Special Sundays!~ 2 Timothy 1:7~

2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.~2 Timothy 1:7~

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My List of the Top Anticipated Reads for 2017!

Hi! This is the list of books that I’m looking forward to reading this year! Enjoy and if feel free to share any books you’re looking forward to reading this year. I tried to post the 17 top reads I’m waiting to read first then add more because there are a lot of good books coming out this year. Enjoy!  😉

 

To the Farthest Shores

I’m always looking forward to Elizabeth Camden’s books!

 

 

 

 

The Noble Servant (A Medieval Fairy Tale #3)

Behind the Scenes (Apart from the Crowd, #1)

When Tides Turn (Waves of Freedom, #3)

I’m blown away by this cover!

 

The Illusionist's Apprentice

Love this cover!

A Moonbow Night

 

 

A Note Yet Unsung (Belmont Mansion, #3)

Shine Like the Dawn

Heart on the Line (Ladies of Harper’s Station #2)

The Mark of the King

 

Wings of the Wind (Out from Egypt #3)

 

A Stranger at Fellsworth (Treasures of Surrey, #3)

 

 

Bread of Angels

This book is based off of one of my favorite stories in the Bible. Can’t wait!

Still Life (Chesapeake Valor #2)

Worth the Wait (Ladies of Harper’s Station #1.5)

 

Before We Were Yours

Grace and the Preacher

 

A Stolen Heart (Cimarron Creek Trilogy #1)

A Viscount's Proposal (The Regency Spies of London, #2)

Redeeming Grace: Ruth's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land, #3)

Rescue Me (Montana Rescue, #2)

At Your Request (Apart from the Crowd, #0.5)

High As the Heavens

A Love So True (Teaville Moral Society #2)

Never Forget (Beacons of Hope, #5)

In the Shadow of Denali (Heart of Alaska #1)

To Wager Her Heart (Belle Meade Plantation #3)

Amelia and the Captain

The Newcomer (Amish Beginnings #2)

True As Fate

A Name Unknown (Shadows Over England #1)

With You Always (Orphan Train, #1)

True to You (Bradford Sisters #1)

A Secret Courage (The London Chronicles #1)

The Captain's Daughter (London Beginnings #1)

Because You're Mine

So this so far is my list of books I’m looking forward to reading. I’m still waiting for some of my to-be-read books to have book covers and then I’ll try to post those too! What are some books you are looking forward to this year?

 

Shadow of the Storm~Connilyn Cossette

Shadow of the Storm (Out From Egypt, #2)

~Synopsis~

In the Depth of the Storm’s Shadow, Only Truth Can Light Her Way

Having escaped Egypt with the other Hebrews during the Exodus, Shira is now living in freedom at the foot of Mt. Sinai, upon which rests the fiery glowing Cloud containing the shekinah glory of God. When the people disobey Yahweh and build a golden idol, the ensuing chaos gives Shira an unexpected opportunity to learn the arts of midwifery. Although her mother wishes for her to continue in the family weaving trade, Shira’s gifts shine brightest when she assists with deliveries. In defiance of her mother, Shira pursues her heart’s calling to become an apprentice midwife.

When a delivery goes horribly wrong, Shira finds herself bound to a man who betrayed her, the caretaker of three young children, and the target of a vengeful woman whose husband was killed by Shira’s people, the Levites. As contention between the Hebrew tribes and the foreigners fans the flames of another dangerous rebellion, Shira will come face-to-face with the heartbreak of her past that she has kept hidden for so long. How can she let go of all that has defined her to accept the love she’s denied herself and embrace who she truly is?

~Review~

Wow! Just wow! I’m really loving this author’s writing! Being a debut author, her first book was a smashing first book with all the works. I’m so surprised and awed that her second book,”Shadow of the Storm” was just out of the ballpark!
To be honest, I had given up on Biblical fiction for a while now because a lot of novels in the Biblical fiction genre just really didn’t stand out.
Shadow of the Storm took me on an incredible and exciting journey. It kept me up all hours of the night until I had devoured every last page.
I thought that the main character Shira was a well thought out character. I loved the journey that the author provided concerning the main character because I as a reader felt the joy and sadness of her life story in every page.
I thought that the novel was really thought out. It also gave some insight into what the Bible meant that it was a mixed multitude that came out of Egypt . This novel is a wonderful mixture of faith,drama and romance rolled into one spectacular novel. I highly recommend this novel!

“I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.”

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My latest book haul! ~August Edition~

Hi Everyone!! It’s been a while since I’ve written a book related post. It’s like it’s never enough time in the day for all the things that I want to do!

I love looking through every crook and cranny for a good read. Whether it’s a good book deal on Amazon in either kindle or paperbacks I love the thrill of collecting either a new book or a book that never gets old. So here is a list of books that I bought this month!

 

 

  1. The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson The Beautiful Pretender (A Medieval Fairy Tale, #2)
  2. Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar Pearl in the Sand
  3. Within the Veil by Brandy VallanceWithin the Veil
  4. The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof The Lady and the Lionheart
  5. Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson Blackmoore
  6. The Bride Ship by Regina Scott The Bride Ship (Frontier Bachelors, #1)
  7. Would be Wilderness Wife by Regina Scott Would-Be Wilderness Wife (Frontier Bachelors, #2)
  8. Mail Order Mix-up by Christine Johnson.Mail Order Mix-Up (Boom Town Brides #1)
  9. If I Run by  Terri Blackstock.If I Run (If I Run, #1)

 

 

Ta-ta for now! 😉

Special Sundays!~John 3:16-17~

JOHN 3:16 #PastorChuckSmith:

 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.~ John 3:16-17~

 

Have a blessed week everyone! 🙂

A Worthy Heart~Susan Anne Mason~

A Worthy Heart (Courage to Dream, #2)

~Synopsis~

Can an Irish Lass with a Dream
for America Find True Love?

Maggie Montgomery’s long-held wish to see America is finally coming true. She’ll visit her beloved brother Rylan and his wife, Colleen, and at the same time, escape Neill Fitzgerald’s unwanted attention. In addition, Maggie has a secret! She plans to remain in America to seek her fortune and to hopefully find love. While visiting Irish Meadows, she meets an intriguing man whom she thinks is a stable hand. Only when Rylan demands she stay away from Adam O’Leary does she realize he’s Colleen’s brother, recently released from prison. Nonetheless, Maggie can’t seem to make her heart conform to her brother’s request.

Adam O’Leary has never felt worthy of his place in the family. Spending time in jail only reinforces his belief. Now that he’s free, Adam hopes to make amends and earn back his family’s trust. Falling in love with Maggie Montgomery, however, was never in his plans.

Despite everyone’s effort to keep them apart, the two develop a bond nothing can break–but has Adam truly changed, or will the sins of his past prove too much for Maggie to overcome?

 

                                ~My Review~

This is my first book that I’ve read by this author. I did start on one of her other books which would be the first book in this series but I didn’t get to finish it. I wish that I did finish it so that I could’ve had a better understanding what was going on in this book. My advice to anyone who is planning on reading “A Worthy Heart” needs to read the first book,”Irish Meadows” in order to be up to speed to what is in this book. That’s just my opinion.
First of all, there were a whole lot more characters in this novel than what I was used to reading in a book. I did still enjoy reading this novel and I can say that it kept my attention throughout the story. If something can keep my attention as far was a book goes then it definitely gets a plus from me. Though I liked the characters pretty decently and the writing flowed well, I still felt that the story was covering the basics and not really going into the depths of the soul of the different characters in the story.
I finished this book within a day or two. I can definitely see potential in this author’s writing but hopefully in the next book there will be fewer characters to keep up with and I just need to see more life and depth in her stories so that every time I read her novels I know it won’t be cliche’.

I love stories that weaves tales of how many different cultures immigrated to America. I find the struggles that they went through and their perseverance very intriguing to read about.
The book cover is absolutely beautiful which I must confess is something that drew me to the story in the first place and also I’ve been wanting to read books from this author. I enjoyed reading this novel and I’m looking forward to reading more from this author in the future. (4 stars)

*I received this book through Bethany House Publishers. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*

Special Sundays!~1 Corinthians 13:4-8~:

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Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8 KVJ)

 

 

 

*Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas. 🙂

I enjoy reading this passage of scriptures. The whole chapter is actually one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. It really touches the heart. God bless and have a blessed and prosperous week!*