Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Trouble with Patience Review

Patience Cavanaugh has lost hope in romance. The man she yearned to marry is dead and her dreams are gone with him. Now she is consumed with the restoration of a dilapidated boarding house in order to support herself. Despite her desire for solitude, Jedediah Jones, the local sheriff with a reputation for hanging criminals, becomes an ever-looming part of her life. It seems like such a simple arrangement: Patience needs someone with a strong back to help her fix up the boardinghouse, and Jedediah needs a dependable source of food for himself and his prisoners. But Patience gets more than she bargained for as she explores the depths of the "hanging lawman"--and finds both betrayal and love.

The Trouble with Patience by Maggie Brendan is the first book in thVirtues and Vices of the Old West series. I always do love a good old western story and I don't think The Trouble with Patience let me down in any way. I really felt for Patience character and I loved seeing some growth in her. I also loved the growth that we got to see with Jedediah's character. Stick with this book till the end and I think you'll find it as wonderful as I did. If you love to read sweet romances set in the old west then The Trouble with Patience is just the book for you. 

4.5 out of 5. An wonderful Afternoon Snack.

I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Crimson Cord Review

Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband's debt. Forced into prostitution by Dabir, counselor to the Syrian king, Rahab despairs of ever regaining her freedom and her self-respect. But when Israelite spies enter Jericho and come to lodge at her house, Rahab sees a glimmer of hope and the opportunity of a lifetime. In one risky moment, she takes a leap of faith, puts her trust in a God she does not know, and vows to protect the spies from the authorities. When the armies of Israel arrive weeks later, Rahab hopes they will keep their promise, but she has no idea what kind of challenges await her outside Jericho's walls--or if she will ever know the meaning of love.

The Crimson Cord by Jill Eileen Smith is the moving story of Rahab. I think I've said this before but I really enjoy reading retelling's of Bible story's. I think that they help to make the Bible come to life a little more. The Crimson Cord is based on the Biblical account of Rahab which, if your familiar with the Bible,  is a pretty short story. I liked Jill's imagining of Rahabs story a lot, I think its one of the best ones I have read! The story and it's message of forgiveness is one that will stay with you. The Crimson Cord is the perfect book for those who love Biblical Fiction.

5 out of 5. An amazing Afternoon Snack! 

I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Two Renegade Realms Review

In Two Renegade Realms, Cantor, Bixby, and Dukmee must band together to find the storied realm walker Chomountain after a devastating attack by the corrupt Realm Walkers Guild. But what they discover while traveling turns their mission upside down: the great wizard is not as he once was, and they must now find a way to restore Chomountain before they and he can restore the Guild once more.

Two Renegade Realms by Donita K. Paul is the second book the Realm Walkers Series. It continues the adventures of Cantor and I must say I really enjoyed this installment. I wasn't that into the first book of this series but now after reading Two Renegade Realms I can't wait for book three! I need to know what happens now! I have fallen completely in love with the amazing cast of characters that Donita has crafted. If you are having any doubts about either starting this series or continuing this series, let me tell you that you won't regret it! The Realm Walkers Series is a wonderful series that I believe all fantasy readers will enjoy!

5 out of 5. A fantastic Afternoon Snack!

I received a copy of this book from BookLook in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

When Mercy Rains Reveiw

She left, heavily weighted with secrets.

But God reveals all things, in His timing. 

And He redeems them.

Suzanne Zimmerman was only seventeen and pregnant when her shamed mother quietly sent her away from their Old Order Mennonite community in Kansas. With her old home, family, and first love firmly behind her, Suzanne moved to Indiana, became a nurse, and raised a daughter, Alexa, on her own.
Now, nearly twenty years later, an unexpected letter arrives from Kansas. Her brother asks her to bring her nursing abilities home and care for their ailing mother. His request requires that Suzanne face a family that may not have forgiven her and a strict faith community. It also means seeing Paul Aldrich, her first love.    
Paul, widowed with an eight-year-old son, is relieved to see Suzanne again, giving him the chance to beg her forgiveness for his past indiscretion. But when he meets Alexa, his guilt flickers in the glare of Suzanne’s prolonged secret—one that changes everything. 
Suzanne had let go of any expectation for forgiveness long ago. Does she dare hope in mercy–and how will her uncovered past affect the people she loves the most?

When Mercy Rains by Kim Vogel Sawyer is the first book in The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy. Like always I Kim did not disappoint with her writing. Normally I wouldn't pick up this book based on it's back cover description, it just didn't seem like my kind of read. But because its by one of my favorite authors I asked to review it. And boy am I glad I did! I loved Suzanne's story, it was so real and the message was great. I am looking forward to read the next book in The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy. I recommend that you pick this book up as soon as possible.

5 out of 5. A great Afternoon Snack!

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

Monday, February 2, 2015

At Home in Last Chance Review

What happens when the life you’re running from won’t let go of your heart?

Kaitlyn Reed and Steven Braden have always had a similar philosophy of life: when the going gets tough, they get going—out of town and away from the problem. Now they are both back in Last Chance, New Mexico, and trying to start over. 

Kaitlyn is working to reestablish a relationship with the seven-year-old daughter she left behind six months earlier. Steven is trying to prove to his family that he is not the irresponsible charmer they have always known him to be. As Kaitlyn and Steven find themselves drawn to one another, one big question keeps getting in the way: How will they learn to trust each other when they don’t even trust themselves?

At Home in Last Chance by Cathleen Armstrong is the third book in the A Place To Call Home series. While this wasn't my favorite book in the series I really liked getting to know these new characters and seeing the old ones again. Kaitlyn was not my favorite person at first but she grew on my fairly quick and I enjoyed seeing her character grow. I could say almost the same for Steven . The story is a nice sweet read giving the reader a feeling of hope when it comes to righting ones wrongs.

4 out of 5. A delightful Afternoon Snack!

I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.