Book Review of Refuge at Pine Lake by RCJ

Refuge at Pine Lake by Rose Chandler Johnson.

Book blurb below!
"Robin Lancaster, a twenty-six-year-old former kindergarten teacher, has her summer and her life all figured out. She's ready to be on her own, writing and illustrating her children's stories at her family's beloved lake house. Once there, she intends to rekindle a romance with Caleb Jackson, the area's top hunting and fishing guide, and bag him for herself.Complications arise from the start when Robin finds out her mother has rented the lake house to a man they know nothing about. Matthew McLaughlin, forty-year-old widowed university professor and author from California, shows up at Pine Lake in crisis. A sabbatical might be his only hope to save much more than his career. He needs a place of refuge. Sharing the lake house with a lighthearted young woman and her dog is the last thing on his mind. Caleb Jackson has his own plans. He's used to things going his way, but a man staying in Robin's …

Book review

So I was sent a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest review.
So here I am!

Seventeen years after being orphaned, Apryl Burns and her twin sister Courtney have their own expectations for life. While Courtney continues to shine at everything, Apryl holds fast to the mantra that as long as her potato chip stash remains intact, then she'll be fine.

But when their beloved grandmother ends up injured and unable to manage her struggling antique store, Courtney makes it their mission to revamp the business and save what's left of their family's legacy. Despite rampant doubts in her abilities, Apryl finds herself trapped under the weight of family loyalty as they transition to a wedding venue decorating service. Soon shes forced to ask (translation: blackmail) their grandmother's renter/handyman, Chance McFarland, for help, an arrangement that is made even worse by the fact that Chance is her former (ahem, and current) crush.

Now, I don't exactly ha…

Review of Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd

So I asked to review this book from Tyndale and I got it! Yay!
It was quite different from what I usually read, and I didn't really like it.
I mean, it just wasn't me.
But obviously I've heard lots and lots of reviews where they loved it, so if you were thinking about reading it, you'll have to see for yourself if it is for you or not.
I didn't really like the characters. I couldn't get into them.
Eleanor was strong-willed. Yet she let people boss her around.
She was incredibly smart, yet sometimes she made really stupid decisions.
And Harry. He was quite different from the guys I like.
He had good qualities, but also had some bad ones. Which obviously is only human , but he, I don't know, I didn't like him.
I couldn't really put my full attention on this book because it just didn't catch me.
Here's the synopsis:
*"Harry claims to still love her and Eleanor yearns to believe him, but his mysterious comments and actions fuel her doubts.…

Review for Keep Christianity Weird by Michael Frost

I received this book for free in place of my honest review on it from Tyndale.

So, here goes!

Okay, I learned a lot from this book. I did. I just can't explain it exactly.
Like, I should know words to use to explain it, but I don't.
It was a great fast read, I enjoyed it a lot, and I learned that I was one of those people who keep Christianity weird. Yep. I'm weird.
But that's a compliment, I love being called weird! Lol
So I wanted to put these questions up, and I was wondering if any of you could answer one or two of em. You don't obviously have too, but I tried to answer them myself after I read them, and I was wondering if anyone could come up with a better answer than me :)

Question #1
Who are some historical (or contemporary) people you particularly admire? Why? What, if anything, is eccentric about those people?

Question #2
Where do you fall on a spectrum of conventional to crazy?
How do you feel you fit in to this vision of the Christian faith? Why?


Review of Through the Pages by Annie Louise Twitchell.

Okay, so, this may be the shortest review I've ever written, but you'll see why if you keep reading.

I cannot write a long review, because I fell in love with Through the Pages, and you can't describe love, you can't put down love in words. It's indescribable. It's so amazing that there is not one word in this whole world that would even begin to describe it.
This book, it's characters, it's story, it's every line, every sentence, every letter of every word is so magical and amazing and wonderful and extraordinary, astounding, marvelous, phenomenal, and the story is so beautiful and beautifully written is the whole book, I will definitely be reading it again one day, probably soon. And I very highly recommend it to anyone wanting something to change their life.
The characters remind you of people you know, they worm they're way into your heart and they rest there, for all eternity.
The story was so relatable, so incredible and appealing. You re…

Review of When Through Deep Waters

I just finished reviewing this book and I have to say, it was fabulous!!
Tyndale House Publishing are the ones who I went through to review it. They  are awesome!
Anywho, onto the book!

I have never read anything like it before, but I loved it. I was skeptical at first, but it turned out great!
There was intrigue, mystery, heartache, and sweet dreams,etc etc.
Alicen was a troubled woman who was overcoming a lot of things, and I think that Rachelle Dekker wrote the story well.
The words and sentences to me matched up with Life After by Katie Ganshert. Which is a book I love!
So good job Rachelle!!
The only thing I didn't like about it was that there was too much death. The first death was necessary for the story, but I didn't like the second death.

The back cover:
"Alicen McCaffrey finally has the life her mother always dreamed for her: beautiful home in Santa Monica, successful husband, adorable daughter. Then tragedy blows her carefully assembled faรงade to pieces. Worse …

May Favorites!

Okay, I just wanna start off with that I'm sorry I haven't been posting! Not one post all month and for that I am sorry. I have been so busy with my crafts, cats, and other things.
Mothers day! It was a fun, great, food filled day! (I made mini cheesecakes)
My siblings and I planned a huge meal, and dessert! We then woke up early to have it done in time for brunch, and we have gifts and ate cheesecake!  It was super fun!  Can't wait for Father's day!
And then, Monday afternoon, we saw a post about how someone we knew had died Sunday at midnight. That was a shock, and still is extremely sad.
I pray for her family ❤

And now, onto better topics!
1. In between by Jenny B. Jones
Wow!! I loved it! I don't want to spoil anything but I will obviously say some things. First, she's an orphan going to live in her new home in a new town.
All new people, new life.
Her name is Katie, and she's 16 years old.
This book had so many funny, sweet, amazing moments! I …