Monday, September 26, 2016

A love made new by Kathleen Fuller

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Abigail Schrock knows God can make all things new, but does that include her broken heart?


It seems as if everyone is falling in love in Birch Creek, including Abigail Schrock. But when heartbreak descends on her already fragile world, she can’t help but feel that if she’d only been a little prettier, she could be on her way down the wedding aisle. To make matters worse, Abigail’s two sisters have found love, while all Abigail can seem to find is the chocolate she has stashed away in the pantry. 


Asa Bontrager has never had trouble with the ladies in his Amish community—his good looks have always gotten him far. Which is why he’s baffled by the call he’s received from God to pursue Abigail, a woman who seems determined to turn him away. 


Can Abigail find the peace and joy she so desperately desires? Will she allow herself to stop running and melt into the embrace of unforeseen comfort? If she does, she may just discover a love powerful enough to lift the heavy burden of grief weighing her down and restore her hope in a promising future.


MY THOUGHTS

I'm sad to say goodbye to this wonderful little town and it's people who have given me a lot of pleasure and contentment in reading this book.
This is about family, friends, forgiveness, and most of all hope 
I like the fact that family is there for one another which as it should be but, sadly in real life it is not. I would love to have a big family all my own. 
Friends sometimes are good to have if you get the right ones! I admire this group of people even though I know Amish aren't perfect as the author shows us through some of the families. 
Hope because as long as there is hope it is easy to go on living. If there us no hope,ejat is the point of living. 
Forgiveness especially this so we can live at peace with one another. We especially have to forgive ourselves in order to forgive others as Jesus would have us do. 
Hmmm, did I leave anything out? oh yes, pride. Amish forbids pride because it goeth before a fall. 
I truly enjoyed this. I finished it in 1 night
Kathleen sure know how to make a story enjoyable. I could definitely feel their pain and rejoiced when certain ppl were able to fulfill their dreams. This is a definite 5 star review. I recommend this book for sure!
I received a copy of this book from Booklook bloggers in exchange for an honest review 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kathleen Fuller
Kathleen is the best-selling author of over thirty books, including the Hearts of Middlefield Series and the A Middlefield Family Series. She lives with her husband and three children in Northeast Ohio. Kathleen loves to hear from readers.


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Widow by Denise Weimer

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Jennifer Rushmore has overseen the restoration of Michael Johnson's ancestors’ doctor’s house long enough to work through their initial differences. They’ve begun applying the lessons of family and community learned from the past. Now the apothecary shop discloses a heart-breaking tale circa 1870 Georgia, shaking loose Jennifer’s own carefully suppressed past. She fears that when Michael sees beyond her fa├žade, her tentative steps toward trust and love may disintegrate into rubble. On her journey to forgiveness, Jennifer draws on her new faith and friendships, even as the mysterious accidents clouding her first preservation job escalate into imminent danger



MY THOUGHTS




After having trouble with allergies in my eyes this year I was able to finally finish this book
This is another great read by Denise Weimer who has the knack if blending past with present as she brings her characters to life. 
This wonderful novel talks about forgiveness which was what our Pastor Goia preached on for the last month.
You totally need to forgive others before you can move on and have peace in your own life.
I am living example for I still have not forgiven my father before he passed away.
Jennifer os a courageous woman yet she is afraid to love and to put herself out there or just to be around pp in general. Fortunately she has a wonderful group of friends out there who are willing to give her a nudge in the right direction. Jennifer begins to heal through the wonderful love of friends and most of a loving God. 
Charlotte has been dealt a rough blow through her husband Stuart. Even though ppl have tried to warn her she is heard Headed like me and wouldn't listen. Because she wouldn't listen she learned things about her husband the hard way!! Somehow, through all of these things, she has learned to forgive those who have hurt her including any family members. 
A favorite verse of mine is I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. 
Power of forgiveness is an awesome thing. For without it, we can never truly heal! 
Michael is still struggling with this but together I believe that he and Jennifer will ha together. 
Who knows maybe something special will happen between them. Only in God's timing will they know.
I loved this book! I can't wait until the 3rd book!! Thanks for another wonderful book Denise Weimer! ! Sorry I took so long to read this book! I rely enjoyed it!



 ABOUT THE AUTHOUR


                    
                     
I'm a native Georgia resident, writer and history lover. My four-book, mid-1800s Georgia Gold Series with Canterbury House Publishing (SAUTEE SHADOWS, THE GRAY DIVIDE, THE CRIMSON BLOOM, and BRIGHT AS GOLD) combines historical romance with a touch of mystery. BRIGHT AS GOLD won the 2015 John Esten Cooke award for Southern literature. New in 2016, the Restoration Trilogy (WHITE, WIDOW, and WITCH) features a modern, suspenseful romantic over-story of a historical preservation grad helping a brooding bachelor restore his family property (house, apothecary and log cabin) with three historical back stories they uncover from three different centuries. I'm also the author of historical novella REDEEMING GRACE and numerous magazine articles set in Northeast Georgia. I'm a wife, swim mom of two daughters, and for many years directed a vintage dance group.