The Heart’s Appeal: review and Starbucks GIVEAWAY

The Heart’s Appeal by Jennifer Delamere is the second in the “London Beginnings” series and while I loved The Captain’s Daughter (read more here) this book is even better. Some of my favorite things about this new installment are the same as the factors that made me love the first. Delamere entwines the history and fiction so beautifully, […]

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Choosing Donald Trump: a book review

While I do not typically read political nonfiction, I am glad that this was the second in my adventure to do so. Read more about what I thought about “The Gatekeeper’s here.” I will begin by saying that I selected Choosing Donald Trump  by Stephen Mansfield knowing that Mansfield and I would not agree politically. I […]

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Keturah: a book review

Lisa Bergren wrote a thoughtfully researched and completely engaging story set in the West Indies. Despite a crazy busy, beautifully full life I just kept returning to Keturah becoming completely engrossed in the story and invested in the lives of the the three Banning sisters. Keturah, Verity, and Selah are just different enough, have just enough conflict between […]

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His Risk: Amish Fiction Review & Giveaway

The fourth book in The Amish of Hart County series His Risk is no exception to the delightfully, thrilling series. This installment does not disappoint and what I love most is that Gray writes about the beautiful Amish culture and community in a modern day setting. I have a love for Amish fiction and even the […]

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Phoebe’s Light: Quaker Fiction Review & a recipe

Suzanne Fisher Woods is a master of story, paying considerable attention to historical accuracy and details. The tandem storylines in this book draw you in and keep you on the edge of your seat as you see how they intertwine and connect. What a precious and interesting gift Phoebe receives when she turns 18 and […]

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Their Daring Hearts: book review and giveaway

Their Daring Hearts by Sharlene MacLaren was such a perfect book for me to read. I have a real interest in the Amish Faith and lifestyle, I have since teenagehood, and the Quaker elements to the story are just as interesting if not more so since I know less about the group. It’s also such a […]

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New Year with New Bibles: a review

Last year I wanted to dive into the Bible more and grow my love for reading the edifying and life changing Words held in it. This year I want to go deeper. I am developing a plan this month for what that will look like and one thing I know for sure is that I’m […]

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Hope Travels Through: a review and Amazon giveaway

Hope Travels Through is a debut Contemorary Christian Fiction novel written by Loni Kemper Moore. Moore was told by her mother, “Everyone has a Great American Novel in her. You just need to take time to write it.” That is exactly what she did. Surrounding a great American, basketball tragedy, Moore chronicles a story of life […]

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Christmas: Books and Developing Literacy

One of the best things you can do for your kids to develop literacy is for them to be exposed to books. On your shelves, around your home, in their hands… Even books that are too advanced for them will benefit them just from the exposure. It’s one reason why we have a lot of […]

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She Reads Truth Bible: review

Oh my goodness, the She Reads Truth Bible (CSB version) is absolutely incredible! I got giddy when I saw that it was available for me to review. I had even sought out a copy of this beautiful resource when it first came out and had been unable to get a hold of one for review. Now […]

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