Showing posts from October, 2017

Historical Fiction Book Review: My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah: Leanna's Choice

Publisher's Description "Journey now to Castle Gate, Utah of 1910 where... Forbidden Love Tries to Survive Old World Expectations Schoolteacher Leanna McKee plans on leaving the coal mining town of Castle Gate, Utah, and never looking back. Good riddance to coal dust, rugged men, and the fatal mine that took her husband’s life. Until the widow meets a widower who awakens her heart...and she finds herself inexplicably falling for miner Alex Pappas which stirs up a whole heap of trouble. Alex’s Greek parents have arranged a more traditional match for him.  When the schoolteacher’s association with the Greek family begins to anger the American miners, they threaten Alex and his family. Leanna has received an offer to teach elsewhere and feels she has no choice but to leave Castle Gate. . .though she will be leaving her heart behind." My Review My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah: Leanna’s Choice, by Angie Dicken, is truly an inspiring piece of

Inspirational Nonfiction Book Review: Deeper Waters

Publisher's Description "The Satisfaction You Seek Dwells in the Depths of God's Word   Do you come to God's Word with questions and doubts that arise from life's disappointments and hurts? Denise J. Hughes, author of the Word Writers Bible Study Series , has been there, yet she's found a peace that runs deeper than her circumstances. In Deeper Waters , she invites you to:     1. Learn to hear God's voice through the pages of His Word. 2. Discover a joy you never thought possible when reading the Bible. 3. Make connections in Scripture that transform your way of thinking and living.   You don't have to be a graduate student in seminary to be a serious student of the Bible. God's Word is for everyone. Dive in and experience the joy that awaits in deeper waters."   My Review, Reflection, and Recommendation Deeper Waters: Immersed in the Life-Changing Truth of God’s Word, by Denise J. Hughes, offers personal in

Contemporary Fiction Book Review: A Twist of Faith

Publisher's Description "Dr. Adelina Roseland has worked ten years in research as an accent reduction specialist to attain her dream job. But a secret wager to transform Appalachian cattle farmer Reese Mitchell into corporate material challenges Adelina in ways she never expected, threatening her new position. For one, Adelina didn't plan for the faith and friction of Reese, or the unexpected influence of his chaotic family. Now, drawn into a culture she'd tried to forget, Adelina finds the warmth of family, the hope of faith, and the joy of love melting away the deep wounds of her past. But when Reese discovers that he's a pawn in her climb up the academic ladder, will he forgive Adelina's deceit or will their miscommunication end in two broken lives" My Review A Twist of Faith, by Pepper Basham, is the first book in the Mitchell’s Crossroads Series. This entertaining novel is an extremely clever retelling of “Pygmalion” or “My Fa