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I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I am a Christian and try to live as Jesus did.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox

 This book was given to me to read and give my unbiased, honest review and here it is.

I have enjoyed every book by Amanda Cox and this one is near the top of the list. She had merged yesterday's problems and secrets with today's problems and secrets in a very interesting way. The story goes back and forth in time to explain what is going on in these 3 generations of women's lives.

It starts with the grandmother and goes through her granddaughter's early 20s. The story is mostly told from the view of the grandmother and granddaughter, but the daughter/mother has her times also. 

It is a Christian book and shows how faith and the lack of faith affect us. It also shows what happens when some secrets are kept or kept too long.

I really enjoyed the book. It ended in a way that a second book could happen but doesn't have to. I would recommend this book. Very well written and edited.


A Picture of Hope by Liz Tolsma

 I requested to read and review this book via NetGalley. I am thankful I did. This is a fictional WWII story with an unusual, though not really believable twist.

I enjoyed the book and the ending was sort of predictable but getting to the ending was very enjoyable. This is a Christian book without being preachy at all. It shows how to use your faith in hard times.

If you enjoy historical fiction you will enjoy this book. I recommend this book and give it a 3.5 stars out of 5-star review.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Three Sisters by Heather Morris

 I requested and received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. This is my review.

The book is a story of three sisters who are Jewish during WWII. The story tells mostly of their lives while spending time in one of the most horrific German death camps, Auschwitz. It doesn't sugar-coat their lives but I'm sure it was worse than told.

This tells some of what they went through, how they escaped, and then their new lives in Israel. It is a biography of these sisters who are very tightly knit together and how they kept their promise to their father to stay together. It shows how some kept their faith and how others lost theirs. It is a story of three very strong women.

I truly enjoyed the way the story was told, the information that is first-hand of survivors. I also enjoyed the posts at the end of the book by the children of these three sisters.

If you enjoy historical stories you will enjoy this one of how three sisters triumphed over tragedy.

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A View Most Glorious (American Wonders Collection) by Regina Scott

This is the 3rd book in the series. I read the first book but missed the second somehow. I'm sorry I did as this series is really good. I'm thankful I was chosen to read and review this third book.

This book is well written and easy to read. It is a Christian book with a strong woman leading character with some romance thrown in. It is not preachy and shows how someone with strong faith can influence someone weaker.

The descriptions are excellent, transporting the reader to new places. The characters are quite well developed. The editing was excellent, especially since I was reading an ARC book. 

I was given an ARC copy to read and review on my request. The review is totally my own opinion.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Dreams Rekindled (Mesquite Springs Book #2) by Amanda Cabot

 I enjoyed the book, but it took me awhile to realize it was book 2 in the Mesquite Springs series. 

It was a slow start for me, but the book had romance and mystery intertwined. 

This is a non-preachy Christian book. I truly am enjoying the series but enjoyed the first book more. If you like historical fiction and want a good, clean read, you will enjoy this book.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Beyond the Tides by Liz Johnson

This book was given to me through Revell Reads program, this review is completely my own and freely given

I enjoyed the book but did not find anything particularly exciting about it. It is a typical love story. The twist was the setting, I have not read a book with a Canadian lobster fishing background. I found that interesting and unique.

This is a Christian book but by no means preachy. In fact, it is barely Christian with only a few mentions of attending church. Otherwise, it's mainly a good, clean read.

I did not enjoy the part where they brought up a brother a few times. I guess the author felt it was needed to continue the series, but I felt it left too much unsaid or too much said that was not needed.

I give this a 3 out of 5-star review.

Monday, August 9, 2021

The Wish Book Christmas by Lynn Austin

I chose this book because of the author. I did not realize it was part of a series. At first, it confused me but as I continued on, there was enough told to update me on what was going on.

This is a nice story about learning lessens at Christmas time. The story was well done and I enjoyed it.. I would recommend this book. It was an easy and entertaining read.