10.23.2014

Daughter of Highland Hall - review

I adore love stories. When I read the first book of this series, The Governess of Highland Hall, I knew it was a series I would want to continue reading. With the release of the second book of the series, Daughter of Highland Hall, I was not in the least disappointed.

Daughter of Highland Hall tells the story of young Kate who is to be presented in London and to find someone to become her husband. She catches eyes with a man named Edward, but soon after realizes that maybe the riches and big houses and fancy dresses are not what she desires in life. As she seeks to follow the Lord more her heart's desires become clearer. She meets a man, but does she fall in love with him? Does she find all she longs for? (Hmm.. have to read the book for that piece of information).

I read this book rather quickly and found each page delightful. Carrie did another excellent job and I look forward to reading the 3rd book of this series which is to be released next October.

For those familiar with Downtown Abbey, you will enjoy this book as the writing style and time period are very similar. If not, then to all the romantics at heart, you will definitely find this book thrilling and enjoyable.

*Note: I received a free copy in exchange for a review.

10.11.2014

Beside Bethesda - devotional review

I really enjoy devotionals. I think they're a good way to just connect with God for a few minutes, whether it be before bed, after work, before school, during your day, etc. I just think they are really good and helpful.

So naturally when I saw Beside Bethesda by Joni Eareckson Tada for review, I had to get it. I've heard many good things about Joni and her writing and I have nothing more than good things to say about her.

For about 2 weeks I've been reading her short devotions before bed and they are simply beautiful. I've been blessed to read them and have a few moments of prayer. Each one talks about healing in some way. At the end of each devotion is a scripture and some thoughts to reflect on.

Joni is very honest and open in her writing which makes it feel more like a good friend or sister is writing to you. Her heart for the Lord makes you want to draw closer to Him.

If you're looking for some quiet moments with God and you're not sure where to get started, I recommend grabbing this devotional. It's a great kickstart to your time with God.

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for the exchange of a review.


10.08.2014

Palace of Darkness review

Cassia is a nice young woman with a very difficult husband and a wonderful son. When tragedy strikes Cassia makes a choice that forever alters both her life, her son's life, and the people who soon become friends... or enemies.

Palace of Darkness is a page turning thriller. I must admit that the first chapter had me a little down because it just seemed to start slow, but as I progressed through the book I ended up really enjoying this author's writing style and how the story continued. It's definitely a hard one to put down.

I really liked how the author, Tracy L Higley, placed so much emphasis on the Lord in this fiction book. I was really impressed to be honest because that's not easy to do. I also liked how the character's all seemed to have very realistic lives and how relatable they were even though it's based back in Biblical days.

I give this book a 9 out of 10. Highly recommend to all fiction readers. You won't be disappointed with this one.

Note: I received this book for free in exchange for a review.