Monday, September 9, 2013

Coming Soon to Christian Fiction

Yeah!!!!! New Christian Fiction Novels are coming out this Sunday (September 15th)!!!!

A Home for my Heart By: Anne Mateer

Sadie Sillsby works as the assistant to the matron at the Raystown Home for Orphan and Friendless Children and dreams of the day she'll marry her beau, Blaine. But when the matron surprises everyone by announcing her own engagement, Sadie is suddenly next in line for the job. For a young woman who was once an orphan herself, a shot at such an esteemed position is a wish come true.

But the matron of the Home cannot be married. Is Sadie willing to give up her dreams of a life with Blaine and a family of her own? Is she prepared to forgo daily involvement with the children as she instead manages the financial, legal, and logistical aspects of the orphanage? And when it's revealed that the Home is spending a lot more money than it's taking in, can Sadie turn things around before the place is forced to close forever?

Rebellious Heart By: Jody Hedlund

In 1763 Massachusetts, Susanna Smith has grown up with everything she's ever wanted, except one thing: an education. Because she's a female, higher learning has been closed to her, but her quick mind and quicker tongue never back down from a challenge. She's determined to put her status to good use, reaching out to the poor and deprived. And she knows when she marries well, she will be able to continue her work with the less fortunate. 

Ben Ross grew up a farmer's son and has nothing to his name but his Harvard education. A poor country lawyer, he doesn't see how he'll be able to fulfill his promise to make his father proud of him. When family friends introduce him to the Smith family, he's drawn to quick-witted Susanna but knows her family expects her to marry well. When Susanna's decision to help an innocent woman no matter the cost crosses with Ben's growing disillusionment with their British rulers, the two find themselves bound together in what quickly becomes a very dangerous fight for justice.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Winters Promise By: Martha Rogers

Abigail Monroe has left her family in Briar Ridge to seek a new life in Porterfield, Texas. The young woman has no plans for marriage, however upon arrival Abigail spots a young man in the towns Infirmary. After opening up a Library across the street Abigail learns that the young, quiet and efficient man is Doctor Elliot Jenson, who moved to Porterfield to escape from his tragic past in Cleveland, Ohio.  One day when Abigail comes into the clinic after an accident that caused a sprained ankle, Doc. Elliot realises that he is falling in love with Abigail and her presence brings back too many bad memories from Cleveland two years ago. Doc. Elliot tries avoiding Abigail as much as possible and that includes the countless appointments. Over time Abigail realises that something is wrong with the Doc., but can’t put a finger on it, with the Doc. so protective about his past it is hard to get into his private life. Abigail and family then pray for the young Doctor, after learning that he has not picked up a Bible in years and feels that Scriptures are useless in his life. Abigail is getting impatient, can’t the poor Doctor see that she has feelings for him, but does he have feelings for her?

                When I found this book I thought that it would be good because of the beautiful front cover, wouldn’t anyone want to look like that. When I read the synopsis on the back of the book, I was hooked, hadn’t even opened the book to read the first chapter. I loved this book so much that I read it in five days, which is fast for me. I enjoyed the book because it was a love story and the minute that the book started that love story had already started. I especially enjoyed this love story because it involved a Doctor and a woman that loved the poor Doctor, but he just ignored her.

                My favourite character in Winters Promise would be Doc. Elliot Jenson. He has come from a rough past and feels that it is God’s fault, because of the death of his Angela; Elliot believes that he didn’t need Scriptures to tell him about life, medicine was a science with truths he could rely on. Through countless appointments with Abigail after she sprained her ankle after locking the door on the Library and falling down the stairs, Elliot realises that it has been two years since he’d been so affected by a young woman and he didn’t welcome the feeling. After days of sulking because of his past, Elliot decides that it is time to turn to Scriptures. Elliot learns that God is the only one that stays true and never leaves our side. Then learns that we live in a broken world and sin, suffering and death still hold sway, and not until Christ returns will they be completely vanquished, and in this world we will never understand why God allows suffering.

                Reading this be of a song, from an old Veggie Tale when I was young and it was about courage and God never leaving our side. So here it is.

Tell me why, I don’t understand.
Tell me why, or show me your hand.
Tell me why because I can’t see my way through
What now….should I…

The battle is not ours
We look to God above
For He will guide us safely thought
And guard us with his love

I will not be afraid
I will not run and hide
For there is nothing we can’t face when God is at my side
No, there is nothing we can’t face
When God is at our side

The battle is not ours
We look to God above
For He will guide us safely through
And guard us with His love

This passage was mentioned throughout the book, and was mentioned to Doc. Elliot by his Uncle, many times but he didn't want to go to it because he thought that the Scriptures wouldn't do anything for him. Elliot’s Uncle told Elliot to read Psalm 139. And Psalm 139 says:

1You have searched me Lord, and you know me.
2You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways
4Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely.
5You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.
6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
8If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,”
12even the darkness will not be dark for you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
13For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother womb.
14I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know full well.
15My frame is not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
17How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!
18Where I count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand- when I awake, I am still with you.
19If only you, God, would slay the wicked! Away from me, who are you bloodthirsty!
20They speak of you with the evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.
21Do I not hate those who hate you, LORD, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
22I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.
23Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction Giveaway

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wings of a Dream By: Anne Mateer

Rebekah Hendricks is called to Texas to help take care of her Aunt who is slowly dying from the flu that has invaded the state. The only reason she goes is the hope that she will meet up with the beau, Arthur Samson once again. Upon arrival Rebekah meets the Sherriff of the town and he drives her to her destination, the two instantly fall in love. When Rebekah arrives at the house her Aunt is living at she soon discovers that her Aunt is taking care of 4 children all in their younger ages and holding the house down. As Rebecca settles in to her new life caring for the children she comes to learn that the children have no mother and their Father is overseas fighting. Can Rebekah Hendricks hold down the house as she awaits for her beau to come back for her so they can get married or will she crumble into hundreds of emotional pieces?

This Historical Romance novel captured my attention from the moment that I started reading the book. I loved the way the Anne Mateer made it seem like multiple men were after Rebekah and she had to choose one to marry in the end. I, myself would have never guessed who she chose. I especially enjoyed the par of the book when the flu hit the town for the second time and the two men cared for both the children and Rebekah. Another great part of the book was when Rebekah had to get used to having children and they warmed up to her so quickly after they got to know who she really was.

Rebekah my absolute favourite character in the book. She does so well with the children that are forced into her life, and after a while she connects with them, and depend on them in the hard times. When reading Wings of a Dream, I felt as if I was right next to Rebekah whole time watching her every move.

If you like romance novels and a good love story you will love Wings of a Dream by Anne Mateer. It is one of the best Christian romance novels that I have read out on the market. Don't take my word for it read it and see for your self.

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Coming Soon: Icing on th Cake by Janice Thompson

Exciting News!!!
The Icing On The Cake
If you loved Picture Perfect By: Janice Thompson, you are going to love her new book that is coming out next month! The Icing on the Cake, Book 2 in the Weddings by Design Series
In "The Icing on the Cake" Scarlet Lindsey's aunt Wilhelmina may be Texas's most popular cake baker extraordinaire, but she's also getting on in years. When Scarlet decides to take on the role of cake decorator at her cranky aunt's bidding, it's just the beginning of a series of misunderstandings and mishaps that will lead her to compete in a cake challenge on national television--and might even lead her to finding true love.

Picture Perfect By: Janice Thompson

Hannah Grace McDermott, a professional wedding photographer feels as if she can’t have a life that is not filled with almost and predictability. Hannah has almost went to prom with a member of the High School Football Team, almost shot Brock Benson’s Wedding at Club Wed, and almost made it on the cheer leading squad.  Just when Hannah feels she will never accomplish anything big a chance to be in the Texas Bride Magazine comes her way. Everything goes well with the interview until her arch nemesis Drew Kincaid shows up and Hannah Grace realizes that she has two totally two different shoes on and spills her whole cup of coffee on Drew ‘so hot you would have to blow him out to keep a house from burning on fire Kincaid. The two meet several times, at Club Wed the most popular place to have a wedding on the Island and at the owner, Bella Neely’s house. When Hannah is given the challenge to photograph the biggest Bridezilla in Texas, she is challenged and doesn’t know what to do, luckily for her she has a large family to go to for help and Grandpa Angus’ old Irish sayings. Thought times of trouble, large plates of Italian food and the usual Irish dishes, Hannah and Drew then fall for each other, and life only gets better.

Hannah Grace McDermott lives in a predictable world that has never changed since the day she was born. At 6:00pm her Father comes home and ten minutes later the family, once six but now three sit at the overly large table and eat the usual meat and potatoes. Hannah can’t help but want change; she would rather watch Brock Benson, the hottest guy around on Dancing with the Stars, however her Father can’t help but follow the strict routine. Hannah wants to live a life full of different things not just the same old, same old, and when she starts doing jobs half of the way because of stress levels she really starts to question what she is supposed to do. Hannah is the last one in her family to live at home and she is the oldest, desperate for love she goes to the extreme in all areas. Hannah is a trustworthy and unconfident character, always looking for advice and wondering what she should do next. Hannah is my favourite character in Picture Perfect, probably because I love photography almost as much as she does and I also dream of my one day wedding with whoever God sends my way.

Picture Perfect was one of those books that caught me from the very beginning. I loved the how the love story started as a hate relationship between the two and how Hannah Grace couldn’t stand the thought of Drew Kincaid. Then throughout the novel it is like Hannah is questioning wither or not Drew is the right one for her and the story goes on and on from there, with dates and kissed throughout the book. I chose to read Picture Perfect mainly because I liked the summary of the book and I love photography so I thought that the book would have been the right one for me. I am glad that I chose the book because it was a great read, full a wonderful gushy romance. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a good love story, I am sure that you will love the book.

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Thank you for reading my honest book review on Picture Perfect, feel free to leave your questions about the book in the comments slot and I will try and answer them all.