Wednesday, February 13, 2013

To Honor and Trust Review

Callie Deboyer is working as a tutor for the Bridgeport’s youngest children while the family spends their winter at Bridal Veil Island. Callie’s treated almost as family by the Bridgeport’s, attending most of the many social events on the island. Mrs. Bridgeport has even signed her up to take tennis and golf lessons with the Bridgeport’s youngest son, Thomas. She’s living a life many would envy but she could care less about social standing and possessions. She just wants to do what God wants her to. But it’s hard to do that when she’s not sure if God’s calling her to stay where she is in with a job she loves or to join her parents with their missionary work in Africa. Throw in a handsome young golf instructor that Callie believes is different from all the other young men she ever met and everything just got a little more complicated.

To Honor and Trust written by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller was a wonderful book. I love many Tracie’s and Judith’s other books and had high expectations for To Honor and Trust. It did not disappoint. With its delightful characters and captivating story I could barely put it down. I’d recommend to anyone looking for an entertaining read that leaves them satisfied.

5 out of 5. An Afternoon Snack that you can trust.

I got a free review copy of To Honor and Trust from Bethany House Publishers in return for my honest review.

Friday, February 8, 2013

All for a Song Review

Dorothy Lynn Dunbar’s life is what you would expect it to be considering she was the daughter of a small town preacher. She lives with her mother waiting for the day she marries her father’s replacement pastor, Brent Logan. She loves her life and the time she spends in the woods close to her house. There she can worship God and play for him on her brothers old guitar. Her life is one many would envy… but she can’t shake the longing for life outside of Heron’s Nest.
With seven weeks till her big day Dorothy Lynn goes to visit her older sister in St. Louis. Planning to get her wedding dress, new guitar strings, and then head home, Dorothy Lynn is surprised at big city way of life. It was everything she had secretly wished for and more. The movies, dancing, fashion, and the strange woman evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson. When she has the chance of joining Aimee’s crusade Dorothy Lynn realizes it was more than she had ever dreamed of doing with her life. But was it really what she wanted?

All for a Song by Allison Pittman was a fascinating story about one woman’s life in the Roaring Twenties. I liked learning about Aimee Semple McPherson. Before reading All for a Song I had never heard of her before. So that was interesting. But the story itself didn’t grab me like I was expecting it to. I found myself pushing through it looking for that one thing that would garb me and pull me deep into the story. But it didn’t happen for me… This time. I look forward to reading it again in maybe a year or so and hopefully next time I’ll find what I was looking for.

3 out of 5. This Afternoon Snack didn’t quite make my taste buds sing.

I got a free review copy of All for a Song from Tyndale House Publishers in return for my honest review.

Author Bio:
Award-winning author Allison Pittman left a seventeen-year teaching career in 2005 to follow the Lord’s calling into the world of Christian fiction, and God continues to bless her step of faith. Her novels For Time and Eternity and Forsaking All Others were both finalists for the Christy Award for excellence in Christian fiction, and her novel Stealing Home won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Carol Award. She heads up a successful, thriving writers group in San Antonio, Texas, where she lives with her husband, Mike, their three sons, and the canine star of the family—Stella.