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Hope Springs ~ Kim Cash Kate

Published by Thomas Nelson and provided free from BookSneeze for review, “Hope Springs” by Kim Cash Tate is a book that this reviewer did not want to end. Reading about the Stanton and Dillon families was really more like visiting relatives and friends and then having to go home when you really want to stay.

Grandma Geri is the grandmother we would all want to have as a part of our lives even when her flaws are revealed. The cousins (Janelle, Stephanie and Libby) find that recognizing family, sacrifice, loss, love and forgiveness are necessary in order to be who God wants them to become. The lesson learned is, listening to God and following Him when others would not understand and is essential to walking with Him. Janelle searches for direction when she is still mad at God and Stephanie follows His direction when she really doesn’t want to but knows she must. Libby rebels against God and fails to see him working in her life. The Dillon family is an integral part of the neighborhood and the story being told.

Without reservation I recommend this book for your library. Come visit the Stanton and Dillon families and be prepared for God to speak to you.


Add a comment May 27, 2012

Miraculous Movements by Jerry Trousdale

Published by Thomas Nelson and provided free from BookSneeze for review, “Miraculous Movements” by Jerry Trousdale is a must read for Christians who need an insider’s look at “how hundreds of thousands of Muslims are falling in love with Jesus” in Africa. It is individual stories of how God is working in miraculous ways, using ordinary people, to show His love to a world people group called Muslims. Set aside your distrust and preconceived ideas of the Muslim people and learn, what may be to you a different way of sharing God’s love with anyone. Rejoice with the story tellers at the power of the Almighty God to draw people unto himself.

Keep in mind that this is an important book and read it through to the end. That being said, this is a difficult book to read as it was not well written nor is it well organized. When first starting this book, this reviewer wondered who the audience was supposed to be instead of being engaged in the message. There are redundancies and chapter overviews that are unnecessary and cause the book to be a slow read, induce the wrong questions and are generally boring. This book has an exciting message but it is not presented in an exciting way. Some of the issues could easily have been resolved with some first rate editing and I am surprised at Thomas Nelson Publishers for their part.

Add a comment April 9, 2012

“Eyes of Justice” by Lis Wiehl

Published by Thomas Nelson and provided free from BookSneeze for review, “Eyes of Justice” by Lis Wiehl is the fourth book of “The Triple Threat Club” series. Cassidy, Allison and Nicole return in this series to fight crime as only these three women can. These women are strong and tenacious in their pursuit of a killer. This is a nail biter and just when you have it all figured out… you don’t! It is clear that these strong women are not only “best” friends but clearly love each other and would put their own lives in harm’s way or jeopardize their livelihood to “do the right thing” and solve the mystery set before them. This book clearly shows what women can accomplish while working in a traditionally “man’s” world.

I had not read the first three books of “The Triple Threat Club” series (“Face of Betrayal”, “Hand of Fate”, and “Heart of Ice”) prior to reading “Eyes of Justice”, but it does not take away from this storyline. Lis Wiehl does a great job of giving you the information you need about Cassidy, Allison and Nicole to stay engaged and not feel like you missed something by not having read the other books. I personally will be reading those books and look forward to more books in the series.

1 comment March 10, 2012

Beyond Molasses Creek by Nicole Seitz

Published by Thomas Nelson and provided free for review, “Beyond Molasses Creek” by Nicole Seitz is a compelling story line. Ally returns home to bury her father and tells us her story starting from the time she was a child to bring us up-to-date. She recounts her reason for leaving and shows us why she has decided to stop travelling the world and make Molasses Creek her home once again. She reminds us why friendships are important and take work to keep. She also shows us that trust in God is necessary and even when it looks like all is lost God is still in control.

Though overall this is a compelling story of love, heartbreak and redemption showing the thread of God working in lives around the world, this reviewer nearly stopped reading the book after a few chapters. The intermittent flashes of a secondary story were confusing and didn’t seem to fit. It is important to note that what seems to be a secondary story is really “the story” and if you don’t choose to ignore the author’s style and finish the book you will miss a heartbreaking, rewarding story. A cursory glance of other books by Nicole Seitz show that the “style of writing” is usual for this author and unfortunately are written in a style of which I am not a fan.

Add a comment February 8, 2012

Bittersweet Surrender by Diann Hunt

Published by Thomas Nelson and provided free for review, Diann Hunt’s “Bittersweet Surrender” is a lesson in secrets and the damage to relationships that result. Set in an up-to-date Chocolate Spa, Carly Westlake is a woman who is fighting the issues of self-esteem, doubt and trust. Trusting God when something is going wrong can be difficult, but when it seems everything around you is falling apart and what you thought was truth isn’t, it takes a committed relationship with God for trust to develop. Carly, who through the tragedy of cancer and disfigurement, sees herself as incomplete and lets her physical looks shape her outlook on life and relationships. She uses if/then concepts to determine how she can make her world better. Still, she sees the value of friendship and family so she opens herself up to inconvenience and a lack of privacy in order to help others get a solid footing in their own lives. “Bittersweet Surrender” is packed with humor with an added touch of intrigue that keeps you involved in the story and will make you a fan of Diann Hunt’s books. This reviewer recommends you download a digital version or order your hard copy of “Bittersweet Surrender” today.

Add a comment January 7, 2012






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