Friday, December 30, 2011

Review: Love Lifted Me

Love lifted me is the third book in A songbird Novel series written by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck. I had the great pleasure of getting to read the second book in this series " softly and tenderly". I enjoyed it very much and am pleased to say I did this one as well. This book picks up right after the other book with Max freshly out of rehab and returning home to his wife Jade and son Asa. Although they were falling apart in the last book over Max's deception from a bachelor party affair with his ex and then hiding his son from Jade. I very much enjoyed getting to see them piecing things back together in this part of the story. Max evolved a lot from the last time we heard of him and the ranch really did amazing things with his new found faith in God. This new found faith proves very useful in the new trials they face in Texas. I loved the surprise event that transformed the whole situation for Jade and Max but you will have to read it to find out what that is. Beautiful story of love, faith, forgiveness and moving on.

***Disclosure a free copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for my honest review through Thomas Nelson Booksneeze reviewers program.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Review : Departures

My review:

Departures was very hard for me to get into. It is made up of two different stories by these authors both obviously directed toward preteens. I often enjoy books meant for younger audiences but this was not one of them. Even though the characters were all high school age I believe the writing and storylines are more befitting a 10 or 11 year old.I had a hard time trying to like the characters and often found most of them quite annoying. The stories also left much to be desired plot wise as well. I felt like there was not really a story being told. I feel so horrible because this is the first bad review I have ever had to publish but I feel I should be honest. I do think that this book could be good if targeted to the appropriate age group though.

**Disclosure a free copy of this book was provided to me by Waterbrookmultnomah blogging for books program in exchange for my honest review.**

Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Encounter by Stephen Arterburn

My review:

From bestselling author and counselor Stephen Arterburn this is the tale of Jonathon Rush, now nicknamed Gold Rush, who is a wealthy and famous businessman. He cannot let go of his hurt and anger from feelings of abandonment from his past that he has felt since childhood. When he was four years old his mother gave him up and left him at a children's home. Now with violence and anger issues that have resulted in three divorces, Jonathon's pastor feels that Jonathon needs to find his birth mother and confront what happened so he can move on and let go of his issues. So he journeys to Fairbanks , Alaska to do just that. While there he follows some leads to a woman who calls herself Mercy ,who says she knows some things about his mother but seems reluctant to let him in on what she knows. Somehow he must find out what Mercy is hiding and learn to accept what happened,forgive his mother and himself. The Encounter is a heartfelt story of one man's journey down a path of pain and anger to the road of acceptance,forgiveness, and healing. This story teaches a lot about the bitterness and darkness of grudges and holding onto the past and even more about the joys and freedom the light of a forgiveness can have on a heart and soul.

 ***Disclosure a free copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for my honest review through Thomas Nelson Booksneeze reviewers program.**