Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. ~ Isaiah 60:1~
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Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. ~ James 1:3-4~
As any bookworm out there may can relate, we are always adding to our TBR (to be read) list. Continue reading
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Hi everyone! I know it has been a while. I hope to start back posting more in the near future. I just wanted to give an update about what I’m reading and I’m very excited that it’s spring! Continue reading
Alanah, a Canaanite, is no stranger to fighting and survival. When her family is killed in battle with the Hebrews, she disguises herself and sneaks onto the battlefield to avenge her family. The one thing she never counted on was surviving.
Tobiah, a Hebrew warrior, is shocked to find an unconscious, wounded woman among the Canaanite casualties. Compelled to bring her to a Hebrew healer back at their camp, he is soon confronted with a truth he can’t ignore: the only way to protect this enemy is to marry her.
Unused to being weak and vulnerable, Alanah submits to the marriage—for now. As she comes to know and respect Tobiah and his people, however, she begins to second-guess her plans of escape. But when her past has painfully unanticipated consequences, the tentative peace she’s found with Tobiah, the Hebrews, and Yahweh is shaken to the core. Can Alanah’s fierce heart and strength withstand the ensuing threats to her life and all she’s come to love?
WOW!! Can I just say that my review of this book will not do justice on how much I enjoyed and loved reading this novel! I read it in about an hour or so which is quick for me unless I’m really engrossed in a book it could take me a while to really get into a book. This book was the exception!! I’m really amazed at how this author can hit a home run three times straight especially with a series! I was amazed at how well the writing and the characters really ran together with harmony and I wish that this book didn’t have to end.
I’m always for a strong female lead character. Which is why I LOVE Mulan so much! Anyway, I loved Alanah’s character I thought she had various qualities that I love reading about. I just loved joining in on the journey and reading about how the character discovered herself and God in such a beautiful redeeming way. I LOVED it!
I also loved how the author embraced another phenomenal character in the Bible in this novel. I’m very picky when it comes to Biblical fiction because hey I can be when it comes to my WORD! I 100% promote this author’s writing! Not only am I enjoying a well thought out and planned novel but I’m swept away by the adventure,romance,and faith she weaves into her novels which is always a BIG plus for me! If you’re looking for something new and exciting or you love Biblical fiction then this is definitely the book for you!
*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own. *
The Kansas community of Fairland anticipates the arrival of their new minister and in recent months, late in 1882, postmistress Grace Cristler has communicated with Reverend Dille via letters, answering his questions about the little town, and developing affection for the man who pens thoughtful missives.
Theophil Garrison grew up under the loving influence of his saintly grandmother, but was roped into his cousins’ train-robbing plan. When they fail and are apprehended, Theo fled the scene, evading jail time. Now an angry cousin is out to avenge Theo’s duplicity, and he’s on the run. He encounters a fatally ill traveler–a minister. Seeing a way to keep hidden, Theo trades identities with the man, dons his fine black suit, carries a Bible, and prays that he’ll be accepted as Rufus Dille.
Once in Fairland, if Theo’s true identity is uncovered, what will be left of the world he has built for himself, Grace, and those in the town who have come to love and accept him?
Wow! I must say that I was blown away by this novel!
Kim Sawyer has been one of my favorite authors for a while now so every time a new novel of hers come out I’m giddy with joy and begin reading it because I know it’ll be good!
So for starters, in my opinion, sometimes it’s difficult to really master a book where it tries to tell the stories of both the hero and the heroine because sometimes the author may focus on one character more than the other and it leaves the reader wondering why is this story about this character in the first place. In this novel, I found the perfect balance between the hero and the heroine’s story that I fell in love with both characters which is a rare thing for me.
I really loved how that the author weaved redemption throughout the story line. That was an awesome feat in itself!
This novel had the wonderful combination of redemption,romance, adventure,and humor all the way through.
I just loved how well written this novel was and I have to admit that it is one of the best novels that I’ve read in a while. I highly recommend this book and I’m definitely looking forward to reading more of her upcoming books. (4.5 stars)
*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and I was not required to write a positive review.*
Upcoming Release! (squeals of joy!)
Coming out in March 2018
Estelle Brantley grew up in affluence and knows exactly how to behave in high society. But when she is cast from the social registers due to her father’s illegal dealings, she finds herself forced into a role she never imagined: tutoring rough Kansas ranchers in the subjects of manners and morals so they can “marry up” with their mail-order brides. Mack Cleveland, whose father was swindled by a mail-order bride, wants no part of the scheme to bring Eastern women to Spiveyville, Kansas, and he’s put off by the snooty airs and fastidious behavior of the “little city gal” in their midst. But as time goes by, his heart goes out to the teacher who tries so diligently to smooth the rough edges from the down-to-earth men. How can he teach her that perfection won’t bring happiness?