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An Uncommon Woman Review

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In An Uncommon Woman, Laura Frantz delights us with a tale that transports is back to the late 18th century. Laura Frantz uses colorful imagery to draw us in to the world of Tessa Swan and Clay Tygart. Through descriptive scenarios and scene building, Frantz encourages us to picture the story and has us gripping the edges of our seats as the scenes unfold.
This was my first book read by Laura Frantz, and it definitely won’t be my last!

The Way of the Brave Review

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This was a first for me by Susan May Warren, and I am definitely a fan! The Way of the Brave emphasizes the need for faith, trust, honesty, and effort in all relationships and life in general. It blends the necessity for faith, trust, honesty, and effort in our relationship with our Heavenly Father as well as each other.
This book is a literal cliffhanger and is extremely suspenseful. Highly recommended if you enjoy clean suspense.

Collateral Damage Review

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Collateral Damage by Lynette season was riveting and kept me on the edge of my seat. It felt like i was in the middle of the action. The author kept me guessing as to the twist interns and trying to identify the sources of Threat. Romance is woven throughout the book, but it is not the primary focus.

Most of the action takes place inside of the US, but it ties back into military action as previously taken place in another country. It shows perspective in that regard from both military personnel that are serving and civilian servants.

If you are one that can’t put down a good mystery, this is a book I would recommend.

Still Review

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In Still, Jenny L Donnelly touches on an issue that is a major deal for most women. The ability to find that calm spot and rest in the chaos of our lives and schedules. The writing style is done in a conversation manner, like she is there talking to me personally, and I love that for books like this. The wording, chapters, and entire book flow smoothly. Donnelly has seen a problem for many of us, prayerfully considered a solution, executed the solution, then found a way to help others work through this solution through the ideas and tips given in this book.
I received this book through the publisher for free, but was not required to give a review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Indebted Review and Giveaway

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Princess Wren is not what you would expect from a princess. She is lonely and through the  years makes a friend who teaches her skills that lead to her independence. Princess Wren finds herself in some impossibly hard circumstances that leave you on the edge of your seat to see what the outcome is. Throughout the story, the gospel message is weaved in seamlessly. While reading the book, I was reminded of Pilgrim’s Progress several times. I would highly recommend reading the book.
About the BookBook:  Indebted Author: Charmayne Hafen Genre: Young Adult, Adventure, Mythology Release Date: August 25, 2019 When the abandoned princess discovers a friend, some muscle, and a passion for swords, she also acquires the crucible by which she uncovers the mysterious key to unlock her grief and win true freedom. Or will her strength confound her future in the kingdom to which she rides?
At the mythical edge of the Berkshire Forests, Wren finds herself rattling around in an austere castle, abandoned by t…

Raising the Challenging Child Review

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In Raising the Challenging Child, Karen Doyle Buckwalter, Debbie Reed, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine hit on many topics that parents face. Each chapter is formatted in a similar style to give the reader a pattern that is easy to follow. Each chapter gives very realistic examples of things that may happen with our children, and then follows up with a solution to guide your children and keep (and gain) your own cool. The authors have thoroughly researched the topics covered and it shows in the ways they guide us to resolve situations.
I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher. I was not required to write a review and all opinions are my own.

The Thief of Lanwyn Manor Review

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This was my first book written by Sarah Ladd, and I am hooked! Ladd does wonderful character and world building and her writing style is quick to wrap you up in it. I loved Mandie books when I was younger and this one is right up my alley as far as the mystery and intrigue goes. 
About the BookBook: The Thief of Lanwyn Manor Author: Sarah E. Ladd Genre: Regency Romance Release Date: January 7, 2020 In this sweet Regency romance, Julia knows Matthew Blake, copper mine owner and very eligible bachelor, is the gentleman she should set her eyes upon. But why can’t she steal her gaze away from his younger brother, Isaac? Cornwall, England 1818—Julia Twethewey needs a diversion to mend her broken heart, so when her cousin invites her to Lanwyn Manor, Julia eagerly accepts. Lanwyn Manor is at the heart of Cornwall’s mining industry, and as a guest Julia is swept into its intricate world. It’s not long, though, before she realizes something dark lurks in the home’s ancient halls. As a respected mi…

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,…