Friday, May 28, 2021

First Line Friday: Bridge of Gold

This is my second post for First Line Fridays and I am excited to be participating again! First Line Friday is hosted by Hoarding Books

 I am sharing from Bridge of Gold by Kimberley Woodhouse. Bridge of Gold is part of the Doors to the Past series. Each book is intended to be read as stand alone novels. Each book in the Doors to the Past series will feature a dual-time period romantic suspense story set against a historic American landmark.

Bridge of Gold (Doors to the Past)

The Paris Betrayal

The Paris Betrayal

Title: The Paris Betrayal

Author: James R. Hannibal

Publisher: Revell

Genre: Suspense, Christian Fiction, Thriller 

My Review:

This book would be considered outside my comfort zone and a new-to-me author. While I love mystery and suspense novels, this one is more about spies and biochemical warfare. While it was not quite what I expected I found it to be an enjoyable, quick read. I would recommend reading the author's note at the end of the book before actually reading the book. I wish I had as the story would make even more sense that way, and you get a greater appreciation for the story.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Daddy Loves You

 Title: Daddy Loves You

Author: Kyle Wilson

Publisher: Kyle Wilson

Genre: Children's Fiction

My Review:

The title of Daddy Loves You is what drew me to this book. I had just reviewed another book that featured a father/son combo. Whereas that book discussed the adventures that the father and son went on, Daddy Loves You is about the fathers that cannot be there for their children for some reason. It is rare to see books featuring fathers, but two back-to-back encourages me that people are starting to give Dads back the respect that is due them.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

The Preacher's Daughter

 Title: The Preacher's Daughter

Series: The Infamous Amish #2

Author: Patricia Johns

Publisher: Kensington Books

Genre: Amish/Christian Romance/Christian Fiction

My Review:

This is the second book in The Infamous Amish and I would highly recommend reading the first book, The Preacher's Son, before beginning this one. While this could be read as a standalone novel, it would be best to understand the backstory of the characters by reading the first novel.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Favorite Book Quotes

 Do you have a favorite book quote? I know most people have favorite author's or favorite genres, but for those of us who LOVE all things books...we also have favorite quotes. So, do you have a favorite book quote? I do. As a matter of fact, the one that I love the most I have a sticker of it...and it is on my computer!! This is the true story of all avid readers 😀

Friday, May 21, 2021

First Line Friday: The Preacher's Daughter

 This is my first post for First Line Fridays and I am excited to be participating! First Line Friday is hosted by Hoarding Books.

Today for First Line Friday, I am sharing from The Preacher's Daughter, the second book in the Infamous Amish Series by Patricia Johns.

Now Unto Him

 Title: Now Unto Him

Author: Melissa Huggins

Publisher: Heather James Miller

Genre: Self-help/Nonfiction

My Review:

Has God ever bestowed upon you a gift that you were afraid to use? That is exactly what happened to Melissa Huggins and her story is the catalyst to her debut book, Now Unto Him.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Never Miss

Never Miss

Title: Never Miss

Author: Melissa Koslin

Publisher: Revell

Genre: Christian Fiction/Suspense

My Review:

"Sarah Jeane Rogers," she muttered. "Elizabeth Jeane Jones." Which ID to use this time? 

The first line of Never Miss by Melissa Koslin entices the reader into a web of mystery and intrigue. From a complex plotline to the fast-paced race to prevent a lethal virus, this book is full of non-stop action and suspense, making it hard to put down.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Maya the Engineer

 Title: Maya the Engineer

Author: Amanda Green

Publisher: Yes She Can LLC

Genre: Children's fiction

My Review:

What do you think of when you hear Engineer? If you are like me, you likely think of a man who operates a locomotive. However, in Maya the Engineer young readers will explore several remarkable jobs that fall under the category of an engineer.  

Monday, May 17, 2021

Forbidden Gift

Title: Forbidden Gift 

Series: Willow Brook: Secrets of the Pen #1

Author: Debra Torres

Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.

Genre: Amish/Christian Fiction/Suspense

Source: Author provided

My Review

"The hairs on the back of my neck stood up when I heard the noise again. The sound seemed almost human."

Thursday, May 13, 2021

An Amish Surprise

An Amish Surprise (Berlin Bookmobile #2)Title: An Amish Surprise

Series: Berlin Bookmobile #2

Author: Shelley Shepard Gray

Publisher: Gallery Books

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Amish/Romance

My Review:

The bookmobile is back!!! I loved the first book in the series and couldn't wait to read this one.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Courageous Simplicity

Courageous Simplicity: Living in the Simple Abundance of Jesus Title: Courageous Simplicity: Abide in the Simple Abundance of Jesus

Author: (in)courage Ginger Kolbaba

Publisher: Revell

Genre: Bible Study/Devotional 

My Review:

"The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are." -Mother Teresa

This is my second Bible Study by the (in)courage team and it will not be my last. (You can click here to see the review of the

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Hooked on You

Hooked on You (Maple Falls #1) Title: Hooked on You

Series: Maple Falls #1

Author: Kathleen Fuller

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Genre: Contemporary fiction/Christian Fiction/Romance


When her grandmother injures herself sliding into third base, Riley McAllister must return to her small hometown to help run the family yarn store in this sweet, lighthearted romantic comedy.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Bambolina Adventures

Bambolina Adventures: Little Doll Adventures

 Title: Bambolina Advenutures

Author: Maria St. Clair


Genre: Children's Fiction


A must-read magical and adventurous picture book. Based on true character and events. Perfect for young readers age 3-5.
Bambolina is a happy little girl who likes to go on adventures every day and with the help of her little fairies everywhere she goes everything comes to life. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Potty-Training Day Title: Potty-Training Day

Author: Akilah Trinay and Ziana T. Washington 

Publisher: Revision Publishing LLC

Genre: Children's Fiction


Together ZiZi and Mommy explore the joys, challenges and frustrations when transitioning from being a baby into becoming a Big Girl. 

Monday, May 3, 2021

At Lighthouse Point

At Lighthouse Point (Three Sisters Island, #3)

Title: At Lighthouse Point

Series: Three Sisters Island #3

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Romance

Publisher: Revell


Blaine Grayson returns to Three Sisters Island with a grand plan--to take Camp Kicking Moose to the next level. Her dream starts to unravel when she discovers Moose Manor's kitchen has been badly remodeled by her sister, Cam, who doesn't know how to cook. Added to that blow is the cold shoulder given by her best friend, Artie Lotosky, now a doctor to the unbridged Maine islands.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

The Widow's Oil

The Widow's Oil

Title: The Widow's Oil: Discovering God's Purpose in the Midst of Grief

Author: Nickcole Byrd

Publisher: Byrd Media LLC

Genre: Self-Help 


Simultaneously, I had experienced two untimely deaths. The death of my husband, and the death of a season in my life. After 24 years of marriage, God decided that this chapter was done. It was over. And there was nothing I could do to change it.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

The Boy Who Illustrated Happiness

The Boy Who Illustrated Happiness

Title: The Boy Who Illustrated Happiness

Author: Victor Santos

Genre: Children's fiction


Ben loves to draw. Drawing makes him happy, and he uses his drawing talent to also make others around him happy. One day, he has an idea: what if he started a Happiness Club? To become a member of the club, all a child has to do is use their own unique talents to make another member of the club happy. In this uplifting, diverse, and beautifully illustrated book, children will learn how the exponential power of love, respect, and friendship can be harnessed to make the world a happier place for all. 

My Review:

The cover of The Boy Who Illustrated Happiness is what first drew me to this book. It shows imagination and creativity and I wondered exactly what “illustrated happiness” meant. The Boy Who Illustrated Happiness is written by Victor D. O. Santos and is illustrated by Eszter Miklós. Victor has written several children’s books, all with the same goal, “to inspire young children to be respectful of differences and always strive to be a good person.”

Continue reading review on Reedsy Discovery here:

The Legacy of Job's Wife

The Legacy of Job's Wife: A Story of Love and Forgiveness

Title: The Legacy of Job's Wife

Author: Cynthia Koelker

Publisher: MD Books USA

Genre: Historical Fiction/Christian Fiction


Meet the wife of Job, whom many a preacher has criticized for her words of despair, dismissing her as a mere footnote in their terrible tale of destruction.

But there has to be more to her story, as anyone who has endured grief or depression would know.