Dawn at Emberwilde

25863713Isabel Creston is settled. Finally. She’s mostly content though in her earlier days she had been somewhat of an odd duck. She’s teaching and caring for her sister, quietly. With her parents gone, she’s the responsible one now. Then the news of unknown relatives comes and the pair are tossed into a difficult world that will teach them valuable lessons and lead them down unexpected paths.

Sarah E. Ladd is definitely one of my favorite authors. Dawn at Emberwilde not only had a beautiful cover but an intriguing story to go along with it. It’s a great addition to the Treasures of Surrey. From the fabulous writing style, to the setting, and array of relatable characters it’s definitely worth a read.

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Saffire

27876270I’m baaaaaack! So after a stint of craziness I’m back in the blogging world for a little bit. I went about a year and half without an internet connection in my home, and then moving and working all over creation, but for the present I’m settled and going to get back into the groove of things and take up all my crazy habits of getting lost in stories for hours on end. I’ve missed it so so much.
Danger constantly lurks as Saffire sets out to find her mother. Meeting James Holt wasn’t part of the plan. Together the two brave a world of adventure and chaos and learn valuable lessons.

Told from the point of view of James Holt, this book has all the charms of a Sigmund Brouwer novel. While this one didn’t hook me from the first sentence like previous novels by Brouwer it was still engrossing. With real and flawed characters and gritty story lines it definitely becomes the page turner that you won’t want to put down anytime soon. Considering reading Saffire but on the fence about it? Well if I were you I’d get a copy in my hands right now.

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Evenings with Tozer

Evenings with TozerSo after my initial excitement over finding Mornings with Tozer when I then saw Evenings with Tozer everything just felt complete. Yes, I’m a booknerd, yes I love a pretty cover, and yes Tozer is one of my all time faves. A perfect complement to Mornings when you’re winding down after a long, sometimes hard, day at work this is just the thing to remind me that we’re not alone in this thing called life. I will say if you’re looking for Tozer’s customary “deep” works, these devotionals are a little bit more light, but then they ARE devotionals, which I feel are marketed towards people who have just enough time to get that daily entry in before heading off to work or ending their day. They’re perfect in that respect. Well worth the read in either case. An easy five stars!

DISCLAIMER: In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” we would like to note that we received a hard copy of “Evenings with Tozer”  provided by the publishers, Moody, in exchange for our honest review.

Mornings with Tozer

Mornings with TozerWhat’s not to love about Tozer? To the point and rather eloquent – now put that in a devotional. There’s just enough time to eat your breakfast, swallow your coffee, and digest that day’s entry of Tozer. Perfecto. I was thrilled to learn that there was a morning devotional by A. W. Tozer. I have already read Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening so many times the book is literally falling apart and when I stumbled on Mornings with Tozer it was a match made in heaven. You seriously cannot go wrong with a book by Tozer. It puts you in the right perspective, gets the wheels to turning, and if you’re on a tight schedule this devotional is so doggone perfect. If you haven’t got this one in your library you need it!

DISCLAIMER: In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” we would like to note that we received a hard copy of “Mornings with Tozer”  provided by the publishers, Moody, in exchange for our honest review.

Tozer for the Christian Leader

Tozer for the Christian LeaderSo let’s just start off by saying I am a huge fan of A. W. Tozer. I have been since I was like thirteen. I picked up one of his books after being told time and time again I needed to read something by him and was glued from page one. The words roll off the page and speak to the soul. I love, love, love, Tozer’s works. And then when I saw a year devotional had been compiled I was like, heck yeah! This is a fabulous book, I really can’t say enough about it. A lot of Tozer’s works have been compiled, recompiled, etc, and as a result many books can have a smattering of the same thing, which isn’t a bad thing. But this particular title is aimed towards leaders in the church and it’s quite the book, let me tell ya. If you haven’t read it, you need to. I know I’ve been raving about it. Literally, when I saw that Moody was putting out different Tozer books my mouth dropped open and I’m pretty sure I screamed. So, yeah, read it, it’s a gem.

DISCLAIMER: In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” we would like to note that we received a hard copy of “Tozer for the Christian Leader”  provided by the publishers, Moody, in exchange for our honest review.

Anchor in the Storm

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Lillian Avery and Archer Vandenberg are an unlikely duo. But for the cause they join forces to figure just what the heck is going on with Archer’s subordinates and a possible connection to prescriptions Lillian has been filling. Make no mistake, Lillian can barely abide the man but with something going on it’s clear something has to be done. So begins the investigations that will lead Lillian to places she would never have dreamed.

Another good addition to World War II fiction by Sarah Sundin. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed her aviation stories but to see her branching out to the nautical end had me getting all kinds of excited. This was an easy-peasy read and if you enjoy this period you might consider picking up this book for your next read.

DISCLAIMER: In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” we would like to note that we received an electronic copy of “No Other Will Do”  provided by the publishers, Revell, in exchange for our honest review.

 

 

From This Moment

27066704Stella West’s sister is dead. And she is determined to get to the bottom of it. And Romulus White may be one of her keys to unlocking the shady mystery. And while he is vastly independent he has been wanting her to contribute to his magazine in hopes of making it big in the industry. Together they may prove to be the dynamic duo in more ways than one.

As always I enjoy Elizabeth Camden’s stories. She always has strong and realistic heroines set in a time where their professions were having a hard go of it. It’s not as good as some of her other stories but it’s certainly worth a read. Another good story to check off my to-read list!

DISCLAIMER: In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” we would like to note that we received an electronic copy of “From This Moment”  provided by the publishers, Bethany  House, in exchange for our honest review.