The Key to Everything Review

In The Key to Everything, Valerie Fraser Luesse transports us back in time to what we tend to think of as a simpler time. A time after WWII when we didn’t have all of the current distractions and technologies. But, just because we didn’t have any of that then, we still had very real people with very real problems. Luesse hits on a few of those topics in this book in a very artful way and tells a story that has the ability to speak to a lot of hearts. With great character building and a believable storyline, this book is definitely recommended!

The Way Home Review

If you are looking for a way to dig deep into God’s Word, this is a wonderful study to do so with! I had the privilege of being on Tessa Afshar’s launch team for this amazing book, and I am so thankful to be able to go through this study.

Tessa Afshar doesn’t just cover the book of Ruth in this study. She digs deep! While the book is set to revolve around Ruth, we are sent through the Bible to see ways that God has woven truths and meanings throughout. This book is very well thought out, planned, and researched.

If you stay on the calendar plan, you have 4 days of in depth study, then 1 review of the week. This also allows you to have one day to do the review with the dvd (sold separately), and also have a day of rest/church. I love the set up. It is not overwhelming. I am a busy homeschooling mom of 5 boys from 6-15, so I tend to not have a lot of extra time. On the days they woke up early or I overslept, I just went through a half day study and jumped right back into it the next da…

Flying in Love Review

Flying in Love was my first book by Chalon Linton, and let’s just say I was impressed! My typical favorite genres in Christian Fiction are Amish, Historical, and Biblical, but I venture out into contemporary, suspense, etc sometimes. This is a contemporary romance that deals with a lot of personal issues. Linton takes charge of those issues and handles them in a tactful, delightful way. Flying in Love is a great contemporary, military related read and perfect for this Fourth of July weekend!

Stories That Bind Us Review

I have not read Susie Finkbeiner’s other novel, All Manner of Things, but I have been finding a lot of new to me authors that I love lately, so I decided to give Stories That Bind Us a try. I also tend to gravitate towards books with people on the covers, but I have been finding some non-human cover books lately that I absolutely love! This one is no exception!! I am glad I decided to give it a go.
Not many books can do to me like the Disney movie Up does - makes me cry within the first few minutes/pages. Stories That Bind Us had me sobbing in the first part. While sobbing sounds bad, it also means that the story was very well written and relatable in a way that makes you feel connected to the characters. While I cannot personally relate to the situations Betty Sweet goes through (thankfully), but Finkbeiner hits a home run in guiding us through the character’s emotions and feelings.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. All opinions are my own, and I was not required to …

Standoff Review

In Standoff, Patricia Bradley takes us to a place of intense suspense. I love stories that have real life settings and take on the theme of a type of place like it sounds like Bradley’s Natchez Trace Park Rangers Series is destined to do! Character development is on par and the storyline moves great. Romance is sprinkled throughout (it IS a romantic suspense), but it is not the only focus. Dialog runs well and the reader has all of their questions answered as the story progresses.

Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish Review

Can I just say before I get started: this is like a Hallmark movie in a book!! Absolutely fantastic!
In Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish, we are introduced to Hadley and Max who are both chefs, but are polar opposites on their shows and at first in reality. Bethany Turner does a fabulous job of captivating our attention from the start.
Character development is great and progresses just fine throughout the novel.
My favorite part? The first kiss!! It caught me completely off guard and made me fall in love with the characters even more.
Hallmark needs to make this into a movie!!!

The Story Peddler Review

Lindsay A Franklin has done a fantastic job of weaving a story of her own in this fantastic book, The Story Peddler. I had not previously read any books written by Franklin, but I was not disappointed in this one! From the opening chapter, Franklin does a wonderful job of dropping you right into the story world; however, she does not lack on details. The world is built well, and while you are dropped right in, she also explains through circumstances along the way. The characters and their dynamics mesh well together throughout the entire story and I do not feel as if any relationships or dynamics are forced upon the reader.  The conflicts and situations in the story are set up well, flow smoothly, and resolve seamlessly. Overall, I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the rest of this series as well as  future stories of Lindsay Franklin! Selling stories is a deadly business
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