, Arizona and her boyfriend. Both of them needed a new start and Eastern Washington would give them the chance to do just that.

Luke’s father needed a caregiver.  When Hannah told him she would take the job, he felt nothing but relief, except…his father was not an easy man to care for.  They had already been through several caregivers…hopefully Hannah would be different.  He needed a break.

Neither Hannah nor Luke had any intentions of falling in love, but…God had other plans.

Although their lives were filled with many trials, they found healing in the solitude of the ranch in Eastern Washington, along with God’s grace.  Through their days of despair, with God, they found hope, healing and forgiveness. 

Hannah’s efforts to show Luke’s father her Christian attitude; helped him find joy in God once more. 

Hannah and Kayla’s story will break your heart, so have the tissues ready…but it will also make you smile and once you have read the last page, you will walk away with a renewed hope in Christ.  It is amazing how God can take something devastating and use it for His glory!

Disclaimer:  I received this pre-release eBook from the author, T.K. Chapin for free to read and review.  (I also did purchase my own copy).   I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review, nor was I compensated for my review.  All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.




Monday, March 19, 2018

Journey of Hope By T.K. Chapin


Journey of Hope
By: T.K. Chapin

T.K. Chapin brings us the second in his series, “Journey of Love”.  Again through this beautifully written Christian Fiction love story, he shows us how marvelous God’s immeasurable love is.  How He takes every situation in our lives and uses them for good, if we are willing to trust Him to complete the bigger picture. 

In this book Bethany and Mark struggle to understand why God is putting them through this trial.  Why is their faith not strong enough to sustain their daughter, Elly’s illness?  Why did God let Elly’s liver fail?  She is only sixteen and the possibility of her dying is devastating to any parent.  How can they find common-ground and hope, love and trust again?

As you turn the pages you will be captivated by their story and their journey to find the peace their family once enjoyed.  Chapin weaves his magic through words to show us time and again God’s love and mercy in all of life’s events.  He shows us that communicating with God through prayer and reading our Bible is paramount and communicating with each other is the basis of a good marriage. 

As you read this book, you will be captivated from the first page and please keep the tissues handy; if you are a parent…you are going to need them. 

As I read the final chapter of the book, I kept thinking…what an awesome God we serve.  I was uplifted and renewed in my faith.  Thank you again T.K. Chapin for another great book.

Disclaimer:  I received this ARC eBook from the author, T.K. Chapin for free to read and review.  (I also did purchase my own copy).   I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review, nor was I compensated for my review.  All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Jesus Calling Creative Coloring & Hand Lettering


Jesus Calling
Creative Coloring & Hand Lettering
By:  Sarah Young
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson

You have probably colored many adult coloring books, however this adult coloring book not only has beautifully illustrated pages to color but guides to help you learn how to do hand lettering.  According to the directions the grey verse pages are so you can trace them, learning the proper technique for hand lettering.

About the book:
It has a beautifully illustrated cover with foil accents throughout, making you want to open it and start coloring immediately.  The pages are thick with good quality paper.  It has a wide variety of pictures from floral, landscapes, wild life and much more.  There is a little something for everyone. 

This is a wonderful way to relax while enjoying God’s word through verse and coloring.

This is one of my favorite adult coloring books so far. 

Disclaimer:  I received this Book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson, for free to read and review through the blogger review program at Book Look Bloggers. I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review, nor was I compensated for my review.  All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.

A Light on the Hill By Connilyn Cossette



A Light on the Hill
(Cities of Refuge)
BY:  Connilyn Cossette
Publisher:  Bethany House

Moriyah, a Hebrew, had taken refuge in the city of Jericho with her friend Alanah at her sister, Rahab’s home.  She and her friend had been kidnapped by Midianite traders from their camp, which began their harrowing journey.  Moiyah was taken to the priest in Jericho to be branded as a prostitute for the Canaanite gods.  Even though she escaped before she became a prostitute, she bore the shame of the brand on her face for the rest of her life.   She knew with the mark no man would ever marry her.

Her father was concerned about his health so he found a widower with two sons who agreed to marry his daughter.  However his sons were cruel and things quickly got out of control causing Moriyah to run for her life, because she had unwittingly cooked a poisonous herb in her stew that killed the man’s sons.  Darek, the son’s uncle befriended her and helped her get to Kedesh, the city of refuge. 

In their journey Darek, learned that Moriyah didn’t realize the herb was in her stew and he knew she would never willingly hurt anyone.  Even though he was sent by his brother to bring her back to face certain death, will he be able to do so or will he and Moriyah be able to find a life together?

In my opinion, Connilyn Cossette is one of the best Biblical historical fiction writers ever.  She weaves an intricate story with fact and fiction that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the beginning to the end while bringing the Bible stories of old to life. 

If you are a fan of historical Biblical fiction then this is a series you won’t want to miss.  I can’t wait for the next in the series. 

Disclaimer:  I received this Book from the publisher, Bethany House, for free to read and review through the blogger review program. I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review, nor was I compensated for my review.  All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Journey of Grace By T.K. Chapin


Journey of Grace
By: T.K. Chapin

Returning to Newport, Washington was going to be difficult for Grace Anderson, because she thought when she left all those years ago, she was gone for good. However, she knew it would be easier to return home than continue to live with an abusive husband because she would be surrounded by family that would love and support her.  She was determined she wasn’t going to love again…until…she met high school history teacher, Owen McBride. 

After his wife died, Owen devoted his life to serving God and being a good teacher.  He never thought he could find love again…until he met Grace Anderson.

“Journey of Grace” is the first in a new series called Journey of Love. This series is a spin-off from the Diamond Lake series.  If you have read that series you will delightfully be reacquainted with those characters we have learned to love, such as Charlie and Serena. If you haven’t read the series I highly recommend it. 

As Grace begins her journey; her past keeps getting in the way of her happiness.  She can’t seem to let go of all the things that is stealing her joy.  In going home she learns that her life is not the only one filled with struggles…each member of her family is struggling in some way.  Not only is her life  touched by God’s grace and love, but also the lives her family  as they deal with their issues and learn to fully trust God to guide them.  Because of not being able to let go of her past, will  Grace ever be able to be able to trust God enough to follow His plan for her life?  Will she and Owen have a future together?

I always enjoy reading books by Mr. Chapin.  They are so inspirational and leave your heart filled with joy.  Grace and Owen’s journey will certainly keep you turning the pages.  Another heart-warming must-read!


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Words from the Heart By Kathleen Fuller


Words from the Heart
By: Kathleen Fuller
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson

While in Michigan helping her cousin, Ivy Yoder met John King and he broke her heart.  With John out of her life, Ivy needs something to distract her from dwelling too much about being single.  When Cervilla Schlabach asks her to help clean her attic, Ivy is only too happy to accept. 

Noah Schlabach, Cervella’s nephew from Iowa, has also been asked by his aunt to come to Birch Creek, Ohio to help his aunt go through her step mother’s things in her attic.  Since he loves his aunt he can’t say no, but being an auctioneer, he also hopes there are some interesting things to be found in all those boxes. 

As Ivy and Noah work together to make heads or tails out of the stuff in the boxes, they are disappointed to find box after box of doilies, until they find a box different from the rest.  It is filled with even more doilies and… letters from CJ written during the Korean War.  As they read the letters they find themselves reading about a couple falling in love, and wonder if Bunny is Cervella’s step mother or could it be someone else?

Although Noah and Ivy are determined to not fall under the spell of Aunt Cervella’s attempt at match-making, they find themselves having feelings for each other.  Noah knows nothing can come of it because he will not subject Ivy to a life-time of dealing with his secret illness and Ivy is just as determined to prove to him, she is worth loving.

This book will capture your heart from the first page.  You will find yourself wanting to comfort Ivy from the hurt of a broken heart and heal Noah’s illness.   As Noah and Ivy work together to clean the attic and unravel the mystery of the letters, they will find comfort in knowing God is in control.  Their journey will keep you turning the pages. 

Disclaimer:  I received this eBook from the publisher, Thomas Nelson, for free to read and review through the blogger review program at BookLook Bloggers. I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review, nor was I compensated for my review.  All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Love's Protection By T K Chapin


Love’s Protection
By T.K. Chapin

Jax Martinez, from WIN Bodyguard Agency, has been assigned to protect Chelsea, a youth group leader at the Church on the Lake.  She is going to Guadalajara, Mexico with the youth group on a mission trip.  This is something she has wanted all of her life.  Jax and Chelsea didn’t plan to become attracted to each other…it just happened.  When Chelsea was abducted by drug lords, Jax turned heaven and earth over to find her…but will he be too late?

Before you start reading this book, set aside two things…time, because you won’t want to put this book down once you start it and tissues…you are going to need them.

This is the third book in the Protected by Loved series and although I have read all of them, this is by far my favorite.  (Okay, I have said that about all of them, but this one is my favorite).  They just keep getting better.  This book was not what I expected, but it fed my need for intrigue, suspense and a little romance, but more importantly it filled my heart with God’s grace and His redeeming love.  I loved the end of the book.  Although this is a difficult subject, Mr. Chapin developed the storyline and characters well.  He captures your heart; mind and soul from the very first page and as the unfolding of events keep you captivated.


Disclaimer:  I purchased my book from Amazon.  I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review, nor was I compensated for my review.  All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.


Judah's Wife By: Angela Hunt


Judah's Wife
By: Angela Hunt
Publisher: Bethany House

Leah’s childhood was hard and as she grew up, she longed for peace and safety away from her father.  At fourteen Leah marries Judah whom she believes in spite of his size to be a gentle man and with him she will find the peace and safety she craves.

However, conquered by a cruel king who declared Jews could not follow the laws of Moses but had to follow Syrian law or risk death, brought no peace to Leah.

On their wedding day, Judah’s father took the family and fled Jerusalem to Modein and began war that would end his life.  Upon his deathbed, he commanded Judah to lead his people and continue the fight against the king and to save his people.

Once again Angela Hunt weaves together deep historical facts along with Biblical events to bring us the captivating story of Judah.  As Leah struggles with her husband’s decision to fight and questioning why God would destroy her peach, she finds her place in the family as a storyteller/keeper of history to tell Judah’s story.  As she grows in her storytelling, her faith also increases and she learns that along with love and peace it requires courage and sometimes great sacrifice.  This story will steal your heart from the first page and their journey will keep you captivated till the last word.

Disclaimer:  I received this Book from the publisher, Bethany House, for free to read and review through the blogger review program. I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review, nor was I compensated for my review.  All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.

Mission of a Lifetime by Priscilla J Krahn


Mission of a Lifetime
By: Priscilla J Krahn
Publisher: Ambassador International

Awakened in the middle of the night to the sound of pounding footsteps in the jungle of Columbia, William Rodriguez knew the news could not be good and he was right.  His parent’s plane had gone down in Carabayo Territory and no one came back from there alive.  William knew in his heart he had to try to find out if his family was still alive and so he began his incredible journey of a lifetime.

With William’s life and the lives of his family on the line, he finds God is the only one he can trust.  In this book, full trust in God is the focal point.  Even though that statement is true, in no way does it detract from the storyline, but enhances it.  Over and over William finds he must put God first over himself and his family in order to bring him closer to finding out if they are alive and to save his life.  He finds he must stay true to his convictions, no matter what situation he faces and he must deal with finding healing in the tragic loss of his brother. This incredible mission will remain in your heart long after you have read the last page.

Disclaimer:  I received this book from the publisher, Ambassador International, for free to read and review through the blogger review program. I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review, nor was I compensated for my review.  All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Holding the Fort By Regina Jennings

Holding the Fort
(The Fort Reno Series
Book #1)
By:  Regina Jennings
Publisher:  Bethany House

Louisa Bell (aka Lovely Lola), didn’t want to be a dance hall singer in the first place, but due to circumstances beyond her control, she either had to work at the Cat-Eye Saloon or starve.  Louisa wasn’t surprised when the owner of the saloon, Tim-Bob gave her the boot in favor of a younger girl, whom she felt had potential…potential to be his next lady-love.  It couldn’t have come at a worse time and to top it all off, her brother; Bradley was in trouble again with Major Adams at Fort Reno.  With no place to go, she packed her belongings and headed out to Indian Territory to help him.

Major Adams had two young daughters that his mother in law threatened to take away from him if he didn’t provide a new governess for them.  When Louisa arrived at the Fort, with some reading material in hand she was mistaken for the governess who never arrived.   Although her methods were somewhat unorthodox and she was often in over her head, Louisa was determined to keep her job and help her brother without letting Major Adams, know who she really was.

This was such a delightful book, that once I started it, I couldn’t put it down.  It is sure to bring a smile to your face.  It is an easy read and I love that it was interspersed with history along with a budding romance.  I have read several books by Regina Jennings and have enjoyed all of them, but this one is by far my favorite.  I cannot wait for the next in the series.


Disclaimer:  I received this Book from the publisher, Bethany House, for free to read and review through the blogger review program. I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review, nor was I compensated for my review.  All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.