Making Room: why so many book reviews?

If you know me at all you know I love books! I’m never with out one, or more like a bag full of books. Reviewing books is one of my favorite perks of having this blog and that will continue to be part of what I do here. BUT you may have noticed an influx […]

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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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This is Love: Devotional Review and Resources

 Unconditional love is a gift like no other. To experience it is to be empowered. To give it is to be blessed and to bless. I recognize, now more than ever, that I don’t understand the power of unconditional love in the least, and I recognize that to give it is impossible and to receive […]

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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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Believe in Your Beautiful

I love food, gathering people around the table, asking questions and stimulating conversation. I love challenging and open-minded discussions that grow me, make me ask why, who, and how. I find I am overwhelmed with a heart for women and helping them feel competent, strong, able, and empowered. I have a love of learning and […]

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