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Historical Fiction Book Review: On Wings of Devotion

About the Book Title: On Wings of Devotion Series: The Codebreakers (Book 2) Author: Roseanna M. White Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Release Date: January 7, 2020 Click here to purchase a copy of this novel for yourself. Publisher's Description "All of England thinks Phillip Camden a monster--a man who deliberately caused the deaths of his squadron. But as nurse Arabelle Denler watches the so-dubbed "Black Heart" every day, she sees something far different: a hurting man desperate for mercy. And when their paths twist together and he declares himself her new protector, she realizes she has her own role to play in his healing. Phillip Camden would have preferred to die that day with his squadron rather than be recruited to the Admiralty's codebreaking division. The threats he receives daily are no great surprise and, in his opinion, well deserved. What comes as a shock is the reborn desire to truly live that Arabelle inspires in

Historical Fiction Book Review: Wings Like a Dove

About the Book Title: Wings Like a Dove Author: Camille Eide Publisher: Ashberry Lane Release Date: December 1, 2019 Click here to purchase a copy of this novel for yourself. Publisher's Description "Can the invisible walls that separate people ever come down? In 1933, Anna Leibowicz is convinced that the American dream that brought her Jewish family here from Poland is nothing but an illusion. Her father has vanished. Her dreams of college can't make it past the sweat-shop door. And when she discovers to her shame and horror that she's with child, her mother gives her little choice but to leave. Deciding her best course of action is to try to find her father, she strikes out...hoping against hope to somehow redeem them both. When Anna stumbles upon a house full of orphan boys in rural Indiana who are in desperate need of a tutor and a cook, she agrees to postpone her journey. But she knows from the moment she meets their contemplative, de

Contemporary Romance Book Review: A Match for Emma

About the Book Title: A Match for Emma Author: Pepper Basham Series: Mitchell’s Crossroads (Book 3) Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: Independently published Release Date: November 2, 2019 Click here to purchase a copy of this novel for yourself. Publisher's Description "Emma Mitchell may enjoy sprinkling romance into the lives of others, but her own plans involve a single first-class ticket to culinary school in Europe. When her best friend, Jon Noble, suddenly moves back to Ransom, Emma’s fairly certain her life can’t get any better…until her matchmaking schemes nosedive, her culinary future falls flat, and a life-long friendship begins to teeter on the brink of something unexpected. With a little inspiration from Jane Austen’s classic and a touch of Blue Ridge charm, will Jon and Emma discover that what they need the most may be the last thing they’re trying to find?" My Review A Match for Emma , by Pepper Basham, is t

Nonfiction Book Review: Obedience over Hustle:The Surrender of the Striving Heart

About the Book Title: Obedience over Hustle: The Surrender of the Striving Heart Author: Malinda Fuller Genre: Religion/Christian Life/Woman’s Issues Publisher: Shiloh Run Press Release Date: September 1, 2019 Click her to purchase a copy of this book for yourself. Publisher's Description “The world promises recognition and promotion if we "hustle harder," but at what cost? Join the counter-cultural movement of choosing surrender over striving. Throughout scripture, we encounter individuals who had to face the hard reality that their dreams and time lines weren't God's best plan. By exploring these biblical narratives alongside her own personal stories of radical obedience, author Malinda Fuller encourages readers to respond to the questions God asks each of us: "Will you trust Me? . . . Will you do what I'm asking you to do?” Fuller's challenge to all of us is to yield to God's voice — no matter where He le

Historical Fiction Book Review: Misleading Miss Verity

About the Book Title: Misleading Miss Verity Series: Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley (Book 3) Author: Carolyn Miller Publisher: Kregel Publications Release Date: November 26, 2019 Click here to purchase a copy of this novel for yourself. Publisher's Description " Verity Hatherleigh has a mind of her own--but her impulsive actions do not impress her viscount papa. When she gets into one scrape too many, he sends her off to the wilds of Scotland to rethink her headstrong ways. Anthony Jardine relished his role as curate, but his new duties as laird of Dungally aren't always to his liking. Though he thought his new inheritance would be a blessing, somehow he's finding nothing but trouble on these estates. And the intelligent, compassionate, feisty lass who was sent to rusticate in his territory is one of the biggest problems. He's falling in love with her, but she doesn't share the faith that's his foundation--not to mention h

Nonfiction Journal Review: When God Says Wait: A Devotional Thought Journal

About the Book Title: When God Says Wait: A Devotional Thought Journal Author: Elizabeth Laing Thompson Genre: Christian Inspirational/Woman’s Issues Publisher: Shiloh Run Press Release Date: October 1, 2019 Click here to purchase a copy of this journal for yourself. Publisher's Description “A job, a true love, a baby, a cure. . . We’re all waiting for something from God. And the place between His answers can feel like a wasteland where dreams—and faith—go to die. When we’re waiting, we wonder,  “Why?”, “Why me?”, and “How long?” But the truth? . . . When God says, “Wait,” He doesn’t tell us for how long. When God says, “Wait,” we face one of life’s greatest tests. When God says, “Wait,” we have decisions to make. When God says, “Wait,” we can control only two things: how we wait, and who we become along the way. Author Elizabeth Laing Thompson invites you to journal through your personal "wait" and come out on the other si