Monday, July 31, 2017

The Captain's Daughter (Review)

This review is for the book "The Captain's Daughter" by Jennifer Delamere. This is book one in her series called London Beginnings. The book is set in London in 1879. Rosalyn Bernay is alone and penniless in London, with no references for work or any help. Fortunately she is offered a job at a theater backstage. She falls in love with the theater and would love to pursue it, but she does have some issues from her past that need to be dealt with. While at the theater, she meets Nate Moran, a soldier who was sent home due to a hand injury. Nate was quite sure he couldn't wait to get back to his regiment until he meets Rosalyn, and then he's not so sure what he wants to do...

This story is well written and has plenty of twists and turns to keep you interested. It is one of the best historical romances I have read in a while because there is so much going on in the story, and I really enjoyed the characters as well.

Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Welcome to College (Review)

This review is for the book "Welcome to College" by Jonathan Morrow. This book was absolutely one of the most well-written, most useful books I have ever read. I only wish I had read this book ten years ago when I was entering college!

This book is long, but it is so worth the read. As you enter college, you are introduced to a swarm of other people, other religions, other cultures, other ideas... and many of them will involve people who you respect, people who are smarter than you, and people who are older than you, as well as people who are more confident in their beliefs than you! This book is awesome for affirming your faith and why you believe what you believe, so that YOU can have that confidence. It covers everything from mourning to studying, to staying healthy, to the "big" questions about God (Do all roads lead to God? Did Jesus really rise from the dead?)

I sincerely wish that all teens would get a copy of this book upon high school graduation. I highly recommend it.

Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Hiding From the Kids in My Prayer Closet (Review)

This review is for the book "Hiding From the Kids in My Prayer Closet" by Jessica Kastner. Kastner begins the book by assuring readers that she is an "Un-Mom" so if any readers also feel like that, they are not alone! She begins the book by describing how she felt like an outsider when around many other moms, because of her personality. Each chapter is a hilarious outtake on our lives as moms. Has your wardrobe gone from slinky dress to comfy bathrobe? Does the term "family vacation" make you cringe? And how much do you LOVE going clothes shopping for yourself with your children in tow? Kastner will have you laughing and nodding in agreement throughout this entire book. Even if you are past some of these phases, I guarantee you will remember what it was like to be in the trenches, as she so adequately puts it!

This book is easy to read because it's totally relevant, and it feels like your best friend just wrote down all her feelings for you to read. Read the book and then pass it on!

Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book.

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