Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Roman, the Twelve, and the King

                                              The Roman, the Twelve, and the King (Book Four) Non-Personalized

In the The Roman, the Twelve, and the King, the second book in the Epic Order of the Seven series, Jenny Cote brings you back to almost 2,000 years ago. Max, Kate, Liz, Al, and Nigel are sent on a mission to help G. F. Handel with his masterpiece, the Messiah. To get inspired for the upcoming music the team, along with their new teammate, are sent back into the time when Jesus lived among us. Watching as he feeds thousands, heals the blind, lame, and many other miracles, the team is excited as they see the Messiah come and share about God's love after centuries of waiting to see the many prophecies be fulfilled.

It is definitely an EPIC read, and as Nigel would say, "It just takes the biscuit!"

The Roman, the Twelve, and the King is really an amazing book, as you feel like you're right there as Jesus teaches and heals thousands, along with His trusty animals.
 Jenny Cote has done an awesome job with this book, probably the best one she's written so far. The characters in her book are funny, smart, and would be awesome pals to have around. :) Each member on the Epic Order of the Seven has a personality that makes you fall in love with them, and as some of them learn to face their fears, and to trust Jesus through it all, you get to "see" the most important time in history, the life of Jesus.
The Roman, the Twelve, and the King is definitely a must read.

10 out of 10 stars

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Prophet, the Shepherd, and the Star

                                           The Prophet, the Shepherd, and the Star, First Edition (Book Three) Non-Personalized

Following The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz, The first book in the Epic Order of the Seven series begins with The Prophet, the Shepherd and the Star. Bringing you into the times of prophets like Isaiah and Daniel, to the time of Christ's birth. You get to experience the prophesies that were written hundreds of years before the coming of the Messiah. You witness Israel during the reign of King Hezekiah and the Assyrians attack, Babylon conquered by the Medes and Persians, Jerusalem during the time of the Romans. You visit with the shepherds who were first told of the coming of the King, with Joseph and Mary as they live in Nazareth and Bethlehem, and you join the magi as they travel over the desert to see the newborn King, the promised Messiah.
Max, Liz, Kate, Al, and Nigel all come back for an exciting adventure, helping God's chosen one's to succeed, and to keep the enemy from destroying everything. Join them as they live a one of a kind adventure!

    ...When the enemy is right behind them, will they be able to stop his evil plan?

(It's really hard for me to write reviews for the books in this series, as they are so wonderful, and hard to describe.)  :)
 Jenny L. Cote has done an excellent job bringing the Biblical time to life, while adding fun characters and facts throughout the book.
I've read this book over and over again, and I never grow tired of reading this authoress' writings. Adding facts, fiction, and imagination leave this book a masterpiece. You find out about the different discoveries people made back then, from shapes and math to astrology. It is amazing reading about the different prophesies Christ fulfilled during His time here on earth just in His birth. The Prophet, the Shepherd, and the Star is definitely a must read.

Overall I would rate this book 10 out of 10 stars.

Monday, February 10, 2014


Is anybody a fan of Chuck Black? He has written the Kingdom Series as well as the Knights of Arrethtrae series. His new book, Cloak of the Light, is coming out on March 18th. But, there is a giveaway for Advanced Reader Copies. Click Here and it will bring you to a form to enter the giveaway. The first 25 people to enter will receive a free copy. (I DEFINITELY recommend this book.)
I wrote a review for it in an earlier post, if you would like to see what it's about check out my review.
                                     Photo: Any Chuck Black fans out there? Check out the first book of his new series for young adults and enter for a chance to win an advance reading copy. Details:


Monday, February 3, 2014

The Sentinels of Andersonville

                                Sentinels of Andersonville

(from cover)
Near the end of the Civil War, inhumane conditions at Andersonville Prison caused the deaths of 13,000 Union soldiers in only one year. In this gripping and affecting novel, three young Confederates and an entire town come face-to-face with the prison's atrocities and will learn the cost of compassion, when withheld and when given.

Sentry Dance Pickett has watched, helpless, for months as conditions in the camp worsen day by day. He know any mercy will be seen as treason.
 Southern belle Violet Stiles cannot believe the good folk of Americus would knowingly condone such barbarism, despite the losses they've suffered. When her goodwill campaign stirs up accusations of Union sympathies and endangers her family, however, she realizes she must tread carefully.
Confederate corporal Emery Jones didn't expect to find camaraderie with the Union prisoner he escorted to Andersonville. But the soldier's wit and integrity strike a chord with Emery. How could this man be an enemy? Emery vows that their unlikely friendship will survive the war   little knowing what that promise will cost him.

As these three young Rebels cross paths, Emery leads Dance and Violet to a daring act that could hang them for treason. Wrestling with God's harsh truth, the must decide, once and for all, Who is my neighbor?

I enjoyed Sentinels of Andersonville, as I love historical fiction, and the author, Tracy Groot, did a wonderful job writing this book. The characters are very detailed, and the story is brought to life. You feel what it is like in Andersonville through the eyes of a guard, a young woman who wants to be kind, and a man who has made a friend with an enemy. You see how hard it was to be kind without being called a traitor, the risks people took, how to keep your friendship, and what it takes to keep your promise.

For more info:
Author's Website
I received this copy free from Tyndale House Publishers for an honest review.

Overall I would rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.