Saturday, December 26, 2015

Free Ebook!





Hope you all have had a great Christmas. An ebook sale is going on and I thought I'd let you know so you can grab the book before the sale end. :)  I got this one for myself, and I think it looks really good.






http://www.amazon.com/Water-Princess-Prince-Rizkaland-Legends-ebook/dp/B00YTQBTDI/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1451153460&sr=8-1
Despite the fact that she's on track for competing in the Olympics, and he's practically raised his younger brothers since they lost their mom in a car accident, Clara Mandras and Andrew Stevenson are pretty much normal teens. They have normal hopes, normal dreams, and they live in a normal world.

All this is torn away from them when they are thrust into another world and declared Water Princess and Fire Prince. With no experience ruling a country, meeting each other for the first time, and being expected to fight the Lady Dragon – an evil sorceress plaguing the world of Rizkaland – Clara and Andrew are underprepared and inexperienced. Unless they learn to work together despite their standing opposition, Rizkaland's hope will be lost.

What is to come will change their lives forever.   Click here or the book cover to get it on Kindle (ENDS 12-26)











Sunday, December 20, 2015

Doon

                                         

Veronica doesn’t think she’s going crazy. But why can’t anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes?
When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months. But the Scottish countryside holds other plans. Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna’s great aunt—and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation.
Doon seems like a real-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica’s daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they’ve longed for… or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare.

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I was in a store a little while ago and saw this book, and decided to get it. I must say I really enjoyed it. Two girls go to Scotland, brought to a mysterious new land, and fight a dark and devious enemy. With few allies, the girls must prove their innocence and work to rid the land of the evil. 

As a lover of fiction, ball gowns, and new worlds, I loved Doon. The characters were awesome, and I feel the authors did a wonderful job keeping me at the edge of my seat. I couldn't put it down! You feel like your in the story, emerged into the mystery and fight against the evil that is quickly spreading.
I would definitely suggest this book.

I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Shock of Night







Summary: The Darkwater Claims All Who Enter It.
All But One.
When one man is brutally murdered and the priest he works for mortally wounded, Willet Dura, reeve to the king of Bunard, is called to investigate. As he begins to question the dying priest, the man pulls Willet close and screams in a foreign tongue. Then he dies without another word.

Willet returns to his task, but the clues to the crime lead to contradictions and questions without answers, and his senses are skewed. People he touches appear to have a subtle shift, as though he can divine their deepest thoughts. In a world divided between haves and have-nots, gifted and common, Willet soon learns he's been passed the rarest gift of all--a gift that's not supposed to exist.

Now Willet must pursue the murderer still on the loose in Bunard even as he's pulled into a dangerous conflict that threatens not only his city, but his entire world--a conflict  that will force him to come to terms with his inability to remember how he escaped the Darkwater Forest--and what happened to him inside it.

"Book one in the Darkwater Saga is filled with suspense, intrigue and action. As readers get to know the characters, Carr seamlessly immerses them into his fascinating kingdom. This story sets the stage for a series fantasy fans will love."--RT Book Reviews

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I read the short story prequel to Shock of Night, and was immediately intrigued by it. The suspense kept me glued to the pages of this book, and the twists and turns of the plot continually surprised me. As I have read the previous trilogy by Patrick W Carr, I must say that that the Darkwater Saga surpass it. The characters are well described, and the story is well paced.
I love Willet and all the other characters, and how you feel like your right there in the story. This action story is a must read, and will not disappoint you.

I received this book from Bookfun for an honest review.
I rate this nook 5 out of 5 stars.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Proverbs Prayers


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Summary: Experience the wisdom of God in your life as never before

The book of Proverbs is a wellspring of wisdom, offering practical guidance for life and the tools to make good choices, withstand pressure, prioritize relationships, and avoid unnecessary trouble.

Now bestselling author John Mason helps you make that wisdom a part of your inner life. For thirty-one days, he takes you through each chapter of Proverbs, unpacking the wisdom within and providing a heartfelt prayer based on the insights from that chapter. As you read and pray, you’ll discover the principles found in this wisdom-packed book coming alive in your life in ways you may never have imagined.
 

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  This is the first book I've read by John Mason, and I've really enjoyed it. This book offers encouragement, and peace as you read through Scripture. It is easy to read and understand. The devotional/prayer is a unique way to study God's Word and spend time with Him as you read the full proverb, followed by a prayer based off of the chapter. Each prayer is unique and heartfelt. Many of the prayers are what you want, but don't know how to say, and already written out. If you enjoy devotionals then you will enjoy going through Proverbs Prayers.

I received this book free for a honest review         
I would rate the book 4 out of 5 stars.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

It's Not What You Think

                                           

Summary:  New York Times best-selling author of Jesus > Religion challenges the accepted thinking of contemporary Christianity with the world-changing message Jesus actually brought.
Jesus was most upset at people for seeing but not seeing. For missing it. For succumbing to the danger and idolatry of forcing God into preconceived ideals. What if there were a better way? What if Jesus came not to help people escape the world but rather to restore it? Best-selling author and spoken word artist Jefferson Bethke says that “Christians have the greatest story ever told but we aren’t telling it.” So in this new book, Bethke tells that story anew, presenting God’s truths from the Old and the New Testaments as the challenging and compelling story that it is—a grand narrative with God at the center. And in doing so, Bethke reminds readers of the life-changing message of Jesus that turned the world upside-down, a world that God is putting back together.

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I'm a fan of both Jeff Bethke and his wife Alyssa. (And their little girl Kinsley. She's adorable).
I first read Alyssa's book Spoken For. I then picked up Jesus>Religion, and loved it. I recently was able to get the opportunity to review Jeff Bethke's latest book, It's Not What You Think. This book is full of a lot of truths and reminders that we can easily forget.
Reminding us that many of the things in life are not actually what we think. Thast we end up making rules for ourselves, when they're just ideas. That life isn't suppose to strangle you with rules, but not to free you from responsibility either.

Bethke shows us some of the meanings of a different culture, and how many of us Americans have lost the gift of fellowship and community with one another. That the scars from the things of your past are not something to hide with shame, but to proudly wear them, declaring what you've overcome.

You are the change. We often trap ourselves with ideas and the hope to please others. You are an unique individual who God has called to make a difference, and it might not even be that big and amazing, but itll shinr brightky to othrrs. The way you live your life show testimony to who you are. Don't waste your life.

I received this book free from the publisher for a honest review.
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Christmas Joy Ride



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Summary: Miranda did not put adventure on her Christmas list, but thanks to her eighty-five-year-old neighbor Joy, that's exactly what she's getting this year. When Joy tells Miranda that she plans to drive an old RV decked out in Christmas decorations from their Chicago neighborhood to her new retirement digs in Phoenix--in the dead of winter, no less--the much younger Miranda insists that Joy cannot make such a trip by herself. Besides, a crazy trip with Joy would be more interesting than another Christmas home alone. Unemployed and facing foreclosure, Miranda feels she has nothing to lose by packing a bag and heading off to Route 66. But Joy has a hidden agenda for their Christmas joyride--and a hidden problem that could derail the whole venture.

No one captures the heartwarming fun of the Christmas season quite like Melody Carlson. Fasten your seat belt, because it's going to be an exciting ride!
   
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80+ year old Joy goes on her last big trip right before Christmas, her younger neighbor Miranda decides to come along last minute to help. Things go smoothly at first, but with bad weather approaching, and time running out, they wonder if they'll be able to finish their last  Christmas Joy surprises. 

The cover and summary intrigued me. A decorated RV for Christmas? An older woman and younger woman together on a cross country journey? Just seemed like a book I should read. And I'm glad I did. This fun read brought me to my favorite holiday, Christmas, and having just gotten back from a 9 week RV trip across the country, this seemed like an adventure my family and parents will do in their 80s. :)

Picking up Melody Carlson's newest book was such a treat. This is the first book I've read by this author, and I really enjoyed the story. The writing kept me turning page after page. Joy and Miranda were wonderful characters, bringing the old traditions with the new technology of today. The way Joy gives in her story makes you want to go out and do the same. Sharing love with everyone in need, and bringing joy to those who are down. 
The Christmas Joy Ride will bring a smile to your face, and is sure to give you some Christmas cheer.

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
received this book free from the publisher for a honest review.

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Chase

                                     












  











Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky couldn't have dreamed a better love story for themselves had it been scripted by a bestselling novelist like Kelsey's mom, Karen Kingsbury. In fact, if you asked them, Kyle and Kelsey would name God as the author of their story. And they're glad they trusted him to write it for them.

Unfortunately, too many girls hoping for their own happily-ever-after have taken matters into their own hands, chasing after boys when they should be chasing after God. And that inevitably leads to heartache, low self-esteem, and poor choices as girls give in to pressure from media and peers to look and act a certain way to attract guys.

Kyle and Kelsey want girls to know that it's never too late to trust God with their love lives, that wherever they are, there's always hope for the future. Through their own story and the stories of others who long for love, they show girls how to put God first, how to value and protect their purity, how to deal with loneliness and bullying, and how to see themselves as God does--a one-in-a-million girl who deserves no less than God's best.

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I was super excited when I was able to get this book. The summary was interesting, and I am so glad I read this book. Kyle and Kelsey have written a story that you'll treasure. One that will encourage you, and you will want to pass along.
I love when I find books talking about saving yourself for your future husband, and telling you how God is your true love. The Chase is definitely one of those books. Kelsey and Kyle explain in each of  the chapters what it's like to be single, how they stayed sexually pure until their wedding night, how they waited for each other, the difficulties of waiting for their spouse, and more. Not to pursue constantly after guys, and the let them lead you. To pursue God first. It is full of how scripture tells us to wait ("Women....do not awaken love before it's time. -Song of Songs) and the stories of those who have made mistakes, and those who have waited. A must read for any single girl, I definitely suggest you go and get a copy.

Their website is kyleandkelsey.com

The following links will bring you to some interviews about The Chase and marriage:
What to look for in a future spouse with K and K Kupecky
Video: Trusting God with your happily ever after


I would rate this book 10 out of 10 stars.
I received this book free from the publisher for a honest review

Friday, October 2, 2015

Lazarus Awakening Bible Study


                

Summary:
Journey to the Tomb of Lazarus…and Hear Jesus Call Your Name
 
Mary worshiped. Martha served. But what did Lazarus do to experience Jesus’s lavish love? 
 
Filmed in the Holy Land, this DVD companion to Joanna Weaver’s book Lazarus Awakening explores the incredible truth that Jesus loves us apart from our works or our worthiness. He wants to call us out of our tombs and into friendship with Him.
 
Designed for use with the book and companion study guide, this three-disc DVD Bible study is formatted for both individual and group use, with content suitable for both men and women.
·         In-depth Bible study: Features eight 15- to 17-minute video sessions.
·         Bonus “Israel Moment” videos explore the life of Christ and the Holy Land.
·         Designed for use with the study guide and book.
·         Leader’s guide, promotional material, and retreat format included.



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This is the first Bible study I've done by Joanna Weaver. I was excited to get this study, and surprised at some of the lessons she made. Joanna has some great pieces of wisdom. In the videos, the insight she gives is eye opening. Joanna shows you the "Behind the Scenes" to Israel, letting you get a glimpse to the meanings behind Scriptures, and how it applies to us.
I've really enjoyed Lazarus Awakening. This study will offer many gems of wisdom to you. As the author guides you to see the many miracles and lessons in Israel, you will see how amazing God is.


I would rate this study 4 out of 5 stars
I received this study free from the publisher for an honest review
 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Queen

                            

Summary: Fantasy inspired by the Book of Esther… 

Bel-Tygeon, the fallen god-king of Belaal, has bowed to the Infinite and accepted life as a mortal. Now he is desperate to return to his kingdom. Hunted by his enemies, he accepts refuge among the Eosyths, at the bidding of Serena of Clan Darom. But Serena and her family are also Bel-Tygeon’s enemies, and he must conceal his true name and royal rank from them—even when he realizes that Serena is the woman he has sought for years. The woman he loves. The woman he longs to proclaim as his queen. 
Yet she can never be his. 
Serena of Clan Darom wants nothing more than to protect her family and to save her people, the Eosyths, from their many enemies. She cannot afford to fall in love with a madman. A stranger. Yet honor dictates that she must shelter Ty and protect him with her life. Will one act of kindness destroy everything she’s worked for and believed? 
And how can the unknowable Infinite, worshiped by her lord-father, ever help her in their struggle to survive? 
Child of Dust, are you My servant?                                     

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This is the second book I have read by R J Larson, and I must say that I really liked Queen. The story and characters were wonderfuly written, and I enjoyed this second book in the series. The author does an excellent job keeping the story moving and exciting. I couldn't put the book down, and I must say that any reader who loves fantasy and Biblical fiction, will love this book.
For those who have already read some of R J Larson's works, you will not be disappointed. And for new readers; A retelling mix of the Bible stories, you will find a new way to look at Biblical fiction.


I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars
I received this book free for an honest review.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Over the Bridge























 



Zane is the second oldest out of three brothers. As he continues on in the race across Liberty, Zane and his best friend Jovan are searching for one more person for their team. At their first waypoint, they hear a rumor about a blacksmith who wants to move west. A visit to the forge brings one surprise after another, and as the two cousins and their new companion travel on, myths and legends come to life.

 Book Three is about the second oldest brother, Zane. He is quiet, keeps to himself, and VERY adventurous. As he is looking for another traveling partner, the blacksmith who is wanting to go out West is not exactly what he was expecting.
 I've read the first two books in C J Milbrandt's Byway series, and they have been very entertaining and adventurous. I read them over and over as I traveled across the country, and loved it. The book is geared to newer readers, but any book lover will enjoy this adventure. Mythical creatures, a race, and an unexpected companion make this book a must read for any adventurer. I definitely suggest the Byway series to readers of any age.
I would rate this book 5 out 5 stars.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Free Ebooks!

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Free Days! One of my favorite authors, C J Milbrandt, has written an exciting series called the Byway Series. Three half brothers are on the incredible race. Three paths across the land of Liberty, with two companions to accompany each of them. The series will be 50 books, one for each state in the order they joined the union.
The great news is if you haven't read them is that they are FREE! During this week, Amazon will be offering each of the first four books for free on ebook/Kindle. I encourage you to check them out. They may seem for younger readers, but I am sure you will enjoy the adventure. I did!
Sept 1 – Book #1, On Your Marks is FREE – GET IT NOW >>
Sept 2 – Book #2, Aboard the Train is FREE
Sept 3 – Book #3, Over the Bridge is FREE
Sept 4 – Book #4, Up the Mountain is FREE

Thursday, August 27, 2015

DragonSpell

                                 

Summary:
Once a slave, Kale is given the unexpected opportunity to become a servant to Paladin. Yet this young girl has much to learn about the difference between slavery and service.
A small band of Paladin's servants rescue Kale from danger but turn her from her destination: The Hall, where she was to be trained. Feeling afraid and unprepared, Kale embarks on a perilous quest to find the meech dragon egg stolen by the foul wizard Risto. First, she and her comrades must find Wizard Fenworth. But their journey is threatened when a key member of the party is captured, leaving the remaining companions to find Fenworth, attempt an impossible rescue, and recover the egg whose true value they have not begun to suspect...
Weaving together memorable characters, daring adventure, and a core of eternal truth, Dragonspell is a finely crafted and welcome addition to the corpus of fantasy fiction.
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I just picked up a copy of DragonSpell the other day. I have only read one of Donita K. Paul's book, One Realm Beyond, which was ok, but the Dragon Keeper Series looked pretty interesting. A five book series, the main character is on a journey of new life and adventure.
I loved how the author entwined spiritual truths and lessons of a Christian. The fight between good and evil, the enemy twisting his lies into what sounds like truth, a loving master. Though many deceptions come there way, their commitment to Wulder will help them see the truth.
I really enjoyed this book. It was fun, exciting, and kept me glued to the pages. I would suggest this book to any who loves dragons, and adventure.

I would rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Free eBook!



Book four in C J Milbrandt's Byway series, Ganix's love if adventure finds him climbing Stone Mountain.
A fun short story, I encourage you to pick this deal up before its too late!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Resource page

Love books? Want to start getting free books in exchange for reviews? Check out my new page for reviewing books! A great place to start for a list of different publishers that are willing to give some pretty awesome books to reviewers.

 http://reviewsbysoleil.blogspot.com/p/list-of.html

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New Website

You probably will notice that I have changed my website and blog name. I felt that "Blogging4Him" just wasn't a great name for a review blog. I started this blog over a year ago, and couldn't really find a blog name that suited me then. Now I have. All my former posts are probably still linked up to the old blog somewhere on the internet, but it is officially gone. So from now on its, ReviewsbySoleil.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Free Ebook


Free eBook for readers young and old alike. This book is geared toward younger readers, but any age will still enjoy the adventure. Grab it before time runs out!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Rough and Tumble

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Ethan is new to West Edinton. When he arrives, his charge is yet to be born. Though when Hezekiah "Zeke" Pomeroy emerges into the world, Ethan has his hands and his wings are more than full. His charge's love of mischief and adventure, and an enemy lurking close by, brings Ethan to make a choice: to go without being sent when his charge is in danger, or wait for God to say go.


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With Christa Kinde's new book Pursuing Prissie hot off the press, Rough and Tumble is a great prequel that will help you know the characters from Pursuing Prissie even better. Her easy to read and exciting short stories entertsin those of all sges. As a fan of the Threshold Series, I would definitely suggest this short book.

5 out of 5 stars

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Angels on High


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Christa Kinde is one of my favorite authors. Each book she writes has a purpose and a lesson entwined in the story. Angels on High is no different. The prequel to the Threshold Series starts at Koji's beginning. His time with God, his Sending, his time being an apprentice to none and all. The fall of an angel that is close, the joining of a flight. The beginning of new friendships. But as each lesson continues, danger lurks, and the Light shines forth.

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Koji's is one of my favorite angel characters in the Threshold series, and to read his beginning and to see his journey is really cool. The story keeps you guessing, and the pages turning. The author's writing is easy to read and very enjoyable. Great for readers young and old, Angels on High is a must read for the Threshold Series fans.

I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ebook Sales of the Day.

  Christa Kinde's Threshold series is on sale for $2.99 on eBook. 

  
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Byways+c+j+milbrandt&rh=n%3A133140011%2Ck%3AByways+c+j+milbrandtC J Milbrandt's first two books in her Byway series are free, so you'll be saving a total of $6! And if you're wanting to continue the elder brother's, Ewan, journey, you can nab book 5 for $1.99 (normally $4.99)
 The first part of Ted Dekker's book Water Walker if free on eBook as well.

Grab these titles before the week is up, and have a great time reading!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Five Brides


One dress, five women, a lifetime of memories.
Five single, fiercely independent women live together in a Chicago apartment in the early 1950s but rarely see one another. One Saturday afternoon, as they are serendipitously together downtown, they spy a wedding dress in a storefront window at the famous Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. After trying it on―much to the dismay of the salesclerk and without a single boyfriend or date between the five of them―they decide to pool their money to purchase it. Can one dress forever connect five women who live together only a short time before taking their own journeys to love and whatever comes happily ever after?

                   
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I enjoyed this book, as the storyline of five brides sharing one wedding gown is intriguing. Although there were parts I didn't like, or thought that it dragged the story out. The main thing that caught my attention on this book is that it is based on a true story, and the author interviewed one of the five brides. The other four girls stories were mainly fictional, though based on a few facts. 
As each girl goes on her journey in life, the pros and cons, they all help each other through the trials. 

I would rate this book 3.5 out of 5 stars
I received this book free from Tyndale Blog Network for an honest review.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Mapmaker's Children


        

Summary: Sarah Brown, the vibrant, talented daughter of abolitionist John Brown, finds her life forever altered when she stumbles across her father's work on the Underground Railroad. Although reeling from the shocking news that she won't ever bear children, Sarah realizes that her artistic talents may be able to save the lives of slaves fleeing north. Taking cues from slave code quilts, Sarah hides maps within her paintings, becoming one of the Underground Railroad's leading mapmakers. As the country steers toward bloody civil war, Sarah faces difficult sacrifices that could put  all she loves in peril.
   Over one hundred and fifty years later, Eden Anderson, a modern-day woman struggling to conceive a child, moves to an old house in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., as a last-ditch effort to save her marriage and start a family. There she discovers a porcelain doll head hidden in the root cellar -the remains of an Underground Railroad doll with an extraordinary past of secret messages, danger, and deliverance. Sarah and Eden's connection bridges the past and present, forcing each of them to define courage, family, love, and legacy in a new way.

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The Mapmaker's Children was a relatively okay book. I felt that the connection from the two main characters, Sarah and Eden, were a bit too far connected at first, though later in the book it joined together a little more. The idea of the story was great, and was inspired by the real Sarah Brown who actually did paint hidden maps for the Underground Railroad. One thing though, was that even though God was mentioned, it wasn't elaborated on as it could have been.

I would rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.
I received this book free from Blogging for Books for a honest review.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

The Choosing



                                                       



Summary: In a place where being chosen as a bride is what all girls live for, to not be chosen is a disappointment to all. Not to be chosen means to be torn from all you know and love. To be put in a place where nothing will ever change. Yet that is exactly what happens to Carrie. One whose training and schooling had ranked her the highest, who all thought she would be chosen, but was not. She is taken from her family, with the regret and not knowing why she wasn't chosen. She is now a Lint; a reject bride. Her life now will be working in factories that serve the city in which Carrie once lived. 

While adjusting to the new life as a lint, Carrie is given an opportunity that has not been given before. The chance to be chosen again by one of the officials of the city. She soon moves back to her home, as the fiancĂ© of Authority Isaac Knight. But all is not as it seems. An enemy is close, but no one can find him. Carrie's best friend is arrested, and in trying to help her, Carrie has placed herself as the next target. With time running out will the truth be known?

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I've enjoyed what books I've red by Ted Dekker, and when I saw his daughter, Rachelle Dekker, was writing this book, I was excited. I really enjoyed the story. It was full of excitement, twists and turns, and the characters were wonderful. The whole book kept me turning pages, and I couldn't put it down. Rachelle Dekker did a wonderful job writing the story, and making it full of excitment. The only thing that I would say in a negative way was that the beginning of the book was a bit confusing, but later on it was explained. (so all in all it was fine.) I fully enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the next Seer novel. I would definitely suggest this book; it's a must read.
                                          
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 Author Q&A
Throughout the book, Carrington struggles with understanding her identity and worth and what is true. Why did you decide to write about the theme of identity? 
Someone once asked me, If you could leave one message for your younger sisters, what would it be? The answer was always the same: I would pray they knew what they were worth. Identity is everything. There isn’t a theme that doesn’t start with identity, or circle back to identity. Knowing who you truly are is the greatest journey we face. Am I enough; 
am I worth it? I believe everyone faces these questions, and I sought out to explore them through this story. 

What do you hope readers will take away from the story? 
I hope readers are filled with joy and power as they either realize for the first time who their Father is and what they are really worth, or as they simply remember this truth. 

The Choosing is the first of a three-book series. What can we expect in the next two books? 
More struggles with identity, but in different ways. Familiar characters dealing with fear and worry and forgiveness. We’ll walk with our characters as they continue to understand the true way of Aaron’s Father. More excitement, more romance (of course), and more self-discovery. 


What is it like being Ted Dekker’s daughter? Did your father help you with the writing process? 
Being Ted’s daughter is wonderful! He’s the best, but then I hope many daughters feel that way about their fathers. He is a bit of a mystery, though. Sometimes, even sitting at the dinner table, I can tell he’s lost in thought, and I wonder what it might be like to have his mind. 
It’s been a blessing to watch him write and struggle with writing, so that now when I struggle I have an understanding ear to talk off. He is always willing to talk me through the emotional and mental side of writing (which is where the biggest battles lie in wait) but as far as story, for the most part he lets me fend for myself. It’s always been important to me to write through my challenges on my own. To figure out scenes alone. In fact, he didn’t even read The Choosing until I was already in conversations with Tyndale about publication. I think that’s because he wanted me to believe I could do it on my own. 
But when I doubt my ability as a writer, and when I forget who I am, he is the one I call. And he reminds me that life is a journey of remembering and forgetting, and helps me in remembering once again. 


I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
I received this book free from Tyndale Blogger Network for a honest review. 

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Becoming God's True Woman


                                 
SummaryHave you ever wondered why God made both Male and Female? Have you thought about His purpose for you as a female? Have you considered the fact that God has intentionally planned everything about your life? Yes, yes, and yes?!
Then, join Bible teachers Susan Hunt and Mary A. Kassian in this 35-day devotional digging deep into God's Word, hearing what He says about your womanhood, and learning how to  live as a "true woman" day by day. Each day begins with a short devotion and then A Time For You section -- a time for you to read...to think..to pray...to live for God's glory Interspersed throughout are personal stories and thoughts from girls like you

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A 35 day Bible Study, this study is full of words encouragement and is great for young woman. I've enjoyed what I have done so far in this Bible Study. Each section has a devotion type study, with verses and different things in life to consider. It includes sections to write notes and journal, and encouraging stories. In this study the authors, Susan Hunt and Mary Kassian, help you filter through the advice of many people to help you discover God's exciting plan for you.


This study is geared for young women, for those on the verge of entering their tween/mid-teen years.
I would rate this book 4 out of 5 stars
I received this study free from mpnewsroom for a honest review

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Maggie Bright

                                           

Summary: England, 1940. Clare Childs knew life would change when she unexpectedly inherited the Maggie Bright―a noble fifty-two-foot yacht. In fact, she’s counting on it. But the boat harbors secrets. When a stranger arrives, searching for documents hidden onboard, Clare is pulled into a Scotland Yard investigation that could shed light on Hitler’s darkest schemes and prompt America to action.

Across the Channel, Hitler’s Blitzkrieg has the entire British army in retreat with little hope for rescue at the shallow beaches of Dunkirk. With time running out, Churchill recruits civilian watercraft to help. Hitler is attacking from land, air, and sea, and any boat that goes might not return. Yet Clare knows Maggie Bright must answer the call―piloted by an American who has refused to join the war effort until now and a detective with a very personal motive for exposing the truth.

The fate of the war hinges on this rescue. While two men join the desperate fight, a nation prays for a miracle.

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First let me start off by saying how I loved this book. It is set during the beginning of World War 2 in England, and is about the battle at Dunkirk, and so many other things-before I read this book I have never heard of Dunkirk, and I was amazed.-
 I fell in love with all of the characters, how the authoress wove all of their lives together, and made a spectacular story. I love anything historical, and this novel was really amazing. The author introduces you to the time of when England knows nothing about the horrors of what the Nazis are doing, and how a small group of people are laying their lives down to show the truth of what's happening. Tracy Groot did a wonderful job with this book, and I couldn't stop reading it. It was full of twists and turns, and when I would finish a section of the book, I was full with excitement to see there was still more to come.
If you love history, action, and books about WW2 then you'll really enjoy it, I definitely suggest this book.

I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars
I received this book free from Tyndale Blog Network for an honest review

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