The Reluctant Warrior | Book Review

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One of my favourite things about book reviewing for Bethany House is finding new favourite authors.

That’s what happened when I read The Reluctant Warrior by Mary Connealy.

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Union army officer Cameron Scott is used to being obeyed, but nothing about this journey to Lake Tahoe has gone as expected. He’s come to fetch his daughter and nephew, and seek revenge on the people who killed his brother. Instead he finds himself trapped by a blizzard with two children who are terrified of him and stubborn but beautiful Gwen Harkness, who he worries may be trying to keep the children.

When danger descends on the cabin where they’re huddled, Cam is hurt trying to protect everyone and now finds Gwen caring for him too. He soon realizes why the kids love her so much and wonders if it might be best for him to move on without them. When she sees his broken heart, Gwen decides to help him win back their affection–and in the process he might just win her heart as well.

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A Most Noble Heir, A Book Review

a_most_noble_heir_book_reviewI took January off from book reviewing, but when February rolled around and I received an email from Bethany House Publishers with the options for reviewing I decided to jump on board again.

A Most Noble Heir, by Susan Anne Mason.  Set to release June 6th of this year.

In terms of story line, plot, and how it’s written I was really impressed.  I loved how it was inspired by the author’s (Susan) own ancestors that were servants like Nolan and Hannah were.  And of course I love reading a good historical book about rags to riches, and I am definitely a sucker for hierarchy, diplomats and aristocrats.

I loved how Nolan and Hannah kept their relationship pure before marriage, his respect for Continue reading “A Most Noble Heir, A Book Review”

A Song Unheard, a book review

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Book Review: A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White (Shadows Over England, Book #2)

This book was gripping from the start.

In terms of historical fiction it did not disappoint. In terms of comedy it did not disappoint… not to mention mystery, drama, and of course a love story.

Alright, you caught me. I loved this book. Amongst my favourites.

Willa’s parents abandoned her by age six, and soon after she became a part of a “family” of sorts. A group that chose to be family, a group of orphaned children, that stole as a means of survival. Except they were really good. “London’s best pickpockets”.

Willa was hired to steal a coding machine from Lukas de Wilde, a famous violinist, but unbeknownst to anybody, this machine was not a thing but Continue reading “A Song Unheard, a book review”

PROBING, a book review

For the past week or so I’ve been reading Probing the third book in the Harbingers series co-written by Frank Peretti,‎ Bill Myers,‎ Angela Hunt,‎ Alton Gansky talk about a power team of writers.

And now, while I should be prepping for Christmas, I will review this book for you… before I miss my deadline!

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Before I get into to my review about Probing, I must say that it was a bit misleading for me that this series was called “Harbingers”.  I completely got this series confused with the book called Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn.  I have been meaning to read Cahn’s book for years, and when I saw that I was going to be receiving a free copy of “Probing” from the Harbingers series from Bethany House I was so excited.  I should have noticed the difference in authors names, but instead I thought maybe they took over the series?  If I had read Cahn’s Harbinger piece I would have known right away – of course – the difference, instead I read this entire book thinking it was a sequel to Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn.  It isn’t.  Don’t make my mistake.

But, this was a very interesting read, especially if you like science fiction.  Normally, I’m not a big science fiction kinda girl (not movies, not books), but I made an exception for this novel, made up of four novelettes.  My favourite story was Leviathan by Bill Myers, from the perspective of “Brenda”, one of five of the Harbingers team.  I’m not big on Hunger Games, but Continue reading “PROBING, a book review”

Fiction Readers, Check This Out!

This is one of those moments when I probably should be getting some shut eye while the two year old with the leaky nose is napping, BUT I just have to take a moment to post this.

I know I have been neglecting my blog, but trust me it is not without good cause.  And I have some good stuff coming up.

I won’t go into all the details, but between my eldest starting school (how did that actually make us busier?), my hubbie’s crazy travel for work schedule, our commitments at our amazing church, and then me having lasik eye surgery between his trips (yay!  I’ll write about that later), things have been a little nuts and to be honest, I have chosen sleep over writing.  Sometimes I write in my mind while I’m drifting off to la la land, but somehow that doesn’t transfer to the blog so easily.  Is there an app for that?  I wish…  All this plus, I got a little hooked on a fun book series I am reading by Lauraine Snelling (Dakotah Treasures).  Which brings me to this….

I’ve been keeping a secret until now.  I have become a book reviewer for Bethany House!  Yes, that’s right, they send me books, I read the books, and I tell YOU about the books.  A-mazing!

And I just received my first book to review!  It’s called Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano.

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I’ll have that posted in a few weeks.  So!  If you’re a Christian fiction fanatic like me (especially historical fiction), then stay tuned!

In the meantime, I am going for a catnap before making pizza dough to rise, followed by picking up J from school.  I have a devotional coming soon too, it’s in my head begging to be transferred here.  I can’t wait to share it with you!

Through Laney’s Eyes

Through Laney’s Eyes
From notwithoutmymorningcoffee.com

Thursday morning, her eyes shown with love that only a little girl could have for her daddy from where Laney watched from the window.

Daddy’s home, Mommy, and it’s not even lunchtime!” Lane shouted.  Three years old and full of life, always smiling, always dancing, Laney loved her Daddy and waited daily for this moment.

Usually she would run at him before he even had a chance to shut the door.

But today even her three year old self could tell something wasn’t right.  Daddy’s gaze was down, not looking at her and smiling that special smile. Continue reading “Through Laney’s Eyes”

A Glimpse – Short Story Part 1

 

A Glimpse
A Short Story
From notwithoutmymorningcoffee.com


Heaven

There He sat, the Father, on His throne.  Always on His throne.  The throneAnd yet, He was and is and will always be everywhere, omnipresent God.  The Father looked over the entire world, the world He created, and all within it.

Hearts broken.  Children starving.  Sin rampant.  People once following Him, now turned away from Him.  His heart quenched in pain,  Continue reading “A Glimpse – Short Story Part 1”