Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Love Unexpected Review

Presque Isle, Michigan
What Is the Secret That Could Shipwreck Both of Their Lives?

All Emma Chambers ever wanted was a home, but when her steamboat sinks just outside Presque Isle, she's left destitute and with no place to stay.

An unlikely solution arises when the lighthouse keeper arrives in town. He's just lost his wife and is having a difficult time caring for his child. So a traveling preacher gets the idea that the keeper and Emma might be the answer to each other's dilemma. After a hasty marriage, she finds herself heading to the lighthouse with this handsome but quiet stranger. Nothing in her aimless life, though, has prepared her for parenting a rambunctious toddler, as well as managing a household.

Emma soon suspects Patrick may be hiding something from her, and then she hears a disturbing rumor about the circumstances surrounding his late wife's death. It seems as if her wish for a home and family of her own could end up leading her once more into turbulent waters.

Love Unexpected By Jody Hedlund is the first book in her new series Beacons of Hope. Every book I have read by Jody has never failed to become a favorite of mine and I am happy to say that this one has done the same.  I enjoyed the characters and seeing their growth. While I loved the character of Emma I have to say that I enjoyed Patrick's character even more. I liked the story of his past and how his life changed. Love Unexpected is a great start to what I have a feeling will be an amazing series. I can't wait for the next book about Emma's brother Ryan!

5 out of 5. An Afternoon Snack that was as good as I expected! 

I got a free review copy of Love Unexpected from Bethany House Publishers in return for my honest review.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hope Crossing Review

Hope Crossing…where Ada’s House stands as a haven for weary souls looking for kindness, faith, and second chances.

The Hope of Refuge
Two very different women are pulled by their strongest desires. Deborah Mast joined the Amish church and longs to marry her fiancĂ©, but he is changing. Cara Moore is forced to look into a life that was meant to be hers. Will Ada’s House help them realize their hearts’ desires or will it force them to accept what life has done to each of them? 

The Bridge of Peace
Living out her passion for teaching, Lena Kauffman’s work is suddenly interrupted by a series of pranks and accidents targeted toward her and her students. When tragedy strikes her dear friend Grey Graber’s family on school property, the school board begins to blame her for the trouble. As grief and confusion take their toll on Grey and Lena’s friendship, they are both forced to face a new reality that may offer the peace and love they each long for.

The Harvest of Grace
Fleeing a terrible mistake, Sylvia Fisher dedicates herself to saving the failing Blank farm. When prodigal son Aaron returns, he is surprised by this unusual farmhand who opposes all his plans. Will Aaron and Sylvia’s unflinching efforts toward opposite futures mask the bigger picture—a path to forgiveness, grace, and the promise of love?

I loved loved loved this series! Each book brought something special to the series and I fell in love with all these characters. Though, I think out of the wholes series Cara's story was my favorite. But like I said before all of these characters were great.  Once again Cindy didn't fail in writing a very compelling Amish series. Each book stood out as an amazing story that is sure to have you glad you picked up this book.  And it's so handy having all the books together! If I were you I'd grab this book and get started reading it as soon as possible! 

5 out of 5. An amazing Amish Afternoon Snack! 

I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books for an honest review.