Sunday, March 29, 2015

Until You're Mine (Review)

This review is for the book "Until You're Mine" by Samantha Hayes. I have to admit, I have read so many books that I often feel that most thrillers and suspense novels are just another read for me. This book, though, is one of the best books I have read in a long time, and my favorite non-faith fiction book so far of 2015.

In this book, Claudia is pregnant, and while this is thrilling for her, she has to be extra careful due to some pregnancy issues she has had in the past. Her husband, as a sailor who is gone frequently, wants a nanny to be hired to help out around the house, and with Claudia's two stepsons, as well as after the new baby arrives. Claudia and James hire Zoe, who comes with glowing recommendations and seems to develop a great relationship with the boys right away. But there is something about Zoe that Claudia can't seem to trust, although she can't put her finger on it. Soon, there is a rash of violent attacks on pregnant women which makes Claudia even more nervous.

I couldn't put this book down. I was reading it every free moment I had. If Samantha Hayes' other works are as good as this book, I'm going to be reading them immediately.

Thank you to Waterbrook Multonah for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Starting at the Finish Line (Review)

This review is for the book "Starting at the Finish Line" by John B. Wallace. This book is written as an explanation of grace for Mormons. The author was a practicing Mormon for two decades and throughout the book he details his transition to Christianity and his faith journey. He wrote this book for the Mormon who perhaps has questions, or is transitioning to Christianity.

The book is very well laid out, starting with a defense of the Bible, and then going through the Law, the solution, God's grace, and how we can be secure in our salvation. Even though Wallace is really speaking to struggling Latter-day Saints, he really hits home with his points and I believe that new Christians as well as mature Christians will benefit from this book. Even as a Christian already secure in your faith, this book is a guide to the thoughts and feelings that many Mormons have.

I highly recommend this book.

Thank you to Cross Focused Reviews for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Kindergarten - Day 104 and Day 105

Day 104:

(Actually, these pictures are from the last school day. I found them, forgotten, on my phone camera.)

We got a package in the mail and Brianna immediately cut up the bubble wrap and proclaimed that she had wings!

Our "theme" or "word" for the month of February is Love!

Hunter's school work:

Day 105:

How I found Hunter in my bed one evening - a man after my own heart!

Saturdays are deemed "total fun" days around here. Our fun thing outside the house on this Saturday was Purple Penguin!

Hunter's school work:

Bri's latest chapter book: