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

Monday, December 29, 2014

Always on My Mind by Susan May Warren

Always on My Mind (Christiansen Family #4)Always on My Mind by Susan May Warren
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Casper Christiansen has always been the "Mr.-Fix-It" of the family. That is until he found out that the woman he loves had a fling with his brother Owen. That ended in a fist fight at his sister's wedding and Casper with a bruised heart.

So, Casper takes off to Honduras, digging for treasure, trying to get Raina Beaumont off his mind. It, however, doesn't work. So he heads back home to resolve these feeling once and for all. He arrives on her doorstep, and gets the surprise of his life. Raina is pregnant, and the identity of the baby's father hurts him even more.

Heartbroken, Casper tables his dreams of finding tresure, and is determined to help his brother, Darek, keep the family resort afloat. Casper longs to be the hero of the family, just once, but it never seems to work out. Worse yet, his new job seems to bring him in constant contact with Raina.

Can Casper, put aside his hurt, and be the friend Raina needs? Will love overcome all obstacles and allow them to be together and have a family?

I loved this book. I have read another book in the Christiansen family series, and I fell in love with the story and the characters. I love Susan May Warren. I love her writing style and how she pulls you into the book so quickly. I would recommend this book, in fact the whole series, to any romance lover. I can't wait to read some more.

*I recieved a complimentary copy of this book, from Tyndale Publishing, in exchange for my honest review and opinons.*

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Simple Woman's Daybook

~For Today ~

Outside my window: Dark, It's 8:30 at night..

I am thinking: That I wish it was summer year round

I am thankful : For God & Friends & Family!

From the learning rooms: Nothing. It's Christmas break..

In the kitchen:It's dark in there too.

I am wearing:sweatpants and my AJ Allmendinger shirt

I am creating: this blog, and a few books.

I am going: to be starting college in april!

I am wondering:  How fast February 8th will get here.

I am reading:

My mom gave it to me for Christmas!

I am hoping: for good health for all my family & friends.

I am looking: forward to February 8th and April

I am hearing:The dryer is going...

Around the house:  it's quiet

I am pondering: How hard getting my Bachelor of Arts in English will be ...

One of my favorite things: is The Walking Dead. The show & comic books!
and The Boondock Saints.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Christmas in a day and a half, Writing my books...

Here is picture for thought I am sharing ...

Poster I got for Christmas! ♥

Murder Tightly Knit by Vannetta Chapman

Murder Tightly Knit (Amish Village Mystery #2)Murder Tightly Knit by Vannetta Chapman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just as Hannah Troyer and Amber Bowman believe the Amish Village is going back to normal, after the previous murder investigation, Owen Esch is murdered on Pumpkinvine Trail.

Hanna Troyer already had a feeling something was amiss at The Cat's Meow yarn store. The manager Mary was not being as dependable as she usually was. Closing the store at odd hours and an English man has been lurking about.

Now as fall sets upon Middlebury, Indiana, Owen lies dead on the trail and the clues to the murderer's identity are pointing in different directions. The Cat's Meow being one of them!

The police have called in a FBI agent, but Hannah and Village Manager, Amber, aren't about to wait for them to figure it out. No one from the Amish Village could have possibly killed Owen. Could they? Hannah and Amber stay hard at work to keep the people they love from being suspects, and find the true identity of the killer.

They work together quickly and very had to bring peace back to the little village.

I really liked this book. I liked how I didn't have to read the first book to understand what was happening in this book. I loved the characters, and although most were Amish and I am not, they were easy to identifiy with. The personal trials they go through are not much different to us English.

I also like the way the author, conveying through the characters, put to rest the myths about the amish. They are not freaks because of the way they live, they just simply have a different belief system than most.

Although you don't have to read the previous book to understand the storyline, I would like to read it, and can't wait to read the next one.

About the Author

Vannetta Chapman is author of the best-selling novel A Simple Amish Christmas. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. In 2012 she was awarded a Carol Award for Falling to Pieces. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania.

*I recieved this complimentary copy free, from BookLook Bloggers, in exchange for my honest review and opinons.*

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Love Undone by Cindy Woodsmall

A Love Undone: An Amish Novel of Shattered Dreams and God's Unfailing GraceA Love Undone: An Amish Novel of Shattered Dreams and God's Unfailing Grace by Cindy Woodsmall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

At the age of nineteen, Jolene Keim was on the brink of a happily-ever-after amish life. That is until a tragic accident takes away both her parents at the same time. Left with her grief and five younger siblings, Jolene must decide wether to allow the amish community to seperate the children throughout different families, or keep them in their own home. With Jolene's decision comes heartbreak. Will she ever get her happily-ever-after?

Ten years later, Jolene meets Andy Fisher. A grass widow with a big heart for animals. Andy knows that the friendship blooming between them is wrong, after all, grass widows can't divorce or remarry. After six years, Andy had made his peace with what he thought would be his future. Until Jolene came along.

As Jolene and Andy face difficult decisions, can they trust God's fate for them? Will it be apart or together?

I loved this book. It was a wonderful story of never giving up hope, and knowing that god has plans for you although you don't know them. It proves that things can be alright in the face of turmoil. I would recommend this to anyone, who loves a good uplifting love story.

*I recieved a complimentary copy of this book from, Blogging For Books, in exchange for my honest review and opinon.*

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