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Babel Review and Giveaway!

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One of the things I am trying to do more of is read more new to me authors. Babel is written by Brennan S McPherson, and this is the first book I have read by him. I was kinda iffy about reading it because, honestly, most of my books I enjoy have women on the cover 🙈. However, Once I got started, there was no turning back! McPherson has thoroughly researched and come up with a very possible scenario of the Tower of Babel. This book is fiction as we have no way of knowing everything that happened outside of what the Bible tells us, but I enjoy Biblical Fiction because it helps us to read between the lines and have a better understanding of how life may have happened then. Did it happen exactly the way he wrote? More likely than not, no. But, he also doesn’t claim that it did. I know Biblical Fiction has been an area of concern for some lately, but as long as the author makes it clear that it is fiction, I see no problem with it. It helps me grow and dig deeper into my own Bible. And,…

Her Secret Alaskan Family

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This was my first official read of 2020. In Her Secret Alaskan Family, Belle Calhoune takes us on a journey that I believe is worthy enough for Hallmark to take a script from! Belle Calhoune times the storyline wonderfully, has a great character development, and gives us a wonderful, heartwarming, suspenseful romance that comes at just the right time. While tackling some hard issues of life such as being a single parent, kidnapping, and choices, the author weaves a tale that is sure to inspire you if you are a fan of Hallmark movies! I received this book free from the author as a prize, and was not required to give a review. All opinions expressed are my own.

The Call of the Wild + Free Review

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I am always looking for books to help inspire me and be a help in our homeschool, so when I heard so many wonderful things about The Call of the Wild + Free, I decided to give it a try. I listened to the audiobook on a 1,000 mile drive, and became very impressed with Ainsley Arment’s philosophies concerning homeschool. We need to get back to the basics and listen to the call of the wild and free! Our children are not meant to sit in their boxes and be tested all day. They’ll never be able to reach their full potential that way. While I listened to the audiobook, I believe this is a book I will be getting the in print version of so I can mark it up and use it as an easier reference for encouragement.

She Laughs Review

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Carolanne Miljavac has blown me away *again* with another fabulous book! I read an advanced copy back in November, but with the craziness of moving, I am just now able to get back to posting. Carolanne has a way of writing that strikes the heart (in a good way!). As I read through the book, I truly felt as if God was going to use this book in ways we cannot even imagine. I needed it at this point in my life when we’ve been faced with uncertainty about our future, and I’m sure if you don’t need it today, you will at some point in the future! As a side note - another way I know God is in it? We are going through a major move (1,000 miles) to do a church plant. It has been scary to say the least! When I walked into the bathroom at the new church, what did the previous occupants have on the wall? Proverbs 31:25! So, here I am taking pictures of bathroom walls. 😁 Thank you, Carolanne, for writing this book!

Amish Haven Review

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In Amish Haven, Dana Lynn weaves a delightfully suspenseful tale! This was a new to me author and I am glad I was able to read this story. The author writes in a way that makes you not want to put the book down. We were on a road trip while I was reading it, and I was in suspense wondering what was going to happen next as I drove down the road.   This is a book I definitely recommend if you are interested in suspense, rebuilding families, amish based tales, or just good Christian fiction!

In the Cradle Lies Review

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I had to travel through Atlanta quite a bit at the end of last year and audiobooks help calm my nerves when there’s major traffic, so I decided to try a new to me author and I’m glad I did! After listening to the first in her Tree of Life series, I wanted to give the second book, In the Cradle Lies a shot. Olivia Newport took me on a journey in split time fashion and seamlessly tied together the two story lines. Character development was great as we got to know the main characters. I enjoyed this one even though it deals with a tough topic. Suspenseful to the end, this book is a definite winner!

The Inn at Hidden Run Review

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This was an “out of the norm” book for me to read. I usually read a book with a little romance in it (if not the focal point), but this one lacked any romance. That can be a great plus for some people, and even with the lack of romance, I found this book to be intriguing and captivating.
The father-daughter duo has a great dynamic throughout the story and I can’t wait to read the next book involving them, In the Cradle Lies. Throw in the old babysitter and you have a trio of wonderfully developed characters.
I am a huge fan of split time fiction and Olivia Newport’s book does not disappoint in that aspect either. The linkage of the timelines is done flawlessly.
I received this book free from the publisher on netgalley. I mostly listened to the audiobook on scribd and the narration is wonderful. I was not required to give a review, and all opinions stated are my own.