"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer" - Albert Camus

Thursday, January 23, 2014

It Had to Be You by Susan May Warren

Eden Christiansen is living in her little brother Owen's shadow. Owen is a NHL player & Eden is his biggest cheerleader, but looking after Owen has caused Eden to put her own life on the back burner.
Eden wishes someone would step up to mentor Owen so she can continue her life, but she knows better than to expect that from Bad Boy & team captain Jace Jacobsen. Jace, now at a crossroads about his future in hockey, is trapped by his reputation and Eden's guilt trip. When Owen's carelessness cause him to have a career threatening injury, Jace & Eden are thrown together.. and they start to see that maybe they belong on the same team after all. 

This book is an amazing book. The characters really draw you in & the individual stories of each character touch your heart. I also like this edition because it includes a novella entitled. "I Really Do Miss Your Smile". This novella tells the story of how the Christiansen family came to be. It was really good as well.

*I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for my review.*

Susan May Warren

The Dawn of Christmas by Cindy Woodsmall

This book is part of the Apple Ridge series...

Sadie has been away from home on a mission trip in Peru, but her Old Order Amish family insists it's time to come home & settle down. Levi, is a bachelor who no longer trusts women after heartbreak in his life, and he has no desire for romance. Sadie and Levi devise a plan to keep their families from meddling in their lives, but will their plan backfire on themselves? Can they trust each other & maybe have a future?

I couldn't get into this book when i started to read it. That has happened to me before. That in no way means this a bad book. I will just have to try again.

*I received this book from Waterbrook in exchange for my review.*

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

This book is amazing. It's the story of Martin. A normal boy living in South Africa until one day, at the age of 12, he comes home complaining of a sore throat. In a few months, Martin can't walk, talk, move, or eat on his own. Through this book Martin chronicles the ups, downs, & breakthroughs in his health & how he met the love of his life.

I definitely recommend this book to anyone.

*I received this book from Booksneeze in exchange for my review.*